"Dirty-pretty" is a diverse and nonspecific term used frequently when referring to a particular style of poetry, prose, lyrics, or music. The origins of the phrase are, to my knowledge, traced back to AllPoetry.com but that is completely up for debate.
~Dirty pretty is~
According to Diseased Mind: "something gorgeous and cancer filled. broken hearts and hipbones. stars and razor-blade wrists. eating disorders, Vogue, ugly, and glittered"
Dirty pretty is...modified scene kids, being pretty in a fucked up kind of way, walking the streets, addiction, glitter, glamor, Hollywood Blvd., toxicity, pixie dust, acid soaked anything, cyanide nightmares, &&, excessive periods, obsession, sex, lies, lipgloss, cheap perfume, makeup, plastic, romance, whores, neon lights, fake, gorgeous, bleeding speakers, shattered glass, cavities, eating disorders, bruises, makebelieve, insecurity, breakdowns, shot gun, hip bones, collar bones, &&all things m e l o d r a m a t i c.
~ f r a g i l e (commenting on poetry): Love it.
So many parts,
This is just
dirty-pretty being shoved down your throat and
bein laughed at behind your back.
~ You're such a whore, but you're so dirty-pretty, I still love you.