Friday, September 16, 2011

On the Street….Everywhere, New York

Garance and I would like to thank our drivers for New York Fashion Week, Mr. Huffy and Ms. Schwinn.


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  1. robyn

    September 16, 2011 at 8:34 am

    How smart!..because cabs were impossible :)

  2. Marcela

    September 16, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I really don’t get this post, but I like the bike.

  3. Rose

    September 16, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Good thing the cold autumn weather stayed away for a bit! :)

  4. Judith

    September 16, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Beautiful! And I support all the efforts to make NY a bike-friendly city. I don’t live there but my son does and he rides his all over Brooklyn and NYC, carrying his trumpet.

  5. john b pritchett

    September 16, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Lol! I wasn’t at fashion week but my thanks for transportation to my early 1990′s (no shocks-very old school) mountain bike! Still runs great after 20 years and many miles.

  6. Justine

    September 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I can’t wait until I get a good bike so that I can ride it all over the place during fashion week. Cute post.

    -Sarah Justine

  7. The Bohmerian

    September 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

    SO cute!

  8. LocalCeleb

    September 16, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I was basically expecting a limo in this pic, but I’ve been to NY, this makes logical sense.

  9. lucindabell

    September 16, 2011 at 9:06 am

    the best drivers with a good attitude!

  10. Fashionthroughtravel

    September 16, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Awwwwwww how cuuuute! Great drivers!

  11. Lauren

    September 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Ah, the perfect drivers!

    The Styleseer

  12. Dimitra

    September 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

  13. Ben

    September 16, 2011 at 9:38 am

    those bikes appear very functional with a slight flair of safety– stylish in a practical way!

  14. Judith

    September 16, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Also want to say that it reminds me of a movie I just watched: “Bill Cunningham New York.” A must see for followers of this blog!

  15. thesecretcloset

    September 16, 2011 at 9:57 am

    How european of you to travel by bike! Love it!

  16. Marcel Da Chump

    September 16, 2011 at 9:59 am

    NYC will have a bike share program next summer!

  17. roman411

    September 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Funny…I got a cab right outside Exit Space (with Skylight West just across the street) with two events going on in both places simultaneously.

    P.S. Trashing my old Walmart special for a new 3 speed cruiser soon.

  18. Veyron Graves

    September 16, 2011 at 10:10 am

    You named your bike Mr. Huffy? ;-D

  19. Ttheafternoontea

    September 16, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hi, I like riding! Frances

  20. Reigs

    September 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Two wheels good – four wheels bad.

  21. kiKo

    September 16, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Huffy is a bicycle brand as is- Schwinn. Great photo!

  22. Jane with the noisy terrier

    September 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Geez, even your bikes are adorable together!

  23. Dani

    September 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    this is absolutely magnificent!

  24. Laura

    September 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    You guys are the best!!! Coolest most unpretentious fashionable couple out there. Keep up the great work!

  25. AnthonyC

    September 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Huffy? I enjoy your blog, style and mode of transport but HUFFY? SO many stylish choices available! It’s a critical accessory! Look at all your European bicycle photos. They don’t ride cheesy bikes. You need better wheels. And a good lock. Done with rant.

  26. The Foolish Aesthete

    September 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Love, love this!

    I’ve even taken a pedicab in NYC, even if I looked like a ridiculous tourist, just because I thought the idea of pedal power was so great!

  27. Name*debbie

    September 16, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The only way to go!!!

  28. Speed

    September 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Did you roll your pants leg up or did you have a stylish elastic band to keep clear of the chain?

  29. ANC

    September 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    As a fellow NYC biker, I love this. My guy is Ross.

  30. Hannah

    September 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Here’s where to get stylish helmets to go with those lovely bikes and even lovelier brains!

    So adore your blog, thank you.
    Would appreciate more body type diversity but always leave inspired.
    Thanks again!

  31. patricia.s

    September 16, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Oh, very stylish and so simpaticooo!

  32. beesandbugs

    September 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    That picture is soo cute! Love it :)

  33. Reigs

    September 16, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    If you want a stylish traditional bike then look no further here I own one and they are beautiful!

  34. Ceecee

    September 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    No Copenhagen wheels?

  35. Harry

    September 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    On a bike is the place to be right now

  36. Helen

    September 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Huffy and Schwinn make a nice couple! Why are people criticizing these lovely wheeled steeds? There is nothing sillier than form over function when it comes to bikes. These two lovelies pictured have a beauty in their dedication to duty and allegiance to rider!! And a fine collection of safety gear on both! There is also nothing finer than a nice big basket!

