Frida Kahlo Painting & Photo – 1941/2016

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Frida Kahlo Painting & Photo - 1941/2016

Left: Frida Kahlo Self Portrait. Right: Franco De Simone. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

The photo on the right, by Franco De Simone, is a brilliant photographic interpretation of Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait With Braid, a 1941 painting.  “I photograph what I can not paint and I paint what I can not photograph,”  Franco de Simone said of his portraits of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Stalin, Karl Marx and the American man with a hat re-imagined in his latest Exhibition Frida Kahlo, “An Illustrated Life” opening at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto, July 7.  Frida Kahlo, the Mexican surrealist cult artist with one famous eyebrow (1907-1954) painted some 200 vivid, extraordinary self portraits full of symbolism and wit, often with incredible concoctions arranged on her head, many Mexican-influenced, many purely eccentric, usually with a touch of royalty.  Even when ill, which was often because a streetcar crash at 18 left her in constant pain for the rest of her life, her hair was dressed as if for a fiesta. Her signature accessories – ribbons, flowers, and jewelry, all braided into the hair are always inspirational. For the MUST-SEE video by Franco De Simone, click HERE

Left: Frida Kahlo … Right: Hair Franco De Simone … Makeup: Francis Boudreau … Costumes: Frank Rothery …  Artist/Photographer: Franco De Simone

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Photos On Helen’s Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

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Photos On Helen's Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

Full credits on website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from February 20 to March 30, 2016. This is the place for hair and fashion inspiration plus some hair history and one of my Why? moans! Do scroll down the blog for more than the first few pages, and larger photos are on the website/archives for some,  but not all. There are over 4,000 photos archived on the website.  Remember what is old can be new again.   To see Collages of all past blog, click HERE

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Photos On Helen’s Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

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Photos On Helen's Blog Feb 20-Mar 30 – 2016

Full credits on website. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from February 20 to March 30, 2016. This is the place for hair and fashion inspiration plus some hair history and one of my Why? moans! Do scroll down the blog for more than the first few pages, and larger photos are on the website/archives for some,  but not all. There are over 4,000 photos archived on the website.  Remember what is old can be new again.   To see Collages of all past blogs, click HERE 

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Photos on Helen’s Blog – April 25- June 11 – 2015

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos on Helen's Blog – April 25- June 11 – 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from April 25th to June 11th, 2015. They are worth a scroll way past pages one, two, three, four and more. Hair history is here. If you want to be wowed and inspired, if you are ambitious and curious, there’s loads of inspiration on the blog and even more on the website, like nowhere else.  To see all the blogs on this website and full credits, click HERE 

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Photos on Helen’s Blog – April 25- June 11 – 2015

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

Photos on Helen's Blog – April 25- June 11 – 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from April 25th to June 11th, 2015. They are worth a scroll way past pages one, two, three, four and more. Hair history is here. If you are ambitious, curious, want to be wowed and inspired, there’s loads of inspiration on the blog and even more on the website, like nowhere else.  To see all the blogs on this website and full credits, click HERE 

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Photos on Helen’s Blog – Nov 21-Jan 19, 2015

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Photos on Helen's Blog – Nov 21-Jan 19, 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from November 21 to January 19, 2015. Some have not appeared on other social media. Good reason to always check my blog in case you miss something interesting. And because there is usually more information and inspiration on the blog than on my social media posts which I make shorter.

I note most of you don’t scroll past Page One and Page Two. For new visitors especially, you do get to miss a lot of inspiration just staying on the first two pages because most photos are from my archives, not dated, most 100% relevant today, even if from the ’70s or ’80s – and there are usually other versions on the website to inspire, often with how-to’s.?Hair history is highlighted on this blog and there’s much more on the actual website, with full credits.

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Photos on Helen’s Blog – Nov 21-Jan 19, 2015

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos on Helen's Blog – Nov 21-Jan 19, 2015

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos on Helen’s Blog from November 21 to January 19, 2015. Some have not appeared on other social media. Good reason to always check my blog in case you miss something interesting. And because there is usually more information and inspiration on the blog than on my social media posts which I make shorter.

I note most of you don’t scroll past Page One and Page Two. For new visitors especially, you do get to miss a lot of inspiration just staying on the first two pages because most photos are from my archives, not dated, most 100% relevant today, even if from the ’70s or ’80s – and there are usually other versions on the website to inspire, often with how-to’s. Hair history is highlighted on this blog, and there’s much more on the actual website, with full credits.

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

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Photos on Helen’s Blog – Oct 14-Nov 20, 2014

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Photos on Helen's Blog – Oct 14-Nov 20, 2014

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Here are photos and collages on Helen’s Blog from October 14th to November 20, 2014.

Most photos are from the Archives, my website, where there are other versions of the idea, more stories, anecdotes, and many how-to’s. Please note that If you don’t scroll past Page One or Page Two, you will miss seeing not only some great ideas from this past month but also photos and stories from the whole website, which has some extraordinary albums with some amazing photos, highlighted in this blog along with some other ideas which tickle my fancy.

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