Chic Color Combos

Chic Color Combos

Here at Flair, a big part of our job is keeping on top of the latest trends in the bridal world. We want to make sure that we carry dresses that are fresh and modern, so that you (and your bridal party) can look the same! For example, thanks to your trend spotting friends at Flair, you will no longer find calf length dresses in the store. Though they were all the rage in the early 2000’s, no one wears them anymore. Thank goodness for that; you pretty much have to be Giselle to pull that length off! While it can be fun to say goodbye to trends of the past, what we love even more is saying hello to the next big thing! Speaking of which, let’s discuss bridesmaids’ dresses in mixed colors (hello, segue). We think this may be just the thing to give your 2014/2015 bridal party that little extra, trendy oomph!

Ugh we love Jenny Yoo's colors, they literally ALL look great together! Pretty picture courtesy of JJ Ignotz.

Ugh we love Jenny Yoo’s colors, they literally ALL look great together! Pretty picture courtesy of JJ Ignotz.

When we say mixed colors, we’re not talking a rainbow here (though we did a rainbow wedding party once, and it came out so adorable and fun). What we’re really talking about is a subtle change in color amongst your bridesmaids’ dresses. You could go ombre, and start your MOH in a dark shade of pink, for example, and work your way down lighter and lighter with each dress, ending in a soft blush. Or you can pop a couple of gray dresses in with some blues. One of our favorite color combos is mixing light pinks and champagnes; so elegant! Jenny Yoo is all over this trend, choosing colors that are easy to mix and match; perfect for the bride looking for something modern and unique. Check out some of her gorgeous color combos below and contact Flair today to assist you in planning the perfect dress and color combos for your big day!

Don't the Iris and Daphne dresses look amazing together!A soft pink totally mixes with neutral colors!

Don’t the Iris and Daphne dresses look amazing together! A soft pink mixes perfectly with neutral colors!

The Sienna and Hayley dresses are showing off how to mix colors within the same palette. Stunning!

The Sienna and Hayley dresses are showing off how to mix colors within the same palette. Stunning!

Nervous about mixing colors? Check out how Jenny Yoo mixed colors, styles AND fabrics with these styles. They look great together and yours will too!

Nervous about mixing colors? Check out how Jenny Yoo mixed colors, styles AND fabrics with these styles. They look great together and yours will too!

Meet Frills!

Introducing…Frills!

Isn’t it funny how social media changes with you as you get older? In college, it was all about finding the best parties and posting song quotes that reflected your each and every mood. Come to think of it, Dashboard Confessional lyrics consumed a good 75% of my status updates in college. Anyways, moving on…as we got older, you’d start to see engagement and wedding photos take over social media. Now, I’m at the “babies and houses” phase. Every day there’s a new, adorable baby or covetable house to drool over. I was starting to feel a little left out. I’ve been married almost 3 (!!) years and in terms of a house, let me tell you, the market is TOUGH. So, what about me?? What can I throw in people’s faces to make them jealous (kidding!)? Well, it turns out I (and the rest of the Flair team) have a baby of sorts to announce; a business baby!

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Almost 9 months ago (see…baby!) we started a project that would allow customers near and far to order products by fabulous designers that we’ve come to know and love over our years in the store. Let’s face it, we’re living in an increasingly online world, and Flair had to adapt. We LOVE our Newbury Street store and will never abandon the face to face customer interaction that we enjoy so much. However, we also needed to address the needs of those customers who just can’t make it to the Back Bay. So, Frills was born! At Frills, you can order a dress, a veil, jewelry, a tuxedo vest and even a custom bridal sketch! The list goes on and on! Basically, it’s for all of those fun, little details you get to think about AFTER you make the hard decisions. So grab a glass of champagne, sit on your couch (in sweatpants, we won’t judge) and shop for fabulous items without searching for parking or getting stuck in traffic. We can’t wait to see you there 🙂

check out this custom bridal sketch of one of our Jenny Yoo gowns! you can get one of YOU in your gown (or for a friend!)!

check out this custom bridal sketch of one of our Jenny Yoo gowns! you can get one of YOU in your gown (or get one for a friend!)!

