Friday, January 25, 2013

On the Street…..Somewhere in Frozen Amsterdam, Amsterdam


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  1. Simbarashe

    January 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Winter can’t stop her. And forget the normal winter greys, she has some nice colorful prints on er scarf and pants.

    • andreea

      January 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      cool mummy biker :)

      • Mintfields

        January 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

        Beautiful shot and a lovely dressed girl indeed. But the “mommy” as well as “daddy” bikers in Amsterdam give me chills. I can’t bare looking at them riding really fast and crossing busy roads with little kids strapped their bikes, often one in front and another one in the back with no head helmets.

  2. Neil

    January 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

    That’s the Dam Square!

  3. Daneira

    January 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

    where can you get those pants!????

    • Rosa

      January 26, 2013 at 2:31 am



    January 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Love her pants! nice work scott! you are a trooper taking photos in icy weather!!

  5. Lelli Family

    January 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Lovely ….. I suppose she has a baby ….. WOW!!!!

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  6. aimee

    January 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

    It’s not that cold if she’s not wearing gloves or boots, come visit Chicago!

    • steef

      January 25, 2013 at 10:02 am

      it was fr^##}ing cold! this girl’ smoking, that’s why she’s not wearing her gloves!

    • floris

      January 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

      She has a (leather?) glove on her left hand, but cigarettes and gloves aren’t a great combo. Cigarettes and bicycles are, obviously.

    • Anonymous from Iowa

      January 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Typical Mid-Westerner! I was going to post something along the same lines until I saw that you did. :-)

  7. Juliette Laura

    January 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Love the printed pants! And the bicycle!

    Juliette Laura

  8. Jennifer

    January 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Looks freezing!

    xo Jennifer

  9. Felicia

    January 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Well somewhere.. it’s at the Dam, the most touristic place in Amsterdam.

  10. Denisa

    January 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Very nice pics and I am so happy that we havent now snow and it finished only before some days. Have a great friday.

  11. Jimmy James

    January 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Not just somewhere on the streets, that’s Dam Square


    January 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

  13. EG

    January 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

    This is such a not-fake winter look!

  14. Simon Brown

    January 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Good effort to ride and stay chic in that lot. And without knobbly tyres.

    Well done.

  15. Hoi

    January 25, 2013 at 9:37 am

    That´s Dam Square, with the monument and hotel Krasnapolsky in the background

  16. Sadikin Gani

    January 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I love her style. With keffiyeh she looks very cool.

  17. Elena

    January 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Very interesting shot! She looks so funny with her childishly angry face:)

  18. Jenn S.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Love the outfit, but a baby & a cigarette? Low fashion.

    • roelien

      January 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      not keen on smoking myself, but… do you see a baby anywhere near?

      • Jenn S.

        February 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        That’s a baby carrier she’s got her backpack in. I’m just assuming… :)

  19. Margaux Shops For You

    January 25, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Ha I like that it’s all frozen and snowy but she is still on the bike, with a backpack, a kid’s seat, a cross body bag and of course, a fag!! That’s way cool!

    • steef

      January 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

      our bikes are the only way of transportation in Amsterdam. the tram is not an option when you have kids….

  20. Rachelle

    January 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    her jeans are fab, it looks so cold there.


  21. Laura

    January 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Frozen indeed! Love the print on her pants and scarf!

  22. Marián

    January 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

  23. Black and Olive

    January 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Amazing look! Just love the neutral color combination and texture!

  24. Black and Olive

    January 25, 2013 at 10:02 am


    January 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

  26. MB@YarnUiPhoneAPp

    January 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I commend her for riding her bike in the snow. Kinda slippery, but brave. Boy, I’m not sure I would do. Still clever to put backpack in the baby’s seat. I would like to walk around Amsterdam to see how slender people are compared to folks in the U.S. Does all that apparent bike riding that the citizenry do really make a difference? Does it burn off the calories from croissants consumed with a pad of butter? Coffee laden with cream? Wine by the glassful nightly at dinner?

    • Lilian

      January 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      Yes it does!

  27. Anna

    January 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

    It’s 5 degrees bellow zero. Dutch people are troopers, she’s not wearing gloves, because she want’s to smoke.

  28. Alice

    January 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

    So cute! She has inspired me to ride my bike this foggy, drizzly morning, instead of copping out and taking the car.

  29. Albertine, NYC

    January 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

    It’s just a matter of time and she’ll be screaming: “Ecce bombooo”

  30. Michelle Lee

    January 25, 2013 at 10:35 am

  31. Joy

    January 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    she looks so happy! :)
    Fab pants!

  32. Wimereux

    January 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Loving the prolific volume of posts going up recently. It was so hard over Christmas and New Year when there were so few updates (I got sick of seeing that man in the jacket on the ski slope) and now it’s great – something new every day. Thanks :)

  33. Nico

    January 25, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Great coat but girl you can’t face snow with sneakers!

  34. Diva In Me

    January 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Looks pretty cold. I like her bangs =)

  35. berenger

    January 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Long sheepskin coats with a hood are the answer to cold weather style! I would love one… She looks great and warm, apart from the pumps and her fag hand.

  36. Melena

    January 25, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Sorry, but I don’t like at all…

  37. john b pritchett

    January 25, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Amsterdam is beautiful but the cold, as I sit in 60-ish temperatures, makes me shiver. Brrrr! Great photo!

