Thursday, 17 June 2010

Bridal inspiration from 1950s Musicals

Leslie Caron in a dress by Cecil Beaton

Such a sumptuous movie

Feathered bird detail on shoulders

Sisi by Benjamin Adams

There's nothing like the glamour from an old musical. The top three images are from the 1958 musical Gigi which is a gorgeous feast for the eyes.
I saw this movie again recently and was struck by how modern Leslie Carons' final gown with the black bird detailing now looks.
It would make a truly dramatic wedding gown!

The shoes are actually modern (and expensive!) but divine, very Marie Antoinette. I can just imagine these teamed with a short prom dress. Very quirky and fun. Any dress would have to secondary to these beauties!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

1980's Party People

Aren't we stylish!!!

A little bit Tokyo Cute, a little bit 80's Ra-ra

Me and my shoulder pads later left the party to go play American Football!

Oh The 80's...How I love to hate you...

While Dirty Fabulous relocates I find myself with a lot more time on my hands, in particular my weekends are free, I temporarily get to do what most people have always been doing...seeing friends!

This weekend I was at my best friends 30th in Wexford. 1980's was the theme, scary!

1980s fashion is big at the minute on the high street so it was hard not to look too current. But everyone put in a big effort, there where some Fame girls, Guns & Roses members, Jimmy Saville, many Miami Vicers (hilarious!) and so on.

I got my dress in a charity shop and made the shoulder pads and military chains. It was worth the effort because I won The Best Dressed!!! I was highly chuffed!

While fashion might have had a nervous breakdown in the 80's music hit one of it's brightest era's and so the dancing on the night was EPIC.

A fab night was had by all

Celebrity Salon Launch

Caroline and Stylist Maria Fusco

The Cast

Myself and Caroline were lucky enough to go to the launch of TV3s' new reality show Celebrity Salon last Thursday in the always opulent Cafe En Seine .

We had a great night oogling all the stylish lads and ladies who were in attendance. I have to admit I'm really not a fan of reality shows, but having seen some clips at the launch I decided to tune into the first programme last night...It was funny, definitely not to be taken too seriously...not sure if I'll be hooked but I think we all need a little light entertainment these days!