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  1. Darrell

    May 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Girls on bikes!!!!
    With heels!
    {I’ll avoid my suspicious nature and stipulate that she is not the head of the largest bike theft ring in Europe.}

  2. Allison

    May 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    This is how I bike to work, headphones-in and helmet-less, when I don’t have time to change into sneakers, or room for the extra pair of shoes! She looks much more stylish than my cycling-late-professorial self, though. This is a lovely image with great light, balance, and carefree energy. It is also a sobering reminder to always leave myself an extra couple of minutes in the morning.

  3. Noemi

    May 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Nice bike!

  4. justray

    May 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Love a woman on a bike. The black skirt does it, but those legs are fantastic. And the shoes top it off nicely.

  5. Trinity

    May 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Great shoes!

  6. Gaptoothedgirl

    May 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Yes!!! Heels on bike with rockstud you can go everywhere !!!
    XOX, Gap.

    • Maggie

      May 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Hell on wheels is more like it!

  7. M

    May 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Beautiful! I will pay her to bear me a child!

  8. Salem

    May 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Soon I will be back in milan. love

  9. Une petite Bruxelloise

    May 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    My worst fear is true: girls on bikes look amazing only if they are tall. Otherwirse, they look just good.

  10. Brizz

    May 23, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Legs, skirt, shoes – cool, sexy, everything. But the bike identifies the personality.

  11. Bojan

    May 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Great shoot! She looks gorgeous!

  12. lauriel

    May 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    That’s bravery, to put those Valentinos that close to metal bike gears! I like the imagery juxtaposition, but think that must not happen that much in reality. I know I’d fear for the safety of mine, at least! ;)

    ~ lauriel @

  13. Sarah

    May 23, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I’m inspired to cycle in my Valentino’s!

  14. edwardo

    May 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Truly an eye-catching and stylish photographic subject!

  15. milex

    May 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I miss my bike… but I am too scared of riding it in my city.

    • Muckenbruch

      May 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Just do it!
      The more people are cycling the less dangerous it becomes on the whole.

  16. Tiana

    May 24, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Wow, she looks incredible! I love everything about this photo :)
    Tiana x

  17. Ma numesc Bucuresti

    May 24, 2014 at 4:24 am

    She is something else wearing those heels and cycling!

  18. Adiyam

    May 24, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Valentino heels for bike riding in the city. Way to go! :) Love it!

  19. claudia

    May 24, 2014 at 8:04 am

  20. fe

    May 24, 2014 at 8:30 am


  21. Emilia

    May 24, 2014 at 9:45 am

    This picture is one of the best in my opinion on The Sartorialist. I love her outfit and how chic she looks, and how patient and mildly interested she seems about her surroundings. And those shoes are fantastic. Amazing photograph.

  22. PDL

    May 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

    A total unique way of dressing. Her top and Balenciaga bag look casual, something urban, but look at her Valentino heels! Especially riding a bike with that look.

  23. Nicole

    May 24, 2014 at 10:12 am

    The pause is beautiful–she pauses from her travel through the city. The contrast between motion and pause is captured beautifully by you here.

  24. Dave

    May 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

    What a delight to see this photo today. The only way it could be better would be to be there but then I might not recover from such a lovely sight.

  25. supal {chevrons & éclairs}

    May 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

    LOVE these she’s biking in valentinos! x

  26. swingsnowman

    May 24, 2014 at 11:57 am

    City biking is amazing. So chic.

  27. Pinker Please

    May 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Lovely! Love her style biking in her Rockstud Valentinos!! I Like the way she carries her Balenciaga as well! Love everything about this pic!!! So amazing!!

  28. Gabriel

    May 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Always great to see a girl on a bike in heels, warm light shot.

  29. Theodora

    May 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Love those shoes….Great shot!

  30. Little Miss Katy

    May 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    This is fantastic! I love how the rest of her outfit is so simple and then POW! Those shoeees <3 xx

    Katy |

  31. Lindsey

    May 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  32. jul

    May 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    AMAZING photo. Hope you like mines in Paris. Kisses .

  33. Maggie

    May 24, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Ready, set, let’s go SuMmer!

