Orlando Pita Origami Inspiration – Spring 2011

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Orlando Pita Origami Inspiration

Photo: Helen Oppenheim

ORLANDO PITA’S ORIGAMI INSPIRATION
A Favorite Revisited.  Orlando Pita’s origami hair at the Carolina Herrrera Mercedes-Benz  NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 show was inspired by Asian, especially Korean influences. Love, love love it. For more of this beautiful innovative hair idea and how it was done, CLICK HERE

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, NYC for Moroccanoil … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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Big Hair Accessorized with Fashion Savvy – 90s

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Big Hair Accessorized with Fashion Savvy –  90s

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

I took these photos in the early ’90s, backstage during a Susanne Bartsch spectacular at the Manhattan Center. Bartsch, Queen of the Night then and now, attracted top talents to this amazing event – like Orlando Piita, Oribe, Danilo and more.   I am not sure who the gorgeous model is, who did the awesome big hair accessorized with fashion savvy but they are all great, aren’t they? I think, fashions were by Todd Oldham.

Hair, Makeup, Model: Unknown … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim

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Orlando Pita’s Boyish Pompadours – 2007

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Orlando Pita's Boyish Pompadours – 2007

Photos: © Helen Oppenheim. Collage by helenoppenheim.com

Boyish pompadours by Orlando Pita for girlish fashions by Doo-Ri at her 2007 New York Fashion Week show. They were curled, teased, pinned into an upstyle using a 1.50″ curling iron with a mass of curls on top of the head, drooping curls at the front and the hair was swept up at the back in a loose, modern, very sexy way. More from this fashion album, click here:

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon for T3 … Models: Caroline Winberg (left) and Elsa Sylvan (right) … Photos: © Helen Oppenheim.

 

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The Big Tease, Big Young Hair – 2012

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The Big Tease, Big Young Hair - 2012

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

“Teased, big, young,” said Orlando Pita about this dramatic free-flowing polished bouffant hair to there. A thin headband is added to the front of the head for this big tease from the Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week show.   Step by steps, other versions, some fashions later, click here: 

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, for Moroccanoil … Makeup: Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics ….
Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

 

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Chignon With Beads @ Carolina Herrera – 2010

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Chignon With Beads @ Carolina Herrera - 2010

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

As New York Fashion Week nears for Spring 2015 (September 4th to 11th) here’s a look-back to Spring 2010. With hope and a prayer there will be more ideas like this, and not too many ponytails and nothing hair! This modern  chic chignon had bronze, gold or silver beads embedded by Orlando Pita for Carolina Herrera’s New York Fashion Week show that year. The beads, on a headband, showed through easy-going, gently-twisted, tucked-under knots of hair resting elegantly on napes. The hair wasn’t stiff, structured, or too perfect and was exquisite. For more versions and details how to do it, click

Hair: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, NY using Moroccanoil … Photo: Helen Oppenheim

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NY Fashion Week Hair Back Views – 2000s

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

NY Fashion Week Hair Back Views - 2000s

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Back views of interesting hair photographed backstage by Helen Oppenheim at the Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Weeks over the years. I photograph so many back views because that is where the only hair action all too often is.  I know so many only see front views in the media, so thought you’d like to see what goes on at the back by some of the best talents in the biz.  No ponytails here!

If you scroll down my blog, always a journey down memory lane, all these great styles have been featured big; also all these photos and many more plus makeup, fashions, accessories (and some tutorials with details how to re-create these looks) can be found in albums on the NY Fashion Week Menu at www.helenoppenheim.com

Top Row: Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon using Morrocanoil @ Carolina Herrera + Vera Wang
Middle Row L-R: Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil @ Rachel Zoe …
Jon Reyman, Aveda @ AAU … Edward Tricomi, Warren-Tricomi @ Douglas Hannant + Joana Mastroanni
Bottom Row L-R; Esther Langham using Morrocanoil @ Nanette Lepore …
Nick Irwin, TIGI @ Mara Hoffman … Peter Gray using Moroccanoil @ Betsy Johnson + Badgley Mischka

All photos by Helen Oppenheim

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A Collage Mistake, Revisiting Favorites – 2011

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Dancing Hair Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Origami Hair Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Dancing Hair Photos by Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas … Origami Hair Photos: Helen Oppenheim

Sometimes, mistakes can be beautiful.  Right, a collage which just happened, a mistake.  But so interesting, I thought you’d like to see it.  Top and to both sides are photos from the website cover (Dancing Hair, La Coupe’s Antonio da Costa Rocha, 1986) and center are photos from Carolina Herrera’s Mercedes-Benz NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 (Orlando Pita’s Origami Hair.)  All photos just happen to be my all-time favorites.  Revisited, the Origami Hair to left, a beautiful innovative hair idea,  the kind of hair not seen often enough at NY Fashion Weeks!

For more Dancing Hair and a video of Fred and Ginger Dancing Cheek to Cheek in Top Hat, click here:
For more Origami Hair, backstage photos, more versions and fashions, click here: 

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ORLANDO PITA @ CAROLINA HERRERA – 2010

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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

Orlando Pita, Orlo Salon, demonstrating his beaded headbands for TV backstage for Moroccaanoil at the Carolina Herrera Summer 2010 Fashion Week Show. To see the album on this show and how creatively the headband was worked into the hair, click here:

Photo: © Helen Oppenheim

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