Bike Wardrobe Remix du Jour

It's Friday, here's this week's Bike Wardrobe Remix:

Fixie Mixte

Fixed Marianne, Charles River
cotton floral button-down: manufacturer unknown
black cotton leggings: Target
black cotton running shorts: Champion
sandals: Naot "Rachel"
bicycle: Motobecane Mirage mixte, fixed-gear conversion
bicycle bag: Zimbale
This is on the Charles River Trail in Boston

Le Bon Bon Multicolore

I was wearing
a navy blue sleeveless blouse with cream birds from XXI,
vintage Paris silk scarf,
handmade knit fanny pack by the lovely Tara-Lynn over at Yarnovermovement,
vintage tennis skirt in cream and green gingham,
striped socks by Calvin Klein
and vintage leather booties.


top: slip from dollar a pound that I dyed.
bikini top: you can see the straps so we'll list this as part of the outfit. retro bikini top from dollar a lb!
skirt: a.b.s via garment district. I love how many patterns it has all at once!
shoes: vibram 5 fingers. hop hop.

N and E
8 June 2010

On N.:
Polo: Banana Republic Factory
Pants: Banana Republic Factory
Wingtip Shoes: vintage
Helmet: Lazer
Bike: Raleigh

On E.:
Blazer: C&C
Tank: Target
Belt: Old Navy
Skirt: Banana Republic Factory
Wedges: Naturalizers, via DSW
Helmet: Nutcase
Bike: Takara

Almost a bike date...



Just got back from 10 days in Maui and wish I was still there!

The Damian Marley tune, "Count Your Blessings" is big on the islands right now, so I hope this little film will help you feel a little Aloha for yourself.


fauxnique shows us how to doll up and ride

Performance artist Fauxnique (a.k.a. Monique Jenkinson) is car-free and fabulous. Watch her demonstrate how a drag queen gets ready to commute to work in the morning.



Macaframa New York Trip from MACAFRAMA on Vimeo.

A stylish recap of some local boys and girls' trip to the Big Apple. Do yourself a big favor and check it.


Bike Wardrobe Remix: Boys, boys, boys, boys, boys

Bike Wardrobe Remix is proud to feature some styling male cyclists from around the globe this week.   As always, submit your BWR photo to our group for the opportunity to appear on the pages of Vélo Vogue!

Brotherhood BMX
rider: Boris Mukhin
cap: www.croota.com
pedals and sprocket www.brotherhoodbmx.com
car: zhiguli
Kazan City, Russia


Mr. Lovely Bicycle
His and Hers Motobecane on the Beach, Southern Maine
striped long-sleeve tee: H&M
linen cut-offs: Gap
cycling glasses: Belmont Wheelworks
shoes: Specialized SPD clipless
bikes: his and hers Motobecane Mirage
bags: Carradice and Zimbale
For a ride in Southern Maine


2010-07-16 white brown
shirt and shorts - both from H&M,
both are a linen/cotton mix, great for summer
shoes - Camel Active
Frankfurt, Germany


Traffic Bikes
The New Bike

Me: Sperry boatshoes, Brooks Bros seersucker pant & linen shirt. Stetson fedora. I need a better warm-weather hat, but as it is I'm liking my summer clothes.
This bike's setup, with an internally geared hub, fenders, and a belt-drive transmission, is perfect for riding with real clothes on. I don't even roll up my pant legs.
trafficbikes.com,  South Hampton, New York

Roque del Castillo

Globe Roll 01 fixie
Country Road sweater, thrifted
Penshoppe (Philippines) jeans
Simple sneakers

Sydney, Australia

Oddball Films


This beauty and her bike were among the guests at a series of classic bike film shorts at Oddball on Capp Street.
Oddball is an amazing labryinth of film reels with a little upstairs theater. That night, we saw vintage bike safety films, as well as soome, classic car propaganda by GM. Get off those silly bikes, y'all.



Vogue Out My Window

I've been working from home a lot. The commute is about 30 seconds from my bed to my desk [insert coffee HERE]. So I haven't gotten out much (besides from Biking to the Cup). And yet, this being San Francisco, I sometimes have nice views from my window.
Vogue outside my window

Away she goes!
Vogue outside my window



Scrapertown from California is a place. on Vimeo.

Some local inspiration about why a bicycle is so significant in global change. Think local, act global.

Or as my friends like to say, Change Your Life, Ride a Bike!


Morning Commute

IMAG0750 This was my ride down Market Street in San Francisco this morning.  There were as many cyclists behind me as there were in front of me.  These are all commuters, the most technical clothing item, a windbreaker.  Shoes not clipped in, not toe clipped.  This is bike culture happening before our eyes.  Build the lanes, the bikes will come.

panhandle plaid

plaid pants in panhandle
All types of fashion. All types of bikes. All types of vogue.


Bike to the Cup - The Afterglow

Really? Is it over? Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!

Let's relive the moments!

KT and her vuvu are happy to see you. (I had to say it.)
Oranje panda

Adrienne captures the great pre-game enthusiasm! Go Oranje!
Go Dutch!