  34. Denisa

    May 25, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Really perfect photo. Hm.. “O)

  35. Martine

    May 25, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Absolutely love that she is biking in those shoes. She didn’t even opt for the flats!

  36. CBC

    May 25, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Hot and Cute… V shoes

  37. Celine

    May 25, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Valentino shoes and a city bike, she looks so cool.

  38. Francesca

    May 25, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Valentino pumps and bike… mad XD


  39. Jen

    May 25, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I couldn’t walk in those heels, let alone bike in them. Kudos to her!

  40. Irene

    May 25, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Where did all the “real” people go? I’m sick and tired of seeing fashionistas in (those!) Valentino sandals — and every other popular runway piece — all over this blog. As much as you claim portraying authentic style around the world, most of the pictures in this blog actually display the absurdly high adquisitive power of the fashion elite and its lack of originality. I’m much more inspired by anonymous, style-savvy women than by the so-called fashion “crème de la crème”.

    • Jennesia

      May 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      I find it ironic that you are able to identify all the “popular runway” pieces on this blog, but you purport to be somehow above the influence of the fashion industry. Maybe it isn’t the fashion “elite” who lack originality; can’t afford Valentino’s? Neither can I. Don’t be upset about it, use your imagination. As a side note, be mindful of how you use the word authentic. If you’re suggesting that this woman is in any way less authentic than the women Scott shot in, say, Morocco (because they weren’t wearing Valentino), then I’d urge you to understand that fashion is always already a construction regardless of where you shop or who you draw inspiration from. The idea that there is a pure, unadultered, authentic ‘style’ is a myth; a moral highground for people like you to stand on while making uninteresting critiques of the fashion industry. Want to critique the fashion industry? That’s completely fair and I think there are important criticisms to be made; but here you’ve failed to adequately address the real concerns that underly our consumption/overconsumption and representation/misrepresentation of style and fashion.

      • Jess

        May 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

        Bravo Jennesia and how true!

        And how angry you must be Irene not to see the beauty in this picture. Who wouldn’t want to be stunning on a bike in a pair heels or otherwise and this woman is stunning (Valentino’s or not). Aparently Irene you only happen to look at the blog when it fancies you or you would see the other equally beautiful images of subjects in Moracco and beyond. Open your eyes and your mind before you type.

    • Tracy

      May 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Irene. If you are still following this lengthy discussion, just want you to know I didn’t think your comment construed any angry or jealous feelings. Not sure how that attack started. I think the outfit is pretty boring myself and am also tired of seeing those shoes everywhere. Even though she may have style, the image lacks the inspiration I hope to find at the Sartorialist.

    • Nicky

      June 10, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Totally agree.

  41. Marie

    May 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Definitely got the “cool factor” I think the fact that she’s wearing heels on a bicycle makes it stand out even more. Great shot :)

  42. Nina

    May 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Love this!!

  43. Shannon

    May 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Oh man, biking in Valentino heels? I want to be her! Great shot!

  44. Sandra

    May 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I love your blog and the pictures you post are amazing every single time! But I always wonder if there are no “plus size” people out there who are stylish enough to be shot? Maybe they’re harder to find, but it would be so much fun to see some pictures and get inspired by someone a bit more full figured like myself and many other women out there. Maybe just to show that we also exist and some of us are very stylish too ;) Just some thoughts I had. This is one of my favorite blogs anyway, so thank you for doing what you’re doing :)

    • Petite Petite

      May 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Scott has definitely captured more “plus” sized women in the past. The thing about Europe, at least in Italy and France, is that, there aren’t a lot of “plus” sized people around. An average French/Italian women is skinnier than an average American women.

    • Cal

      August 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

      Have to agree, come on Scott surely you don’t think only very thin ladies can rock style??

  45. Blah

    May 25, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Thats comfortable.

  46. Madeliene Rose

    May 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Proving my theory that Italian women will always don heels!

