Pedaling back in time: Melbourne Tweed Ride

Melbourne’s weekend Tweed Ride couldn’t have asked for more idealistic weather conditions. Except that, well, most people were perspiring a little than they would have liked to in their vintage plus-four suits. But a far merrier option to the previous day’s deluge of rain, Sunday’s event was smiled upon by sunshine and calm winds as the 200 strong participants pedaled their way along the city’s…

New York Tweed Run: weekend watch

It’s such a quaint sounding concept that you’d think it has been around for a century, or at least a few decades. But the young tradition of a ‘tweed run’ has grown, only recently, to become a wildly successful and impassioned one. Last month’s New York Tweed Run, sponsored (very appropriately) by Ralph Lauren Rugby, brought out the knickerbockers, argyle socks, tweed vests and well-groomed…

Saskia De Brauw: directed virginity

A ‘first time’ for anything can be daunting. Be it a first bicycle ride, first kiss or a first stage performance. Model Saskia De Brauw lived through this very overwhelming notion as she made her debut before Mario Testino’s lens. Also being this Dutch beauty’s first fashion spread to be featured in British Vogue. Such breakthroughs often go unnoticed amongst the juggling riddle of fast-paced…

Caroline rides a bike

If there was a competition of the most fashionable mode of transport, hands down, a bicycle would be a clear winner. It’s an accessory that can be dirty, old, rusted, shiny, oversized, multi-coloured, but still be in style. This summer, we’ve seen everything. From magazine editors riding in heels to models swanning around town and adding fuel to the bicycle-with-a-basket stereotype. But who’s complaining? This…

Lara Stone does bicycle chic

Now I rarely ride bikes, but when I do, sporting bicycle chic unfortunately fails to make it into my list of priorities. First up, I attempt dodging the traffic, and next, it’s manoeuvring the pedals. If there’s a bell, I’ll usually be distracted by that, and as for a basket – well don’t get me started. I’m the one you’ll see with my maxi hitched…

How to ride a bike in heels

Two of my favourite trends for summer come together in one perfect photo: bicycle chique and the little lace dress. And what otherwise might be soft edge is rounded off courtesy of the dark contrasts of the Y3 hat and the Acne boots.

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Black bike and heels

There’s bicycle chic, and then there’s bicycle chic. This all black outfit with black leather cutaway heels certainly counts for the latter.

Blue bike blues

There’s nothing quite like a cute vintage-inspired bicycle to get you around – especially during spring 2011. Little else do you need bar a cute outfit to wear while riding it – like this rather effortless combination of navy pants and casual espadrilles.
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