Down with Arthur, Up with Jenny Yoo!

Here in New England, July 4th was not so hot. Thanks to Hurricane Arthur, we woke up to driving rain, raging winds and cool temperatures. Put those white shorts away, girls! This was shaping up to be a predominantly indoor Independence Day. It was hard not to get a little down in the dumps; I couldn’t even remember the last July 4th that I spent inside. The only thing that saved my day was the fact that I was slow to jump on the “Orange is the New Black” bandwagon. A rainy July 4th felt like the perfect time to get on board, and by the end of the day I had breezed through atleast 8 episodes and was hooked!

With this weird July 4th over, I am happy to report that there is more to look forward to in July than just season 2 of OITNB! A prime example: Jenny Yoo’s fabulous July sales! Both brides and bridesmaids can take advantage of this month’s sales; there’s something for everyone!

Brides, take 20% off most Jenny Yoo bridal gowns ordered by July 26th. See below for all of the details!

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Bridesmaids, you get 15% off all of Jenny Yoo’s crinkle chiffon bridesmaids’ dresses ordered by July 26th!

Crinkle chiffon is such a unique, comfortable fabric that you will look and feel great in. Plus, it comes in a ton of gorgeous colors! Check out below for the 411, and give Flair a call to make an appointment and get in for these fabulous deals!

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Happy 4th from Flair!

You guys, we have big news: the 4th of July falls on a FRIDAY this year! How awesome is that?! We want no part of that Wednesday off and then back to work deal. No no, this year the 4th of July provides us with the best phrase in the English language: a three day weekend! Actually, Flair will be taking off a little longer than that. Hey hey, settle down, we work weekends all fall and winter long, we deserve this 😉 So, take note of our holiday hours for next week below, and we look forward to seeing and speaking with you all when we get back on Tuesday July 8th!! In the meantime, feel free to drool over these fab July 4th wedding ideas and have a safe and happy Independence Day!

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We love how this classic, white hydranga bouquet gets a 4th of July boost with the blue striped ribbon!

We love how this classic, white hydranga bouquet gets a 4th of July boost with the blue striped ribbon!

Nothing says USA more than a blue dress, red flowers and cowboy boots!

Nothing says USA more than a blue dress, red flowers and cowboy boots!

We are in love with these striped straws! Adorable!

We are in love with these striped straws! Adorable!

Macarons are definitely the "it" wedding food, and we adore them with this patriotic twist!

Macarons are definitely the “it” wedding food, and we adore them with this patriotic twist!

Wine Country Wedding Wonder

Guys, we are OBSESSED with Southern New England Weddings. It is seriously one of the most beautifully put together wedding publications we’ve ever seen. Everyone at SNEW has a passion for weddings, and they work hard to produce a magazine that any and every New England bride can turn to for inspiration. There’s nothing we hate more than flipping through a magazine only to find that every idea is out of our fiscal reach. Another bummer? When we see an ad for a cake (cue drool) and then learn that the baker is located across the country. So, Southern New England Weddings is perfect for us! They take the time to feature products and ideas for all budgets, and they shout out all of the best local vendors. Speaking of which, this seems like a good time to segue into a sneak peek of the most recent shoot Flair did with SNEW. (See what I did there…best local vendors…Flair…duh). So sit back, relax, and take a nice, long sip of this delicious wine country themed shoot. Oh, and be sure to grab the newest issue of Southern New England Weddings to see the full spread and get the scoop on all of the fab wedding pros who also collaborated on this shoot! Cheers!

Our Nicole Miller "Mia" gown is perfect for a rustic, wine country wedding!

Our Nicole Miller “Mia” gown is perfect for a rustic, wine country wedding!

Our Mia gown has the most gorgeous sweetheart top, and check out that stunning headpiece by our friends at Ti Adoro!

Our Mia gown has the most gorgeous sweetheart top, and check out that stunning headpiece by our friends at Ti Adoro!

We love this strapless lace gown by Theia! It is soft and comfy, while remaining glam (and well priced!)

We love this strapless lace gown by Theia! It is soft and comfy, while remaining glam (and well priced!)