  47. Hubert

    May 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

    It is funny how foreigners (especially Americans) are so surprised about using 2-wheels means of transportation to commute, i.e. driving a bike in a suit or in a nice dress/heels.
    I do it on a daily basis (I mean the suit, not the dress & heels) and I neither feel strange nor have an urge to wear a tracksuit to do it… I mean why people should not do it? Even our young PM does! :-)

    • jett

      May 26, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      That is funny–I live in the U.S. and half the people in my office bike to work. And we dont wear biking clothing, as we are on our way to work.

  48. Mónica Sors (Mes Voyages à Paris)

    May 26, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Really cool, I love bikes + street style! :)

  49. Claude

    May 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Great photo, I love the light. As someone who bikes in the city on a daily basis – I have to bring up that it is very irresponsible to do so without a helmet. I would like to see people wearing helmets and still being stylish.

    • Muckenbruch

      May 29, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Tell that to the thousands of people on bikes in bike-friendly countries as the Netherlands or Denmark. They will laugh you out of town.

      Besides this is a style- and fashionblog and, sorry, the average helmet looks awful.

      • LIZPR

        June 2, 2014 at 11:41 am

        I agree, helmets are so ugly and not as common in Europe where everybody cycles, but I’ve made Claude’s point too – when the day comes that helmets include a cool design to complement its function, I’ll be a happy girl. I’ve seen some helmet add-ons that are hilarious – like fish-shaped wind socks.

        I don’t care how stylish my outfit is – when I hop on my bike, I wear the ugly helmet. I cannot trust the drivers in Toronto.

  50. Jime

    May 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    She ‘ s got tango legs!

  51. sophie

    May 26, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    And in heels… you gotta give it to her.

    Sophie x

  52. Jill

    May 26, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Wow! Now that is dedication to being chic while on the go! Brava!

  53. Alexis @ BPR

    May 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    I love this women. She is so chic and the heels while riding a bike made me laugh. So gorgeous.

  54. Gaia

    May 27, 2014 at 2:58 am

    it looks AMAZING! love it!<3


  55. StreetLounge

    May 27, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Wow, those shoes and a bicycle – what an awesome chick! :)

  56. Monica Sors

    May 27, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Wow, love it so much!!

    Mónica Sors

  57. Stella

    May 27, 2014 at 5:35 am

    My feet hurt just looking at this…

  58. dario fattore

    May 27, 2014 at 8:43 am

    le rockstud per andare sulla bici non le vedo propiamente comode, in ogni modo bel contrasto sportive chic

    dario fattore –

  59. Mark W

    May 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

    She looks comfortable and getting where she has to go–all that matters. Love the legs and love this shot.

  60. Teresa Morone

    May 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

  61. CC

    May 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Debated the bike-with-heels maneuver this past weekend as well. I was not as brave as this young lady and didn’t go through with it. Then again, it was a Citibike, so my excuse is that they’re much more clunky…

  62. Marcela

    May 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    With Valentino is always better!

  63. all-in-the-silhouette

    May 28, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Honestly….not so great in my opinion. Looks forced and uncomfortable and draws attention to her legs in an unflattering way.

  64. bill

    May 28, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Dreamy legs

  65. junglesiren

    May 30, 2014 at 1:26 am

    All is cute but those Valentino shoes are ugly no matter how you slice it. I don’t understand how they got to be such a big thing but I know that even if I had the kind of budget that would allow me to spend that much money on a pair of shoes… I’d decline. With all respect to Mr. Valentino.

  66. Vanessa

    June 17, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I had no idea that these shoes were Valentino, perhaps that shows how little I know. I have been following this website for a while and have a book and when I look through images I do not necessarily see the “Fashion elite”. I think when you come from countries like Italy or France it is almost a part of the culture to dress well, to wear the right fabrics. Not that I am saying that dressing well means only buying from expensive brands such as Valentino, but there is this mentality of spending a bit more money on what you wear because it lasts longer.
    You can be surprised at how expensive lesser known brands are because of the quality of their clothing. My mother, for example is not a fashionista, but her knowledge of dressmaking informs what she buys and it usually is not cheap, but lasts.

  67. shawna

    July 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    love the shoes, love that you see how fashionable everyday Italians are…one of my MOST favorite things about Italy, the effortless style..just discovered your work, enjoying it

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