Wednesday, October 15, 2008

On the Street…. Biking Beauty, Milano


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  1. Gregory Smith

    October 15, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I can’t tell, at this angle… is she riding that bike with wedges? If so, she’s brave. Such a classy look on a beautiful bicycle. This is a perfect example of how fashion goes for more than just your clothes.

  2. styledigger

    October 15, 2008 at 8:42 am

    Beautiful lady, beautiful photo.Her trench coat looks perfect.

  3. The Life and Times of a Southern Foody

    October 15, 2008 at 8:43 am


    She reminds me of the love interest in that favorite movie we watch again and again.


  4. Jonathan Ziegler

    October 15, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Love the bike. AND the shoes.

  5. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 8:44 am

    women and bike is the best mix ever made on earth!

  6. saray

    October 15, 2008 at 8:50 am

    really goos shot

  7. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 8:55 am

    Wow. She is really beautiful.

  8. Shopaholic Homebodies

    October 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

    She looks very chic…and I’m impressed that she’s biking in platform heels!

  9. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am

    This picture makes me want to move to Milano. There is such a romantic air to her and the backdrop. LOVE IT!

  10. Carmen

    October 15, 2008 at 9:13 am

    I just was wondering why this incredible photo you posted in Style was not already here…. Apart from this curious case of telepathy, the photo is awesome

  11. Figmo

    October 15, 2008 at 9:14 am

    That bike. Those shoes on the pedal. The sunglasses. Kinda perfect.

  12. Fede

    October 15, 2008 at 9:17 am

    perfect, everything is perfect here. the bicycle, the shoes, the thights, the dress, the small black sweater over the dress, the trench, the glasses, the hair, the soft smile, the colours, the contest. everything at the right place. well done.

  13. kerfuffler

    October 15, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Really fun shoes, especially with the black tights, but a little hard to ride a bike in, no?

  14. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Great look, especially the shoes. I thought it was Eva Mendez for a second there. Great photo, Sart. The way you fill the background with the building and brick street is genius.

  15. Sarah

    October 15, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I just love your photos of stylish bikers! You should come to Tel Aviv where there are lots!

  16. Justin Livingston

    October 15, 2008 at 9:33 am

    She is so beautiful. I also LOVE her bike. Anyone know where it’s from?

  17. XAVS

    October 15, 2008 at 9:39 am

    WHo says you can’t drive a bike with peep toes? Lovely style!And the bike is just marvelous…perhaps heavier than the titanium ones, but much nicer anyway.


    October 15, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Yes! sooo chic !! yet, I would like to give a message to several ladies who are bicycling in Paris ( with velolib, more and more are using this kind of transportation ); please, before you get dress in the morning : think about how you are going to look on a bike !!! the view from the back can be HORRIBLE !! so please, be chic, classy, sexy, have fun!!!

  19. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I LOVE this picture!

    Does anyone know where the shoes and sunglasses are from???

    I think that hair colour is perfect- so neutral and complimentary and natural…its giving me some great ideas.

  20. Andy

    October 15, 2008 at 10:02 am

    On in italy !!

  21. annae

    October 15, 2008 at 10:13 am

    classy AND riding a bike!

  22. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 10:22 am

    she’s lovely.

  23. norawoah

    October 15, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I wish New York drivers weren’t so nuts behind the wheel, then maybe we would have amazingly dressed cyclists at a higher frequency here too. Love her woven basket.

  24. Hissy Stitch

    October 15, 2008 at 10:28 am

    How she manages to pedal with those wedge heels is a mystery, but the whole effect is smashing.

  25. Punkiww

    October 15, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Stylish, sweet and green too!

  26. CRF

    October 15, 2008 at 11:03 am

    You cannot go wrong with two classics- a trench and a wicker basket bike!

  27. Frederik

    October 15, 2008 at 11:04 am

    nice shot. reminds me of Copenhagen Cycle Chic

  28. sadia

    October 15, 2008 at 11:04 am

    wow! looks like a still from a movie. she looks timeless!

  29. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Does anyone know where the trench coat is from?

    I’ve been trying to find a new gray one, but it’s such a rare color for a trench.

