Friday, 30 July 2010

More August Bank Holiday Ideas!

The Crafty Market in Shebeen Chic on Georges St, Sunday 1st August.

I love this market, I just don't get to it enough!!! But this weekend I'll be in there like swimwear! The Crafty Market features many amazing independent artists, crafty people and fellow vintage enthusiasts.
One such artiste is our very own brother Barry Quinn, luckily for me and my walls I'm a huge fan and it's great to have access to such creativity close hand.

Check out his awesomeness here:

A champion for the environment, many of Barry's pieces are completed on recycled materials.

Loving the creatures!

If only they all could be mine...

In order to aid in the recovery of the horrific BP Gulf oil spill, each week Barry is offering one painting a week to buy and the total profits will go towards this much needed cause. The guide price is €25 per piece but you decide how much you want to contribute. Above is this weeks titled work entitled "Another Kind of Living"

Airfield Vintage and Craft Market

Get down to Airfield Farm in Dundrum on Saturday 31st to indulge in a little vintage and craftyness...This market is on the last Saturday of every month so if you're not in Dublin this weekend, have no fear, it's a regular.

Every month the market also airs an iconic film and this month features the original society princess, Grace Kelly.

1920's Silent Movies in Fitzwilliam Square this Monday

If you're looking for something interesting to do this Bank Holiday weekend I might have a few ideas...

First up, an absolutely brilliant idea:
Go and watch a 1920's silent Movie in Fitzwilliam square and soak up the atmosphere evoked by Dublin collective 3epkano. It's only €5 in and the funds go towards the upkeep of the square.
Check it out:

elaborate 1920's headpiece

Silent Glamour

Gloria Swanson, Hollywood silent movie star who went on to make one of my favourite movies: Sunset Boulevard

One of the biggest 20's silent movie stars Mary Louise Brooks. This image is so contemporary it could have been taken last week!

Clara Bow

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Dressed in Vintage!

What to wear to a family wedding???

Vintage of course!!!

Just a quick pickie of yours truly and Caroline at our lovely cousins recent wedding.
We're both huge fans of the 1950's but we prefer completely different styles.

I am a lover of the prom dress, whilst Caroline roots for the wiggle dress.
Both of our outfits are topped of with headpieces from Kilkenny based milliner Rebekah Patterson

So for your next big event choose a time in history that speaks to you and just go with it... Though don't forget to add some modern accessories to keep it current or future generations will be left guessing as to what decade your photos hail from!!!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Ireland's Wedding Journal Summer 2010

The Summer Cover

Vintage gloves and earrings From Dirty Fabulous

Vintage necklace and bracelet from Dirty Fabulous

Vintage gloves by Dirty Fabulous

Vintage headpiece and gloves from Dirty Fabulous

Vintage feather stole, fascinator and leather gloves from Dirty Fabulous

Vintage beaded jacket, bag and bracelet from Dirty Fabulous

Vintage hat, fan, stole and gloves from Dirty Fabulous

I am in love with this Art Deco style sumptuous shoot, styled by Hazel Pfeifer in Ireland's Wedding Journal.
Sorry it's taken me so long to post up the photos but I've been having an ongoing disagreement with my scanner... finally I've won the battle between man and machine!!!

Everything about this shoot is so opulent including the hair and make-up by Aisling Powell. It really evokes a bygone era and who wouldn't love to look so elegant on their wedding day...heck, never mind a wedding, ladies used to look like that everyday!

Although it has to be said they didn't do much besides making themselves look good...and really, who has time for that. Husband catching as a hobby doesn't really fit into today's society, but it is lovely once in a blue moon to pull out all the stops in the glamour stakes for no one else but You... It really will make you smile from the inside out!

Photography by Alison King.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Gorgeous Dirty Fabulous Vintage Brides, bridesmaids and Guests

Janets' divine 1950's backless Red Carpet worthy gown

Ollie, Ravishing in a 1960's golden gown with vintage accessories

Regina, supper pretty in a fully beaded 1950's ivory gown

Maria (on right) in 1950's shot blue bubble dress with vintage rhinestones

Wowzers, a complete Dirty Fabulous wedding Party in vintage eras: 1950s, 60s and 80s. Beyoooouuuuutiful!

Utterly enchanting Ger in a 1950's tulle prom.

Gemma, super stylish in a navy ribbon 1950's prom dress.

Mariannes Duck Egg Blue 1950's and 60's Vintage Bridesmaids, all stunning girls!

Ciara in a 1960's Gown...With Oscar, What a picture!!!

Perfect Vegas Vintage wedding Dress

Rachel Rocking 1960's Vintage Couture

Alison a Hollywood Siren in 1940's Satin and Bird Cage veil

Suzanne oozing gorgeous glamour in a 1950's golden wedding gown

Orla, simply beautiful in a 1950's Emma Domb Prom dress and Dirty Fabulous headpiece

Deirdre, stunning wearing a bespoke head piece by Dirty Fabulous

Janet, absolutely divine in a 1950's black velvet Hollywood gown.

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful photos above, thank you so much to all our lovely customers and friends of Dirty Fabulous who sent them in.
Keep them coming!
We have a lot more weddings coming up and we would love to get more photos sent in of all the different occasions our unique dresses go to.
Thank you for taking our special dresses full of memories with you as you make new memories!
It won't be too long now until we open with a collection full of gorgeous gowns each waiting for the right person!

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Green With Envy - Rathmines

Last week I happened across a new boutique recently opened up in Rathmines.

Green with Evny is a swapshop and vintage boutique located just above Boots on Rathmines Rd lower.

Open by the lovely Margaret, it stocks lots of lovely goodies from designer dresses, jewellery and vintage pieces.

The boutique is in a lovely Georgian room elegantly decorated and adorned with beautiful paintings by Margaret herself (which are also on sale)!

You can also leave in your own fabulous clothes which you know someone else will love more and if they sell you get 50% off the profit... score!!!

It's definitely worth a regular visit if your in the area as the stock changes regularly.

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