La Coupe Dancing Hair – 1986

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

La Coupe Dancing Hair - 1986

Photo: Geoffrey Hargraves Thomas. Collage: Pascalain Gianello

This is Dancing Hair.  By the then King of Chignons, Antonio da Costa Rocha.  I produced the famous La Coupe Collection in 1986 and the talented Pascalain Gianello made this gorgeous collage in 2013, a surprise gift. The lovely Carol Dlugos, a La Coupe muse and favorite, is the model.  I said at the time, there was a return elegance and romance.  And now is the time to forget all the greasy hair, the wisps flying all over the place and make that return too!  For the how-to  archived on the website, click HERE.  To see more Dancing Hair, all inspired by Ginger Rogers dancing with  Fred Astaire  in the movie, “Top Hat” click HERE

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, 1986 … Finish: La Coupe Glossing Wax, Fixatif Plus … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Joy Wolfe … Dress: Oscar de la Renta … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas …  Collage: Pascalain Gianello

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Romantic Dancing Hair Chic to Cheek – 1935/1986

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Romantic Dancing Hair Chic to Cheek – 1935/1986

Top Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Fred & Ginger RKO

Dancing Hair in 1986 was inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 RKO movie classic “Top Hat” as she danced “Cheek to Cheek” with Fred Astaire. A 36″ long switch was twisted and twirled then wrapped around the head giving flattering height and width – plus it worked with any hair, long or short, for a romantic, chic look. To see many more versions of Dancing Hair, some in color,  a how-to, a few minutes of the most famous and romantic Fred & Ginger duets, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, click HERE scroll down, and know it is heaven.

Hair Top Photo: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, NY/Montreal, 1986 … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Alete Gentile Wolfe … Model: Marilyn Coe … Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Concept/ Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Ginger Rogers Inspired Dancing Hair – 1986

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Ginger Rogers Inspired Dancing Hair  – 1986

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Dancing Hair, the iconic 1986 La Coupe Collection, was inspired by Ginger Rogers dancing with Fred Astaire in the famously romantic 1935 movie, “Top Hat.” This hair by the King of Chic Chignons, Antonio da Costa Rocha, couldn’t be more elegant, more romantic or more flattering. It’s not just a braid wrapped around the head. To see more versions and how to do it, click here: 

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe New York/Montreal … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Wolfe … Dress: Jackie Rogers … Jewelry: Linda Lee …. Model: Marilyn Coe … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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A Collage Mistake, Revisiting Favorites – 2011

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dancing Hair Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Origami Hair Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Dancing Hair Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Origami Hair Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Sometimes, mistakes can be beautiful.  Right, a collage which just happened, a mistake.  But so interesting, I thought you’d like to see it.  Top and to both sides are photos from the website cover (Dancing Hair, La Coupe’s Antonio da Costa Rocha, 1986) and center are photos from Carolina Herrera’s Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 (Orlando Pita’s Origami Hair.)  All photos just happen to be my all-time favorites.  Revisited, the Origami Hair to left, a beautiful innovative hair idea,  the kind of hair not seen often enough at NY Fashion Weeks!

For more Dancing Hair and a video of Fred and Ginger Dancing Cheek to Cheek in Top Hat, click here:
For more Origami Hair, backstage photos, more versions and fashions, click here: 

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Dancing Hair 1986 … Oscar Predictions 2013

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Dancing Hair  1986, Oscar Predictions 2013

Dancing Hair 1986 Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas

These Dancing Hair styles by Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe, created in 1986, are Harold Leighton’s “Oscar predictions and inspiration for 2013” – as in his full page article “The Revival of Hollywood Glamour” in The Epoque Times. Here is the link:

Download the pdf on Revival of Hollywood Glamour

The hair was inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie “Top Hat” as she danced romantically with Fred Astaire – see a clip from the movie and more photos from this Collection – go to HairThen, 80s, Dancing Hair, on www.helenoppenheim.com

Sadly, the paper credited the photos to another photographer instead of Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas, nor did they give credits to all who made these stunning photos possible. Here they are:

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Stylist: Aleta Gentile-Wolfe … Gowns: Oscar de la Renta, Jackie Rogers … Models: Carol Dlugos (Brunette) & Marilyn Coe (Blonde) … Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Dancing Hair – 1986

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dancing Hair - 1986

Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

In 1986, there was return to ballroom dancing.  And hair for dancing.  With Dancing Hair as designed here by the great Antonio da Costa Rocha of La Coupe.  False hair was twisted and twirled to wrap around the head in four beautifully blended color combinations.  Pinks, Blues, Yellows,  Also available in oranges, rusts, reds, black, browns.  For more on the romantic Dancing Hair Collection and how to do it, see Hair/Then, La Coupe, 80s.

Hair: Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, New York/Montreal … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Model: Carol Dlugos/Ford …  Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave-Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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La Coupe’s Dancing Hair – 1986

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Some inspiration - Selected Photo - Dancing Hair

Chic to Cheek. La Coupe’s Dancing Hair, 1986 by Antonio da Costa Rocha. Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Comcept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim

Just a few photos on this collage with romantic hair by La Coupe’s Antonio da Costa Rocha from 1986, still relevant today. Inspired by Ginger Rogers in the 1935 movie, Top Hat.
Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas.  More photos from the Collection, some in color, full credits and clip from the movie on website – HairThen La Coupe 80s.

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