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.
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.
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!!!
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, ;-)
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…
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.
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.
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.
Adorable. 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.
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.
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.
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.