Wednesday, August 26, 2009

On the Street….New York Bike, NYC

Maybe it is all of the new bike lanes (thanks Mayor Bloomberg), but New Yorkers have fallen in love with their bikes again. What I am proud of is that like any real style capital New Yorkers are doing it their way – sporty, sexy, and built for speed.

Just look at the difference between these New York ladies I shot yesterday and the young ladies Garance shot recently in Amsterdam. I’m not saying one is better than the other, but it is great that something like this can be so reflective of a cultures taste and aesthetics.


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  1. James Taylor

    August 26, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I like girl number two please.

  2. Maria

    August 26, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Amazing pictures!! (as always) =)


    August 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Love those 'fire engine red' patent jazz shoes!

  4. Fashion4Life

    August 26, 2009 at 10:14 am

    my god i love it!! every single one is perfect and amazing!! ra-ra!

  5. Couture Millinery Atelier.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Amen to that! I thought Europe is the only place you could see beautiful fashion riding a bike. Fantastic pictures!

  6. pink avenue

    August 26, 2009 at 10:16 am

    great bikes and beautiful (and original) outfits, especially the top photo

  7. vavavinny

    August 26, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I second that Style Scanner! Girl numbr 3, despite looking like an American Apparel model, rocks those patent salmon shoes!

  8. anissa

    August 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

    i love all the yellow in the first one :)

  9. The Glamorous Housewife

    August 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I adore the first dress, especially with the yellow bike! Perfection.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  10. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

    i love number ones dress! the detail is delicious
    number twos style is impecable, and her bag!
    but riding in heels? now that's impressive

  11. ana

    August 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

    I love the yellow bike!!!! and the white dress is soo pretty

  12. I'm a mean street kid.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

    wish i could bike around NYC as well

  13. Sasha

    August 26, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I saw the most beautiful bike with a leather seat and leather handlebars on Nantucket this week. these pictures are great:)

  14. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    August 26, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I like the shoes on the first picture, and the blouse on the second woman. My favorite overall is the third one, there seems to be better construction on her dress, and more leg is very good in this instance. Also the sharp color contrast between the dress and the shoes. The fact that colors do not touch avoid the eye-popping blue-right-against-orange. I wish we could see the back but it looks like a basic black leather tote. Always good in my book!
    Jorge from WPB

  15. Dorkys Ramos

    August 26, 2009 at 10:41 am

    The first one looks so cute, but I'd be terrified of my skirt getting caught in the wheels!

    The second girl looks very cool.

  16. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Love the young lady on the yellow bike, what a cute dress.

  17. style odyssey

    August 26, 2009 at 10:49 am

    just look at those pops of color, so yummy and fresh!
    such happy, carefree images. this makes me want to get a bike again.

  18. miss sophie

    August 26, 2009 at 10:49 am

    the girl in the first photo is wearing a ko.des convertible bag! i have the same on in burgundy leather. LOVE it and have gotten so many compliments from strangers.

    i also love her dress – with her yellow bike it's perfect!

  19. flaneuse

    August 26, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I love the top of second girl. So classy!

  20. joshylola

    August 26, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Fantastic number two picture

  21. Suzan

    August 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I'm sorry to say but I don't see much difference between the photos in your posts and Garance's: it's all cute girls on bikes, right?

  22. catherine

    August 26, 2009 at 10:55 am

    i'm free like a river… when i'm with my bike, good pictures

  23. marielys

    August 26, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Visit Great deals on sandals and heels!!!

  24. Polly R

    August 26, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I love what the second girl is wearing. But I adore that YELLOW bike! xx

  25. JouJou Loves You

    August 26, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Yes…girl number two. Love the dark hair. Something about her.

  26. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I know it's not so stylish… but where are their helmets?

  27. TheBeautyFile

    August 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Beautiful photos. I love the yellow bike.

  28. norawoah

    August 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

    First of all HOT ORANGE/PINK SHOES! AMAZING! Secondly, I love riding my bike around the city. Go girls, get that bike on!

  29. Wine Girl

    August 26, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Absolutely in lovee with the first picture. The maxi dress with the colored details on top with yellow bike AND sandals??! a-mazing.
    The second one is soo elegant. A luxurious biker. And the third, omg the shoe color! just perfect with the blue.

  30. Ingrid

    August 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Ohh, I love the yellow bike!

  31. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Fenders/chain guard for the NYC ladies (the Amsterdam ladies already know) – you'll appreciate how it'll prevent you from getting chain grease on your legs or pretty skirts/pants.


