City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In May

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In May

Chicago in May. The apparent arrival of Spring into Summer, indeed. May brings with it the blooms of floral bliss and the energy that warmer weather brings. Especially in the Windy City of Chicago. Appreciation. River life awakens on the Chicago River, Lake breezes waft onto Michigan Avenue and fashionable visuals of warmer days ahead are presented. Inspiring, indeed. That is a constant. City life, onward…

Chicago In May…

Change is constant. Yet consistent is my commitment to capturing the fashionable forms from behind the glass panes of fashion merchandising. Visual merchandising to inspire. And so, yet again, a compilation from behind my lens of Chicago’s fashionable forms. To add to that, for me it is perhaps a love affair with the very art form of fashion: the mannequin itself. Oh, for the love of visual appeal. Escape and travel with me on the journey of capturing moments. Fashionable moments in time…

Breakfast At Hermes
Fashionable Style Statement: Neiman Marcus
Vibrant Style Statement: Neiman Marcus
Coach: Drops & Bags Of Color
Neiman Marcus & Celine
Prada: Floral Infusion
Black & White Delight In Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera: Behind The Windows Of Saks
Carolina Herrera: Behind The Windows Of Saks
Behind the Scene: Chanel Style
Carolina Herrera, Dolce Gabanna & The Windows of Jil Sander
Burberry & Brunello Cucinelli
Tom Ford: Visual Intrigue
Mannequins Of Fashionable Form: Tom Ford
H&M: Colorful Forms Of Fashion
Max Mara: Fashionable Faces Of Style
Max Mara: Visual Appeal Of Fashionable Form
Max Mara: Summer Style On Michigan Avenue
Fashionable Love: The Mannequins Of Fashion At Max Mara
Fashionable Statements On The City Street: Chicago

Consider the fashionable world that surrounds you. For me, it is with appreciation that I seek to be inspired by visuals set before me. Style is personal, yet when one sees the vast representation of style, perhaps it furthers one’s sense of personal style. Inspiration. Appreciation. Style, onward.

Onward,

Kristin

“Selfie” In The City I Crave

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In March

Fashionable Chicago In March

Chicago in March. With March winds and cooler breezes I strutted down the streets of Chicago in search of fashionable inspiration. Yes, inspiration abounds. But seeking the artistic visual presentation of changing fashion behind the glass windows of visual merchandising is a lure for my lens. Changing style. Changing seasons.  The fashionable windows of Chicago.  A monthly determination to present a photographic compilation of images to inspire…the art of fashion.

Of course, I am enamored with more than merely the fashionable forms that grace the stage of window display. The city itself is always a lure of inspiration. The joy of life. Energy, movement and city life daily inspires. The boats and the river life of Chicago is about to begin…Spring, onward!

Chicago River In March

As one strolls the streets of a city there is me with my camera. It is typical for passerby’s to stop and glance at the windows I am photographing.  Often I see their reflections in the windows that I am photographing as I wait for them to pass.  Yet this month, a moment was captured…a woman sees me photographing the striking windows of Neiman Marcus. She pauses briefly, directly in front of my pointed lens. Perhaps reflecting on what my lens is focussed on. Perhaps contemplating.  Captured. Life. Cause and effect. A contrast.  Life’s moments.

 

Cause & Effect: My Lens & A Passerby

Onward to the fashionable scenes that my lens focussed upon…

Chanel Style On Michigan Avenue & Lake Shore Drive
Style Forward: Chanel
Spring Window Appeal: Chanel
Burberry: Trench & Shoes Of Distinction
Window Display: Burberry Style
Elegance In Poised Style: Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus: A Fashion Statement
Fashionable Windows Of Ralph Lauren
Fashionable Visuals Behind Ralph Lauren
Stylish Impressions: Ralph Lauren
Max Mara: Vivid Style Off Michigan Avenue
Patterns & Visual Delight: Max Mara
Stylized & Fashionable Delights: Max Mara
Vivd Red: Bold Color Behind Max Mara
Black & White Fashionable Appeal Max Mara
Window Style: Max Mara
Ferragamo: Spring Style
Flower Power: Michael Kors
Tom Ford: Visual Distinction
Power in Black & White: Tom Ford
Colorful Standard: Patterns & Kate Spade
Lined In Visual Style: Jil Sander
Cobalt Blue Hues: Escada
Cobalt Blue Hues: Escada
The Trench & Colorful Delights: Prada
Embellishments & Style: Prada
Personal Homage & Lure: The Windows Of Max Mara

Consider with appreciation the visual display and art form of fashion. Changing seasons with changing windows of style. There is inspiration to be found, indeed. Finding a commitment in seeking inspiration is a worthwhile goal. Alas, behind the lens of the camera, onward I move…fashion, and Spring, ONWARD!

