Reformation bridal collection

One of the gowns in Reformation's new bridal collection. (Reformation / March 15, 2014)

Eco-fashion brand Reformation plans to launch its first bridal collection on Thursday.

The collection, to be sold in stores and online, consists of eight styles, each available in a choice of seven colors. Ivory silk wedding dresses range from $518 to $588. Bridesmaids dresses are $198-$368.

The dresses were all made according to sustainable fashion practices, Reformation says in a news release, "so girls can get into these guilt-free."

The dresses were also designed with an eye toward styles that could be reworn for other occasions  -- a much more sustainable idea than the wear-once-and-toss protocol for most bridesmaids' gear.

The dresses are being introduced along with a redesign of Reformation's website -- which as of this writing is still down for the transition. They promise to be back in business ASAP.

Events

Scott Fontana of Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach is scheduled to host the second annual Making the Cut live competition to select Orange County's top hairstylist on Monday at the Observatory, 3503 S. Harbor Blvd. in Santa Ana. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. is open to the public and includes the competition among five finalists, a hair and fashion show, small bites and a full bar. Tickets are $10 if bought in advance at www.ChristopheNB.com or $15 at the door. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) 

Sample sales

Newbark plans a sale of handmade handbag, shoe and sandal samples from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1024 N. Orange Drive, Suite 100, Los Angeles. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Warehouse sales

Frame Denim is having a warehouse sale from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at the Cooper Building, Mezzanine 2, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles. Cash and credit cards accepted. 

Openings

Farbod Barsum, maker of handbags, travel bags and other small leather goods made of exotic skins, is scheduled to open April 2 at 9456 Dayton Way in Beverly Hills. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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