Chelsea Orr’s Favorite Things

The Hingham-based boutique owner rocks stilettos as well as the slopes.


Portrait by Webb Chappell

Women of the South Shore in search of a style spirit animal, look no further than fashionista Chelsea Orr, daughter-in-law of Bruins great Bobby Orr. We first fell for the boutique owner earlier this fall at the Saks Fifth Avenue–hosted “Fenway to the Runway” event, and have followed her highly polished look ever since. Donning Louboutins, designer jeans, and a statement red lip, the Burlington, Vermont, native always packs a glamourous punch, which she honed while working in high-end boutiques at local ski resorts. After earning a business degree from the Univerity of Vermont, she spent several years in management at Boston’s Neiman Marcus before opening Chel Bella, a trove of Nanette Lepore jumpers and Vince leather separates, in 2005. Here, she shares her ultra-trendy everyday essentials.


My Favorite Winter Accessory

Glamourpuss Fur Funnels. “I love adding a little glamour and a pop of color to cashmere or basic tops.”


My Bling Essential

Gillian Julius stacked tube bracelets. “This is my go-to accessory. The mixed metals make it work with both silver and gold pieces.”


My Style Manual

The Gorsuch catalog. “I call this ‘the bible.’ It’s my reference for the latest Bogner and luxury outerwear inspiration.”


My Party Shoes

Christian Louboutin “Demi You Glittered” peep-toe leather pumps. “I bought these pumps for Chel Bella’s fall fashion show—they’re girly, and they go with everything !”


My Fitness Must-Have

Boxing Training/Sparring Gloves. “I love my weekly burn sessions with boxing trainer Doug Bennett. It’s so empowering.”


My Signature Scent

Viktor and Rolf Flower bomb. “I’ve worn Flowerbomb since I was in my early twenties. It’s the perfect dose of feminine floral.”


Photograph by Carfull

My Perfect Getaway

Aspen. “It’s where skiing, shopping, dining, and fashion collide. I love finding style inspiration in the boutiques and galleries.”


My Everyday Shade

By Terry Rouge Terrybly lipstick in “#202 Funky Ruby.” “This is my signature lipstick. It stays on for hours. A friend once said, ‘You’re the only girl I know who skis in lipstick!’”


My Beauty Must-Have

Le Volume de Chanel mascara in “10 Noir.” “It separates my lashes and gives me dramatic volume while still looking natural.”


My Favorite Sunnies

Dior “Reflected” sunglasses. “These can take me anywhere—from the bus stop in the suburbs to the city to the slopes.”