Street Style: May-hems (& rompers, too!)

Street Style: May-hems (& rompers, too!)

Spring is here!! FINALLY! May slipped in like the spy who came in from the cold. As temps stretched to top 80’s and some 90’s, folks’ spirits were reinvigorated to awaken after winter’s long hibernation. Farmers markets replete with Maryland strawberries and gorgeous asparagus were a rainbow of colors. Music festivals bebopped, as people seemed to spread their wings. Uncommon color combinations, contrasting hues, rocking rompers, colorful hair, neon and rhinestone encrusted nails, blond bombshells, classic Bermuda’s, and hula hoops; all seemed to loudly evoke a bold welcome to the coming seasonal warmth. England might have its pomp and circumstance this month, but fellow Marylanders can compete. Hats were adorned to welcome Preakness. We’ve got our own protocol. No detail of spark and fashion is too insignificant to ebullient Baltimoreans.

Legally – and regally – blonde! These gals have it all goin’ on. (As seen on Boston Street)

This gal is total VICTORY! Rockin’ rompers, cool wedges and striking sunglasses speak spring. (As seen on Lancaster Street)

Baltimore’s own Gatsby – Bowtie Bob. (As seen in Fell’s Point)

Rain, rain go away, you’re ruinin’ my body paint today. Notice the painted jean shorts beginning to run. That’s some body art! Only in Baltimore, folks! (As seen on Thames Street)

The apples don’t fall far from the tree. Stylish mom and very stylish daughters! (As seen on Broadway Square in Fells Point)

Her T-shirt says it all, “Killing it All Day and Everyday!!!!” Move over, Beyonce! (As seen on Broadway Square)

This fab jumpsuit is the perfect fit to keep her in the groove (As seen on Broadway Square)

Did I say that rompers were a theme this spring? Rompers rock again! (Seen on Broadway Square)

Vamping! (As seen on Broadway Square)

Neon hues, tats, silver nails, hair to there; Fashion Catnip!

Ombre hair, baroque jacket and rhinestone-encrusted nails give her a strong point of view (As seen on Broadway, Fell’s Point)

Preakness, Ascot, or the royal wedding, B-more fashion icon Dolores Deluxe has a hat for all. She never disappoints. (As seen on Dallas Street, in the gardens of “The Palace on Dallas”)

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!"