How’d She Do That? Girl with Bike on Roof

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I take almost all of my outfit photos on my roof. Even though it means schlepping my bike, tripod, camera, and props up four flights of stairs. You can’t beat the light.

It’s relatively private, so I can pose like a giant goofball. However, my roof is flat and spacious. Nothing like the one in this improbable shot.

Turns out I’m not the only blonde-girl-with-a-bike that likes to pose on her Mission rooftop. How awesome is John Daniel Reiss’ photo of Lindsey?

I love her 90′s revival outfit. Wish we could see more of her red boots (I’m such a sucker for red boots). That’s how you know this shot is for bike nerds, not bike fashion nerds.

Thanks to Tracko for posting.

Bike Outfit Ideas: Portland & The Dream of The Nineties

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This week I stopped in Portland on my way to see Iva Jean and Babecycle. About ten years ago, I lived in Portland. I have so many fond memories of its pretty neighborhoods. That’s where I fell in love with riding my bike.

My dad still lives there. And he’s very generous to let me store my old clothes in his guest bedroom. Going through my old closet is almost like flipping through a scrapbook.

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My helmet is by Giro. This dress is one of the very first pieces that I made entirely Continue reading

Who Do You Know in Elle Magazine?

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A big thank you to Ann, the doll-faced designer of Iva Jean, for sending me the Bike Pretty shout-out in the May 2013 issue of Elle Finland.

I’m mentioned at the top of a list (!!!!!) of cycle chic blogs that have been a huge inspiration for me. It’s such an honor to be included with London Cycle Chic, Chicago’s Bike Fancy, Australia’s Cycle Style, and the grandaddy of them all, Copenhagen Cycle Chic.

 

bike pretty, bike pretty, pretty bike, girls on bikes, outfit ideas, cycle style, fashion bike, bike fashion, bike chic, chic bike, bike style, girl on bike, bike lady, cycle chic, toukokuu 2013, elle, elle finland, iva jeanIf you don’t read Finnish (and I don’t) here’s a translation of my blurb, courtesy of Google:

Bike Pretty
How to blog, where the day is always like a bicycle? Pretty fresh Bike offers inspiration for those who enjoy bike riding style hounds, bikepretty.com.

Um. Thanks, Computer! Hopefully bike riding a style hound is a good thing in Finnish?

Also, Elle Finland has an awesome slideshow of cute bike stuff, featuring Iva Jean’s stylish and functional cycling blouse.

Finally, thank you to Mirjami of Elle Finland for putting the story together.