Jenny Yoo and The Dessy Collection

A Match Made in Wedding Heaven!

Champagne and orange juice. Chocolate and peanut butter. Isn’t it awesome when you discover that two things that you love separately are also amazing together? It’s the same with our newest dream duo: Jenny Yoo and The Dessy Collection! They’re fantastic bridesmaids’ dress designers on their own (duh), but when they combine forces? Perfection! Jenny Yoo has created a brand new collection exclusively for The Dessy Collection and we can tell you first hand, it’s gorgeous! Affordable, romantic and soft; we just know you’re going to love them! These beauties just started arriving at Flair, so give us a ring to come check them out in person! In the meantime, keep scrolling for a little preview:

Style JY507 is the perfect combination of formal lace and easy breezy nu-georgette. And it's available in no less than 89 stunning colors!

Style JY507 is the perfect combination of formal lace and easy breezy nu-georgette. And it’s available in no less than 89 stunning colors!

Style JY510 comes in ons of colors, but we're kinda obsessed with it in Ivory; perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

Style JY510 comes in a bunch of gorgeous colors, but we’re kinda obsessed with it in Ivory; perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

Style JY505 is fantastically flattering! That rouching is a girl's best friend!

Style JY505 is fantastically flattering! That rouching is a girl’s best friend!

Style JY508 is so ethereal and romantic, we're swooning! And we love the little pop of lace at the neckline and back!

Style JY508 is so ethereal and romantic, we’re swooning! And we love the little pop of lace at the neckline and back!

Style JY500 might just have our new fave neckline; slightly off the shoulder but still stays put!

Style JY500 might just have our fave new neckline; slightly off the shoulder but still stays put!

Do you have a favorite? We simply can’t decide! Can’t wait to see all of these fresh, modern styles on our beautiful Boston bridesmaids 🙂

Inspiration Boards: Your Key to Wedding Planning Sanity!

Inspiration Boards: Your Key to Wedding Planning Sanity!

This just in: Planning a wedding is alot of work. News at 11.

We know that that’s not really a newsflash. Anyone who is planning a wedding or knows someone planning a wedding understands that it’s hard. There are tons of decisions to make and cash to spend, and pressure to boot. This is a huge day and of course you want everything to be perfect! One of the most frustrating parts is that you’re making all of these decisions individually but you need them to all correspond in the end. One month you’re picking flowers and the next month dresses, followed by the cake. It’s all so spread out that it’s hard to know if it will all come together nicely on the big day. There’s a fair bit of faith involved; faith that your vendors can execute your vision (don’t worry, they can!) and faith in yourself that your vision is even worth all this stress! One way you can start to pull all of the pieces together is with an inspiration board. Pair photos of your favorite flowers with your dresses and your linens next to your cake, to make sure you like how it all looks together. It’s not exact but it’s as close as we can get! Check out Dessy’s inspiration board builder to get started on yours today! Mine is below, focusing on a few of Pantone’s popular colors for the coming year. It was my first one, so be kind, and be sure to check out the gallery to view tons of other bride’s work, they are amazing!

We love these colors together! And check out our Mariell statement necklace set (in various colors) on Frills - it's only $54.00!

We love these colors together! And check out our Mariell statement necklace set (in various colors) at frillsonline.com – it’s only $54.00!

Flair’s Fashion Week Recap!

Fashion Week Spring 2015 Trend Report!

Well, another Fashion Week has come to a close. This year, though, was a little different. There was all of the usual glitz, glamour and fun, but with a quiet note of sadness mixed in as the fashion world mourned the great Joan Rivers. Two things Joan loved most, though, were fashion and laughter, so I think she’d be fine with us getting back to those! So, we’re here to recap some of the major trends seen on this year’s runway! As you probably know, even though Fashion Week is in the fall, everything on the runway was made for Spring 2015. So we’re all getting a little preview of what’s to come; perfect for Spring/Summer 2015 brides! While most runway looks are not intended for weddings necessarily, there are subtle ways you can pop their trends into your big day!

1) 3D details: This year’s looks were literally popping off the runway! Designers were using multi-layered sequins, tons of paillettes, beading, crystals and even 3D florals to bring their looks to life. You can achieve this look with our petal bridal gown by Theia, which is covered in stunning fabric petals, giving you that on trend, 3D look!

