Saturday, 30 April 2011

Dirty Fabulous Vintage Wedding Dresses as featured in 24 Seven April 20th

Hope you enjoy these beautiful photos styled by Elaine Scully and shot by Maria McGrail.
Don't they just ooze old world glamour!

Clothing & Accessories: Dirty Fabulous
Models: Marie Esmonde and Tara Byrne
Styling: Elaine Scully,
Photography: Maria McGrail,
Makeup by: Anne O'Donovan,
Hair by: Joyce Clarke Henry,
Location: Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Co. Kildare

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Any excuse for some beautiful vintage wedding dress images!

1940s candlelight satin Victorian style wedding gown 

1930s Silver and White bias cut satin gown 

1950s sweetheart satin and tulle wedding gown

1930s ivory satin beaded wedding gown

1950s structured gown with feather detail

It's impossible not to be caught up in the hype about tomorrows Royal wedding. We'll be here in Dirty Fabulous for the event but we'll be keeping a close eye on the fashion updates online.
What will Kate wear? What will the guests be wearing? How do you dress for one of the biggest weddings of our time?
Obviously if we were going (!!!) we would be attired in the finest vintage gowns, elegant yet totally unique, (imagine the horror if you were caught in OK magazine in the same dress as some celebrity or royal dignitary...eek!).
The first series of images are Dirty Fabulous vintage wedding dresses that ooze regal sophistication whilst the last images are Vogue images from the 1930's to the 1950's. Courtesy of
Spectacular for any royal bride or stylish guest!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Dirty Fabulous Vintage dresses Photographed by Ivana Patarcic

1940s Off White Tulle wedding gown with beaded and Rhinestone bodice

1970s Dusky Pink Draped Goddess Gown Gown

Above are a selection of images by the lovely Ivana Patarcic. These shots were taken in the Botanic Gardens which really is a beautiful location, perfect for our vintage beauties!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Easter Holidays for Dirty Fabulous

The Opposite Sex: a gorgeous movie to look at!

Dolores Gray

Audrey Hepburn

The enchanting Grace Kelly

The Opposite Sex

Meet Me In Saint Louie

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

June Allyson

Dolores Gray

The Red Shoes

Far From Heaven

Dirty Fabulous will closed for a little Easter break. We'll be closed on Friday 22nd of April and reopen on Tuesday 26th of April. To avoid any disappointment call in and see us Wednesday or Thursday of this week or make an appointment for after the 26th!

Hope you adore the array of gorgeous vintage dresses from a range of films. Super pastels, muted shades, sumptuous fabrics and elegant ladies! You should try and catch some of these beautiful movies over the holidays. I know I will be (after the sun goes down of course!)

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Marino College End Of Year Fashion Show!

We were delighted to have Ellen Lawless use one of our gorgeous 1950s vivid red cocktail dresses for her graduation fashion show for Fashion Industry Practice.
We attended the show ourselves and it was a fabulous night that showcased the up and coming talents of fashions 'Bright Young Things'.
Ellen was a pleasure to work with and we wish her all the best in the future!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Kate Betts Hats

Model: Siobhan at First Options, Photographer: Dominique Davoust

Model: Dee at First Options, Photographer: Marc O'Sullivan

We were lucky enough recently to meet the lovely milliner Kate Betts and thought we would share some of her gorgeous hats with you.
These beauties are absolutely perfect for any big occassion.
I think you will agree they are simply striking...I want one now!!!

For more information contact Kate on +353 (0)87 282 3319

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Lat day of our Mad Men week!

Our last Mad Men looks of the week! It's flown by!!!

Friday, 8 April 2011

Mad Men Spot Prize Winner...Aga!

Congratulations to Aga who called into Dirty Fabulous and looked super saucy in her Mad Men attire and styling!

Mad Men Week...Fridays Looks and Vintage Hairstyles!

Today we're working the 1960s a la Season 4 of Mad Men

The lovely Sinead was in yesterday rocking up a few vintage hairstyles and myself and Caroline (and our wonderful customers) were only too happy to volunteer our heads for some demonstrations!
We absolutely loved our retro do's and simply had to go for a cocktail after work to show them off!!!
Sinead will be back in Dirty Fabulous today around 3pm to offer her services for free to any willing customers...
Make sure you pop in today or tomorrow for the last two days of our 20% Sale!