Ode to veils!

An Ode to Veils!

Oh, wedding veil, we love you so. You are the icing on the cake and the cherry on top. You are the finishing touch, helping all of us to achieve that full, bridal look. Working where we do, though, we know that some brides just can’t picture themselves in a veil. We get it! Obviously we don’t wear anything like that on a daily basis, and sometimes girls just don’t feel like themselves in a veil. We totally hear where you’re coming from BUT we encourage you to think about the whole picture of your wedding day as you make your veil decision. You’ll likely have hair and make-up service, paparazzi (aka your fab photographer) following you around, and literally everyone you know will be in the same room, at the same time, to celebrate YOU. There’s nothing ordinary or average about that day, and your look needs to match!

Still not convinced? We invite you to drool over these photos of a few of our brides in one of our favorite veils. It’s a simple, classic, chapel length veil with a corded edge that is lightweight and easygoing; perfect for those of us who want “veil light”. This veil literally looks good with every bridal gown…and it’s only $150! Contact us if you want to try it on! If you can’t make it to the store though, we have exciting news for you….Flair is now ONLINE! We are so excited, check us out! Browse fabulous Flair products (perhaps on your couch with a glass of champagne), without fighting for a parking spot on Newbury Street 🙂

Aly looking fab! Thanks Phil Fox Photography!

Aly looking fab; Phil Fox Photography


Our veil looks stunning with Ali's Amy Kuschel gown!

Our veil looks stunning with Ali’s Amy Kuschel gown!

Ali (and her veil!) looks beautiful coming down the aisle!

Ali (and her veil!) looks beautiful coming down the aisle!


We love this windblown shot of Lindsey and her groom! Breathtaking!

We love this windblown shot of Lindsey and her groom! Breathtaking!


Our owner Stacey even chose this classic veil! You (and Zak!) look perfect Stace!

Our owner Stacey even chose this classic veil! You (and Zak!) look perfect Stace!

TGIF and happy shopping!

To veil or not to veil?

By now, most of you 2014 brides probably have your wedding gowns squared away (if not – don’t stress – we’ve got you covered, just contact us ASAP!), so it’s time to think about all of the fun stuff that goes along with it. There’s your shoes, your jewelry and of course, your veil.

Ahh the bridal veil; it’s the cherry on top, the icing on the cake, the piece de resistance. 9 times out of 10, a bride isn’t totally sure her dress is “the” dress until she sees it with a veil. It’s what really makes you look “bridey” (yes, we totally made up that word). While some brides aren’t sure if they want a veil, we always recommend one. Look at it this way, your wedding day is literally the only day you can wear a veil (except maybe Halloween, depending on your costume) so you might as well go for it. Plus, it’s not an all day commitment; wear your veil for some photos and then you can take it off for your reception. Nice and easy!

Have we convinced you yet? Great, because Flair has tons of really great, really well priced veils to choose from. Give us a call, we’d be happy to help you choose the one that would perfectly compliment your wedding gown! And just in case you need a last push, check out this stunning photo (by the fabulous Leah Haydock Photography!) featuring one of our favorite veils. Trust us; you’re going to want some gorgeous photos of yourself in a veil too!

Did we mention that this dramatic, amazing, chapel length veil is only $150??

Did we mention that this dramatic, amazing, chapel length veil is only $150??

And the Oscar for “Best Bridesmaids Gift” goes to….

And the Oscar for “Best Bridesmaids Gift” goes to….

Oh March, how I loathe you. If I hear one more meteorologist say “but Spring starts in a few weeks!” I will punch them. Hard. No matter what the calendar says, we all know that Spring doesn’t really start until it hits like 60 degrees, and we also know that that’s not going to happen in March. Sigh. March can be a fun time for summer and fall brides though! Presumably, you have most of your major vendors booked already and you don’t need think about paying their final deposits for months. Ahh, the glory of this in between time; not a care in the world! It’s a great time to focus on the fun, little things…like a fabulous gift for your equally fabulous bridesmaids!

Most brides opt for the gift of jewelry, and why not? Every girl loves some new bling! Another reason brides often choose jewelry? Whatever she buys almost always gets worn on the wedding day, so it gives her some control over the final look. As nice as brides are (and yes, we really mean that) let’s face it, they’re not going to risk you going all “jewelry rogue” on their big day. We’re looking at you, bridesmaid who wants to wear a tiara.

