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
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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

A Year Of The Fashionable Windows Of Max Mara: Chicago 2016

Fashionable Windows & The City Scene:  Max Mara/Chicago
Fashionable Windows & The City Scene: Max Mara/Chicago

A year of the fashionable windows of Max Mara from behind my lens. Chicago. The Magnificent Mile. Michigan Avenue and the stylish and changing windows of fashion. Max Mara style. For one who over the last 3+ years has photographed every month the fashionable windows of Chicago, Max Mara stands out to be one of the highlights from behind my lens. Striking mannequins posed in changing Max Mara style. Sheer delight for one who loves fashion. Above fashion itself, Max Mara, located on the corner of E. Delaware and Michigan Avenue, offers windows that are key in reflecting the city that I love. Look closer and you will see the distinctive architecture of the John Hancock Building and the iconic silhouette of the Fourth Presbyterian Church. A look back at a compilation of images I have shared on this blog in my City Inspirations of Chicago over the year…

Max Mara: January 2016
Max Mara: January 2016
Max Mara:  January 2016
Max Mara: January 2016
Max Mara:  February 2016
Max Mara: February 2016
Fashion In A City:  Max Mara 2016
Max Mara: February 2016
Max Mara: February 2016
Max Mara: February 2016
Max Mara:  March/April
Max Mara: March/April
Max Mara:  April 2016
Max Mara: April 2016
Max Mara:  June 2016
Max Mara: April 2016
Max Mara:  May 2016
Max Mara: April 2016
Max Mara:  May 2016
Max Mara: May 2016
Max Mara:  June 2016
Max Mara: May 2016
Max Mara: June 2016
Max Mara: May 2016
Max Mara: June 2016
Max Mara: June 2016
Max Mara:  July 2016
Max Mara: June 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: July 2016

 

Max Mara:  June 2016
Max Mara: July 2016
Max Mara:  July 2016
Max Mara: July 2016
Max Mara: July 2016
Max Mara: July 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: August 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: August 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: August 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: August 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: August 2016
Max Mara:  August 2016
Max Mara: August 2016
Max Mara: September 2016
Max Mara: September 2016
Max Mara:  September 2016
Max Mara: September 2016
Max Mara:  September 2016
Max Mara: September 2016
Max Mara:  October 2016
Max Mara: October 2016
Max Mara: October 2016
Max Mara: October 2016
Max Mara: October 2016
Max Mara: October 2016
Max Mara:  November 2016
Max Mara: November 2016
Max Mara: November 2016
Max Mara: November 2016
Max Mara:  November 2016
Max Mara: November 2016
Max Mara: December 2016
Max Mara: December 2016
Max Mara: December 2016
Max Mara: December 2016
Max Mara: December 2016
Max Mara: December 2016

As the famous saying goes…“Fashion changes. Style endures”.  Onward, from behind the lens in capturing yet another year of Max Mara. Style will endure from behind the glass panes of visual merchandising to the world that passes by.  Behind the lens of a camera, they are merely images that freeze a moment in time. Fashionable time.  Changing fashion. Enduring style.  The art of fashion and the love of photographing fashion, onward. With Max Mara style….

Onward,

Kristin

For The Love Of Fashion & A City Reflected:  Max Mara 2016/Chicago
For The Love Of Fashion & A City Reflected: Max Mara 2016/Chicago

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In October

Chicago's Fashionable Windows In October
Chicago’s Fashionable Windows In October

Chicago. Perhaps it can be said that a city in Autumn holds magical appeal. Yet like New York City, Chicago maintains appeal no matter the season. Seasonless. The great winds aside, I am continually lured to this city. Always with a fashionable intent and always with an architectural intent.  Visual appreciation.  Marry them together and I find continual delight. On a day that was unseasonably moderate, leaves had begun to turn colors and breezes blew that carried me onward with my camera in hand. Continually seeking inspiration and continually finding it within the city streets and behind the thick glass panes of fashion’s windows. Yes, fashion.  And a nod to the iconic architecture and riverway that meanders through this great city off Lake Michigan. Never do I tire of the scene set before me. Energized by it enduringly.

