Thursday, 21 May 2015

Make our Society just a little bit Nicer and Vote Yes!!!!

Tomorrow is the big day! It's time to show your support, common sense and empathy by voting a huge big YES for marriage equality.
You'll know by now that Dirty Fabulous feels strongly about this. I just received my first 'No' flyer through the door and oh how it made my blood boil. The inaccurate reasons it implies baffle me. It really does astound me that "marriage equality" is something we have to vote on.
From my point of view I am a happily married woman with two young children. I love being married. It makes me feel content and secure. Explain to me again why we are stopping others from experiencing this through marriage?

Apparently it's for the children...
I am lucky enough to be able to work from home and spend most of my time with my two little boys. They are extremely happy, sociable and confident. For someone to tell me that they wouldn't be like this if I happened to be married to a woman makes me pretty mad. It is love, support and good parenting that makes children happy. Not the parents gender or how they came into the family.
Having seen my children passed to their father as soon as they were born I also know that if his love was the only thing they ever saw then it would be enough for them. If he was gay and had a husband then lucky them...double the love. A newborn baby could just as easily be passed into the arms of two heterosexual, unloving and irresponsible parents. I know which I would prefer. If a baby is lucky enough to have one or two gay, loving parents then it is our job as a community to be open and accepting.

We were raised by a strong, open minded, single mother. I never once felt that her love wasn't enough and my brothers and uncles were the most amazing male role models I could ever hope for.
Being gay or straight does not affect a persons ability to be a good and loving parent. I have close friends who I know are going to make the most amazing parents ever, I'm excited for when that day arrives but I want Ireland to step up and make things a little easier for them. Being a parent is no easy task at the best of times, without throwing in discrimination and bullying.
If my children are gay I want them to know they are just like everyone else. They shouldn't have to question themselves and ask why they can't get married. More than anything I want my children to be happy. Living in a compassionate, equal and caring society will benefit all of our children no matter what other trials in life they face.

Monday, 18 May 2015

A little bit 50's, a little bit modern and a whole lot of fun!!!

Lisa sent us a lovely email a little while back with these gorgeous pics. Her wedding was a small, intimate affair with their two children and close family and friends. We helped Lisa pick a 50's style bridal prom dress with a full circle dress and then she had a tailor from home alter the top. Together they created a gorgeous lace illusion top and added some buttons.
She wore a pair of blue shoes that she bought the day she said "yes" ( wasn't that so sweet!)

All the special little touches that bring warmth and personality to a wedding were all handmade from the brooch bouquet, bunting, dried flowers and favours.
It was important to Lisa and her hubby to keep the wedding fun for their two young children with an added touch of vintage glamour for all the big people to enjoy!!!

Congrats you lovely pair!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Delicate, gorgeous bridal earrings...The title says it all!!!

These beautiful vintage style earrings have just arrived in store. They ooze understated elegance and best of all are totally affordable priced between €45 and €60. 


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Every Girl Needs The Perfect Handbag!

There's no doubt about it, whatever the occasion, we just can't leave the house without a handbag. There are times when we just need a work horse of a bag that we can dump all our necessities in without streamlining them. There are other times when all you need is for your bag to look good and practicality goes flying out the window.
Well before you ditch everything but a mobile phone and credit card consider the wonder that is a vintage handbag. 
Retro ladies were the queens of necessity and heaven forbid they left the house without their compacts to powder their noses, hankies and purses...The result: cute, usable, day and evening bags!!! 

Colour Popping:

1960's red beaded bag €130

1960's sherbet orange patent box bag €140

1960's pink evening bag with rhinestone opening €130

1960's orange beaded bag €70

1950's turquoise box bag €90

Elegant Neutrals:


1940's fudge fabric clutch with lucite clasp

1950's taupe chevron bag €90

1950's patent coffee box bag €110

1940's olive and gold snakeskin bag €160

Ivory Evenings:

1960's cream and ivory beaded evening bag €70

1950's 'mint condition' designer, Nieman Marcus beaded evening bag €140

1940's french, designer bag by Josef's
white beaded evening bag with gold and rhinestone filigree opening €140

1960's oval ivory beaded evening bag €110

1950's scalloped beaded ivory evening bag €110 

1950's white lizard box bag with gilt, beaded opening €160

1960's scallop shape, ivory beaded evening bag €95

1960's white cabochon beaded bag €80

1960's diamond pattern, ivory beaded evening bag €110

1960's designer beaded evening bag by Bonwit Teller €130

1960's white satchel style bag €140

1960's white raffia bag with lucite handle €100