Monday, 31 August 2015

Prepare to Swoon!!!

Be still my beating heart....This could be one of the most beautiful brides we've ever seen!

For her wedding, Nathalie chose one of my all time favourite Dirty Fabulous vintage wedding dresses.
It was a 1950's, designer, Nieman Marcus gown. An amazing frothy, tulle creation with beading
that oozed romance and glamour. There probably aren't enough adjectives to describe this dress... it was spectacular! The dress was complimented with one of our bespoke, pearl and beaded combs which Nathalie wore in a loose up-style.

The fabulous day was captured by Steve Weldon Photography and you have to agree that the images are simply breathtaking. Wouldn't it be awesome to have such great photos to look back on!
One last time.... STUNNING!!!

Congrats to Nathalie and her new hubby


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Harper's Bazaar 1963 Bubble Editorial

I was inspired by our recent trip to France to seek out some chic, vintage, photography. When I came across this one it pretty much blew me away! It's from a 1963 edition of Harper's Bazaar which was shot by Melvin Sokolsky. The model was Simone d'Aillencourt and the atmospheric location was of course, Paris.
This "Bubble" series is so striking an unusual. Can you imagine the excitement and curiosity it drew from passing Parisians in the early 60's. 
Sokolsky had the bubble constructed to be reminiscent of a Faberge egg and a telescopic crane hung the bubble in various locations throughout the city. It must have been a huge production at the time. I'm sure it was seen as extremely elaborate and ambitious even in the heady and bohemian days of 1960's Paris!

Monday, 24 August 2015

YSL or Saint Laurent, doesn't matter... it's fabulous!!!

You'd be pretty hard pushed to find anyone who hadn't heard of YSL or Yves Saint Laurent. I for one am addicted to their cosmetic range, particularly the Touche Eclat highlighter pen. It's a permanent fixture in my make-up bag!

But did you know the original ready to wear brand was called Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and it has since reverted back to this name.

In our most recent collection we have acquired this incredible off-the-shoulder cocktail dress by Saint Laurent. It's a 1980's creation that takes it's inspiration from the form fitting shapes of the 1950's. In fact, Yves Saint Laurent began his career as an assistant to Christian Dior before he established his own design house.

Now, who wouldn't love to own a little piece of fashion history?

Our Saint Laurent dress is a size 6-8 and is €410

Friday, 21 August 2015

We're Off to a Wedding... We'll be back on Wednesday 26th of August!!!

We are beyond excited to be jetting off to a very vintage wedding in France for a few nights. While we're away Dirty Fabulous will be closed from Saturday 22nd, but not for long, as we'll reopen on Wednesday 26th of August.  
We can't wait to share all the Dirty Fabulous, vintage style with you when we return! 
Until then... au revoir!!!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

What to wear to a Destination Wedding?

Weddings abroad can be some of the most fun and stylish. From the get go they are often filled with adventure and excitement from the moment you board the plane (usually in the wee hours!). Destination weddings will always stick in your mind as most people combine them with a short holiday leaving a multitude of happy memories!

Luckily, most couples choose warm climates for their foreign weddings, meaning, everyone can enjoy the sun ...yeah!!! This weekend, we at Dirty Fabulous are off to France for 3 days in 30 degree heat. (we'll be open again on Wednesday 26th) Excited? Much!

I find though, one of the trickiest things about attending a wedding abroad is not where to stay but what on earth should you wear? Nobody wants a sticky, soppy guest at their wedding and sweaty boobs are not a good look for anyone! 

So with this in mind we've chosen a few inspirational looks from our current vintage collection which are light and airy enough to ensure you remain cool even in the highest temperatures. They'll make you look hot, but only in the right way!!!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Art Deco Style Bridal Jewellery: New Arrivals!

Gatsby Glamour crystal and pearl headpiece €145

Floral Art Deco Style headband €95

Chic pearl headband €65

 Crystal earrings €65

 Pearl earrings with crystal bow €65

 Chic pearl and crystal earrings €35

Gatsby pearl and crystal drop earrings €60

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Sensational 60's!

Have you ever seen a bride rock the 60's with as much panache as Lorraine? We were able to help her find her dream outfit which was a terrific, high neck, lace mini dress from the 1960's, sheer tulle veil and original vintage headpiece. This little wedding dress was deliciously light, even though it had long sleeves which meant it was easy to wear all day. 
We think Lorraine looked absolutely beautiful!
Congrats to her and her new hubby.

Monday, 10 August 2015

The Blushing Bride!

Nothing makes us happier than seeing our vintage dresses being worn by our brides. Our dresses are like our babies and we like to see how they shine when they leave our store.
Katie's bridal look made us beam like proud parents!!!

She chose a 1950's blush, tea length gown with lace detailing and a bespoke comb with birdcage veil. She looked absolutely incredible, don't you think! The blush colour was wonderful with her complexion and hair colour. The pictures are just soooooooo Pretty!

Congratulations to Katie and her new hubby. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

City Hall Vintage Chic!

I'm all for wearing a dress you love on your wedding day... regardless of the colour.
Why should your choice be limited to to whites and ivories when there is an endless colour palate to pick from? Just look at how radiantly beautiful Daniela was on her big day. She wore a 1960's mocha, lace dress from Dirty Fabulous for her City Hall do. The baby pink, satin bow at the back was just the perfect balance between statement and elegance.
I'm sure Daniela's wedding guests will remember what she wore on her big day for all the right reasons!
Congrats to Daniela and her new hubby!