Christie Brinkley by Harry King – 1983

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Christie Brinkley by Harry King - 1983

Photo (Polaroid) : © Francesco Scavullo

Christie Brinkley, SuperModel, around 1983, big hair by Harry King. This scan is from a Polaroid. Mind you a Polaroid by a great photographer with great lighting, model and makeup. (I have books of polaroids, must take another look ! Back then, we took them before every new set up. Now, it is another story.)   For more by WorldGreat Harry King, click and scroll. 

Hair: Harry King …. Makeup: Way Bandy … Photo (Polaroid) : © Francesco Scavullo

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SPACE AGE HAIR SCULPTURE – 1969

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

SPACE AGE HAIR SCULPTURE - 1969

Photo: © June Sauer

1969.  The year when America landed on the moon.  This Space-Age Hair Sculpture was baked in the oven by Peter Sant of La Coupe.  Simple,  elegant, very futuristic then, it was created for the Montreal Fashion Group Designers Show. Click for  More ’60 hair, 

Hair Peter Sant, La Coupe, Montreal, 1969 …. Model; Monica Clayton … :Photo: © June Sauer.

 

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With Model Icon Peggy Moffitt – 1993

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With Model Icon Peggy Moffitt - 1993

Photo: Unknown

Here I am with Peggy Moffitt, the world-famous icon model at a Vidal Sassoon 50th Anniversary event.   She wore her hair hair exactly the same way she did in the ’60s when Vidal Sassoon famously cut it.  Just look at what’s she’s wearing in 1993.   Wonderful.  To view a beautiful and brilliant Peggy Moffitt/Rudy Gernreich VIDEO with smashing Swinging ’60s fashions and hair inspiration, click HERE

Video Hair: Jacques Lawler, Vidal Sassoon … Fashions: Rudi Gernreich … Models: Peggy Moffitt, Leon Bing, Ellen Harth …  Video Created and Directed by William Claxton …  1993 Photo:Unknown (from a laser copy)

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The Legs Have It @ Betsy Johnson – 2012

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Legs Have It @ Betsy Johnson – 2012

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

My New York Fashion Week photos for Fall 2015 will be arriving soon. Stay tuned . Meanwhile, take a look at these fake seams  – one leg with Betsy Johnson’s autograph, the other leg with the model’s name. Great idea with many possibilities.  From the Betsy Johnson Bombshell Spring 2012 #NYFW show, with hair by Peter Gray.  For More from this sexy and fun show, click HERE 

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Michael Gordon’s Boy Look – 1984

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Michael Gordon's Boy Look – 1984

Photo: © Helene Joseph

This Boy Look was softened, feminized, with newsy short bangs, chopped up. “There must be softness with short hair,” said Michael Gordon, then owner/founder of Bumble and bumble.  He felt “this chewed up bang action, evocative of Audrey Hepburn, was provocative in an Eighties boy-girl way.” A special formula intensifier was added to the hair to add polish and gloss – just like a black cat’s glossy coat! For more from this collection, which has stood the test of time, click HERE 

Hair: Michael Gordon, Bumble and bumble … Model: Lovey … Photo: © Helene Joseph

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Sahag Tribute Canadian Hairdresser – 2015

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sahag Tribute Canadian Hairdresser – 2015

Canadian Hairdresser International – July 2015

Thank you Joan Harrison for the lovely 2 page Tribute for John Sahag in the July 2015 issue of Canadian Hairdresser International. I know you remember John fondly and it is great to see some of his most famous looks in your very interesting magazine.  To READ the Tribute, and to see full credits click HERE   For the great cover and the whole magazine online  click HERE 

 

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My Personal Tribute to John Sahag -1952 – 2005

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

My Personal Tribute to John Sahag -1952 – 2005

Photos + Collage: © Helen Oppenheim

Dear John:
This is my own personal tribute to you, today, June 15, 2015, the 10th Anniversary since you left this world, far too soon.  But you did live life the way you wanted to live it and left a legacy like no other.   You are now a cult, a legend, an icon, becoming more so each day. When I did the PR launch for your first Sahag Workshop in 1985, you told me that “People are afraid of being humble. I think that to be humble is a grand quality, and I mean that with sincerity.” But I also know you were not without ego (!) so I hope you are smiling and proud up there at the loving tributes so many of us are now paying you down here.

This is how I want to remember you. Beaming with happiness at a 1996 Wednesday night Creative Evening with your “kids.” You were very happy that night. You were always totally unique and copied no one. Being tomorrow’s man, your awe-inspiring always harmonious work was way ahead it’s time, and will live forever by those who know how innovative and great it was. And is.  There will be no one like you. Ever.
Love ~Helen 

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John Sahag Looking Romantic – 1986

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

John Sahag Looking Romantic - 1986

Photo (Detail) : © John Barrett

As we near the 10th anniversary of John Sahag leaving us, on Monday, June 15, I thought you might like to look at the legendary hairdresser at his most romantic wearing a white suit, in 1986. Stay tuned for two more very special Tributes, one Sunday, June 14 and my own very personal one on the day, June 15.

Photo (Detail) : © John Barrett

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