  32. BLOCO arquitetura

    August 26, 2009 at 11:45 am

    second lady is the incredible model Luciana Curtis! Really beautiful, inteligent and sharp style person…
    Edu from Brazil

  33. Hadley Gets Crafty

    August 26, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I love how their shoes all coordinate with their bicycles, esp. #1!

    Bike <3

  34. Joyce

    August 26, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Dorkys Ramos, don't be afraid to ride a bike in a dress–fenders help a great deal, and you can purchase or make a skirt guard. The delights of riding around dressed as you please outweigh the risks by far.

    I can't wait to see how the year-round cyclists will look this fall and winter!

  35. Samantha Nandez

    August 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

    That's great that NYC is becoming more bike friendly!

    Love the styles, I particularly like the shorts and flouncy shirt combo.

  36. Max

    August 26, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I like the third pic the most. Mostly because of the bike, but I like the colors on her outfit as well.

  37. Revolution Vintage

    August 26, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    LOVE all of the photos. Beautiful summer style!

  38. ingefaer

    August 26, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    for once I am not really sure I see what you are getting at! I don't see that much difference between the Amsterdam and New York girls on bikes? Am I missing something? Pictures are wonderful as always. The last one is very colorful with the blue dress and red shoes, maybe that is what you mean?
    PS just received your book in the mail – I am LOVING it.

  39. donna

    August 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    girl #2 is really cute but i'd be too paranoid to leave my bag in the front basket when riding.

  40. one way boomerang

    August 26, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I agree! the 1st girl's dress is perfect, love the yellow bike!

  41. Soren Lorensen

    August 26, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    bottom picture?

    there's no place like home

  42. Dream Sequins

    August 26, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Which reminds me– I need to buy myself a chic, vintage looking bicycle. With a basket. I love all these looks! Quintessential downtown NY.

  43. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Built for speed? I'm not sure if that's the case. You can't really go that fast without proper clipless pedals and accompanying shoes.

  44. Joan

    August 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    The first dress looks like a DIY project I need to start immediately before summer is completely over.

  45. vvn

    August 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    why doesn't anyone wear helmuts?

  46. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Helmets please.

    Helmet hair is way more attractive than a skull fracture.

  47. Ljerka-Susanna-Lukic

    August 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm


  48. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I love these! If you had them anywhere in London, they'd stolen after 5 minutes. Bad times.

  49. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    The one on the yellow bike is Jeralyn Gerba, the NYC editor of Daily Candy. I can't believe Scott has never shot her before.

  50. Janna

    August 26, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Is the second girl Lucianna Curtis??
    I think you broke your model rule, Scott :)

  51. Carole

    August 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I loved riding my bike in Paris, but now that I live in NYC, I'm too afraid of the cabs…
    Great pics as usual !

  52. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    August 26, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful pictures, but the bike culture in Amsterdam is of another level compared to in New York. :)

  53. Renato Saavedra

    August 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    hi, is the second girl luciana curtis, ex brazilian top model????? she`s so perfect!!!! congratulations for the home page…

  54. Martin

    August 26, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    When I came across your fabulous photos of these lovely creatures and their bicycles, I knew right away that in the comments I would read about their not wearing helmets. And I knew that I would be incredibly annoyed. I'm not sure why. Is it because I'm Dutch and here we do not wear helmets for day to day riding of casual bicycles? Are we backward in this sense to Americans, as in our eating habits and waistlines? Should bicycle riding be reserved for those who can afford helmets, expensive racing bikes and gobs of lycra? Or am I annoyed just because I'm Dutch and we tend to be annoyed by almost everything, and have I already lost my mind here? Or is it because if you're going to be worried about other people's welfare, are bicycle helmits a good place to start?

  55. Eli

    August 26, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Hey Sartorialist! I Must say I was living in Maastricht, Netherlands, for 4 months, and people there was extremely stylish and well dressed! that surprise me a lot actually, their taste is quite classic but well combined with the last trends…I don't disagree with you that NY people seem to have something special when talking about mode, but I was amazed how great they look on their bikes in their chic style!
    bisous from Barcelona, Lili

  56. p. dot

    August 26, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    How funny! I woke up this morning (in London) and posted something again about my new friend, Kari, the 'babe on the bike' I met in Southampton recently. Another blogger said you were doing a series on girls & bikes but she said it BEFORE you posted this! (Or Garance, for that matter). It's like this meme that's hit people around the world.

