Filming for 55 Steps has finally got underway in San Francisco. Helena was photographed on the set.
Helena once again hosted a fundraiser for Save the Children, which has been an annual event since 2012. Her co-host was Sir Alan Parker, and the event was held at The Roundhouse in London. A Night of Motown raised an incredible £2.1m. Helena is wearing Stella McCartney.
Over 360 guests were transported from Motown’s roots in sixties’ Detroit, through to the modern artists who are still inspired by this incredible blend of soul, R’n’B, gospel and pop.
Performances featured Mary Wilson, founder of The Supremes, the legendary Tito Jackson from the Jackson 5, soul-pop sensation John Newman, singer songwriter Lemar and a surprise return performance by Beverley Knight who had the whole room on their feet.
Offering inspiring stories about Save the Children’s work were Sir Alan Parker, Chair of Save the Children International, and Dora Loewenstein, who spoke movingly about her visit to Zaatari refugee camp.
The night’s fundraising included live and silent auctions, with fantastic prizes including Stevie Wonder’s very own harmonica, original artwork by Tim Burton and the chance to watch an England football match with none other than David Beckham.
I have added 20 photos to the gallery.
Photographer Rick McGinnis has shared more portraits of Helena on his website. Last year, McGinnis wrote a blog post about his experience of photographing Helena in Tonoronto in January 1996, which included previously unseen outtakes of a photo session for Now Magazine. He recently wrote about the rediscovery of some old negatives from the same session, and share them in this blog post.
As I recalled in my previous post, this was one of my favorite shoots from my time at NOW magazine, because my subject – a notorious eccentric – responded to my camera with a real performance, a tiny woman in baggy clothes, running through a gamut of expressions while sunk in the depths of an enormous hotel chair. Continue reading…
Firstly, I would like to apologise for the lack of updates recently! I have been very busy with a new job, and looking after poorly pets. Jamie is currently unavailable, so I am running the site alone.
Last night, Helena attended a special screening of Sir David Attenborough’s new series, Great Barrier Reef, with her son, Billy. I have added 6 HQ pictures to the gallery.
Last night, Helena attended the Save the Children Winter Gala with her friend, Ali Esiri.
Sorry these are so late – I’ve been very busy at work! Helena attended the London premiere of Suffragette last night, held in Leicester Square as part of the BFI London Film Festival. Helena wore vintage Pierre Balmain from WilliamVintage. I have added 84 HQ images to the gallery; thank you to Lindsay for her contributions.