Thursday, October 14, 2010

On the Street…Olivia, London


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  1. Rachel

    October 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Because I totally believe you're cycling in those heels…

  2. Phoebe Lai

    October 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I can barely ride a bike in sneakers! This is incredible….and dangerous

  3. Lindy

    October 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Shes gorgeous! I LOVE her shoes :)

  4. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

    ah… the birkin bag and the bike…

  5. Linus

    October 14, 2010 at 9:36 am


  6. FortyNotOut

    October 14, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Oh god how I love this woman. Please tell me she was actually cycling in those heels… with her Birkin on the back so that I may love her more!

  7. Uliss

    October 14, 2010 at 9:39 am

    She's goinf drive the bike on such huge heels?
    Brave girl!
    And great shot! :)

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  8. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    October 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Those shoes need to be in my life.


  9. Chic Little Baby

    October 14, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Stop it! She must have just walked out of a Vogue shoot, right? Are those leather shorts she is wearing? WOW!

  10. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:41 am

    She looks great but the bike is definitely just a prop for the photo.

  11. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:41 am

    wow she's gorgeous, is that a candid shot or did you set it up? you don't often see girls like that wandering about on the street, and that bike looks too big for her….

  12. Robin West

    October 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Nothing I love more than seeing a girl in heels with a bike! Loving those leather shorts.

  13. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Goodness, what I would give to look like that in shorts; she's gorgeous! Can't believe she's about to pedal off wearing those stunning shoes, though… (-:

  14. classiq

    October 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Now that's a pose!

  15. karla monteiro

    October 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

    linda e chic. very chic !

  16. robba

    October 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Lei è davvero bellissima

  17. macarlopi

    October 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

    She is a rockstar man!!!

    Awesome look


  18. karla monteiro

    October 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

    linda e chic !!!

  19. Rosaspina Vintage

    October 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

    aw, those sunglasses!

  20. Christine

    October 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

    How can she ride a bike in that outfit?! I've got a lot to learn :)

  21. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

    She's gorgeous, but come on, is she really riding a bike in those heels?

  22. FH

    October 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Lovely :-)

  23. LittleRobinBird

    October 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Killer shoes.

  24. clarapeix

    October 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Hey! the girl is trying to steal a bike! ;-)

    She has already put her bag on it, but she obviously doesn't have the key to unlock it… and I'm pretty sure her shoes are not appropriate for biking…

    Mr Schuman your love for girls on bikes will lose you one day ;-)

    great pic, as always.

  25. istanbulfashionaddict

    October 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Not her bike I guess,love the super high heels and the bag is a big love.Oh just the perfect trend color bag!

  26. My Discworld

    October 14, 2010 at 9:48 am

    If it isn't Natalie Portman!

  27. Alice Olive

    October 14, 2010 at 9:50 am

    That's a very stylish take on traditional biker style: leather and boot(ie)s.

  28. Olivine - Sur les pavés de Paris

    October 14, 2010 at 9:51 am

    How can she ride a bike with these heels ???
    She looks stunning !

  29. marilyn c. cole

    October 14, 2010 at 9:51 am

    She wasn't really biking in those shoes, was she?! Hoping there are flats in that beautiful, beautiful bag.

  30. Katie

    October 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Great photo! I love her style!

  31. agata

    October 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

    oh, i love Olivia!

  32. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Love the shoes but I'd like to see her actually ride that bike in those. Maybe she has some flats in the bag.

  33. annabelle

    October 14, 2010 at 9:54 am

    absolutely gorgeous. x

  34. ChickAdvisor

    October 14, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Anyone know what shoes she is wearing?? Those are incredible!

  35. Eden

    October 14, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Is she seriously going to ride a bike, looking like that??

  36. Elizabeth Benfield

    October 14, 2010 at 9:56 am

    lovely! can she ride a bike in the heels though?

  37. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Is she really gonna ride the bike with that heels ? Or is it only for the picture?

  38. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Completely chic… but was she riding the bicycle? It's a bit of a contradiction – or maybe those are leather shorts and not a mini skirt?… Regardless – a beautiful woman and a lovely photo. :)

  39. Nolita

    October 14, 2010 at 10:01 am

    She looks stunning as usual!

    –Nolita Vintage–

  40. Jules

    October 14, 2010 at 10:02 am

    she's not gonna ride the bike with these shoes, is she?

  41. Caddy

    October 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Great contrast between the simple everyday bike and her glam outfit. I'd wear just about everything she's sporting!

  42. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:07 am

    behold, the modern woman.

  43. Eva

    October 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

    fab, as usual!!!

  44. evangeline

    October 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Was she actually riding a bike??

  45. yaonan

    October 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

    It reminds me of "I Bike in High Heels".
    A group I saw on facebook…

  46. The Shoe Snob

    October 14, 2010 at 10:11 am

    brave girl wearing those short shorts in London now, the cold weather is creeping up. But those shoes, they sure are sexy!! And the fact that she is riding her bike with them, I love it!!!! God bless Europeans….


    October 14, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful accessories! The jewellery, sunglasses and magnificent bag!

    Everyone else mentioned the shoes already :)

  48. Pia

    October 14, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Love the shoes, and she is so pretty and always well put-together. And for people who commented that one cannot ride a bicycle in shoes/heels like that, yes one can because I've done it many times… safety issue is then a whole other story.

  49. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Good luck biking in those heels.

  50. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Just the perfect girl, I love her!

  51. Almu

    October 14, 2010 at 10:24 am

    If she is biking with those heels she is my new HERO!!


    October 14, 2010 at 10:24 am

    She's gorgeous!…I LOVE her shoes

  53. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Just the perfect girl, I love her!

  54. Amalina

    October 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    How is it that she can wear those shorts in the cold? And I wonder how the Birkin is going to stay on the bike once she cycles off…great outfit though.

  55. Jill GG (good life for less)

    October 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Just gorgeous… I am a huge fan of Olivia's fashion sense. The girl can dress. period. And she's beautiful! Great shot!


    October 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    this pic is awesome ! j'adore l'idee de faire du velo avec des talons immenses :)

  57. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Shoe Snob, that is Olivia Palermo – a NY socialite and very much an American :) I doubt she was actually going to ride off on a bike, much less in heels but it is a striking picture none the less. And she is fantastically beautiful and stylish.

  58. K

    October 14, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Wow, she looks amazing.
    I would love to own those shoes :)
    Great photo!

  59. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:27 am

    love the shorts! but i doubt she got her good legs from riding that bike in those shoes

  60. Brittany C. Brewer

    October 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

    The bike was definitely a prop for the photo. I don't believe she was riding in those shoes… Although they are TDF!

  61. Bowties In My Hair

    October 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Love those shoes! What shoes are they?!

  62. G

    October 14, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Love her. And her bag. And her shoes. And her sunglasses. <3

  63. Iz Andrew

    October 14, 2010 at 10:33 am

  64. gi.