Typically my trek by train to the great Windy City finds me amidst the crowds of passerby’s on the concrete pavement of the city streets.  Each with a unique destination. This trip, however, brought me to viewpoints from high above Michigan Avenue and beyond.  Thus, a visual nod to the stunning view below. Chicago delights, indeed…

Viewpoint From Above Chicago River:  The Bridges Of Chicago & Lake Michigan
Viewpoint From Above Chicago River: The Bridges Of Chicago & Lake Michigan

Of course, fashion is found on the city streets. Visuals of fashion’s advertisement statements add to the city scene. Always changing like the seasons…

Fashionable Statements On Michigan Avenue
Fashionable Statements On Michigan Avenue: Stuart Weitzman

And of the windows of fashion in October? A mixed myriad of Autumnal inspiration, for certain. Layers have made their way to the mannequins that line the city streets. Fashionable proclamations of cooler temperatures ahead. So, in appreciation of the artistry of the windows set before us, a collection of images from behind my lens awaits…fashionable appeal, indeed….

Coach:  A New York Subway
Coach: A New York Subway “Car” Behind The Window’s Of Chicago
Michael Kors:  Fur Cuffed Style
Michael Kors: Fur Cuffed Style
Embellishments Of Fashion:  Michael Kors
Embellishments Of Fashion: Michael Kors
Orange & Black Hues Of Fashionable Delight:  Hugo Boss
Orange & Black Hues Of Fashionable Delight: Hugo Boss
Fashionable Details Behind Glass:  Hugo Boss
Fashionable Details Behind Glass: Hugo Boss
Prada:  Fashionable Fall Inspirations
Prada: Fashionable Fall Inspirations
Positioned In Style:  Tom Ford
Positioned In Style: Tom Ford
Details & Embellishments:  Tom Ford
Details & Embellishments: Tom Ford
Zara:  Fashionable Impact Of Autumnal Appeal
Zara: Fashionable Impact Of Autumnal Appeal
Layered In Style:  Max Mara
Layered In Style: Max Mara
Max Mara's Stylish Camel Hues With A Sporty Appeal
Max Mara’s Stylish Camel Hues With A Sporty Appeal
All That Shimmers With Camel Hued Layers:  Max Mara
All That Shimmers With Camel Hued Layers: Max Mara
Second Looks:  Favorite Windows Of Fashionable Max Mara
Second Looks: Favorite Windows Of Fashionable Max Mara
Angles Of Style Repeat:  Max Mara
Angles Of Style Repeat: Max Mara
Last Look:  Max Mara Style On Michigan Avenue
Last Look: Max Mara Style On Michigan Avenue
Burberry:  Makers House On Display
Burberry: Makers House On Display
Makers House Statues:  Chicago Burberry/Michigan Avenue
Makers House Statues: Chicago Burberry/Michigan Avenue
Bottega Veneta:  Fashion's Architectural Window Into Chicago
Bottega Veneta: Fashion’s Architectural Window Into Chicago
Vivid Red Delight:  Colorful Kate Spade
Vivid Red Delight: Colorful Kate Spade
Carolina Herrera:  Floral Swirls In Skirted Delight Behind The Windows Of Sax Fifth Avenue
Carolina Herrera: Floral Swirls In Skirted Delight Behind The Windows Of Sax Fifth Avenue
Bold Red & Blue:  Classic Escada
Bold Red & Blue: Classic Escada
Fashionable Fall Behind Fashion's Windows/Chicago
Fashionable Fall Behind Fashion’s Windows/Chicago
Tweed & Autumnal Appeal:  Banana Republic
Tweed & Autumnal Appeal: Banana Republic
“Walk This Way”: Stylized Mannequins Of Visual Interest/ H&M
Timeless Tiffany's: Marketing Launch Behind Michigan Avenue's Tiffany & Co.
Timeless Tiffany’s: Marketing Launch Behind Michigan Avenue’s Tiffany & Co.

Consider the world of fashion from the changing windows off the city streets. Visual merchandising and visual appeal that is set before us. Certainly, I am beckoned to see what awaits each month and present a mere essence of the fashionable world from Chicago. Certainly I will continue on this quest. From behind the lens, always…

Onward,

Kristin


Lastly, the October sunset over Chicago…from behind my lens…  City Love, Onward.

Magical Chicago:  Nightfall Illumination
Magical Chicago: Nightfall Illumination

 

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Selfie. Behind The Lens.

