Men Set A Brooch Trend @ Oscars – 2024

Posted by on Mar 18, 2024 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Men Set A Brooch Trend @ Oscars – 2024

Photos Helen Oppenheim with Thanks to ABC-TV

It was the men who set a trend at the 96th Oscars for 2024, some dazzling sparklers sparkled.  Brooches on the lapels of some elegant males made The Fashion Statement at these Academy Awards.   Both men and women wore red pins to support Artists4Ceasefire, who are calling for an immediate and permanent cease-fire in the Israeli-Hamas war.  The silent protest with these pins made a clearer political statement than words.

Top Row, left to right: Mark Ruffalo of “Poor Things” made a double statement – the red pin and a sparkling brooch on his Givenchy tux … Billy Eilish, who won an Oscar wit her brother for Best Original Song in Barbie’s “What Was I Made For?” wore the red pin on her Chanel black blazer … Sir Ben Kingsley wore a sparkler pin on his Dolce & Gabbana suit … Cillian Murphy, who won the award for Best Actor for his role in “Oppenheimer,” wore a Sauvereign gem brooch on his Vesace tux, his bow tie a different shape to classic bow ties.
Bottom Row: Robert Downey, Jr. added an Elsa Peretti brooch with a diamond-encrusted stem on his Saint Laurent suit.  He won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in “Oppenheimer” … Jeffrey Wright, nominated for his role in “American Fiction” wore a Giorgio Armani tux with a Chaumet brooch … Ke Huy Quan added a Cartier brooch on his Giorgio Armani suit … Writer-Director, Cord Jefferson, who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Award for “American Fiction,” wore a red flower pin on his Zegna  lapel.  And these are just some of the brooches worn by men. The women played it safe for the most part and I didn’t see one interesting hairstyle on any of the women, who set no trends


Cillian Murphy, Hair Icon, SuperStar – 2023

Posted by on Aug 2, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Cillian Murphy, Hair Icon, SuperStar - 2023

Photos: BBC, Netflix, Universal Pictures, Gentleman’s Journal, Getty, Google

I saw Ciliian Murphy in the hit movie “Oppenheimer.” J. Robert Oppenheimer was the Father of the Atomic bomb .  And the movie is brilliant.   I predict Cillian Murphy as a new SuperStar.  He is very strong in  the Universal movie which will get many Oscars for sure, probably at least one for Murphy, and one for Christopher Nolan, writer, director, the man who made it all happen and is running a blockbuster marketing campaign (accolades for that alone.) “I did insist on scheduling around Cillian’s haircut,” Nolan has said “because I’m very allergic to wigs in movies.”  To see the official trailer of the movie, CLICK HERE The hair won’t set any trends in  this movie but it does vary as the years go by.  But maybe men will wear more hats, as Oppenheimer does in this movie, probably often because the hair was at the wrong length for the scene!!!

After being bowled over by the “Oppenheimer” movie, I was motivated to go back and see Murphy in the BBC’s “Peaky Blinders” with 6 seasons on Netflix, which started in 2013 and ended in 2022, but is still available. Cillian Murphy is so charismatic, he almost jumps out of the tv set of this British period drama which takes place from 1919 to 1933, created by Steven Knight.   Murphy stars as crime boss Tommy Shelby and became a hair icon because of his undercut/fade with length on top. Which many cast members also wear.   To see the “Gentleman’s Journal” article with more details on the hair, CLICK
To see a trailer of  “Peaky Blinders” Season 1, CLICK HERE