Street Style: May Flowers & Power

By Sascha Wolhandler

Baltimore bustled with fashion fervor during the month of May.  A long, flowery wrap atop a scooter driver and a fierce goth fashion gal at a lunchtime 7/11 brought a humorous moment to street style’s impact. While towards the end of the month as wedding and graduation moments ushered in flowers of fancy and pastels to the forefront, headgear reigned. Fascinators (that British import) brought fearless extravagance to Maryland’s fashion moment.  Move over Kentucky Derby and stand by, Belmont Stakes, our Maryland ladies just don’t disappoint.

Kelis’ jacket speaks wanderlust. The smile speaks home. (Snapped on Lancaster Street)
Goth in the afternoon. Jennifer adding just the right touch of darkness to way too sunny a day. (Snapped on Thames Street)
Urban transport mode rocks as Melissa in a floral wrap scoots to garden party or possibly beer fest. Great for either! (Snapped on Dock Street)
No double meaning here. Two BFF’s out on the town for double the fun! (Snapped on Dock Street)
One way a guest can bring fresh spring flowers to a wedding (Snapped on Bond Street)
Groom Aaron on the left. Best man Ebland on the right. “And get me to the church on time!” they cried!!! (Snapped on Thames Street)
Leslie’s crop top up to here. Stilettos up to there. And perfect jeans in between. A winning combo! (Snapped on Broadway)
Prep-Tas-Tic!!!! Preppy fashionista Alana in a Michael Kors jacket, dress and bag,. With Tory Burch boots. (Snapped on Bond Street)
Dema making that workout look work out! (Snapped on Broadway)
Simple style elements make for quintessential style.
Bree…channeling her inner Frida Kahlo! (Snapped on South Broadway)
Michelle, Stasia & Erin. And they’re off!!! (Snapped on Thames Street)
Move over Kentucky Derby lasses, Marrissa is Preakness perfection! (Snapped on Thames Street)
A bit of Kate Middleton in Maryland. Karen is our Kate Middleton doppelganger (Snapped on Thames Street)
The Graduate. Megan’s ebullient look signals finals are over and the next chapter of life is looking beautiful! (Snapped on Thames Street)
And that’s how we roll in Baltimore, folks!
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!"