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 October

Chicago In October:  Fashionable Windows
Chicago In October: Fashionable Windows

Chicago in October. On a sunny but cool October morning, I ventured into the city of Chicago by train. Not a cloud filled the early morning blue sky. For certain, the scenery form the train window had changed significantly since the previous month. As always, a monthly expedition to the great city of Chicago brings me back yearning for more. Inspiration. The world that surrounds endures to provide inspiration. If we simply allow those things that surround to inspire us. As our attitudes define us, so too, is how we view the world. Appreciation. A beautiful way to approach each day. And of appreciation, aside from the city itself, or any city, the fashionable windows and the artistry behind them lures and continues to inspire me from behind the lens

Chicago:  Stellar City In October
Chicago: Stellar City In October

With the Autumn season in full swing, the windows of fashion offer layers of delight and bold, heavier fabrics and embellishments that marry the season. The windows are a constant revolving window into fashion’s world. But perhaps, amidst the bold statements, are classics and timeless windows of fashion’s constant. For me, the windows of Max Mara resoundly have proclaimed a timeless elegance behind their mass of windows. With appreciation, a look at the glory of the striking mannequin swathed in October fashion

Max Mara:  Fashionable Statements Of Classic Style
Max Mara: Fashionable Statements Of Classic Style
Tweeds & Camels Of Autumn Delight:  Max Mara
Tweeds & Camels Of Autumn Delight: Max Mara
Camel Color Delight:  Max Mara In October
Camel Color Delight: Max Mara In October
Classic Appeal:  Max Mara's Fashionable Statements In October
Classic Appeal: Max Mara’s Fashionable Statements In October
Distinctive In Black & Gray:  Max Mara
Distinctive In Black & Gray: Max Mara

And for the other windows of fashion that line the city streets? A homage to the visuals set before us…in appreciation. As the seasons evolve, so too, does fashion. Announcing its arrival. Announcing its intent. Visual appreciation either way….

Salvatore Ferragamo:  Fashion's Windows In October
Salvatore Ferragamo: Fashion’s Windows In October
Vivid & Bright:  Fashion's Windows In October
Vivid & Bright: Fashion’s Windows In October
Classic Inspirations:  Escada
Classic Inspirations: Escada
Burberry:  Timeless Appeal In Autumn
Burberry: Timeless Appeal In Autumn
The Classic & Enduring Burberry Trench:  Autumnal Basic
The Classic & Enduring Burberry Trench: Autumnal Basic
Autumnal Fashionable Impact:  Windows Of Chicago
Autumnal Fashionable Impact: Windows Of Chicago
Ralph Lauren:  Winter Cream Delights
Ralph Lauren: Winter Cream Delights
Visual Delights With Autumnal Fashionable Appeal:  Ralph Lauren
Visual Delights With Autumnal Fashionable Appeal: Ralph Lauren
Autumn's Fashionable Basics
Autumn’s Fashionable Basics
Fashion's Of Autumn:  Chicago In October
Fashion’s Of Autumn: Chicago In October
Neiman Marcus's Visual Window Delight
Neiman Marcus’s Visual Window Delight
Chanel: Tweed Delights Of October
Chanel: Tweed Delights Of October
Evolution Of Fashionable Statements:  Macy's/State Street
Evolution Of Fashionable Statements: Macy’s/State Street
Fashion Paired With  Embellishments:  Macy's Chicago
Fashion Paired With Embellishments: Macy’s Chicago

Of course, fashion being forward, the harkening of Winter can be found behind October’s windows of fashion. Plaid appeal, no doubt, paired with layers of knitted warmth and layered warmth. Alas, the winds of Winter await. Fashion’s warmth will beckon us once again…

Winter Forecast Ahead:  Fashionable Windows Harkening Winter
Winter Forecast Ahead: Fashionable Windows Harkening Winter
Autumnal Plaid & Layers Of Warmth:  Predictions Of Fashionable Appeal
Autumnal Plaid & Layers Of Warmth: Predictions Of Fashionable Appeal

Of course, the influences of fashion do appear on the city streets themselves. Always changing, indeed…

Fashion On The City Streets:  Chicago
Fashion On The City Streets: Chicago

And of the embellishments of the Autumn in the city of Chicago? Michigan Avenue is always a stunning road with sidewalk visuals of seasonal appeal. Visual focal points to garner our attention against the traffic and bustle of the city, skyscrapers and iconic buildings of fashion and the world of retail that surrounds. Worthy of our glance, for certain.

