“We won’t eat another bite until…

you say you’ll come see our gowns!”

How’s that for an invitation? Not able to deny someone their next meal, I had to say, somewhat reluctantly, “OK….but I don’t need another designer in my salon.”

Well…..may I introduce yet ANOTHER new designer to my store?!

Meet Isabelle Armstrong New York!

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The brand is a fantasy name that has been in existence for a few years, but never had the umph that it does now. The owners have hired the famed Kenneth Pool to design for them! He has had a auspicious track record with Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Amsale and his own label before he got bought out to bring his formidable talent to this label. And what a talent it is!

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Kenneth’s showroom was a penthouse at the Plaza Athene. A sink to the floor sofa and a Knob Creek cocktail (how did they know?) were a welcome welcome at the end of a long day of zipping from showroom to showroom. I really went out of obligation that I wanted this eager to please staff to be able to eat dinner…but was that every a deliciously palatable visit for me too!

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Again, I was met with a team of people that said, “We will do whatever it takes to get our dresses in Nolte’s Bridal.” Flattering.

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Their willingness to work with me on my constant customizations is very important to a new relationship.
(Eighty-two percent of the dresses sold at Nolte’s are tweaked from the original.)

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My former brides will know that I’m a nut for fabulous trains and believe me , one of these gowns in silk faille has a train that will magnificently span any church’s aisle and FILL the steps of the chancel! I cannot WAIT to get this on in….but it will take up both windows to show it!

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Tell me what you think so far! Oh my gosh, but these are fabulous!

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