It’s January, time to “get our serious on”. Pay attention to those resolutions. NOT.
Getting back to work after all that holiday frivolity provokes dedicated attention. The glitter is back in the closet, the suits come out and are ready for business. With elections demanding prominent attention, business dress was in earnest at a recent candidate rally (we won’t say which!). However, amidst the stalwart suits, touches of creative fashion peaked through. A jeweled beret, a touch of leopard (always, the “new neutral”) and vibrant prints all strolled confidently into the female business world. From weekly business, an unseasonably sunny weekend brought out casual gear of torn jeans, shoulder-baring sweaters, flashes of color and boots. Did I say boots? Short boots, tall boots, cowboy boots, stiletto boots and studded boots and THIGH-high boots all seemed to convey one thing – it’s a new decade and the thinking, confident woman is here. Fearless fashion is here to stay in 2020. Bring it!!
And that’s how we roll in Baltimore folks, that’s how we roll!!!
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!"