Chicago's Michigan Avenue In October
Chicago’s Michigan Avenue In October

Consider the windows of fashion. The art form and visual merchandising that creates a stir, a cause and affect, or merely an appreciation is certainly worth focussing upon. Our world changes. Fashion’s windows change. Never to be quite the same again. Still moments in life, from behind the lens, that I will continue to compose from behind my camera. In appreciation, indeed…

Onward,

“Selfie”: Behind The Lens/October/Chicago

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In August

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In August
Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In August

Chicago in August. Upon departing a train in the city of Chicago I embarked, once again, seeking inspiration. Lake breezes gently wafted through the city streets filled with tourists and city dwellers. Embracing the city by Lake Michigan, the visuals and energy set before me endures to provide ongoing inspiration. It is endless. However, it is not simply the windows I seek upon each visit, but an appreciation of the world of a city that surrounds. Always look up. Always look around you. What surrounds can surely inspire. Appreciation…

“Looking Upward”: Chicago

Beyond the windows of fashion that continue to change and evolve as seasons pass, the facades of the buildings, renovations or changing storefronts will also continue to evolve. Moments of a current transformation from behind the lens: Louis Vuitton, Michigan Avenue…

Fashionable Renovations:  Louis Vuitton/Michigan Ave/Chicago
Fashionable Renovations: Louis Vuitton/Michigan Ave/Chicago

And of the fashionable windows that line the streets, beckoning the lens of my camera? A multitude of images that I was compelled to compose from behind the lens and onto a bevy of visual pages that may provide a feel for the changing fashion behind the windows of fashion in Chicago. A new season ahead and windows that proclaim it. The layers of Fall were even more evident. Autumnal infusions of hues and layers of warmth seemed to provide excitement of a new season ahead…

Elements Of Fashion:  Chicago In August
Elements Of Fashion: Chicago In August
Chanel:  Pearls & Classic, Iconic Style /Chicago In August
Chanel: Pearls & Classic, Iconic Style /Chicago In August
The Impact Of “Red”: Chanel/ Chicago
Fashion's Visual In Chicago
Fashion’s Visual In Chicago
Fashionable Inspiration: “Moving” Visual Appeal In Chicago
Sleek Contrast: Tom Ford/Chicago In August
Sleek Contrast: Tom Ford/Chicago In August
White Delight:  Tom Ford Style/Chicago
White Delight: Tom Ford Style/Chicago
Simplistic & Dramatic:  Tom Ford/Chicago
Simplistic & Dramatic: Tom Ford/Chicago
Fashionable Elements:  Chicago In August
Fashionable Elements: Chicago In August

And of course, what would Autumn be like without denim? Denim jeans were everywhere paired with classic layers of in-between-seasons style. Yes, the lure of denim jeans endures to beckon us. Styles may change, but the classic denim jean, worn with elegance, will endure within the wardrobes of women. Timeless. Appreciation of fashion’s evolution and proclamation, either way…

True Blue:  Denim's Enduring Appearance Behind The Windows Of Fashion
True Blue: Denim’s Enduring Appearance Behind The Windows Of Fashion
Window Style:  Chicago In August
Window Style: Chicago In August
Chicago In August:  Fashionable Distinction Behind Fashionable Windows
Chicago In August: Fashionable Distinction Behind Fashionable Windows
“Black & Red” Behind Michael Kors/Chicago
Whimsical & Sweet Delight:  Kate Spade/Chicago
Whimsical & Sweet Delight: Kate Spade/Chicago
Burberry's Chicago:  Enduring Style & Edge
Burberry’s Chicago: Enduring Style & Edge
Zara/Chicago:  Autumnal Style In Layered Neutrals
Zara/Chicago: Autumnal Style In Layered Neutrals
Pastel Layers Of Fall:  Zara/Chicago
Pastel Layers Of Fall: Zara/Chicago
Hues Of Unexpected:  Fall Layers Behind Zara/Chicago
Hues Of Unexpected: Fall Layers Behind Zara/Chicago
Zara/Chicago:  Fall Inspirations
Zara/Chicago: Fall Inspirations

