Don’t miss out this weekend on our Lynn Lugo 2014 Collection Trunk Show!! We are super excited to show all you brides + bridesmaids her gorgeous new lace collection as well as her her new fabulous colors for the new year!! Take $20 off all Lynn Lugo bridesmaid dresses purchased this weekend!! We can’t wait to see you!
Welcome some new beauties to Flair from the Lela Rose Collection!
Illusion Neckline is totally in this season and this adorable style would even be great for a rehearsal dinner or bridal shower!
Well hellllllo Hi-low hemline it is here to stay in this adorable strapless option!
Lastly, another illusion neckline….this time in a one shoulder!! So lovely!
Call us to set up an appointment to see these beauties! Or book online here!
Stacey + Jaime
As Summer approaches, I’ve decided to get back on the mani pedi bandwagon. I hate to admit it, but since I got married last summer I’ve kinda let myself go a little. In the months leading up to the wedding I was getting a mani pedi every two weeks, had a stock pile of self-tanner and was in the best shape of my life (yoga twice a day, no big deal). After the wedding though, it was nice to let those things go for awhile. Winter came and the Uggs came back out, my skin went back to pasty white, my nails became a nightmare and now I’m lucky if I do Yoga 4 times a week. Pretty sure this is not what my husband signed up for. JK, he loves me unconditionally…but I’m pretty sure he would burn my Uggs if he thought he could get away with it.
What brought me back to my old primping ways? On Marathon Monday I got a sunburn (oh hey summer, you kinda snuck up on me there) that is now turning into a pretty killer tan. The sight of some color on my usually pale skin brought back fond memories of “pre-wedding Lindsay”. So, I decided to take that one step further, and I picked up the phone and called Mini Luxe on Newbury Street. I have 4 words for you: gel manicures for life! They are so worth the extra money! No chippage for 2 weeks? I’m sold! Plus, it’s SO cute in there! I was chatting with my lovely manicurist and of course Flair came up. She told me that they work with bridal parties all the time. You and your lovely ladies can head there all together and get mani pedis in an uber relaxing environment, with tons of polish colors to match whatever color palette you’re working with. Speaking of, are you making your bridesmaids’ nails match each other/ match the color scheme of the wedding? I did, and occasionally I feel badly and think that maybe that was a little bridezilla-ish…but then I remember how cute they looked with their matching hot pink nails and I get over it!
296 Newbury Street
The struggle of having to decide what to wear to a friend’s wedding, can be as difficult as deciding what to have your own bridesmaids wear on your big day. However, fashionistas like yourselves may take note that the Spring 2012 trend of pastels, lends itself to wedding fashion this current season. Hues such as pale pink, yellow, and blue took over the Spring 2012 runways, and have begun to trickle down into the bridal scene. Although one might think that only Easter eggs should come in pastel, when done in the right manner the colors can look quite classy and feminine.
Designers such as Ralph Lauren and Diane Von Furstenberg sent their models down the catwalk in flowy pastel pieces, sometimes even throwing in a pastel colored floral print. Rodarte took the dominant trend to the extreme and closed their show with a series of floral pastel green, blue, and yellow printed dresses. This trend translates to the bridal industry in a major way, as it can easily be applied to dresses for spring and summer weddings. Our featured designers Anna Elyse and Coren Moore offer many of these trendy colors in much of their collections, which makes it easy for any bridesmaid or wedding-goer to be fashion forward! Worried that you or your bridesmaids won’t look good in pastels? Have no fear! Pastels truly go well with all skin tones, pale or dark and are not eccentric so that everyone can feel comfortable. The subdued feel of the tones also promise not to take away from other important details of a wedding, such as the color theme… or even the bride!
So now that we’ve sold you on either choosing pastel for your bridesmaids or for a dress for yourself, we would like to offer some suggestions that we have for you here at Flair! Anna Elyse offers gorgeous pastel colors in her Silk Chiffon and Sponged Silk Charmeuse Fabrics, which are both also fabulous lightweight fabrics for a spring/summer occasion.
Another designer who falls does a rendition of the trend is Coren Moore, who has great pastels in her silk shantung and silk chiffon fabrics. The designers offer many of their pieces in these fabrics, and they are sure to be perfect for spring.
We hope that if when it comes time to choose a dresses for your special occasion, you have difficult time during the Spring 2012 season, you will go with the trend of pastels. It is a simple, classy, yet fashion-forward way to show off your stylish side at the next wedding that you are in or attend. Who knows, maybe you will even be able to re-wear your pastel piece during this mad wedding season! You’re sure to be the most stylish group of bridesmaids or attendee at any wedding!
Intern of the year 😉
Here at Flair, we are constantly learning about new things; wedding related and otherwise. Siri for the iPhone, HeyTell, and guest trunk shows, for example. What’s a guest trunk show you ask? It’s when a designer who we do not normally carry hosts a trunk show (i.e. they loan us tons of gowns) in our store. I know, news to us too! We are soso excited to announce one such trunk show featuring Junko Yoshioka!
We were introduced to Junko when we went to bridal market in NYC a few weeks ago. We fell in love with their gowns and we know you will too! They are whimsical yet formal at the same time and their wide variety of silhouettes will flatter all figures. The trunk show will be February 4th and 5th, which I know feels light years away, but we think it’s going to be a HUGE hit so book your appointments early!
