New York Bridal Market at a Glance

Saturday October 15th – Day 1

9:30 AM – Lindsay and Stacey board the Amtrak to NYC! A few episodes of Glee on our computers and we’re there!

1:30 PM – Struggle to catch a cab at Penn Station and Lindsay’s watch goes missing…not a good start…

2:00 – We check into the fabulous Omni Berkshire Hotel in Midtown, thanks to our friends at the Omni in Boston. Seriously, if there is an Omni wherever you are traveling, STAY THERE! They are all so classy and gorgeous, we were in heaven!

3:00 – Explore Midtown a little…we search for a Starbucks that the concierge told us was a block away, but never find it (more on that later) and end up getting sandwiches nearby.

4:00 – Make ourselves pretty and presentable (takes longer than you’d think).

4:30 – Wind ruins our hair as we wait for a cab outside of the hotel…Stacey and Lindsay are NOT happy.

5:00 – Check into Pier 94 (where bridal market is held) and have our first meeting with Anna Elyse, yay! We don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say we are SO excited about her new bridal line. We absolutely fell in love with one gown with a textured skirt…stay tuned! She is expanding and growing her bridesmaids’ line as well and added two new fabrics, chiffon and charmuese. Go Annie!

6:30 – Lindsay and Stacey struggle to figure out where to go to dinner. They end up at the hotel restaurant (Fireside) like major losers.  The salad in the parmesan bowl was fab though!

7:30 – Conference call with Flair’s owner Christine to discuss what we’ve seen so far. We are so excited already!

8:30 – Asleep…not kidding. The beds at the Omni were too amazing to resist for too long and poor Stacey is under the weather. Such a trooper!

Sunday October 16th – Day 2

6:00 AM – Time to wake up and get ready! We are sure to use ample Rave hairspray to avoid yesterday’s windy fiasco. P.S. Stacey confirms that the Omni has the best hotel shower EVER. Bonus!

7:30 – We’re out the door and immediately go looking for Starbucks…which we again did not find. Eventually we stumbled across one several blocks away (with the help of our smart phones – seriously, what did we do before those things?!). A fabulous man in a morning coat compliments Lindsay’s trench and sunglasses (the glasses are forever 21, he thought Tom Ford). Her day is made. Then, a turn for the worse: our lovely cab driver starts to drive away with Stacey still half way out the door. She swung her way in though, crisis averted.

9:00 – Appointment to see a potential new bridal designer, Junko Yoshioka. Such nice guys and gorgeous dresses! We have the best job ever!

10:00 – Time to meet with the Jenny Yoo ladies! We love them! Let us start by saying that Jenny has such a good idea for a bridesmaid’s dress that she is in the process of patenting it. Yes, you heard us, a patent. Can’t wait to show you ladies when the samples come in!

11:00 – Meeting with Coren Moore and her team. They are THE sweetest ever and we love hanging out with them, and of course seeing their new styles! We love their new chiffon pieces, which we’ll have in the store in the coming WEEKS! Eeek, so excited!! Plus, later in the season we’ll have a gorgeous bridesmaid’s dress with a ruffle detail and you know how we love us a ruffle!

12:00 PM – Quick trip to see our accessories designer, A.B. Ellie. Ashley is a true genius when it comes to bridal and bridesmaids’ belts. They really add SO much detail to our dresses. We added a few new pieces for the store and we know our girls are going to L-O-V-E them! Plus, we love seeing Ashley and her sister, they are so down to earth and fabulous!

12:30 – Off to Nicole Miller! Her dresses are so much fun, we love seeing them on the gorgeous models. Plus, she has A-MAZING party dresses that are really well priced!

1:30 – MUCH needed lunch break! Stacey and Lindsay wander the waterfront area for awhile and stumble upon a cute little pub. Slow service but great food, just the pick me up we needed!

