Posts tagged: Press
Photos by Russell Yip for The San Francisco Chronicle
Melissa Davies, 32, Handbag Designer
A diverse crew of pedal pushers made their ways to the downtown photo studio and had their portraits made. Here are a few of my favorite looks.Dad bikes in a suit
Miles Cooper, 40, lawyerA girl and her bike, san francisco
Casey Zandona, 28, social work student
I know I'm [riding] in San Francisco when: "There is a naked man walking next to me up a steep hill and we are going the same speed."Bicycle Lovers ♥
Nadia Soedira, 31, jewelry maker and fiancé Mario Tanev, 32, software engineerSilicon Valley Bike Fashion Blog
Janet Lafleur, 49, high-tech marketing and fashion/cycling blogger
Favorite gear: The perfect (bike) bag, of courseBike in a skirt + Vintage Schwinn step-through
Zoe Hoster, 26, business development
Bike: 1975 vintage Schwinn Suburban (from her mother)Kevin C. Smith San Francico Bike Fashion
Kevin C. Smith, 42, data analyst
I know I'm riding in S.F. when: "I'm hot and cold at the same time."
Check out the rest of the series here and look for the print feature in the Style Section of the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle.
(Can I just say how weird it was to visit the offices of a print media publication?)
Last month I was part of a Refinery 29 feature on bike style in San Francisco. Growing up in the Bay Area, I've always been influenced by the way people dress in the city. So it's super cool to represent our steez on a big-time fashion website. Typical SF style includes at least one vintage item, but worn in a casual way. People here follow trends, but they would never let it define their entire look. And a great jacket (but never a coat!) is a necessity all year long.
Photographer Ashley Batz did a fantastic job capturing the essence of San Francisco cycle chic. Check out the rest of the story on Refinery 29 and get inspired.
Inside you'll find my five interviews of current bike fashion designers. It was such an honor to speak with the brains behind these inspiring labels.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
"I feel guilty saying that I'm a designer. I know so many great designers and I really respect what they do. Really, I'm still learning. Every day."
– Omar Rada of Proof
"Being independent has given us the freedom to never compromise."
– Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens of Outlier
"[P]edal in a relaxing way. Feel yourself as a part of nature. Enjoy your surroundings."
– on Hideto Suzuki of PEdALED
"Women...[t]hey're busy! They need bags that keep up with their lifestyle and look like something they'd want to carry. Whether on or off a bike."
– Maria Boustead of Po Campo
"I'll talk to you while I curl my hair."
– Ann DeOtte Kaufman of Iva Jean
And I must thank the editors of Momentum Magazine for taking a chance on a heretofore only-self-published writer. The current issue is almost entirely devoted to bicycle fashion. Check it out for amazing profiles of labels like Vespertine, Michaux Club, Betabrand, and more.
James from the fantastic bike lifestyle site CycleLove asked me to put together a Style Selection. He picked this outfit idea as a starting point. Must be a sign that cyclists are beginning to notice that wearing leopard print – well, it gets you noticed.
Thanks for posting my guide, James!