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1950s ENGLISH ROSE KITCHEN IS BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS
1950s ENGLISH ROSE KITCHEN IS BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Everyone loves a vintage kitchen, along with the image of a 1950s housewife cookin’ up a treat for her hard-working husband. The English Rose kitchen looks as timeless today as when it was designed more than six decades ago – […]

MISS L-FIRE SETS THE WORLD ALIGHT
MISS L-FIRE SETS THE WORLD ALIGHT

Meet Lynsey Hand: straight-talking Derbyshire lass, retro shoe designer extraordinaire and 1965 Ford Ranchero-driving vintage queen. She’s truckin’ marvellous – and a super-stylish woman with a lifelong passion for all things vintage. Add in foresight, determination and sharp business mind, not […]

THE CAR’S THE STAR
THE CAR'S THE STAR

Hiring out classic vehicles for use in photographic and film shoots can be fun and rewarding, but – take it from us here on Planet Sputnik – it’s also bloomin’ hard work, and not nearly as glamorous as it sounds! […]

‘WHAT KATIE DID’ WITH HER VINTAGE-INSPIRED LINGERIE
‘WHAT KATIE DID’ WITH HER VINTAGE-INSPIRED LINGERIE

Planet Sputnik loves meeting businesswomen who brighten up modern-day monotony with 1950s glamour. One of our favourite vintage mavens is Katie Thomas, who has recently expanded What Katie Did, her retro-inspired lingerie boutique in central London, by opening a second store – in trendy LA, […]

LIPSTICK & CURLS FOR RETRO-LOVIN’ GIRLS
LIPSTICK & CURLS FOR RETRO-LOVIN’ GIRLS

Bringing retro glamour to the 21st century is arguably Amanda Moorhouse’s raison d’etre. The London-based retro hair and make-up artist extraordinaire – and favourite of Planet Sputnik – is helping feed the mainstream’s hunger for all things vintage by giving […]

CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD LADIES AND THEIR LINGERIE
CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD LADIES AND THEIR LINGERIE

It’s hard to imagine a time when a full-length slip was considered daring or a sheer bathrobe scandalous. However, that particular period was not that long ago – in the classic era of Hollywood. Despite censorship and morality rulings, there […]

CRY-BABY’S ’50s RETRO STYLE
CRY-BABY'S '50s RETRO STYLE

If you’re a movie buff and looking for that feelgood comedy spirit with all of the retro style you could possibly want, Cry-Baby is the perfect choice. Set in 1950s Baltimore, the 1990 movie is something of a spoof on […]

BINGO COLLECTING IN THE ONLINE AGE
BINGO COLLECTING IN THE ONLINE AGE

The emergence of online bingo games is a boon and bane to vintage collectors. Us collectors are sometimes seen as people who simply hoard items for ourselves. Yet while some vintage lovers do spirit away prized collections, others do it […]