Sunday, April 27, 2008

bike chic: apparently it is possible















Lately everywhere you look "eco-consumerism" is all the rage, from those "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" bags everyone seems to be toting (to the left, Keira Knightley) to high-end designers making clothes with 100% organic cotton (the simple dress to the left is from Phillip Lim's Go Green Go line). I am all for people buying these wonderful products (believe me, I know you guys hear about them enough), but as much as I wish I could, I can't afford a lot of the eco-chic clothes out there, so I try to help out the environment a little by doing other things such as biking.


Spring is here and I TRY to ride my bike everywhere because a) I can't drive yet (finally taking drivers ed in fall) and b) it's good for the environment and it's free. When you picture a serious biker you may picture someone in head to toe spandex not unlike Jane Fonda here....



BUT, it does not have to be that way, as many celebs or just plain stylish people on bikes have proven. I have been to Amsterdam where it seems like EVERYONE rides a bike, and have witnessed it myself. I also find Copenhagen Style Chic to be an inspiration.. basically they take pictures of stylish women riding bikes, it may sound a little creepy but think of it as a Facehunter/Sartorialist except on BIKES! some pictures:







amazing, no?

9 comments:

Sugar Pop said...

haha, too bad I look absolutely disgusting on my man, athletic bike ;)

Caroline said...

i know!! everything looks cooler when you're riding a bike..

August said...

What a coinky-dink! I just posted about riding my bike everywhere. And so have a few other blogs lately. It seems we're all on the "bike-wagon". tee-hee

Molly :] said...

i spend most of my time in copenhagen/amsterdam as my mums obsessed with denmark, and my uncle lives in amsterdam. so i basically go there whenever i can, and your right, its quite scarily jam packed with bikes. i felt a bit of an outcast walking around town :)
Would you like to exchange links>? x

Adele said...

wow thats really cool
my biki looks nothing like that at all
its like pale pink lol
id ride my bike to college but its like an hour away lol! and i dnt have the stamina lmao! and my hair wud go disgustingly horrible lol!
those are interesting photos!
xxx

Andy said...

I hate bikes! lool.

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xxx

Mimnor said...

Ha in Paris a lot of girls use bike and i've never understood how they could stay so chic !

August said...

Just wanted to let you know I linked this post!

Melva said...

People should read this.