I’ve spent the last two weeks collecting these must read links for you. Have a fantastic weekend catching up with your reading.
☞ Must watch: party season is fast approaching, brush up on your social etiquette with this how-to video narrated by the dulcet tones of Jason Schwartzman. “Sneezing the right way can mean the difference between making a new friend and making an enemy.” Via YouTube
☞ Once you start going on bike rides that last an hour or longer, you might notice a little saddle soreness. Troubleshoot your seat issues with this very detailed guide to female anatomy and saddle discomfort. Via Lovely Bicycle
☞ You’re a responsible shopper. You also want to look good without breaking the bank. So why does it seem impossible to find well-made, ethically-produced clothing that fits your body type, at a reasonable price? Check your expectations as a consumer against the realities of the market. Via Already Pretty
☞ Franca Sozzani, of Vogue Italia, is the most interesting editor-in-chief. Seriously, she has a totally unique point of view (something that is desperately lacking from US Vogue). So it’s a treat to read about her beauty routine, and get a little insight into her process. Via Into The Gloss
☞ Video: 8 ways to wear a scarf, in under 2 minutes. For very little effort, a scarf adds a lot of polish to an outfit. I’ve mastered a couple tried-and-true techniques for wearing them. But I’m definitely inspired to expand my repertoire after watching this slick video how-to. Via TuLi
☞ Car free living is easy in the city. But what if you want to, you know, see a real tree or smell some fresh air once in a while? What’s a nature-loving, bike-riding babe to do? Enter OffMetro, a travel site specializing in inter-modal, automobile-less getaways. They recently launched the San Francisco edition and are hosting a photo competition to celebrate the best of the Bay. Check out the current entries and add a few of your own. Who knows? You might win. Via OffMetro
The members of The Vintage Mafia were a splash of colorful cycle chic at the London Tweed Run.
I rely on Italy’s fashion capital to bring the very best bike fashion. And the latest season did not disappoint.
On a sadder note, despite looking absolutely fabulous, Natalie Joos–one of my favorite street style stars–has decided this will be the last time she bikes at Milan Fashion Week. Leave a comment on her Instagram and encourage her to give bike pretty another shot.
English rain seemed to keep the chic cyclists at bay during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014. But once the sun came out, so did the bikes.