    If you'd like to see mine, it's on my blog: (2nd post… actually, 3rd is a French babe BY a bike… a motorbike).

    Lovely shots. I like the middle one best.

  57. Heidi

    August 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    How pretty! That second girl must be a model.

  58. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Luciana é linda! Brazilian women are the most beautiful ones, indeed. hihi

  59. Her name was Lola

    August 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Hooray for New York's biker girls!


  60. Fran Rosa

    August 26, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    The second picture is totally perfect!!!

  61. Marie El.

    August 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Who says u can´t bike and look stylish? Scandinavians can prove it for sure!

  62. SM

    August 26, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    One of the few things I soo miss moving from Berlin to the UK – cycling. It allows you to wear high heels the whole day without any pains. Handbags are a bit of an issue, though… but pic no. 2 gives the perfect solution (apart from looking stunning): a basket. And isn't that quite fashionable in Holland, too?

  63. tuetre

    August 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Girl number two!! Sporty and feminine all at once!

  64. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    in ny they see it as exercise, in amsterdam it's just transportation.

  65. Nikki - - Monomestile - -

    August 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Stylish girls on bikes: my favourite! Girl #2 is my favourite.
    I love your bike pictures, and your definately right about individual culture being reflected through their style. Amsterdam almost seems more pretty and relaxed, but NY has got that fierce, fast, sexy feel to it.

  66. Fashion London Life

    August 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    ces photos sont très très chouettes!


    August 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I'll take the dress from the first pic (the embroidery is TO DIE FOR!) and the shoes from pic three and I'd wear them both together … goodness me … why in the world not? ;)

    Thank you for another round of delightfully darling photos.

  68. Intrinsically Florrie

    August 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I just LOVE the detail on the first girl's dress- it's so gorgeous.
    The second one has a really pretty top, I like the neckline on it too- very sweet. The bag is also nice.

    Florrie x

  69. Antonio Barros

    August 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Amazing pics! The 2nd one is my favorite and the 1st one is adorable!!

    the singular

  70. Mrs. Lovely

    August 26, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Girl # 2 = Luciana Curtis, brazilian model.

  71. Meindert

    August 26, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Somehow I also don't get the point about the comparison with Amsterdam bikes. Especially because the links that were used show two times the same black ladysbike (which to be honoust are very popular in holland, amongst women and men) and once the commercial bikes for rent. This is hardly representative for the Dutch bike culture. Plus there is a reason why Dutch bike especially in Amsterdam looking shabby (and sometimes chic nontheless). Because bike theft is everywhere! Forget about locks etc. They will cut them, they will come with trucks and load many bikes in at once. So better you take an old cheap bike, and don't worry too much. We also have a common thing like bike insurance for our expensive bike, but it is still annoying to find your bike stolen.

    About the helmets… I don't see why you need one. You actually don't reach that high speeds to be in much danger of cracking your skull. Plus cycling shouldn't be about reaching high speeds it should be about being enjoying the outside while getting where u want quicker than by foot. Or maybe that is my Dutch sentiment. In any case, no one in Amsterdam wears a helmet, and don't think the traffic isn't crazy there, because it is, and there are many more bikes that go wherever they want.

  72. Chukker

    August 26, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Soho and bycicles are a great combination nowadays. Prince St has a bike lane that is so cool!!!
    These girls here are so fresh!!!
    Love them…

  73. jackie

    August 26, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    if they were wearing helmets they wouldnt be pictured. someone please make a helmet that's cute!

  74. Serena

    August 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I love biking and I love fashion, but helmets are really a necessity in NYC. I used to have a bike like girl #1 and rode around in cute skirts until I got sideswiped on 6th Avenue (yes, there is a bike line on 6th and yes, I was paying attention. some guy needed to get through the light). I received 48 stitches to the head and suffer from crazy migraines. I was told I was lucky to get away so easily. I will wear a geeky helmet until a more fashionable one can be found!

  75. Laura

    August 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I love the bright patent shoes in the third picture, also the second picture I love the shoes and top she is wearing. i almost purchased ones that look just like that from Marc Jacobs.

  76. virtual styling

    August 26, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    WOW!What a small world i saw the 2nd women that exact same day and i said to myself how graceful she looked on that bike and then to know that you took a picture of here and i was that close to seeing you just BLOWS MY MIND!

    check out my blog:

  77. On-the-Spot

    August 26, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    la photo avec la fille en bleu est magnifique. I've got a track bike in Paris and I think that riding looks are very fashions

  78. zazoza

    August 26, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    dont you just love luciana curtis? gorgeous!

