The Great Gatsby, The Movie – and More …

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

The Great Gatsby, The Movie and more ...

Above, Bazz Lurhamnn’s Great Gatsby Inspirations – Warner Brothers
Second collage – Sherri Jessee’s New Gatsby
Third collage – La Coupe’s ’20s inspirations, 1993







Saw the movie today.

I loved the fashions  (some by Prada and Miu Miu)  the jewelry (Tiffany’s)  the hair accessories (hardly any feathers, much more sophisticated) the hair (wigs, I think by Kerry Warn) the cloche hats, and the eye makeup very today rather than of the era but beautiful.

The 3-D was interesting, once you got used to it, some overdone, loved the titles at the end.  The movie was far from perfect but fun, better than I thought it would be with all the Baz bashing-  just forget the beloved F. Scot Fitzgerald book, enjoy it.

As Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting a bit O.T.T., his hair dyed blonder, a little wave, Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Jordan Baker, didn’t have much of a part but she came off as a future star – we’ll be hearing more of her, and Daisy’s husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton.)  Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan was lovely, wearing great fashions and jewelry.   Baz Lurhmann was Baz, better than Moulin Rogue, which I didn’t like, but still Baz with his Long Island computer-generated , sometimes cartoonish Gatsby filmed in Australia.

Look for hair and fashion inspiration in these three collages of photos –  top collage, of Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Gatsby (Leonoard di Caprio) and Jordan (Elizabeth Debicki) from Baz Lurhmann’s Great Gatsby which opened nationwide “everywhere” in the US today, Friday, May 10,  and will open the Cannes Festival on May 15, out of the competition.

Oscars?  Only for Costume Design, I think.  Maybe Special Effects.

Then check out some great photo-generated Long-Island shots by Roberto Ligestri for Sherri Jessee’s New Great Gatsby Collection featuring Nick Evanovich as Gatsby in Tom Ford, styled by the late-great David Widjaja,  and two photos from La Coupe’s 1993 Creative Evening, hair by Kim Lepine, Photos by David Webber.  The vintage hair accessories were and are spot-on. Scroll/Click for more Sherri Jessee’s New Gatsby on Modern More La Coupe’s 20-inspired jazz age hairstyles, HairThen, 90s on


The Great Gatsby – 1993

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

La Coupe Creative Evening 1993 - 20s Gatsby Modern

Photos by David Webber

Intercoiffure USA and Canada have their annual hair event at the Waldorf Astoria in New York this weekend, October 14/15.  “Gatsby” is a big theme, knowing the Baz Lurhmann’s movie on Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved book “The Great Gatsby” will have a hair fashion impact when it is finally released in 2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The Gatsby fad started some time ago, but expect it continue and gain momentum way into 2013.   Photographers weren’t allowed backstage, so I can’t show you any photos by me, but watch out for them in Creative Age’s Launchpad Magazine.

Meanwhile, here’s some of the great hair and photos from La Coupe’s Creative Evening in 1993. The theme was 20s hair, Gatsby, flappers, barrettes, modern and wearable.  The vintage barrettes in Photos 1, 3 and 4 are my vintage belt buckles.  For more hair from the 1993 event and full credits go to HairThen < La Coupe < 90s on this website,