Posts tagged: Press

Bike Pretty Featured on German Blog Zitronenzauber

Bike Pretty Featured on German Blog Zitronenzauber
What a treat! Influential German blog Zitronenzauber (Google translate tells me this means "Lemon Juice", so cute) just posted an article about the struggle to find a cute bike helmet. And Bike Pretty got a very prominent feature.

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San Francisco Bike Fashion

San Francisco Bike Fashion
Photos by Russell Yip for The San Francisco Chronicle

I know you're into bike fashion. But do you follow me on Instagram and Facebook?

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Melissa Davies, 32, Handbag Designer

Last week, I mentioned that the San Francisco Chronicle put out an open call for stylish San Francisco bike riders of all stripes. Of course I bunny-hopped at the chance to take part.

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.

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Miles Cooper, 40, lawyer

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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 ♥ Bicycle Lovers ♥

Nadia Soedira, 31, jewelry maker and fiancé Mario Tanev, 32, software engineer

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Janet Lafleur, 49, high-tech marketing and fashion/cycling blogger

Favorite gear: The perfect (bike) bag, of course

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Zoe Hoster, 26, business development

Bike: 1975 vintage Schwinn Suburban (from her mother)

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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?)

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San Francisco Bike Style on Refinery 29

San Francisco Bike Style on Refinery 29
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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.

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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.

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September Issues: Bike Fashion Designers

September Issues: Bike Fashion Designers

The highly anticipated September issue is here. No, not that one. I'm talking about Momentum Magazine Issue #63: Spotlight on Bicycle Fashion Designers. momentum, momentum magazine, bike pretty, bikepretty, pretty bike, girls on bikes, cycle style, fashion bike, bike fashion, bike chic, bike style, girl on bike, cycle chic, bike fashion designer, fashion designer, interview, style spotlight, melissa davies

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.

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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.

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You can pick up a copy at these stores, or get a digital subscription for your iPhone or iPad.

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