3:00 – Lynn Lugo time! We are SOSO excited about Lynn’s new styles! In particular, there are three new tops with ruffle details that we fell in LOVE with. They are super cute and wearable, trust us! Plus, she came out with some great soft colors that we think will be very popular this year. Lynn and her husband Pete are the cutest couple ever, so we just love to chat and catch up with them. Plus, they gave us these amazing cups with her logo on them which we now use every day!

4:00 – Definitely time to grab a coffee in the buyer’s lounge area. We are starting to fade!

4:30 – Quick stop at Dessy. Theirs is always an easy one, we know we’re getting everything! We figured out what colors we wanted and were on our way!

5:00 – Our last meeting of the day is with 57 Grand. We love these ladies, definitely be on the lookout for them. They get the best magazine exposure ever and landed another Martha Stewart editorial just recently! They have a super cool bridal style with a removeable tulle skirt, so cool!

6:00 – Headed back to the Omni!

6:30 – Hour and a half conference call with Christine, we have SO much to discuss!

8:00 – Stacey and Lindsay get brave and venture out for dinner! Watch out NYC here we come! We went to this adorable Italian restaurant with THE fastest service ever. The entrees were there literally 2 minutes after we ordered, crazy! Plus, our waiter had a crush on us and gave us a glass of wine on the house. Not gonna lie, we needed it!

9:00 – Back to the Omni, we laugh and watch The Proposal and fall asleep by 11:00 (such rebels after last night).

Monday October 17th – Day 3

6:30 AM – Wake up time! We were ready super early yesterday so we slept a little later.

7:45 – Out the door, we try yet again to find the “close” Starbucks but again end up at the farther one we went to yesterday. Whatever, we’d travel miles and miles for the bucks.

9:00 – Meeting another new designer, Amy Kuschel. She is THE perfect fit for Flair! Her bridal gowns are definitely going to be a step up for us and we KNOW our girls are going to love them! Plus, former Flair girl Leah works with them at her new bridal boutique so we got to catch up with her there. We miss her! Ladies, you are going to DIE over these dresses, we are counting down the days until we can start showing them to you!!

10:00 – Travel to the Intercontinental Hotel where Siri is showing. She got the presidential suite there, go Siri!!

11:00 – Meeting with Siri. She has an absolutely adorable rouched sweetheart style that we know will KILL at Flair.

12:00 PM – Last stop of the trip, Badgley Mischka in Times Square! No new styles but it was still so nice to see their showroom, it’s gorgeous!

12:30 – Quick change into scrubby, train clothes in the Omni bathroom. We ask the concierge yet again where the closer Starbucks is…and still don’t find it. We are convinced it doesn’t exist.

1:00 – Quick lunch in Midtown. We get to eat outside because it is so gorgeous out!

2:00 – Amtrak home! A man and woman behind us refuse to stop talking even though the train is supposed to be quiet. We give a few mean glances, to no avail. On the brighter side, Stacey meets a new man (in the form of an adorable 7 month old baby, who was a major flirt).

Tuesday October 18th – Back to Flair!!! We only wish we had all of those new styles with us, but we should have a lot of them soon after the new year! Stay tuned brides and maids!

 

We had the best time at Bridal Market this year and we are so excited to share all the new gems!

Here’s to a happy, successful, beautifully dressed and healthy 2012!

XOXO

Lindsay & Stacey

 

 

Cap Sleeves the new “it” style???

Never did I think I would be writing a BLOG about Cap sleeves. But here I am, and I am serious about this!  This trend is SERIOUSLY cute!  I think we are being influenced by our friends across the pond big time…..they have always been a tad more conservative then us over here in New England!

So, considering our obsession with the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton…cap sleeves are making a BIG comeback….so get with it and check out some our our amazing options we are offering here at FLAIR!

Lynn Lugo “Camille” with a Tulip Skirt!!

Anna Elyse‘s “Cap Sleeve” with Pencil Skirt!

Alfred Sung “D500″…..just arrived today!!

