Our fellow blogging friend and constantly glamorous Super Kawaii Mama loved our shop, including the Disco-bright reflective legwarmers, Lemon Straw Deluxe Shopper, Pink and red floral pannier and Edith handlebar bag.
Sydney is holding its Tweed Ride next weekend! Yay for chaps and ladies decking themselves out in their glory in the Emerald City, we wish we could be there.
We think it’s time the Tweed Ride came south to Melbourne too, maybe when it’s less super-freezing….
Melbourne’s Craft Cartel, as part of Moreland City Council’s Coburg Carnivale, are presenting High Viz Vogue, a DIY cycling fashion workshop which aims to get cyclists out of lycra and into something with a bit more style.
The workshop is free – all you have to is bring your helmet and/or other clothing you’d like to make cycle-friendly, or start from scratch using the supplied materials. If you don’t know your needle from your thread, local designer Miss Viz will be there to help out.
The event will end with a fashion parade of the end products, with prizes for best design supplied by Crumpler – and then everyone will ride their bikes with style through Moreland, led by Sugar Spokes all female bike crew. We can’t wait to see what people come up with!
11:00 – 13:00
Saturday 19 June 2010
Cnr Victoria & Louisa Streets, Coburg
In the 50s and 60s, proper young ladies were instructed to never to leave the house without matching gloves, hat and shoes.
Now, we love seeing how cyclists match their outfit to their ride. This girl has given herself a red, white and blue theme – red step-through frame, red scarf, red and blue check coat, red and blue Crumpler messenger bag, topped and tailed with a white helmet and white shoes. Love it.
We can only dream…
Rush hour in Utrecht, Amsterdam. And look! Everyone riding around in their normal, every day clothes.
We have been dusting off our schoolgirl French and lusting after DOYOUVelo’s trench coats.
This French company mainly produces high-end (we’re talking up to around $350) trench-style raincoats for men and women made from waterproof, breathable, and reflective fabric. Each coat has extra pull-out armband reflectors and a roomy hood which might even fit over your helmet.
DOYOUVelo’s range also includes rain hats and messenger bags.
DOYOUVelo is currently available only in Paris and Lyon and through the DOYOUVelo’s French language store.
But us a ticket to France! Je parle francais un petit peu…
National Ride to Work Week is happening on Wednesday 13 October and I’ve already registered myself with Bicycle Victoria for this year’s ride and events at Federation Square.
Coincidentally on the same day as I submitted my registration I came across this fantastic article over at Cyclelicious in the Washington Post about a law firm that’s started a bike share program for its employees. With city bike share programs just starting to launch around Australia (Melbourne‘s only a week or so ago, Brisbane in September), maybe other companies in Australia will be inspired to start a smaller scale bike share program themselves, just like Nixon Peabody.
And as a former paralegal/lackey who was responsible for carting documents all over town, I know that I would’ve loved to have been able to hop on a bike to get myself to court faster.
Guy Hills is one of the founders of the Dashing Tweeds, the supplier of our fabulous Disco-bright reflective wool legwarmers and the reflective, waterproof tweed fabric for our upcoming bespoke cycling capes.
It’s always nice to put a face and a voice to a name – so here you can see Guy in real life, being interviewed by Tom Stubbs for Finch’s Quarterly.
Melburnians love their black outfits, especially in winter. Standing on Swanston Street, I despaired of finding any cyclists who weren’t wearing head-to-toe black fleece or lycra.
Then this adorable girl came into view with her pink bike, bright blue pants and green scarf. She gave me a fleeting glimpse of colour in a sea of black while she waited for the tram passengers to alight.
And off she goes!
If you’re wondering how Freehands Gloves work, check out this video demonstrating the magnetic finger tips. Seriously nifty.
Wow if you got these handlebars installed on your bike you’d certainly turn some heads.
via Design Kug