Fashion & The City

May: Fashion & The City: Chicago

May. Fashion and the city, Chicago. Again, another blending of style and the details of the city and its streets. Joint inspiration from behind my lens, indeed. Quick snapshots in time of changing visuals in a city. Without a doubt, it was officially Summer. And a sweltering Summer day, at that. With temps in the concrete jungle in the high 90’s, the “real feel” was clocked in at 104 while perusing the Gold Coast off Michigan Avenue. On this particular day, breezes from Lake Michigan were non-existent.  It was merely hot, hot, hot. But onward. Onward to rejuvenate myself and focus on the details and the city scene I was immersed in. Chicago Love. Fashion Love. City life love.

Spring Into Summer Green Off The Chicago River

With a nod to Memorial Day, the windows of Ralph Lauren offered a classic American visual of fashionable style. Polo Style. All white delight, and the red, white and blue stars and stripes that we love. Classic Americana. Summer in America, for certain.

Ralph Lauren’s Polo: Classic American Fashion

Of course, Max Mara always gains several compilations from behind my lens. A mass of stylish mannequins always lures my camera…

Max Mara: Style & The City
Structure & Stylish Substance: The City & Max Mara
Fashion Windows & City Details
Structure & Fashion’s Timeless Form: Max Mara
Michael Kors City Style
Vivid Tones In The City: Hugo Boss
A City’s Stylish Reflections: Chanel
Fashion & Timeless Structure: Chanel and City Details

 

Neiman Marcus: The Marred Mannequin & The City

A word about a photographed mannequin from behind the stylish windows of Neiman Marcus. Shock from behind my lens. As I have been capturing visual merchandising from behind my lens for over 5 years, I had yet to come across a mannequin on Michigan Avenue, from such a high-end brand as Neiman’s, with a marred face. As I stood there, debating to share such an image of visual faux pas, I began to ponder as to how the visual merchandiser found it acceptable to leave the mannequin in the window with such glaring defects. Alas, perhaps it is only those of us that truly stop to view, to admire, to look at the details, that notice.  Maybe the thought was it would go unnoticed by the fast paced shoppers that only throw a glance towards the fashionable whimsy behind the expansive windows of glass.  Yet to me, as a photographer of high style mannequins, I expect more. Higher standards, if you will.  Perhaps I am in alignment with the well said quote below…

“I have the simplest taste. I am only satisfied with the best”   -Founder Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus

City Style: Burberry And The City

Fashion and the city. One more compilation in time. Visual merchandising that changes monthly and the structure and form of the city. A love affair that continues.

Onward,

Kristin

The Photographer In The City. Selfie, Buberry’s/May 2018
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City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In December

Fashionable Chicago

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…

City Scene: Michigan Avenue in December
Tiffany’s Visual Delight
Cartier’s Holiday Fantasy
Saks Fifth Avenue: Holiday Style
Saks Fifth Avenue: Holiday Style
Saks Fifth Avenue: Holiday Style
Celebratory Louis Vuitton

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…

Nod To Fashion’s Past: Max Mara
Max Mara Style In Classic Black
Max Mara: Classic Style In Timeless Black
My Personal Love Affair: Max Mara Windows In Classic Black
Max Mara: Topped In Style
Max Mara
Holiday Color Pop: Max Mara

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.

Max Mara: Striped Delight With A French Flair
New Year’s Nod, Macy’s State Street

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.

Onward,

Kristin

Photographer In The Reflection, “Selfie”

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In September

Fashionable Windows Of Chicago: September

Chicago in September. What was a warmer than usual September day on the city streets of Chicago, the Autumnal inspirations were evident. The city was launching into a fashionably forward Autumn. The tops of trees that held just a tinge of Autumnal change off the Chicago River led me to my monthly jaunt in search of fashion’s changing windows. Yet it seems that the lens of my camera pointed at less windows than usual. Perhaps the pending change of season’s brings forth a change within me and what truly inspires me. Change is good. Fashion is everywhere, but there are some months that I seek for greater inspiration than I find. Alas, less is more. A mantra that I follow, indeed.

And sometimes a moment, while in the whirl of the city life that envelopes you, is needed to focus on the details of a city. Simple park benches off the Magnificent Mile. City scenes to take in, for certain…

September Seating, Michigan Avenue/ Chicago

Onward to the collected inspirations found from behind my lens. Onward to being inspired but what each of us are moved by…in appreciation.