We are DYING over this detail shot of our Theia lace gown!

We are DYING over this detail shot of our Theia lace gown!

These bridesmaids look effortlessly chic in the Laurie dress by Coren Moore (left) and the Casey dress by Anna Elyse (right). Swoon!

These bridesmaids look effortlessly chic in the Laurie dress by Coren Moore (left) and the Casey dress by Anna Elyse (right). Swoon!

From the red carpet to the wedding aisle

From the red carpet to the wedding aisle!

We love, love, love the Oscars; it truly is the fashion world’s Superbowl! All of the Flair girls were texting throughout the night; we live for the red carpet and couldn’t wait to see what trends would pop up. Here’s what we caught:

1) Metallics: Cate, Angelina, Jenna, Kate…the list goes on and on! Gowns with metallic details were HUGE on the red carpet, and why not? Metallic shades are timeless and tend to be pretty flattering, plus they look amazing amongst all of those flash bulbs! Did you catch the metallic thread detail in Lupita’s skirt? Subtle and gorgeous! You can achieve the metallic look at Flair with Jenny Yoo’s Hudson and Harlow dresses. These gorgeous lace dresses have metallic threading that is sure to pop in all of your photos; stunning!

How ya doing, Harlow?

How ya doing, Harlow?

Hello, Hudson!

Hello, Hudson!

2) Soft colors: OK, we are fully patting ourselves on the back with this one. Soft colors have been popular in the bridesmaids’ world for a few seasons now; we’re ahead of the trend! Most people are concerned about soft colors being flattering on all skin tones, but the red carpet was perfect evidence that they can be! Kristen Bell, Penelope Cruz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Camila Alvez and Cate Blanchett all wore soft, neutral shades and they have completely different skin tones. So, don’t be afraid of a neutral color palette, it creates such romantic and elegant photos! Case in point: Lynn Lugo’s photo shoot for the 2014 season was chock full of gorgeous soft colors that you can get at Flair!

We could go on and on, but we’ll wrap it up with a quick list of the other trends we spotted: Navy tuxes for the men, art deco inspired bags and jewelry, black dresses (which are usually avoided on the red carpet), nude nails, headbands (OK, there was only one but it was epic!), soft makeup and swept back hair. There’s something for everyone!

We had so much fun this awards show season, and we’re so excited that the bridal world is on trend with the red carpet. Can’t wait for next season :)

XOXO from your red carpet reporters,
Stacey, Jaime, Madison, Joy, Hilleary and Lindsay

Golden Globe Gorgeous!

Golden Globe Gorgeous!

Here at Flair, we love, love, love award show season! The red carpet always gives us such amazing inspiration for bridal and bridesmaids’ styling, as well as our own personal styling! All of the Flair girls got together last night (via a massive group text) at 6:00 PM sharp for the start of the season; The Golden Globes! As our Facebook followers already know, each Flair gal had a different choice for best dressed (click here to follow us and see our picks!) and we LOVE that it turned out that way! We each have a unique sense of style, and as a group, we bring a diverse style perspective to our brides and bridesmaids!

There is one thing that we all could agree on though; there were some fabulous trends on the red carpet that will translate perfectly to the 2014 wedding season (and beyond)!

1) High slits – Thinking of a long dress for your bridesmaids, but worried about them being too warm? A slit is the perfect solution; they can look hot while staying cool!

Elsa Pataky in Paule Ka (yes, we did choose this photo in part because of Chris Hemsworth). Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Elsa Pataky in Paule Ka (yes, we did choose this photo in part because of Chris Hemsworth). Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Dessy Collection style 2879. Hello gorgeous!

Dessy Collection style 2879. Hello gorgeous!

2) Sleeves – No longer does a sleeve scream matronly; tons of stars (Olivia Wilde! Camila Alves! Emma Watson! Julianna Margulies!) rocked a sleeve and looked young and fresh at the same time!

Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana. We weren't 100% sold, but atleast it's different! Photo credit: JasonMerritt/Getty Images

Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana. We weren’t 100% sold, but atleast it’s different! Photo credit: JasonMerritt/Getty Images

Jenny Yoo's Gabby dress with a delicate flutter sleeve; so romantic!

