Isabelle Armstrong is a new player in the field of bridal couture. The company launched in October, offering fine materials (think French lace and Italian silks) and detailed workmanship.
The luxury line, headquartered in New York, is coming to California this week, with a trunk show at Saks Beverly Hills planned from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
The trunk show will be in the bridal salon at Saks, 9600 Wilshire Blvd.
Bobbie Thomas, style editor for the Today show and author of "The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow," is on tap to host a Valentine's Eve event launching the new Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant at the Grove in Los Angeles. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, attendees can receive style and beauty advice, plus free "PitiCure" treatments focused on the underarm area. The event will be in the park at the Grove, 189 The Grove Drive.
Tickets are on sale now for the next Simply Stylist event, a day-long fashion and beauty conference. The event, which includes networking, panels, a brunch and shopping, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15 at the Grove in Los Angeles. Catt Sadler of E! is slated to be the day's host, and celebrity fashion stylists Tara Swennen and Anita Patrickson and hairstylist Jen Atkin are among the announced panelists. Tickets range from $20 to $250. Tickets and more information are available on the Simply Stylist website event page.
Possch, which offers men's and women's ready-to-wear, has opened a new boutique at 5144 Lankershim Blvd., in North Hollywood. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
San Francisco-based menswear shop Unionmade is scheduled to open a new Los Angeles store on Friday at the Grove. The store carries brands including Alden, Gitman Vintage, Filson, The Hill-Side, Stanley & Sons, New Balance, Baxter of California, Kaptial and Beams +, French Trotters, Berena, and Golden Bear and Unionmade Indigo special collections. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.