Tropical Fashions @ Badgley Mischka – 2020

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

 Tropical Fashions @ Badgley Mischka – 2020

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The florals, the flowers, the leaves with graphic poppies and palm shades, all looked refreshingly stylish at the Badgley Mischka Spring 2020 New York Fashion Week Show at Spring Studios.. They gave a tropical feel to the ruffled swimsuits, the shoes, the bags and the hand made in Italy fabrics on some divine dresses. The inspiration was American Glam, elegance in the ’30s and ’40s, which took place as movie stars like Hollywood ‘s Claudette Colbert took vacations in the Barbados. Call it Caribbean chic.

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Stylish Blouses & Shoes Belle Epoque – 1900

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

New York Herald

New York Herald – 1900

For Fall, consider stylish blouses, shoes and buckles inspired by these Belle Epoque illustrations published in 1900 by the New York Herald for its first fashion supplement instructing ladies about style and fashions of the era.  (From the “La Belle Epoque” catalog by Philippe Julian and Diana Vreeland for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, published in 1982, with a forward and descriptions by Diana Vreeland about the era, the fashions, the mood, the times. Click to get the catalog for more research: 


Scene NY Fashion Week Day 1 – Fall 2014

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Photos: Helen Oppenheim ... Collage:

Photos: Helen Oppenheim … Collage:

Day 1 at New York Fashion Week was cold with lots of snow not yet fully cleared when I was there very early in the day!   Not much time but here’s a few fashionables Seen on the Scene. The man on the left was interesting from top to toe, and in between.  He ran off into a taxi before I could get his name and details of all the fun stuff he was wearing.  The lilac hair with furs and different-colored glitter nails is Andy Crosten.  Bottom, shoes photographed in the very long, windy/cold line up for press credentials!  Bottom right is Charis in blue feather fur jacket with hand jewelry.  Backstage photos to come later.  Stay tuned …