Golden Globes Hair Not New Or Exciting – 2015

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Golden Globes Hair  Nothing New Or Exciting – 2015

Collage by helenoppennheim.com

Hair was more groomed for the 2015 Golden Globes Awards. Nothing new, or madly exciting, boring in fact, but not as messy, except for Sienna Miller’s just-got-out-of-the-water disaster.   The movies didn’t excite me any more than the hair. Except for Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game” and that didn’t win anything! Must admit I watched the 2nd episode of “Downton Abbey” for an hour inbetween so may have missed something. Photos here include the scene at the 72nd Golden Globes at the Beverly Hills Hilton and Tina Fey with Amy Poehler, both terrific in their last of three gigs as hosts, sob, sigh.

Big loose waves were the look for long hair and lobs. Seen here on Julianne Moore, winning Best Drama Award for “Alice Still” and Emma Stone’s red loosely waved lob with a long thin barrette at the back (not shown.) Eddie Redmayne, always classy, won best Actor Drama for ” The Theory of Everything.”

Chic chignons have returned. Elegant but most kind of boring old lady.   Better than the messy ones of late though. Kate Hudson’s white Versace dress was a stunner, worn with a chignon low on the nape by David Balbail.   ‘Gone Girl’s” Rosemary Pike, who had a baby 5 weeks ago, wore her bob straight, tucked behind one ear, with a dramatic cut-out Vera Wang dress.

Joanne Froggatt won her Award as Anna Bates in the rape victim episode of “Downton Abbey” and wore braids on top and back. Not sure about Keira Knightley’s front view, but she had a large feather-like diamond hair accessory at the back which looked interesting (not shown.) E-TV’s Kelly Osbourne’s lilac look had shaved sides and rose high on front (not shown) looked super mod and actually suited her, but not with that dress.

Jennifer Lopez looked hot and sexy from top to toe, with a lot of hair color action in her glam big hair worn with serious cleavage, another big look of the night. Jennifer Aniston’s hair, by Chris MacMillan, was dark, an unflattering boring updo.

Naomi Watt’s diamond snake necklace looked great. Harrison Ford wore an earring, Alma Clooney’s white gloves, said to be sewn together by her that morning, with a black Dior dress caused a fashion stir.

Ruth Wilson of Showtime’s “The Affair” won Best Actress for a Drama Series I loved, loved, loved, but she wins my “The Need Another Hairdresser Award” for her falling apart faux bob.

Photo credits for the 72nd Golden Globes include photos by Steve Granitz/Wire Image for Hollywood Life … Getty … Helen Oppenheim with thanks to NBC-TV.

 

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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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Glam Chic Chignon with Crystals – 2011

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Glam Chic Chignon with Crystals – 2011

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

This “fearlessly” glamorous chic chignon, different from every angle, has a lot going on – but it all works. Inspired by Hollywood movies (Anne Baxter in “All About Eve” and Bette Davis in “Dark Victory”) Peter Gray created this look for the Fall 2011 NY Fashion Week Show by red-carpet designers, Badgley Mischka. The off-center, spiral-rolled chignon resting low on the nape has a rope twist on the opposite side, and a long strip of crystals placed over the diagonal part. For other versions, how-to’s, click here: 

Hair: Peter Gray using Moroccanoil … Makeup: Tom Pecheux, Mac Cosmetics .. Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in All Photos on Blog | 0 comments

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

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

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

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.   To be inspired by all the photos on Helen’s Blog, click here: 

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Famous Helmut Newton Décolleté Photo – 1980

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Famous Helmut Newton Décolleté Photo – 1980

Photo: © Helmut Newton

So wonderful. Man fixing décolleté at a French Vogue 1980 photo shoot in Paris. I have just discovered that this photo has more Views than any on my website. Well those I have checked so far …

From the 1984 coffee table book, World Without Men, published by Xavier Moreau, with 100 black and white + 35 color photos and tell-all titillating text by Helmut Newton, the world-infamous photographer. For more Newtons from the book, click here

Dress: Givenchy … Jewels: Bulgari … Photo: © Helmut Newton

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BRRR. Get Ready With Nicholas K – 2014

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

BRRR. Get Ready With Nicholas K - 2014

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Brrr. It’s getting cold out there. Get ready with headgear and many great fashions for harsh, winter weather from Nicholas K’s Fall 2014 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week show.

Not just Nicholas K headgear, for her and him, but also check out how to look fashion and be warm with all their ideas from top to toe. Interesting asymmetric geometric hair by Jon Reyman and amazing eyes by Lauren Anderson. To see more, click here: 

Hair: Jon Reyman, Aveda … Wig: It’s A Wig … Makeup: Lauren Andersen, Avon …Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

 

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Back Views of Fab Hair @ Fashion Weeks – 2000s

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Back Views of Fab Hair @ Fashion Weeks - 2000s

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim … Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Reposted, larger format.  Inspiration for the Holiday Season with back views of some fab hair ideas shown at various New York Fashion Week shows in the 2000s.

Top Row: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon @ Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang (second from left) all using Moroccanoil.

Second Row: Jon Reyman Aveda for AAU (left) and Argentine Designers (second left) … Next four by Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi Salons @ Douglas Hannant shows using L’Oréal Professionel

Third Row: Esther Langham using Moroccanoil for Nanette Lepore … Nick Irwin, TIGI for Mara Hoffman … Next three: Peter Gray for Betsey Johnson using Redken and @ Peter Gray for Badgley Mischka using Moroccanoil.

Bottom Row: Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil @ Rachel Zoe … Next four by Peter Gray using Moroccanoil @ Badgley Mischka.

For more details and full credits, click New York Fashion Week on the Top Menu of this website, where you will find many more great ideas and some how-to’s.

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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