  79. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I love this blog, and clothing. But, even though they aren't cute, please, please, please *wear a helmet.* They seriously can make the difference between needing a band-aid and being in a coma/dead. Really. It's not worth the risk.

  80. UnoCosa

    August 26, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Since i won my Topshop bicycle this summer, i've been riding it to work as much as i can … fighting the traffic in the city is no-easy task but i really enjoyed the daily "oxygen-overdose" – and glad to be able to stay away from subway!!! – it's so fabulous to see those stylish photos … i'am glad that i'm not the only one who chose style over helmet :-)) … !!! great post, xoxo

  81. Adriano Gonçalves

    August 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    The second girl is Brazilian Luciana Curtis. By the way, when people ride a bike, the city gets more human.

  82. booksexy

    August 26, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I'm almost embarrassed to admit this (almost, but not quite) – but because of your bike photos I went out and bought a bike with a back rack and saddlebags to run my errands around town on. I love it! I even had them put fenders on it, even though I doubt I'll ever take it out in the rain. It took me a few days to figure out how to ride again, but now I'm on it as much as possible. The Sartorialist: Saving the planet & looking good while doing it.

  83. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I love my bicycle so much. I bought fancy lady western boots to match it.

  84. SequinsandBangles

    August 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I love the yellow bike in the first picture, and the detail on the dress! I also love the fact that she is wearing bike friendly heels & that she can actually cycle in them! I love the little basket in the second picture and the beautiful collar detail on the t-shirt, and I love the bright shoes in the third! I've been thinking a lot of getting a bicycle recently, I think it is such a romantic way to travel a city as a young woman! :)

  85. Devi

    August 26, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    girl #2 is gorgeous. First thing I noticed was her blouse. I love it. I like Bike #1 the most.

  86. volando entre cisnes

    August 26, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I love your photos!!!I'll follow visiting your blog!!

  87. Kat

    August 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    the dress in the first pic is fantastic!

  88. Nath

    August 26, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    these ladies are so lovely! :)

  89. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    the whole "stylish/hipster girl on bike" and the "go green/sustainable living" trend seem to strike a similar chord. it's all for appearances, rather than actually giving a damn about the planet and CO2 emissions. its either a cute dog, a bike or a louis vuitton bag as an accessory.

    but hey, anything to get people to live a healthier lifestyle, get those girls to smoke a few less cigarettes, and to get a few less cars off the road.

    lastly, WEAR A HELMET!

  90. Brigadeiro

    August 26, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    That 2nd girl is so casually elegant & stunning! Love the dress & yellow bike (with matching sandals!) in the first pic.

  91. hbynoe

    August 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    surely makes me want to get 2 wheels

  92. Amy

    August 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I love photo no. 1…her dress is great but I want that yellow bike!

  93. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    The colors of the last picture are great. And the first one, too. I miss having access to a bike. Also, I see a lot of women in photos wearing a dress on a bike. I never have been able to do that without it flying up in the wind. Bike shorts underneath? Spanx? Any advice?

  94. Anonymous

    August 26, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Well, you and Bill Cunningham….
    Yes, men and women both ride bikes in Europe in their work clothes including overcoats in cold weather. And no fancy/schmancy road bikes in Amsterdam. No, the worst pieces of S*** bikes you ever saw to discourage theft. The people still look great….except they smoke like chimneys. I really don't get it.

  95. penny S.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Lovely outfits, yes, but they won't look lovely if they fall without a helmet on. It's so easy to get hit from behind on a bike—so take care, ladies! Anyone who knows better than to not wear a seat belt should also ALWAYS wear a helmet!

  96. travelbug

    August 26, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    When I visit NYC again I'm going to rent a bike and cruise around Soho and Chelsea.

    See ya, Sart!

    BTW, thanks for supporting green living choices.

  97. ultimate fashion junkie.

    August 26, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    number 3's outfit's the red shoes!
    the diary of a fashion junkie.

  98. hi-d

    August 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Brilliant photos! Love the last photo with the color contrast of the dress and shoes!

  99. brighta

    August 26, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    why aren't any of them wearing helmets!?! isn't safety fashionable?

  100. Connie

    August 26, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Adore the second pic, she looks truly stunning, the blouse is amazing.

    The Heartbreak

  101. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Hi, i agree whats Meindert true, and i hope not only Holland but Usa and Brazil(here),can change the mind and use bike as normal transport,Earth will be thankfull…and Luciana Curtis is Gorgeous!!but i think the third girl took the right choice,trendy with safety!!!

