Thursday, 15 March 2018

Happy St Patrick's Day - we're proud to be Irish!

It's time to pull out ALL the green from your wardrobe!
St. Patrick's Day is a time for family fun, maybe a parade in the pouring rain, a hot whiskey and all the green, white and gold you can imagine!
Whether you spend the day in hiding or go the whole hog we have a long weekend to think about, and cherish our Irishness. We love our little country and the people in it so we'll be kicking up our heels with the kids and most likely dressing like an Irish flag!
Maybe we'll take some inspiration from these glamorous ladies of the 40's and 50's , or maybe we'll look like bedazzled'll have to wait and see!!!

Photo by Frances McLaughlin-Gill's, April 1952 Glamour

Image of Isabella Albonico, photo by Gleb Derujinsky, Harper's Bazaar, February 1960

Photography by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1940

Dirty Fabulous Vintage

Monday, 5 March 2018

Real Bride Ita - Something Old, Something Blue.

How chic does our bride Ita, look in her 1960's, ivory silk suit from Saks Fifth Avenue. The jacket was adorned with beautiful turquoise cabochon and crystal buttons. We paired it with a 1950's, turquoise, velvet headband with veil for a fabulously unique bridal look.
We think she looks adorable and the soft tones were captured wonderfully by Wim from In Love Photography

Monday, 26 February 2018

Real Bride Deirdre - Shimmering in a Champagne Gown

Our gorgeous bride, Deirdre chose an elegant, champagne, wedding gown that echoed the style of the 1940's for her recent wedding. She paired it with one of our bespoke, birdcage veils in a perfect shade of nude. We are in love with her whole look!
Photography by I Do Photography
Congratulations to Deirdre and her new hubby!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Real Bride Karina - Wildly Beautiful!

  Photography by Benson Russell

 Photography by Benson Russell

Photography by Roisin Macken

Real bride Karina, chose a soft, asymmetric, vintage wedding gown and sheer cape veil for her recent wedding. Her relaxed, romantic look was simply wonderful for the picture perfect location.  We adore these photos!

Congratulations to Karina and her new hubby!  

Monday, 12 February 2018

Red and Pink - Switch It Up You Big Romantic and Wear These Colours Together!

We'll be colour blocking our way into this week! Whether you celebrate Valentines or ignore completely, there's nothing wrong with taking a little timeout to show your love and maybe spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest. 
Personally I'll do something nice with my kids on Valentines and hopefully squeeze in a date-night with the hubby at some stage during the next week or two. It won't be much different to any other week but love is important, essential in fact, so why not spend a little time being grateful for the family, friends and partners that are part of your life.
Just for the heck of it I'll be wearing lots of pink and red! 
Below are some original vintage images and then vintage dresses from Dirty Fabulous in an array of fabulous pink and red tones to inspire!
Have a wonderful week and remember "you are loved!".
Erwin Blumenfeld for Harper’s Bazaar, 1942

 1959 Ballgown

 Grès (Germaine Krebs) 1953 Evening Gown, Photo Pottier

 Liz Pringle in Claire McCardell 1952

Photography by Norman Parkinson, 1949

Dirty Fabulous Red and Pink Vintage Dresses to Make Yours

1960s baby pink dress with matching cropped jacket

1950's raspberry pink wiggle dress with matching belt

1960's lipstick red, chiffon wiggle dress

1950s Couture pink silk satin column gown with silk floral corsage

1940s fire engine red, silk satin evening gown

1960s hot pink, beaded cocktail dress

1940's dusky pink rayon dress

1950s pink satin evening gown with beading

Vintage palest pink, illusion top evening gown with beaded bodice

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Real Bride - Michelle's Vintage Finishing Touches

Beautiful bride Michelle, wanted to an extra flourish to her tea length wedding dress and came to Dirty Fabulous in search of some romantic vintage pieces.
We helped Michelle pick out a 1920's Juliet veil, bespoke belt and beaded 1950's cardigan that all added to her stunning look on her big day.
Congratulations to Michelle and new hubby!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Veils: Will You Be Wearing One?

If you're toying with the idea of wearing a veil but can't decide whether it's too "bridal" or not really you, then I'd recommend giving it a whirl!
If you are in two minds at all, then at least try a few different styles on. I've yet to meet a bride who regretted wearing a veil on her big day. I didn't wear one when I got married, and looking back, I wish I'd taken the plunge as there's really no other occasion to rock a gorgeous tulle veil!
That's not to say a veil is for everyone. If even the thoughts of trying one gives you the shivers or its too out-there for your personal style then avoid at all costs, and don't let someone else talk you into wearing one! Stay true to yourself and what you want.
So, for any of you undecided brides looking for inspiration, here are a collection of real wedding photos with a range of beautiful veils along with new and vintage veils from the Dirty Fabulous bridal collection. 
Once you've decided yes, then comes the fun part: What length? Elaborate or simple? Vintage or new? Better try them all.... Enjoy!!!

Image Via Style Me Pretty photography by Catherine Guidry

Image Via Love My Dress photography by Life Stories

Image via Once Wed photography by Jessica Burke

Image via Style Me Pretty photography by Sophie Kaye Photography

Image via Style Me Pretty
Photography by Leighanne Herr

Image via Once Wed photography by Bryce Covey

Image via Love My Dress photography by Rachelle Simoneau

Dirty Fabulous Bridal and Veils
Images by Peter Carvill

Dirty Fabulous Bridal and Veils

Vintage Veils Currently In Stock

Are you convinced? Sure why don't you come in and try some on....
Get in touch to arrange your appointment for some frothy, tulle trying!