Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Olives tea towel by Marianne Nilsson

Olive tea towel

Perfect for slinging over your arm as you're serving up a few martinis – or useful in clearing up the aftermath of a few too many, this Olives tea towel by Marianne Nilsson is another fifties design plucked from the archives. 

It's a great graphic number, covered in circular motifs and juicy olives on sticks. Shown here in the blue version, it's also available in a red colour scheme. 

The tea towel costs £8.95.

Buy it from New House Textiles 

Categories / Women's Fashion

Classic Capri Pants from Bettie Page Clothing


Summer is the ideal time to reintroduce dresses and skirts into your every day wardrobe, but for those days where the weather isn't quite hot enough some cropped trousers are ideal. For an effortless fifties look, these Capri Pants from Bettie Page Clothing are a perfect choice.

The high waistline helps to create the fifties silhouette with a hip-skimming cut and fitted thighs. The slightly wider leg leads to a cuffed hem which taps into a nautical feel, ideal for pin-up styles from the era. Shown here in an unusual retro shade of olive brown, this pair deserve to be worn over and over.

Get yours from Bettie Page Clothing for $90.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Military Dress by Bettie Page Clothing


While a more subtle military influence is all the rage in mainstream fashion at the moment, there are times when our retro wardrobes call for something altogether more literal. This Olive Military Dress from Bettie Page Clothing takes the trend at face value to create a wonderfully kitsch dress straight from the forties and fifties wardrobe.

The structured tailoring makes a real impact, creating a bombshell hourglass silhouette on any frame. With a square neckline, double breast buttons and cutesy pleating at the hemline, the dress has plenty of military details to boast about. The rest is kept classically vintage themed, with wide shoulders and a slim pencil skirt cut creating a killer late forties look.

Get it online from Bettie Page Clothing for $134, also available in grey.

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