We have oodles of gift ideas in store to suit every budget! We can help you pick something out and if you still can't decide you can always treat her to a lovely gift voucher.
Monday, 30 November 2015
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Winter weddings are impossibly romantic and utterly glamorous but lets face it we all have to be practical. Hypothermia is not what you want on your big day!
No one wants to cover up their gorgeous dress with a bulky coat. There are so many snuggly bridal options out there to allow you to be cosy and a knockout!
Follow the lead of these vintage babes:
Images courtesy of Vogue
Image from Pinterest
Actress, Margot Grahame in the 1930's
Dirty Fabulous has an incredible array of options from feathers, fur, stoles, capes and wraps. Come in for an appointment and see our full collection for yourself!
Monday, 23 November 2015
Credits All Clothing and accessories by Dirty Fabulous www.dirtyfabulous.com Styling by Dirty Fabulous www.dirtyfabulous.com Photography: White Tea www.whitetea.ie Hair: Claire Barry www.clairebarry.ie Make-up: Natalie Forde www.nataliefordmakeup.com Model: Claire Mc Donnell Shoes : Cinders www.cinders.ie Location: Chocolate Factory www.chocolatefactory.ie Dirty Fabulous 21 Wicklow Street Dublin 2 01 6111842 email@example.com
Thursday, 19 November 2015
There's no doubt about it, if you take yourself out to any of the events in the Dublin Burlesque Festival this year then you're in for a treat.
For their night time events you can be guaranteed a raucous, surprising, sassy, hilarious and fabulous evening.
But the Dublin Burlesque Festival likes to take things down a notch on Sunday Afternoon with their annual Afternoon Tea and Vintage Fashion Show.
While away a few decadent hours in glamour, perusing vintage fashion from the 1930's to 1950's.
Dirty Fabulous will be one of the boutiques pulling out all the stops to excite and exhilarate the audience!
The afternoon tea will be held in a personal favourite haunt:
House on Leeson Street.
Sit back, relax and listen to the dulcet tones of Miss Truly Divine as the lovely models in with their vintage hair and make-up pass you by.
Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? We can't! See you there and don't forget to immerse yourself in the whole event and wear your vintage glad-rags!
Doors open at 1pm and the show starts at 2pm.
Tickets are limited so make it snappy and grab your tickets . They include the fashion show and a scrumptious afternoon tea.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Vintage store Dirty Fabulous is an emporium devoted to early-to-mid-20th-Century American fashion. These are the former clothes of American heiresses, society belles, matrons and mavens. They are luxurious, colourful, sometimes bejewelled, and always utterly glamorous and feminine.
Founded in 2007 by Monaghan sisters Caroline Quinn and Kathy Sherry, their aim was to satisfy a before now uncatered-for customer - the woman who loves to look truly beautiful in a retro, feminine and unique way. This was before Mad Men inspired us all.
"We started the business because we were obsessed with vintage," Caroline tells me, as we browse the rails of their first-floor premises on Wicklow Street, in Dublin. "We would go abroad and visit every single vintage store in a city. Paris was all black dresses, black dresses, though they love their labels. In Berlin, it was very casual; great for 1970s and 80s. But not for the 40s and 50s, because of the war - stuff didn't survive."
"We loved American vintage, and no one in Ireland was really doing what we loved; party dresses, girly - 1950s prom dresses," Caroline explains. "There was a total lack in the market. So we went to America, and that was it for us."
American fashion up until the 1970s was utterly different to what Europe wore. Though they experienced the Great Depression, generally the USA did not suffer the kind of deprivations Europe did as a result of two great wars. Life, especially society life, went on, and flashing the cash in the form of beautiful women's occasion wear was de rigueur.
"People will remember an aunt, a relation in America, sending home a dress, and it will have been nothing like what they were wearing at the time in Ireland," Caroline explains. "Life in America was more fun, they had more money, they went to more parties; it was a different experience to what people were living at the same time in Ireland."
American party life is the stuff of Dirty Fabulous, and is why it is a stunning alternative option for debs, occasion wear and bridal wear. They cater for everyone, from women getting married, to mother of the bride, to the young and shy things looking for a dress for their debs that will make them look beautiful, and that isn't sexualised.
It's good even for gift ideas, as there are oodles of vintage cashmere cardis, bags, gloves and hats, as well as hairpieces and belts that Caroline creates using vintage jewels.
From experience with a friend who was a bride, an invaluable aspect of the Dirty Fabulous ethos is that customers must make an appointment, for which they get an hour of expert advice and service. The gals encourage the taking of lots of pictures, especially by brides, (unlike some bridal shops) so that people can be sure that they 'love' their look.
Fashion edited by Constance Harris
Sunday Indo Life Magazine
All Clothing and accessories by Dirty Fabulous www.dirtyfabulous.com Styling by Dirty Fabulous www.dirtyfabulous.com Photography: White Tea www.whitetea.ie Hair: Claire Barry www.clairebarry.ie Make-up: Natalie Forde www.nataliefordmakeup.com Model: Claire Mc Donnell Shoes : Cinders www.cinders.ie Location: Chocolate Factory www.chocolatefactory.ie Dirty Fabulous 21 Wicklow Street Dublin 2
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