Onward,

Kristin

“Selfie”: Behind The Lens

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In February

Fashionable Chicago In February
Fashionable Chicago In February

Chicago. Always a visual treat. On a day that was unseasonably warm for February (a record 65 degrees!) I ventured onto the streets, camera in hand. As always, seeking to capture the changing fashionable visuals that awaited me. Change was most certainly in the air as passerby’s delighted in the warmer winds of Chicago and the rays of bright sunshine that filled the city streets and reflected off the city buildings. A Spring tease, indeed…

Chicago In February:  Unexpected Delights On The Chicago River
Chicago In February: Unexpected Delights On The Chicago River

On the streets is where I meander, searching each month for a fashionable visual that inspires, I embarked yet again.   Changing fashion.  My eyes seek the timeless, classic fashion yet I am always delighted by the visual merchandising presenting the current whims of fashion. Worth photographing, for certain. Moments in time.  Onward to the visuals of a month that focusses on love. February. Pink and red certainly abounded behind the thick glass windows and  “stages” of Fashion. Although my journey with my camera was after Valentine’s day, the visuals still proclaimed love. Compilations of my  fashionable photographic journey await…

Pink Hues Of Valentine Appeal:  Gucci
Pink Hues Of Valentine Appeal: Gucci
Prada:  A Background Of Pink Delight
Prada: A Background Of Pink Delight
Visual Intrigue: The Windows Of Chanel
Visual Intrigue: The Windows Of Chanel
Visual Merchandising Behind Chanel
Visual Merchandising Behind Chanel
Sideways Styled:  Classic Chanel
Sideways Styled: Classic Chanel
Neiman Marcus & Celine
Neiman Marcus & Celine
Neiman Marcus Visuals Of Fashionable Whim
Neiman Marcus Visuals Of Fashionable Whim
Hugo Boss:  Stylish & Visual Impact
Hugo Boss: Stylish & Visual Impact
Fashion Display:  February's Visuals
Fashion Display: February’s Visuals
Stylish Accessories Behind Salvatore Ferragamo
Stylish Accessories Behind Salvatore Ferragamo
Black & Whites Behind Jil Sander
Black & Whites Behind Jil Sander
Love In The Air:  Kate Spade
Love In The Air: Kate Spade
Red & Black:  February Delights
Red & Black: February Delights
Tom Ford Visuals
Tom Ford Visuals
Fashionable Visuals Off Rush Street
Fashionable Visuals Off Rush Street
Classis Stripes & White Cuff Appeal:  Michael Kors
Classis Stripes & White Cuff Appeal: Michael Kors
Max Mara:  Ongoing Stylish Impact
Max Mara: Ongoing Stylish Impact
Fashion & Reflections:  Max Mara
Fashion & Reflections: Max Mara
Stylish Stance:  Max Mara
Stylish Stance: Max Mara
Fashion In A City:  Reflections & Style At Max Mara
Fashion In A City: Reflections & Style At Max Mara
Fashionable Impact:  Max Mara Delight
Fashionable Impact: Max Mara Delight
Wedding Cake Impact & Fashionable Form:  Macy's/State Street
Wedding Cake Impact & Fashionable Form: Macy’s/State Street

 

Wedded Bliss:  Fantasy & Delight
Wedded Bliss: Fantasy & Delight
Slice Of Heaven & Heavenly Tulle:  Wedding Inspirations
Slice Of Heaven & Heavenly Tulle: Wedding Inspirations
Flowers & Hues Of Rose: Wedding Delights Behind Macy's
Flowers & Hues Of Rose: Wedding Delights Behind Macy’s
Rose Hues & Wedding Inspirations
Rose Hues & Wedding Inspirations
Bridal Party Delights:  Macy's/State Street
Bridal Party Delights: Macy’s/State Street
Embellishments & Details:  Bridal party Visuals
Embellishments & Details: Bridal party Visuals
"I Do":  A Statement Of A Lifetime...
“I Do”: A Statement Of A Lifetime…

A word about the visions of white tulle…on a personal note…

While photographing the windows filled with wedding bliss on State Street at the venerable Marshall Field’s building (now Macy’s), a passerby stopped and asked me which dress I would wear. My response was that I had already done that. My “I Do” became an “I Did”.  My personal fantasy, spilling with white tulle, was over. No longer a ring of gold encircles my finger. Yet for the love of the dress of white…for the love of the promise of love and its commitment to a successful future together endures.   Onward to those who confidently commit to that and embrace that as a reality in the years that follow.  My appreciation will always endure of the beauty, the elegance, the dreamy visuals of a bride and her wedding party. One of life’s greatest memories, indeed. And yes, onward to a slice of delicious cake…

And onward to life’s moment ahead.  For me, it’s fashion. Captured from behind the lens of a camera…

Max Mara:  Distinction In Black & White
Max Mara: Distinction In Black & White

 

The Fashionable windows beckon me continually. This passion that I have continued to share each month will endure. That is a commitment that I have  followed with fervor.  For inspiration abounds behind fashion’s window. Watching seasons changing upon the mannequins is absolutely thrilling to capture from behind my lens. Artistry in visual merchandising, indeed. Onward, from behind my the lens of my Nikon. Always…

Onward,

Kristin

Me & My City:  Chicago Love
Me & My City: Chicago Love

City Inspiration: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In January

Chicago's Fashionable Windows In January
Chicago’s Fashionable Windows In January

City Scenes from behind the lens of my camera. Onward into a New Year of photographing the city I adore and the fashionable windows that line its streets. Fashion photography. Mannequins and the world of visual merchandising. Yes, another year. The first month of my fourth full year of photographing the fashionable visuals that change before us on the city streets of Chicago. Constant change. Constant inspiration.

