Last Friday saw the launch of ‘Style The Cyclist’ – a fabulous competition Bikeminded are running in collaboration with Harrods. When I received an invitation to attend the Bloggers launch party a couple of weeks ago (the invitation being box of Ladurée Macarons, which were hand delivered to my house!), I knew it was going to be something rather special… The aim of ‘Style The Cyclist’ immediately struck a chord with Vélo-City-Girl. As Kathryn King of Bikeminded explains: “The competition aims to show that fashion and cycling can go hand-in-hand, with the latest trends from the catwalk looking just as good on two wheels” ‘Style The Cyclist’ is a brilliant chance for any fashionistas out there to […]
From an email I received from Horst A. Friedrichs back in May 2011 which lead to some amazing photo-shoots & meetings: fast forward to March 2012 and ‘Cycle Style’ the book has been published… with a rather familiar ‘Lady’ with a Pashley on the back cover. At the risk of sounding like a gushing mess, this is one of the best things to have happened to me! I was over the moon when Horst asked me to be a part of his project, but being the cover girl on the book has completely blown me away. The book is beautiful, with its varied mix of London Cyclists across 192 pages. Horst has done such an […]
So, the Team GB Olympic Kit has been revealed to the world, in a launch at the Tower of London. The buzz surrounding the collaboration between sports brand adidas and designing powerhouse Stella McCartney has been immense… but it seems there have been more cries of “off with ‘er head!” at the Tower, drowning out any joyful reactions to the kit… As pictures of it appeared on the official Facebook page from 11am this morning, the comments that began to flood in were initially of utter disapproval of the design. Ranging from the rather blunt “Really bad” to “the overall design is just rubbish”, there was one recurring theme throughout the comments on there and other social […]
You know what I’m like when it comes to bold accessories: you can never have too many in your life… so when the Marni at H&M collaboration was announced, I was more than interested to see if their jewellery range would live up to the true Marni standard. Those chunky bracelets, big statement necklaces, ribbons, wood, beads & acrylic magic… it was all there. The preview confirmed the capsule collection was gorgeous; and at a more affordable price, I had to have some of it. As I’ve been planning out my Spring Cycling wardrobe already (which consists of me spying random items I love and mixing them up with what I […]
As the dark winter becomes a distant memory, the time has come to start pedalling towards Spring and put some colour into my cycling wardrobe. What better way to welcome the bright days than with Fashion Tights? They are a fantastic way to inject a splash of colour when riding. There is a whole world of alternative tights out there, some of which are guaranteed to put a smile on your legs… “Schneewichen” & “Otto” – Les Queues de Sardines If you haven’t come across them before, I suggest seeking out independent French label Les Queues de Sardines. Embracing bold graphic prints with a sometimes wickedly dark slice of humour (the Schneewichen tights will give you […]
Surround me with gorgeous clothing and cycling, and you’re guaranteed to make me happy – give me the opportunity to do this with a like minded person for a styling shoot, and the result is amazing amounts of fun! I had exactly that experience with Debbie Burton of Minx-Girl. After bonding on twitter over a love of cycling and fashion, Debbie suggested we collaborate on a styling session with a twist: incorporating some of the high performance pieces available on Minx with elements of my everyday style. I loved the idea, and after a bit of diary-shuffling, we got together for the shoot… With a case packed with some of my favourite wardrobe pieces and a […]
About Lady Vélo
I started Vélo-City-Girl when I got my Pashley Princess in March 2010, after a ten year absence from the saddle. VCG is all about cycling and the many different forms it comes in, there is something for everyone.