Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Limited opening hours due to Weather!

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I refuse to give out about the snow....I love snow!!!!

However like with most people it is causing some disruptions.... Today my walk in was uber long, although the fact that it felt like I was walking on gingerbread crumbs did make it feel very festive!!!

Dirty Fabulous will open over the following times for the next few days:

Wednesday 22nd 10am -4pm

Thursday 23rd 12pm - 4pm

Friday 24th - closed

Fingers crossed that you have all your Christmas shopping done and that this won't effect you too much!

If you have any queries at all or any vintage emergencies contact us by email on

Hope you all get home safe and snuggly for Christmas. See you all in the New Year!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Festive Fun and Frolics at the Vintage Bridal Evening!

Thank you girls for modelling our vintage wedding dresses!

Enjoying festive treats and inspiration boards by The Bridal Lounge

The glamour...1940s wedding dress and a glass of bubbles!

Mini make-overs by Aoife Callaghan and Ellie O'Carroll

Caroline with the lovely ladies!

I have to say we had a really fantastic time at our first Vintage Bridal evening in the new Dirty Fabulous. It was a fantastic turn out and hopefully all of our lovely guests took inspiration from all involved.
The Bridal Lounge provided themed boards for some of our dresses from the 1930's, 50's and 60's. Aoife from The Bridal Lounge and Ellie O'Carroll from Elle's Belles were dolling up our guests with super pretty, mini-vintage make-overs.
Deirdre Hynes, also from The Bridal lounge, was on hand to discuss imaginative ideas for 'The Big Day' and share her talents with our guests.
The gorgeous flowers were from
I baked some homemade gingerbread cookies and The Bridal Lounge supplied yummy mince pies which we served on vintage tiered cake plates from
We then proceeded to get a little merry with hot spiced apple punch by yours truly, and, a Christmas cocktail of Champagne, Grand Marnier and cranberries, courtesy of The Bridal Lounge.
White Tea photography were there to capture all the fun and frolics of the evening. (Loving their work by the way, check it out!)
All in all it was a fabulous evening that I hope everyone enjoyed. We hope all our brides to be were inspired by the creative team involved!
If you missed any thing, here are the links to the most individual, perfect wedding possible...
And of course

For your own bridal appointment for our vintage boutique call 01 6111842 or email

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Vintage Bridal Evening Tuesday 14the December -RSVP

Hello Dear Fabulettes, We'd like to invite you to a wonderful evening of vintage wedding glamour on Tuesday 14th of December from 6 to 8pm. Our lovely friends at The Bridal Lounge will be on hand to provide inspiration for your upcoming wedding as well as mini vintage make-up and hairstyling demonstrations. Of course we'll be there to provide advise on how to get that fabulous vintage look for your big day. Spaces are very limited so

RSVP to We'll be enjoying festive nibbles too so brace yourselves to venture out into the cold to Dirty Fabulous, on Tuesday will be worth it!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Christmas Gifts Ideas For Every Budget!

1950s Ivory Fur trimmed evening cardigan €190

1950s Bronze beaded cardigan €130

1950s Green beaded cardigan €130

1950s Red Velvet hat €75

1940s Blush Pink Feather hat €110

1950s Lilac floral band €70

1960s Grey and Yellow hat €80

1950s Black velvet and Diamonte skull cap €85

1960s Gold Lame evening bag €70

1950s rhinestone dotted evening bag €100

1950s Black patent Verdi box bag €110

1960s gold and rhinestone trim gloves €40

1960s ivory beaded gloves €40

1950s Ivory opera gloves with crystal buttons €80

1950s black leather gloves with gold buckle €60

1960s Vogue earrings €110

1960s teal rhinestone drop earrings €90

1960s silver and rhinestone ring €50

1960s rhinestone droplet earrings €90

1960s Pearl droplet earrings €110

1960s star and aurora borealis droplet earrings €120

1960s Opal ring €45

1960s Gold leaf shape and pearl earrings €35

1960s gold and silver twist ring

1950s gold floral ring

1950s hand painted enamel heart earrings €80

1960s Garnet rhinestone cocktail ring €40

1950s Aurora borealis star earrings €75
1950s Aurora Borealis stud earrings €50

1960s gold floral ring €40

Phew...a thaw is in sight, back to Christmas shopping time!!!
Above are just a few suggestions for the perfect present.
Whether its a beautiful brooch for your mother, a flirty cocktail ring for your best girlfriend, an evening bag for your sister or something for yourself because you've been good all year...
Dirty Fabulous has all your girlie gifty needs!
Call in and see us for the best Christmas shopping

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas in Dirty Fabulous!

After the big freeze which meant some unpredictable opening hours, Dirty Fabulous is back in full Christmas mode!
So if like me you're a week behind in your Christmas shopping pop into us Tuesdays to Saturdays after 3pm or make an appointment from 10am if your looking for a special dress and would like some individual attention.
Any queries drop us an email at or call us on 01 6111842.
See you soon my lovelies!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Sorry we're closed due to Snow, snow and more snow!

Snow Path...

Snow Angel...

Sorry vintage lovers, we'll be closed today due to the snow and more bad weather conditions forecast later.
We will be open again tomorrow even if I have to fashion a sled out of baking trays and my neighbours dogs!!!
Hope we haven't caused you any inconvenience, get inside and have some hot chocolate!
Any queries? drop me an email at

Thursday, 25 November 2010

All about Vintage Costume Jewellery....Yummy

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A selection of stunning vingtage brooches available at Dirty Fabulous. Go on spoil yourself or someone you love!!!

1950s Large floral Brooch €130

1960s Blue & Clear large floral brooch €140

1960s white enamel & blue rhinestone brooch €140

1950s large swirl brooch €160

1950s layered crystal floral brooch €150

1950s blue & clear rhinestone brooch €160 (part of set with matching earrings)

1950s duck egg blue rose brooch €130

1940s Art Deco rhinestone brooch €140

Check out this engaging link for all the low down on vintage costume jewellery and the designers to look out for:

I am so partial to a bit of sparkle but I particularly love the colour and shine of vintage costume jewellery!

Vintage rhinestone jewellery was originally made to imitate diamonds to offer a more affordable alternative to lovers of fine jewels.
This type of jewellery then became really popular in World War II as luxuries became a rarer commodity.
A personal favourite vintage sparkle of mine is the Aurora Borealis. These rhinestones were treated with a special iridescent coating that gave them an amazing rainbow shine. Believe me when I say they are perfect for wearing with any colour!
Not only is vintage jewellery beautifully unique but it is also hugely collectable. There are quite a few designers to look out for on signed pieces such as Coro, Lisner, Art, Weiss, Miriam Haskel and Bogoff.

If having a signed piece isn't a major must when searching for a vintage sparkle then there are so many affordable stunning pieces available that are collectable purely because of their beauty and originality.

Come see our sparkles in Dirty Fabulous!