Unique Evocative Hair Color – 2014

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Unique Evocative Hair Color - 2014

Photo: © Andrew O’Toole

Angelo Seminara creates unique, evocative hair color.  This is from the Soul Collection,  “hair that looks into a woman’s soul” and just one of the unusual creations from that collection by The Davines Artistic Director, designed for the British Hair Awards in 2014.  He has advice to new hairdressers out there – “Be a sponge, learn as much as you can, stay focused, have fun, find your hero.  Most of all, keep an open mind.”  For a bio and more wonders by WorldGreat, Angelo Seminara, click HERE
Hair: Angelo Seminara … Makeup: Lynsey Alexander … Photo: © Andrew O’Toole


Detra Works With Hair Mousse For Volume – 2019

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Detra Works With Hair Mousse For Volume – 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Detra Smith, using a comb as she gets ready to work a mousse into the hair backstage at the Badgley Mischka New York Fashion Week Show for Fall /Winter 2019.   “It allows for better product distribution and control that hands don’t provide,” she explained as she prepared her model. To see the finished looks by Peter Gray for this and some of the fab fashions, CLICK HERE

Makeup: Gucci Westman, Westman Atelier … Product: Redken Mousse … Photos: Helen Oppenheim


The NYC Barber Shop Museum – 2019

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The NYC Barber Shop Museum - 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim.  Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Guys, if you want the best of barbers, a haircut, perhaps a five minute hot-towel massage, a neck shave and if you want an experience like no other, in a turn-of-the-century environment surrounded by historical antiques and memorabilia, visit the NYC Barber Shop Museum on the Upper West Side.  The Master Barber, Arthur Rubinoff, CEO of Reamir & Co. is the Founder and Art Historian, a fourth-generation barber residing in a small space jam-packed with various vintage artifacts dedicated to preserving the rich history of barbering, collected over decades, first by his Father than him. Included in this feast for the unusual are antique chairs like the Louis Vuitton one photographed here, mirrors, vintage razor clippers, hairdryers, umpteen barber poles and other unexpected memorabilia, some of which date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Barbershop Museum is just one working barbershop Rubinoff owns.   Three different packages starting at $47 are offered,  inspired by the 19th, 20th, and 21st Century, all combined with progressive techniques and looks. The $74 package comes with a Reamir haircare or shaving product, the $118 package comes with complimentary champagne, black caviar! And, yes, the poster in the collage above features a young Ronald Reagan in a shaving cream ad from the 30s, one of many vintage photos. For more photos and info, CLICK HERE


Downton Abbey Movie September – 2019

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Downton Abbey Movie September - 2019

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The Downton Abbey movie is coming to theaters in the US on September 20, 2019. A continuation of the popular TV series, it has much of the same cast and will hopefully be The Movie To See. With some inspirational fashion and beauty images. But from the images so far, the back and side views of Lady Mary’s bob is, um, disappointing. The front view is great though!! To see a trailer, CLICK HERE
Credits Top Left to Right: Key Art … Vogue.com/au … Second Row: Vogue Australia … Inset: The $9.99+ Silk Art Print from Etsy … Bottom Row: purewow.com … Variety.
Collage by helenoppenheim.com



Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments


Collage: helenoppenheim.com

I posted this in 2014.  “J’Accuse” the Roman Polanski movie I blogged on way back then is showing at the Venice Film Festival this year, in 2019. We all know the controversial director makes good award-winning movies, so read on:   
As I was enthralled reading the spy thriller book “An Officer and Spy” by Robert Harris, I kept thinking, there’s a good movie here.  After I finished, I discovered Roman Polanski announced he is going to direct  “D” a movie based on the Alfred Dreyfus Affair and the book, to begin shooting at the end of the year. For those who don’t know, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer on the general staff in the French Army was wrongly accused and imprisoned in 1895 of being a spy.  This was a sensational 12-year scandal during a time of anti-Semitism in France.  As casting is underway, it’s interesting to imagine who will play whom in what is sure to be a very special movie.  Any ideas?  The fashion interest should come with the uniforms, and the words  “J’Accuse.”