  102. holly

    August 27, 2009 at 12:15 am

    It amazes me how each girl is perfectly coorinated with her bike~you could easily pick which one belongs to which bike~and…they each are very put together as far as their clothing goes. Great pictures!

  103. Harley

    August 27, 2009 at 1:41 am

    I rode the public bikes while in Paris. At first, it was scary riding on the stone streets, but I thought it was just so chic, so I got used to it! Please visit my blog! You are all welcomed guests!

  104. jessicadrhp

    August 27, 2009 at 1:47 am

    i really love all of them! they make riding look so simple and classy. Love the dress in the first one, and wish i cld get those shoes in the last.

  105. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Riding in heels is easy peasy, but it is damn near impossible to work a helmet with a nice outfit. I wear a helmet because it's the law where I live and I have to set an example for my kids. And the number of peole who say me I look great from the neck down is just…tedious.

  106. Larisa

    August 27, 2009 at 2:05 am

    wow! that first bike is the same frame and color as my bike! It's from '72! Except the paint job on hers is more intact….

    Scott, where are their helmets!

    also, is it more fashionable to have the basket on the front or back?


  107. Cobalt Violet

    August 27, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Yellow bike girl is darling! Fresh and summery in her cute embellished dress & wedges. Cute burst of primary colors in the bottom photo … kinda makes me sad summer will end. (Except that my apartment is 500 degrees!)

  108. Christine

    August 27, 2009 at 3:24 am

    I love the red shoes the last girl wore!! (:

  109. Ahmed Abbas

    August 27, 2009 at 3:38 am

    girls on bikes are yummy!

  110. sofiasophie

    August 27, 2009 at 4:15 am

    -The girl nº2 is very very cool ( and she wears one of my fav bag!)
    But the girl nº1 has a lovely bike and a fab dress with a beautiful bag (wich designer?).
    and the girl nº3 wear so well thisblue dress mixed with these fabulous coral shoes!

    Good post!

  111. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Re: Helmets

    Cycling culture in the the US/UK is much different than it is in most of Europe. We don't have as many cycling lanes (and many are not separated from the road), and our fellow road users are often very hostile toward cyclists and don't drive with our safety in mind.

    With this in mind, wearing a helmet is often necessary. Yakkay is making some relatively cute helmets with interchangeable covers that are a bit more stylish than the Giro and Bell options out there.

    I am a daily cyclist in London on my Gazelle stadsfiets sportief and I wouldn't go anywhere without a helmet. There are a far too many dangerous roundabouts and bad drivers to risk my life, and it keeps my hair dry when it rains. Sometimes my safety is more important than the world seeing my beautiful brown hair.

    What is it like for cyclists in NYC? Television would have one think it isn't much different than London.

  112. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    August 27, 2009 at 4:39 am

    It pleases me the contrast, it lives.

  113. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 4:46 am

    Two things:

    The Netherlands are bike country. Nobody ever wears a helmet (unless an American expat) which is, it may surprise you, No Problem. On the contrary, it is the very reason Everybody bikes.

    Secondly, Dutch style is different from French style is different from American style is different from Japanese style: with or without bike!

    These hot orange shoes blow my mind. The entire look is spliffin'.

  114. justbecausefashion

    August 27, 2009 at 4:53 am

    wow! love the second picture…


    xxx G&L

  115. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 5:11 am

    the second girl has so much attitude!

  116. The Accessory Lady

    August 27, 2009 at 6:37 am

    White dress, yellow bike. Great combo!

  117. E M M A

    August 27, 2009 at 7:16 am

    lovely shoes at the last pictures! killer for that color(:

  118. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I'm surprised no one has noticed it yet-the 2nd girl looks so unbelievably Giovanna-like!!!

  119. ottoboettcher

    August 27, 2009 at 8:38 am

    The ladies are so delightful. A site for sore eyes.

    Bicycle online shop

  120. Ashley

    August 27, 2009 at 9:07 am

    You always manage to find the chicest cyclists in New York.

  121. Maegan

    August 27, 2009 at 10:03 am

    love the miu miu bag in the basket …the colors, everything about that photos rocks.

  122. emily

    August 27, 2009 at 10:21 am

    i think those orange shoes are repetto…

  123. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Girl #2 is brazillian model Luciana Curtis!
    I´m sure!

  124. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Great photos, nice bikes (especially the yellow one) and cool women.

