Street Style: Seasonal Shift

By Sascha Wolhandler

What is it about September that signals new beginnings?  Perhaps, it’s memories of pencils sharpened for that first day of school many a year ago. That September feeling to reboot and rekindle those motivations to renew. And fashion is part of that. However, the warm weather has made folks cling to summer frocks yet with tiny additions indicate coming changes in temperature and style. Rather than flip flops to accessorize rocking rompers, I see some statement studded flats and fashion forward cowboy boots. And hats are having a say. A leather jacket over a halter top and a flowing pale grey trench with summer shift give stylish hints of fall. And then I was seeing spots! Animal prints prowled the premises. Women didn’t have a corner on being fashion forward. Enter some serious dudes sporting some serious fashion.  As I sipped my Starbucks pumpkin latte, (yeah, pumpkin is here) and watch our parade of the stylish set, I realize, it’s fall, y’all.  

Susie inspires a fashion moment, with studded belt, fedora and Gucci shoes
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
“Star”ring Susie’s Guccis!
Bronco-busting beauty Lydia brings a little west…east.
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
Alysha’s mantra is “Hallelujah for leopard!” It’s the new neutral.
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
Alysha stays spot on!
This gal’s best accessory? A cute pooch and 100 pink balloons!
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
Mary is flirty & fierce in her take on leopard print.
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
Kaye is “entrenched” in style!
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
Veronica perfects biker street chic
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
LoAn shows off her cheeky style
(Snapped on Aliceanna St.)
Her high stakes studs
Rock star? Designer? Nope. A high school principal with a definite AFTER SCHOOL look. (Snapped at Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel)
Culottes & cropped pants never looked so good…and au courant. (Snapped on Charles St.)
And that’s how we roll in Baltimore, that’s how we roll!
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!"