Chanel Launch: Gabrielle/Macy’s State Street

One cannot help but meander inside the grate stately old Marshall Fields, now Macy’s, to see the visual of the launch of Gabrielle. In love with the interior and the fragrance, indeed…

Gabrielle, Chanel Launch at Macy’s, State Street
Saks Fifth Avenue: “The Runway Starts At Saks”, Michigan Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue: “The Runway Starts At Saks”, Michigan Avenue
“The Runway Starts At Saks”
Tom Ford: Fashionably Poised In Black
Visual Merchandising and The Mannequins of Tom Ford
Fashionable Chicago In September
Chicago’s Fashionable Windows In September

From one who never tires of being inspired by the changing fashionable windows, onward in changing seasons and fashion ahead. For the love of a city and it’s fashion, ONWARD…

Onward,

Kristin

“Selfie”

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In August

Fashionable Chicago In August

Chicago. There is something about August that brings our attention quickly to the pending change of Autumn that lies ahead. Perhaps there’s a yearning for denim (Oh, I adore denim). A yearning for layers of fashionable style. Alas, perhaps not beyond the cool, crisp Autumnal days of Winter white that loom in the distance, but the beautiful days of Autumn that will precede. Fall. My personal favorite time of the year. The windows of Chicago change, once again, to match the season that seems to be arriving. As I embarked the city streets, camera in hand, I was reminded again that with any season it is the details of fashion and the fashionable form that continue to energize me. City life, city fashion, city style. Onward to fashionable changes ahead…

Fashion & The City: The Magnificent Mile
Burberry: Denim & Style
Details Of Style: Burberry
Fashionable Windows Of Chicago
Celebration Of Shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue
Deep Hues Of Color: Saks Fifth Avenue
Fashionable Details: Saks Fifth Avenue
Stella McCartney & Saks Fifth Avenue
Fashion & The Mannequin: Neiman Marcus
Neiman Marcus: Details Of Style & Form
Tweed Style: Chanel
Fashionable Details Of Chanel
Max Mara Style
Fashionable Max Mara

Consider the fashionable world that surrounds. If only for inspiration of the art form itself. The world that surrounds us can daily inspire us. It is changing constantly, as we are. Appreciation of the art forms found within the energizing city life endures to move me forward. Onward, always.

Onward,

Kristin

City Inspirations: Fashionable Windows Of Chicago In June

Fashion’s Windows Of Chicago In June

Chicago in June. Late June.  On the cusp of July and the heated streets ahead. Yet June itself brings forth a burst of Summer from behind the windows of fashion and onto the city streets. Summer in full swing.  Even on such a day in June clouds and lake breezes brought layers on and off.   Summer in Chicago.  And of inspiration? Inspiration was found and captured behind the lens upon the windows of fashion, indeed.

There are so many words that I have shared and expounded upon on these posts of fashion in the past that should carry through to each monthly collection of images. It is a passion. It is style in a moment. Captured. Perspective. The art form of fashion presented for those that notice. I do. I seek it…and inspiration follows. Behind the lens….Chicago in June.

Salvatore Ferragamo: Black & White Delight

And of Chanel’s windows? Need I say French inspiration abounds? Having just returned from Paris, seeing the French Empire Chandelier a part of this iconic tweeded window of Chanel on Michigan Avenue offered me pure delight. Merci, Chanel, in gifting us a bit of French style onto the streets of Chicago…

Classic Chanel & The French Empire Chandelier
Chanel, Chanel: Windows Of Fashion…
Tom Ford: Sequined Attitude
Saks Fifth Avenue: Visual Impressions Of Fashion
White & The Windows Of Ralph Lauren
Summer White: Timeless Ralph Lauren
Crisp, Classic Ralph Lauren
Summer’s Windows Of Fashion
Capturing Max Mara

In a word…one of my favorite windows of Fashion… Max Mara. Expansive panel windows of striking mannequins that beckon me. Classic and timeless. Strikingly presented. Perfect to have my own recollection of one of these moments in time. In the distance…

Max Mara: Always A Love Affair Of Style
Max Mara Style: Summer
The Windows Of Fashion: Max Mara
Stylish Mannequins Of Max Mara
Max Mara On The Magnificent Mile
Fashionable Style: Max Mara
Coral Delights Of Summer: Max Mara
Burberry Style On The Avenue
Burberry Windows On The Avenue
Details Of Burberry
Michigan Avenue, Tiffanys & Lady Gaga. Style, Onward.

 

Consider the windows of fashion as an inspiration for change.  Fashion changes.  We change.  We continually change. We continually discover.  Life is all about change.  Onward in that.  In appreciation for the fashionable world that surrounds, I move forward.  Next month is merely a click away, indeed…

Onward,

Kristin

Captured While Capturing Fashion’s Windows… in City Treads to walk the Mag Mile

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