Hermes Magazine, Sølve Sundsbø Photo – 2014

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Hermes Magazine, Sølve Sundsbø Photo – 2014

Photo: © Sølve Sundsbø

Le Monde D’Hermes Automne-Hiver 2014, a collector’s item magazine from Hermes, arrived this week. The breathtaking photo on the cover by the always stunning Sølve Sundsbø blew my mind, so I thought you’d like to have yours blown too.

Brides de gala head jewel is in rose gold, diamonds, midnight blue suede and purple sapphires. Brides de gala sautoir is in rose gold, diamonds, midnight blue suede and orange, blue and yellow sapphires. According to Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director for Hermes: “Both dawn and dusk are stimulating for creativity, times when the waxing or waning light sets in motion myriad fleeting shades that the eye must strain to capture.” There is an app available in the Apple Store and Google Play and more on


Romantic Wisps Whisper – 1977

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Romantic Wisps Whisper - 1977

Photo: © Lorraine Sylvestre

For pure romance, long wisps whispered on the cheek, tickled the temple, kissed the nose, caressed the neck on this lovely look, just one innovative idea from La Coupe’s 1977 Wisp Cut Collection. This one was so new-looking then, who knew it would be the beginning of wisps falling all over the place because perfect hair was what everyone wore at the time.

Fine wisps were pulled out from the hairline here and there, and precision-cut into a shape, using the natural growth patterns to romantically frame the face and neck. Elmer Olsen, who created this style, advised “for long wisps to be left out for this look,the hair has to be a good length before one can start.”  More, technical details, click here:

Hair: Elmer Olsen, La Coupe, Montreal … Perm: Tanya Pawley/Wella Firm and Gentle … Makeup: Electra & Corrado … Corselet Top: Pat MacDonagh … Soft Body Jewelry: Doris May … Model: Josée St-Jacques … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre. Produced by Helen Oppenheim