Met Museum Extends China Exhibition – 2015

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Met Museum Extends China Exhibition - 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has extended hours for the final weekend of its much-visited and very popular China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibition.  The exhibition, which opened May 7, has so far drawn more than 730,000 visitors, surpassing the record-breaking Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 2011 exhibition, and is now The Costume institute’s highest attended exhibition ever. Curated by Andrew Bolton, this must-see exhibition will be open to midnight on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5 (Appetizers and full bar service will be at the Museum’s Great Hall Balcony Bar until midnight) and it closes on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Expect crowds. But it will be worth it …

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim shown above – blue and white porcelain inspirations. Left, smashed up plate dress by Alexander McQueen, right dress by Gue Pei.   More to drool over or, if you miss the exhibition, click HERE

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Tseng Kwong Chi (1989) And @ The Met – 2015

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Tseng Kwong Chi (1989) And @ The Met – 2015

Photos: © Tseng Kwong Chi

Anyone who has seen the China Through The Looking Glass Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – where East Meets West in Fashion – will remember the opening as you enter. Tseng Kwong Chi and one of his most famous photos from his iconic self-portrait series “East Meets West” series, in which he poses as a Chinese Ambiguous Ambassador in his classic Mao suit and mirrored glasses.

I worked with Tseng both in Montreal for La Coupe and in New York for Vidal Sasoson. He was known as Joseph Tseng then. Photos are on my website. Look what I just found. New Year’s wishes, for 1989, addressed to me just one year before he died in 1990. I have erased addresses but thought you’d like to see it. For more of the exhibition, open to midnight September 4 and 5, closing on September 7, click HERE

Photos: © Tseng Kwong Chi

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Linda Mason Makeup Artist Extraordinaire – 1992

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Linda Mason Makeup Artist Extraordinaire - 1992

These masterpiece illustrations, using actual makeup from Linda Mason Elements in 1992, two of my favorites, got a full page in Peluquerias Magazine, as do almost all of the Linda Masons I sent to the Spanish magazine. They love her art.   I often wonder why I don’t get more illustrations/sketches/art for makeup and hair.  To see more by Linda Mason, makeup artist extraordinaire, click HERE

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Blog on Fashionistas. Think Fall – 2015

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

Blog on Fashionistas.  Think Fall - 2015

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

As the end of summer nears, even as the heat heats up, as it is now, it is time for fashionistas to think of Fall and Winter! “Some of the best styles seen at New York Fashion Week aren’t on the runways. Blogger Helen Oppenheim shares a slideshow of some recently spotted trends,” wrote Modern Salon about my blog for them. For the blog and more on this great tartan outfit, more photos, Click HERE
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Harry and Helen @ Fashion Reunion Party – 2015

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Harry and Helen @ Fashion Reunion Party – 2015

Photo: © Paul Morejón

Here I am at Nancy and Harry’s Fashion Reunion Party at Parlor Spring Street on August 12, 2015. As seen through the beautiful eye and lens of the amazing photographer Paul Morejón. Top Model Nancy Donahue and Hair WorldGreat Harry King throw terrific parties every year, or twice a year, for the fab fashion crowd from the ’70s and ’80s, some from the ’60s. Guests include models, hairdressers, makeup artists, fashion stylists, fashion editors, PR’s, and plenty of photographers so cameras are flashing all the time.  The photographers can’t resist the models, who all still look wonderful.  But look how lucky I am with this photo!  To see the fun and how great everyone looks, click for more HERE 

Photo: © Paul Morejón

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Linda Mason Makeup Artist Extraordinaire – ’90s

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Linda Mason, Makeup Artist Extraordinaire – '90s

Photo: © Paul Sunday

Colorific cool body makeup which extended to the hair by Linda Mason, makeup artist extraordinaire, about 1996. This was way before hair colors like this took off. For more of her work on my website, click HERE    To see what she is up to now click HERE

Body/Hair Painting: Linda Mason … Photo: Paul Sunday

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Dressed in Pearls – ’90s

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dressed in Pearls – '90s

Photo: © Jesus Montenegro

Love all the pearls in this photo with hair by Antonio Bellver of Barcelona. The photo got a full page in a two page article I did for American Salon Magazine in the ’90s.  Not sure about the cigarette but I guess it goes with the ’20s kiss curl hair and the fashion feel of the photo. (FYI – Bellver now lives and works in Mexico City.)

Hair: Antonio Bellver, Barcelona, Spain … Fashion Styling: Renato Amaroin, IDEP … Photo: © Jesus Montenegro

 

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“Helen Oppenheim Producer” – 2015

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

"Helen Oppenheim Producer" - 2015

Photos/Collage: © Lorraine Sylvestre

Thank you Sandra Smith-Doghmi, Founder of Red Carpet Concierge, for the lovely “Produced by Helen Oppenheim” Lifestyle News story featuring Vidal Sassoon’s famous trend-setting 1980 HighHair Collection.  It isn’t often anyone gives me the title of a story and it does feel good to be recognized.  To see the Red Carpet Concierge website, the story and news about this and that, click HERE

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon NY, 1980 … Makeup: Ted Nadal … Model: Danielle … Photos/Collage: Lorraine Sylvestre.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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