Jenny Yoo’s Gabby dress with a delicate flutter sleeve; so romantic!

3) Color blocking – In the past, if you wanted to incorporate a second color into your bridesmaids’ dresses it meant one thing; a sash! While that is still true, there are also new, modern ways to incorporate color!

Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung. Photo credit: Jordan Strauss/ Invision/ AP

Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung. Photo credit: Jordan Strauss/ Invision/ AP

Yes this is my wedding but it's not a shameless plug, I swear! After all, we did color block our Lynn Lugo dresses :)

Yes this is my wedding but it’s not a shameless plug, I swear! After all, we did color block our Lynn Lugo dresses :)

4) Slicked back hair – While we’re not sure if we’ll see many slicked back gals in this year’s wedding photos, we have to admit, it’s a cool, new way to keep the hair out of your face and show off your gorgeous makeup!

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. Photo credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy. Photo credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

5) Bare necks – While we had 6 totally unique best dressed choices, they did have one thing in common; bare necks! Many stars decided to forgo the somewhat over-done statement necklace for the next big thing; a statement earring! We predict many bare necks with statement earrings in wedding photos this year!

Emma Roberts in Lanvin. So clean and chic! Photo credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

Emma Roberts in Lanvin. So clean and chic! Photo credit: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images

While we try to remain neutral about fashion choices (to each her own!) our Golden Globes recap just wouldn’t be complete without atleast a mention of some of our least favorite dresses. Just for fun:

1) We wish our TV had some “blurred lines” over this gown.

2) This gown needs to head back to “Nashville.”

3) This gown is a “big bang” mess.

4) Even a “Charlie’s Angel” couldn’t save this dress.

That’s it! Now we want to know what you liked (and didn’t like)! Can’t wait to hear your picks!!

Happy award show season! XO

Stacey, Jaime, Joy, Madison, Hilleary and Lindsay

Anna Elyse 2014 Collection Trunk Show!

We are so excited to have the new Unzipped Collection in the store this weekend!  Not only are these dresses perfect for mixing and matching they also require little to no tailoring!!  We still have a few appointments available for Thursday and Friday of this week!! We can’t wait to help dress your bridal party in Anna Elyse dresses!  And as an extra special promo we are offering 25% off the entire Unzipped Collection!!

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August Promotions!!

Lucky, lucky 2014 brides + bridesmaids….we have some fabulous August Promo coming up this month!

This Jenny Yoo promo is just the beginning….look for more promos and events next week!
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If you have not set up an appointment for August….what are you waiting for?

Call us at 617.247.2828 or book and appointment here!

We can’t wait to dress you in some adorable Jenny Yoo frocks!

xoxo

Flair Girls

A Perfect Combination!

Today at Flair we got to discussing some classic combos. Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, bread and butter….can you tell that we had this discussion around lunch time? The dynamic duo that really sparked our conversation though cannot be found in the fridge; Coren Moore and Kate Spade!

Here’s how the convo got started…our lovely FedEx guy dropped off a huge box of adorable dresses for our Coren Moore trunk show at the same time that we were drooling over Kate Spade’s flash sale website (did you see it? GREAT deals!). It didn’t take long for us to realize how well these two fit together! They’re preppy, classic, and oh so fashionable.

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We just so happen to have a Kate Spade store on our block, so we decided to take a little field trip for some inspiration. We were kids in a candy store! Everything in there is so colorful and fun; very Flair! One piece really stuck out; a gorgeous navy and white striped necklace that Stacey ended up buying for herself. It’s the perfect combo of preppy and modern. We love it! We couldn’t help trying it with some of the Coren Moore dresses we had in and it literally looked good with every single one. So, for any Coren Moore brides/maids out there looking for jewelry, check out Kate Spade. While some of her pieces can get a little pricey, they are a great investment and something that can truly be worn again and again!

Our Coren Moore Trunk Show ends May 19th!  Get those orders in!!

Happy Spring!

Linds, Stace, Jaime, Madi & Hilleary 🙂

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