Street Style: Summer Scoots Away

Street Style: Summer Scoots Away

Baltimore has new wheels! “The Bird” is taking over. I’m not talking the one with the baseball team. I AM talking the latest transport app sensation. Jump on, jump off, and leave the scooter when done, wherever. (To the chagrin of many) Young, old, dressed in suits or shorts or tatters, everyone is having a ball. Groups of folks scoot happily by. It seems to be the new romantic catalyst, as couples turned to each other for a scooter consult. Speaking of summer romance, our farmer’s markets – replete with peaches, plums, gleaming veggies and blooming flowers – brought smiles to all, including canoodling couples and a few felines to boot.  Street artists and musicians round out the carnival atmosphere that the farmer’s market evokes.  In August, we urbanites keep it cool and casual – decked in shorts, T-shirts, sparkles and skirts – but, never tire of displaying that unique quirky spirit that speaks Baltimore.

Matchy matchy on the dispatch-y! (Seen on Dock Street)

Brightening up a construction site (Seen on Eden Street)

Cat Woman. Woman Cat. (Seen at Broadway Farmer’s Market, Fell’s Point)

Street beat. Sweet. (Seen at Broadway Farmer’s Market, Fell’s Point)

Her outfit reflects her music: it rocks! (Seen at Broadway Farmer’s Market, Fell’s Point)

Bitchin black, always chic! (Seen in Harbor East)

Geek chic (Seen on President Street)

Branding taken to next level & owning it! (Seen on President Street)

Flinty Fash. (Seen on 36th Street)

Orange is the new black, for sure! (Seen on 36th Street)

As cool as Coltrane. (Seen on Fleet 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!"