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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Fashion & The City

Fashion and the City/Chicago/March 2018

Fashion & the city. Entwined. Architecture and the city. City scenes and fashionable luring windows endure to bring appreciation from behind my lens. An ongoing attempt at capturing the essence of fashion’s change in a structural world of distinctive architectural details. A love affair, indeed…

Spring onward, from behind the lens…

The Beauty Of Neiman Marcus  Visuals & City Details
City Patterns & Color Bursts Of Style
Seasonal Nods Of High Style, Neiman Marcus
Fashion and the City, Louis Vuitton
For the Love Of Chanel…And The City Of Chicago
Two Loves: Fashion & The City
The Windows Of Prada, The Artistry Of Visual Display & Details Of Substance In A City
Color Burst, Tom Ford & City Scene
Stripes & City Style: Max Mara
Fashion & The City: Always Entwined. Max Mara.
Burberry Fashion & Architecture

Appreciate the details that surround you. Looking closer, looking upward you will find details of beauty. And from behind the thick glass panes of fashion’s changing stage? Inspiration and appreciation of fashion’s whimsy and artful displays of style will loose you, if but for a moment, into the timeless and often fantasy world of fashion.

Breton Stripes At Max Mara

One side note…On this day, March 31, 2018, Jcrew has deemed it to be International Stripes Day.  Befitting that the image below finds me in Jcrew stripes. Breton Stripes forever!

Onward!

Kristin

Self Portrait Off Burberry’s Reflective Exterior.

Fashion & The City

Fashion & The City: February 2018

So it was February. Fashion and the city. Intertwined. As fleeting as time is, the changing windows of fashion move at the speed of the city streets. Constant. To see the world of fashion behind the windows of a city is to see the city itself that these representations of style dwell within. From behind the lens, once again, my shift has changed to add the details of the city and street scenes paired with fashionable style…

Max Mara In Chicago
Max Mara In Chicago
Burberry Tulle & Parisian Architecture, Chicago
Burberry & The Icon Of Chicago
Blue Skies: Michael Kors & The “Bean”
Chicago Details & A Fashionable Mannequin Of Saks
Hugo Boss Style & City Details
Fashion & The City (Zara)

Consider the city surrounds and the fashionable representations therein. City life is certainly a mix of energy and fantasy. Look closer.  Look upward. Appreciation for the visuals and details that surround will only bring gratitude for the very gift that each day brings.  Alas, I will never tire of saying it…“Every day is a gift”.

City love and fashionable love, Onward,

Kristin

The Photographer…

PS: Perhaps capturing myself in my own way is documenting personal change. Internal change in recollection of a moment captured. Time and place. With change comes growth. Onward into change. There is freedom in that, indeed.

Fashion & The City

Chicago, January 2018

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…

Chicago, January 2018
Chicago, January 2018/Burberry

 

Chicago, January 2018/Burberry
Chicago, January 2018
Chicago, January 2018/Tom Ford
Chicago, January 2018
Chicago, January 2018
Chicago, January 2018
Chicago, January 2018
Chicago, January 2018

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.

Kristin

The Photographer. Self Portrait. January 2018.

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 November

Fashionable Chicago In November

So it was November. And in Fashion, like time itself, change is inevitable. Fashionable streets of Chicago in a month that preludes the Holidays. Yes, fashion and the city. A city bedecked in pre-holiday fete from the windows and beyond. Perhaps no other words are needed except a recap of the visual delights that awaited the eye on the city streets. Fashion and the photograph. If, but for a moment, captured in time. Onward we go to the holidays and celebrations that follow…

Join me in the photographic journey, as we near years end, in appreciation of the windows of fashion on the city streets of Chicago. November in Chicago. The Magnificent Mile and the Gold Coast. Behind the lens, onward…

Fashion And The City, Max Mara
Neiman’s Holiday Style
Holiday style, Neiman Marcus
Holiday Fete, Neiman Marcus
Holiday Dazzle, Neiman Marcus
Holiday Statement, Neiman Marcus
Holiday Prelude, Neiman’s
A Hugo Boss “Holiday”
Mad For Plaid, Burberry’s
Mad For Plaid, Burberry
Layers Of Burberry
Styled Chairs, Burberry
Burberry & The World Of Visual Merchandising
Chair Style: Burberry’s & The World Of Visual Merchandising
Ferragamo: Bedecked In Style
The Windows Of Marc Jacobs
Golden Palms & Classic Black: Michael Kors
Kate Spade, Joy
Silhouettes Of Style, Carolina Herrera
Chanel. Fashionable Statements Endure
Fashionable Chanel
Black And White: Tom Ford
Max Mara, Winter Prelude
Max Mara, Winter Prelude
Max Mara, Winter Prelude
Max Mara, Winter Prelude
Max Mara, Winter Prelude
Max Mara, Winter Prelude
Fashionable Winter Impact: Moncler
Winter Whimsy: Ralph Lauren

Consider with appreciation the fashionable windows that surround. There is always something to delight the eyes. Whether whimsy or pure, classic style, fashion endures to inspire, to excite and to push those of us onward in appreciation. Details of an art form captured from behind a lens. In a moment of time, indeed.

Time.  It is all we have.  The moment.  Let’s relish the moment and with gratitude appreciate the gift of time.  That, therein, is the greatest gift to be reminded of during the holidays. At the onset of Christmas and a New Year, may your inner world be one of appreciation and gratitude.  The world before us.  Our life.  Our perspective.

For me, from behind the lens, onward in that.  Although few may read these words, respond or peruse the images, it is with the inner passion of sharing the art and beauty of fashion that I continue to push forth the images that I am inspired to capture and present.  Impact.  If but for a moment…in time.

Onward,

Kristin

Fashionable “Selfie”, Caught in the reflection paired with city fashion window love

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

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