Thursday, 30 April 2015

What the heck does this button do?

(image from mattsko)

Do you find yourself asking "what the heck does this button do???" in relation to your DSLR camera?

Well then... firm friend of Dirty Fabulous, Aga of White Tea photography fame is offering a place on her "I got a camera for Christmas" course.

It's a refreshingly laid back workshop on how to get to know your DSLR camera that little bit better. Relax in the cool setting of MVP as Aga guides you around the various settings of your new camera and shows you how to get the most out of it creatively. All levels of experience are welcome, even those, like us, who only know how to turn it on, point and click.

The courses are running on Saturday 16th of May from 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Sunday 17th from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. A yummy lunch is included.

If you win you can choose which of these days you'd prefer. I'm sure you could even hang out for a post workshop beverage with your new camera savvy besties in MVP, if the mood so took you!

NB**** You must own a DSLR camera to take part in the course.

Well now isn't that uber generous! So what do I have to do to win one of these precious spaces?

Post to our Facebook page, @dirtyfabulousvintage on instagram, Twitter or use the old fashioned method and email with of an pic you're chuffed with and want the world to see. You're quite sure it was a fluke and you've no idea what buttons you pressed but the Gods of photography were smiling upon you that day and BAM!!!...a picture good enough to take home and meet the parents.   

Tag it with #DFcamera4xmas

Good luck!!!.... now what exactly is fisheye used for?

Monday, 27 April 2015

Oh Gatsby!

Can't you just imagine the lovely Chloe as a guest at one of Jay Gatsby's wild and legendary parties! Wandering around the grounds of the manor in the early hours of the morning as she ponders on a romantic encounter from earlier that night. Her gorgeous vintage gowns are full of 1920's glamour and decadence.  What a talented team behind this evocative shoot! 

Photographer: Claire Brown
Model: Chloe Devereux @ 1st Options Models
Clothing and accessories: Dirty Fabulous 
MUA: Natalie Ford

Monday, 20 April 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, 16 April 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, 13 April 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, 9 April 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.