Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On the Street….How to Ride A Bike With Grace, Paris


Is the anything more graceful than the shape of her leg in this photo?


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  1. Simbarashe

    April 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

    The silhouette in general is nice.

    • WOWS

      April 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

      I cannot imagine a way of riding a bicycle as chic as this one.

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    • andreea

      April 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      it’s unbelievable, it looks like from a different time! :)


      • Willi

        April 9, 2014 at 11:32 am

        So true. Elegant.

  2. dario fattore

    April 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

    è sempre bello vedere gente fashion in giro sulle bici

    Bretelle e papillon, una scala di un castello e le luci del tramonto, nuovo post vi aspetto qui:

    dario fattore – http://www.whosdaf.com

    • Katherine

      April 9, 2014 at 7:19 am

      ciao dario – imparo quando scrive in italiano :-) grazie

  3. Mira

    April 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Amazing pic. I couldn’t do it with grace and esp. not with heels haha.

    xx Mira


  4. LIZPR

    April 8, 2014 at 9:19 am

    No, Scott, there is not …. this photo is insane. I appreciate that it’s in black and white – so you can focus on the texture of the tights on her leg …. the texture of her bag …

    This could have been taken in the ’40s. Very vintage feel.

    Thank you,

  5. Denisa

    April 8, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Very nice pic and that shoes.

  6. Marila Ribeiro

    April 8, 2014 at 9:22 am

    This woman is real Parisian and the photo is very beautiful.

  7. Dannie Style Honey

    April 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    From a safety perspective she should probably wear a helmet and some flat shoes though…


    • TMT

      April 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm


      • LIZPR

        April 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm

        That’s funny … I’m usually the first to comment that helmets are a MUST when on a bike. I always wear one, even if I am wearing shoes like this … and yes, I have cycled in heels.


        • Diane D

          April 10, 2014 at 11:22 pm

          I’ve spent the last 7 years of my life commuting on a bike. With heels, which are never a problem. And without a helmet, because I am French and even if the law says I must (I think – not even sure, might only be complementary) nobody does and nobody cares. My whole family rides and I’ve never seen my grandfather, who’s a true rider, wearing a helmet. To push it a bit more, this is a rental bike belonging to the city of Paris, which provides bikes but no helmets. That is to point out the bike helmet situation in France – so don’t blame her.

          I know a helmet is useful for security, but I’m having trouble putting mine on everytime (I now live in Australia, and not wearing one here is illegal) because the greatest thing about cycling is feeling the wind in your (long) hair. People with helmets will never get that. This sensation of liberty, going fast, having the wind in your ears…especially in the countryside at night, that’s incredible. Plus: when you have long hair, you can’t tie them with a helmet. You just have to suffer the heat of having them on your neck.

          So…I hope France will stay the way it is about helmets…even though security should be first. But I’d like to have the figures: are bike injuries mainly brain/head injuries?

          • j

            April 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

            helmets don’t seem necessary until you nearly die or die as a result of not wearing one. as an highly active urban cyclist in nyc for 13 years i can safely say that this ‘style situation’ and others like it are much more about “how to pose stylishly on your bike” or “how to gingerly ride your bike for two or three blocks, and then pose stylishly on/or next to your bike”. it’s is fine, but much more about fashion/style and not real bike riding or functionality. these can come together for certain, but i have only ever seen one or two images on this blog where they have.

  8. The slow pace

    April 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Absolutely not!

  9. Desiree

    April 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Gotta give it up to the girl who rides her bike in her kitten heels! lovely!

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  10. Karen

    April 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Fantastic! Amazing leg. Biking is so much cooler than driving.

  11. simpleechic

    April 8, 2014 at 10:05 am

    My goodness! Is she real? A real lady right there :]

    -j.Lee <3

  12. Margaret

    April 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Answer: No.
    So Parisian.

  13. Bijou London

    April 8, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Simply beautiful.

  14. shani

    April 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

    No, there is not. It’s like a photo out of another era.


  15. supal {chevrons & éclairs}

    April 8, 2014 at 11:10 am

    This silhouette is stunning! Loving the leg extension in particular. Thank you for the inspiration! x


  16. Liz

    April 8, 2014 at 11:37 am

    such a mysterious shot!!

    giveaway on my blog!


  17. galsandan

    April 8, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Is that leg shape not a bit of a visual cliche by now? (Signalling: Paris, Moulin Rouge, graceful, sophisticated, feminine, sexy, or all of the above?)

    • Monsieur Marcel

      April 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      I could deconstruct that leg shape visual because I find it trite or enjoy it because “it is what it is.”
      I’m biased towards the latter.

  18. Emmi

    April 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! http://finestprocrastination.blogspot.co.uk/

  19. Monica

    April 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    What an amazing photo! This is the epitome of chic. Love it!


  20. Freya - Fashionabe People

    April 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm

  21. tallulah

    April 8, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Breathtaking and memorable.

  22. Allen

    April 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    There are many great cities in this world, but there is only one Paris!
    And there are no other women like Parisian women!

  23. Jennifer

    April 8, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Love this photo!

    xo Jennifer


  24. Carola

    April 8, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    amazing capture!


  25. Trinity

    April 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    No, there isn’t! Lovely!

  26. jared

    April 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Bicycle pumps!

  27. E.T.

    April 9, 2014 at 7:36 am

    YES! the shape of her fingers…
    absolutely lovely. and what a pic!

  28. Name*

    April 9, 2014 at 7:43 am

    great shot. her retro style, how she stretched out her leg in a pointy shoe, and the b/w do the work of this photo. and the place – love this very place in Paris.

  29. Maggie

    April 9, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Love the cape too.

  30. justray

    April 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    There is nothing more beautiful than a woman’s legs.

  31. Carla

    April 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    No, non c’è niente di più aggraziato ed elegante di quella gamba!
    “La classe non è acqua”
    Complimenti per le foto e gli scatti così belli che fai

  32. Annika Tibs

    April 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Phenomenal, her leg! caught my attention before I even read your comment below. wow!

  33. M.

    April 10, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Well, there was one of Garance a good while back I haven’t forgotten. She was half-way into a car on her phone with one very fine leg doing a balancing act.

  34. Martine

    April 12, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Beautiful. Thats the definition of a shapely leg.

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