Loulou de la Falaise Gamine by Harry King – 1976

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 2 comments

Loulou de la Falaise Gamine by Harry King -  1976

Photo: © Scavullo

Loulou de la Falasie, the French style Icon and muse to Yves Saint Laurent, influenced fashion with her flair and original chic in the ’70s and ’80s. A new book called “Loulou de la Falaise” by Ariel de Ravenel and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni which celebrates her life, daring style, unique fashion perspective and has over 400 images and is due out in October, published by Rizzoli

In 1976, Harry King cut this gamine on LouLou for the “Scavullo Beauty” book . He remembers: “This super chic lady arrived and wanted my cut.” For more by WorldGreat Harry King, click here, scroll back and forth:

Hair: Harry King … Makeup: Way Bandy … Photo: © Scavullo


Antonio Lopez – 1980

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Antonio Lopez - 1980

Illustration: © Antonio Lopez


New album, just up.  I love love love this Antonio Lopez illustration for a Nihon, Vogue, Japan cover, Spring/Summer 1980.  Love the hair, the face, the illustration.

Antonio Lopez (1943 – 1987) was a major American fashion illustrator who was very into hair and art.  There had been no one like him before, and there has been no one like him since.

I did my first Peluquerias Magazine column on him, in 1982, several pages, each illustration a separate page from the book, “Antonio’s Girls” (pub by Congreve, text by Christopher Hemphill) – the girls being Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones, Tina Chow, Jessica Lange, Jerry Hall and more.

My heart still goes –flutter when I look at his beautiful illustrations, They maybe retro now, but they look very modern and still inspire me.
For more of the girls, Antonio and the book, see Icons on www.helenoppenheim.com

Illustration: © Antonio Lopez
(There is a new book just published in 2012, Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco by Roger Padiha and Mauricio Padiha, published by Rizzoli.)