Tuesday, November 2, 2010

On the Street….39th St., New York


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  1. Lee Oliveira

    November 2, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Loving the darkness of this shot with a splash of yellow..
    She is fabulous

  2. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Very nice! Do u like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCqcjgOx4e4

  3. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 9:31 am

    I love the tattoo

  4. marcelo

    November 2, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I've love that jaguar tattoo on her left arm! Let's sartorialize!

  5. Bronwyn

    November 2, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I love her bike and tattoo….

  6. Click on Styles

    November 2, 2010 at 9:40 am

  7. alefashion

    November 2, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I like it!

    very sporty style!

    XXxx Ale

  8. Patricia L

    November 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

    OOH the tattoos and the pink bike!

  9. Ale

    November 2, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Nice tattoo!!


  10. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Tattoos-ugly. Cigarette-yuck. Bike-good.

  11. Miss Molly

    November 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

    nice shot! i really want to go to NYC!


  12. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

    So cool!!!


    November 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

    great tatoo…

  14. Nancie

    November 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

    awesome shot, love the tats!

  15. pmarin

    November 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

    where are the brakes?

  16. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Her bike has no brakes. Not good.

  17. Danielle

    November 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I love the tattoo on her left arm! :)



  18. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

    God I LOVE New York.


    November 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I love her bike and her animal print tattoos.


  20. Mlle Paradis

    November 2, 2010 at 10:23 am

    your pictures get more and more beautiful and light filled. loved the pomodori pelati too!

  21. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

    it might be a back pedal brake bike. cute hat and cute girl (save for the cigarette)

  22. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 10:32 am

    it's a back peddle bike, peddle the opposite direction to stope

  23. Vanessa

    November 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

    It's a fixed wheel bike, they don't have breaks, instead you pedal backwards to stop.

    Other than that- sweet look!

  24. Yajaira

    November 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I didn't know if it was a she or a he..
    Nice Tattoo..

  25. breugels

    November 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

    looks like not a lot of stylish people that day.

  26. The Strodeleys

    November 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

    The bike is a fixie. That's why no brakes. Also no gears. It is not back peddle brakes though. Fixies were used for training but started gaining popularity because they were inexpensive. Usually they are very uniquely decorated by their riders. The speed is completely controlled by peddling, even slowing down. No costing on this bike.

    …. Great pic!

  27. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 10:56 am

    There'd better be a helmet in that bag.

    Sure, you might look like a dork, but your brains on a curb isn't very cool, either.

  28. Angel

    November 2, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Some will have 1 break on their bike, but most don't. You have to force the bike to stop, its hard to explain. Fixies are cool but they are a trend among the kiddies and young messenger's. Track bikes and the city are about 'WHEN' you'll be hit by a car.

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  29. Petey

    November 2, 2010 at 10:59 am


  30. SabinePsynopsis

    November 2, 2010 at 11:00 am

    i'm seeing all these fascinating tattoos lately!

  31. Sara

    November 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

  32. Avantika Sharma

    November 2, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Wow! Look at those tattoos!

  33. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Cool ring.

  34. kareyann

    November 2, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Hmmmm, not so much here, bike is nice, though.

  35. Vinda Sonata

    November 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

  36. Rachel

    November 2, 2010 at 11:51 am

    It's nice to see a little punky spunk on here. I can dig it : )

  37. Frozen Fashion

    November 2, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Purposeful & completely undaunted!

  38. AKM

    November 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

  39. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Great shot – stunning colors, light and shadows.

    I bike in NYC daily and don't know why she opts for tight jeans – ugh!

  40. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Nice shot Scott!! have you been in Argentine…when are you going to post the images you'd take there?? for more pics of cycling in NY : empires begin http://empirebegins.com/ ; best regards! Martín.

  41. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    It's a track bike – track bikes don't have any brakes. It's what cyclists ride in the city. And how your knees get worn out. But they sure do look cool.

  42. Flea For Fashion

    November 2, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    this is a perfect mix of Punk and grunge!


  43. Anna

    November 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    very cool!