Everyone loves a Dutch girl.


A Valencia Street storefront send a message of solidarity.
Hup Holland Hup!

Free for all - Sunday's Final brought out people of many colors! Que Viva Mexico!
Ride With A Message

KT knows how to spot the Hot Dudes on Bikes. Que Viva Espana!
Another Hot Spain Dude

Who cares who won the Final - whose Rouge et Noir is hotter?
Battle of the Motobecanes

OK. Spain deserved the Win. Que Viva Espana!

The World Cup brings people together - for better or for worse.


Bike Wardrobe Remix: Hats, Winklepickers, and the Pope

Ever wonder what real people wear while riding bikes?  Here is our latest Bike Wardrobe Remix roundup.  Enjoy!
Emma Halawi
Bicycle Vest
Blazer - Second hand
Hat - Some shop in Japan
Shirt - Primark
Vest - World used market
Skirt - h&m
Shoes - New Balance
Bag - Spinns
Aeroplane Broach - Topshop
Bike - I found abandoned in a bush, took him home and fixed him up.
On a bike ride in Fukuoka, Japan on a lovely sunny day.
Trek 560
On Mom: 
Pants- Anthropology
Shoes - Eco Simple
sweater - Urban Outfitters
Hat - H&M
Boy - traditional Mongolian jacket, 
no-frills jeans
Lady LDN
Cycle Saturday: Making tracks to Richmond

We managed to get space on the train - what you can't see are all the Ascot Ladies that piled onto this train, heading to the races... it was manic!
Details for Bike Wardrobe Remix
* Headscarf: Dorothy Perkins
* Moustache Necklace: Tatty Devine
* Earrings & Bracelets: Topshop
* T-Shirt: ‘Tee & Cake’ @ Topshop
* Belt: Oasis
* Shorts: Gap
* Tights: M&S
* Patent Winklepickers: Topshop
Birthday Greg
birthday.  7.5.10
outfit: 100% thrifted
bike: Fannini- blessed by Pope John Paul


Here Today Gone To Maui

This is me waving Aloha to you for the next 10 days.
vacation is niiiiiiiice
Will be enjoying some R&R in Maui. Ramona and Adrienne will be here to keep you company. I have also scheduled some fun vélo posts so you don't get bored at work.

Until then, Maui No Ka Oi.


Seni Felic: Suspenders, Socks & Sausages

Meet Seni.

Not only does he ride his bike around town with an incredibly creative sense of style...

he is also the owner of SF Grill - a mobile sausage and burger stand that boasts some of the best local, free-range turkey burgers and turkey sausages in SF. You can catch him at the Divisadero Market on Sundays or the Upper Haight Market on Wednesday evenings.

waiting for SF Grill burger

Mr. Mojo @ SF Grill

So if your ride is giving you those hints to refuel, don't deprive yourself of some good eats. Get yourself an SF Grill sausage on the double!
italian sausage?

More background about Seni Felic and SF Grill here. Also on Yelp.


Vive le Vélo + Film

On Bastille Day, July 14th the Hotel Rex will play host to the French-Language Disposable Film Festival.

For this particular soirée, the Disposable Film crew has put together their most intriguing French-Language short films for us to enjoy the Joie of Film at our very own Hotel Rex. The screening begins at 8:00pm but we’ll be serving French-inspired drink specials in our Library Bar starting at 6:00pm. Attendance is free.

More info about the event on the Joie de Vivre blog.

KT will be there avec le Rouge et Noir, probably wearing something like this:
France's big comeback


Sol Stylin'

Sol is Stylin'!
On a not so sunny day, I met Sol coincidentally right in front of Cafe du Soleil, one of my favorite SF hangouts (AWESOME pain au chocolat and a nice selection of wines by the glass). It was right after the Holland v. Brazil game. Though not dolled up in World Cup spirit, Sol was chic'ed out from head-to-toe with an ultra-feminine look. Any cyclist wearing a crinoline under her dress gets extra points - going the extra mile to catch some air as she billows down the block. Very Vogue!


Bike To Bar Photo Contest Winners Announced!

We have a winner! Chi-Town definitely takes the cake!

Thanks for all the fantastic submissions to our Bike To Bar Photo Contest from all you fabulous cyclists. We have a winner, and two runners-up! Winner will receive the Chrome giveaway package and runners-up will receive a pair of moreno wool Chrome socks! We will be contacting you for your mailing addresses.

Winner: Lorena Cupcake, Chicago
Bike to Bar: Handlebar
I'm drunkenly leaning on a pile of bikes! My Specialized Globe mixte, Rory's vintage fixed Raleigh, Archie's beater Bianchi

INSPIRATION: my bike helmet

OUTFIT: Nubby Twiglet Tshirt, Target skirt

ACCESSORIES: Outlaw motorcycle helmet with Bikers World aviator googles (usually velcro'd to the top, they didn't come together), H&M knockoff DMs, self silkscreened tote bag, Leg Avenue checkered thigh high, We Love Colors striped thigh high

Runner-Up: Patrick Augustin, New York
Patrick Augustin
I am wearing a chrome zip down hoddie, chrome citizen black and red bad and chrome kursk shoes.