January In Chicago: The Cityscape By The Chicago River
January In Chicago: The Cityscape By The Chicago River

January found me, not surprisingly, walking briskly through the city streets that carried the full force of the Lake breezes. The Windy City, indeed. Coffee and more coffee. For the photographer, when one desires to capture and image, the cold temperatures does not stop the shutter from clicking. However, the need to warm up is always present. For the love of a city and its coffee shops from which to watch the vast world of passerby’s. All with a direction. All with a purpose. City love, indeed. On yet another gray day in the city of Chicago, there was bright and vivid visual appeal behind fashion’s windows. There were inspiring statements that moved me were boldly printed on the windows of Ralph Lauren. The scene was set, my camera was ready, and a compilation awaits of the fashionable windows of Chicago in January….

Ralph Lauren:  Iconic Windows & Iconic Words
Ralph Lauren: Iconic Windows & Iconic Words

From the words of Ralph Lauren…how true a statement.  Timelessness always exudes from behind the expansive windows of Ralph Lauren on Michigan Avenue and beyond.  That very quote I adhere to in my own perspective.  Fashion and trends change, but to hold to a timelessness of style…that therein is a personal goal of mine…

Ralph Lauren: Constant Classics That Endure
Ralph Lauren: Constant Classics That Endure
Ralph Lauren: Classics Endure
Ralph Lauren: Classics Endure
Fashionable Stance:  Ralph Lauren
Fashionable Stance: Ralph Lauren
Pink Hued & Laced Variation: Burberry's Trench
Pink Hued & Laced Variation: Burberry’s Trench
The Windows Of Burberry
The Windows Of Burberry
Salvatore Ferragamo:  Window Distinction
Salvatore Ferragamo: Window Distinction
Denim & Saks Fifth Avenue
Denim & Saks Fifth Avenue
Bottega Veneta:  Pink Hues Of Delight
Bottega Veneta: Pink Hues Of Delight
The Fashionable Windows Of Bottega Veneta
The Fashionable Windows Of Bottega Veneta
Jim Sander:  Timeless Trench & Style
Jim Sander: Timeless Trench & Style
Definitive Prada:  Stylish Display
Definitive Prada: Stylish Display
Fashionable Escada
Fashionable Escada
Striped Appeal:  Michael Kors
Striped Appeal: Michael Kors
Carolina Herrera:  Fashionable Visuals
Carolina Herrera & Hermes: Fashionable Visuals
Fashionable Appeal:  Versace & Brunello Cucinelli
Fashionable Appeal: Versace & Brunello Cucinelli
Chanel Visuals On Michigan Avenue
Chanel Visuals On Michigan Avenue
Marc Jacobs:  Paradise
Marc Jacobs: Paradise
Max Mara:  Visual & Fashionable Delights Abount
Max Mara: Visual & Fashionable Delights Abount
Fashionable Statements:  Max Mara
Fashionable Statements: Max Mara
Visual Delights Of Fashionable Appeal:  Max Mara
Visual Delights Of Fashionable Appeal: Max Mara
Timeless.  Black & White.  Max Mara Style
Timeless. Black & White. Max Mara Style
Fashionable Elements On The City Street
Fashionable Elements On The City Street

Consider once again, in appreciation, the fashionable windows that are before you. The art of visual merchandising can certainly inspire. Whether it is a glance as one passes by or to take in and pause before the large windows of fashion, inspiration and mere energy can perhaps be gained. For one who loves fashion and the art of presenting its form to the world, onward in capturing the year 2017 from behind the lens. Chicago fashion, onward.

Onward,

Kristin

Fashion & Reflection:  The Photographer...me
Fashion & Reflection: The Photographer…

PS: For those of you that follow this blog…my life and my personal time has changed. However, my commitment to photographing the fashionable windows of Chicago has become a commitment that I have not waned from. My appreciation of the art form and the world of interior design has not diminished. Periodically, posts will return. For fashion is one mere aspect of what I adore…Onward in sharing pondering and inspirations to living a beautiful life.      Kristin

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In December

From the Windows Of Chicago:  Fashion In December
From the Windows Of Chicago: Fashion In December

Chicago in December. Magical. Although my early December trek through the Windy City was not in the full swing and frenzy of the mass of Holiday shoppers as it would be in late December, the streets were certainly filled with those pondering or embarking upon their Christmas and Holiday lists. The holiday season in the great city of Chicago. Excitement always fills the air when one ventures onto the streets of any city. Yet the holidays seem to bring a different festive spirit that is fueled by the festooned buildings and lighted trees bedecked in holiday greens with twinkling lights…city wonderment, indeed…

Bedecked With Holiday Greens & Lights:  The Chicago Tribune Building, Michigan Avenue
Bedecked With Holiday Greens & Lights: The Chicago Tribune Building, Michigan Avenue

The embellishment of crimson red and boughs of pine against the backdrop of Chicago was a stunning view to behold. For certain, I adore this city in all seasons.