    I live riding bycicle…


  44. "Guppy" Honaker

    November 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    What a wonderful picture, with her yellow hat in controlled contrast to the rest of the picture. I really like that bike, but not sure I'd want to ride around on such an old bike in fast-paced NYC!

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    • Travis

      September 22, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      Do you know the type of bike?

  45. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

  46. Hilary

    November 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Urgh…why must you highlight the ladies with the tats?
    Not chic.

  47. Lauren

    November 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Killer arm tattoo. She's got such swagger and confidence. Love it!

    Hand drawn:
    My Closet in Sketches

  48. Big City Nights

    November 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Love the hat, rolled up tight jeans, and bike.

  49. Minx

    November 2, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    She's got great legs!

  50. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    November 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm


  51. Mileide Almeida

    November 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

  52. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Brilliant bike shot once again. Serious bike rebel with the black shirt, rings, sig and tattoo, yet a big splash of fun with the pink bike, pink bracelet and yellow cap. I would select her on my ciclistas fashionadas team. Andale!

  53. the anonymous blonde trickster

    November 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    What a crazy tattoo! Wouldn't it be wild if she had i all over her body?


  54. jimjims

    November 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm


    great shot. raw and edgy…!


  55. fashionslap.net

    November 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I honestly like the effect of the tattoo and the bike makes the photo. Nice one. You should make a coffee table book of your photos I would buy it.

  56. L. T.

    November 2, 2010 at 2:48 pm

  57. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    All the disdain for tattoos is such a generational thing. Oh well, they're here to stay amongst the classier, intelligent, educated and generally awesome young people of today, so too bad!

  58. Elena Vasilieva

    November 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    oh, wow, there are no words, so hip


  59. Noumia's papers

    November 2, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Biker girl ! Love the tatoo :)



  60. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    It's the little extras in this picture– the tattoos, the rings, the necklace around her neck, the pink bike, yellow hat. Otherwise, you're just not into the bike culture.

  61. CaliforniaCandy

    November 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    The best thing she is wearing is her confidence…


  62. Eryl

    November 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    She appears to have such inner strength; if she were my daughter I'd be incredibly proud.

  63. Liz S

    November 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Now that's an interesting take on leopard. Love it!

  64. photo_120

    November 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Its a great look, the cotton cap matching her grips.

    I love that she has what looks like flyers in her spokes.

    She has real bikers shins!

  65. Angeles Almuna Design

    November 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm

  66. Sonia

    November 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Not my kind of style but defo unique.

  67. Emma Winn

    November 2, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I really like her tattoo. Instead of making a profound statement it works just like a fashion accessory kind of like jewellery – love this idea


  68. JESSA

    November 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I see her biking around the city.. LOVE her tattoo.

  69. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Funny thing. I saw her this morning too! Quite an outfit for a chilly day in New York. I'd be freezing!!!

  70. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Wow! As I was walking into 135 w 29th street to pick up a package today, a man who looks at your website recognized me from this picture, and told me about it. I absolutely LOVE the way it came out. I don't have any good pictures of me with my bike. If you wouldn't mind,(?) I'd like to save it. You are a great photographer my friend!
    Much love, Kat.

    • Travis

      September 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      What kind of bike is that I’m in love with it!!

  71. Out_of_FOCUS

    November 2, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    great photo! love the tattoo!!

  72. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    hope she doesn't lock that bike on the street in nyc….

  73. Anonymous

    November 2, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    It cracks me up that everyone is pointing out what's impractical about this woman: biking in tight jeans, not wearing a helmet, trendy dangerous bike, not much clothing on a cold day etc. That's what fashion's all about folks. My fellow fans, almost every fashionable woman portrayed on this blog (especially the Italians) are completely impractical! Wearing high heels, a short skirt and carrying a tiny little purse in a cold city is equally ludicrous from a safety, practicality and maneuverability point of view! And yet we applaud the stiletto-glad woman skittering about on European cobble-stones. Personally, I'm thrilled to see a woman who isn't all Barbie-hair and glamor for a change. She doesn't give a rat's behind if you don't dig her style, because there are plenty of fellow NYC bike girls who think she looks beautiful. Bike on baby!!

  74. Alex

    November 3, 2010 at 12:13 am

    sweet thigh, la la.
    i want skin jeans like that and the legs to put them into.

