Sunday, 26 May 2013

Closed for a little R n' R from Wednesday 26th of May until Monday 3rd of June

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Dirty Fabulous is off on a little holiday to West Cork for a few days so I'm afraid we won't be able to see you for appointments until Tuesday 4th of June.
We've packed our vintage cossies, wellies and macs and we're praying for a good dash of sunshine!
We'll be checking emails and booking in appointments while we're away so feel free to contact us at or you can of course leave a voicemail on 01 6111842.
See you when we get back...Now sing it with us..."We're all going on a..."

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

A sneaky peak at our vintage bridal collection shoot...

Here are a few teaser images of the stunning bridal collection shoot that we did on Sunday.
We shot a massive range of dresses and headpieces from the 1920's to 1970's and we were blissfully happy with outcome.
With over 1000 images to sift through it will be a few weeks before we can show you the results but hope you like these teasers.
The day was made thoroughly enjoyable with the help of photographer David Frain, vintage hair and make-up artist Rosa Ospina and model Kim 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

And So The Verdict Is....

Vintage glamour rolled onto O'Connell Street at the Savoy last night for the Irish premiere of The Great Gatsby.
The Dirty Fabulous verdict is... 'Fabulous Dahlink!'
Despite receiving mixed reviews from the critics we thought it was excellent. Shockingly I hadn't read the book but had seen the Robert Redford version many moons ago so I was vaguely familiar with the story.
Caroline had read the book and thought Baz Luhrmann's film remained true to the depth of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale.
I had expected a huge glossy spectacle but I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed the quieter moments in the film too(and there are quite a few).
The Great Gatsby is superbly cast and a visual feast. Baz Luhrmann is renowned for his use of 'of the minute' music in his films which does work very well in The Great Gatsby.
I would have preferred a bit more authentic 1920's jazz as this era had a lot to offer in terms of musicality.
The costumes, make-up and sets are as jaw-droppingly beautiful as the photos and trailers led us to believe. There is so much going on that personally I would give the 3D version the miss and concentrate on whats happening on screen. We will definitely be going to see it again as it's easy to miss all the beautiful detail.
Below are some snaps of the fabulous movie goers who upped the glam stakes at the premier. 
We of course donned our vintage capes and show girl headpieces for the night!

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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Eeeeek.........Dirty Fabulous is off to The Great Gatsby Dublin premier!!!!!!!!! the M...of the fricken G's...
We are beyond excited to be heading to see The Great Gatsby premiere in the Savoy tomorrow. The dress code is vintage which luckily we can manage and here's a taster of what we shall be donning!
I'll give a full report on the movie and the vintage style on show on Thursday. 
As a 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' would say "By jingo we're thrilled!!!"

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Greatest Great Gatsby is nearly upon us!!!!

It's nearly upon us and the anticipation is mounting!
I'm a huge fan of Baz Luhrmann's movies. He's known for his extravagant, visually sumptuous feasts in which the soundtracks are big, bold and pivotal to the film itself.
The Great Gatsby looks to make no exception. The pictures and trailers have been teasing us for months, and I for one, hope that it's not going to disappoint!
At the minute reviews are mixed but I'm quite certain that I'm going to adore it, regardless of whatever flaws the critics attribute.
So until it's released next week here are a few Gatsby, Baz and Dirty Fabulous pics to tie you over!!!
Be prepared for a summer in which shimmering dresses and jeweled headpieces are de rigueur...

The Jazz Age

Dirty Fabulous vintage clothing and accessories as featured in a styled shoot.

Romeo & Juliet

Moulin Rouge


The Great Gatsby

Dirty Fabulous Vintage Headpieces