Oh, how I love and adore this city and the color red…

Chicago In December
Chicago In December

Of the fashion that filled the windows through the city and on the Magnificent Mile? Delightful. Some more festive than others, but each a representational of holiday flare and style. Fashion and its season’s presented in a visual compilation from behind my lens…

I begin with Holiday fantasy behind the windows of Neiman Marcus…Cheers to the mannequin and the artistry of visual merchandising!  “A little bit of  fantasy…”, indeed…

Fantasy & Fashion:  Neiman Marcus Elegance
Fantasy & Fashion: Neiman Marcus Elegance
Holiday Elegance Behind The Windows Of Neiman Marcus
Holiday Elegance Behind The Windows Of Neiman Marcus
Enticing Windows Of Holiday Appeal:  Neiman Marcus
Enticing Windows Of Holiday Appeal: Neiman Marcus
Enticing Windows Of Holiday Appeal:  Neiman Marcus
Enticing Windows Of Holiday Appeal: Neiman Marcus
Louis Vuitton...Holiday Style
Louis Vuitton…Holiday Style
White & Black: Winter Delights
White & Black: Winter Delights
Michael Kors:  Shiny, Bright & Classic
Michael Kors: Shiny, Bright & Classic
Moncler:  Winter Delights In Tweed & Fur
Moncler: Winter Delights In Tweed & Fur
Prada:  Holiday Delights Of Fashionable Appeal
Prada: Holiday Delights Of Fashionable Appeal
Holiday Style: Prada Style
Holiday Style: Prada Style
Macy's State Street:  Homage To Chicago
Macy’s State Street: Homage To Chicago
Macy's State Street:  Homage To Chicago
Macy’s State Street: Homage To Chicago
Macy's State Street:  Homage To Chicago
Macy’s State Street: Homage To Chicago
Party Ready At Hugo Boss
Party Ready At Hugo Boss
Red, Red Delight:  Burberry
Red, Red Delight: Burberry
From The Windows Of Burberry...
From The Windows Of Burberry…
Salvatore Ferragamo:  Red & Gold Delights
Salvatore Ferragamo: Red & Gold Delights
Golden Treasures:  Salvatore Ferragamo
Golden Treasures: Salvatore Ferragamo
“Land Of 1,000 Delights”….Magic Behind Saks Fifth Avenue
Golden Delights:  Saks Fifth Avenue's Holiday Style
Golden Delights: Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Style
Golden Palms Behind Tommy Bahama
Golden Palms, Comfort & Holiday Style
Max Mara:  An Abstract Holiday
Max Mara: An Abstract Holiday

A word about the windows of Max Mara. Typically my favorite windows.  Yet unexpected was the abstract Holiday window in unexpected hues. Regardless, Holiday-esque it certainly alludes to. And of the white and black topped hats? A love behind my lens, for certain…

The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara
The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara
The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara
The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara
Black & White Delight:  Max Mara
Black & White Delight: Max Mara
Black & White Delight:  Max Mara
Black & White Delight: Max Mara
Style & A City Reflected:  Max Mara
Style & A City Reflected: Max Mara
Stylish Impact:  Max Mara
Stylish Impact: Max Mara
Stylish Toppers, Max Mara Style
Stylish Toppers, Max Mara Style

Perhaps beyond the Holiday visual, a visual conjured up of an escape to warmer temperatures behind the windows of Chanel on Michigan Avenue…

The Windows Of Chanel...
The Windows Of Chanel…
Walk This Way:  Chanel
Walk This Way: Chanel
Tod's Circus:  Defining Visual Of Style
Tod’s Circus: Defining Visual Of Style
Snow White Behind Tom Ford
Snow White Behind Tom Ford
Crimson Red & Escada Style
Crimson Red & Escada Style
Fashion Captured From Behind My Lens...In Black & White
Fashion Captured From Behind My Lens…In Black & White

From behind the lens my eye will never tire to seek and capture a mere visual of the artistry of fashion and its windows that seek to beckon those that pass by. Onward to another year of capturing fashion and a city ahead. For one who has photographed the fashionable windows of Chicago every single month for over 3 years…onward!

Inspiration and fashion, Onward, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

 

“Photography can only represent the present.  Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past”- Berenice Abbott

Reflected:  Fashion & The Photographer's Selfie
Myself Captured in Reflection: Fashion & The Photographer’s Selfie.

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In August

Chicago In August:  Fashionable Windows
Chicago In August: Fashionable Windows

Chicago. On a day that was unusually cooler, given a recent streak of high temperatures, I boarded the train for the Windy City of Chicago. My monthly visual quest for fashionable inspiration.  The Fall-like weather that settled in paired with the layer of clouds that hung overhead (which would soon disperse)and certainly brought forth further Fall Fashion excitement. August. The end of Summer and the slow progression towards layers with cooler days and nights that are ahead. And so it was. Another journey to the fashionable streets of Chicago. Camera in hand. From State Street to Michigan Avenue to Oak Street & the Gold Coast. Fashion’s changing force visually presented. Inspiration abounds for those that seek visual appreciation and for those that seek fashionable impulse. Fashion’s appreciation, indeed.

