Monday, 26 December 2016

Sunday Independent Life Magazine: December 4th 2016


We were delighted that some of our vintage accessories featured in a piece in Life Magazine about the fabulous clothing of Costume boutique. 
The styling by Carmel Daly and photography of Emily Quinn are fabulous.
All the clothing in this shoot is by Costume and it's divine! 

1950's Velvet and Tulle Headpiece by Dirty Fabulous

1950's 3/4 length Evening Gloves by Dirty Fabulous

 1940's Black Crochet Gloves by Dirty Fabulous

 Ruffle collar from Dirty Fabulous

1940's Feather and jet beaded Headpiece by Dirty fabulous

Photography by  Emily Quinn
Styling by  Carmel Ann Daly
Words by Liadan Hynes
Fashion edited by Constance Harris

Model: Abby at Distinct Model Management
Sunday Indo Life Magazine

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Happy Christmas From the Two of Us!!!

It is indeed the most wonderful time of year! We'd like to wish you a fabulous, fun and frollic filled Christmas from Dirty Fabulous.
Thank you for being the best customers, friends and family two vintage loving gals could wish for!

For us, Christmas is all about family time so Dirty Fabulous will reopen on Tuesday 3rd of January which gives us just enough time to torment our loved ones with endless Christmas tunes, games and all round craziness!

Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Kathy and Caroline


Monday, 19 December 2016

Last Minute Gift Ideas For Under €50


Yes folks, we'll be closing at 6pm on Thursday 22nd so plan your visit to us now! If you want to call in to pick out some pressies or a gift voucher then phone us on 01 6111842 or email

We're here to help take away the pressure of those Christmas shopping conundrums.

These are our best .... last minute gift ideas for under €50

No 1.
1960's floral rhinestone, screw back earrings in coral and blue tones - €45

No. 2
Sparkletastic drop earrings - €25

No. 3.
Colourful 1950's and 60's vintage gloves - €25 each

No. 4
Super pretty faux pearl and crystal droplet necklace - €30 

Showstopping gold and green rhinestone earrings - €45

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Not Your Average Winter Wedding Inspiration!

To add an unexpected touch to your winter wedding consider layering different textures and colours.

Intricate patterns, brocades and beading are perfect for your decadent big day in Winter. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and play around with different styles and looks. The festive season is always more glamourous and sumptuous so, as the bride, feel free to set the tone. This is a day (and a dress) that you want people to remember! 
Surprise your guests by choosing delicate shades of blush pink or taupe and then add a dash of festive red.

These 1930's Madeline Vionnet gowns are a great inspiration for an old Hollywood style wedding gown. Just imagine them on New Years Eve!

Our slinky 1930's wedding gown is encrusted with sparkling rhinestones. It has the most fabulous low back and we've thrown a faux fur bolero with rhinestone clasp over it to keep the winter chills at bay. 

This Jacques Fath ensemble in 1952 shows us just how rich and picture perfect muted colour tones can look. 

We've paired a 1940s mink strapless, ballet length gown that's covered in sequins and rhinestones with a 50's beaded, baby pink cardigan. This unusual colour palette is not one that instantly springs to mind for a bride but just add a bird cage veil or short veil and you'll wow them all!

 A 1950's bride in a blush pink suit.

Red and pink is one of our favourite festive colour combinations so why not introduce it into your wedding day? This incredible image is of Jacques Fath evening gowns in 1952.

Our 1950's  pale pink, tea length gown has all the sparkle needed for a winter wedding. We then added a vivid red 1950's beaded cardigan for some seasonal cheer!

If you want to go full CHRISTMAS take some inspiration from Anne Gunning in the 1950's. Looking fabulously festive Wearing a Sybil Connolly coat.

If a touch of sparkle is more your thing then how about adding a unique accessory. It could be gloves, something a little different in your hair or a piece of jewellery. We think this 1940's sparkling bird of paradise brooch would look incredible pinned to your bridal cover-up! 

Monday, 12 December 2016

It's Time To Party!!!

If there was ever a time to up the glam factor it's in December. It's the month were more is more and you can really let your outfits sparkle!

We've chosen some of our top vintage party pieces that are available in store now. Some of the pieces shown can even be purchased from the comfort of your own home (or office) on Open For Vintage  

Dancing til Midnight
1960's Sapphire Blue Brocade Wiggle Dress
€220 size 8

Rocking around the Christmas Tree
1960's vibrant green cocktail dress with rhinestone straps
€290 size 12


 Winter Ice
1960's dusky blue and gold chrysanthemum print brocade dress with bell sleeves
€250 size 10-12 

 Deck the Halls!
Glamourous crystal earrings 

Fabulously Festive
Art Deco rhinestone brooch 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Fur Tippet €250

Baby it's Cold Outside!
1950's fur collar 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Top 6 Gifts For The Best Gal in Your Life!

Don't be stressing over what to get your best gal pal, here's our top 6 gifts for her in store now. We're happy to ship or you can call in to collect!

No 1.
Stunning cream wool cardigan with ivory sequins and beads. €120

No 2.
Opulent gilt and pearl chandelier earrings €65

No 3.
1960's Art Nouveau style 2 in 1 necklace with emerald and clear stone pendent that converts to a brooch €120. 

No 4.
1960's chic and fabulous earrings €75

No 5. 
1960's accessories in vibrant shades!
Ruched pink gloves €35, Orange hoop earrings €60, beaded bag €70

No 6.
Can't decide what to get the girl who has everything or that hard to buy for fashionista?
Treat her to a Dirty Fabulous gift voucher and she can pick something she loves during her own private appointment!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Irish Independent and Herald Mistletoe Magazine, November 2016

This fabulous Christmas filled supplement included a photoshoot that featured a few sparkling Dirty Fabulous, vintage accessories.

You can watch the behind the scenes video here.

 Star comb and earrings by Dirty Fabulous

1940's rhinestone bird brooch by Dirty Fabulous

Styling by Roxanne Parker
Photography by Daniel Holfeld