Monday, 22 May 2017

Real Bride Sarah - Tea Length in Tulle!

How adorable does Dirty Fabulous bride, Sarah and her new hubby look!
Sarah chose one of our 1950's style, tulle and lace, tea length wedding dresses for her special day. For the finishing touch she added a large bespoke rhinestone comb and birdcage veil from Dirty Fabulous.
Total vintage glam!
Congrats to Sarah and her new hubby.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Taking our colour inspiration from Summer Flowers!

Is there anything more pretty than summer flowers?
We've taken our inspiration form some gorgeous bouquet images to showcase the array of fabulous colours currently in stock.
These tones are absolute perfection for summer events like weddings, parties and debs!

Painting by John Wainright

Kazumasa Ogawa's series entitled: Some Japanese Flowers, 1896

Monday, 15 May 2017

Real Bride - Darling Vintage Lace headpiece


How beautiful does real bride, Helen look on her magical big day! 
She chose one of our bespoke headpieces, created by Caroline from vintage, floral lace and pearls. It complimented her modern dress perfectly!
 Congratulations to Helen and her new hubby.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Vintage Cardis: The Summer Wardrobe Must Have!

As we enjoy some deliciously warm weather in May we can hopefully look forward to even more great weather in the coming months.
Here in Ireland, our summer climate tends to be a little (ahem...) unpredictable. We just might not get the high temperatures that other countries experience so extra coverage may be needed!
It's not exactly cold enough for a jacket but our shoulders can feel the chill.
So... what to wear?
Why, a vintage cardigan of course! 
These woollen beauties are the perfect solution. Each one is unique, with their own beading and embroidery. They can be worn dressed up to a special occasion or draped over your shoulders with a white t-shirt and skinny jeans/Capri pants for a more casual look.
They are my go-to item for Summer!

Be inspired by these original vintage photos below and then check out the vintage cardigans we currently have in stock in store. 

 Image by Nina Leen for Life Magazine,  1949 

 1952 Sweater

 1959 photo

 Model Kitty Dolan, 1957

 Photo by Nina Leen, 1952

 Photo by Nina Leen

 Nomotta California Collection, 1954
Photo by Frances Mclaughlin-Gill, 1950



Thursday, 4 May 2017

Real Bride - Silver Screen Style!

Real bride, Geraldine looked every inch the silver screen goddess in her 1930's, rhinestone encrusted wedding dress, fur caplet, headpiece and bespoke belt all from Dirty Fabulous!

There's nothing quite like the elegance of the 1930's and we think it was perfect for Geraldine and her big day!

Congratulations to Geraldine and her new hubby!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Vintage Gorgeousness for May!

YAY!!!! May is here! 
5 months into 2017 and what a busy start to the year it's been already. 
To keep up with demand, we've new items arriving weekly into our vintage bridal and occasion wear collection. 
You just never know what dreamy pieces you'll discover in store as every treasured item is completely unique.
Take a peak to see what's awaiting you...


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Statement earrings - How Will You Wear Your's?

Wear them like an iconic celebrity 

 Audrey Hepburn

 Elizabeth Taylor

Grace Kelly

As the finishing touch to evening wear

Frances Howard, 1925 

Harper's Bazaar, 1955

Extra large and out of the ordinary
 Suzy Parker in the 1950's

Harpers Bazaar, 1966

With a touch of luxury with designer pieces

Elsa Schiaparelli, jewelry

Rock them like they did in the swinging 60's!

 David Webb, photo Bert Stern, 1966

 Donna Mitchell by David Montgomery, 1966

With some fancy headwear

 1950s Fashion

 Lucy Doraine, 1920s

 l’Oficiel de la Mode 1969, photo by Roland Bianchini

 Like the lady you are
 Helen Williams, 1960s

 Jean Shrimpton

Walking your dog, obvs...
1950's Fashion

With very little else!

Photo by Roland Bianchini. L´Officiel 1972

Space age 1960's!

We have a huge collection of vintage earrings in all styles for pierced and non-pierced ears. Your only difficulty will be choosing which ones to make your own!!!
Get in touch to make your appointment to peruse our jewellery collection at your leisure.
01 6111842