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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Romantic Wavy Bob – 1988

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Romantic Wavy Bob - 1988

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Bobs have never looked more romantic than here. “30s bobbed hair is making waves and is tomorrow’s nouvelle vague,” predicted Kim Lepine of La Coupe in 1988 of this romantic look inspired by a Marlene Dietrich ’30s style, still in fashion today, if you have the right cut with the right hair. Or it can be set in. The hair was controlled, with less layers less wisps, all angles curved, rounded, soft, a signature theme for Kim Lepine’s hairstyles. “Bobs,” she said ” are the most flattering, chic shape ever – which is why they keep making a comeback.” For a child-like, natural color, Daniel Galvin of London and color consultant to La Coupe in New York at the time, lightened the hair with gentle no-bleach Color LIghts, which took 4 hours but lasted 3 months. For more, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, New York/Montreal … Hair Color Lights: Daniel Galvin of London, Color Consultant to La Coupe … Makeup: Daniel Coss … Fashion Styling: Irene Bilo … Blouse: Giorgio Armani … Earrings: Dinny Hall/Showroom Seven … Model: Trudi Dochertermann/Click … Background: Helene Leclerc … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim for her article in The Gazette, Montreal

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Gamine For Curly Hair – 1987

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Gamine for Curly Hair - 1987

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Short curly hair looking soft and romantic, by Kim Lepine, from La Coupe’s 1987 Boudoir Hair Collection.   The back was a soft “V” shaped, close to the head, small. “No more squared-off, cut-across or cut-up napes,” she said at the time. Kim Lepine had this rare talent of always making her hairstyles soft, pretty, feminine with charming little details, whether the hair was short, long, curly straight.  She called these curls: “Tiny angel-like, delicious, sweet but not too sweet.” Hope you agree. Because the look has stood the test of time and could be as fashion forward today as way back then when she called it “The New Direction.” For much more (close-up, sideview, backview and tutorials) click: 

Hair: Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella … Makeup: Nadiya Nottingham … Model: Lori Hope … Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile … Photo: Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Romantic Boudoir Hair – 1987

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

Photo: © Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas

A romantic feeling from La Coupe, in 1987.  Hair for the boudoir.  Kim Lepine introduced The New Curl in the Boudoir Hair Collection – a tiny, angel-like curl. She said at the time that The New Direction was small heads, closer to the head, with softly rounded but a definite “V” back. ‘No more squared-off, cut-across or cut-up napes,”  advised Lepine the trend-setter whose backs of heads were always feminine and pretty, whether her hairstyles were short, medium, long, straight or curly. A trend in the late 80s, the look is still relevant today.   For more Boudoir Hair, more versions, how-to’s and details, click here

Hair:  Kim Lepine, La Coupe, 1987 … Texture: Rita Starnella  … Model Lori Hope … Fashion Styling: Aleta Wolf-Gentile … Photo: Geoffrey Hargraves Thomas.   Produced by Helen Oppenheim

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Criss-Cross Hair Wrap – 1992

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 3 comments

Criss Cross Hair Wrap - 1992

Photo: Jon Williams

In 1992, the Criss Cross Wrap was an original hair idea invented by Kim Lepine with Renèe Cohen at a La Coupe Creative Evening preparing for the Holiday season.

Two inch wide sections on each side of the head were combed back and criss-crossed one over the other, then  pinned on the opposite side of the head.  The rest of the hair was tied in a low, loose ponytail.  From La Coupe’s Mish Mash album with fab hair from various campaigns.  For more, click here:

Hair: Kim Lepine, Renèe Cohen, La Coupe, New York …Color: Rita Starnella, La Coupe … Model: Linda Paldino … Photo: Jon Williams

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La Coupe’s Kim Lepine On Stage in Spain – 1978

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: Courtesy Peluquerias Magazine

Photo: Courtesy Peluquerias Magazine,  Spain

Fourth in a series featuring the talent in action working on the photos in the Archives.

Here is La Coupe’s Kim Lepine working on her wave cut, in 1978.  This was the first bob with layers and it featured cut-in waves.  She was on stage here at the Jornados Internacional in Barcelona in front of some 2,000  people in the audience. For the finished look, click here    More of her beautiful, wearable and original work can be seen in many of La Coupe’s albums from the ’70s to the ’90s on  the website.  Just click away.

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Détente – 1974

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: © Serge Beauchemin

Photos: © Serge Beauchemin … Collage: helenoppenheim.com

The references for these interesting photos were Détente, Russia’s bid for a peaceful co-existence, in 1974 (!)  and the 1974 hit  Roman Polanski movie “Chinatown” which featured Faye Dunaway with some wonderful wavy hair.  Both influenced La Coupe for this famous Collection.  For more hairstyles and info on the photos, Click here: 

Hair: Kim Lepine, waved by Antonio da Costa Rocha, La Coupe, Montreal, l1974 … Makeup: Electa & Corrado … Black Cossack Tops created by Cassar, Lily Simon for La Coupe … Rings: John Warden … Cigarettes: Sobranie Russian Black … Model: Beverly Abazar … Photos: Serge Beauchemin
Concept/Fashion Styling/Produced  by Helen Oppenheim, with apologies for the Cigarettes, something I’d never use today in a photo!  I had some fun with the prop styling, take a look at the details …

 

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