There are very few things that can make the vintage gal feel more glamourous than using a pretty powder compact. Forget trawling eBay and markets; VanRoe Compacts is the place to go.
VanRoe have a vast and constantly changing selection of vintage compacts available, ranging from the 1930s all the way up to the 80s, suitable for either pressed or loose powder. They also supply the right powder and the all important puff to fit your new pride & joy, and the whole package will arrive at your door beautifully wrapped.
Prices vary – this Flying Ducks compact from the mid 50s is £36. Find out more from the VanRoe Compacts website.
The new collection from ATADesigns has been inspired by Jazz Age New York and includes this striking Manhattan Bar mural panel wallpaper.
The collection is full of the material you'd expect: dancing, musicians and, in the case of this design, some pretty fearsome cocktails. While some of the designs are available as A3 posters, this is a digital print onto wallpaper. Measuring 250cm high, the design is sure to cause a stir.
The mural costs £98.
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This fabulously 30s Powder Jar from Home Scent would make the perfect addition to any vintage fashionista's dressing table.
The vintage ridged glass jar is topped with an elegant curved lid, finished with a traditional glass knob. Ideal for hiding away those little odds & ends that turn up on your dressing table or fill with loose powder & a huge pink powder puff for full on movie star glamour.
£14.95 from Not On The High Street. The range also includes matching cotton wool jars and trinket boxes. See the website for more details.
To celebrate 75 years of their No7 make-up range, Boots has introduced the limited edition No7 Decades Collection.
The collection takes inspiration from the key looks of the past seven decades and consists of a trio of eye shadows, lipgloss and nail polish so you can recreate the make-up style of that era. The eyeshadows include a set of white/grey/black called Swinging Sixties to recreate dramatic smoky eyes of that period and Electric 80s, a trio of bright colours. The nail polishes are named after key fashion items of the decade (Bobby Socks for the 50s, maxi dress for the 70s) and the lipglosses are named after style icons of the era (Judy, Marilyn, Dusty, Bianca, Joan, Jennifer and Agyness).
Lipglosses and nail polishes cost £6.75 whilst the eye shadows cost £9.25. Visit the Boots website to buy.
Art Deco style looks as glamorous now as it must have done eighty plus years ago. So it's hardly surprising that Guerlain have gone back to that period as inspiration for its new Rouge Automatique lipstick.
The sleek gold case of the lipstick is based upon a 1936 model found in the Guerlain archive. Rather than the usual twist-up lippies, this one has an old-fashioned slide mechanism. The vintage style packaging is combined with modern cosmetic technology and the lipstick promises to be both hydrating and long-lasting. It's available in 25 different shades that are bound to look great upon your Deco-style dressing table.
The lipsticks cost £24.50 and is available exclusively at Selfridges.
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Vanity cases may have fallen out of favour as a must have over the years, but a handful of retro designers are still lending their expertise to pieces with cutesy kitsch. This Bird Print Case by Kate Garey has a charming combination of vintage inspiration and modern design.
The pale green and white polka dots establish a great fifties look, while the graphic bird print has a modern twist on a fifties and sixties feel. The ideal addition to your luggage collection, the soft case is practical and spacious along with its sweet exterior.
It's available from Urban Outfitters now for £22, exclusively online.
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