Yet beyond the display that awaits behind the glass panes of fashion is a visual appreciation of the city that surrounds. Chicago and its architecture continue to remain a draw from behind the lens of my camera…Appreciation of a city, indeed….

Stellar City Scape :  Chicago Love
Stellar City Scape : Chicago Love

And of the fashionable statements that visual merchandising designers present behind the windows of fashion? Onward into finding inspiration, as always…

Vivid Red & Striking Accessories
Vivid Red & Striking Accessories
Feathery Delight:  Michael Kors
Feathery Delight: Michael Kors
Gray & Black Hues Of Timeless Appeal:  Tom Ford
Gray & Black Hues Of Timeless Appeal: Tom Ford
Tom Ford's Striking Autumnal Appeal
Tom Ford’s Striking Autumnal Appeal
Visuals Of Fashionable Appeal:  Accessories Of High Style Behind Tom Ford
Visuals Of Fashionable Appeal: Accessories Of High Style Behind Tom Ford
Tom Ford's Layered Classic Delights
Tom Ford’s Layered Classic Delights
Max Mara:  Autumnal Hues Of Elegance
Max Mara: Autumnal Hues Of Elegance
Aubergine Delight:  Max Mara
Aubergine Delight: Max Mara
Flowing Elegance Of Rose & Hued Beauty:  Max Mara
Flowing Elegance Of Rose & Hued Beauty: Max Mara
Elegance & Timelessness In The Details:  Max Mara
Elegance & Timelessness In The Details: Max Mara
Elegance:  Flowing, Sequined & Ribboned Delight:  Max Mara
Elegance: Flowing, Sequined & Ribboned Delight: Max Mara
Blue Hues Of Fashionable Appeal Behind Max Mara
Blue Hues Of Fashionable Appeal Behind Max Mara
Hues Of Autumn In Max Mara's Fashionable Visual
Hues Of Autumn In Max Mara’s Fashionable Visual
Burberry:  Fall's Approach On Display
Burberry: Fall’s Approach On Display
Autumn and Style:  Burberry's Windows Of Fashion
Autumn and Style: Burberry’s Windows Of Fashion
Autumn's Layers & Color Behind Herme
Autumn’s Layers & Color Behind Herme

 

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Jill Sander:  Classic Appeal and Neutral Hues
Jill Sander: Classic Appeal and Neutral Hues

 

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Autumnal Appeal:  Windows Of Fashion
Autumnal Appeal: Windows Of Fashion
Fashion On The City Streets:  Chanel's Chance
Fashion On The City Streets: Chanel’s Chance

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Reflections.  Part of the appeal….

Consider the world of fashion. The changing world of fashion from behind the windows that line the city streets. Visuals to inspire. Visuals to appreciate. There is an art form that lies behind the reflective panes of glass. Details to appreciate. As always, a constant focus from behind my lens. Summer’s end approaches. Fall lies before us. Fashion, onward, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

"Selfie":   Reflections Off Fashion's Windows In Chicago
“Selfie”: Reflections Off Fashion’s Windows In Chicago

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In July

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In July
Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In July

Chicago in July. Fashion’s appeal reigned amidst the wave of heat that blasted upon those of us that ventured out onto the city streets. With a heat index of 105 degrees, I ventured from the train onto the streets of Chicago with enthusiasm (paired with several  venti iced coffee’s in which the ice melted in minutes). City love awaited and fashionable inspiration beckoned me from behind my lens.  Capturing the Summertime fashionable appeal paired with pre-Fall proclamations from the windows of fashion merchandising was my goal. For those that follow these monthly fashionable posts of Chicago, perhaps you have come to expect its arrival onto the pages of this blog. A constant for me. As fashion is always changing and the seasons along with it, one constant is my appreciation for the artistry presented behind the heavy glass panes of fashion . Changing appeal with seasonal inspirations. On the cusp of Autumnal impact in fashion, it is my hope to provide a visual appreciation of the fashion that awaited…from behind my lens….

Of course, a view of this stellar city (albeit, from my iPhone)….

Chicago View Of  A Stellar City
Chicago View Of A Stellar City

Onward in appreciation of fashion…from behind my lens…

Visual Impact:  The Windows Of Chanel
Visual Impact: The Windows Of Chanel

I must add that the windows of Chanel won me over immediately. Incredible visual artistry that offered unexpected impact. Full size images that delighted.  Chanel always delights and of the many images of Chanel windows that I have captured over the years, this visual above ranks at the top. Cheers to the visual artists behind Chanel!

