Street Style: Summer Sings!

Street Style: Summer Sings!

“Summertime and the living is easy.” This season brings several lyrics to mind. Everyone seems to slow it down a notch. Casual Fridays stream into other days of the week. Casual/comfortable being the optimal words as temperatures soar, allowing fashion to give freedom to sun-kissed arms and legs. Peekaboo sundresses give erotic touches to nubile bodies. White – always a prime color choice for hot weather – gets splashed with bold hues or etched in blue and red, and highlighted with pearls. Straw hats are a definite accompaniment to ward off the sun’s rays, as folks relax at Baltimore’s Sandlot or at one of the many bustling outdoor cafes. One would think we’re in the south of France, especially as ebullient waiters bring fruity libations to thirsty revelers. The heat might be here, but it does little to dampen fashion spirits.

Catching some rays and showing lots of Riviera style
(Seen at Sandlot)

Cool. Calm. Collected. And a little come-hither.
(Seen at Towson Town Mall)

Channeling Jackson Pollack
(Seen on Exeter Street)

The girl with the pearls speaks fine classic style
(Seen on Exeter Street)

“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind…”
(Seen on Exeter Street)

“Hot time, summer in the city…”
(Seen on Exeter Street)

Cheeky lass, looking cool as a cucumber
(Seen on Aliceanna Street)

Hot summer colors, including the cool summer drinks!
(Seen on Broadway)

Her summer style is a breeze!
(Seen on Thames Street)

And that’s how we roll in 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!"