 

Let’s go ladies book your appointments and come look at this cute new trend we are LOVIN!

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XOXO

Stace

11 day’s til Lindsay’s wedding! ahhhh 🙂

11 bridesmaid dresses for $211

Ladies, ladies…….calm down we know you are excited!!!

We are offering an amazing SALE in the month of June we picked 11 of or favorite dresses and decided to offer them to you exclusively at Flair for an astounding $211!!

Your bridesmaids have a choice of any of these 11 dresses in the mentioned fabrics and in any color that the designer offers.

1.  Siri’s “Deville” Dress in Silk Shantung

2. Siri’s “Lotus” Dress in Silk Shantung

3. Siri’s “Paulette” in Silk Shantung

4. Siri’s “Tiffany Sweetheart” in Silk Shantung

5. Lynn Lugo “Blake” in Silk Shantung, Eastern Silk or Silk Dupioni

6. Lynn Lugo “Grace “ in Silk Shantung, Eastern Silk and Silk Dupioni

7. Lynn Lugo “Dakota” in Silk Shantung, Eastern Silk and Silk Dupioni (excluding white)

8. Alfred Sung “D498” in Peau De Soie or Dupioni

9. Alfred Sung “D468” in Peau De Soie or Dupioni

10.  Alfred Sung “D437” in Peau De Soie or Dupioni

11.  Dessy Collection “6575” in Chiffon

What are you waiting for??

Adorable and stylish bridesmaid dresses for your girls for only $211….call us and make an appointment to see these fab dress this month for our $211 dress sale!

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XOXO

Stacey & Lindsay

Lovely and Long………

Jenny Yoo’s Maxine is a modified halter…..super cute and comfy, looks stunning with the…..

Luisa Belt!!

Sleek, modern and sophisticated.  Coren Moore’s gorgeous Katherine gown perfect for any elegant event affair, can be paired with a contrasting or matching sash or add some floral detail with……..

A.B. Ellie’s Bitty Brooklyn!!  Hello BLING!!!

A modern and unique take on a long gown Siri does everything right with the Santa Cruz gown!!

We love Anna Elyse’s Grace Sweetheart for it’s simplicity and elegance, would be perfect paired with a pashmina or fur stole!!

Lastly, Dessy Collection brings us Style # 2832 it is a super cute chiffon gown that comes in a TON of colors and needs no embellishment because of the adorable flower on the waist!!

Ladies, we know summer is right around the corner but you Fall and Winter brides should jump on our Long Dress Promo this month and save an EXTRA 5% off for all long bridesmaid dresses purchased this month!

 

Until next time!!

Stacey

XOXOXO

***Check out some other posts we did on long gowns!!

 

A.B. Ellie’s Bitty Brooklyn

Well hello TWIST Dress!!!!

We know you have all been waiting for this….and the day has finally arrived!!
We finally received Dessy’s infamous TWIST dress!
Why is this dress so amazing, let me count the ways…….. 
 Who knew one little dress can be worn all those ways!! Amazing!! Each girl can basically pick what style they want to wear and literally in seconds wrap the dress however they choose!  The twist wrap dress comes in both cocktail length and floor length and can be ordered in 22 different beautiful colors!

So, if you are trying to fit all your beautiful ladies in different dresses, but want a cohesive look, then we might have just hit the jackpot with this one!  
BONUS!!!! 
If you are looking to save a few buck for your lovely ladies the twist will only set them back a mere $140.00 in cocktail length and $180 in floor length!
If you need help with how to wrap the dress watch what Dessy put together for you!!
Check out the instructional video!!!
Happy Twisting!!
XOXO
Stacey



Stuff We Love!! Long Dresses…….These dresses are long on style ;)

Floor length dresses have always been a point of debate in the bridesmaids’ community. When and where are they appropriate? Are my bridesmaids going to be comfortable in them? Do I have to pay an arm and a leg to get a gorgeous, long dress? Your friends at Flair are here to answer these hard hitting questions and find the floor length dress of your dreams!
  Dessy Collection is a great place to start looking for moderately priced floor length gowns. Most are in the low $200 area, some even under $200 (especially if you have a large number of bridesmaids – the group discount is your friend)!
   
