Nardos Amam’s Gilded Age @ NYFW – 2024

Posted by on Feb 13, 2024 in Helen's Blog | 4 comments

Nardos Amam's Gilded Age @ NYFW - 2024

Photos: Helen Oppenhiem. Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Nardos Amam’s opulent New York Fashion Week Collection for Fall/Winter 2024 was held at The Lotus Club.  The couture and ready to wear fashions featured plants, birds, flowers – embroidered or appliqued onto the gorgeous gowns.  The collection was inspired by the Gilded Age with a contemporary twist.  The eye makeup by Marcello Costa was stunning, with 5,000 Swarovski crystals glittering from eyes, the hair by Brian Buenaventura for Cutler/Redken was casual, updos with wisps flying here and  there, the hats and headgear by Christine A. Moore Millinery were fun, and elegant.    It was all very elegant.

To see 35 photos, CLICK HERE for the Nardos Amam album on this website (full info coming soon to the album, along with my Instagram and Facebook photos and videos, etc.

Lead Hair: Brian Buenaventura for Cutler Redken …  Redken Texture Spray … Makeup: Marcello Costa …  Shoes: Manolo Blahnik …  Jewelry Verstolo …  Hats: Christine A. Moore Millinery … Gloves: Portolano… Atelier PR … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

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Playful at Tara Babylon’s NYFW S2024

Posted by on Nov 10, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Playful at Tara Babylon’s NYFW S2024

Photos: Helen Oppenheim. Collage helenoppenheim.com

Playful hair, makeup and fashions at Tara Babylons’s New York Fashion Week’s Presentation for Spring 2024.   The makeup, by Maite Moreira for New York Make Up Academy  was “very pastel looking, very pinkish and very girly, yet very sexy, creaed to match a dreamy vibe.”  A multichrome pigment flake decorated eyelids, a pastel pink draping blush, iridescent cheekbones and rhinestones were added for extra texture.  Mascara was pink or white.     While Rodney Cutler’s hair for the Presentation was Edwardian and romantic, there was also this classic bob. Flowers by Doan Ly decorated all heads.   To see 33 photos including the playful pastel Tara Babylon fashions archived on the website, CLICK HERE

Lead HaIr: Rodney Cutler, Cutler Salons … Products: Redken … Makeup: Maite Moreira for New York Makeup Academy … Flowers: Doan Li … Photos: Helen Oppenheim

 

 

 

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SELKIE FAIRY MAGIC NYFW SS2024

Posted by on Oct 25, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

SELKIE FAIRY MAGIC NYFW SS2024

Photos: Helen Oppenheim and Getty Images (two center) …  Collage helenoppenheim.com

The Selkie New York Fashion Week Show for Spring 2024 which took place in the St Regis rooftop ballroom was something else. It was a whimsical fantasy fairy tale showcasing models of all sizes, ages, one gorgeous girl in a wheelchair, two burlesque performers.  Inspired by the Cottingley Sisters, who convinced the world in 1917 that fairies might exist, Creative Director and Designer, Kimberly Gordon, produced a superspectacular show. She asks “Do You Believe?” She does, and she transported everyone back in time  to play dress up – “to embrace your inner child” with her cream puff dresses modernized with magic.

The feminine pretty hairstyles, many with hair extensions, was by Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken, and the make up by Lottie for Colour Pop featured a mole, soft bow lips, a flush-like blush.

To see the album with 27 photos CLICK HERE and to see videos of the show on Instagram CLICK HERE (check Posts and Highlighted Stories)

Hair: Linh Nguyen for Cutler Salons …  Products: Redken … Hair Extensions: EasiHairPro …
Makeup: Lottie for Colour Pop Cosmetics …  Models: Daphne Marleen Iaan (top left & center) … Pearls Daily (top right) … Kaitlin Sommer (bottom left and center) … Photos: Helen Oppenheim (top left and right, bottom left and right) …  Getty Images (top center and bottom center)

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Forehead Braids Florals Decorate – 2023

Posted by on Mar 9, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Forehead Braids, Florals Decorate - 2023

Photos: Fred J. DeVito. Collage helenoppenhiem.com

Braids on the forehead, neat buns and florals decorated many heads by Anthony Joseph Hernandez for Cutler/Redken at the House of Aama New York Fashion Week Show for Fall/Winter 2023.    A folk tale of the Spider’s metamorphosis was inspiration for the patterns, colors, original textile elements and hair for the show with a theme  – “Prelude” Aama Tales – about the survival during the transatlantic slave trade, the migration to America from the Caribbean.

