London Tweed Run Winner: Most Dashing Dame, 2014

As we’ve pointed out before, the London Tweed Run is just chock-full of style champs.

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…but there can only be one winner.

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Cue Adriana here, packing a powerful monochromatic punch in primary yellows and reds.

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Just what is it that won her that coveted Most Dashing Dame award?  Is it her timely donning of refreshingly summer-y tweed?

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…her graceful modeling of hosiery, gifted* to all participants by Tweed Run sponsor London Sock Company?

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Maybe it’s the fact that she matched her pair, in the delightfully-named hue of East India Saffron, to her millinery trim.

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…and lest we forget, to her translucent frames.

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Whatever the catalyst, Adriana’s look made for a striking ensemble on the streets of London.

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Amidst a sea of browns and olive greens, her cheery yellows, deft combination of textures, and tertiary-hued accessories really brought a lively dose of style to the 2014 edition.

Before you plan your 2015 outfit, remember Adriana, as well as last year’s winner: unexpected colors always take first prize.

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*(Ed. note: yeah, the schwag can be that good.  The fruits of my goody bag skewed pink.)

Tweed Run Street Style: The Importance of Argyle

Lest one forgets: hosiery.  It’s important.

And never more so than at the London Tweed Run.

With few patterns more emblematic of the British Isles than argyle, it’s no surprise this historical favourite of Scottish highlanders made a strong showing at the 2013 ride.

Enjoy these stylish folk as we count down the days to the Saturday ride (T-2!!).

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Tweed Run Street Style: Marshals be Ballin’

Guys, ACE season is finally upon us.

E.g., Anachronistic Cycling Event season, a Euro-zone specialty.  Where the aim is to look ace.

We’re already at T-3 days until the 2014 London Tweed Run!  Time flies.

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In honor of this annual moment of tweed-ified glory, let’s take a moment to appreciate the innate style embodied by the Marshal* team: that of those dapper ladies and gents that guide the ride through the perilous streets of central London, blocking double-deckers and shushing irrate black-cab drivers with a courteous

“We’ll just be a few moments, kind Sir!”

…even when it’s really more like 7 moments.  If single moments were actual minutes.

Below, a BP round-up of my fellow gallant sherpas** from last year’s ride, 2013.  You can tell us by the distinct caps, made by Mr. Hat of fine Dashing Tweeds fabric.

The latter is in charge of team schwag again this year.  Stay tuned for the big reveal this Saturday.

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2013 Head Marshal, the Supremely Babe-ly Simon Ash (husband of the Sublime Jo Ash), leads the team in a pre-ride huddle. Check out that custom Cordings 3-piece!

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Shibby dresses like this all the time. Really. Also, his gin & tonic skills are as good as he looks. #winning

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Forgive the hi-viz, it’s the health & safety people. Enjoy Debbie’s lovely face instead.

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The ride gets going in Regent’s Park.

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Real Men wear pink.

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Simon directing the crew down Regent Street. 

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Notice how his seat matches his tires?? Oh, and that smile? Yeah.

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In action. IN SPATS!

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Ok, so he’s not a Marshal. But he is a Boss. 

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All the single ladies…

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Peter Georgallou, my style icon.

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Ted Young-Ing, co-Founder of the Tweed Run, checks his iphone.  In plus-fours.

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Caren Hartley, jeweller and burgeoning frame-builder, dazzles in her signature Valentino specs and perfect red-orange lips. 

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These boys. 

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Hope to see you at the tea party!  Don’t forget your mophie, you’re gonna wanna get ur IG on.

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*Full disclosure: I was a Marshal last year.  And I’m a Marshal again this year.  #biased

**Just one of many monikers employed in team emails throughout this year’s training session.

Getting Ready for the London Tweed Run

Photos by Kelly Miller

Kelly and her young man have already started marshal training for this year’s London Tweed Run, to be held on May 17.

Shini Park at the London Tweed Run 2013

Sadly, last year’s co-organizer Jacqui Shannon isn’t managing the ride this time, due to her full-time employment. (I mean, she’s probably not sad about having a job. Congrats, Jacqui!)

Miss Jeni Yesterday at the London Tweed Run 2013

Lucky for us, Kelly will be documenting the ride from the stoker position of a tweed-covered tandem bicycle. Can’t wait to see more shots like these!

At the London Tweed Run 2013