Style #2829                              Style #6613                            Style #2832
 Plus, their flowy styles are perfect even for a summer wedding. Some brides think that if they are getting married in the summer that they have to get short bridesmaids’ dresses and that’s just not the case! You can find light, breezy floor length gowns that scream summer! Plus, Dessy’s newer styles have a blousy look that mimic our fav summer maxi dresses, making them easier to re-wear in the future (c’mon, with a jean jacket over it you’d totally wear it out to dinner)!  
   “Margaux” in Slate Crinkle Chiffon                            “Talia” in Concord Chiffon          

Above we have Jenny Yoo’s chiffon gowns and they are amazing too. The styles are elegant and timeless, perfect for a more formal, evening affair. Even better, the chiffon is so lightweight that all of your girls will feel comfortable in their gowns all night long! In general, bridesmaids tell us that they appreciate a long gown. It’s a change of pace and you don’t have to worry as much about the shoes since they are hidden. So, if you’re leaning towards long, go for it! We can help you find you a gorgeous gown for any occasion! 
Tell us what you are loving!!
XOXO
Linds & Stace

Spotlight on one of our favorite brides……Melanie!

We are asking our favorite brides to share their wedding planning experiences with us!
One of our favorite brides, Melanie, was married last October.  A classic and elegant affair, Melanie wore Coren Moore’s Francie Bridal Gown with lace overlay and an Almond Sash.   
   Her bridesmaids wore Dessy’s adorable Style 2750 in Navy.  The men wore matching Almond ties by Coren Moore.
How was your bridal shopping experience at Flair?    
I went into Flair looking for bridesmaid dresses and was surprised to see that you carried bridal.  I had extra time during my appointment and took at look at your collection of bridal gowns.  There was very little pressure to look and to buy – I just fell into it and then found my dress, Coren Moore’s Francie with the lace overlay.  

Did you have an idea of what type of bridesmaid dress you wanted for your girls?  
 I wanted something that wasn’t strapless, that was lightweight and that would look great on everyone.  The Dessy dress that I found met that criteria, it had a higher neck, and I just knew it would look great on my girls.  It fit their personalities, their styles and my wedding. 

Tell me about your experience at Flair.  
 I had a great connection with the store.  It was easy to find things that I liked.  It was a manageable selection of bridesmaid dresses.  I didn’t feel overwhelmed with choices.  I was very impressed by the service.  Lindsay was quick to respond to all of my questions.  When I picked up our bridesmaid dresses, she was super organized.  All the dresses had each bridesmaids name on it.  Lindsay was so efficient, she was great!  I felt very confident every step of the way. 
Your bridal selection is right on the spot with the quality, price and value of the bridal gown.  Your gowns were truly under $2500, and I appreciated that I got such a quality gown at an affordable price.
Any tips for brides when looking for their bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses?  
  •  Definitely do your research.  Get an idea of the basics – whether or not you want a short or long bridesmaid dress, type of fabric and color scheme.  
  • Be open – listen to the consultant’s ideas.  This is for the most part a bride’s first time – let the consultant guide you.  
  • Make sure to have realistic expectations – if nothing isn’t exactly what you want, be flexible and willing to try something new.    
  • Take along 1 Bridesmaid that way you do not get conflicting opinions and it makes the process less stressful. 
Lastly, planning a wedding is stressful and super crazy but everything will turn out.  Stay open and trust the people who are helping you!
 We love hearing about your experience at Flair and would love to put the SPOTLIGHT on you and your big day!  
E-mail us a info@flairbridesmaid.com to learn more!

XOXO
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