Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Jolly Hatted Race Night!

Racing season is upon Ladies! Hip hip hurrah! Time to get dressed up, sip champagne and have an all round glamorous time. The most important item for a Fabulous Ladies Day? 
Why the hat of course!
So, we decided to make life a little easier, and definitely more fun, by hosting a pop-up millinery extravaganza in Dirty Fabulous with bubbly, hats and general fun and frolics! 
The launch night is Thursday the 22nd of March, when we will have the fabulous Rebekah Patterson and Kate Betts in store with their beautiful creations from 4pm-6:30pm. These uber talented milliners will be on hand to advice you on the best hat for your face shape and can create a bespoke piece if you so wish. 
Of course Dirty Fabulous will have a selection of 
hand-picked retro beauties 
for your perusal if it's a more vintage look you're hoping for. 
Along with glamorous handmade and vintage hats and headpieces, we are thrilled to invite Orlagh Kilbride to Dirty fabulous for demonstrations of some fab vintage make up looks. If that wasn't enough we have Rosa Ospina to advise you on how best to wear your tresses depending on the style of hat you fancy!

The evening is RSVP, so if you are interested in attending please email us with your preferred time, 
4pm, 5pm or 6pm, and we'll get back to you. 
Of course you can call us too on 01-6111842 to book your place.

Don't fret if you can't make it in on the night, Rebekah and Kate's beautiful bespoke pieces will be in store for the week running up to the 31st of March. Leaving you plenty of time to organize your headpiece ahead of  the Irish Grand National  on the 9th of April.

Check out the beautiful images below from 
Fashion At Royal Ascot, Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style
(Thames & Hudson)

Royal Ascot 1914

Royal Ascot 1933

Royal Ascot 1935

British newspaper, The Sphere, post 1939

Royal Ascot 1955

A little bit of vintage inspiration, work a sweet pillbox or a show stopping wide brimmed hat.
Images courtesy of My Vintage Vogue

If you're going for a retro look then Dirty Fabulous has a gorgeous selection of vintage hats and headpieces. Or go for a bespoke headpiece, hand made by the nimble-fingered Miss Caroline!
If you have a specific style in mind, let us know and we'll try our best to source it for you.

Kate Betts will be showcasing her gorgeous creations in Dirty Fabulous on the 22nd March, and her pieces will remain in store for the week running up to the end of March.

We're super excited to welcome Rebekah Patterson Millinery to Dirty Fabulous for our pre-race season bash!


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