So brides, we have you covered. Check out these beauties:

How gorgeous are these earrings?! Plus, they come in a million colors and are so classic and chic that your bridesmaids will wear them for years to come! We love the idea of using them as a pop of color for a neutral dress. How stunning would that seaglass colored pair (bottom right) look with a gray dress? Or the reddish pink pair (top left) with a navy dress? The options are endless; there’s literally not a dress in our store that wouldn’t look great with these! We are SO excited about these earrings and ALL of our new goodies from Haute Bride! So, when you’re ready to start gift shopping, give us a call. We can’t wait to show you all of our new bling and baubles!

Happy shopping and happy almost Spring (groan) xoxo

Hey Boston brides: What do you do with your gown after the wedding?

I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with the “Real Housewives” franchise (except Miami, I just can’t get into that one). My husband can’t even be in the room while I watch it; “It’s just an hour of constant arguing!” Sorry honey, I know that when we first started dating I tried to be cool and watch thought-provoking shows with you, but this is who I really am. We’re married now, deal with it. Besides, occasionally you get some really great ideas from the housewives. For instance, I was watching reruns of Beverly Hills the other day and I caught a glimpse of Adrienne Maloof’s wedding gown, framed in her walk in closet. It got me to thinking, what do “normal” ladies do with their gowns post-wedding (those of us who do not have a closest big enough for 5 foot frame)?

We all have closets like this, right?

We all have closets like this, right?

It’s a very personal choice, though based on my chats with many brides over the years, the main school of thought seems to be gown preservation. It’s not a bad idea; get that thing cleaned, pressed and in a nice, neat box for storage. Honestly, though, that has never been for me. I have absolutely no notion that my future daughter might want to wear my dress, so I can’t come up with a reason to spend the money on preservation. I’d rather find a way to work my gown into everyday life. Here are some brilliant ideas that I found, and be sure to let your Flair girls know if you have any to add to the list!

1) Home accents: The actual item will depend slightly on the fabric/style of your dress. For example, my gown had a train of organza flowers and ruffles, which I’ve always thought would make a gorgeous, special accent pillow for our bed. Not for you? There are tons of other ideas! I also found a gorgeous Christmas tree skirt made from a satin, beaded gown; something special and personal that you’ll use every year!

Too pretty to put presents on?

Too pretty to put presents on?

2) Bridal necklace: This is one of my favorites. I found a company (thanks, Etsy!) that will insert a small piece of your wedding dress into a beautiful necklace. Who says you can’t wear your wedding gown everyday?! Plus, how amazing would this be to give to your daughter down the line!


3) Donate it: If you can’t think of anything you want to do with your dress, you can always donate it to a worthy cause. There are so many options out there, including Brides Across America. Based right here in Massachusetts, this organization takes dress donations to help give military wives the wedding gown of their dreams! Do some research and find the organization that touches your heart, and I know that this is one use for your gown that you, and someone else in need, will never forget!

Happy Holidays!
Your Flair friends

Holiday Hours at Flair!

The holidays are right around the corner…I am sure you have already started making your plans with family + friends…we consider you our family + our friends….so here are our HOLIDAY HOURS!  Just in case you were wondering or wanted to drop by and sing us a carol or something!

Holiday Hours


Happy Holidays from your fav Flair girls!


{A.B. Ellie} New Belts at Flair!


We are so thrilled to have a few new belts in store this fall from our fabulous designer A.B. Ellie!

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{3 Piece Mae}

Exquisite rhinestone scalloped trim adorned with a soft mixture of rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls to elude Old Hollywood glamour.

{Extend the beading to go all the way around your waist to get a super glam look!}



This vintage infused rhinestone beaded bridal sash radiates elegance. The scalloped edge brings subtle romance to any look!

Book a 30 minute Accessory appointment to come look at our entire belt + veil collection!



We can’t wait to help you complete your look!

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!
JYC August 2013

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!


Flair Girls

The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill!

Wedding Party Knot Graphic

We are so exciting to be partnering with Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill for The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party!  We look forward to meeting you and talking to you about all the newest trends in the Bridal World!



Mis-Matched Bridesmaids Dresses!

While we consider ourselves to be pretty fearless most of the time, lately alot of our brides have been saying something to us that truly makes us shudder: “I really like the look of Molly Sims’ bridal party.” <Cue classic horror movie music> Gasp!

If you haven’t seen her bridal party, do a quick Google search. Find it? OK good. It really is gorgeous, and we love to see someone doing something a little different BUT we’ve had a hard time recreating that look for our brides…until now!

Jenny Yoo came out with her first “social collection” this season, which includes pretty prints, luxurious laces and preppy polka dots. They pair perfectly with our already fabulous collection of solid dresses, to help you achieve that effortless mix and match look that so many brides are going for these days. Check out these fab photos from her recent shoot to get a sneak peek and if you like what you see (and we think you will) give us a call to come see it in person!

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So go ahead….mix it up!


Linds + Stace

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