Sisters, Short Hair by Harry King – 1981

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sisters, Short Hair by Harry King - 1981

Photo: © Scavullo

Harry King was famous for his teased up to there Big Hair, seen on over a hundred covers of the world’s major magazines.    But he could also cut a cool short look.  As here on the sisters and international beauties Tina Chow (a fashion icon) and Adelle Lutz for Harper’s Bazaar in 1981.  “When they showed up for the shoot, Adelle had long hair, but not for long,” remembered the King.  “I chopped it off.”  For more by WorldGreat Harry King, click HERE

Hair: Harry King … Makeup: Way Bandy … Photo: © Scavullo

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Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Easter Fun Fabs on Fifth Avenue – 2017

Photos: Helen Oppenhiem … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are just a few of the Fabs dressing for fun and having fun at the Easter Sunday 2017 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue. Lots of flowers, feathers, fantastic fantasies and tons if imagination. You were all terrific. To those who did not make Helen’s Blog, it wasn’t you. If I photographed you, you were a stand-out great. Either my photograph was not suitable to be small enough for the blog, or there was too much going on in the background. If your photo is small on the blog, know that I will post larger photos of all here on my Facebook Biz Buzz page for you to share on Tuesday, maybe the evening, maybe before. You do not have to friend me to see the page, but a Like would be nice. Check it out – – https://m.facebook.com/OppOnn2 (If you want to give me your name and more info on what you were wearing and social media addresses, let me know. I can add them to Facebook Biz Buzz – make sure to i.d. which you are !)

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Teacup Fascinators @ Easter Parade – 2016

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Teacup Fascinators @ Easter Parade - 2016

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Happy Easter.   Here are Teacup Fascinators on two fab fashionistas, the hit of the 2016 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue. Stay tuned, I am aiming to cover the 2017 Easter Parade.  Meanwhile, enjoy Melissa Dersham on the left, and Cassandra Burns, a Frédéric Fekkai hairdresser. The teacups, attached to headbands rested on roses.  Brilliant.  To see more from the Easter Parade, click on my Facebook Biz Buzz page HERE  
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Rave for Waves Continues – 1990s

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Rave for Waves Continues – 1990s

Photo: Eric Fisher

I was doing some research going through some of many old portfolios in my Helen Oppenheim Hair Libary and found this waving beauty by Eric Fisher on a Peluquerias page in an early 1990s portfolio. I always loved it. The rave for waves continues to this day and these are amongst the best. “Back to the future, sailing forth to new horizons,” I wrote at the time.   Well, who wouldn’t love to go out on the town with waves like these today? Wonderful …

Hair: Eric Fisher, Eric Fisher Salon, Wichita, Kansas … Photo: Eric Fisher

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Twin Peaks TV Series Returns – 2017

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Twin Peaks TV Series Returns – 2017

Photo: Courtesy ShowTime

When Twin Peaks first aired in 1990-1991, it scared me silly. It was very weird. But I never missed an episode. Having recently seen a few scenes from those early episodes, not sure how I will feel today about the return 25 years later, the continuation of the goings on due to premiere on ShowTime May 21 at 9 pm ET/PT.   Hope to be just as into whatever they come up with to replace whatever happened to Laura Palmer in the cult tv series, directed then and now by David Lynch, created and written then and now by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Kyle MacLachlan is back as Special Agent Dale Cooper and some of the old cast, like David Duchovny, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherlyn Flynn, Joan Chen and more. The new cast is said to include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Monica Belucci, Ashley Judd, Jim Belushi, Michael Sera, and more. Can it be?  Can’t wait to find out … Stay tuned …

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Twin Peaks Coiffure – 1991

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Twin Peaks Coiffure - 1991

Photo: Courtesy Ulrich Graf

As “Twin Peaks” the weird David Lynch soap-opera murder mystery tv series returns and continues 25 years later on ShowTime starting May 21, I remembered this tongue in cheek Peaks Freaks page I did in UK’s Hair Magazine in 1991, at the height of Twin Peaks madness.   The hair concoction was by Ulrich Graf of West Germany and came complete with a valley, a hair waterfall, squishy soft waves and something similar to two donuts perched atop each peak.  “This,” I wrote, was no cherry pie do worn by Laura Palmer, the murdered homecoming queen with something-else-going on, and unlike the oddly old-fashioned ’50s glam looks seen on almost everyone else flitting through Twin Peaks.  But our waving beauty is, well, weird and wonderful – just like the quirky surreal serial.”  I ended with  “Got that, Diane!”

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Comme des Garçons @ The Met – 2017

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Commes Des Garçonnes @ The Met - 2017

Photography by © Paulo Roversi, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rei Kawakakubo is coming to The Metropolitan Museum of Art with 150 of her controversial always inspirational designs for Comme des Garçons. The Costume Institute’s Spring 2017 Exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, sponsored by Condé Nast, with Anna Wintour’s discerning eye much in evidence. and curated by my favorite Curator, Andrew Bolton, is from May 4 to September 4.  Heads and wigs will be created and styled by my favorite Met Museum hair genius, Julien D’Ys.    “The modes of expression that have always been the most important to me are fusion … imbalance … unfinished … elimination … and absence of intent,” said Japanese-born Rei Kawakubo, who always asks us to think differently, and is one the most important and influential designers of the past 40 years.  Make a note. Stay tuned …  Meanwhile, check on past Met Museum exhibitions archived on the website, click HERE
Photo Left: 18th Century Punk, autumn/winter 2016-2017 … Photo Right: Blood and Roses, spring/summer 2015 … Photos Courtesy Comme des Garçons … Photography by © Paulo Roversi, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Awesome Commes Des Garçons Jacket – 2010

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Awesome Commes Des Garçons Jacket -  2010

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

I feel tweed jackets are going to make a comeback. Love this awesome Commes Des Garçons jacket worn by Maurcio Valdespino photographed backstage at the Carolina Herrera New York Fashion Week Show 2010. At the time, he was Fashion Editor, Glamour, Latin America.

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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