Thursday, 26 May 2016

Summer Time Fashion: Vintage-Style

Dressing for hot weather can be tricky. I'm not a huge fan of the maxi dress having over-indulged in them during two pregnancies, I feel it's best we part ways!
I'm also keen to keep my thighs covered so shorts are an absolute no-no. Which is why vintage clothing is a God-send for me. Que chic capri pants, full circle skirts and lightweight cotton florals. 
This year I'll be armed and ready for any hot weather and holidays with a mulitude of tea-length dresses and midi-skirts that cover everything I want but are bright and airy... bring on the next heatwave!

For some inspiration have a look at these original vintage images from the 1950's and then some of our summery dresses in currently in stock:

Dirty Fabulous summer dresses:

Monday, 23 May 2016

13 brides who show just how ridiculously cool a vintage wedding dress is!

We've been lucky enough to help out some incredibly cool brides over our many years in business and below is just a snippet of the stylish ladies who have graced our boutique...

1. Floral and fabulous in a 1950's daisy decorated gown.  

2. Mod chic in a 1960's mini dress with veiled headpiece

3. Mixing grace and glamour for the whole bridal party!

4. Pin-up beauty in a mint lace 1950's prom dress.

 5. Ethereal boho babe in a 1970's ivory caped gown.

 6. Rockabilly cool in a hi-low, lace 1950's tea length wedding dress.

7. Casually cool in Iceland in a lavender beaded 1960s gown. 
8. Chichi in the city in a 1960's chocolate brown lace and pink satin cocktail dress.
9. Effortlessly hip in Edwardian embroidery.

 10. Retro babe with 1950's headpiece and birdcage veil

11. Ravishing in an ivory tea length wedding dress.

12. Magnificently knock-out in a vintage black velvet, beaded evening gown.

13. Fringed and fabulous in a 1960's Lilli Diamond caped dress

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Regal Romance

Take a step back in time with some old world glamour to inspire...

Photographer: Katya Koliban 
Wedding Dress, veil and cream floral headpiece: Dirty Fabulous
Flowers and Table D├ęcor: Frog Prince
Hair Stylist: Claire Barry 
Make Up Artist: Rebecca O'Sullivan Makeup
Stationery: The Parlour Press
Groomswear (seen on One Fab Day): Dorian Black 
Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding Expert
Cupcakes: Cake Lab Bakery

Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Heathers

I adore how this shoot by Silke Photography conjures up feelings of wistful romance with it's dreamlike wilderness setting. Model, Violet has a real classic beauty that worked superbly with our vintage wedding dresses and accessories.
I'm a big fan of the blush and baby blue vintage headpiece she's wearing, it's one of my favourites in the shop! You'd also never know that the engagement ring worn in the shoot isn't the real thing. It's a 1920's costume ring but looks so beautiful who cares that they aren't diamonds!


Photographer:  Kathy Silke Photography  
Dress Store: Dirty Fabulous 
 Floral Designer:Ginkgo Florists 
Makeup Artist: Sharon D Hair and Make Up 
 Model: Violet Jones Model

Monday, 9 May 2016

Real Wedding: Marina, Unique in Antique!

Edwardian wedding dresses are beautiful and quite rare but they are downright perfect for an alternative bride.
Gorgeous Dirty Fabulous bride, Marina, chose such a dress for her recent wedding to Frank that took place in Smock Alley. 
The wonderful pictures by Ivana Patarcic capture the relaxed vibe of the day, one that was filled with love and laughter.
Both the bride and groom look pretty amazing and completely unique I might add! I loved how Marina paired her vintage dress with some cool Kate Spade brogues and that fabulous floral crown. We totally love her style!

Nothing makes us happier than when one of our brides features on One Fab Day so pop on over there for even more details of this special wedding!

Photography: Ivana Patarcic Photography
Reception: Anglers Rest 
Wedding Dress: Dirty Fabulous
Flowers: Lovebird Designs
Shoes: Kate Spade
Groomsmen’s suits: Arnotts/TK Maxx
Accessories: Sockdreams
Make Up & Hair: Megan Hughes