This makeup look, one of two, by Maite Moreira for the New York Makeup Academy, shows duochrome eyeshadows from Jaded Blue to Green, some shine and glitter. To see more hair, makeup and fashions from this show, CLICK HERE

Lead Hair: Anthony Joseph Hernandez, Cutler Salon …. Products: Redken … Lead Makeup: Maite Moreira, New York Makeup Academy … Styling: Tiffani Williams … Florals: Ryan Norville … Photos: Fred J. DeVito

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Fun Fashions, Buns, Veils @ PH5 – 2023

Posted by on Mar 2, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Fun Fashions, Buns, Veils @ PH5 - 2023

Photos: Fred J. DeVito. Collage helenoppenheim.com

The  theme for the PH5 Presentation for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023 was “This is not a Jellyfish.” The hair, by Carly Loura, Cutler/Redken. was center parted, two oblong buns, one either side of the part, which were worn outside of fishnet veiling covering the hair and the face.

The designers, Zoe Champion and Wei Lin, went “deeper underwater, into a world where plastic can be mistaken for otherworldly life forms and a place we have barely explored is being impacted by us so greatly.”  90% of the materials used in the collection were made of recycled materials. Friends and family were asked to collect plastic from their lives and the designers gave them a second life as crochet bags.  For more hair, veils inspo and the fun whimsical fashions CLICK HERE

Lead Hair: Carly Loura, Cutler Salons/Redken … Products: Redken and Cutler … Lead Makeup: Molly Marie Gansfer, New York Makeup Academy …  Fashion Stylist: Coke HO … Photos: Fred J. DeVito

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PH5 Takes The Veil @ NYFW F/W – 2023

Posted by on Feb 13, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

PH5 Takes The Veil @ NYFW F/W – 2023

Photos: Fred J. DeVito, Collage: helenoppenheim.com

The  theme for the PH5 Presentation for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2023 was “This is not a Jellyfish.” The hair, by Carly Loura, Cutler/Redken. was center parted, two oblong buns, one either side of the part, which were worn outside of fishnet veiling covering the hair and the face.  Some models also wore see-through plastic bridal-like veils, some crystal-studded.

The designers, Zoe Champion and Wei Lin, went “deeper underwater, into a world where plastic can be mistaken for otherworldly life forms and a place we have barely explored is being impacted by us so greatly.”  90% of the materials used in the collection were made of recycled materials. Friends and family were asked to collect plastic from their lives and the designers gave them a second life as crochet bags.  Stay tuned for the fun whimsical fashions, on theme, to be archived on this website later.
Lead Hair: Carly Loura, Cutler Salons/Redken … Products: Redken and Cutler … Lead Makeup: Molly Marie Gansfer, New York Makeup Academy …  Fashion Stylist: Coke HO
Photos: Fred J. DeVito

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Biodegradable Crowns @ PH5 NYFW– 2023

Posted by on Jan 5, 2023 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Biodegradable Crowns @ PH5 NYFW– 2023

Photos: Fred J. DeVito

For the PH5 New York Fashion Week Presentation for Spring Summer 2023, innovative sustainability was a focus for the whimsical knitwear  brand, which is New York and China based, and was designed by Win Lin and Zoe Champion.  The designers were inspired by mermaids and sirens, and the collection was dedicated to ocean preservation.

The biodegradable hair crowns and other accessories by Caroline Zimbalist made a statement,  For fashions and more on this show, CLICK HERE

Lead Hair: Carly Loura, Cutler Salons … Products: Redken … Lead Makeup: Maile, New York Makeup Academy … Photos: Fred J. DeVito.

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Tim Miller With Pearls on MSNBC – 2022

Posted by on Apr 28, 2022 in Helen's Blog | 3 comments

Tim Miller With Pearls on MSNBC – 2022

Photos Helen Oppenheim, Fred J. DeVito. Collage: helenoppenheim.com

Sign of the times.  Former RNC Spokeman, Tim Miller, wore a simple strand of pearls when the MSNBC Contributor was being interviewed yesterday./ I think we can now safely say a man wearing pearls is mainstream!   After all, he is, or was, a Republican, even if a “never Trumper.”  Some trendies who have worn pearls over the last year are – from top to bottom – Romero Jennings, Director Makeup Artistry for Mac Cosmetics, backstage at the Frederick Anderson S/S 2022 New York Fashion Week Show … Kenneth Delio Loo,, Entrepreneur and guest, at the Tombogo  S/S NYFW Show  ….  Model wearing his own pearls backstage before the Tanner Fletcher F/W 2022 NYFW Presentation, hair by Mike Martinez for Cutler/Redken.

Photos: Tim Miller: Helen Oppenheim with thanks to MSNBC TV … Top to Bottom: Romero Jennings and Kenneth Delio Loo: Helen Oppenheim … Model: Fred J. DeVito

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