We were certain that ponytailed hair stylist Jose Eber would wear something very special at Victoria Principal's wedding to Dr. Harry Glassman in Dallas tomorrow. So we asked him what it might be. Here's the scoop. Eber (who'll create Principal's wedding hairdo and is also an invited guest) says local designer Ellene Warren whipped up a custom-made wool challis tuxedo in mint green "to match my eyes." Warren detailed the tux with matching green satin lapels, trouser stripes and satin-faced sleeves "so I can roll up the cuffs," Eber explains. Warren also made a snakeskin bow tie to match the snakeskin cowboy hat he says he'll wear.
P.S. We have it from a very reliable source that Principal will not be married in the Italian designer wedding dress so ubiquitously pictured in the tabloids some months back. Our source tells us that the bride has decided to wear an "extraordinary Zandra Rhodes gown instead." Remember, you read it here first.
Melissa Manchester walked into Theodore recently and bought jewelry designer Arlene Altman's newest earring right off her ear, Altman reports. That's earring, not earrings. Altman's new concept in ear wear is one "architectural" earring made with three interchangeable geometric pieces--triangular, oval and round--in a combination of sterling silver and gold, priced at $190. Then a few days later, Altman says, Carole Bayer Sager Bacharach strolled in and picked up a single earring for herself, this one made with interchangeable cylindrical drops, each with colored stones set at the bottom, also $190. What to wear on the other ear? Altman suggests either a plain gold hoop or a gold stud. "When one ear is decorated, that's enough," she says.
Speaking of Altman, she was one of the winners of the 1985 Diamonds Today Competition. Naturally, the idea is to create jewelry that shows off diamonds. Altman made a man's ring completely of black onyx with a round, canary-yellow diamond in the middle. Similar rings, she says, will be available at Theodore and Theodore Man, priced from $1,200 to $5,000, depending on the diamond size. Martin Gruber, owner of Nova Stylings, a jewelry manufacturer, was the other local winner. He created a woman's solitaire setting with a round, one-carat diamond and a "window of baguette diamonds" underneath. The ring will be available in jewelry stores later this summer, priced at $5,000.
Actor Howard Rollins, actress Barbara Carrera, singers Rickie Lee Jones and Marilyn McCoo were spotted by Listen in the new Tovar hair salon on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills recently. But the happiest Tovar customers of all are two females whose names we don't know, because we met them briefly while out jogging one night. The two friends, it seems, had passed by the shop on opening day and stopped to admire the dramatic decor. "Tovar noticed our noses pressed against the window," one of the women told Listen, "and probably thought he'd like to do a good deed. We definitely looked straggly. So he came out, introduced himself and offered each of us a free haircut later in the afternoon. We were thrilled." When Listen met them, they definitely looked well-coifed. One of them said Tovar's gift was the best thing that's happened to her since she moved from "Down South" to Los Angeles, where she's living in a camper and looking for work.
Hold On to Your Hair, Part II: Carrie White's finally made it back to town. As predicted here on April 5, Beverly Hills' former foremost female hairdresser is wielding her shears once again. She can be found Saturdays and Mondays only at the Menage a Trois salon on Burton Way in Beverly Hills. It's been six years since White disappeared from the local scene, leaving oodles of Hollywood's top box-office manes without a clip artist to call their own. White says she enjoyed her hiatus, but "I'm a designer and hair is my fabric, and I'm glad to be working again." Listen is glad too. After all, getting cuts from Carrie gave us the chance to see such folks as Warren Beatty, Betsy Bloomingdale and Bette Midler in plain plastic capes and wet hair.
Mary Frann,who plays Bob Newhart's wife on "The Bob Newhart Show," says she's scored a sort of coup for women's rights. Frann, who won the America's Junior Miss title not too long ago, will hostess the 1985 pageant on CBS-TV tonight--the first woman ever to have that honor. She tells Listen that her silver-and-white, beaded, full-length gown is an original by L.A. designer Holly Harp.