    This one I think is so beautiful.

  30. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 11:22 am

    European bike culture is so foreign to most Americans, isn’t it? (And I say that as an American ex-pat.) Come on over to Holland where you’ll see women riding bikes effortlessly in all kinds of high heels, even stilettos. In the rain. While talking on a cell phone AND balancing a kid on the back of the bike. Since I haven’t been riding a bicycle daily since age 3, I haven’t braved cycling in heels. I would love to look like this woman in the photo, but I think I’ll just start with the trench, ;-)

  31. elena

    October 15, 2008 at 11:25 am

    wonderfull shoes!
    I don’t like the piece of thight on the toes, but it’s tue that the very dark thights give a touch of chic to her look!

    Such an italian morning atmosfere!

  32. Jasmina

    October 15, 2008 at 11:41 am

    very cute ^__^ is riding in those shoes :o she´s my heroe

  33. AnonymousJK

    October 15, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Wow she reminds me of Consuela Castiglioni from Marni, only without the head to toe Marni aesthetic! Nice pic, love the basket on the bike!

  34. Maggie May

    October 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    hey! she’s living my life!

    or the one i mean to.


    October 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    sophia loren new era

  36. Jack Daniel

    October 15, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I see these kind of ladies everyday. You should come to Amsterdam. c’mon scott!

  37. Dominica

    October 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    LOVE the basket on her bike !!
    In Antwerp I’ve seen to many of those flowery Kitsch Kitchen-bike bags by now….so this is a very refreshing look for me ….
    and lovely lady too !!

  38. Brian

    October 15, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I bet the Milan Travel & Tourism Board hires a team of gorgeous well-dress models and sends them out to bicycle around town just so visitors can send pics like this back to their friends. I can't think of a better way to improve tourism numbers…

  39. princess glee

    October 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Never dreamed of riding my bike in heels. I will now.

  40. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    mmm she is stunning, as is the scenery. I love this look and NY is filled with it as well.

  41. Teresa

    October 15, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Great shoes and sunglasses!

  42. A

    October 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    So lovely !
    She is beautiful, so is her outfit, so is this foto.

  43. Gabriella

    October 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    She has such a classic yet modern style. Even though she’s wearing wedges and a dress she still manages to look beautiful while riding her bike. Very, very impressive.

  44. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    It’s funny to see this level of stylishness on a bike. I’m from Seattle, where fellow cyclists yell at you for not wearing a helmet, day glo safety vest and spandex to ride your measely 10-mile trip to the office.

  45. Brigadeiro

    October 15, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    She looks so stylish & effortless, and even the bike with the wicker basket is gorgeous! Cycling in heels and looking impeccable, that's an impressive feat!

  46. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    To Justin Livingston: Judging by the straight handlebars, I’d say it’s a Jorg + Olif bike.

  47. Miguel

    October 15, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Beauty????? That is clearly an understatement…

  48. Vanna

    October 15, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Riding a bike, with heels on. A girl after my own heart. The composition is lovely, and the front loading basket is a nice little wink.

  49. Carla

    October 15, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I’m so envious that bike riding is so casual in places outside the U.S. Try that here in San Francisco, you will either get flattened by a car, MUNI (the bus line) or other very aggressive bike riders.

  50. Nicole

    October 15, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    It’s finally getting bike riding weather in Arizona–love that she’s so polished to ride!

  51. john benjamin pritchett

    October 15, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Carla, that’s hilarious!
    Ok, that’s it. I have to move to Milan. I love bikes, women, and especially really fashionable women on bikes. This woman must be waiting for me…

  52. candice

    October 15, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    the jacket the sunnies the basket. just divine.

  53. Laura

    October 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    warning to all who attempt riding in heels…the pedal tends to become wedged in the arch of your shoe…ride at your own risk

  54. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Unfortunately in New Zealand we make cyclists wear a helmet – instantly discouraging anyone with a sense of style or a decent hair-do!

    The other day I saw a rebellious young woman cycling on a bike much like this (including basket on the front) wearing a floral dress and with her curls flowing free in the breeze. I’m sure she has been arrested by now.

