City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In January

Fresh Appeal:  City Windows In January
Fresh Appeal: City Windows In January

On a day when the white of the sky matched the frozen world outside the train window, I ventured into the city that provides enduring inspiration: Chicago. Past the patchy white snow that blanketed the frozen surface, the buildings that would arise within the scenery upon approach to this magnificent city, brought my excitement higher. Always. Having “blogged” for two years “City Inspirations”, sharing the monthly and seasonal delights that a city can offer, has become a personal addiction. Yet one of mere appreciation. A monthly “vitamin”, if you will. A monthly dose of inspiration and personal thrill from behind the lens. Onward in capturing another year of “Fashionable Windows” of Chicago…

January’s windows certainly offered implications of warmer seasons ahead. Fashion is certainly always one step ahead. Yet the classic layers that the current season still requires remain a part of the scene. Not surprisingly, “Sale” signs were also prevalent as the post New Years fashion inventory takes a great price reduction for those that seek the deals. As for the changing visual before me, the bright pops of color captured me. The world around me beckons the bright appeal. Although the sun would eventually filter in among the towering buildings of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the vivid injections of color seemed to lighten the heavy Winter air. Energy and delight. Of course, aside from the classic displays of fashion there will always be the wild and colorful combinations that draw our eyes. Unexpected and exaggerated visuals of fashion’s whims. Whims and trends. Always a part of the fashion scene and certain to be appreciated. Fashion is always changing…

City Style:  Chicago In January
City Style: Chicago In January
Stylish Display:  Chicago's Fashionable Windows
Stylish Display: Chicago’s Fashionable Windows
Visual Display: Windows Of Fashion
Visual Display: Windows Of Fashion
Whimsical, Fashionable Appeal:  Neiman Marcus's Chicago Windows
Whimsical, Fashionable Appeal: Neiman Marcus’s Chicago Windows
Fashion's Classics From Behind Fashionable Windows
Fashion’s Classics From Behind Fashionable Windows
Light Impressions:  Fashionable Windows In January
Light Impressions: Fashionable Windows In January
Ralph Lauren:  Fashionable Classics Paired With Gold
Ralph Lauren: Fashionable Classics Paired With Gold
Timeless Fashion:  Ralph Lauren
Timeless Fashion: Ralph Lauren
City Scenes Of Changing Fashion:  Chicago In January
City Scenes Of Changing Fashion: Chicago In January
Chanel's Fashionable Windows Of Chicago
Chanel’s Fashionable Windows Of Chicago
Iconic Chanel From Behind The Windows Of Fashion
Iconic Chanel From Behind The Windows Of Fashion
Vivid Impressions Behind The Glass Panes Of Fashion
Vivid Impressions Behind The Glass Panes Of Fashion
Inspiration & Delight Behind The Fashionable Windows Of Chicago
Inspiration & Delight Behind The Fashionable Windows Of Chicago
Visuals Of Pending Love:  Chicago In January
Visuals Of Pending Love: Chicago In January

Consider with appreciation the energy and visual display that surrounds the cities that you reside near. It truly is intoxicating. Aside from the fashionable windows, the onset of evening seems to transform a city. Even the windows that I had photographed earlier took on a powerful, vivid visual that beckoned my eyes even more. There is something magical about a city at dusk. Powerful energy. No matter the weather, a city holds an appeal that endures to draw us in and lure us. And always, looking up. Looking closer. Details to appreciate. Consider a New Year with a goal to slow down, daily, and “soak in” all that a city scene offers.

The Magnificent City Of Chicago
The Magnificent City Of Chicago From Behind My Lens
Fashion's Lure From Behind My Lens
Fashion’s Lure From Behind My Lens

I must add that it is rare that I have stood in front of a Chicago window, behind my camera lens, when another camera aims at the same fashion scene I am focussed upon. Delight! Another, inspired as I am, to capture the artistry on display! Sharing together our passions for windows and architectural elements of a city that inspires us, we parted. Both further inspired, no doubt. Onward to Chanel’s windows where I was approached yet again. An older Chicagoan woman, whose appearance expressed a love of all things artistic, paused next to me. Also appreciating the details set before us. Again, a conversation of the appreciation of the art of window display. She went on to comment that what I was photographing was fashion that will never be displayed in the same way again. For certain, captured through the seasons, the years, changing windows framed with fashionable intrigue exist to inspire us. To move us. To delight us. What I capture and compile from behind my lens truly is a moment in time. That, therein, is the excitement of it! Zoom, focus, click. Captured.

Onward in capturing another year of fashionable city inspirations of the great city of Chicago! In appreciation. Chicago is “My kind of town”, indeed…

Kristin

Street Appeal:  Elements Of Fashion On The City Streets Of Chicago
Street Appeal: Elements Of Fashion On The City Streets Of Chicago
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