Monday, 29 June 2015

Lace and Tulle Bridal Boleros and Capes

Looking for the perfect bridal cover-up? These boleros and capes offer the perfect solution. They can transform and simple dress, give great coverage for the shoulder and are available in many sizes.
Did I mention how pretty they are?
If you'd like to see the full collection just give us a call on 01 611842 or email to book your appointment!

Crystal button back lace bolero €165

Wide neck lace bolero €165

Satin edged sheer tulle bolero €95

Ruched collar sheer sleeved bolero €55

Scoop neck lace bolero €165

Sheer tulle and ivory cape €110

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Darling Daisy's!

Ok, I'm in love with these gorgeous pictures of Gillian! She wore a vintage 1960's daisy, headpiece with birdcage veil and dark brown fur cape from Dirty Fabulous for her recent wedding. The result was stunning. Gillian created the perfect vintage look for her big day!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Something Blue!

Joanne had something very specific in mind before she came to visit us. She was pretty sure she wanted a blue feather cape to wear over her wedding dress and we made sure we had some options in stock before her appointment. We're always delighted to be able to help a bride source an elusive piece!
 The blue feather cape looked beautiful against Joanne's vibrant flowers. Her whole bridal look was fresh, unique and fabulous... what more could you want!

Thursday, 18 June 2015



Eeek!!! It's that time of the year again, with the Dirty Fabulous BIG, BIG SALE.

We'll be offering a whopping 20-50% off all of our original vintage, bridal and occasion wear dresses. So get your skates on and book your appointment before our rails are cleared of all their fabulousness! 
This era of awesomeness begins on Tuesday 23rd of June and runs until Thursday 9th of July giving you lots of time to squeeze in a visit. 
Give us a call on 01 6111842 or email to arrange your appointment early.
....Don't's your chance to pick up a gorgeous bargain that will make all your friends jealous!!!

Sale does not include accessories, order-in dresses or items already on deposit.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Our Office is Getting A Make-Over So Please Excuse Our Absence!

We're neck deep in a remodel of the office area of Dirty Fabulous, to make more space for all our new, additional stock. We'll be open for appointments on Friday this week and then business will resume as normal next Tuesday 23rd of June.
Feel free to get in touch by phone (01 6111842) or email ( to book your appointment. I promise we'll have our glad rags back on!!!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Dahlink You're So Fabulous: Silver haired ladies

We've departed from drooling over vintage dresses to admire some ladies of a vintage age and how they are inspiring one of the current hottest trends!

That's right, we're talking about the silver tresses, timeless style and totally rockin' ladies who are advancing on in years.

Daphne Selfe from Danger Dame

Beatrix Ost image from Advanced Style

Image from Stylissima

Tanya Drouginska from Elan Management 

Image from here

Carmen Dell'Orefice from Carmen Dell'Orefice

I have aspirations galore to be like these women in later life... well heck, I'd like to be half as cool as they are now!!! They are totally fearless in their fashion choices and not remotely intimidated by today's youth obsessed society.

Joyce Carpati from Advanced Style

Linda Rodin from The View Point

Helen Mirren from Tom and Lorenzo

 These silver haired goddesses are so smokin' that all the hot young things are clamouring to look like them. Silver, grey and lavender locks are so in Vogue that many celebrities are coveting them. Even Dolce and Gabanna featured silver locks on their 2014 catwalk show.
 Images from Pinterest

It can even work for brides!

Image from Love My Dress

DIY gold twigs for hair from xoVain
And for the retro chicks!
Image from Pinterest

If  you'd like to take a leaf out of  these silver haired, style mavens, then the condition of the hair is vital, for women, both young and old alike. So, keep it clean, healthy and well nourished.

Image from Brit & Co

Image from Blog in Voga

In terms of fashion, be bold, be brave and affect an attitude that tells the world that you know they wish they could be as cool as you!!!

Image of Daphne Selfe from here

Monday, 8 June 2015

Fashion Icons Through The Ages: The Glamourous 30's: Part 2

Myrna Loy

When Myrna's career began she seemed to be destined to be typecast into roles of either vamp or Oriental temptress/villain. That was until she was cast in "The Thin Man" with William Powell. This was her breakout role and saw her stardom rise astronomically to become the most prolific actress of her generation. She starred in a whole series of "Thin Man" sequels and repeatedly worked with Clarke Gable and William Powell; the two hottest actors of the 30's. Myrna had so many huge roles it was really hard to narrow down which pictures to share with you. With so much exposure it's not hard to imagine how Myrna became such a massive fashion icon. Take a look for yourself at the "Queen of the Movies!". 

Just look at that face!!!

Mae West

Well now, Mae could never be described as a shrinking violet! She is probably one of the most controversial ladies in our whole icon series and seemed to be in constant battle with the censorship industry. Like many others actors in the Golden age she started out in Vaudeville. Mae was witty, full of personality and oozed sex appeal. Her movie career surprisingly only began when she was close to 40 (practically unheard of in those days) and lasted for decades. It included work in radio, Broadway and Vegas. Today, Mae West is probably as well known for her sharp and spunky quotes as she is for her film work.

"When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better!"

"I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself!"

"I didn't discover curves, I only uncovered them"

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure."

Quite the little minx right? Mae West we salute you! 

Ginger Rogers

I'm pretty sure Ginger Rogers needs no introduction. She is phenomenally well known for her dancing partnership with Fred Astaire. Miss Rogers is another screen siren who started in Vaudeville but quickly moved onto the stage and motion pictures. Not only did Ginger star in over 70 films but she also won an Academy Award and was at one point the highest paid woman in America!!! Her dancing chemistry with Fred Astaire was astonishing and cinema goers marvelled at their footwork. But Ginger is a star in her own right and a fashion icon as well as a dance icon.  

How cute is this sporty look!

Despite being a more casual look, this is one of my favourites!