    October 14, 2010 at 10:35 am

    it's just a tad hard to believe that Olivia would be riding a bike that looks like that…hmmm.

  65. I like Her Style

    October 14, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I do love this look from the cute jackets to the leather shorts to those AMAZING shoes with lace and bows. Can I just say her legs look perfect? maybe from cycling in heels, if so then I should give it a try :). I also love that she is monochromatic to allow for her purse to stand out.

  66. Julia

    October 14, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love her shoes, but I don't belive will ride the bike…

  67. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

    That's such a posed shot. Boo!

  68. Sarah Eagle

    October 14, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful shot, although it must be posed, there's no way I could even walk in those heels let alone ride a bike, but kudos to you Scott for taking such a beautiful photograph nonetheless

    I love love love that bag…

  69. Fashion Monstre

    October 14, 2010 at 10:44 am

    extremely chic!

  70. liv

    October 14, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Not extremely interesting if you ask me. It's all perfect, new and trendy. Beautiful yes but…

  71. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I assume this is a posed pic. Does she actually ride a "boy's" bike in those sensible shoes and that mini, along with her h bag?
    Now that I have that off my chest, she certainly looks good.

  72. Ice Vergara

    October 14, 2010 at 10:49 am

    She's reminds me of a modern Audrey Hepburn. Classy and green! What everyone should do.

  73. S.

    October 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I ride in heels all the time. It's actually easier than riding in flats. Your foot slides off the pedal in flats.

    That being said, I doubt it's her bike.

  74. Pracht en Praal

    October 14, 2010 at 10:56 am

    For everyone who doubts about cycling in those heels, come to Amsterdam see it and believe it. Dutch girls do it all the time ;)
    She is gorgeous by the way!

  75. Joy

    October 14, 2010 at 10:58 am

    The bike is just a prop, because that's a bike for a man

    these heels :)

  76. Evelyn

    October 14, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I'm not sure I'd deal well cycling in high heels. Specially those gorgeous heels!

  77. Leya

    October 14, 2010 at 11:05 am

    she is so pretty.


    October 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

    She is remarkably darling in person, and always impeccably styled! :)


  79. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I will second those who say it is in fact very possible and almost easier to ride a bike with a moderate heel.

    But she doesn't look like she could stand getting a chain grease stain or a scuff on the Birkin. I mean, there is no where for her to hang the bag on the bike; no basket or panniers. Scott, come to Austin and see how us real girls do it. I ride 4 miles to campus every day with a proper leather bag clipped on the side of my bike. It's not a Birkin, but then Birkins are not meant to go on a bike!

  80. Siu

    October 14, 2010 at 11:09 am

    oh come on, this picture is just so FAKE! like her. Please keep it natural, that´s the cool thing about your photos….

  81. Albert

    October 14, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Another proof of the fact that you can ride a bike and look awesome at the same time.

    Wish we had more of that in NYC.

    Great pic.

  82. SabinePsynopsis

    October 14, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Definitely one of the most photographed women at LFW. Did she cycle to the shows? No wonder she's got such fab legs.

  83. briannelee

    October 14, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I love her!!!!

  84. therawpower

    October 14, 2010 at 11:15 am

    no way,,,,,, but its a nice pic

  85. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:16 am

    People are so silly, Are she really going to ride that bike? come on people you can tell from a mile away that this is not her bike!!!!

  86. Best of Beehive

    October 14, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I would like to see her ride that bike in those heels.

  87. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Remember her from the city. She was the very attractive unpleasant girl who worked at Elle and made her co workers life hell. Always dressed well!

  88. andrebombacha

    October 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I'm sorry, but Olivia Palermo is not the type of girl who would ride a bike, let alone in those heels.

    It seems to me that this is only a posed picture and that's all.

  89. Artfully Awear

    October 14, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Killer kicks!

  90. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

    is she riding a boy's bike??

  91. The Nyanzi Report

    October 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

    She should fasten the Birkin to the bike otherwise somebody will snatch it!
    Great shot.

  92. anthony

    October 14, 2010 at 11:29 am

    She's absolutely smashing. Would she like to borrow my mountain bike?


    October 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

    The money shot of this beautiful lady is the one of her actually riding the bike. Still, this one ain't bad for a set up.

  94. Emilie

    October 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

    waauuuw Olivia riding on a bike? So hard to imagine :D

  95. Amy Buehne

    October 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I adore her shoes. Olivia always looks perfect.

  96. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Is she really going in bike dressed like that?! L'amour du risque!! I love her shoes anyway :)!

  97. jimjims

    October 14, 2010 at 11:39 am

    she looks great here.

    shoes are cool.

    but this doesn't look right.

    heels and a bike = …


    October 14, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I have those shoes and they are so gorgeous! Nice to see Olivia rocking them. Oh, and girls and bikes are perfect together. I love my bike! x

  99. emphasis

    October 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I totally love her style! but you really believe that she is gonna ride his bike with those heels and with the Birkin bag on the back???

  100. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I love her bag (of course), but the shot is too staged and a bit silly.

  101. Splendid Sass

    October 14, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Love, love this image!

  102. Coco

    October 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I think it looks a little staged as well.

    That being said, the fact that it is a mans bike and she is wearing heels doesn't mean it is impossible for her to use it. I have borrowed bicycles from men wearing heels that hight (at least) and I have been perfectly fine every time.

    Very much doubt that this is real though, looks like she needs the key for the lock…

  103. Coco

    October 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I think it looks a little staged as well.

    That being said, the fact that it is a mans bike and she is wearing heels doesn't mean it is impossible for her to use it. I have borrowed bicycles from men wearing heels that hight (at least) and I have been perfectly fine every time.

    Very much doubt that this is real though, looks like she needs the key for the lock…

  104. megan

    October 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I'm sorry but I'm not as impressed with the fact that Olivia is cycling in those heels but that she's getting herself on a bicycle at all! It just doesn't seem…natural.

  105. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil

    October 14, 2010 at 11:52 am

    She absolutely gorgeous! But I think it's a nightmare to ride a bicycle with heels like those ones…

  106. kelsey

    October 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

    has nobody watched MTV's the city!? there is NO WAY she is riding that bicycle, and there is NO WAY she has flats in her bag. Period. LOL.

    I agree with Siu!

  107. Mr P

    October 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I love her, however what is it about girls and these type of shoes? For me the beauty and elegance of a women's lower leg is in the unbroken line. These cut the line completely. Please someone comment, am I the only person (sado) who thinks like this.

  108. Bine

    October 14, 2010 at 11:55 am

    love the shoes *_*

  109. Bonnie

    October 14, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I love everything about this.

  110. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 11:58 am

    she spent all her money on the outfit and bag and didn't have enough to buy a ladies bike, so had to steal her boyfriend's bike.

  111. Annushka

    October 14, 2010 at 11:59 am

    These shorts are simply charming, and the picture pleases a sight!!!)))
    You the tremendous photographer!!!

  112. No Alice No

    October 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I love her new haircut.



