The Minneapolis Star Tribune is taking a hard-line stand on the Great Lycra Debate. No doubt, the populace is fed up with lumpy sausages whizzing by on $10,000 road bikes. Intrepid muckraker Aimee Blanchette is rallying the aesthetically-sensitive denizens of the Twin Cities with a cry of “Ditch the Spandex”!
There’s even a nice mention of Bike Pretty:
Then there are the blogs, such as San Francisco-based Bike Pretty, which inspires people to, well, ride a bike and look pretty. Blog entries include: “How to ride in a maxi skirt” and “How to dominate hills in a dress.”
Such an honor to be the only cycle chic blog mentioned!
Check out Courtney Perry’s slideshow for more ways to ride in style.
Photo by Mikael Colville-Andersen
Must Read Links: Exploring Cities And Chic
On a bike, San Francisco’s streets become your friends (Hi, Harrison), or frenemies (talking about you, Steiner), or that weirdo you avoid making eye contact with (Divisadero). But it’s not all about avoiding traffic and hills, as this interactive map shows by revealing the history of San Francisco’s place names.
I like my celebrity gossip well-aged and with a healthy dose of academic analysis. This two-part series on Gloria Swanson by Anne Helen Petersen is the on-line equivalent of a page-turner (page-scroller?).
Nicholas Ghesquiere speaks! He opens up about his (seemingly) abrupt departure from Balenciaga, but it’s really a story that explodes the myth of the lone creative genius.
Finally, a shot of cycle chic: Jane Aldridge, the brilliant redhead with a charmed life, has put together her guide to biking in style over at her blog Sea of Shoes.
12 Shots of Audrey Hepburn On A Bike
Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium. In honor of the brilliant actress, fashion icon, and humanitarian, here are 12 photographs of her riding a bike. Continue reading
Short skirts, high glamor, and mixed drinks. Conspicuous consumption, love triangles, and dark secrets. It’s no wonder that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby seizes the imagination of every generation.
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.
If you don’t read Finnish (and I don’t) here’s a translation of my blurb, courtesy of Google:
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.
Photos by Kelly
Heavy on the Houndstooth: Chic Bike Outfit Ideas from London Tweed Run 2013
The Tweed Run is a rich source of outfit ideas. I love this photo of @Cyclodelic having a sexy Catherine Baba moment Continue reading
A Girls on Bikes Lookbook from Minkpink
It doesn’t matter how many minimalist fashion blogs I read. I can’t resist the siren call of
ugly hipster sweaters and pattern mixing. Add in some sassy girls on bikes and I am totally in love.
Check out Australian label Minkpink’s latest collection. They even made this cute video of the models messing around on bikes, skateboards, swings…is she trying to walk on top of a fence? Continue reading