Photos on Helen’s Blog Nov 19 to Jan 10 – 2015/16

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Photos on Helen's Blog Nov 19 to Jan 10 – 2015/16

Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Be inspired by photos on Helen’s Blog from November 19, 2015 to January 10, 2016.  Hair history is here. Along with photos which will be tomorrow’s hair and fashion history. The photos on this collage go back to the ’70s with ideas from all eras, as well as today, and some hot bandeaux from the 20s for the future. There’s more, much more, so do scroll past pages 1, 2, 3 to see all. And remember, there are many how-to’s if you click links to the photos archived on the website. For Helen’s Blog, click HERE

Collage by helenoppenheim.com – Full Credits on Website

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Beautiful Bracelets NYFW – 2016

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Beautiful Bracelets NYFW – 2016

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

The gorgeous gowns by Badgley Mischka at their New York Fashion Week show for Spring 2016 were sensuous, inspired by 1950s Buenos Aires. Some of the lightweight gowns which drifted down the runway had floral appliqués, many were shown with beautiful bracelets by Patricia Von Musulin, and some charming evening bags finished the looks. Stay tuned for the hair by Peter Gray with more red carpet gown and jewelry inspirations …

Bracelets : Patricia Von Musulin at Badgley Mischka … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Ancient Egyptian Art Downton Bandeau – 2016

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Egyptian Art- Downton Bandeau - 2016

Photo: PBS-TV Masterpiece Theatre Downton Abbey – 2016

No one does costume like BBC-TV.   No one. Anywhere. And what they do can often look very modern, very relevant today. The fashions. The hair. The hair accessories. Well, just about everything. Take Michelle Dockery wearing this ancient Egyptian art-inspired wide bandeau in the Final Series of “Downton Abbey” on PBS-TV. It just makes her and her bob look that more marvelous. The look is so striking in so many scenes of the hit series that the bandeau is hot news. Easy to copy.  Just find some similar fabric and tie it on.  The final episodes take place between 1925 and 1927 and King Tutankhamen’s tomb, discovered in 1922, influenced everything in the ’20s, from hair to fashion, furniture, jewelry and more, so there could also be a return to deco designs on everything.  For two more Downton Bandeaux, some more bandeau ideas archived from my website, and a preview of the series, scroll down …

Photo: PBD Masterpiece Theatre Downton Abbey

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Hair Bandeau With Antique Belt Buckle – 1993

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Hair Bandeau With Antique Belt Buckle – 1993

Photo: © David Webber

A bandeau is a hot trend in 2016. See bandeaux of every kind on “Downton Abbey” foreheads this final season, which started January 3 and continues for 6 episodes on PBS-TV.  This madly romantic look with a black sheer bandeau and an antique rhinestone buckle to one side was by Kim Lepine , another winner from La Coupe’s famous Creative Evening in 1993.   You can wear a bandeau with almost any hairstyle or length. Now is the time …

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY/Montreal, 1993 … HairColor: Emily Kim, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber … (Produced by Helen Oppenheim)

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Four Ideas Deco Modern ’20s Hair – 1992

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 Four Ideas Deco Modern '20s Hair – 1992

Hair/Sketches: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1992

As Downton Abbey, the PBS-TV series starts, it is good to remember the hair and fashions in the series, now taking place in 1925, the era of Deco, Flappers and Bobs, will have influence.  In 1992,  Kim Lepine of La Coupe was inspired by the spirit of the Roaring Twenties, by Flappers and Modern Art Deco. Her  four charming sketches show soft, pretty, flattering short shapes with style, and how a short blunt bob or gamine could morph into a modern short look in 1992, still fashion today, in 2016.   The hair was flicky, flirty, close-to-the-head with romantic kiss curls on foreheads, cheeks, necks, one worn with a bandeau of black velvet,  or the bandeau could be in silver lamé, or an Art Deco Egyptian-influenced design, soon to make an appearance on Downton.

Hair/Sketches: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY/Montreal, 1992 …Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Happy New Year. Bottoms Up! – 1975

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Happy New Year. Bottoms Up! - 1975

Photo: © Klaus Lucka

Happy New Year.  Bottoms Up!   This straight, all-one-length classic bob, was angel curled on tiny tongs, thin, like a pencil, with the bottoms up, in 1975.  The color was a gorgeous Mandarin/Mango shade, so new then it had to be flown in to the US for the photo shoot from La Coupe in Montreal.

For more photos, including the original of this photo, some in color, and the full story (definitely worth a look – and a read)CLICK HERE

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, Montreal/NY for L’Oréal, 1975 … Makeup: Electa, Electa & Corrado, Montreal, using Lançome … Jewelry: Elsa Perretti/Tiffany’s … Model: Paula Seigman
Photo: Klaus Lucka … (Collage and Collection Concept/Produced by Helen Oppenheim)

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Happy Happy Holidays – 1991/2015

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Happy Happy Holidays - 1991/2015

To all my Blog Friends, enjoy the holidays.    Thank you for all your support.

This is one of the stunning head wrap ideas for all hairstyles and faces, of all ages, by the fashion-forward, George Karkoulas (1954-1993) of Toronto, Canada, my friend, whose work has stood the test of time.   Here is the quilted bandeau worn with curly hair.  For more ideas by this unique talent and the original sketch, click HERE  

Hair and Illustration by George Karkoulas, 1991 for Hair & Beauty Magazine, UK
Collage by Helen Oppenheim 2015

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Bob Dressed With ’30s Belt Buckle – 1993

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Bob Dressed With '30s Belt Buckle – 1993

Photo: © David Webber

A hair holiday idea – breathtakingly simple, so chic. An antique rhinestone belt buckle from the ’30s, which belonged to my Mother, decorates a simple bob. But could work with almost any hairstyle.   which ended at 2.30 am with some great hair inspiration, easy to do, easy to wear, La Coupe-style. (13 models in one evening!) The many resulting photos earned full pages in magazines all over the world.   For more holiday ideas from the evening, click HERE.

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, NY … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Photo: David Webber. Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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