On Friday, July 18, at noon, Maria McBride, author of The Perfect Wedding series, will host a "Branding the Bride" wedding luncheon seminar to discuss the personalized wedding from monogrammed wedding cakes to signature cocktails. Guests will enjoy lunch at Arnaud's (813 Bienville St.) and will leave with copies of Brides magazine and gifts courtesy of Maria McBride. Tickets are $50. Visit www.talesofthecocktail.com for more information.
Cut Loose Hair Studio (3811 Magazine St., 896-1026) will host a trunk show for designer Monica Rougelot's new golf wear clothing line, Highlin Pro, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. For more information, call 339-4684.
Beauty 101 (2728 Magazine St., 895-2869) has expanded its clothing inventory to include designs by Juicy Couture and Rachel Pally.
Christian Dior makeup artist Nick Caridi will give free makeovers and beauty tips at Dillard's at Lakeside Mall in Metairie on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19. Call 250-1695 to make a reservation for your makeover.
Ceramic artist Kate Tonguis, owner of Sinistra Studio, has launched a new Web site www.NewOrleansWholesaleArtisans.com in response to local artists' diminished sales post-Katrina. It is a portal page that links to Web sites of several artists in a variety of mediums. For more information, email email@example.com. Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.