  113. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Well, got it: She has a good personal trainer, AND (more important): She is rich. But I definitely do not like her arrogance, and if she chose to ride a bike, she would have gone for an expensive one (like the one designed by Lagerfeld)… In short: This pic is a fake.

  114. madelen

    October 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    oh god heels!

  115. Christina

    October 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Olivia Palermo always looks amazing, but I know she was not going to ride that bike…more like hail a cab ;)

  116. Valentine

    October 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    She walks beside the bike and looks ultra fashionable doing so. It's like a really amazing accessory that just happens to be extra conspicuous.

    I don't like the outfit, but I love how well her glasses frame her face.

  117. Cheray

    October 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    This look is pure Paris thoroughbred. just love it ! x Chéray

  118. Jessi Lou, The Chic Addict

    October 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Ugh, Olivia, get ugly already! And let me borrow your accessories!

  119. ann's daughter

    October 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I love that everyone had the same thought I did: "Is she really gonna ride that bike in those killer shoes?!"

    Lovely lovely photo, as always, Scott.

  120. Trapiello

    October 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I love the bag!!!

  121. silvana maiorano

    October 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    llllllove shoes
    and fab bag!!!!!!

  122. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Yea, I'd eff her.

  123. Salut, Shoshana!

    October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Simply can't get enough of these fall shoes!

  124. kebo10ab

    October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    haha, that's a male bike so she definitely not riding it. Great shot and legs nevertheless

  125. Rebekah

    October 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Oh my gosh! Is she the MOST beautiful girl in the world?! I love The Chic Addict's comment!

  126. Yvonne

    October 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Fabulous photo BUT #1) There is no way she riding a bike (any bike) in those heels. #2) A woman with that sense of style like that….heels, Birkin bag would have a killer bike….not some old road bike. #3) That's a dude's bike! No way is that her bike…..just posing. Great legs though!

  127. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Great picture, but bring back the realness please! That's why people love this blog so much, knowing that people aren't posing with props.


  128. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    The sunglasses… where is is from?

  129. d.

    October 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    love her.

  130. CaliforniaCandy

    October 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I have never seen this woman look less than amazing… so jealous!

  131. Kiki Von Glinow

    October 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I can't imagine riding a bike in those heels!!

  132. Ale

    October 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    LOVE this photo, and love her shoes!!!

  133. Olivia

    October 14, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    LOVE those shoes! I am proud to share her name

  134. fashionslap

    October 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    LOL seriously? Did she pose for this. I just don't believe that girl owns a bike. She looks fabulous, but come on let's keep it realistic at least.

  135. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    just because she's standing NEXT to a bike, doesn't mean she's gonna ride it! maybe her friend just pulled up on the bike and she was playing around near it…use your imagination people. you know what they say about ASSUMING.

  136. TorontoVerve.:

    October 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Great shot and bag.

  137. bio2

    October 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Olivia looks fabulous as always and for those who say she is arrogant, have you met her? I've met her and she was very nice to me.

  138. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I love this photo, although I do not know the lady in question. I thought it looked superb, from the shoes to the shorts to the wonderful jacket. Who makes that jacket, anyone know?

  139. Grus

    October 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I've seen girls ride bikes in heels like that (don't now how they do it though) but that bike is SO not stylish in anyway which kind of contradicts her look of someone with style.

  140. Ariela

    October 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Crazy. She's like a modern Holly Golightly. Holly Golightly would totally bike in those shoes, too. She would make it work… But has this chica made it work, or is she just pretending?

  141. princess glee

    October 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Ri-effen-diculous how hot this looks!

  142. Ariela

    October 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Crazy. She's like a modern Holly Golightly. Holly Golightly would totally bike in those shoes, too. She would make it work… But has this chica made it work, or is she just pretending?

  143. Bigio

    October 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    She's lovely!!!! But I prefer her with long hair…

  144. eljovendario

    October 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    She's so beautiful! Her, on a bicycle, make me believe she's mortal haha.

  145. window of happiness

    October 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    What a great outfit and the birkin:)A beautiful woman she really is! I hope I have the courage to ride a bike with those gorgeous heels!

  146. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    dear lord!… wait right there! in love! hahah…

  147. Steph

    October 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Here's another pic of Olivia that must've been taken around the same time. Guess she didn't take the bike!

  148. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    and to rachel, i went to spain and amsterdam this summer, and there were counnntless girls riding around on bicycles in heels!.. some would even be riding uphill on a cell phone with one hand!…. madness

  149. Sky Pies

    October 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Possibly the most perfect picture I have ever seen. I am officially in love with her!! How can anyone get any cooler!! <3

  150. roberto

    October 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    amazing photo with fantastic light….Bravo…

  151. Francesca Cimarelli

    October 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Shoes, bag, sunglasses…Olivia is always perfect!

  152. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    God I missed this. Been away a couple of days without a laptop.

    But now I can lavish in a heap of new shots from the Sart.

    And we're off to a great start!

    The bike is almost as cool as the bag, which is almost as cool as the shoes, which are almost as cool as the skirt and jacket and glasses, which are nowhere near as cool as those legs..

    How come the shots which include bicycles are always so fine?

  153. Camilla

    October 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    The shoes are just adorable, and I love the jacket as well!

    Come check out my newborn blog!

  154. Ally

    October 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Gorgeoussss. I want those shoes. But I really want to try to see her ride that bicycle in those. Probably wouldn't end well.

  155. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    This does look staged–even her posture/stance in relation to the bike looks like a bad acting job.

    And why, why, why do designers keep trying to make shorts into fashion items? They inevitably look silly.

  156. 82Brute

    October 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Here outfit probably cost more than most people make in a year, certainly more than my car, but she's the perfect person to be wearing it. Her legs are so gorgeous.

  157. Evan

    October 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    She looks amazing as Always..But come on?…We all know she doesnt Cycle….that girl?…Please

  158. CaitlinC

    October 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    The only accessory that doesn't work is the bike itself – she needs something elegant and retro and red.

  159. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    you can tell its not her bike.. the lock is still on it :)

  160. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    love the total black look,the heels and the birkin. simply perfect.

  161. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Whatever, she for sure does not ride bike. This girl drives me nuts!!!!

  162. Foteini P.

    October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    She is DIVINE!!!!
    But is she for real??
    She can't be riding a bike with her birkin and high heels…!!!

  163. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Sunglasses and shorts in London today?! It's freezing cold and overcast.

    Olivia on a man's bicycle in those heels?!

    The (gorgeous) bag posed just so.

    This photo has really taken something away from this blog for me as it is – as everyone has pointed out – fake.

    We love seeing whoever you photograph whether 'famous' or random people on the street as we can appreciate you capturing their natural style and inner beauty shining through. Not so here..

    Ah well one blip on an otherwise sublime blog! : D

    Love you Sart!

  164. Jacqueline.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    1. Is this Oliva from "The City?" Because this would explain quite a bit.

