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 […]
With just over a month to go, the excitement for the release of Cycle Style is building up… and the promo video for the book is now online! Meeting with Filip Milovac in December to do my bit for the shoot was an absolute blast, so seeing the finished product earlier this week was fantastic. Filip & Horst have done an amazing job with this, incorporating some of the portraits that will be included in Cycle Style. Enjoy the video – and see if you can spot some familiar faces in there too… Cycle Style from Filip Milovac on Vimeo.
Spring-time Cycling in London may seem like a distant dream at the moment, but there is no harm in getting ready for it starting now. Besides, January is the best time to pick up some serious fashion bargains – especially if you’re not a slave to ‘Seasons’ & like me, will happily wear clothing and accessories that make you feel good, no matter when they came out. My 1st piece of bargain hunting came via of one of my favourite online shopping haunts, Net-A-Porter… You can’t beat the feeling of glamour when one of their big black boxes turns up, right? The joy in the box – Swedish Hasbeens! Even though […]
Do you remember that Photo-Shoot that me and my Pashley took part in last Summer? Well, it was for Horst A. Friedrichs third book, ‘Cycle Style’, which celebrates the brilliant and varied fashion in London’s cycling scene. I’m very pleased to finally be able to tell you that I’m going to be in the book, along with featuring on the back cover too! Horst and his assistant Filip Milovac contacted to let me know the news, and to ask me to be in the promo-video for the book launch. I was over the moon to know I’d made it into ‘Cycle Style’, and was bouncing off the walls about the cover… that’s something I […]
Happy New Year everyone! 2011 was a brilliant year for Vélo-City-Girl. A lot of great stuff that I never expected happened and I met some fabulous people along the way. Thank you all for being such a major part of it and coming along for the ride… and I hope you’ll join me this year too! Suitably holidayed out, I’m getting ready for new adventures on Frankie in 2012. I’m rather pleased that some of the festive treats I got at Christmas will be powering me and the Pashley (and the blogging) along… ‘Britain by Bike’ accompanies the BBC Four series of the same name, and includes cycle routes around Britain […]
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 […]
I’d been in a bit of a quandary recently, hunting out new boots for the Winter. The requirements were simple enough: nothing tacky looking (not wanting to end-up looking like a bad impression of those “Pretty Woman” boots), a nice style that could be matched with almost everything in my wardrobe and of course not too much heel to walk or cycle in. My search finally came to an end when I spotted these on ASOS… ALFIE Chelsea Boots, £50 With their trademark elasticated sides, the Chelsea Boot is a practical piece of footwear, being easy to slip on and off and also stands the test of time as a stylish wardrobe staple. Now, […]
Cherries on Cupcakes and Icing on Cookies High-heels on Pedals and Skirts sat on Brooksies Baskets with Flowers and Ding-Dong Bell rings These are a few of my favourite things… My love affair with cycling, fashion, coffee & cakes is more than apparent on my blog, but when someone decided to pick-up on this and create something beautiful from it, my heart skipped a million beats at once! I was rather excited when Alyssa Ramsey of Arcobaleno Jewellery Design contacted me about designing two bespoke pieces. The only clues were they would be related to the blog & my personality: I wasn’t told what they were going to be, so […]
I’ve fallen in love with cycling early on crisp winter mornings… they are the perfect weather setting for the darker months: cool & fresh air in your lungs, bright skies and a sense of peace and quiet all around you. You get to take in a bit more of this crazy-busy city when it’s quiet – like being able to stop and take shots like this of the ever changing London Skyline & not be disturbed! The slight chill in the air is also a great opportunity to layer-up… and who says you have to wear drab colours in the winter? Me and my chosen Cycle Wardrobe for the day certainly didn’t agree […]
Last weekend I attended the launch party to celebrate the opening of Studio Fleuriot. A Friday evening of Bellini’s, Cupcakes and Cycling Fashion on the agenda, it was guaranteed to be a fabulous event… On a mission to create imaginative, high-quality clothing & accessories for women who love cycling, it was fantastic news to hear Amy Fleuriot, the woman behind Cyclodelic had acquired her first studio and retail space! Amy and her team initially worked from her home in Hackney, and now with the addition of her studio based on Columbia Road, they are even more central to the buzzing hub of the East-End Cycling Scene. As Amy has said of the area, Hackney has “so many […]
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.