Street Snaps: Heating Up The Streets

Street Snaps: Heating Up The Streets

“Hotumn” is what the NYT deemed our unseasonably warm fall. While many yearned for their woolly sweaters, Mother Nature required some lighter fall apparel. So, thighs peeped and shoulders popped until brisk November hailed hearty ponchos, scarves, and knit hats.  Footgear changed from sandals to leopard stilettos, and boots appeared with a newer updated look.  “Those boots were made for walkin’,” but not unless they were an eye-catching color or laced-up to tattoo ridden thighs and carried a bit of glitter.  Same goes with some of the cozy chapeaus I saw out and about. Our modern street muses rule…

Warm weather, touted warm fall colors, plunging necklines and tie-up knee high boots…

…but not high enough to hide that fabulous tattoo. {Seen in Harbor East}

LBD – always a winner – but especially stylin’ with the addition of those stellar leopard stilettos. Think of leopard as the new neutral. {Seen at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore}

LBS (Little Black Suit, doncha know?) always a perfect confidence statement. Lead on, trendsetter! {Seen in the aisles of Whole Foods Market}

Ambling in anime. This bag and matching mini skirt catch everyone’s eye. {Seen on Exeter Street}

Black and red all over. Fabulous fashion. Talk about a walking Target ad! {Seen in the parking lot of Target}

Boots, socks, hat with sparkles – all ready for our chillier November weather. {Seen in Harbor East}

Like I said, sparkles and studs are kickin’ everything up a notch this fall. {Seen in Harbor East} And that’s how we roll on the streets of Baltimore!

Sascha Wolhandler

What do food and fashion have in common? Apparently quite a bit to a chef who: peels carrots and potatoes in a vintage French chef jacket (found at the Paris flea market), favors 4-inch platforms over professional clogs in the kitchen, and could be said to have a certain fetish for fashion.          Sascha Wolhandler is known around Baltimore as much for her unique style as she is as a longtime caterer, restaurateur, food stylist, and radio personality (co-contributor to "What Ya Got Cooking "on WYPR mid-days).          Her taste often reflects the cool quirkiness that is Baltimore, as do her culinary creations.           As the founder of Sascha’s Catering and the now-closed Sascha’s 527 Café, she’s known for her extraordinary skill at combining flavors and how she fashioned her buffets – pairing the fine with the rustic to create exquisite tastes and tableaus.          Food styling in the movies honed her fashion observation skills. Whether whipping up eggs for Julia Roberts in "Runaway Bride," or creating hors d’oeuvres for “House of Cards,” Sascha observed how costumers tell the “stories” of characters in how they dress the actors.          It’s no surprise that Sascha finds her favorite fashion on the concrete and cobblestones of Charm City.          "The streets, that's where I look for the fabulous combinations that humans put together…and that ‘je ne sais quoi’ moment that speaks style," the five-foot-two self-proclaimed “alley goddess” declares.          Her eye for style may also capture other street scenes that reflect our city’s cool vibe. So, look for Sascha’s “Street Snaps” that show "Baltimore rocks!"