    2. I notice the bike is still locked. I'm guessing she was just holding on for stability, and not about to scoot away?

  165. Ninjagaiden78

    October 14, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Wow she is beautiful.
    Those heels……..

  166. Nina Bonita

    October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Really? She can ride a bike WITH THOSE SHOES?

  167. T.A.P.S.

    October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    her style is fabulous. LOVE the leather shorts. However, are you really trying to make me believe that she is actually riding a bike! Seems like a big laugh to me.

    anyways check out my post today "STUPIDITY SELLS"


  168. Sylvia etc...

    October 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Great picture!
    i'm not buying that she's riding a bike though ;-)
    that said i still think it's fun to photograph Olivia Palermo in one of those situations you wouldn't expect to see her …
    @ Anonymous : i mean why not? i think it's good Dear Sart experiments with new pictures too

  169. wiebkelovesfotographie

    October 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    i REALLY love her shoes!!!!! and her style but i can't ride a bike with high heels :D

  170. Marius

    October 14, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Since The City everyone knows that Olivia Palermo doesn't ride bikes. That pic is kinda funny :)

  171. Aissata

    October 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    totally brave for her … in those heels.. still looks fabulous though

  172. Angie Carballo

    October 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    The shoes are amazing! They are by Charlotte Olympia.

  173. Erica Wark

    October 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Love her style. Those shoes are FIERCE! And of course the mecca of all bags, the birkin.

  174. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Hahahaha! What a joke, she's totally not going to ride that bike!
    I still heart this blog.

  175. Allie

    October 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I ride in heels, it's totally possible and awesomely badass at the same time.

    I don't doubt her cred on bike at all…

  176. A Girl, A Style

    October 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I love Olivia and during Fashion Week, I never saw her looking anything but gorgeous in the flesh. That said, I can't believe this was actually her bike (she was at every show so had to have had a driver) – so a staged shot I suspect.

    That said, to all the commenters who doubt the possibility of riding in heels – I will add this: I live in Cambridge and it's MUCH easier to cycle in heels than to walk in them (in fact I usually only wear heels when I can cycle to my destination). The trick is to put the balls of your feet on the pedals, rather than where your arch sits (that's just a broken heel waiting to happen).

    Miss B xx

  177. Des Histoires de Pieds...

    October 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

  178. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    she looks ridiculous in these shoes. like a little gitl who tries to wear the clothes of her mum.

  179. gabriela

    October 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    The shoes! The shorts! The bag! The hair! I love it all.

  180. - GraceCarolina

    October 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Olivia is so beautiful! I love her hair, her cheekbones which are accentuated so nicely by her shades. Her shorts are chic and those heels are to die for.

  181. Sydney

    October 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    That's an amazing outfit. Congratulations to her if she canride in those heels.

  182. knitlit kate

    October 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    j'adore the heels and the bag, but where is olivia's helmet? if anyone could wear a bike helmet and still look gorgeous, it's her!

    p.s. hope she has a key in her birkin for that big lock…

  183. BB

    October 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I am glad others picked up on the "staged" feeling this picture has.

    I love your site, more than anything I love the pictures you take of people who do not go out knowing you will take their picture but dress as they do because they love to do so.

    That is what inspires me to be more creative in the way I dress.

  184. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm

  185. Kathleen

    October 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I don't care what anyones says. Staged or not staged this is one beautiful photograph. And who cares if its cold when you are wearing such hot clothing!

  186. Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski

    October 14, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    great shot and beautiful girl :)

  187. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    This is Olivia from that reality show "The City" on MTV. She's the one everyone loves to hate. This shot is definitely staged. I know for a fact that this girl would NOT be riding a bike.
    So disappointed.

  188. Vikki

    October 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Olivia is stunning!


  189. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    If only her TV personality was as lovely as her shoes. Shame.

  190. Ami

    October 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Dear skeptics:

    Riding a bike in heels is not only possible, but actually not terribly difficult. I've gotten around my college campus for two years now, biking in heels, with my much-less-splendid leather bookbag on one shoulder and my smaller purse on the other. It confuses most guys, but the good ones love it.

  191. Tristan

    October 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Is she really famous? London is way too cold right now to be wearing shorts… was she sporting goosebumps as well!?

  192. Rachel

    October 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This leaves me breathless for two reasons.

    1. Olivia is divine

    2. Those heels & that bicycle looks more dangerous than riding without hands! (But maybe equally as fun!)

  193. The Genetic Mule

    October 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Olivia is a trendsetter so I wish she would be the first to buck the Frankenstein Shoe trend. This is surely a fashion phase that we will have to look back and laugh at. It is a beautiful shoe that belongs on a shelf. Not on a human woman. Shoes should not be visually heavier than a woman's entire upper body.

  194. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    She looks gorgeous, if improbable. I agree—she's definitely stealing that bike. Or maybe balancing against it so she doesn't fall off her shoes onto her luscious Birkin?

  195. Couture and Crayons

    October 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Style and skills. Love her.

    Janice (Couture and Crayons)

  196. margaret

    October 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I've no doubt it is possible to ride a bike in heels but this photo just looks so fake I can only roll my eyes. She's beautiful, yes, but I do not like this photo on this blog.

    Obviously I'm in the minority.

  197. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    For someone who dresses with style The bike does let it all down, so ugly! And not step-through lady style, suggesting perhaps it's not hers… Cycling in heels is easier than it looks though those pedals would ruin her shoes. Also how is the bag staying on the back, no occy strap in sight…?

    She should get a bike though, a sleek step-through with a basket, then we would all believe this.

  198. Paul (UK)

    October 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Aww, you guys are bursting my bubble saying this shot is staged, and the girl isn't English! I was just thinking how great it was to see a UK photo more than holding it's own against the Milan, Paris and NYC shots!

    But I see what you mean, and I guess that dirty lock isn't going in the Birkin when she unlocks it, right?!


    Keep it real Scott! That's what we love…

  199. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I would love to know if she really was cycling off on this bike. I do think it's possible despite the outfit but I think she looks very ill at ease with the bike so have my doubts. Amazing shoes. Beautiful bag.

  200. Jackii

    October 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    so chic! love it

  201. nt

    October 14, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    It is actually not as hard as everybody think to ride a bike on heels, I´ve done it myself ! But that bike´s seat is way to high for her, so she would have to step off the bike if she had to stop and that would definitely ruin her lovely heels, don´t see this girl doing that… Still I really love the fact that you love bikes cause I ride mine everywhere and in all weathers no matter how I´m dressed or even if it rains !!! Thumbs up for bikes !!!

  202. Aleksandra

    October 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Its one of my favourite photos. She has fantastic outfit. I love her heels!!! It is my style. Fabulous.

  203. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    There is NO WAY she is biking, if she was the photo would have been taken with her riding not just standing beside a bike with the seat too high for her height, clearly staged.

  204. Phil

    October 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Man where about is this in London, she's stunning! Love the Hermes bag..

