stripes take a turn - 1,000th post on Vélo Vogue!

Stripes On Stripes shows us the way!
Stripes on Stripes
Onward and upward with fashion!
Stripes on Stripes
Allez les vogueuses!

This is the 1,000th post on Vélo Vogue! Merci beaucoup to all our dedicated readers and to all our models, contributors, collaborators, guest bloggers and friends for making this blog so fun to maintain and share with you. Vive le meilleur mode de transport!!!


Sunny Day in the Park

When the sun shines on Dolores Park, the hipsters congregate avec bicyclette...
Dolores Park Vogue

or electric bike.
Electric Hot Dude Dolores Park
Bring on the heat.


Bay Area Fashion Photographer Found Beaten in Mission Alley

Fashion Designer/Photographer Daniel Chimowitz, former companion of fashion blogger Kristin Tieche, was found beaten and bloody in a Mission District alleyway last Sunday evening.

Witnesses report that Ms. Tieche, still at large, was responsible for the beating. Apparently the dispute began over an Alexander McQueen clutch.
a quarrel over a clutch

Chimowitz reportedly gave another woman the exact same clutch - stylist Tricia Gillespie.
the secret weapon

Tieche was seen heading Southeast on her Motobecane about an hour before the incident, determined and with a mission on her mind.
I have a mission

She had the clutch in her possession and was ready to use it.
weapon of choice

She found Chimowitz in the alley behind the Women's Building and attacked without hesitation.
I found the bum lying in an alley

Chimowitz said he didn't see it coming.
mama said knock you out

A brutal fight ensued.
kill kill

I never liked your stupid glasses neither

Tieche stated that she believes McQueen would have been proud to see the clutch used the way it was intended.
take it like a man

Silly Chimowitz didn't realize that Tieche and Gillespie were colleagues in the fashion industry. Fashion faux-pas numero uno: don't give both your girlfriends the same McQueen clutch, a**hole.
time to beg for mercy

Chimmy feebly tried to defend himself.
My accomplice kills it

But dangerous Gillespie drew blood.
you betta be scared

Poor Chimmy could barely crawl when the ladies left him the alley.
we left him crawling

Mission Accomplished.
Mission Accomplished
I'll keep the clutch.


Bike Wardrobe Remix

September 21: Systems/Layers

September 21: Systems/Layers
shirt dress // aa
slip // thrifted (vintage saks fifth ave! woo)
shoes // betsey johnson (overstock.com score!)
bikes // thrifted vintage

Lovely Bicycle
Provincetown, MacMillan Warf
The Cohabitant gasses up at
MacMillan Warf, Provincetown

Bike Outfit Pics - Lincoln Center MFBW

Bike Outfit Pics - Lincoln Center MFBW
It was already sprinkling. I got soaked on my ride home after this. Breakthrough moment in my bicycle life: I rode in these heels and LOVED it!
Forever 21 Paper Planes print tank over American Apparel bodysuit-tank
Serueru Pants by my Wonderful friend Gilda!
Purple Pollys
Schwinn Cream Single Speed Bicycle

2010-09-14 brown khaki with bike

2010-09-14 brown khaki with bike
dress - Bon Prix, years ago
leggings - C&A
shoes - bought used on ebay years ago
leather jacket - bought new on ebay years ago
belt - medieval market
pendant - medieval market
wooden bracelet and rings - arts & crafts market
watch - Tissot

Simply Bike
Lunch time bike ride

Lunch time bike ride
Navy button-down - H&M
Skirt - Calvin Klein, via TJMaxx
White woven belt - Banana Republic
Yellow flats - Target
Necklace - Etsy
Bike - 68 Raleigh Sports
Running bike errands during my lunch break makes me happy...

Pretty in Pink


Eye on the Bike

Mainstream media is finally paying attention to the whole bike thang! Get ready for Eye on the Bay's Bike Episode in late October.

For one segment, I took Host Liam Mayclem on a "bike-friendly" tour of SF that began with getting him on a sexy Retrovelo bike from My Dutch Bike. Thanks, Soraya!
EOTB @ My Dutch Bike Portrait

Then I fed him to the lions. Straight down Market Street.
Taxis! Busses! Streetcars! Oh My!
KT & Liam on Market St Panda

Liam stopped to text me: Bring It On.
Liam in Market St. Traffic

They attached a helmet cam to my head to get a bike-eye view of our ride.
Liam & KT panda

First stop: Mojo Bicycle Cafe to refuel and show off our bikes on their lovely terrace.
Your bike smells good

Next up - Nooworks to try on some new threads!
Jen & Liam Nooworks

Then Liam got to meet Vélo VIP Renée Rivera, Acting Executive Director of the SFBC to get the inside scoop on the new bike lanes.
Interview with Renee Rivera

For this interview, I hauled Sean the cameraman around in a Bakfiets from My Dutch Bike. Piece of cake!

I'm too sexy for my bike.
Bringing Sexy Bak[fiets]

Riding the Bakfiets is quite easy, even with a heavy front load. I had no problem maneuvering or coming to a stop when hauling Sean around, though I saved the video for when he and the $5,000 camera were not in the front compartment. Check it!

Our last stop - THE BALLGAME! Even though Liam totally blew it with his color selection, I still let him sit next to me. Giants kicked LA's butt and are still leading the West!
Liam & KT - bike date at the park


Tobin/Delachaux - Style, Grace & Charisma

Melanie Tobin, co-owner of Vima Dance Studio, never leaves her house looking anything less than elegant. So no doubt when she went biking in San Diego, she cruised the boardwalk with style and grace.

Same goes for her hubby, stylish and charismatic DJ Aaron Delachaux. Impeccable!

Picture perfectness!


I think he said his name was Andy...

and it's all about the hair...
Hot Dude at Mojo
the Nantucket Whale hoodie...

and the stripes on his messenger bag...
Hot Dude at Mojo

that match his yellow vintage Peugeot!
Yellow Peugeot

Bravo on your exquisitely coordinated ensemble!
Hot Dude at Mojo
(Sorry if I got your name wrong.)


SF Serves Up Hot Dudes

You ordered some hot dudes? KT delivers.



More Parking In The Rear.
More Parking in Rear

On The Fringe.
Shorts on the Fringe

Classic American Biker Boy.
American Boy on Bike

Giants Love.
Hot Dude in KT's favorite colors

Love From The Other Side Of The Pond.
Go A's!