Monday, 27 February 2012

Vintage Underwear and Support Wear


 There's a reason models and movie stars from the 1940's and 50's look so sleek and glamorous no matter what they's down to their structural underwear!

Unfortunately for us, with our busy careers, socialising and parenting, it leaves little time to strap ourselves into such wonder garments every day. like. At least we can pull out all the stops for a special occasion like the ladies of yester-year

If you want to sashay into a room like a lady all you have to do is shimmy into some control slips, waspies or corsets.
You can of course opt for the modern equivalent known as Spanx (yuck, i know!) or there are lots of yummy vintage style alternatives out there if you spend a little time looking for whats right for you.

You could try:

Susan Hunter (located in the Westbury Mall, Dublin)

Brown Thomas

These garments aim to smooth out any little lumps and bumps and pull you in at the waist. Everything you need for that perfect, shapely figure.
Remember ladies, vintage women wore their busts high and proud so shorten those bra straps, make sure the support is there and point those puppies to the sky. Your dress will look all the better for it!!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Need a party dress? Look to the 1960's!

Photographer: Paul Marconi

Make up and Hair: Amanda Sharkey
- Izabela Stankiewicz (Blonde)
- Paulina Mastalska (brunette)
- Meagan De Burca:
Styling by Dirty Fabulous

All clothing and accessories Dirty Fabulous

Image Magazine February 2012

Candy Floss

1950s Pale Lemon Prom €190 and Underskirt by Dirty Fabulous

Photographer: Christian Ammann
Styled By: Niamh O'Rourke

Monday, 13 February 2012

Adrian and Natalies Wedding Featuring Bespoke Details by Caroline

Caroline in her vintage guna with the brooch bouquet and cake topper she created.

The button holes made with vintage ribbons, feathers and manuscripts

Adrian and Natalie's gorgeous wedding photos!

I love this picture!

The gorgeous cake topper

The beautiful bride with her stunning bouquet

Caroline rocking a red velvet and fur trimmed vintage evening gown for the wedding festivities. 

Above are a selection of photos from our brother Adrian's and our new sister in-law, Natalie's wedding in December.
The ever talented Caroline made the boutonnieres, vintage brooch bouquet and cake topper.
The boutonnieres were made out of vintage ribbons, feathers and music manuscripts to match the bridesmaids sashes.
The stunning brooch bouquet was constructed with vintage brooches, (some of which were family heirlooms from Natalie's family) silk flowers and leaves.
The amazing cake topper was created with vintage paper that simulated palm trees to reflect Natalie's Sri Lankan heritage and toy figurine's.

A huge congratulations to Adrian and Natalie who are settling into wedded bliss.

For your vintage wedding dress and accessories call us now on 01 6111842!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The Red & Pinks of Love and 15% Off for The Men who love you!

1950s Floral Silk Wrap Cocktail Dress

Vintage Lipstick Red Suede Wiggle Dress

1950s Fur trimmed silk chiffon Prom Dress

1950s Pink Silk Swing Coat

1950s Rhinestone Necklaces and Brooch
1950s Red Lace Cocktail Dress

As Valentines Day fast approaches, don't forget that we're offering 15% off all purchases made by the men in your life until Tuesday the 14th of February . 
Also, because we love our customers and we want him to spoil you, even if he can't choose for you, we'll throw in a bottle of bubbly with all vouchers purchased over €50.
Just get that get to guy to call us now on 01 6111842 to arrange the most perfect vintage gift.
So whether you are spending a romantic evening together next Tuesday, out with the girls or snuggled on the couch with a movie, know this...
Dirty Fabulous Loves you!!!

Vintage Fashion Show at Carton House

Vintage 'Ron Le Veche' Wedding Gown
1960s Rhinestone Trim A-line Dress & Bespoke headpiece

1950's Lemon Prom Dress

1950s Ivory Organza Prom with blush satin sash and Ivory Fur

1930s Feather trim Ivory Cape and 1960s Blue Silk Gown

1960's Yellow beaded Suit with bespoke headpiece

1960s fully beaded baby blue tunic

1940s blush lace suit with 1930s feather headpiece and 1950s ivory bag with pocket watch detail

Above are the gorgeous photos from the recent fashion show seen at the elegant Carton House's Wedding Showcase.
These pictures of our beautiful vintage dresses were taken by  Radek Moszyk.

For more information on any of the outfits above call us on 01 6111842 or email