Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Dublin Rock N Roll Festival


Dublin's annual Rock N Roll festival took place last weekend from August 11th to 13th. 
It was a weekend packed full of Rockabilly fun and frolics and of course fashion!
Above are the original vintage looks of the 1950s and 60s from Dirty Fabulous.
The super photography was by David Gannon.
The fabulous retro hair was by Lunatic Fringe
 Gorgeous make-up by Makeup Forever

We can't wait for next years festival!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Prohibition: Gatsby's Mansion this Saturday 12th of August

You do not want to miss this....
Film Fatale's expertise in throwing lavish parties is well renowned and the annual summer party is up there with the most fabulous! Delve into the 1920's and Party the night away at IMMA at a soiree that would make even Jay Gatsby blush.
Lovin Dublin has called it the PARTY OF THEIR DREAMS!
For more information and where to get your tickets head on over to Film Fatale's page.

Check out these photos from last years party. 20's fashion is essential for these events so channel your inner silent movie star, flapper or gangster and prepare to have a lot of fun!

 The Venue:

The Fashion Inspiration:

We know what we're talking about: we've been before and it was a hoot!!!


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Champagne and Cream - Bridal Inspiration

This gorgeous shoot shows how bohemian and sophistication can go hand in hand!
The muted colour palette of champagne, cream and gold are supremely elegant.  Yet our Dirty Fabulous vintage wedding dresses are free spirited and laid back. We've added some sparkle in the headpieces and belts which work wonderfully in the beautiful Edwardian house.
Photographer, Sophia Travers has captured the details and soft lighting wonderfully. 


Photography: Sophia T Photography

Hair and make up: Samantha Mary Meredith at Goldilocks

Make up: Alisha Sweeney at AS Makeup Room

Shoes: Cinders

Model: Carrie Harding

Location: 14 Templemore Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6. (available to rent via Airbnb)

Monday, 31 July 2017

We'll be back Shortly!!!

1960's image from Vogue

Summer Holiday time... (again!)
Dirty Fabulous will be closed for the week as we spend some family time at home. We reopen on Tuesday 8th of August and if you'd like to book an appointment or make a query send us an email to
In the meantime enjoy some summer fun!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Butterfly Beauty!

The gorgeous Carmen came to us with a very specific vision in mind for her bridal headpiece. 
Her love of butterflies inspired her to incoorporate them into her piece. She also wanted the drama of a bird cage veil.
Working with Carmen's preferences, Caroline created a beautiful beaded comb with butterfly embellishment and a separate bird cage veil that Carmen could remove later in the day.
We just love Carmen's fun and super pretty look on her big day.
It was our pleasure to help her complete it!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Don't You Wish Swimwear Was This Interesting!

 Photo by John Rawlings 1953

Mack Sennett bathing beauties as “sirens of the sea.” circa 1920s

 1950s beachwear

 1950's Beachwear

 1940s Beachwear

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Real Bride - Fabulous in Feathers!

Just look at this for old school glamour!!!
Real bride Marie, chose a plush feather stole, rhinestone earrings and elaborate pearl and rhinestone headpiece from Dirty Fabulous, to compliment her modern wedding dress.
We're absolutely in love with her style and her photos are stunning.
 Elisha Clarke was the photographer and you can see the full, fabulous day on her page.
Check it out!

Congratulations to Marie and her new hubby!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Dirty Fabulous's Top 5 Perfect Summer Shoots!

To tide you over while we're closed we thought we'd look back at some of the fresh and summery photoshoots that have featured Dirty Fabulous.

Image by Studio Brown Photography

Image by White Tea Photography

 Image by David Frain Photography

 Image by White Tea Photography