  205. imkirkwood

    October 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    The purse dominates! This photo belongs in Vogue-

  206. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    look at her freaking legs!

  207. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I really like her style and love your Birkin very much.

  208. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    She looks amazing, no doubt. But that's a man's bike! Cycling that would be difficult enough, let alone wearing those killer heels!

  209. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    That bag, that bag, that bag. Need I say more?

  210. Melissa~

    October 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    althought I hate her roll (because I don't think she's like the bitch that we see in "The CITY)at that reality show. I LOOOVE her style.
    I don't know if she was riding that bike, I don't care, she looks great. But the hermes in the back, quite dangerous, someone would stole it in my country already.

  211. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i love, very chic and fashion

  212. Luciano Brina

    October 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    please someone upload a video on Youtube of Olivia riding a bycicle dressed like that (I admit that she's…I'm in love with her). Until then, I won't belive it!

  213. d

    October 14, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    How would the skirt and shoes work with that bike???

    Love her outfit, but nobody could bike dressed like that…

  214. BH

    October 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Amazing pic! Those shoes are to die for! I love Olivia's shorter hair style, so perfect! Can't be her bike though…

  215. Jose Camacho

    October 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    She looks stunning.
    I love her dramatic pose.
    Leather shorts and heels- very bold.

    Jose C.

  216. Maryanne

    October 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    NYC Upper East Side cool in London.
    she's a gorgeous woman.
    so elegant & well groomed.
    Modern day Audrey Hepburn.

  217. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    yes please

  218. pefblog

    October 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Aw, come on…everybody knows her Nikes are in the bag!!!

  219. Johanna

    October 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I love Olivia P. I love her shoes <3

  220. Beny Ricardo Sadewo

    October 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    she's Fabulous…. her Glasses!! is the point!

    Beny Ricardo Sadewo

  221. Eugenia Woods

    October 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    LOVE the shorts!

  222. Gene Wicker Jr

    October 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Love the shoes and she is definitely quite beautiful. Pedaling would be possible — the pedal is wedged between the sole and the heel — but I wouldn't recommend it.

  223. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    you can see that the bike is still locked to the rack-jut a prop. But still, great outfit.

  224. Olive

    October 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm


  225. sarahjosefine

    October 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Regardless of whether or not she is riding the bike, it is not only 100% possible to bike in huge heels, but absolutely the most desirable mode of transportation for people with high maintenance footwear and no limousine! All you do is pedal with the front part of your feet, and you have absolutely no foot pain at the end of the day. Perfect outfit for a bike. :)

  226. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    She is so posing alla grande: how do you keep that bag on that bike? That's a man's bike and I don't see any woman (especially not one this carefully put together) riding or even unlocking "her" bike like that. Anyway, as hot as she is, those shorts are begging to be replaced with an equally (to the rest) sexy skirt.

  227. michelle

    October 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    love her charlotte olympia heels!

  228. loolah

    October 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    those shoes are almost as high as the ballet boots you find on the fetish scene – you could barely walk in them, let alone cycle in them.

  229. Avantika Sharma

    October 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

    LOVE everything about this girl. The shoes, the shorts, the bag, the legs, the sunglasses… Oh my!
    But she was cycling in those heels? Really?

  230. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

    If she were really riding a bike it would have to be alot more chic than the one pictured. That bag is too gorgeous not to have an equally gorgeous basket for it to be carried in!

  231. Christi

    October 15, 2010 at 12:58 am

    She's my idol.

  232. Mani

    October 15, 2010 at 1:07 am

    Did she really bike ride in those shoes? WOW

  233. Eilish

    October 15, 2010 at 2:18 am

    fantabulous ! everything little thing about her outfit and this picture is perfect . i'm in love !!

  234. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Audrey! or rather, Sabrina!

    La perfezione fatta donna.

  235. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Can she really ride on the bike with those heels?

  236. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:32 am

    poo to all the posts regarding the "reality" of this shot. who cares? let's embrace the IDEA here – the dichotomy of looking impossibly stunning and riding off on a common bicycle. love it. never seen the city, don't know ms. palermo's personality but know i love to see what she is wearing.

  237. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Hey, isn't that Olivia Palermo from "The City" on MTV?

  238. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:47 am

    She is very sexy! i want to be like that :)

  239. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:52 am

    this set up is so fake it's just horrible.

  240. Ross

    October 15, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Nice picture!!!!
    But I don´t believe it!!!!

  241. Maria

    October 15, 2010 at 5:10 am

    Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!!!!!

  242. amor vs. love

    October 15, 2010 at 5:11 am

    what a bike!!!

  243. amor vs. love

    October 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

    what a bike!!!!

  244. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:14 am

    right….she's riding that bike in those shoes and she's riding a man's bike no less. and in all of 5 seconds that Birkin is going to fall off the back of the bike. come on Scott.

  245. Gabriela Ciobanu

    October 15, 2010 at 5:18 am

    lovely idea!

  246. Giuppy d'Aura

    October 15, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Olivia is elegant, sexy, and chic!
    i do love that outfit

  247. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:54 am

    first time i've seen Olivia with a gold Birkin. seen tons of pix of her with her black Birkin, but never with this gold one (it looks new).

  248. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Olivia in bike???? Jajajaja…

  249. KC

    October 15, 2010 at 6:35 am

    women with birkins are chic. women with birkins on bikes are hot.

  250. Phoebe May

    October 15, 2010 at 6:40 am

    This is amazing! Impeccable style and photography!

  251. bego

    October 15, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I can't believe that's her bycicle…sure it's not hers!!
    Imposible wearing those shoes!!

  252. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:59 am

    She looks great but would have been more believable her hailing a cab!

  253. chloé

    October 15, 2010 at 7:14 am

    what a lovely outfit ! love the ankle boots and the bag (: awesome combination..

  254. libelulaseneldesierto

    October 15, 2010 at 7:28 am

    always so perfect! but it's impossible she was riding the bike..or not?!

  255. Juliet

    October 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Oh! She's simply perfect!

  256. Charlene

    October 15, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Because who else could… I absolutely love this! It honestly makes me think..'Forget safety, I'm going to go and put on a pair of 5inch heels and cycle through Marble Arch!' :) x

  257. E...

    October 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Amazing shoes and wonderful bag!!!!

    Love hermès…

  258. Stephanella

    October 15, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Of course she isn't cycling off in that bike! It's a man's bike for a start and where would she put the lock afterwards, in the Birkin? Staged but lovely nonetheless, as fashion often is (both staged and lovely!).

  259. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Audrey! or rather, Sabrina!

    La perfezione fatta donna!

  260. Karen

    October 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

    She looks great…and it's not impossible to bike in heels. I used to bike around Kyoto to school all the time wearing heels though they weren't as tall as Olivia's. You just have to get a good grip on the pedal and it's a piece of cake!