Chanel:  Early Fall Interpretations Of Stylish Display
Chanel: Early Fall Interpretations Of Stylish Display
Impact Of Fashion:  Chanel
Impact Of Fashion: Chanel
Details Of Chanel:  Fall Inspired
Details Of Chanel: Fall Inspired
Spotted & Feline Inspired:  Stella McCartney/Sax Fifth Avenue
Spotted & Feline Inspired: Stella McCartney/Sax Fifth Avenue
Neiman Marcus: Pre-Fall Inspirations
Neiman Marcus: Pre-Fall Inspirations
Neiman Marcus: Pre-Fall Inspirations
Neiman Marcus: Pre-Fall Inspirations
Neiman Marcus: Pre-Fall Inspirations
Neiman Marcus: Pre-Fall Inspirations
Mannequins Of Stylish Display: Neiman Marcus
Mannequins Of Stylish Display: Neiman Marcus
Solar System Appeal: Fashionable  Louis Vuitton
Solar System Appeal: Fashionable Louis Vuitton
Burberry:  Fashionable Windows Of Style
Burberry: Fashionable Windows Of Style
Classic Style:  Escada
Classic Style: Escada
Frills & Patterned Appeal:  Prada
Frills & Patterned Appeal: Prada
Carolina Herrera's Emerald Green Delight  & Fashion's End Of Summer Proclamations
Carolina Herrera’s Emerald Green Delight & Fashion’s End Of Summer Proclamations
Fashion's Windows Of Style In Chicago
Fashion’s Windows Of Style In Chicago
Madewell/Chicago:  Summer's Fashionable Appeal
Madewell/Chicago: Summer’s Fashionable Appeal
Banana Republic:  Summertime Appeal
Banana Republic: Summertime Appeal
Details Of Style:  Banana Republic
Details Of Style: Banana Republic
Max Mara:  Fall Inspirations From The Windows Of Macy's/State Street
Max Mara: Fall Inspirations From The Windows Of Macy’s/State Street
Fashionable Appeal Behind Windows Of Style
Fashionable Appeal Behind Windows Of Style
Changing Styles:  Max Mara
Changing Styles: Max Mara
Pre-Fall Inspirations:  Max Mara
Pre-Fall Inspirations: Max Mara
Color & Pattern:  Max Mara
Color & Pattern: Max Mara
Black & Carmel Hues:  Max Mara Delight
Black & Carmel Hues: Max Mara Delight
Neutral Style & Spotted Appeal: Max Mara
Neutral Style & Spotted Appeal: Max Mara
Details Of Fashionable Style:  Max Mara
Details Of Fashionable Style: Max Mara
Summer Fashion Classic:  Anne Taylor Loft/Michigan Avenue
Summer Fashion Classic: Anne Taylor Loft/Michigan Avenue
Coach:  The Iconic Coach Tag in Enormous Visual Form
Coach: The Iconic Coach Tag in Enormous Visual Form

Consider in appreciation the windows of fashion that surround you. The artistry of fashion’s marketing and the seasonal changes are sure to bring forth a nod of appreciation. I will always be behind the lens with the hopes of capturing an essence of fashion from the city streets of Chicago. Onward in that, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

Stella McCartney: Fashionable Mannequin  Impact
Stella McCartney: Fashionable Mannequin Impact

PS: Appreciating fashion’s windows also brings appreciation to the city reflected in the image. And of course, often, the photographer themselves. Selfie, onward.

Selfie:  Reflections Off The Windows Fashion
Selfie: Reflections Off The Windows Fashion/Louis Vuitton

A Year Of City Inspirations: The Fashionable Windows Of Chicago, 2015

January, February, March & April 2015
January, February, March & April 2015
May, June, July & August 2015
May, June, July & August 2015

 

September, October, November & December 2015
September, October, November & December 2015

Another year from behind the lens

Another year of fashionable appeal of the timeless, ever changing world of fashion and its whimsy appeal brought forth by the intriguing and inspiring world of window display. Fashion window display. Although a retrospect of the year in photographs and compilations is not new to me (for I have ventured into the city of Chicago, with the sole purpose of photographing fashion’s changing settings, for two years now) the year 2015 in fashion deserves a visual review. Prior to the fashionable windows of 2014  it was a yearly visual appreciation of city inspirations. My love for the city has not paled. Yet my appreciation for the windows of fashion has deepened. Always have I been lured to the windows that mesmerize. Windows that flaunt a visual. Whether in elegant simplicity or in flamboyant and colorful display, fashion beckons me. From behind the lens, I have aimed my lens to capture the essence of the changing fashionable scene. Within the compilations I have sought to express the magic and changing world therein. Behind the lens. Behind the windows of fashion.

For those that wish to take a closer look at the photographic compilations beyond what is presented here, of each month of city scenes behind the windows of fashion, merely search “City Inspirations”.  The compilations of a month-by-month visual will hopefully provide you with fashionable inspiration and appreciation throughout the year wherever you reside.

