A hair holiday idea – breathtakingly simple, so chic. An antique rhinestone belt buckle from the ’30s, which belonged to my Mother, decorates a simple bob. But could work with almost any hairstyle. which ended at 2.30 am with some great hair inspiration, easy to do, easy to wear, La Coupe-style. (13 models in one evening!) The many resulting photos earned full pages in magazines all over the world. For more holiday ideas from the evening, click HERE.
Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen OppenheimComment
In 1993, The Metropolitan Museum of Art held their first major René Magritte retrospective in 25 years. This inspired La Coupe hairdresser, David Alexandre, a Belgium, like Magritte, to work on a series of sketches with Kim Lepine and me for the next press release, to help promote La Coupe’s new tools and how one can be inspired by art.
Here, with respect to René Magritte’s “Key To Dreams” (1930), is David Alexandre’s “la direction” with Le Demeloir (La Coupe’s large-size detangling comb) … “l’inspiration” with the long, wavy, off the face V-shaped style worn with a gold headband and crescent decoration (inspired by Magritte’s “The Dress of the Night, 1954) … ” le movement” helped by La Coupe’s Clip Brush for easy volume at a fast clip! … ” la vérité” which tells the truth …”la vision” to light up life … “l’amour” is l’amour.
We all burned the midnight oil, night after night, none of us being professional illustrators. To see the original Magrittes, La Coupe’s interpretations for hair and to see the result of our efforts, click here
Concept Hair/Sketches: David Alexandre, …La Coupe, NY, 1993Comment
A jeweled pin delicately decorates a divine chignon with hair twisted low on the nape and tender tendrils curling softly and romantically on the cheek.
The hair was by Pegi Palagate for La Coupe’s iconic Creative Evening in 1993 when all the hair talent created hairstyles for the holiday season with their usual touches of class – all wearable, interesting and timeless, La Coupe-style.
Photographer David Webber captured all the hair ideas so beautifully, and it is amazing to me that we could accomplish so much so well for so many. I am very proud of this look and all the hair created for this special evening. For more beautiful holiday ideas, click here:
Hair: Pegi Palagate, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen Oppenheim
Intercoiffure USA and Canada have their annual hair event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York this weekend, October 14/15. “Gatsby” is a big theme, knowing the Baz Lurhmann’s movie on Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved book “The Great Gatsby” will have a hair fashion impact when it is finally released in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The Gatsby fad started some time ago, but expect it continue and gain momentum way into 2013. Photographers weren’t allowed backstage, so I can’t show you any photos by me, but watch out for them in Creative Age’s Launchpad Magazine.
Meanwhile, here’s some of the great hair and photos from La Coupe’s Creative Evening in 1993. The theme was 20s hair, Gatsby, flappers, barrettes, modern and wearable. The vintage barrettes in Photos 1, 3 and 4 are my vintage belt buckles. For more hair from the 1993 event and full credits go to HairThen < La Coupe < 90s on this website, www.helenoppenheim.com