  261. Sheila

    October 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

    First of all it's not difficult to ride in heels, but could be more dangerous since you can't stop the bike with your feet.
    Second. If this girl's got money (referring to her bag) why is she spending like $2000 on shoes 2-3 sizes too big for her feet!? Seems a bit dumb I think. Either she was in a real hurry when picking them up (and she was too lazy to change them) or, more likely, she got them for free from either the designer or the distributor as a gift (but of course not in her actual size) and now she is fashionably desperate enough to wear them anyway because they're just too cute. BTW – Olivia Palermo?

  262. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I love Olivia, and I want her Charlotte Olympia's! Anyone know where her jacket is from? She always gets it right, very chic yet with a modern twist….

  263. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:26 am

    and did she actually GET ON the bike?

  264. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Long life to Olivia Palermo, the definition in person of SOCIALITE! Pure style is running through her veins!

  265. La Petite Marmoset

    October 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I always love her style, you captured it so well!

  266. Danielle

    October 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Those heels!

  267. Loresfashion

    October 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    gorgeous as always!

  268. seesaw designs

    October 15, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    birkin on the bike. pretty nice.

  269. La Feem

    October 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I know everyone seems to love her and all even though she seems quite evil on TV but please, she looks ridiculous here! Would love to see her even try to ride in those shoes!

  270. Valentine

    October 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm


    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  271. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Its all about the shoes…everything else is secondary.

  272. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    fyi, it is MUCH easier to Ride a Bike in high heels than it is to walk in heels – think about it – you just need to use the balls of your feet!

  273. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    She actually fell moments after…Lol…Sart where is that pic?

  274. Anna at ShoeHunting

    October 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Gorgeous, but really? Cycling in heels? I know it can be done, but not so sure in those…

  275. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Does anybody know who the shorts, jacket and glasses are from?? Please?

  276. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    she is very goodlooking, the bike very less…the bag doesnt work with the rest of the outfit though, wrong colour…

  277. Anne

    October 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Mmmm. In fairness the fake set up is at least consistent. It is, of course, a fake birkin. Anyone familiar with the bag could see that.
    Will watch with interest to see if the lovely Scott allows this comment to be posted!

  278. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Her shoes are Charlotte Olympia…really want to know where her jacket is from I love it!

  279. Perfectlounge

    October 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Oh my goodness…!

    swiss design blog —

  280. Monia

    October 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Oh come on, as if such shoes would be an obstacle to ride a bike. Why would it be dangerous when you break using your hands. I´d rather say driving a car with such heels is more dangerous, coz you actually have to use your feet and such plateau shoes.

    Anyways, I live in the Netherlands and drive my bike regularly and proudly this way!

  281. Luca

    October 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I didn't know she ride on a bike!

  282. KENTON magazine

    October 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Killer shoes and such a great bag color for fall!

  283. Heather

    October 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I can't see her biking let alone biking in those heels! Ridic!

  284. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    where i live the 'dressed up with a bike' look is already cliche and out of style. its been on facehunter for years now. once the newyorker does a piece on it calling it 'hipster' anything it becomes embarrassing. not original at all.

    on the other hand she is obviously beautiful. its a waste of so much youth, beauty, effort, and money to be upstages by a laundry list of every trend from the last couple years.

  285. J. Rene'

    October 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    She is so pretty, but yes, like everyone has said-no way is she biking in that. Her bike would be so much more chic!

  286. R.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Wow! Is that picture real?
    Doesn't seems to me like it would..

  287. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    That bike is way too big for her. There is no way she was riding it. It must be staged.

  288. Angeles Almuna Design

    October 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    So trendy, so beautiful and in the perfect time for the perfect click…but I don't think so she's going to ride this bike with those killer shoes…bay the way those shoes are FABULOUS!!!! :)…and the Birkin Bag too!

  289. Cissa Paranaguá

    October 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    OMG! I want those shoes!!!!

  290. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    love the picture :)

    to all the people wondering how she can ride a bike with those high heels: ask the Dutch, they do it all the time!

  291. Janice

    October 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    was she really going to ride a bike in a) those heels b) the shorts and c) a birkin bag to-boot?

    is there a follow up shot?

  292. kendal croix.

    October 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    those heels! perfect.. though not really for biking.

  293. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    this is not for real, a woman in high heels in a bicycle???
    only for the photo

  294. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    "Yuk" on the shoes…everything else is amazingly gorgeous. The shoes look ridiculous; too high…and too dark and too heavy…freakish.

  295. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Olivia is always stunning and for me the issue here is not the bicycle and shoes. I find the Birkin ugly and impractical, despite it's quality and workmanship. It does not help her otherwise chic outfit. I've met plenty of women who feel the need to carry one of these things and it's all about commanding respect.


  296. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I bike everywhere in high heels! So much better, more elegant and quicker then walking. Olivia looks fab and very bike appropriate with shorts instead of a skirt. I love her look.

  297. Vítězslav

    October 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Nice outfit, but I would like to see a picture of her actually riding this bike with those heels and Birkin in her hand or at the back of the bike. :D Or rather a picture of her lying on the road next to the bike? Because I can not believe she is able to ride this bike in those shoes.

  298. Andrey P.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Stylish cycling, very very cool.

  299. Lioko

    October 16, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I just stopped breathing when I saw this!

  300. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Olivia Palermo, socialite/model/actress. So that should explain the questions.

  301. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 4:28 am

    She mixes the light brown of her bag and the outfit's dark pallet so easily..

  302. maduixetes surprise

    October 16, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Lovely shoes!xoxo


    October 16, 2010 at 5:45 am

    she is so elegant and chic! I'm not sure she can cycle with that shoes…o_o

    this is the best fashion blog, the photos are soooo perfect!

  304. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 6:32 am

    I think she is 'too cool' to ride a bike. Not a very convincing shot, though…. Come on Scott, don't lose the magic!

  305. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Does the body rule the bike or does the bike rule the body ?

  306. Taralyn

    October 16, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I have to agree with a number of other comments above… Olivia, as fab as she is in that outfit, is merely posing with the nearest bicycle. Her body language says she is about to grab the bike off the rail and hop on, yet a) that beautiful Birkin is not secure at all, and b) the bike is still locked up to the rail. Sorry Olivia, I would love to believe that you cruise around town in those heels, but it just 'aint happening.

  307. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I wonder (like everybody else here) if she really would have been able to ride that bike in those heels. In particular because it's a boy's bike…with that I mean it not a step-through bike.

  308. Megan {dressed by style}

    October 16, 2010 at 11:21 am

    what a pity you didn't snap her actually peddling away in those killer heels too! ;-)

  309. Dandy

    October 16, 2010 at 11:59 am

    One of the most beatifull girls I ever seen, all the look is just perfect, but most of all she have ''character'' … that's athentic. I want to meet her in London sometime.
    All I can say is 'Respect' from me

  310. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Is it possible to bike in those shoes

    looks very staged and posed

    also i think this olivia would have
    bought some other bike

    her style of clothing
    and bike are not coherent?at all

  311. Vittoria Scarpa

    October 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Amazing I LOVE OLIVIA (:

    Her shoes are simply beautiful..
    Love her..

