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Sneak Peak at our Designers’ 2011 Collections

Our designers are wowing us with what is in store for 2011!  Here are some juicy details:

1.  The NOTCH TOP – a cute little detail that changes up the classic strapless look. See Siri’s flirty Paulette dress below.
2.  BELTS – Your bridesmaid dress has offically become THE Party Dress with this addition.  Check out A.B. Ellie ( for Flair approved belts – adorable and fashion forward at an incredible price!
3.  COTTON – Everyone loves the look and feel of cotton (do you have the commercial jingle in your head).  Your bridesmaids will love wearing cotton on your big day.  Light and comfortable, these dresses will have your girls skipping down the aisle with glee.
4. YELLOW – Think daffodils, marigold and sunflowers – yellow is the IN color this upcoming season.  Surrounding yourself in all this warm color will make you just glow on the big day.
5.  NEUTRAL TONES – Taupes and Dark Greys are the new Chocolate Brown and Black.  These colors are colorful, formal, and rewearable!  For your formal wedding, your girls can easily wear cocktail length dresses in these flattering hues.
6.  Distinguishing your beloved MOH – Let your MOH stand out with a little flair.  A different colored dress on your MOH let’s everyone know just how much she means to you.  Keep it low key – for example if your girls are all wearing navy, have your MOH wear a shade lighter, like Evening Blue.

Siri’s Paulette Dress – under $250 at Flair

Advice from one of our beloved bridal consultants

As some of you may know, one of our Flair consultants, Leah, recently left Flair to head to the Big Apple.  We love her, as did many of our brides.  She is imparting some bridal wisdom on our fabulous brides to be. 

“Today is my last day at Flair.  I can’t believe believe time has flown by this quickly.  As I sit here enjoying my Boston Cream good bye cake, (Boston – get it?), I can’t help but wish I made some more time to slow down a bit so that everything would not have passed me by in such a whirlwind. 

If I can offer you one main piece of advice before I leave, it is to try to slow things down for yourself.  Enjoy the planning process instead of letting it take you over, and most importantly take a minute at the wedding to look around and be proud of the dream wedding you were able to put together. 

A few bonus tips for you newer brides….

  • Trust your bridal consultant!
  • Allow your consultant to pull styles you may not like on the hanger or had thought you wanted – you never know what will surprise you!
  • Be honest with your consultant if you have another dress you love.  It will help us to make sure that you don’t miss a similar style dress here!
  • Don’t bring all the girls to your first appointment.  Start with just a couple decision makers (Sister?  Maid of Honor?)
  • Have fun shopping with your bridesmaids!  We have fun working with you and we want you to feel the same!

I enjoyed working with you all!


SF Sample Sale!

Come one, come all!  Flair SF is celebrating spring with a Sample Sale on our designer dresses.  Starting now until May 29th, stop in to browse our selection and walk out with a fantastic new dress!  Dresses from 50-85% off. . . a steal!  Sizes range from 4-10, use the money saved and get creative on alterations.  Make it yours!

Class is in Session!

Course: Re-wearing Bridesmaids’ Dresses 101 (No, really!)

Professors: Your favorite Flair consultants!
The 411: Re-wearing your bridesmaid’s dress CAN BE DONE! Today’s designers keep their clients’ tastes and lifestyles in mind. To that end, today’s bridesmaids’ dresses are trendy chameleons; they can be easily dressed up for another formal event, or dressed down for a night on the town!