Of course, a trip during the Summer months often beckons me to the sandy shores of Lake Michigan. A setting off Oak Street Beach and the Magnificent Mile, visual and seasonal delight is offered year round. Yet during the Summer months, the shoreline seems to take on a life of its own. Iconic Summer in Chicago. Pair to that the mere sensation of the sand below ones bare feet sinking in the sand is Summer itself (Perhaps that is even more true for me as my childhood encompassed the beaches of Long Island). And of the waves that crash and offer the beautiful surge of nature that crests and recedes, only to repeat in a natural force? Details of life worthy of awareness, focus and appreciation, for certain…

The “Crash” Of Waves…Lake Michigan/Chicago
Fashion “on the street”/Chicago In August

Consider the windows of fashion that surround you. A mere appreciation of the artistry of visuals set before you. Timeless representations and even whimsical displays of the world of fashion merchandising. Always changing. Always evolving. The “Tried and True” elements of fashion that endure as basics to our own personal worlds of fashionable accoutrements. With appreciation, my camera will continue to click and compose from behind the lens. For the fashionable windows set before me now will never quite be the same again the next time my camera sets its focus upon the new scene that will be set. Changing fashion. Captured, from behind the lens, a visual appreciation of the Windows of fashion in Chicago, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

“Selfie”: From Behind The Lens

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In June

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In June
Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In June

On a cool Summer day in which the sky was blue and the sun shone brightly, I arrived by train to the great Summertime city of Chicago. Seeking inspiration, always. The fashionable windows of Chicago awaited me from behind my lens

In the depths of June, fashion and its world continues to amaze. Within Chicago and its surrounding areas, June typically finds us merely embarking upon the heat of Summer and the warm weather delights that it offers. Yet from behind the massive panes of glass of fashion’s storefronts, “End of Season” sales flagged the windows, beckoning passerby’s with seasonal prospects of fashionable temptations. The Season on Sale. Bright and vivid hues paired with Summer’s appeal while neutral ensembles offered a pure, simplistic allure. Yet at the same time, other windows continue to present a fashion forward nod to Fall. Layers I love but will happily wait for the need for within my wardrobe. To be in love with the current season, indeed…

Strappy shoes, stripes, colorful bursts in handbags and accessories, mannequins dressed in simple sheath dresses & embellished with sun glasses and hats and chambray shirts paired with enduring denim. Fahion’s appeal. Bold statement jewelry and bold hues. Summer simple. Carefree and light. Summer delights, for certain. Compilations of fashionable windows of Chicago from behind my lens..

Summer Appeal: Fashion's Windows Of Chicago
Summer Appeal: Fashion’s Windows Of Chicago
Neiman Marcus:  Blurred Visions Of Beauty From Behind The Lens
Neiman Marcus: Blurred Visions Of Beauty From Behind The Lens
Chanel/Chicago:  Fashionable Delights
Chanel/Chicago: Fashionable Delights
Windows Of Fashion:  Chicago In June
Windows Of Fashion: Chicago In June
Bright Delighs:  Behind The Windows Of Coach/Michigan Avenue/Chicago
Bright Delighs: Behind The Windows Of Coach/Michigan Avenue/Chicago
Embellishments Of Fashion Behind The Windows Of Fashion
Embellishments & Beckoning Of Fashion Behind The Windows Of Fashion
Neutral Delights:  Fashion On View
Neutral Delights: Fashion On View
Bold Hues Of Fashionable Appeal
Bold Hues Of Fashionable Appeal
American Classics:  Chambray & Ralph Lauren
American Classics: Chambray & Ralph Lauren

And of the city streets? Summer’s in full swing on the grand street of Michigan Avenue…

City Streets Of Chicago In June
City Streets Of Chicago In June

From behind the windows of fashion, inspiration awaits. Always changing, always evolving, always a cause of visual appreciation from behind my lens. Whether it is whimsy or timeless classics on stage behind the large panes of glass, the mere appreciation of fashion merchandizing is worthy of our focus. And of the city that you are fortunate to travel to or reside within? Whether a short jaunt or a journey, cities await. Fashionable windows await. Find appreciation. The magical world of fashion will endure to entice the focus of my lens…

Onward,

Kristin

PS: While my lens was focussed upon the amazing backdrop of the “Cloud Gate” a tourist offered to take a photo of me in exchange for photographing them against the massive, reflective metal sculpture. Thus, here I am in the midst of the reflection of the great city of Chicago…

Myself, “Cloud Gate”: City Reflections, Chicago