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January Trunk Shows at Flair!

Happy New Year!!

We are so excited about 2014 we couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about all of our fabulous upcoming events!!  We are entering the bridal + bridesmaid busy season….aka everyone got engaged around the holidays. We are booking out a few weeks in advance so make sure you get your crew together and make it in for the fab sales in January!!  We can’t wait to see you and hear all the details about your wedding + engagement.

Jan Trunk Shows

 

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Going Beyond the Registry: Fabulous gift ideas for the bride in your life

With another holiday season just past, I got to thinking about the gift giving evolution. You start out as a cute (albeit bratty) kid who is all about receiving gifts….lots and lots of them. Then, as the years pass, you start to receive fewer gifts, but you don’t really mind. You even start to feel a little guilty. You actually hear yourself saying: “You didn’t have to do that!” or “You did too much!” “Too much? There’s no such thing!” your younger self would say. Then a few more years pass, and suddenly you get more joy out of giving than receiving. My parents always said that they preferred gift giving, and in my younger days I never understood it. “Chumps”, I thought. They were right though. As it turns out, parents are actually right about a lot of stuff, it’s weird. Anyways, these days seeing the looks on my friends’ and family’s faces is the best gift I could ever ask for. Who knew?!

Even though the holidays are over, I’m excited to keep the gift giving spirit alive! My new focus: brides! I have some showers and weddings in the coming months that I can’t wait to shop for. While registries take off a little bit of the pressure, I always like to add in a little something personal as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) Amore ring dish: Because every bride takes off her rings once and awhile, so she might as well have a fabulous place to keep them.

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2) Lanvin bridal notebook: Because every bride needs a designer notebook to take to her vendor meetings, right?

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3) Champagne coupes (my new obsession): Because every bride deserves to toast in style. There are tons of brands to choose from, but I love these from Kate Spade!

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We hope the bride in your life enjoys these gifts, and let us know if there are any others that you have loved to give or receive!

See you in 2014,

Your favorite Flair girls 🙂

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!

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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

{ december at flair }

We are so excited for the holidays at Flair!! Not only does it mean hot cider and layers upon layers of sweaters and scarves! But it also means ENGAGEMENT SEASON.

Totally our fav time of the year. WE love hearing about all the holiday proposals that include all your family and friends in on the plan!! So now that you’ve got that bling make sure to make an appointment to come see all the bridal gowns + bridesmaid dresses we have coming in weekly!!

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Don’t miss out on our Nicole Miller Trunk Show December 13th-15th

& enjoy 10% off all her bridal gowns that weekend!!

 Don’t forget we are always by appointment only…so we can serve you best!

Call us to make an appointment!

617.247.2828

Welcome to Boston:Tara Keely at Flair!

We are so thrilled to add a new bridal gown designer to the collection at Flair!  As of this past weekend we will now be carrying the Tara Keely bridal gown collection at Flair!!  Tara Keely gowns are Designed by Lazaro Perez, Tara Keely represents the bridal industry’s hottest styles and enchanting details.

The gowns are ultra chic with stunning fabrics and alluring silhouettes. Tara Keely offers the bride options from a hint of sparkle on a signature jeweled belt to the refined grace of tiered lace. The Tara Keely collection combines glamour with an unmistakable twist of modern sophistication.

The gowns range in price from $1600-$2500

We are thrilled to offer 10% off these gowns through November 17th!  Don’t miss out on the entire 2013 collection in the store now!!

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These are just some of the new beauties we have from Tara Keely here at Flair!! Come check them out!!

xoxo

How to honor those we have lost

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While the fashion at the Emmy’s is of course our favorite topic of discussion, there was another subject garnering a lot of attention in the press; the “in memoriam” segment.  As mega gleeks, we were totally on board with the decision to highlight Cory Monteith, among other actors lost this past year. However, we can definitely see the other side of the argument. This is the first year they’ve given special attention to certain actors, and it makes us wonder how they decided who to highlight. If I knew one of the others who had passed, I might be a little miffed that my loved one didn’t seem to earn the same time and attention.