A few quick tips for success:
Choose a friendly color that fits into most settings (brides, this one is for you). For instance, if you really want your girls in blue, consider a darker shade that is appropriate for re-wearing in any season and that suits most skin tones. A good example is Jenny Yoo’s Evening Blue. It’s not quite navy, but dark enough to look great with all skin and hair colors. Plus, it’s formal enough for your girls to re-wear to a formal event in the future, or throw a denim jacket over it for a dinner date!
;Accessories are your friends! You’d be shocked at how much a bridesmaid’s dress looks like a “regular” dress when you just add a belt and chunky bracelet. Or in the fall, throw on a pair of tights and a cardigan and you’re ready to go! Of course, the material of the dress can either help or hurt you…we recommend avoiding satin as this is harder to pull off as a casual day look. Silk shantung and cotton are much more versatile (hint hint, Coren Moore has both)!
Don’t be scared to step out of the box! Brides today often wonder if the bridesmaid’s dress that they love is too trendy. We say there’s no such thing! Often, if you find the dress to be modern and trendy, it’s one that your girls will love to wear again (atleast until trends change!). For example, Lynn Lugo’s Sophia dress is a cute one shoulder dress with a cocktail length skirt (above the knee); we’ve already had tons of girls tell us they’re wearing it again to another event!
Any questions? You know you can call your friends at Flair for more advice, and we’re happy to point out great styles that your girls can wear again!

Invitations Galore: Hammerpress Studio

With letterpress being all the rage nowadays, Hammerpress studio has just what the doctor ordered when it comes to wedding invtiations.  They have quite a knack for composition and mixing patterns.  “Whether it’s a simple, elegant design or a crazy die-cut, fold-up, postal-worker-freak-out invitation, we can help.”, they state.  And by the looks of the examples below, I think they may be right!  So Unique!  

May is Blooming with Deals for Fall Brides

Our favorite designer, Coren Moore has added festive party styles to her already adorable collection.  View these new sassy styles at Boston’s Coren Moore Trunk Show May 13 – 15th.  Receive up to 15% off your bridesmaid dress order if placed within a week of the trunk show.

There can be a chill in the air during Fall Weddings.  Warm your bridesmaids with long elegant styles from any of our fabulous designers.  During the entire month of May, receive a discount on any of our designers’ LONG dress styles.  Please call either showroom for details.

Conscious Clothing Trunk Show February 19 – 20

The Diva Gown by Conscious Clothing
romantic. delicate. elegant.
handmade custom designer gowns made from environmentally friendly sustainable gorgeous fabrics.
February 19th – 20th
By Appointment
Flair Brides Maids Boutique
San Francisco
View complete bridal collection and meet designer of Conscious Clothing, Crystal Miller
Save 10% on your order!
Schedule your appointment today.

Flair + Style Me Pretty: Inspiration to Reality

When Bay Area event designer, Jess Flood asked Flair to work on a collaborative inspirational wedding shoot for wedding blog, Style Me Pretty we were thrilled! We had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented and creative wedding vendors including photographer, Jessamyn Harris.

Every person who worked on this Inspiration Board contributed their skill and craft beautifully and gracefully. As a result, the day of the shoot performed itself in almost an effortless manner and the romantic story of Ella and Benjamin came true. It’s inspiring to realize that so much magic is spurred from the smallest of details that sit right in front of your face. For instance, the natural moss found on the River Ranch grounds to the antique brooches—one small detail/idea can open doors.

For a complete look, take a look at Jessamyn Harris’ blog: Style Me Pretty: “Inspiration to Reality” Slideshow 

Gown – Nicole Miller Style HG0013 available at Flair Brides Maids Boutique. Veil and Bouquet by Jess Flood Event Design. Photography by Jessamyn Harris.

WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award 2010 : Flair Bridesmaids Boutique

Flair Bridesmaids Boutique – 01.25.10 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Flair Bridesmaids Boutique has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for bridal and bridesmaids attire!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.
Flair Bridesmaids Boutique is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Flair Bridesmaids Boutique is among the very best bridal and bridesmaids attire within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.
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Flair News: Dessy Group now available at Flair San Francisco

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Read all about it! Flair Brides Maids San Franciso just picked up THE DESSY GROUP!!
We are absolutely crushing on the cute new 2010 styles from Alfred Sung, After Six, Dessy Collection, and Lela Rose. We were so excited about the new collection, we were literally tearing our boxes apart and running to try them on ourselves! We heart the vintage inspired Alfred Sung dresses especially the pockets. We’re swooning over the romantic chiffon pieces. More importantly, totally digging the affordable prices!! (dresses for $200?!) Call us for the skinny and we’ll tell you all about it.