A Collage Mistake, Revisiting Favorites – 2011

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dancing Hair Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Origami Hair Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Dancing Hair Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Origami Hair Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Sometimes, mistakes can be beautiful.  Right, a collage which just happened, a mistake.  But so interesting, I thought you’d like to see it.  Top and to both sides are photos from the website cover (Dancing Hair, La Coupe’s Antonio da Costa Rocha, 1986) and center are photos from Carolina Herrera’s Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 (Orlando Pita’s Origami Hair.)  All photos just happen to be my all-time favorites.  Revisited, the Origami Hair to left, a beautiful innovative hair idea,  the kind of hair not seen often enough at NY Fashion Weeks!

For more Dancing Hair and a video of Fred and Ginger Dancing Cheek to Cheek in Top Hat, click here:
For more Origami Hair, backstage photos, more versions and fashions, click here: 

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Détente – 1974

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: © Serge Beauchemin

Photos: © Serge Beauchemin … Collage: helenoppenheim.com

The references for these interesting photos were Détente, Russia’s bid for a peaceful co-existence, in 1974 (!)  and the 1974 hit  Roman Polanski movie “Chinatown” which featured Faye Dunaway with some wonderful wavy hair.  Both influenced La Coupe for this famous Collection.  For more hairstyles and info on the photos, Click here: 

Hair: Kim Lepine, waved by Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal, l1974 … Makeup: Electa & Corrado … Black Cossack Tops created by Cassar, Lily Simon for La Coupe … Rings: John Warden … Cigarettes: Sobranie Russian Black … Model: Beverly Abazar … Photos: Serge Beauchemin
Concept/Fashion Styling/Produced  by Helen Oppenheim, with apologies for the Cigarettes, something I’d never use today in a photo!  I had some fun with the prop styling, take a look at the details …

 

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Swim Knot – 1977

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Swim Knot - 1977

Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe’s King of  Chignons, created the Swim Knot Collection in 1977. The hair looked as good wet as dry.   He recommended making the chignon with wet hair, then letting it dry naturally.  He made a Naughty Knottie dead center at the front, and rolled the sides.  For one version, he wrapped the head with 3 strands of braided elastic going through the Knottie.  The photo
far right made Italian Vogue and that’s Antonio at work on Oksana the model bottom left.  For more Naughty Knotties, go to HairThen, La Coupe, scroll along MishMash on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal … Swimsuit: Marilyn Brooks, Toronto … Model: Oksana Dykyj …Photos: Lorraine Sylvestre

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First French-Braiding in Modern Era – 1976

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

First French Braiding in Modern Era - 1976

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

Do you know your hair history?  The first French braiding of the modern era was created by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe in Montreal, in 1976.

The idea was instantly copied and popular all over the world. French Braiding became an ongoing classic from this time on.  Here is the half-up, half-down version. For more and info, click HairThen, La Coupe, 70s on www.helenoppenheim.com

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado, Montreal … Model: Michele Scarabelli … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Fashion Styling//Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Hairbrained Sunday News – 2013

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Hairbrained Sunday News - 2013

Carol Dlugos 1986 and 1992

Two La Coupe photos of the lovely Carol Dlugos made Hairbrained’s Sunday News. Left: Kim Lepine’s
Forties on a Roll, 1992. Right a Pascalain Gianello Collage  with Antonio da Costa Rocha’s Dancing Hair, 1986.
Photo left: – Lorraine Sylvestre
Photo right: Geoffrey Hargrave  Thomas

 

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Pascalain Gianello Collages of Dancing Hair – 1986

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Collages 2013 by Pascalain Gianello of Dancing Hair - 1986

Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Collages: Pascalain Gianello

Two collages by the ever-inventive king of hair collages posting on Facebook, Pascalain Gianello.  The hair here was by the great Antonio da Costa Rocha for La Coupe’s 1986 Dancing Hair Collection, inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie, Top Hat.  For more Dancing Hair photos and ideas, plus a clip of the movie, click on the cover photo on www.helenoppenheim.com

Models: Marilyn Coe as Ginger … Carol Dlugos … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas …produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Dancing Hair 1986 … Oscar Predictions 2013

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Dancing Hair  1986, Oscar Predictions 2013

Dancing Hair 1986 Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas

These Dancing Hair styles by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe, created in 1986, are Harold Leighton’s “Oscar predictions and inspiration for 2013″ – as in his full page article “The Revival of Hollywood Glamour” in The Epoque Times. Here is the link:

Download the pdf on Revival of Hollywood Glamour

The hair was inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie “Top Hat” as she danced romantically with Fred Astaire – see a clip from the movie and more photos from this Collection – go to HairThen, 80s, Dancing Hair, on www.helenoppenheim.com

Sadly, the paper credited the photos to another photographer instead of Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas, nor did they give credits to all who made these stunning photos possible. Here they are:

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Gentile-Wolfe … Gowns: Oscar de la Renta, Jackie Rogers … Models: Carol Dlugos (Brunette) & Marilyn Coe (Blonde) … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Happy New Year 2013 With Ritz Wrapz – 1978

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 

Happy New Year  2013 With Ritz Wrapz 1978

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