This Vera Wang stunner embodies the 3D perfectly! As for the Theia gown, she does too, and you can get her at Flair!!

This Vera Wang stunner embodies the 3D trend perfectly! As for the Theia gown, she does too, and you can get her at Flair!!

2) Metallics: Shades of Gold, Silver and Bronze were all over the runways this year! Metallics are great for a wedding; in general they are neutrals so you can pair them with whatever other colors you like! No need to stress over if the napkins, bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers and programs will coordinate! Get the look with Jenny Yoo’s Metallic Lace, seen here on her Hudson dress!

This Max Mara is the perfect shade of silver, just like in the matallic threading on our Hudson dress!

This Max Mara is the perfect shade of silver, just like in the matallic threading on our Hudson dress!

3) Pleats: OK, we have to pat ourselves on the back here. Pleats have been big in the wedding world for years, and the high fashion world is finally catching up! Pleats are super flattering and add the perfect, subtle detail to any dress! Steal this look for less with Dessy’s style 2880; pleats and rouching and flattering galore!

We love these Calvin Klein pleats almost as much as Dessy's ;)

We love these Calvin Klein pleats almost as much as Dessy’s ;)

4) Blush: OK, another pat on the back for us! Blush has been huge in the wedding world for the past couple of years, and it looks like it’s here to stay for atleast one more! Blush is soft, romantic and generally pretty flattering, making it the perfect wedding color! More good news: you can get this look with pretty much every designer at Flair! Check it out here on Siri’s Dahlia dress; stunning!

We are swooning over the color of this Tory Burch look, and over the cut of this Siri dress; so chic!

We are swooning over the color of this Tory Burch look, and over the cut of this Siri dress; so chic!

Summer Event Shopping – Stress Free!

Summer event shopping – stress free!

Well, it’s that time of year again. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and our beloved white pants are coming out of storage (maybe not for another week if you abide by that old Memorial Day rule). Spring is a truly amazing time of year, but it can also be a little stressful. “Am I bathing suit ready?” “I need a spray tan STAT!” Oh, and don’t even get us started on pollen. On top of all of that, most of us have about 5,000 events coming up this summer and NOTHING to wear to any of them. Bridal/baby showers, bachelorette parties and weddings, oh my!

People ask us all the time if they can wear a Flair dress to these events and the answer is YES…BUT there’s usually not enough time to get them in. We need around 4 months lead time, and most of us are not on the ball that quickly. Thank goodness for The Dessy Collection! They have an amazing selection of Quick Delivery dresses that would be perfect for all of your summer events! They arrive in a matter of weeks, not months, and even better, they are unique! We love all of the major ready to wear stores but you always run the risk of seeing someone else at your event in the same dress. Nightmare! So, check out some of our favorite quick delivery dresses below and give Flair or Frills a buzz if you see anything you like 🙂

Style 2912 - Only $252!  A little light for a wedding, but it comes in the darker shade below too!

Style 2912 – Only $252! A little light for a wedding, but it comes in the darker shade below too!

Style 2911 - Just $252! Perfect for an evening, summer wedding!
Style 2911 – Just $252! Perfect for an evening, summer wedding!

Style 2882 - A mere $270 for a chic, classic, floor length gown!

Style 2882 – A mere $270 for a chic, classic, floor length gown!

Style LR178 - A gorgeous, pastel dress with a unique, draped skirt...for only $288!

Style LR178 – A gorgeous, pastel dress with a unique, draped skirt…for only $288!

 

Bridal Spotlight: Abby and Jonny’s Elegant Affair at the InterContinental!

What was your inspiration for your wedding?

Oddly enough i was inspired by photos of a couple outdoor weddings that were very different styles from the way mine ended up, but i loved the rustic feel and tried to incorporate that into a formal black-tie setting.

What was your favorite part of wedding planning?

I loved meeting with all my vendors and envisioning how the room would look once it all came together.

How did you tie that inspiration in to what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown?

The color scheme was very neutral so it was easy to pick based on that. one of the photos that inspired me actually had similar colored bridesmaid dresses and i loved the way they looked. once i showed Stacey the picture she helped me find the perfect options.

What did you choose?

I gave the girls their choice of the Jenny Yoo Kate & Anya dreses AND Dessy styles LR164, LR166 & LR168.

