VV Photo Contest: Potiche & that 70s Thang

Do you shop thrift stores for that perfect retro smock? Do you ride a 10-speed or Mixte from the 70s? Francophile? If you answer "Oui!" to any of these questions, you could be a winner in our next photo contest (but you must live or be in the Bay Area to redeem prize)!

This time we're teaming up with Music Box Films for the release of Francois Ozon's new film Potiche, starring Catherine Deneuve - a stunning love letter to 1970's fashion and design, and what it means to be a woman in the era of ERA.

The young Catherine Deneuve on a Velosolex (as close to a bicycle as I could dig up, source unknown).

1st Prize: Win a pair of tickets to a VIP Gilt City screening of Potiche in San Francisco taking place 3/30 (one winner).

2nd Prize: A pair of tickets for regular theatrical Mon-Thu screenings at the Clay Theatre after film opens Friday 4/1 (two winners).

Upload a pic to our Bike to Potiche Flickr Group in your best retro look on your bike and tag it Vélo Vogue Photo Contest and let me know how your bike liberates you as a woman. Need some inspiration? Here's an old post with me posing in my favorite dress designed by 70s fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg:

be a cyclist, wear a dress!
Be a cyclist, wear a dress!

Diane Von Furstenberg is one of my favorite designers. Why? Because her dresses are kick-ass, and are ultimately feminine while the bold colors and patterns make you feel supremely confident and at the top of your game.

So I am modifying her slogan from the 70s, "Be a feminist, wear a dress" for all you ladies who feel like you can't express your individual style on a bicycle. As our 44th President is known to say, "Yes You Can."

Put on a dress. Get on your bike. Rock your world.

Bonne chance, Véloistes!

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