    Of course they wouldn't look cool with helmets and wouldn't be on the blog.

    Fascist helmet police – find out the facts before you tell people what to do. The health benefits of riding a bike (with or without a helmet) outweigh the risks, even in a country without a bike culture like the UK/US by a factor of about 20:1.

    I've ridden my bike without a helmet on busy UK roads every day for over 20 years and I laugh every time I hear someone say you have to wear a helmet to be safe if you don't live in Denmark/Holland. Balls.

    Although I'm glad there are lots of saddos riding around with geeky helmets and ridiculous high viz clothing because it makes me look cooler in my normal clothes :-)

  125. honoralice

    August 27, 2009 at 11:33 am

    NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE WEARING HELMETS NOR DO THEY HAVE THEM NEAR BY AS ACCESSORIES!!! Being cute on a bike is one thing, until you are horribly disfigured and/or being spoon-fed for the rest of your life.

  126. Alex

    August 27, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Very nice, reminds me of my friends pics:

  127. trish

    August 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    i love the marriage of bikes and fashion. i am an avid nyc rider and have just one issue: it's thanks to Transportation Alternatives and other dedicated bike organizations that these lanes exist. They lobby tirelessly so people can be fabulous AND safe! credit where credit is due gets the word out!!!

  128. Elena Iezzi

    August 27, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    does anyone know what bike she is riding in the first picture? its beaaaautiful!

  129. Benji

    August 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Great photo's! I think it's just because bikes are relatively new in NY that people still feel the need to overdo it and pretend to be at the gym. While Amsterdam biker's city since 1870.

  130. piatenko

    August 27, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    bikes rules the world !

  131. Helen Zuo

    August 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    The first one is my absolute favorite. That yellow! And her matching yellow shoes! Just beautiful.

  132. adam

    August 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Having cycled for transport every day for the last four years, and having participated in both "types" of cycling cliques (the adrenaline fixed gear and now, the Danish city bike with fenders, a rack, etc.), I can say that getting places casually, without having to roll up a pant leg or strap on spandex, is a far better fit for the kind of bourgeoisie culture that is represented in this blog. Far better than worrying with clipless pedals, lycra, fancy "cycling" gloves, and, I will venture to say, a helmet.

    I have to say, the Europeans are miles ahead of the U.S. on cycle culture. STYLE OVER SPEED!!!!

  133. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Elena lezzi: The beautiful yellow bicycle is a vintage Schwinn Breeze. I don't know the exact year, but it is from the mid 1970s. These are really wonderful bicycles, and have become somewhat difficult to find in good condition.

  134. veronica

    August 27, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    anonymous 11:11, you've been lucky. i'm in america and can think of four friends off hand who've been hit by cars while riding (in the past four or five years, various cities) and avoided serious injury only because of their helmets. you can call them geeky if you like; personally, i'd rather try to get people NOT to view helmets as geeky. they're just tools that help you avoid being killed by the larger, faster vehicles with which you share the road.

    (point of comparison: eyeglasses are tools that help people with poor eyesight see better. and many schoolkids think they're geeky. is the solution to stop wearing glasses, or to get kids used to them so they stop mocking them?)

    i totally agree the health benefits of biking outweigh the risks, but why not lower the risks by wearing a helmet? it's a no-lose proposition.

  135. Berry

    August 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    The first dress is gorgeous! And the bike is so chic! =)

  136. Anonymous

    August 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    The second girl is lovely. I really like her cute outfit, stylish sunglasses and sexy hair.

  137. lf

    August 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    I have been out of town for two weeks in Las Vegas without access to your site. Odd yes? Anyways I have missed the pictures and the style, why is there hardly any style in Vegas but skank? Not wanting to offend but come on, If I see one more too tight/short/booby/booty dress I will scream, which is why your site is so refreshing, thank you!

  138. ang

    August 28, 2009 at 12:06 am

    i would love to comment on the piece about biking and fashion. for a long while now, being a vancouverite who loves to bike and the bike being my main source of transport. i've decided to stop trying to dress one way for biking, and another for going places, dinner, the theatre, drinks with friends. i've decided to just wear what i would wear..then get on my bike and get there…sure some times i get some looks riding a race bike with a Genvieve Graham dress on. but who cares, this dress makes me feel amazing and it's as comfortable as anything. i show up a bit dewy and ask for a glass of Prosecco. i think it's fantastic, wouldn't have it any other way! xo

  139. Logan Wolfe

    August 28, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I'm definitely envious of the cycling culture a place like Amsterdam has. The closest I've experienced in the US is in San Francisco but there it's mostly a militant my way or get off the highway type of attitude (i.e., critical mass). However, now that I'm living in LA I'm feeling awfully lonely commuting to work where I rarely have the chance of coming to a stop light and waiting with a group of fellow cyclists on their way to where ever. And to see a girl on a bike in Los Angeles? FORGET IT! Good to see New York Ladies representing!