Of course, a closer view at a mere representation of each month …

Chicago In January/ 2015
Chicago In January/ 2015
Chicago In February/2015
Chicago In February/2015
Chicago In March/2015
Chicago In March/2015
Chicago In April/2015
Chicago In April/2015
Chicago In May/2015
Chicago In May/2015
Chicago In June/ 2015
Chicago In June/ 2015
Chicago In July/2015
Chicago In July/2015
Chicago In August/ 2015
Chicago In August/ 2015
Chicago In September/ 2015
Chicago In September/ 2015
Chicago In October/ 2015
Chicago In October/ 2015
Chicago In November/ 2015
Chicago In November/ 2015
Chicago in December/2015
Chicago in December/2015

May you be inspired to look closer to the fashionable surrounds that exist around you. For me it is a continual visual of appreciation of the artistry and the magic of fashion merchandising and the evolution of fashion’s change.  Inspiring, indeed.   I will continue my photographic quest to share the fashionable inspiration from the windows of fashion. Chicago and beyond.

And as for the New Year ahead that awaits us? Perhaps the words I stated in 2014 deserve repeating:

“Edit and frame your view. Life is constantly moving forward. Move with it with appreciation. Focus on what surrounds you. May your eyes be wide and your interest piqued….always.” -Kristin

Onward. In appreciation. Onward. In inspiration.

As always….Onward,

Kristin

Behind The Lens
Behind The Lens

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In December

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago in December
Fashionable Windows Of Chicago in December

The Fashionable windows of Chicago. The final month in yet another year in which I solo ventured to the city of Chicago by train to find inspiration from behind the lens. And of December? On a cold December morning in which a dusting of snow had fallen upon the newly frozen ground, the visions of a city bedecked in holiday style awaited. Festooned from the city’s windows and streets, vibrant colors of red and green added to the excitement that filled the city streets. Albeit, the cold seemed to have lessened the throngs of shoppers, but those that were bracing the famous Chicago winds seem to grasp tightly and adamantly to the red paper cup of holiday warmth. Starbucks and its red cup. Seen in masses on this blustery December day. Onward regardless of the weather. “Chicagoans” march onward in determination. Much like my determination to present each month a visual snapshot of a city that continues to inspire. Determined to share in appreciation fashion’s windows of change, indeed…

Holiday Style:  Chicago
Holiday Style: Chicago

A visual nod to the city surrounds is certainly appropriate to gain an appreciation of the setting in which inspiration derives from. December finds Chicago wrapped in holiday style and bedecked and festooned in visuals of celebration

Bedecked:  The Wrigley Building/Chicago
Bedecked: The Wrigley Building/Chicago
Holiday Style In Black & White
Holiday Style In Black & White
Fashion's Windows Bedecked In Holiday Style
Fashion’s Windows Bedecked In Holiday Style

The windows of Max Mara continue to delight my lens. Vast and expansive windows of stylish and elegant display. Continual classics of fashion’s change. And of the stylish mittens? A perfect answer to the winds of Chicago, for certain…

Max Mara:  Winter Appeal & Visual Delights
Max Mara: Winter Appeal & Visual Delights
Visual Delights Of Winter & Flowers:  Max Mara
Visual Delights Of Winter & Flowers: Max Mara
Seasons Of Change:  The Windows Of Max Mara
Seasons Of Change: The Windows Of Max Mara
The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara
The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara
Black & White Winter Delights:  Max Mara
Black & White Winter Delights: Max Mara
Chanel's Camellias:  "Snow Capped" Floral iconic Delight
Chanel’s Camellias: “Snow Capped” Floral iconic Delight

And of Chanel? A snowfall in camellias was pure visual delight. Chanel’s iconic camellia.  To further understand the importance of this bloom of white, a bit of history is in order.  Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was smitten with the camellia after receiving one from English polo player, Captain Arthur Edward “Boy” Capel. Initially it was silk variations that she pinned to her lapels and adorned upon her hair. The single blossom has continued to endure as an iconic and distinctive emblem of Chanel. To find these camellias in a snowfall setting behind the windows of Michigan Avenue’s Chanel boutique? A reminder from Chanel that although fashion changes, style remains

The Windows Of Chanel:  Snowfall In  Camellias
The Windows Of Chanel: Snowfall In Camellias
Snowfall In Camellias & The Windows Of Chanel
Snowfall In Camellias & The Windows Of Chanel

Pastel Delights Of Winter:  The Windows Of Chanel
Pastel Delights Of Winter: The Windows Of Chanel

Winter Delights  & Embellishments Of Fashion
Winter Delights & Embellishments Of Fashion

Chicago in December:  Windows Of Fashion
Chicago in December: Windows Of Fashion
The Embellishments Of Fashion On The City Streets Of Chicago
The Embellishments Of Fashion On The City Streets Of Chicago

For me, the world of fashion that exists from behind the windows of fashion are also a part of the city scenery. The images that are reflected from the window panes of style bring forward the city itself. Part of the scene. To photograph the windows is also to photograph where those windows are and what they look out upon. A reflection of a constant behind a window of fashionable change. Season to season. Fashion changes. Structures remain. A world united through a photograph….from behind the lens. Onward in that I will continue.