  75. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 2:07 am

    nobody heard of fixed gear? looks like a Tallahassee girl in NY placement, down to the spoke card. Beautiful.

  76. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 2:40 am

    She looks sharp and strong and, as my mom would put it, "full of the devil" … lovely!

    @ Eryl–that's one of the sweetest comments I've read here. If you have a daughter, she's a lucky kid. :)

  77. Sheila

    November 3, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Haters gonna hate, but this is ace. All of it. /Especially/ the tattoo.

  78. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Are the leopard spots a tattoo or body paint? I love them!!!

  79. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 9:41 am

    FINALLY! a real biker girl with a truly stylish ride. i was waiting to see this. nice.

  80. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Think what you may Anonymous at 2:52, but once you and your tattooed friends get older, your tats will droop and wrinkle just like your face.

  81. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Her hat wears the emblem of Flanders …

  82. Claire Hensley

    November 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Have you people never heard of a Fixed Gear bike? You simply remove all the breaks, which makes the bike lighter and an easier ride. But stopping the bike is another story… Great shot though. I like how you capture style in many forms. I follow your blog ritually, and you never disappoint!

  83. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Bike Messengers have influenced hipster street style big time.

  84. Anonymous

    November 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    so punk!!!

  85. terry

    November 3, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    This beautiful biker chic is my daughter! I loved reading all the comments, good and bad. What can I say? To me, she is a beautiful,confident,free spirit person, that loves life! Not crazy about the tatoo either…but if you knew her, she is the cutest,sweetest,funny girl! Love u!


    November 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Thats right Terry! Yall don't know skrimp about skrimp bro! It is entertaining to actually read some of these comments. Homegirl is working hard right now. the bike is not old (I sold it to her 2010), nor do we "take the breaks off so its lighter and easier to ride?" haha. This photo dexterously portrays the simplicity of our everyday lifestyle. Not to offend anyone; although it is a little funny how much hate I've felt reading these comments. After delivering your packages in the rain sleet and snow all day ere' day, give a little respect to someone else's lifestyle. Nice flick Sartorialist. Ill see yall on the street. !QuikTrak Represent!

  87. Solomon

    November 4, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Awesome style! Totally New York..

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  88. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 3:10 am

    there is nothing funnier than women who dye their hair, get botox and plastic surgery and starve themselves having issues with people with tattoos. My mother's tasteful tattoos that she got 25 years ago are just as lovely now as they were when she got them and she can actually smile and move her facial muscles since she doesn't do all the fake crap.

    this girl is a great snap shot of what is so common and wonderful in cities in the US. It's not revolutionary for any of us that actually live in cities but I think it's great you are exposing more sheltered people to real street style.

    as for wearing tight pants, the last thing you want to have happen is catching your pants in the chain.

  89. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 5:58 am

    To me push bikers and japanese kids
    share the same WACKINESS!

  90. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    She looks fit and happy. So nice to see. That bike is killer. I just noticed the scrapes on her legs. Be careful on those streets girl!

  91. Adele

    November 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I usually think this kind of outfit looks sloppy but I really like this one.

  92. Dana

    November 4, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    This so much more of a 'look' than an outfit…she is amazing because of her tattoo, her bike, her piercing, her cigarette. Leopard print tattoo is so incredible! Jealous.

  93. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    to the people critical of this here adorably bold girl, chill out and maybe comment less on what you don't understand. she's great! first, the bike. yes its a track bike. this one is particularly great. it has the simplicity of 90's calvin klein with the outlandish palette of 80's stephen sprouse. for those who think track bikes are dangerous, just accept you don't ride them and you don't now what youre talking about. most of those who ride track bikes, not the trendsters, but the ones who will be riding for years if not for the rest of their lives, know exactly what theyre doing. hands down, theyre the best street riders in any city.

