Video: 1930s Makeup Tutorial

Fashion Historian Amber Butchart and Makeup Artist Rebecca Butterworth create a 1930s-inspired look on model and professional swing dancer Sharon Davis at Eltham Palace in London, a historic site managed by English Heritage. With English Heritage historian, Dr Andrew Hann, explore the 1930s and the lives of Stephen and Virginia Courtauld who transformed the medieval palace into an art deco masterpiece.

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Swing Fashionista Dot Com Screen Shot

I have a new blog, collaboratively with a group of other swing dancing ladies, called

It’s a blog and look book, about swing fashion – both swing era vintage (1920s, 30s & 40s), and also those special fashions that sweep through the swing community around the world, completely independently of the fashion world at large!

We’ll be taking photos of the well-dressed folk at all the swing dance events we go to around the globe, and posting them up on the blog, as well as vintage photos that inspire us and anything else related to vintage fashion, hair and makeup of the jazz age.

If you have a snapshot of anyone (guy or girl!) in your local scene, looking fine in swing era vintage style, or you have anything else you think might be relevant to, then email it to