Monday, April 20, 2015

Tulle Perfection!

I'm having a serious case of dress envy here!!! Ali chose a pale robin's egg blue, tulle, 1950's prom dress that had a beautiful blush underlay. When she bought her dress form us it was pretty much ankle length so she had it shortened to tea length and used some of the extra tulle to create a fabulous veil. The results were incredible. The dress was so perfect for Ali's style and she looks like she had great fun wearing it.
Congratulations to Ali and her new hubby. Dirty Fabulous is in awe of your stunning pictures!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sheer Delight

Oh how we love when a bride wants to do something a little different... we get giddy with excitement.
Just take a look at Peggie! She wore a sheer tulle bridal cap with rhinestone detail and a long sheer veil for extra drama. The photos perfectly capture just how stunning she looked on her big day. The impact of the veiling is fabulous. Love it Peggie!!!
Congratulations on your recent wedding.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Interior Lust...Oh how it torments me!!!

Pinterest has a lot to answer for!!!

 I could happily while away many an evening drooling over the endless fabulous interior shots it provides. Like many in Dublin I rent a small space for too much money and the idea of buying is but a dream. But...everyone has to dream big and aspire to great things so when I win the lotto I'm going to decorate my Georgian/Victorian house kinda like these.
Lots of colour, kitch, high ceilings, wooden floors, velvet couches (totally practical for two small sticky fingered boys) and retro furniture....
Have you any interior lusts? I'd love to see them and know I'm not the only one!!!

Then I'd like this for my boys room!

Chez Moi:  

As I mentioned, I rent the house I'm in and luckily I found one that was unfurnished over 5 years ago as I'd amassed quite a furniture collection over the years. I've picked up pieces really cheaply at auctions and of course Ikea!
It was never intentional but you'll notice there's a lot of blue and pink!!! I'm hoping to change it up and add more darker, striking colours like mustard, navy and burgundy. Think more industrial kitch less vintage girlie!

If you are renting your space then don't be disheartened, there are loads of cheap ways to add a touch of your own personality. Think of some woolen throws, cushions, lamps or vases. Pick up some unusual vintage pieces like clocks, chairs or ornaments at fairs and second hand shops. 

Dust,  the Carolyn Donnelly range in Dunnes, Folkster April and The Bear and Industry are all great places to start. 
These are all on wish list

 If you are going to be in a space for a while then it's worth investing a little money (yes, even for rented accommodation!). It will make you happier in the long run and you can always bring what you bought with you.  
Oh how I'd love a big house to fill full of vintage furniture and knick can dream....

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Few New Additions!

In between our big buying trips we have a constant stream of new arrivals to our bridal and occasion wear collection. Here are just a couple that we managed to get some pictures of. (It can be hard to squeeze in the photography between our very busy appointment schedule!) As soon as we get a chance we'll share even more gorgeous additions!

Alfred Webber, 1970's vintage, fringed dress that echoes the 1920's flapper style. €620

Try wearing it with an Art Deco Crystal headpiece for full on glamour

Just look at the swing on this dress!

Cream, vintage lace wedding gown with butterfly collar and puddle train. €740
Utterly Romantic!

A beaded headpiece would look beautiful with this dress

We are delighted to be expanding our "Vintage Style" wedding dress collection over the coming months, beginning we these fabulous dresses which are available to order in a range of sizes.

Ivory chiffon, tea-length wedding dress with satin belt and lace trim hem €560 

Worn with an ivory, lace, button back bolero €165

A birdcage veil is the perfect headpiece for a tea length wedding dress

1950's style, ivory wedding gown with tulle skirt and illusion lace top
pretty little satin bow at waist

A simple dress can mean you can add drama with a bespoke headpiece like this one.

To see all these and more call on 01 6111842 or email for your appointment.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Charlotte and Peters Engagement shoot by The Picture Rooms

Charlotte and Peter are great friends of Dirty Fabulous and we were absolutely thrilled that she wore a Dirty Fabulous dress for such an important occasion. Charlotte chose a blush pink, 1950's prom dress with a drop waist that showed off her figure perfectly! We added a bespoke headpiece and 1950's vintage hat that she interchanged during the shoot.
Martin from the brilliant Picture Rooms in Temple Bar was the photographer on the day. He was able to capture the day beautifully and I know Charlotte and Peter treasure these gorgeous pre-wedding photos.

What a fun afternoon! Peter and I thoroughly enjoyed our engagement photo shoot with Martin O'Leary of the Picture Rooms. Peter was a little nervous as he had never been behind the lens before but Martin was excellent at putting him at ease and making us both feel really relaxed. He gave us very clear direction in order to get the best shots but wasn't at all intrusive and let us be ourselves. He was a real professional. We suggested that Martin should pick a location and he choose the beautiful Merrion Park, giving us the perfect balance of urban and greenery. Martin had already researched the park and had ear marked some nice spots for the shots. 
We absolutely loved the outcome of the shoot and were blown away by the photos. The composition of the photos were stunning. We particularly liked that not all the images focused solely on us but included the magnificence and maturity of the park. He captured some alternative angles of our feet and clothing details which gave the whole shoot an edgy and contemporary feel. Martin set up really interesting and unique portraiture shoots and made Peter and I look far better than we do in real life (A great skill in itself!) Martin applied a subtle filter to the photos which created a gorgeous mood and atmosphere. We were absolutely delighted with the photos. I would highly recommend Martin to anyone looking for visually stunning, artistic and unique photos!

The Picture Rooms specialise in family portraits and alternative wedding photography and you have to have a look at their gorgeous galleries