Intergalactic Warrior Tresses TIGI Fall – 2015

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Intergalactic Warrior Tresses TIGI Fall  - 2015

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

Young, elegant, different, modern, these intergalactic warrior tresses for the Mara Hoffman New York Fashion Week Show for Fall 2015 are by Thomas Osborn, Catwalk by TIGI US Creative Director.  They were inspired by Princess Leia in the 1977 “Star Wars” movie. For more versions and detailed step by steps how to achieve the beautiful braids click HERE

Hair: Thomas Osborn, Catwalk by TIGI … Products: TIGI Bodifying Spray, Session Series Work It Hairspray … Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

 

 

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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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Loose Deconstructed Braids by TIGI – 2015

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

Loose Deconstructed Braids by TIGI - 2015

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Lovely deconstructed destroyed braid at the Mara Hoffman Spring 2015 Fashion Week show was inspired by a Joshua Tree, which grows in the Mojave Dessert.   It speaks to the effortless, bohemian girl, according to Nick Irwin, Global Creative Director for Catwalk by TIGI. And was also inspired by the easy, breezy vibe of the Californian desert and what the designer, Mara Hoffman, calls “lightness” as she evolves into a more refined look. How-to’s, more versions, click:

Hair: Nick Irwin, Catwalk by TIGI … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Photographing Fashion Week Backstage – 2013

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photographing Fashion Week Backstage - 2013

Captured by Janet Pytowski photographing backstage at Mara Hoffman during Mercedes-Benz NY Fall Fashion Week 2013.  This was just before my camera started playing games with me.  Fortunately, I got a few shots in before.  You can see them – and photos from the other shows I managed to stay backstage long enough to get the photos I needed –  when I post my Fall 2013 photos, later.  Have to wait until they are published.  Although I am thinking of a way to post earlier.  Stay tuned …

Just so’s you know, it is not easy to get in backstage to photo, I can’t always stay through First Looks or, better for more space, through the show backstage, and I try to only photo interesting hair, not ponytails, which so many designers offer, including some major ones. Also, I give a full page per show so, unless I think I can get the photos I need, I don’t cover the show.

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