Fashion, Architecture &  The Love Of  Photography
Fashion, Architecture & The Love Of Photography

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions”
-Coco Chanel

Consider the fashionable windows that surround. Artistry and visual delights await. For the windows tell a story. Relay a visual of a world of fantasy. A world of change and a world that can inspire. If only we pause to appreciate. And the next time you peer through a window of fashion’s scene, make sure you see the whole picture. For the reflection is a part of that visual. You, too, are in that reflection. In a moment in time, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

Myself/"Selfie"/December In Chicago
Myself/”Selfie”/Red Cup/December In Chicago

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In July

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In July
Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In July

On a hot & humid, mid-July day I ventured, once again, into the city that continually beckons me. My monthly journey for inspiration. For certain, Chicago is a city that always speaks to me. And so it is, from behind the lens of my camera, seeking inspiration from behind the changing windows of fashion. The desire to capture & compose fashion’s presentations brings me anticipation every time I arrive upon the city streets of Chicago.

I must add that I knew it was to be a different journey. For the first time in over 3 years of my solo journey to Chicago my path was altered. The moving force of the bridge I cross over from the train station changed the direction I would wander through the streets of Chicago. Although my route past the bridge alters, my destinations remain constant. Perhaps, as in life, our paths are often forced to change or we simply choose to take another path. Another route. Discovery always awaits along the journey, either way. That said, we simply need to look up with appreciation, looking at what surrounds us, looking closer at the details of life presented around us. Like fashion’s windows. Consider the fashionable windows of Chicago through the journey of my camera lens…

Forced Diversions & Moving Parts: Lyric Opera Bridge/Chicago
Forced Diversions & Moving Parts: Lyric Opera Bridge/Chicago

And of the windows of fashion in July? Fall fashion’s pending presence was evident from behind the panes of reflective glass. Paired with official signs of Summer sales, the “Last Call” of Summer, layers of Fall were still met with lightweight layers of Summer. Forward thinking in fashion, however, will always endure. For certain, like the windows of fashion themselves, fashion is always changing. A continual evolution of visual collaboration of designers and visual display with the goal of creating to stir a desire. An visual art form, indeed…

Summer's Fashionable Appeal:  Windows Of Chicago
Summer’s Fashionable Appeal: Windows Of Chicago

The windows of Ralph Lauren continue to provide me with fashionable delight. Timeless fashion that exudes elegance. This month’s window was alluring with hues of beige and camel toned layers of cooler weather style. In acknowledging a designer who understands with consistency good taste and style, decade after decade, I will always smile in appreciation at the visuals set before us from the windows of the Michigan Avenue store of Ralph Lauren. Fashion at its best. And of the fashionable sketches that created a backdrop for the striking mannequins that graced center stage? A reminder that fashion itself begins with a sketch. An idea first, a sketch second…

Neutral Delights Of Layered Appeal:  Ralph Lauren, Chicago
Neutral Delights Of Layered Appeal: Ralph Lauren, Chicago
Fashion's Timeless Approach:  Ralph Lauren
Fashion’s Timeless Approach: Ralph Lauren
Fall's Fashion Impact:  Chicago In July
Fall’s Fashion Impact: Chicago In July
Burberry, Chicago:  Fall Inspiration In July
Burberry, Chicago: Fall Inspiration In July
Pre-Fall Impressions/Chanel, Chicago
Pre-Fall Impressions/Chanel, Chicago
Max Mara, Chicago In July:  Hints Of Autumn
Max Mara, Chicago In July: Hints Of Autumn
Fashion Behind The Windows Of Chicago
Fashion Behind The Windows Of Chicago
Embellishments & Layers:  Fashionable Windows Of Chicago
Embellishments & Layers: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago

Summer in Chicago is perhaps best visually captured with an image of the iconic historic Old Water Tower on the Magnificent Mile on North Michigan Avenue. As the 2nd oldest standing water tower in America today, a seasonal image of this historic structure flanked with palm trees is a visual snapshot of Chicago in the heat of the Summer…

The Old Chicago Water Tower in July
The Old Chicago Water Tower (1869)/Michigan Avenue/July
Fashion On The City Streets Of Chicago
Fashion On The City Streets Of Chicago

Consider with appreciation the fashionable windows that surround you. Amidst the glory of the sun-soaked days of effortless fashion that are still ahead, consider with mere appreciation fashion as a changing form. A changing force that is constant, no matter how long we wish to hold onto the long, warm days of Summer. Consider the visual display aimed to inspire. No matter the season that embarks upon us, appreciation from behind my lens will continue to be a constant…

Onward,

Kristin

Reflections:  Myself, Behind The Lens
Reflections: Myself, Behind The Lens

PS: Personal ponderings and afterthoughts….
Perhaps to the world, as in life itself, often what is seen to be real on the outside is not really what is reality on the inside. Perhaps it can be considered a mirage. What one assumes they see. Behind the windows of fashion, a mirage is presented to the world. The world of fashion is essentially a world of fantasy. Perhaps that is the lure it offers us. Like fashion, we also continue to evolve. Yet in fashion, consistent are the classics. Reinvented. My love for the visual of fashion will continue from behind my lens. It is truly what beckons me to seek what is presented behind the windows of thick, glass panes. Appreciation of form and function that is constantly evolving. As are we. Reinvented. And if the tracks of your life change, always travel forward with appreciation. Always. Onward to moving forward…

“Tracks of Change”
Chicago Loop