  140. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 5:12 am

    Picture number one seems too kitch.
    The second one she is charming.

  141. txell

    August 28, 2009 at 5:34 am

    if you'd like to see more different bike users, I reccomend you to take a look at my blog :*

  142. Selina

    August 28, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I'm from Holland and it IS safe to ride a bike of here ;) ! We don't have to wear helmets, when you ride a bike you just own a piece of the road I guess.. People become extra careful when they see someone riding on a bike. Fun to see that americans choose very different bikes then in holland.

  143. Barbara

    August 28, 2009 at 9:03 am

    The first girl is lovely. I think she models for anthropologie and arden b.

  144. amalie

    August 28, 2009 at 10:02 am

    ooh. i love all your new york photos! the first girl is great! i love her dress and the bike is awesome. and the last girls red shoes rock.

  145. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Is the girl two Luciana Curtis?
    The brazilian top model? She's gorgeous!

  146. hc

    August 28, 2009 at 11:29 am

    i understand and enjoy garance's POV. however, in ny it's the utility of the subject that draws you in; ie where's she going, who's she making plans via phone with, rather than the stand and pose (albeit cute) mentality you see from other cities.

    ps these new bikers are so territorial of their lanes! enjoy the mini-scuffles between engines and pedals along 8th.

  147. Speckle78

    August 28, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Anyone know who the beautiful dress in pic 1 is by? I must have it!

  148. Anonymous

    August 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    The second girl is a brazilian model named Luciana Curtis!! Gorgeous!!

  149. julia

    August 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Isn't the second girl a famous brazilian model??

  150. Debarge

    August 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    new yorkers don't need helmets!? it's illegal in australia to ride without a helmet… i guess there are pros and cons on both sides

  151. JustNorman

    August 29, 2009 at 12:12 am

    very sweet bikes. diggin the shoes in the last picture.
    the blog that no one knows about

  152. Anonymous

    August 29, 2009 at 12:22 am

    the shoes one girl #3 are oh so gnarley.
    the blog that no one knows about

  153. Anonymous

    August 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Being from Holland, I find it very amusing to see bikes treated as some kind of novelty accessory. As for the helmet issue, if you think cyclists should wear a helmet, then so should pedestrians. The chance of getting sideswiped by manic taxi drivers is pretty much equal in both cases and cycling safety is mostly your own responsibility.

  154. Jacquelyn

    August 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    My new favorite street style shots this summer has been girls on bikes. Great picks.

  155. Tim McFarlane

    August 30, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Great shots, as always. I love the first woman's outfit-its a win for me. The woman in the middle looks good and sporty, while the red shoes in the bottom photo rock. I'm not so into the pairing of the strong blue with the red, but that's just me.

  156. Mirjam

    August 30, 2009 at 5:41 am

    "….so reflective of a cultures taste and aesthetics"

    Hmmm, as a fashionable Dutch girl it's hard not take to this as an offend. Like Garance mentions in her post, everyone in Amsterdam rides a bike, whereas in NY it still seems to be an accessory rather than a means of transport.

    I love your photos of course!

  157. Anonymous

    August 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Love pic #2. Her attitude is what makes this so beautiful, plus that adorable top doesn't hurt.

  158. Anonymous

    August 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    nothing more attractive than a well dressed girl on a bike… it just screams (or maybe whispers?) easy going, breezy, charming.

  159. v-kit

    August 30, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    cycling cycling ^^
    i need a bike

  160. FriendInFashion

    August 31, 2009 at 12:41 am

    The last shoes are amazing!

  161. Anonymous

    August 31, 2009 at 12:45 am

    anon 3:36, almost everywhere in america, bicyclists are in the road, with cars. they don't have their own path. so they're at much more risk from manic taxi drivers than pedestrians, who are on the elevated sidewalk.

  162. Teresa @ good-grace

    August 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Adorable on all counts.

  163. Jen

    August 31, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Love love love this post!

    keep calm + ride on!

  164. fietsbult

    August 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Bikes, yes!