Give us a call to book your appointment for the Junko Yoshioka Trunk Show February 4th-5th!!
Linds & Stace
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!
11 day’s til Lindsay’s wedding! ahhhh 🙂
Alright, we hate to play favorites but seriously when you see this wedding you will understand why Jen and her two bridesmaids were one of our favorite groups we have had in the store! They picked out the gorgeous Jenny Yoo “Chloe” gown in Aluminum and the dresses fit perfectly in one of the most elegant wedding venues in all of Boston, The Boston Public Library! We had the chance to interview Jen about her big day and she shared some amazing tips with all your Flair Brides and bridesmaids out there!!
What was your inspiration for your wedding? The venue was definitely inspirational. We were married at The Boston Public Library. The space is breathtakingly beautiful and we fell in love with the courtyard space at first sight. We used lighting to accentuate the beautiful architecture inside and vintage books in our centerpieces to tie in the Library theme. The books in our centerpieces were also gifts for our guests. Each guest/couple received a personally inscribed book that in some way had something to do with them – in most cases it was the title or the subject that tied in with their name or their profession or the city where they lived. We spent a lot of time shopping for books before the wedding but it was so worth it….everyone loved them! It was such a great feeling when we found “the perfect book”. It was so fun to watch our guests notice the books – they couldn’t believe it.
Petalena did our flowers and they were absolutely amazing. I honestly think they were the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. I love flowers, so the fact that they were so beautiful and more stunning than I could have dreamed of, made me really, really happy. The amazing colors help to tie everything together.
More important to us than anything else was that our family and friends had a wonderful time. We really always approached the wedding more like it was a party for all of them rather than for us. For that reason I kept almost every detail a secret from everyone. I really wanted everyone to be surprised by all the details – big and small.
How did you tie in your vision into what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown? The BPL is such a magical, romantic, and elegant space and it was important that the dresses fit into the space….I wanted them to be equally as elegant and classically beautiful. I was also always drawn to neutral colors and a more formal but sexy silhouette.
What did you choose? The Jenny Yoo “Chloe” gown in Aluminum Shantung- it was perfect!
How was your experience at Flair? We worked primarily with Stacey. She was fabulous. We had shopped around before making an appointment at Flair, so honestly I wasn’t expecting to find “the dress” so quickly and easily. We hadn’t had a very good experience with the bridesmaid dresses up until that point. I didn’t want the girls to look too “bridesmaidy” if that makes any sense. It literally took less than 20 minutes at Flair and we had found exactly what we were looking for. In addition to making us feel very comfortable – almost like old friends – Stacey was also super helpful in getting us exactly everything we wanted. The color we selected was discontinued (of course) but Stacey made a call to the designer and was able to get us the color we wanted at a discount – we couldn’t ask for anything more!
Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses? Bridal Gowns? Don’t settle….follow your heart. Picking a bridal gown was very easy for me. I knew as soon as I tried on the dress that I had found the one…that said, I surprised all my friends…no one expected a ball gown! I tried on a lot of beautiful dresses but the ball gown definitely made me feel the most like a bride. I will never have the opportunity to wear a dress like that again…I’m so glad I did it!
I’ve heard that some brides don’t want their bridesmaids to look “as good as they do” but I felt the exact opposite. I wanted my bridesmaids to be show stoppers! They were the first “surprise” of the night…and I wanted to start things off on a high note. I think the right accessories are also really important – you spend so much time shopping for the dresses…you should want to make sure that you find the perfect necklace, or earrings, or whatever – it totally pulls the look together!
What were you looking for in a bridesmaid dress? I was looking for a long, classic, evening gown. I had two girls in my wedding party – my sister and my best friend. Lucky for me both girls are tall, thin, and beautiful so I wanted to find something that complimented their beauty and their great figures. My dress was a ball gown so I also wanted to find a different shape for the girls. The bridesmaid dresses we picked were fit and flare. We altered the dresses slightly from the original design to give them a little bit more of a sweetheart neckline. Even the tailors told us they were the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses they had worked on – what a compliment!
(The most beautiful statement necklace was designed by Suzanna Dai)
What three adjectives would best describe your wedding? Romantic, Happy, Magical
What was your favorite moment at the wedding? Everything was so perfect, I’m not sure I can pick just one moment. I loved the moment when I first started walking down the aisle, the moment we were announced as husband and wife, listening to the speech’s from my father, my brother-in-law, and my sister, and being in the middle of the dance floor with my new husband, surrounded by the most important and special people in our lives. It was a magical night.
What advice can you give any other Boston Bride? My advice would be to enjoy every minute….of it all….from the planning to the big day. Everything goes by so quickly so you have to remember to live in the moment. I would also say that every penny we spent on the wedding was well worth it and I would do it all again in a heartbeat….there are definitely places where you can save money….we made a strict budget and we tried very hard to stay within it…but I would honestly say that if there is a detail that is very important to you…you should make sure you get it!
We were so blown away by the beauty of this wedding all captured by an amazing photographer Kelly Dillon….we had to bombard you with pictures, we hope you love them as much as we do!
Cheers to the beautiful couple 😉
Linds & Stacey
Ladies, don’t forget Jenny Yoo is having a Trunk show this month….an extra 10% off all floor length bridesmaids dresses!!