  94. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    for those crying about her not wearing a helmet, odd how you didn't say anything about her cigarette. im guessing it has a lot to do with the how participants in conventional society so accept them despite the fact that theyre so incredibly harmful.

    people should wear helmets if they want. great, if you feel safer.

    there have been many studies that have shown drivers get closer to cyclists who wear helmets thus helmets are actually more dangerous. also, id bet this girl is safe as heck although im sure to the lay person it appears to all be quite dangerous.

    and riding in tight jeans is safer and more practical… imagine being a runner and wearing something baggy. that would be ridiculous, no one does it. i bet her jeans are a softer, more giving denim as well.

    this girl knows EXACTLY what she is doing!

  95. Anonymous

    November 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    what. a. fox.

  96. appledweller

    November 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    that great looking biker chic is my beautiful daughter . a total free spirit full of fierce independence and a golden heart . We raised her that whatever path she followed in life we would always be there to walk beside her . We love her very muck and couldn't be more proud of her . Ride on biker chic and WEAR THAT DAMNED HELMET I BOUGHT YOU

  97. andeh

    November 5, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I love it how people have such different opinions :)

    Seeing girls like her, always makes me happy, because most girls nowadays are those barbie type girls which never leave the house without heels and makeup…and I'm fine with that, because I sometimes wish I was one of those barbies, but I'm not, I can't and I think I never will be one of them… so seeing normal, naturally beautiful girls, which don't necessarily care about make-up and long hair and stuff, make me really happy that not every girl is such a make-up addict and still they are gorgeous :)

    I don't know what to say about tattoos… I love some, I hate some… her leopard tattoo is awesome :) and I think, we should stop thinking about how tattoos will look in the future when we get older…because, old skin looks ugly either so… tattoos or not.

    What I love the most about this picture is that even though this girl looks more like a tomboy, she has that cute pink bike which is amazing ♥♥

  98. Anonymous

    November 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Style points: 100 out of 100
    Hip & urban and she owns her look completely

    Helmet & cigarette points: 0 out of 100
    Her life, her choice, but distracting in a pic because it makes me think the person is a little icky for smoking and a little too vain for a helmet

    I'm not the judge, but I do think it distracts from the fashion.

  99. Anonymous

    November 5, 2010 at 10:43 am

    have some respect. shes her own person doing her own thing. we are not judges, this isnt reality tv. she doesnt need a "makeover". trying to be perfect is as ridiculous as trying to be a unicorn, it doesnt exist. we are getting a little view, via an image, of someones life. she is one reason why i love new york. shes not afraid of who she is. STOP HATING!

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    November 7, 2010 at 7:27 am

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  101. Anonymous

    November 7, 2010 at 11:57 am

    love her attitude

  102. Anonymous

    November 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

  103. RuthHenriquez

    November 11, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    She's jaunty, athletic, bold, confident, pretty, photogenic, and — best of all — she actually has some flesh on her bones.

  104. Anonymous

    November 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Sexy tomboy look. Love the skinny jeans turned up.

  105. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Too bad she's wearing this separatist flemish cap…

  106. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Too bad I'm wearing this cap? im sorry, but I happen to like alot of the products vermarc has.

  107. Anonymous

    December 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Wow, so many ridiculous comments on here. If she was a Milanese waif tottering through traffic in 6 inch heels with a cigarette in hand, you folks would only comment on her fabulous fur coat or her sleek coif. Here though everyone has to weigh in on this gorgeous girl's "unhealthy" cigarette, tattoos, lack of helmet, and "political" bike cap. Totally absurd and hypocritical. This girl is as stylish as any woman in Paris; the problem is you don't understand street style.

  108. Anonymous

    January 23, 2011 at 3:03 am

    dude this chicks adorable with her beat up shins, pink fixed-gear bike, puma speed cats, pops of color, confident swagger AND her cigarette and no-helmet-ness.
    there is something weird about picking and choosing what parts you like and would leave out.

  109. Anonymous

    February 22, 2011 at 3:27 am

    tattoo is so whack, probably going to regret that in 4 months! but cool bike :)

  110. bird

    April 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    omg no brakes! ack! haha. what a great shot. you have such an eye for lighting. le sigh. looks like she belongs in portland, or. im lucky enough to see hot biker mamas like this everyday! cheers!

  111. Almquist

    May 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    stopping for the city biker is always meaningful – case in point. love the balance and physical tension.

  112. Asbury

    October 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Makes me miss NYC, in a big-big way.

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