My bike is a 2010 Specialized Langster with red Oury grips and red B43's.

I am on the lower east side of Manhattan. I am headed to Fontana's Bar on 105 Elridge Street NY, NY.

Fred(!), Chicago
Kuma's Corner 2
Outfit- TACCONI Sport Cycling cap, Twin Anchor's T, Levi's 511's, Onitsuka Tiger in green/ blue

Bike- Swobo Sanchez, electric blue Velocity Deep V's laced to All-City hubs, SRAM S300 courier cranks, Crank Bros Headset, 3T Mutant stem, Bontrager carbon seatpost.

Bar- Kuma's corner. Best... Burgers... Period.

So there you have it! Keep riding to your every day joints and don't be afraid to send Vélo Vogue your fab shots while you're at it. THANKS AGAIN, AND RIDE ON!

Paul Picks The Bicycle

El pulpo Paul...sabé!
Paul the Oracle Octopus says bikes win over cars any day!


Ibiza Comes to Civic Center

You can't go wrong with the Paraguay v. Spain Quarterfinals match at the Civic Center - Fiesta on the Plaza! A little preview of what's in store for the FINAL... if Paul the Octopus is right.

Ride your bike to the Cup! SF Bike Coalition will be providing free bike valet to protect your ride while you watch the beautiful game on the big screen at the Civic Center!


KT Rocks The Bike with Adam Pastana

Best part about riding the bike routes in SF is running into your friends just like that. The Wiggle is one of the best places for that to happen, especially when your friend's bike is jammin' out the sweet tunes!


Bike Wardrobe Remix: Summer Sweeties

Here's the latest roundup of real people in their own clothes out riding their bikes.  Upload your Bike Wardrobe Remix to our Flickr Group and you may see yourself on the pages of Vélo Vogue.

great day for bike commuting and a baseball game
Gorgeous weather and not too warm. On my way to work, a woman in an SUV stopped me to tell me she liked my skirt :) And on my way home, I ran into Christine on her bike; she was on her way to the Twins game :)
all remixed.
dotted top: from a swap with friends
skirt: tulle
shoes: Target
belt: Target
bracelets: Tiffany
sunglasses: Coach, xmas gift from Aaron
Simply Bike
Green no.1
Green top - F21
White tank - too old too remember
Slate shorts - Gap
Sandals - Target
Pendant - Anthropologie
Green Bike - Electra Hawaii Cruiser
 Cosmo Blue
Dress: Liz Lange Maternity target
Sweater: Vintage
Shoes: Crocs
Bike: Electra Townie

Little Remix:
Dress: Mama made cupcake birthday dress
Sandals: Target
Scarf: C.I.C.L.E.org social ride gift
Crown: 99 cent store
Magic Wand: 99 cent store
Bike: Electra hawaii
Warszawa Rowerowa - Warsaw Cyclists - Kasia
This submission is from Warsaw Poland and we are unable to translate the outfit details
Does it really matter?
Anna Daydreaming, Greifenstein
Another photo without wardrobe details but lovely nonetheless.
Bike: out for a Danube day trip
smiley panda
We finally get to see her beautiful face!
shirt - H&M
vest - H&M
bag - vintage find
neck scarf - missoni
necklace - accessorise
bike- pashley

4 Is the Magic Number for Die Mannschaft

KT meets Melyssa and the rest of the Bike to the Cup gang to watch the unreal Germany v. Argentina match. Joined by Thierry of The Bay Soccer whose daughter Sasha won't be satiated until Germany scores yet another goal! KT meets more diehard Bike to the Cup fans after the game!


le train + le vélo = l'amour

going to the chapel panda
I went to a wedding in Davis a few weekends ago. It was lovely, and just about as lovely as the ceremony was the ease of getting to and from Davis from San Francisco by Amtrak. I biked to the Ferry Terminal to pick up the bus that took me to Emeryville to catch the Capitol Corridor.

I brought my folding bike because I thought it would be practical, but it turns out you can really bring any kind of bike on Amtrak and hang it on these designated bike racks.
latte hanging in Capitol Corridor

I hate wearing heels period, so I changed from my Chucks to my dress-up shoes once I got to Davis.
Reflection in Hayes Valley

My hotel was 2 blocks from the train station. I stayed at the Hallmark Inn in downtown Davis. Again, I thought bringing my own bike to Davis was so practical, but it turns out that the Hallmark has a whole fleet of Globe bikes for their guests to cruise around bike-friendly Davis.
kt poses with Globe Carmel

I fit everything I needed for the weekend getaway in my Basil panniers.
The Latte Does Davis

The Latte likes being a tourist!
The Latte Does Davis

And if you haven't had enough video of KT riding around in SF, here ya go (sans vuvuzela)!