Casual Style

A lot of winter is about dressing up, but what about dressing down? Finding a perfect outfit for the daytime is usually easy, but not always when trying to stay warm and stylish at the same time.

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Find the perfect boots or shoes to make your outfit warm and stylish at the same time.

What Kind Of Wedding Invitation To Choose ?

Believe it or not, the wedding invitation is one of the most important aspects of any wedding.It all starts from there.

There are several different kinds of invitation techniques to browse from, such as: digital printing, letterpress, thermography and handmade.

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Out of all of these wedding invitation ideas, digital print is the most simple and least expensive while thermography offers a three-dimensional look that is much more complicated.

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Once done with the invitations you can focus on other things such as wedding scrapbook ideas, wedding shower ideas and finally tying the knot with the love of your life!

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Winter Weddings 

Winter brides often feel limited when it comes to the selection of in-season flowers that they have to chose from but there are actually a wide variety of wedding  decorations ideas that brides can create with the flowers available in winter.

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Some of the most stunning flowers offered in this season include roses, amaryllis, carnations and many others. If you are looking for winter flowers for your wedding there are  many flowers in dramatic whites and bold reds that will stanning.

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With winter comes the holiday which also mean it is a great time to look into Christmas wedding ideas which include chose flowers such as poinsettias!

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Winter is underrated wedding season, because it might just be a fairly tale ! For dress ideas check out http://www.flairefashions.com

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How To Plan A Fall Wedding 

The fall season  offers cool weather and refreshing scenery that is perfect for a wedding!

It is best to use this wonderful weather and look into fall wedding ideas for your special day. Many brides use this season to take advantage of backyard wedding ideas as well as outdoor wedding ideas.

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Wedding color ideas for a fall wedding include rustic colors such as deep oranges, dark reds and rich browns. Another great wedding opportunity for fall is an abundance of wedding photo ideas!

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Have your guests throw some leaves in the air in excitement and snap a photo so you can capture this magical day.

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Roaring 20’s Gatsby Party at Chateau Coindre Hall

I was invited to a Roaring 20’s Gatsby Party at Coindre Hall on Long Island’s Gold Coast. I was instantly attracted to the excitement and allure of the 1920’s.

As we drove past the charming neighborhoods overlooking Huntington Harbor, we came to a magnificently tree-lined lane, as if we were entering a secret passageway or portal back into the iconic era of the prohibition.  As we approached the Chateau, antique cars lined the drive with people dressed in gangster and flapper clothing, holding champagne glasses laughing and mingling as time period music filled the air.

The Gangsters Paradaise

The Gangsters Paradaise

I’ve always dreamt about living in different time periods.  The glamour and rebellion of the early 1900’s has always appealed to me. The intrigue of how  prohibition created the American Mafia gangsters and many of the millionaires of that time period; the fancy cars with jump seats & the road races on the Vanderbilt Parkway; the Flappers dancing The Charleston with a new found freedom from the conservative Victorian Age; and the speak easy underground clubs with women smoking their slimline cigarettes ever daintily, seductively stroking their finger-wave hairstyles.

I remember watching the Legends of the Falls with Brad Pitt for the first time, it became my all time favorite.ah, what a devastating yet a beautiful love story…

Luckily I found my own gangster. Well,  he’s not Brad Pitt, I know, but his better than Brad!

Cheers to my Gangster!

The History About the Chateau Coindre Hall

Coindre Hall is a 40 room, 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) mansion in the style of a medieval French château constructed in 1912 for pharmaceutical magnate George McKesson Brown. It overlooks 34 acres (140,000 m2) of rolling land including a boathouse on the north shore of Long Island adjacent to Long Island Sound. Brown lost ownership of the property after the stock market crash of 1929. At the request of Bishop Monsignor Thomas Molly, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart bought this property to establish a boarding school and summer retreat. It was founded in 1939 by Brother Martinian, S.C., Provincial Superior, and was named in memory of Father André Coindre, the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. The school was intended to generate funds for the formation and education of young Brothers. It operated under the supervision of the Brothers who have been active in Christian Education in the United States since 1847.

It closed in 1971 and later reopened for a few years as an independent private institution called “Eagle Hill School.”

Since 1973 Coindre Hall Park has been administered by the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation. On September 26, 1985 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is often used for hosting weddings.
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Roaring 20's Gatsby Party at Chateau Coindre Hall

No one messes with the FLAIR girls… Ever!

The Rumors About the Chateau Coindre Hall

The rumor is that the castles boat house was used to run booze into the city by Bronx Beer Baron Dutch Schultz. Some say that the boat house is more beautiful than the castle itself.  Apparently the feds collapsed  the tunnel when they raided the boathouse during prohibition days.

Roaring 20's Gatsby Party at Chateau Coindre Hall

Ps: If you like the wardrobes in the photos, all the ladies got their fabulous dresses, shoes and accessories at FLAIR designer boutique

left to right:

the shy flapper: green and purple dress by Musani, shoes by Sweeties, headband by headdressny

the tommygun toting flapper: cream rouched dress by Nicole Miller, shoes by Pelle Moda,

the screaming flapper: nude beaded dress by Jovani,

the clueless vixen: pewter beaded dress by Basix II, shoes by El Dante, necklace by Van Cliff and Arpeles, necklace by Azaara, earrings by Be-JE designs.

Hair was done by Legends Hair Designs

The event was organized by North Shore Promotion Alliance to promote businesses on the Gold Coast

Tell me , what is your favorite era?

What do you love about the Prohibition Era most?

Would you go to Gatsby Style Party if you got invited?

 

 

Flair’s Hollywood Glamour Photoshoot Party

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This past October Flair was very excited to have their very first annual Hollywood Glamour Photoshoot Party in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The event was nothing short of a huge success! Flair’s loyal customers were invited to come be pampered Hollywood style for the day. Hair and makeup artists were on hand and ready to give everyone that perfect Hollywood look. Ladies were then able to wear the gown of their choice and pose for the “paparazzi.” While getting pampered, guests enjoyed an endless supply of pink champagne and yummy baked treats. Everyone had a blast trying on different dresses and mingling with guests, even the Flair staff received the royal treatment and had an amazing time posing for the paparazzi and enjoying their time with guests. Flair is so happy with the turnout of the event and can not wait to have another next year!

Below are some pictures from the event. Strike a pose!

*Photography by Gina Motisi Photography www.ginamotisi.com, Hair and makeup provided by Sivana Salon in St. James, Treats provided by Krafty Kakes, and music by AV Entertainment

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The 2013 Sherri Hill and Jovani Prom Collection Has Arrived!

The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here! We have just received our picks of the 2013 Sherri Hill and Jovani Prom Collection! From ball gowns to cocktail, these dresses are IT for the coming year! Extravagant bead work long flowing skirts, and hot neon colors are just the beginning of what these designers have to offer for the upcoming year. Unlike the prom dresses last year, where the bead work gave a “broken mirror” effect, the Sherri Hill and Jovani dresses this year feature a rounded, and chunky beading with multi colored tones. Jovani features gowns with studs from head to toe! There’s only one word to describe these dresses and that word is HOT!

I have posted some of Flair’s favorites from the 2013 Sherri Hill and Jovani Prom Collection below!