  55. m e l i g r o s a

    October 15, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    I also live in san francisco and I dont have troubles with buses, and other aggressive riders (and there’s lots) I mind my own business and ride slow, dont blow stop lights and enjoy the view. Im a pacifist, I suppose.
    Lovely shot, she has a sweet vibe.

  56. Anonymous

    October 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    biking in heels and a dress… now that takes real talent! she looks splendid

  57. monique

    October 16, 2008 at 12:04 am

    As a half Dutch woman, I know the culture of biking. As a woman who lives at the beach in California, I know the culture of biking. Here (at the beach) I bike to get a rush, never for pure transportation. I suppose if it was my mode of transportation I might consider a less athletic bike and wear some heels.

    I get it. I just think it’s weird to ride in heels (maybe that’s because I am a speed demon). However, I must say this woman looks fantastic. I do love to see these girls looking so chic riding around town.

    I rode to work once, when I worked at WB and lived in Silver Lake. It was a 10 mile ride (one way). I was sweaty. Fortunately I wore bike shorts and a t-shirt and they have a gym to shower at. I only did it once.

  58. Darragh

    October 16, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Wow- absolute classic Italian chicness and beauty. Love the shoes.

  59. elle

    October 16, 2008 at 7:16 am

    she looks like the actress, eva mendes!

    anyway, LOVE her shoes.

  60. ManfredKZ

    October 16, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Beautiful, stylish lady on a wonderful street scene!

  61. effie

    October 16, 2008 at 11:08 am

    i wonder if that’s a wedge…anyhow, beautiful shot! i love the bicycle too, it’s amazing how she can ride with wedges!

  62. marco

    October 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I LOVE THIS GIRL…TIPICAL ITALIAN TOUCH…it’s great…who’s who?

  63. Tara

    October 16, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    If only I looked this good when I cycle! Instead I look like a stressed out klutz!

  64. Olviya

    October 17, 2008 at 3:52 am

    she is so beautiful!
    heels and bicycle – thats brave, i think)

  65. Mode Boutique

    October 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    this is what i love about europe. i don’t think you’d see such a well dressed lady on a bike in the u.s.

  66. Anonymous

    October 18, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I love the contrast I see in her outfit. The colors are very similar but the simple ruffle and different hues of brown creates this depth that doesn’t make her seem like a blob of one color. Also, this picture is very encouraging- I ride my bike to work everyday and feel that Style can be sacrificed because of the idea of riding a bike! Not anymore-I am very encouraged by this women! Biking can be so glorious.

  67. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    October 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    She looks absolutely stunning!

  68. Si vede che è di Milano!

  69. Lola

    October 21, 2008 at 12:59 am

    “this is what i love about europe. i don’t think you’d see such a well dressed lady on a bike in the u.s.”

    um..have you not seen all the well dressed ladies on bikes from the photos the sartorialist has taken in new york?

  70. Pearl

    October 21, 2008 at 3:55 am

    Great picture–I really like the way in which she is biking and stylish. It is rather European: not simply traveling to work, but making it a conscious part of one’s daily style.

  71. Andrea

    October 21, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Oh, how I love this picture. I ride my bike daily and would love to look like this…but I have to wear a helmet…the consequences of not wearing one are just too scary!

  72. Anonymous

    October 29, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Wow she looks like Eva Mendes. That said she also looks fabulous. No need to look like a mess just because you’re on your bike!! Inpirational – and love the shoes and the wicker basket as accessory.

  73. Eunice

    November 2, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Wow, Scott. I love all your bicycle pictures. So classy, and love the wicker basket. The atmosphere is lovely and I wished, from here in Kuala Lumpur that the crime & smoke rate was lower so us ladies can ride around looking beautiful in bicycles.

    Simply amazing!

  74. Emily

    March 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    So long as your shoes have some kind of tread, it's possible to ride in heels. The worst riding time I had ever were in some flat party shoes with no grip. Terrifying.

  75. Leigh

    August 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    cozy trench coat! cute polka dot dress with lace and stunning heels!! looks amazing, excellent photography shot too :)

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