  312. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Couple reasons i think this photo is staged

    1 the bike isnt for her taste

    2 her bag would be stolen or it would fly away

    3 her dress is neat and tidy and expensive and all- no way she is going to crumble and mess her clothes

  313. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    What a style ! She is wonderful ! I would like to be her !!!!

  314. Mirjam Decoratieve Verftechnieken

    October 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I love all the comments about the heels. We (the Dutch women) ride our bikes in heels all the time. No problem :)

  315. Jessie-Lee

    October 16, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Those shoes are killer!

  316. Aline

    October 16, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    is it real ?
    cause I really really want to believe it !!

  317. y

    October 16, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    "it's a boys bike"… people, that is the frame serious cyclists use because it is stronger than the traditional "girls" bike frame. That said, I don't think the lovely but evil, Olivia, would risk getting chain grease on her legs let alone her wardrobe.

  318. Carrington

    October 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Truth or fiction, I don't care, the whole idea here is fabulous!

  319. D

    October 16, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    She looks great….girls in Japan always ride bikes with heels…girls in Japan also climb mountains in heels…they do everything in heels…

  320. André

    October 16, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    About the heels and the bike…people…take a look at some cities in Europe…Copenhagen, Amsterdam, etc…then see how the girls ride their bicycle there and what they have in their feet.

  321. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 2:14 am

    girl carries a birkin, and rides a bike? Now that's something you wouldn't normally see. But then much are birkins?

  322. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 2:21 am

    she carries a birkin and rides a bike? Now that's a little odd…but then again, how much are birkins?…i see why she opts for cheap transport.

  323. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Right now there are 314 comments, of which 214 are all pretty much identical. Don't people actually READ the comments before posting a comment? Hello….

  324. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:54 am

    come to the netherlands! high heels and bike is nothing unusual.

  325. Lydia F

    October 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Scott, if you love stylish women on bikes you need to come to Oxford. You and your camera would have a busy day! (plus, all the photos would be unstaged (*ahem ahem*)

  326. .....InStyle....

    October 17, 2010 at 11:09 am



  327. Kate

    October 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    It's actually easier to bike in heels than you think… Love the look, it reminds me of my time in Amsterdam.

  328. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Gorgeous but the seat maybe a little too high even for her heels. I do ride with lower heels to work every day, but those pedals look terrible. Also, where are the cords to secure the bag? That's not staying on the rack by itself.

  329. Sthefany Aguiar

    October 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Oh my Good, I'll love this shoe.

  330. Jack Daniel

    October 17, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I don't understand when people are saying that cycling in high heels is not possible…

    It Ă­s possible.

    You should come to Amsterdam. I see these kinda women everyday. And who is this Olivia lady by the way? A singer? News presenter? Tell me…because I don't know who she is and you keep taking pics of her.
    I get the feeling that……………………….

  331. Blaise

    October 18, 2010 at 2:17 am

    She looks gorgeous, with or without the bike…

  332. Ricardo Navarrete (druglord)

    October 18, 2010 at 2:40 am

    I love Olivia, she is so…. chic, simply chic!!! And i love that shoes and the Birkin bag….

  333. Tara's Dolce Vita

    October 18, 2010 at 5:28 am

    She looks amazing! And actually I think it's easier riding a bicycle in those heels than walking!
    Here in The Netherlands everybody uses a bike, a mean even politicians who go to work, the royal family, etc. So do lot's of girls with very high heels ;-)

  334. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 7:04 am

    of course she's not going to ride this bike. This model is not for girls. Typical machine for guys.
    Probably she has no idea how and where to cycle…

  335. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 7:38 am

    biking is only hard if you are wearing pencil skirts, or flare pants, but i doubt that this is her bike

  336. OhSoSmitho

    October 18, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Oh why do I not look like this whilst riding a bicycle? :(

  337. Niina

    October 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

    That's Olivia Palermo, right? She is not going to ride that bike. Definitely not! Sorry.

  338. Oh So Smitho

    October 18, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Who do I not look like this when riding a bicycle? :(

  339. Screaming-Mouth

    October 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I believe I would marry this girl based on this photo, alone. Absolutely beautiful.

  340. Sofié

    October 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I love her new haircut!

    She has something very classic on her looks.

    But that bike, eww, she should have chosen something more classic.

    And C´moon, no one bikes with heels like those and skirt like that.

  341. pashmina

    October 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Very beautiful…. but guess I'm not the first person to comment, "Not in those heals"! Even if you could cycle in them, you'd inevitably go through a puddle and get muddy water all over them… and that would be a shame!

  342. Wolfgang

    October 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Lovely but trying too hard.

  343. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Hey that's Olivia Palermo from The City! love her!

  344. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Where are those leather shorts from??

  345. Angie

    October 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Does anyone know what brand sunglasses she is wearing

  346. VirgĂ­nia Fonseca

    October 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    my God,bike with style… Look at the bag… That's perfect!!!! Ilove it

  347. Rickety Rack Fashion

    October 18, 2010 at 8:56 pm

  348. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Isso Ă© glamur!!

  349. morgan spurr

    October 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    i love this she looks like Olivla Palermo ! the heels are great and so is the bag !

  350. Kara

    October 18, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Cute shoes. Yes I agree, the bike part isn't very believable.

  351. onesilentwinter

    October 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    so funny you have olivia and she is controversial ( hence the con in controversial) you are an amazing photographer but either she stanged it or you did- but iw ill go with she did since it is her specialty!

  352. Luxe Street

    October 19, 2010 at 4:03 am

    What are you men talking about??It is totally possible to ride a bike in heels!I've done it many times!!!And yes, she does it very often!!She's a goddess and the picture is fashion perfection!!

  353. Marissa

    October 19, 2010 at 4:49 am

    this is a men's bike and she's just posing with it, it doesn't belong to her. Simple as that

  354. Verdiales

    October 19, 2010 at 9:15 am

    What's with heels these days. They look like hoofs.

  355. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Every outfit she wears is just awesome, she looks great in anything… those shoes!

  356. IMEANWHAT?!?

    October 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Obviously, she's not really going to ride this. I would never believe serious biking is her thing. for more fashion news including Katy Perry's new Purr frangrance. It's Purrfectly scary!!

  357. T

    October 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    a girl like that wouldn't be cycling a bicycle like that.

  358. anne

    October 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    people, cycling in heels is really not that hard once you get the hang of it! i love those shoes :) and that bag is an amazing classic

  359. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I don't wanna be 'like' her, actually I wish I was her!!
    Perfect from head to toe!

  360. Tigeren aka Chau

    October 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I bike with high heels, so it is possible.


  361. Sophia

    October 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Olivia Palermo =]!

  362. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Can she just take over Vogue magazine and be done with it? She's spot on. Always.

  363. Elizabeth Fay

    October 20, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Keira Knightly lookalike much?!!
    Amazing bag, shoes, glasses, makeup, hair…is she really going to attempt to ride that bike in those heels? Go her!

