Sex & Fashion Photographers – 2017

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Sex & Fashion Photographers - 2017

Cover Inspired by David Bailey, Veruschka, Blow-Up

Harvey Weinstein, the former studio executive and mogul now seeking treatment for alleged assault and sexual harassment addiction, has opened the floodgates on the subject, and the Me Too movement has finally taken off. The latest scandal involves fashion photographer Terry Richardson, recently banned again from Condé Nast and top magazines, even more than he was a few years ago. when his problems first came to light. It is worth reading the New York Times article in the Style Section today “A Scapegoat for The Fashion Industry?” by Vanessa Friedman and Elizabeth Paton on the subject of Richardson CLICK HERE and then an absolute must-read and an eye-opener is a book by Michael Gross – “Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion” which spotlights Richardson and other top fashion photographers like Bill King, Bert Stern of Marilyn Monroe fame, and other very famous names – some will shock you, all will fascinate. The rollicking book is for all interested in fashion and can be found on Amazon, CLICK HERE

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Model: Ugly Business of Beautiful Women – 2017

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Model: Ugly Business of Beautiful Women – 2017

Cover of Model Book

The book “Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women” by investigative journalist Michael Gross is an eye-opener to all in the fashion business and those who want to be. The book “tears down modeling’s carefully constructed façade of glamour to reveal the untold truths of an ugly trade.” Stories on supermodels of the past like Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Suzy Parker, Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, make for good reading, and learning what to avoid in the now for those who want to become models or  represent them.   It’s all there from sex and drugs to their agents, like Eileen Ford and John Casablancas, the rich powerful men, the gorgeous young girls, the huge sums of money ruling all their lives. This 2011 book is the scary, fascinating and “definitive story of the International modeling business.” The book is on Amazon – CLICK HERE

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Helen with Michael Gross @ Fashion Party – 2014

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Helen Oppenheim with Michael Gross at Harry & Nancy's Fashion Reunion Party

Photo: Paul Morejon

Here I am at Harry and Nancy’s Fashion Reunion Party last night with Michael Gross at Café Un Deux Trois. That’s hair WorldGreat Harry King and former SuperModel Nancy Donahue. I used to talk to Michael Gross when he was at The New York Times when I did PR for John Sahag, Vidal Sassoon and/or La Coupe. Can’t remember which. Love his books. For great photos of all the supermodels from yesteryear and all the great hairdressers, makeup artists, editors and photographers and more at the fun party, click here:

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