Fashion. The city. Two loves entwined. Another month of images from behind my lens to weave together the visuals of styled, fashionable stance behind thick panels of glass and the structural visuals that a city bestows to those who look closer. Details. Captured. The essence of a fashion and the city that surrounds it…
It was late April in Chicago. Blue skies. Minimal Chicago winds. Spring was in the air. Alas, my timeliness in sharing is late…but images are lasting and one month spills into the next swiftly. Time itself is swift. The month of May images await from behind my lens. Yes, a monthly visual compilation continues. Yet appreciation of the moment captured is always my intent to share. Onward in that. From behind the lens.
Every once in a while I photograph a mannequin that beckons a rendering in black and white. Brilliant fashion style that endures to delight from behind the lens (thank you, Max Mara).
Consider the world of fashion as it exists in the city. The two collide in a delightful city scene. For the love of fashion and the city, Onward.
Fashion and the city. Two loves. The art of fashion and the architectural city. Chicago. For the last few years I have presented a monthly visual of the mannequins of high end fashion that grace the streets of Chicago. Oh, Chicago. A few snapshots of my love of the city and the fashionable streets joined together. Fashion is linked with the city it surrounds. To me, the two are entwined.
Like fashion, my life continually changes. Perspective. As I have held firmly to the word “onward” in recent years, in the first month of this New Year I was struck by another word. Prevail. Just as truth prevails, the city prevails. As a word that can be used in several contexts, in this case, fashion and the city that surrounds prevails in continually offering us such a vast array of visual delights. Oh, for the love of the energy of the city, the architectural delights and the changing visual world of timeless and whimsical fashion that awaits behind shiny panes of glass off the streets of a city. Not to mention the sounds of the city. Or the weather itself that changes the city seasonally. On this particular day intense fog rolled in and shrouded the city by afternoon end. Oh, for the love of Chicago in January.
That said, a New Year, a new intent, onward…
Fashion and the city. Architecture and fashion as art.
From behind the lens I offer my perspective which is a personal passion and a love of the city and the world that resides within its realm. A world of fashionable fantasy, architectural history and reality. Onward in appreciation of all of those elements. Life. The world that surrounds us and the joys we find within our realities are gifts. From behind the lens I will continue to capture what inspires. City inspirations, indeed.
Fashionable Chicago in December. Holiday style, captured. Another year, from behind the lens, comes to a close. Fashion off the city streets of Chicago. Never the same. So it is with a love of the fashionable windows that I continue to put forth the images that inspire me of fashion’s art. The mannequin and the fashionable changes that drape them. We do what we love, in the end. Perhaps these blog posts of monthly fashionable journeys are visuals that I can recall with delight. That therein is enough reason to capture, compile and publish quietly to the world. Has it been 5 years of never missing a month in sharing these fashionable images from the city streets of Chicago? Alas, time flies. As we contemplate and review another years end, it is with thought, consideration and passion that we choose to move forward. It is the only direction.
For the love of what inspires us, onward…
Oh, for the love of Max Mara’s windows. It endures. Perhaps it is the timeless simplicity that the visuals bring forth. But of this December’s windows I must comment on the nod to fashion’s past. Stylish toppers that recall fashionable yesteryear of classic feminine style. In classic black, indeed…
So it was pure delight to see the Parisian flare reminiscent of Coco Chanel’s French Riviera style and the Breton stripe shirt. My favorite fashion icon, for certain. Timeless. Cheers, Max Mara, for another classic display.
Consider what inspires you. Follow it. For in the end, as each day is a gift, it is the joys the delight us that should layer our worlds. So the city streets, the city itself and the changing fashion that represents the season and the art of fashion are a few of my delights that give me immense delight. Onward in the New Year, from behind the lens. A new perspective ahead. Perhaps a new fashionable perspective from behind the lens, too. Change is always good. After all, there is no change unless something changes. Onward in that.