  165. Natalie

    August 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I LOVE the last look, those bright shoes are fantastic :)


  166. Dottie

    August 31, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    How interesting to point out the cultural differences. I'm sure many women look at photos of the Europeans floating by on their bicycles looking like something out of an old movie, and wish they could look the same. But I'll take sporty, sexy and built for speed any day!

  167. Giselle Ariane

    August 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I am in love with the first girl's dress. The neckline is so beautiful. adds a modern twist to a classic dress.

  168. Jeni

    August 31, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I really love the second image. I have been really drawn to ruffles lately, and this is a very interesting, different use of ruffles. I think apart from that, her hair really adds a lot of mystery.

    Finally picked up your book today! It is fantastic, definitely well worth every penny.

  169. Jodie

    August 31, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    It is all very chic, but there are no helmets.

    i ride my bike down 20th st, 5th ave then down hudson, all lanes, and i ride with a helmet. It's not headwear du jour but i ride safe. i feel as if these lovely photos are somewhat condoning riding without helmets, because who doesn't want to be cute on a bike in manhattan? Disregarding safety is so easy- but it's not whether or not you ride safe, it could be the drivers, the pedestrians, the truckies who don't see you, no? Nonetheless, to everyone who is riding out there helmet or no helmet, God bless and be safe please!

  170. zoe

    September 1, 2009 at 1:43 am

    ooo la la, the top on girl number 2 is oh so adorable!

  171. Anonymous

    September 1, 2009 at 2:50 am

    more triceps

  172. Anonymous

    September 1, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Totaly in love with the dress in the first picture.

  173. j-shan

    September 1, 2009 at 9:45 am

    wow i love the fluro shoes in the last pic!

    check out my new blog :)

  174. J & L

    September 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Perhaps the increase in bike use stems from the continued MTA hikes…

  175. RidingPretty

    September 2, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Please Please Please… keep taking photos of lovely ladies on bicycles!
    It is such a pleasure to view the world through your eye.

  176. Anonymous

    September 3, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Bikes have a weird way of making a city feel sexier – especially when the riders rock great outfits.

    Interesting commentary on the difference in styles. The New Yorkers – more high end, muted and classic. Dutch more low key, random and avante garde with their style. Seems to summarize some of the across the pond differences.

  177. J'Adore Fashion

    September 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    love the neon brogues!!!

  178. Carolann

    September 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I want a yellow bike…

  179. Anonymous

    September 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Ah, second photo is our brazilian model, Luciana Curtis… It´s been a long time since last I´ve seen her when she used to be at Sao Paulo Fashion Week´s shows. Find more brazilians in NY… Lilly Bastos

  180. Anonymous

    September 4, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I hope you know now that you posted the first picture, I now HAVE to have a yellow bike! Great pic!

  181. Life with Kaishon

    September 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    A bike is a great accesory~

  182. PickMeUp

    September 7, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    The red shoes are a beautiful color!

  183. najee

    September 8, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    I Love Love Love The Orange jazz shoes.

  184. Podszewka

    September 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

    yellow bike is amazing ;-)

  185. ewang

    September 11, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Love the style of the second girl. Very cool, laid back, and those Marc Jacobs sandals are adorable!

  186. alexandre

    September 24, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Unique face of Luciana Curtis…

  187. anna kim

    September 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

    gah i want to get a bike just so one day you can shoot a pretty picture like this for me. you are one talented man mr. satorialist

  188. Anonymous

    October 2, 2009 at 1:28 am


  189. BritishEccectricity

    October 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    i love that number 1 is not only riding a bike in a dress, but also in wedges :)

  190. Tamar

    December 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I don't really understand^^ In my eyes, a bike is NOT an accessory. And it really isn't. It is a way to get from one place to another (or to have a nice tour when it's nice weather).
    I use the bike for everything, which is great. It means I don't have to walk that much, which means I can wear high heels all day.

    I love the photos btw. The dress is the first picture is gorgeous.

  191. Anonymous

    February 22, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    the top model Lu Curtis is always amaizing!!!

  192. Felice

    March 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    i love it.

  193. Ancarol

    July 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    they all my favorite of all ……. surround in NYC . I hope i can ride my bike and dress my favorite like that It tooooo cool Thanks your gret post .

  194. Anonymous

    August 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    That's it. I'm getting a basket for my bike. I need to experience this.


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  196. Bike Mom

    July 24, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Superb looking! I must say girls are making bicycling popular by riding bike in NYC street. Those girls are looking nice with their cycles.

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