Here are some of the characters.  Top left to right: Young Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Alfred Dreyfus, Colonel Georges Picquart, the courageous hero and whistleblower without whom Dreyfus may have languished forever on Devil’s Island under appalling circumstances … Lucie Dreyfus, faithful wife … Middle row: Public Degradation of Dreyfus when he is stripped of his badges, buttons and his sword is snapped … Dreyfus at his last trial, an old man at 39 after 4 years in prison … “J’Accuse” Emile Zola’s 1898 open letter addressed to the President, a celebrated exposé, as published in L’Aurore … Influential writer, Emile Zola, who had to flee to England for his letter condemning a major injustice … The Dreyfus family …  Bottom row: Just 3 of the disgraceful French Army officers involved: The main accuser, Major Armand Mercier du Paty de Clam … Major Hubert-Joseph Henry … Major Ferdinand Esterhazy, the real culprit …  The jacket cover of the book “An Officer and Spy” …  The author Robert Harris … Roman Polanski who will direct the movie “D”.  Watch out for the movie, probably in 2015.  To read the book, click here 


The Kaimin Girl @ NYFW F/W – 2019

Posted by on Jul 27, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

he Kaimin Girl @ NYFW F/W - 2019

Photos: Helen Oppenheim

The Kaimin New York Fashion Week Show for Fall/Winter 2019 was something else. From another planet.   The fashions were extraordinary, the hair by Peter Gray and makeup by Romero Jennings equally future fab fantastic.  The models, not all girls, tottered on 8″ heels looking magnificent, and this was the show of shows.   Take a look at 16 more photos of fashions, hair, makeup, nails,  and get inspired for tomorrow today – CLICK HERE

Hair: Peter Gray & Prema Hair Team using Anti-Collective, Dyson EasiHair Pro … Makeup: Romero Jennings, Mac Cosmetics … Fashion Styling: Bill Mullen … Photos: Helen Oppenheim


The Fashion Group Moon Photos – 1969

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

The Fashion Group Moon Photos - 1969

Photo: June Sauer. Collage helenoppenheim.com

Ah, nostalgia. Some of the space age fashion and hair photos from The Fashion Group Montreal Press Release. In 1969. The Year Americans landed on the Moon. Which became the theme of the Press Release showcasing Montreal’s leading fashion designers at the time. (Apologies, The Press Release is lost in my vast Archive. When I find the Press Release, I will credit all.) As well as art directing the photos, I also did the PR for the Fashion Group in Montreal,  who produced the Fashion Show and  Ball of the Year.   For more photos and more of the story  in an Album  archived on this website, CLICK HERE

Hair by Peter Sant, La Coupe Montreal, 1969 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado … Models Left Monica Clayton, Right: Ulla Moreland … Photos: June Sauer … Photos Art Directed by Helen Oppenheim for The Fashion Group Montreal, 1969


Photos Helen’s Blog May 24-July 11, 2019

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

hotos Helen's Blog May 24-July 11, 2019

Full Credits On Website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Collage of photos, info and inspo on Helen’s Blog from May 24 to July 11, 2019. There’s New York Fashion Weeks for Fall 2019 (Kaimin, Global Fashion Collective, Fashion Hong Kong,  Grubenhelden, Badgley Mischka) and NYFWM for 2020 (Parke & Ronen for men) … The Met Museum’s Camp Exhibition and Gala with Lady Gaga and more, There is an Ulta Hair Team NAHA Nominated photo … Serge Beauchemin’s Camerart, Remembering John Sahag on the 14th anniversary of his leaving us to do the hair of the angels. Hair History is here, some fashion and makeup history too – inspiration for today, and tomorrow. To see more details, and who did what, scroll down this blog, a few pages. To see the latest Helen’s Blogs highlighting work archived on this website, CLICK HERE