Barbie Eye NY Fashion Week 2009– 2023

Posted by on Jul 17, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Barbie Eye NY Fashion Week 2009– 2023

Barbie Eye by Charlotte Tilbury, NYFW 2009.  Backstage Photo: Helen Oppenheim

This is the high fashion Barbie eye by Charlotte Tilbury created for the Barbie New York Fashion Week Show, Fall/Winter 2009.  The “Venetian Masque Barbie Eye” featured feathers, sequins and amazement.

The hair, by Orlando Pita for this show, was also amazing.  I have the photos on film, waiting to be converted to digital along with a whole box full of backstage hair photos I took and have yet to archived on my website –

For fans of the Mattel Doll, “Barbie” The Warner Brothers Movie directed by Greta Gerwin, starring Margo Robbie and Ryan Gosling in “The Real World” opens July 21,  2023.    For the Official Trailer, CLICK HERE



Classic Lulu Bobbed Hair @ NYFW – 2009

Posted by on Apr 15, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Classic Lulu Bobbed Hair @ NYFW - 2009

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

We came across the model Misha Yakovenko taking a breather in Bryant Park before the Sabyasachi New York Fashion Week Show in 2009, when her Lulu bob walked the runway. Not new, classic, always beautiful. And very easy to maintain. It probably needs a cut only every 6-9 weeks and if it rains, there it will be, not losing its shape.  There is never a bad hair day with this haircut if well done. Not so easy as it looks to do it well, with harmony front, back and sides. Her makeup was by Patrick Eishler for M.A.C. and included lips with a deep semi-matte currant color and a beautiful see-thru oil on eyes and cheekbones.

Hair Cut: Alan, Hobbs, London … Makeup: Patrick Eishler for MAC … Photo: Helen Oppenheim