  38. cp (@cyrusPavel)

    January 25, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Adidas! #swag

  39. Maya

    January 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Frozen winter:) great photo!

  40. monkeyshines

    January 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm



  41. Lena

    January 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Tolle Pastelltöne

  42. juhu

    January 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    i’ll be there next week. once more: i’ll be there next week!! i’m so happy. although, only for one night. i also like her fresh outfit. the colors are refreshing, really.

  43. liz

    January 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    love the print on her pants!

  44. Martina Longhi

    January 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Life is HARD in winter…

    Donde esta el sol, please?!!


  45. Els

    January 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    This looks so familiar, you can find any number of Dutch mommies braving the snow on bikes. Although admittedly, not all of them look that yummie!

  46. Susie

    January 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Cozy and utilitarian – love.

    Sea and Swank

  47. Iliyana

    January 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  48. Eva

    January 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Stylish and ready for the cold. Great shot!

  49. Tuomo

    January 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Nice picture! But if somebody likes to see a lot of snow and frozen people, now it’s time to take a trip to Finland ;)

  50. BikePretty

    January 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Excellent example of #vikingbiking

    • Monsieur Marcel

      January 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Cool comment…like your blog…ride safe.

      • BikePretty

        January 26, 2013 at 2:23 am

        Thanks! I’m a fan of LGRAB as well!

  51. estha

    January 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    just saw reportage about you on local tv here (Nederland 3. DWDD). wish I was in Amsterdam today, big fan of you :)

  52. Daniel

    January 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    She’s adorable.

  53. IS THIS IT? models review

    January 25, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    hehe when my family in South Italy these days tells me it’s cold there all I can do is to smile… :)

  54. Soulofashopper

    January 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I just love winter! The pants are really cute.

  55. kate

    January 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    her eyes say winter..

  56. katja

    January 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    So cool you were interviewed in dwdd! Next book signing I hope to be there! enjoy amsterdam!

  57. nicola lynde

    January 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    This girl embodies winter cycling in Northern Europe, bundled. Beautiful colours against the snow though.

  58. jessica

    January 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I can barely WALK in ice and snow, let alone ride a unicycle in it. She’s my new here.

  59. Andy

    January 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Who would seriously consider riding a bike in that wheather? I don’t even have a driver’s licence, so I ride my bike pretty much constantly. But as soon as the snow sets in, a cyclist is basically an accident waiting to happen. Especially if you (like the girl above) are trying to smoke a cigarette while riding your bike.

  60. Darrell

    January 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    It was like 28 degrees F, hardly 5 degrees below zero!
    It’s been hovering around 0 in parts of the Midwest, with the wind chill well below 0F. When it is that cold, fashion goes out the window. Unless you like to be missing body parts after the frostbite hits.

    It hit 19F today and it felt like Spring compared to the last ten days. Shoveling snow didn’t even seem too bad.

    • Martine

      January 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      yeah..28 degrees is swampy heat as far as I am concerned.

  61. AET

    January 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I hate to be a downer – but that looks miserable!

    Trying to navigate a snowy street with a big backpack, a bicycle, shoes that will not keep your feet dry, and (somewhere) a child? That’s one adventure I will gladly pass up. I have enough trouble trying to walk a dog in the city without getting frostbite right now.

    This isn’t about being romantic or fashionable- it’s the slogging logistics of real day-to-day life.

  62. Martine

    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Is that a bay contraption? Wow! She is a die hard girl!

  63. Lydia

    January 26, 2013 at 4:29 am

    I aim to be such a stylish mum in the future!

  64. stylewaffle

    January 26, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Love where the bag is….. It adds a great motorbike vibe to the picture…. and then you spot the baby seat!

  65. Kevin van Diest | The Viewfinder

    January 26, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Nice to see another shot made in The Netherlands …gives me the feeling that our country is also worth the effort.

    This shot is kinda different, because of her holding that bike..which is kinda blocking our view to see her outfit. Nice shot …

  66. uwe

    January 26, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    The winter-time will end!!!

  67. elle Quinn

    January 27, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Love the scarf/hood/bangs combo, cosy and cute! BTW people, pretty sure thats not a cigarette in her hand, after all… it is Amsterdam and not that many people roll their own any more. Just sayin’

  68. MaryAnn

    January 27, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    To be honest? I’m loving the snow shots! Layers are always fun and here in Perth, Australia, we never get to wear more than one or two. Come and shoot our beach gear!

  69. Rosemarie

    January 28, 2013 at 5:18 am

    That is not just ‘somewhere’ in Amsterdam. That is our Dam Square…….In Dutch we just say: De Dam
    The statue behind her is our National Monument, a white stone pillar designed by J.J.P. Oud and erected in 1956 to memorialize the victims of World War II. We come together every year here on May 4th to commemorate and pay tribute to all victims, and our Queen lays flowers there every year. De entire country partcipates in 2 minutes of silence. Cardrivers pull to the side, people stop talking (in bars etc as well) and every tv channel tunes in. Really, this is not just somewhere….haha

    Love the picture..BTW!

  70. Mazy

    January 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for including some practical style inspiration for us Mumma’s! It’s not always easy getting it right when your main priority is looking after a little one, but this lady does it very well.

  71. Seok Hyun

    January 29, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I love her eyes staring at something strangely.

  72. Peter Grondhuis

    November 14, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Warm feeling if I see Amsterdam in such a beautiful picture.

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