Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Colours of Vintage

Hurrah it's wait, it's raining again...but yes, the sun is just peeping out again...hmmm those clouds look ominous....

Unbelievably we are nearly in May of 2013, the fifth year of the month, I mean we're nearly half way through another year, how time flies!!! 

I thought I'd brighten up your day with a pop of vintage colour from the party and occasion dresses that we currently have in stock.

If like me you have an increased vitamin D to colour ratio occurring in your wardrobe then rest assured Dirty Fabulous has what you are looking for!

It' s one of the things I love most about wearing vintage opens up your colour palette to a world of possibilities.

To see our beautiful vintage dresses, hats, bags and gloves just call us on 01 6111842 or email for an appointment.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

What to wear to those special family occasions?

It can be difficult to find the right dress for a special family occasion.
Too glitzy definitely won't do but you want to look and feel fabulous for those endless family photos!
Below are just a little sample of some stunning vintage dresses that we think would be perfect for those up coming Communions, Christenings and Confirmations.
Prices begin at €180.

Stunning 1960s Nude Silk Christian Dior Suit with floral corsages
Size 8

1950's Taupe Taffeta and Lace Prom Dress 
Size 14+
1930's Metallic Sage draped gown
size 6-8

1950s Nude dress with pearl and lace shawl collar
size 12

1950s Gold satin dress with sequin bust and straps with bows

1950's pale biscuit organza wiggle dress with embroidery

1950's beautiful baby blue lace wiggle over lavender lining
Size 6-8

1940's Ed Mar mink taffeta pencil dress with dramatic sleeves
Size 8

1950s Mustard and green floral prom dress with matching belt and rhinestone detail jacket
size 14-16

1960s Malcom Starr baby blue a-line tunic with velvet rhinestone belt 

1950s Copper lace prom dress with rhinestone clips

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

A Romantic Dress For A Very Romantic Wedding

Doesn't Ali look the picture of romantic glamour for her intimate wedding in a Scottish castle!
Her 1950's cream organza and lace wedding gown with bespoke Dirty Fabulous headpiece suited the location impeccably.
Ali's accessories of short fur cape, gloves and evening bag all added to a beautiful look.
Congratulations to Ali and her new husband!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Vintage Bridal Collection photoshoot with David Frain and Locks and Lashes

1960's white chiffon pleated mini dress with beaded neckline worn with mahogany fur shawl

Bespoke Dirty Fabulous birdcage veil, 1950s rhinestone earrings and 1960s rhinestone trim ivory gloves

1950's vintage style ivory illusion top lace and satin bridal prom worn with bespoke rhinestone belt
 (all available to order)

1950's ivory wool cardigan with fur trim collar

1960s ivory lace short wedding dress, 1960's ivory tulle veil and 1930's crochet wrist gloves

Navy 3 piece suit, tie, shirt and shoes all from Tango's Dress Hire

1930's cream velvet backless wedding gown, 1930s cream fur shawl

Crystal detail on 1930's wedding gown and 1950's rhinestone drop necklace

Backless detail and bespoke Dirty Fabulous rhinestone headpiece

Time for something special on this bright but chilly Thursday!
We recently collaborated with photographer extraordinaire David Frain and vintage hair and make-up masters Locks and Lashes.
The shoot took place on a freezing but thankfully sunny winter morning through in city centre locations in Dublin.
I think you'll agree that the results are stunning!
The shoot highlights the many different styles achievable with a vintage wedding dress.
Not only is the wedding dress important but so too are the  perfectly chosen accessories.
We are eagerly awaiting a delivery of our new vintage collection which will soon be flying transatlantic, demand will be high to see these dresses so make sure you call 01 6111842 or email now for your appointment.

We had a lot of fun on the shoot and make sure you check out our friends sites.
David is the perfect photographer to work with couples on their big day.
Locks and Lashes offer beautiful vintage hair and make-up for any special occasion.
The clothing worn by our male model was provided by the ever helpful guys at Tango's Dress Hire

Clothing and Accesories by Dirty Fabulous
Photography by and Derek Kennedy (DK Photography)
Hair and Make-up by Locks and Lashes (
Models: Ewa from
Dan Harland from Model Mayhem
Male Model Wardrobe: Tango's Dress Hire