  37. Cassandra

    September 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm


  38. Alessio

    September 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Wonderful Mr. Huffy and Ms. Schwinn.

  39. misterrayco

    September 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm …a mostly ignored part of the NYC landscape that I like…I’m happy yours went untouched!

  40. Harshasu

    September 16, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    This just warms my heart man.

  41. Ion

    September 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Definately the best and fastest drivers in such a chaotic traffic!
    Love the names!

  42. EmilyCinnamon

    September 16, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    How clever!:) That’s how I travel a lot so that just made my day. I wish where I live in Iowa was like that…..:)

  43. Jin

    September 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Such an adorable post! Love it.

  44. Maryli

    September 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm


  45. Maria

    September 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Great way of moving around the city! Smart and environmentally conscious. Trend setter is always a good thing to be.

  46. Hillary

    September 16, 2011 at 11:51 pm

  47. nicola

    September 17, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I live in Copenhagen and it is so nice to see people in other cities around the world favoring bicycles as their form of transit.

  48. Titou

    September 17, 2011 at 5:08 am

    ecolo-fashionable, nice.

  49. antique engagement ring

    September 17, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Love Schwinn….does anybody remeber panasonic bikes!

  50. Betül

    September 17, 2011 at 7:50 am

  51. JulesPetra

    September 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    nothing like being independen ;) who needs a driver when you got legs!!! woohoo! go fashion week!

  52. Rose

    September 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    hehe bike names crack me up :) some fly rides you have there! xxx

  53. AnthonyC

    September 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    @reigs. The Pashley bikes are an excellent choice. Brooks saddles. Classic English styling. Sart would look amazing on several of them. There are so many interesting bike makers out there – the bicycle equivalent of having bespoke shoes or a tailor made suit.
    An odd memory – Literally the first day I drove a van with my things into NYC from Chicago, my rearview mirror JUST missed braining George Plimpton who was buzzing around the UES on his English 3-speed. Talk about a brush with fame!

  54. Laviebohemleissa

    September 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I loooove this post because I love bikes. I love biking all over my town. I can go for miles and miles.

  55. Woweee!

    September 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Biking all over the city is sublime and when you have a friend who enjoys the pleasure of biking, well, that is nice, too. Let us bring this car culture to its knees, if only by photographing bikes.

  56. Reigs

    September 18, 2011 at 6:30 am

    @AnthonyC. George Plimpton! Wow! Yes I agree The Sart would look pretty classy on a Pashley, perhaps in a Barbour with brogues and just the right socks? :-)

  57. vintage engagement rings

    September 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Love the vintage bikes…!

  58. pete

    September 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    this anthonyC chap is right…. your huffy doesn’t suit you…. but i say neither do his suggestions…. build the bike yourself, but avoid the obvious (brooks saddle) buy an old chicago schwinn

  59. Joyce

    September 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I ride all over the Twin Cities on a mid-70s Huffy 3-speed, year round, often in a dress and heels. The good health and happiness that comes from riding a bicycle enhances style!

  60. Raph

    September 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Ahaha ! smart way to move in the crowded NYC :)

  61. maureen

    September 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    THANK YOU! Thanks for riding a bike. And publishing that fact. And looking and being fabulous while doing so. And sharing others whom you spot pedaling around and looking poised and pretty to boot. I am a cycle commuter in Austin, TX and we pride ourselves on riding stylishly over here as well….We have way more heat and sweat to be concerned with, but no bother.
    Ride on!!!

  62. Laura

    September 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Mr. Huffy! Love it!

  63. girl on a bike

    September 20, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I love this post.

  64. Pedro

    September 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

    The best way to go is on a bike. Really cool.

  65. Lauren

    September 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Lol, you ride a Huffy?

  66. Mark

    September 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Sir Raleigh & Signora bianchi like

  67. Cycling For Beginners

    September 20, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Bicycles are a great way to get around. And nothing wrong with the Huffy as long as you are comfortable on it and it works. Happy riding!

  68. krissie

    September 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    you guys desperately need better bikes. the schwinn is maybe ok (but not necessarily), but huffy? yikes. terrible quality bike. sorry, i’m a bike quality snob. if the purpose is function over form, then these bikes definitely fail. :o

  69. Anne

    September 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Hight five for biking in the city ! We should all repossess the streets ;-)

  70. Martha

    September 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Yay! Bikes rule. So much more efficient when the streets are jammed and cabs are packed.

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