After some thought, we’ve decided that what it comes down to is that there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Everyone responds to death in different ways and there’s no formula to follow. They decided to take a step in a new direction and do something different, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

In the same breath, there’s no right or wrong way to honor lost loved ones at your wedding. Some choose to incorporate them in many ways throughout the entire day, while others may choose keep it to a simple statement on the programs. Again, there’s no right or wrong here! For those of you who may be struggling to choose the way that’s right for you, we’ve highlighted some special, unique ways below.

1)      Use something of theirs at the wedding: Grandpa’s hankie could be the perfect thing to dry your happy, wedding day tears. Or maybe Grandma has an antique set of toasting flutes for the reception speeches? Think outside the box and this can be a nice, quiet way that you can honor their memory.

2)      Have a photo table: Depending on the space you have available, this could be a great way to make your loved ones a part of your big day. It’s simple and sweet, you don’t need to say anything, just having their photos there for your guests to view will speak volumes.

3)      Make them a part of your favors: Charitable donations are the hot, new thing in wedding favors. Let’s face it, most favors get lost or thrown away anyways, so why not use that money for something good?! Make a donation in your guests’ name to a charity that supports the disease you lost a loved one too, for example. If you’d rather a more traditional favor though, think of something unique to that family member. Maybe the recipe for grandma’s favorite cookie, with the ingredients in a mason jar?

Most importantly, make sure you and your fiancé have a discussion together about what makes the both of you comfortable, and what you both feel is the most appropriate course of action. Remember, there’s no right or wrong, it’s all about making those people as close to you as possible on your big day!

How will you honor your loved ones who can not be with you at your wedding.

XOXO

Flair Girls

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!
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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!

xoxo

Flair Girls

How to make your dress unique!

It’s time to take a walk down memory lane. The year is 2002; super boot cut jeans are all the rage, internet is dial up and everyone has that Nokia cell phone with the changing face plates (mine was sparkly pink – don’t be jealous). Can you picture it? What a great year it was. It was also the year I had to shop for my senior prom dress. For a lot of girls, prom is the first time to shop for a super fancy dress, and in my family we went all out. We made a day of it; lunch, manicures and…Party Dress Express. Anyone from Rhode Island will know this place. It’s basically the best prom shop ever…and it’s in a warehouse. From the look of the outside you think you might get murdered, and then you walk inside and it is crystal, tulle and taffeta heaven. The best part? Once you choose your dress, they take down the name of your high school and don’t let anyone else from your school get your dress. Boom! Sorry all other East Greenwich High School seniors, no one else can have my fab black dress with the huge slit up the front and corset back (I must’ve been in a slutty phase).

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Years later when it came time to shop for my bridal gown, I missed that little bit of exclusivity. While there are tons of bridal gowns out there, there was no guarantee when I chose my gown that none of my guests would have seen it before. As a matter of fact, mine was featured on “Say Yes to the Dress” a few weeks after I bought it. Fail.

So what’s a bride to do? Make it your own with the accessories, of course! Brides are always surprised how much detail a belt or jewelry can add to a gown. Not only that, but one belt can give a gown a totally different look and feel than another. So, we can try the same gown on multiple girls in the same day and get totally different vibes from each, just based on the accessories each girl likes. That’s one of the many great things about our belt designer, A.B. Ellie; she has tons of different styles and on top of that, she is open to customizing everything. Want her belt, but with a custom purple ribbon? You got it. Want more jewels added to a design (who doesn’t)? Not a problem! The sky’s the limit with A.B. Ellie and we can’t wait to help you create the belt of your dreams!

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Hope you enjoyed the flashback to high school!

Fashionably Yours,

Lindsay 🙂

 

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

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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!

XOXO

Flair