What color?
Jenny Yoo – Barley, Dessy – Bailey  – they happened to be the exact same material and color and matched perfectly to the point that you would never know that half the girls were wearing different brands!

What were you looking for in your bridesmaid dresses?

I wanted there to be enough options that everyone would find a dress they liked. I also wanted the dresses to look elegant and fun at the same time.

How was Stacey/Lindsay/Jaime most helpful?

Stacey was helpful in every way 🙂 I had no questions left unanswered, and each of my bridesmaids.
What did you choose for your bridal gown?
I wore my sisters gown which she wore 6 years earlier; Stacey knew that I had planned on making some slight alterations and even let me come in and try on some bridal gowns in the store just to help me decide what to do with my sister’s dress and get some inspiration.

Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses?  Bridal Gowns?

Try to think about what your bridesmaids will be excited to wear and feel beautiful in – the happier everyone else is the better you’ll feel on that day too!

How was your experience at Flair?

Perfect, wouldn’t have had it any other way!

Where did you get married??

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Casa de Campo in La Romana, Dominican Republic– it was amazing!!

List of vendors

Event PlannerCindy Siagel, Siagel Productions
BandNight Shift
Florist Jill Porter, Petal Pushers
Photographer Heather Hudson Photography
VideographerVMC Videography
Tables/ChairsRentals Unlimited
LinensTable Toppers
CakeCakes to Remember
Hair: Danielle Chooljian from Salon Acote
Make-up:Charmon Hooper

 

Big congrats to Abby and Jonny!  We are so super excited for you two!

XOXO

Stacey, Lindsay and Jaime

Jill & Nate’s Nautical New England Wedding!

This wedding is close to my heart, mainly because I am lucky enough to say I know the bride and groom!  They are quite the two love birds….you know the type, making googly eyes at each other across the room, always rooting for each other whether it be at a marathon or a triathlon, they are each others biggest fans and seeing the sparks and love between the two of them is quite a joy for all those who know them.  I haven’t met two people who were more meant for each other!  And I really think it shows in their wedding pictures.  What a beautiful and romantic wedding for two people who truly deserve it! 😉
Enjoy the fabulous wedding of Mr & Mrs Nate & Jill Brown!
What was your inspiration for your wedding?
Our venue was truly our inspiration for our wedding. I had been to a baby naming for a newborn I babysat in highschool at the Atlantica.  I knew as I entered the function room that that is where I wanted to get married someday. The room has panoramic views of the harbor so we decided to go with a nautical theme, playing off the venue. We wanted our wedding to capture our love for the ocean and give guests that classic summertime party!

How did you tie that inspiration in to what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown?
My husband, Nate, chose the color for our wedding!  He thought it was obvious that it would be “blue” since the reception was on the water.  I loved that he wanted to add his advice into these often bride-only decisions, so we went with blue (which gave me a lot to work with since there are so many shades of blue) and we added in some splash of teal and hot pink for fun.

