War & Peace TV Costume Drama Series – 2016

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

War & Peace TV Costume Drama Series - 2016

Photo/Ad: BBC

Be inspired by 19th Century Russia. War and Peace. By Leo Tolstoy. The BBC’s new adaptation starring Lilly James as Natasha Rostova, James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Paul Dano as Pierre Bezukhov, Jim Broadbent and Gillian Anderson starts Monday, January 18th on A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime. See the romance, the history, over more than four decades, in the six-part adaptation, with four two hour episodes, filmed in Russia, Lithuania and Latvia. Watch for some great military uniforms during the reign of Alexander 1, the Napoleanic era, and the ball scenes with lots of jewelry in the romantic dressed hair! To see a one-minute trailer of the TV Series, click HERE


Sparkle With Jewelry In Your Hair – 1993

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Sparkle With Jewelry In Your Hair – 1993

Photo: © David Webber

It can be so easy to dress up your hair for the holiday season, whatever the style, length or texture.   Here’s an idea, from 1993, which will never date.  Three sparkling mis-matched rhinestone barrettes were strategically placed on a glam pageboy. But the look can also work beautifully with your Grandmother’s antique brooches, bobby-pinned on securely.

This idea, by Charles Booth, owner of La Coupe Salons at the time,  was one of many created at La Coupe’s famous creative evening.  He went into action way after midnight, his first hairstyle in 8 years!   For many more great holiday ideas like this by the talented hairdressers at the Creative Evening, click HERE 

Hair: Charles Booth, La Coupe NY/Montreal, 1993 … Makeup: Barbara Sansone … Model: Rose … Photo: © David Webber.    Produced by Helen Oppenheim.