  364. Sipsu

    October 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm


  365. Marina

    October 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm

  366. christina

    October 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

  367. Anonymous

    October 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Love the shoes! One of these bracelets would look great with this :

  368. Lucine

    October 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    so chic!

  369. Louisa

    October 21, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Those shoes are incredible (and so are her sunglasses and handbag)

    Very brave to wear such a short skirt in the autumn but if I had legs like that…!

  370. Lisa Plus Size

    October 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    That bag is fantastic, I have to admin I'm a bit jealous…

  371. Plus Size Dorita

    October 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Those heels are to die for, but I'd be worried about getting them stuck in the bike pedals.

  372. MandaPanda Doll

    October 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    don't know if she really was going to ride that bike either, but her shoes – well the whole outfit – I luv it!

  373. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    this is SO setup—come on now.

  374. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    She is wearing Charlotte Olimpia Minerva laser cut suede pumps:)around 1200 us dollar.beautiful.
    regards from istanbul…

  375. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    That is a very short skirt.

  376. Key

    October 22, 2010 at 4:36 am

    absolutely fabulous

  377. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Okay, so say she can cycle in those heels – but I seriously doubt Ms Palermo, a New Yorker would be able to scoot off with any conviction having, I imagine, limited knowledge of South London – she happens to be under Waterloo Bridge which is a fair old hike from the usual tourist places… I know it's only across the river from Somerset House, but really….

  378. Hanna

    October 22, 2010 at 11:08 am

    She looks a little like Audrey Hepburn.
    The face, the expression. The hair.
    Not the outfit though, but who knows what she'd be wearing if she were young today?

  379. Heidi

    October 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Well, I'm not going to say something about her heels & riding a bike in them because THAT subject has been covered enough in comments.

    Her legs. Wowza.


    October 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

  381. Love ya!

    October 23, 2010 at 6:27 am

    It's imposible to do that! She looks very pretty wearing this heels. But it isn't a good an idea!

    Saludos, Love ya!

  382. Posh Blog

    October 23, 2010 at 6:40 am

    yes I want to see her bike on those heels. Do you have more pix?

  383. Anonymous

    October 23, 2010 at 10:05 am

    So she's the one who nicked my bike! Police!!!

  384. Christos

    October 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Love the look, love the legs! I would very much like to see how she was planning on riding that bike with those shoes!

  385. hi there love

    October 25, 2010 at 6:22 am

    She looks amazing!

  386. Anonymous

    October 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Shoes looks dsquared last season, everything but the girl

  387. Liv

    October 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    damn.she is so pretty

  388. lauralu

    October 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    i just dont believe she has ridden a bike in the past ten years, at all!


  389. Pia

    October 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I think Olivia has great sense of style. She's true to herself. I admire that. Que bella!

  390. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Not commenting on whether Olivia was actually cycling, but having just come back from Amsterdam, I can guarantee that many fashionable ladies can ride bicycles in high heels. Very high heels.

  391. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 2:04 am

    I bike in heels, not that pointy heels though.

  392. entertainmentce

    October 27, 2010 at 2:25 am

    yes!! you are on the right way keep it up ..with all your things
    av rack

  393. Narina

    October 27, 2010 at 8:11 am

    wow! I love her shoes, nd the leather shorts anf the chic sunglasses, and the instyle bag. The outfit goes so well! This is the perfect example of street style! However I agree with the heels and bike condraction. Nevertheless, she looks great, and I would love to know where she got those shoes from! ;)

  394. Frida

    October 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Love this picture Scott! She looks gorgeous…Can anyone tel me which sunglasses she is wearing? I love them and wanna have them!!! xx

  395. andjela3xo

    October 31, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Impecable style, as always :)
    Love those Charlotte Olympia booties :) x

  396. Anonymous

    November 1, 2010 at 10:05 am

    it's not her bike, its locked

  397. nielsoos

    November 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

    For real ppl, I love Olivia her style, but do you seriously think she is going to cycle? The girl obviously takes a taxi, and the bike is locked. However cycling with heels is easier than walking on them.

    Hyped the look!
    Follow me on twitter

  398. Anonymous

    November 8, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Definitely a staged shot.

    I'm just going to leave my Birkin at the back while I ride across London. Sure.

    But still gotta love the heels.

  399. Maria

    November 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    She is flawless, but I am sick of looking at all this girls in bikes with heels. Are they for real?
    And Olivia, is stunning and all, but I am sure she doesn't even know how to ride a bike.

  400. le marais

    November 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    holala; cycling with the birkin bag! This is it.

  401. Anonymous

    November 13, 2010 at 8:10 am

    i've seen women in 5 inch heels maneuver a bike during rush hour in vietnam. scary but doable, apparently.

  402. jodoh

    November 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    She has no intention of biking (check her body language). Plus the bike is locked solid. She does looks good, though.

  403. Anonymous

    November 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Boo hoo it's staged, so what?

    Do you believe that stylish people are just ten a penny around London's Somerset House year round? Or that everyone in London looks like an extra from Mad Max?
    A lot of the images are from fashion weeks and the London ones are nearly always Brick Lane/Shoreditch and Somerset House. Sartorialist is just capturing stuff he likes and it's obvious that much of it is done in compliance with the subject. Is it because it's Olivia Palermo in skyscraper heels next to a bike that you all object?

    I like it because it's the first time I've seen her dress her age and with some playfulness about her.

  404. Anonymous

    December 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    That's a men bicycle, she clearly wasn't the rider.

  405. Florence

    December 13, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Olivia Palermo riding a bike?! I never thought I'd see the day!
    Lets just hope her Birkin is strapped on tight!!

  406. Vinny

    December 16, 2010 at 1:58 am

    actually its quite easy to cycle in heels you use you're toe's instead of you're arch…….. though it is a bit awkward to begin with

  407. Anonymous

    December 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Heels from Casadei


  408. Narina

    January 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I think the impossibility of this picture is what makes it so interesting! After all, it's these unusual things that we see in our routine daily lives that stand out :D
    So, who cares whether she was actually about to get on that bike with those black leather hort shorts, gorgeous charlotte olympia heels and fabulous Birkin leather bag! I just wish we saw more of this!


  409. nemo107

    January 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    wow. this picture is already fomous. glad i found the source. congrats. i admire your guts. i can't remember how many great shots i have missed because of being embarrassed.

  410. GUGA

    February 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    one word…


  411. Anonymous

    June 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    check out the seat height on that bike. it's obviously not set for her, i.e. she's just posing with the bike.

  412. Name*

    August 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    OMG! Watch the Birkin it may fall off the bike!!! Delicious and delightful!!!

  413. ann

    April 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    What an amazing shot! Plus she is gorgeous!

  414. Kathryn

    May 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Love her style, especially the shoes. I don’t mind that the pic is posed. What worries me is that she looks dangerously skinny in my opinion. I’d like to see her with some healthy curves.

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