Thursday, 23 November 2017

Vintage Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show - Dublin Burlesque Festival 2017

Sunday 19th of November saw the return of the wonderful Vintage Afternoon Tea in House on Leeson Street.
This annual event closes the Dublin Burlesque Festival and it's always a fabulously glamorous occasion! We love seeing our dresses worn by these gorgeous vintage gals. I hope you agree they look absolutely luscious!

Photography -James Woods

Monday, 20 November 2017

Bridal Inspiration Shoot - Into The Woods by Wild Things Wed


Rich berry tones, forest greenery and earthy tones make for a beautiful winter palette. A 1970's ultra cool, knitted wedding gown and romantic 50's tea length, lace dress are perfect for adding a touch of glamour to this earthy and bohemian, inspirational shoot!  

Photographer - Wild Things Wed
Dresses and Headpieces - Dirty Fabulous
Wedding Ring - Chupi
Hair - Simon Reilly Hairdressing
Make-up - Artistry by Em for the make-up 
Cake - The Cake Lab Bakery 
Flowers - The Wild Bunch
Stationary - Appleberry Press
Ring Box - Bride to Bee
Venue - Killyon Manor
Models - Paloma and Shane

Monday, 13 November 2017

Our Favourite Blush Wedding Dresses!

It probably hasn't escaped your notice that the trend for blush wedding dresses is getting bigger and bigger; and isn't it just wonderful!
From the 1930's to 50's it wasn't uncommon to wed in blush or pale pink so if you're searching for a dress (particularly tea length) in these shades, then vintage is a super place to start!
Bridal blogs are full of inspiring looks, of which we've shown a few. Followed up with some of the favourite blush, vintage wedding dresses from our current collection. 
We even have the cutest blush 1950's wedding veil that just arrived and I'm sure, won't be in Dirty Fabulous for long!
Get in touch to make your appointment to find your own dream wedding dress now. We can't wait to see you!
Photo by Jose Villa via Style me Pretty

Photo by Corbin Gurkin via Confetti

Dirty Fabulous Vintage

Vintage sweetheart, embroidered organza, blush wedding dress

1950's blush pink embroidered ballet length wedding dress with tulle hem

 Pale blush embroidered sweetheart wedding dress

 1950s floral headband with blush tulle veil and velvet ribbon

Monday, 6 November 2017

Break Out The Brocade!

An explosion of colour at Winter should be an essential fashion trend every year. I mean how can wearing only black and grey in the darker months bring a smile to our faces?
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of dark colours, I wear them right through the year but here at Dirty Fabulous HQ we also wear bold colours the year round, maybe even more so during the Winter months.
I'm sure (not sure) it's been proven somewhere that bright colours makes you happy! At the very least you should give it a try and see for yourself.
The Fall/Winter 2017 runways were jammed packed with daring prints and glossy, rich tones. Gucci and Erdem in particular knocked it out of the park!
These bold brocades and embroidered fabrics are nothing new. They were huge in the 50's and 60's and were often worn to the most fanciest of occasions, they aren't just for soft furnishings you know!
Take some inspiration from the new and old:

 YSL for Dior 1957

 Nina Ricci 1955

 Christian Dior 1957

 1950s evening gown

 1957 brocade dress

 YSL for Dior 1958

1956 floral brocade dress

Dirty Fabulous Gorgeous Fabrics:

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!!!

We thought we'd get into the spirit of things with some eerily beautiful vintage images from the 1920's followed by some of our frighteningly fabulous vintage dresses in spooky hues!

1950's black tulle prom dress with velvet ribbon bands 

 1940's royal purple rayon and lace full length dress
 1950's devore black velvet with pale blue lining cocktail dress

 1950's and 60's vintage ensembles

 1940's black crepe peplum dress with dark red accents 

 1950's black crossover eyelet cotton dress with rhinestone bow