Everything Looks Better With Bicycles

Everything Looks Better With Bicycles

It seems like I have been seeing bicycles in every second magazine I open.
Okay, I get that bikes are being treated as this year’s must-have accessory, 
but I think it’s more than that: tastemakers have discovered that 
everything looks cooler when it’s photographed with a bicycle.
Ironic dust-collecting sculptures of wild animals.
{The otherwise covetable apartment of editor Kevin Sharkey 
in the September 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living.}
Ridiculously unwearable floor-length skirts.
(Love the cloche though!)
{Promotional email sent 13 Oct 2010 by Anthropologie.}
Huge padded eighties-style shoulders.
{Jean-Paul Gaultier via Fashionising, from July 2010}
Fur.
{Saks Fifth Avenue print ad campaign from Sept 2010 via Benepe’s Bike Blog}
Shorts as office wear.
{Anna Kendrick in ELLE’s October 2010 issue.}
Beauty is a state of mind, but please buy our skin cream.
{Marcelle cosmetics print advertisement in ELLE Canada, March 2009}
Seventies-style chunky-heeled boots and a Relic toque on a hyper-skinny model.
Of course, this bike is a vintage Raleigh-built Robin Hood,
so it naturally has the power to make things alluring enough to make out with.
{Print advertisement is from the October 2010 issue of In Style.}
Wait, the guy you were just snogging with has a bike with rod brakes and a double top bar?
Is that a Brooks B-33 saddle?
…Carry on, then.
{Print advertisement from ELLE Canada, September 2010}
…Powerless to resist …the allure of ….vintage rod brakes
…combined with mothering instincts
…must …buy …cashmere …scarves

8 thoughts on “Everything Looks Better With Bicycles

  1. lol I snapped a photo of that Michael Kors one Friday at WEM..they had a huge poster/display of it.

    I’ve been seeing a lot of bicycles in ads lately too

  2. A Brompton! I love when there’s a Brompton.

    it’s like when I see a Canadian in a movie or TV show…so much unwarranted ownership and pride. I’m so weird)

  3. Ahhhh I love Burberry!!!!!! That Kors poster is also at Southgate!And I LOVE that Elle poster of Anna Kendrick…just my style!!
    Great post!

  4. Thanks everyone! I loved writing this one, so fun.

    Ooh, @skyboy242, we should totally do another post with screencaps of bicycles in movies! It would be time-intensive but so worth it…

    @tricotmiss: That isn’t weird. Is it? I guess I’m weird too. =D

    @judy, yes, I have a Burberry weakness too… Do you have a straw boater? You need one.

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