75 Years Gone With The Wind Premiere – 1939

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 75 Years Gone With The Wind Premiere – 1939

Stills from David O’Selznick’s “Gone With the Wind.” Collage by helenoppenheim.com

It is 75 years today, Monday, December 15, 2014 since the World Premiere of David O’ Selznick’s “Gone With The Wind” in Atlanta, on December 15, 1939 starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler and Scarlett’s Tara.

Take a look at some stills  from the movie, the most celebrated in movie history, then check out the Vivien Leigh-inspired hair, re-created with ringlets, the snood, the corset and more, by La Coupe’s Kim Lepine in 1987 for more versions and how-to’s (click here)  and my Guest Blog for ModernSalon for more (click here)

 

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Gone With The Wind Hair Inspiration – 1987

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Gone With The Wind Hair Inspiration - 1987

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

This is Carol Dlugos, the gorgeous model, and Vivien Leigh look-alike in 1987 starring in La Coupe’s iconic Tara Collection.  Here she is as Scarlett O-Hara,  played by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With The Wind, the most famous movie of all time, filmed 1939.   La Coupe’s Scarlett by Kim Lepine had hair swept up on both sides of a mid-part and there were movements at the ends.  For more Tara versions and how-to’s, click here and for my blog on Modern Salon with more inspiration, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine La Coupe, New York/Montreal, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Hairpieces: Claire Accuhair … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Ballgown: Akira …Jewelry: Lorraine Wohl … Model: Carol Dlugos … …Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave  Thomas …   Produced by Helen Oppenheim

 

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Gone With The Wind Re-Created – 1987

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

Gone With The Wind Re-Created - 1986

Photos: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

On December 15, 2014, it will be 75 years to the day since the World Premiere of Gone With The Wind, that legendary movie, the most celebrated in movie history, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.   In 1987, I had this brainwave to produce a  press release for La Coupe with hairstyles inspired by the movie.  The gorgeous hair for the Tara Collection was by the great Kim Lepine, the fantastic fashions styled by Ariane Phillips, who later styled for Madonna, the exquisite photographs were by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas.  We left NY at 6 am and returned from the shoot in Connecticut at 3 am.   Here is the corset scene, and the snood at the ball. For more on this story and more photos go to my new blog on the redesigned Modern Salon, click 

Hair: Kim Lepine La Coupe, New York/Montreal, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Hairpieces: Claire Accuhair … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Corset: Jean Hoffman/Jana Starr  .. Ballgown: Cathy Hardwick …Photos: Geoffrey Hargrave  Thomas …   Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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FIDDLE-DE-DEE! TARA COLLECTION – 1987

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 1 comment

Corset scene "Gone With The Wind" - 1987!

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Inspired by a famous scene in the 1939 movie “Gone With the Wind” here is Scarlett O’Hara, the Southern Belle, getting dressed for the ball in this iconic Tara Collection from La Coupe in 1987.   Kim Lepine  attached ringlets to the mid-parted hair with flattering upswept sides.

The team left New York at 6 am for Connecticut to shoot this Collection (styled by a young but great Arianne Phillips, later Madonna’s famous fashion stylist) and arrived back in New York at 3 am.   Only regret, the nails in this photo are red!  Fiddle-De-Dee!

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Honey Twigg … Fashion Styling: Arianne Phillips … Camisole Bloomers: Victoria Falls … Corset: Jean Hoffman-Joanna Starr … Model: Alayne/Zoli … Photo: Geoffey Hargrave Thomas.  Produced by Helen Oppenheim

For more from the Tara Collection, of which I am very proud:, scroll back and forth. click here

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