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Fashion Maniac: Freeze Frame


Features Editor : Cassie Elsaesser  
All Photography & Managing Editor : Cheryl Gorski
Stylists : Cassie Elsaesser & Cameron Richard 
MakeUp :  Dani Weiser
Hair Stylist : Whitney Curry
Prop Stylist  : Todd Warfield, Lucy Mancuso, Michael Merisola
Executive Producer / Video Journalist : Richard Renda

Freeze Frame By Cassie Elsaesser:
This year’s Olmsted Parks Flurrious! Festival went off without a hitch in Delaware Park. With activities like igloo building, ice-skating, snow tennis, a snow run and a quidditch tournament (just to name a few), it sure was a winter festival to be a part of.  Fashion Maniac was there modeling all the latest trends in winter apparel and showing that Buffalo really knows how to dress fashionably in frigid temperatures, after all, us Buffalonians have had some experience with cold weather.

This winter we saw diversity in trends. Everything from fur (faux, please) to printed sweaters and jackets were key to pulling together your winter ensemble. Although the days are (hopefully) getting a little warmer, we all know the weather here in Buffalo is anything but predictable.

^ National Trends

Investing in items for winter will never go off trend. An added perk to buying winter pieces is most of the boutiques here in Buffalo have already made room for their spring apparel so winter items are as affordable as ever.

Faux fur has been seen as a huge trend for this winter season. There are
a variety of ways to rock this trend in the cold weather, one way being
faux fur hats and scarves. Adding a touch of fur to your winter outfit
will keep you not only warm but extremely on trend for this season.

For those of you who want to embrace this trend whole-heartedly, a full on fur coat can be a way to do so. We’ve seen designers and street style fashionistas rocking this faux fur trend in so many ways, the possibilities are really endless. For the men this trend isn’t completely off limits. Wearing a faux fur hat or even adding a touch of fur to a scarf or pair of gloves can keep you on trend for this season in a subtle, masculine way.
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Printed sweaters are also a very big trend for this season, everything from animal print to original and innovative patterns have been seen being sent down the runway for the winter season. Wearing a printed sweater can amp up any pair of black jeans or leggings, this trend can be cozy warm and comfy as well as chic and fashionable. Accessorizing with a solid colored infinity scarf can really add to your printed ensemble as well.     

This winter keeping warm and staying positive for these cold months is key above anything else. The Flurrious! Festival certainly was great way to enjoy Buffalo’s winter weather and as always Fashion Maniac is here to keep you fashionable and cozy on any other winter outings this season.


Clothing and Models:

^Model: Devon D’Andrea
Printed tan sweater and infinity scarf – Modern Nostalgia
Camel colored coat worn with brown printed sweater – Modern Nostalgia
Faux fur scarf under camel colored jacket and printed gloves – Half and Half
Puff jacket – Modern Nostalgia
Faux fur hat printed leggings – Half and Half
Black puff vest – Tent City
Shoes – stylists own


^Model: Marie Vaccarello
Black jacket with faux black fur vest – Half and Half
Puff jacket worn with studded belt – Modern Nostalgia
Printed black and white shirt worn under black jacket – Modern Nostalgia
Red fur boot warmers – thrifted
Shoes – stylists own


vModel: Ian D’Andrea
Faux fur hat – Half and Half
Black puff vest – Tent City
Black military jacket – Tent City


Clothing from:

HALF & HALF CLOTHING | 1088 Elmwood Ave | 716-881-4147 |

Tent City | 674-675 Main Street | 716-853-1515

Modern Nostalgia | 1382 Hertel Avenue | Buffalo, NY 14216 | 716-844-8435


Leave it to the Fashion Maniac team to show that Buffalo has what it
takes when it comes to fashion trends and models who like to showcase
the latest and greatest. Check out the other shoots to see the national
trends and where to find them locally: United We Stand @ Tifft Nature Preserve, bathing suits on the Spirit of Buffalo, Black Velvet, James Scissorhands, kicks and handbags at Niagara Square, Morgen Love, bowling, blue jeans on tracks, 1950’s, rocking scarves, the workplace can be sexy, raingear and the twins, Li’l Black Dress, Lingering Nights, concrete jungle, Hay Fever, the custom hatter, night moves in Allentown, Love Never Dies, Buff Designs, and the sultry bridesmaid.


Contact info:

Cheryl Gorski | Photographer & Creative Director | 716-895-1689 | 716-903-0600 |
| Also on Facebook specializing in: Fashion, Headshots/modeling/acting,
Editorial, Portraits, Bands/ CD/ Press Kits, Corporate events, Web
photography, Run-way

Cassie Rose | Specializing in Visual Merchandising, Styling, Fashion Editorial and Media arts, personal shopper, and blogger. E-mail | Facebook – Cassie Rose | Twitter – CassieRosee 
Dani Weiser | Makeup Artist | 716-348-1239 | Makeup teacher, weddings, TV, Film, Print and SFX. Hollywood Sunless Tanning, for appointments | Website | Please call for any questions.

James Hickey | Hair Stylist & Painter |  &
| 716-901- 4499 | Specializing in: Cut/Color, fashion photo shoots,
run-way, weddings & social events, oil paintings/ custom interior
design paintings

Lucy Perrone-Mancuso | Prop Stylist |
Owner of Moda 1509 Hertel Ave | 716-725-6636 | Specializing in
accessories, antiques, jewelry, furnishings, buy & sell, motion
pictures/films, photo shoots
Todd Warfield | Prop Stylist
Extraordinaire | 716-289-1078 | Specializing in special effects,
production of designing and building sets, theatre and photo shoots

Andrew Brown
| Hair & Makeup Stylist : Owner  Salon Rouge | 700 Elmwood Ave |
716-884-1010  | Specializing in: Cuts, Up-do’s, Weddings, Events,
Halloween Costumes, Runway, Photo shoots

Whitney Curry | Hair stylist  for shoots, films, bridal, personal | |

Richard Renda |
Executive Producer / Video Journalist specializing in: Runway , T.V.
Production, Fashion Stylist, Production Coordinator |  email

Cameron Richard
| Stylist specializing in : personal shopper, aspiring designer,
blogger | Facebook – Cameron Richard | Twitter – camronrichard | email

Michael Merisola
| Owner of Coo Coo U (modern antique store) | 1478 Hertel Ave | 716-
837-3385 or 716-432-6216. Specializes in: appraisals, special event/
prop stylist, liquidations, 1950’s,1960’s,1970’s furniture.

Written by WCPerspective


Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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