What did you choose?
Dessy Collection
What color?
Sailor blue
What were you looking for in your bridesmaid dresses?
Since our wedding was going to be in July I wanted a dress for the girls that was comfortable for that time of year. I wanted the dresses to be affordable since we all have a closet full of old bridesmaid dresses we’ve never worn again! I wanted all the girls to pick their own style dress, keeping it within the same color, in hopes they will wear it again.  They all ended up chosing various styles all in chiffon which I think worked well for the 80 degree day we had and they all looked great!  Flair offered a lot of choices as far as colors, style of dress and prices.
How was Stacey/Lindsay/Brooke most helpful?
Stacey was amazing!  She was more than helpful, offering her honesty, experiences and expertise.  She is enthusiastic, energetic and is genuinely excited for her clients upcoming weddings, which is exactly what a bride is in need of!
What did you choose for your bridal gown?
I went to the Boston’s “Running of the brides” in February.  I went after the hustle and bustle of enery driven brides was over at 6pm. I met my sister and mother there, tried on about 10 gowns and found my dress.  The warnings before going would be there are no changing rooms, so I just wore a bathing suit while trying on the gowns.  There were still hundreds of dresses left that late at night and we were able to skip the craziness that morning!
Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses?  Bridal Gowns?
I would recommend not bringing your entire bridal party to try on bridesmaid dresses if youre chosing one for all of them. Don’t get me wrong, I know you love everyone in your bridal party, which is why you chose them, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to love everyone’s opinions. That being said I realized everyone has different taste, let them chose their own! Stick with a color or style and let them have some say in where they spend their money!
How was your experience at Flair?
Flair is the cutest little bridal boutique. Its small size makes it intimate for you and your bridesmaids, family, and friends. With having the whole store to yourself during your appointment the store really allows you to play around and have fun…and isn’t that what this is all about?!
Where did you get married??
We got married at St. Theresas Chapel in Humarock, MA, my summer church growing up.  Our reception was at Atlantica Restaurant in Cohasset.
What was your favorite moment at the wedding?
We took pictures before the wedding and we met at Scituate Lighthouse.  Our photographer set Nate up on one side of the lighthouse and I had to walk around til I found him.  Seeing each other on our wedding day for the first time was a feeling I will never forget.  I’ve know him for almost a decade, but for some reason I had butterflies in my stomach looking for him around the lighthouse.  AT the wedding my favorite moment was sitting at our sweetheart table together. Listening to the speeches and LAUGHING.  Looking around and seeing everyone celebrating for you is an overwhelming feeling that I’ll never forget sharing with my new husband.  We couldn’t stop smiling.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Tahiti and Bora Bora. IT WAS A DREAM
List of vendors?
Swiss Cottage Designs (invitations and stationary)
James Patrick Photography (would definitely recommend!)
Festive Events DJ Dave Long (phenomenal) He setup a steel drum player for us during cocktail hour.
Veronica’s Sweetcakes in Marshfield for our wedding cake.
Karen Conlon, MAC makeup Boston
Cheers to happily ever after!
XOXO
Stacey & Lindsay

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!

617-247-2828

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!

617-247-2828

 

XOXO

Stacey & Lindsay

Finding the RIGHT dress….for all the ladies!

There are days when I really love my job (almost every day – but no one bats 1000!). I love it most when I can tell I’ve really helped a fab bride get the dresses of her dreams (and relatively hassle-free). Brides tell us all of the time that the bridesmaids’ dresses are one of the most stressful parts of their wedding planning process. You’re considering so many different people; their likes and dislike, and not to mention their different body types.
Last week I had a gorgeous bride come in looking for a long dress that would suit all 8 of her bridesmaids. 
No small task! She was lucky in one aspect; most of her bridesmaids are around the same size (give or take a size or two) which is very rare! She was looking for a young, fun dress that wouldn’t break the bank and that came in a really deep purple. After an hour of pouring over color books and trying on dresses we came across a winner. It was a unique mermaid gown with lots of rouching and a sweetheart top, and it came in a concord color that was darker than all of our other designers’ purples. Plus, the price was amazing for a long dress! Another happy Flair bride!
What can you take away from this success story? Know what your priorities are! For this bride it ended up being the color. Most designers have an eggplant purple that is dark, but she was looking for that one shade darker. Knowing the colors of our designers as well as I do I was able to direct her to the Dessy Collection and their gorgeous concord colored satin. It can be overwhelming to try and find everything you’re looking for in 1 dress so know what’s most important to you (color, style, price, etc.) and go from there!
Cheers!
Lindsay 😉

Wear it again…….spring is just around the corner!!

Today’s “Wear it again” is hopeful to say the least….we haven’t had snow in Boston in a whole 3 days!!  So, let’s just assume spring is on its way real soon!  Luckily we had a gorgeous guest model in today. Taylor modeled a beautiful new Alfred Sung dress style #D480 in Dahlia Dupioni!! 

It just SCREAMS warm weather,fun and flirty! Plus…..BONUS it comes with a cute matching skinny belt and pockets!

Taylor spiced up Alfred Sung’s cute little dress with an adorable stripped sweater, perfect for a stroll in the city or a chilly summer night or out boating with friends!  Besides this dress being super cute and paired with a belt, the best part is yet to come…..it’s under a $175!!

AMAZING!  
Don’t forget ladies our Saturday’s and evening appointments are booking about 3 weeks in advance so give us a call soon to see all these adorable new dresses!  We look forward to helping you find that perfect bridesmaid dress for your big day!
XOXO
Stacey