Star Wars-Inspired Nails by Zoya – 2015

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Star Wars-Inspired Nails by Zoya – 2015

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

The nails by Zoya at the Mara Hoffman Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week show were inspired by the sunset scenes from the “Star Wars” movie, the theme for the show. The colors were Earthones, and had a ’70s vibe, like the collection.  Alicia Torello, the lead manicurist, started with Zoya Ziv, then added Brittany for the round sun. “To create shapes,” she advised, “start at the bottom with Taylor, going from light to dark. Make natural swipes diagonally down the nail with Aubrey and finish with Normani , with quick natural swipes across the bottom.” The lines can be a little messy if you want to try this yourself. Hair from the show coming soon. Stay tuned …

Nails: Alicia Torello, Zoya … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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Seen on Scene New York Fashion Week 3 – 2015

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Seen on Scene New York Fashion Week 3 – 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Day 3. Seen on Scene. Fab fashionistas, cool ones photographed backstage, cold, snowy, windy outside.

Top Left To Right: Blue hair (Manic Panic Rockabilly Blue) falling over one eye on Mac makeup artist, Corey Sanders backstage at Adina Cohen, who showed some magnificent beaded evening gowns … Also at the Adina Cohen show, Marissa Jade Willinsky, Mac makeup artist, with her stand-out 3-tone hair she did herself using Special Effects for the red, Adore for the yellow, Pravana for the orange … Ladaska Mechelle, swimwear designer, did her own braided topknot as well as any pro, backstage at the Academy University School of Fashion Show.

Bottom Left to Right: Smashing shoes worn by Mara Hoffman’s tiny tot  daughter who wore fashions with matching fabrics … NelsonBlackle shoes and boots TDF at the Asian Fashion Collection Global Incubation Project show, by Doc Martens … Scarf-wrapped on short greyed hair of TIGI hair assistant at the Mara Hoffman show … knitted cap slanting jauntily to one side on photographer Ben Stone backstage at the Mara Hoffman show, which had terrific TIGI hair.

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