Best Kids Fashion Trends

Kids fashion trends

Every boy wants to look his best in any situation, and such designer brands as GF Ferre, Ferrari, Diesel Kids and a number of others provide them with such an opportunity. Make a change in your child’s wardrobe by choosing the most exclusive and extraordinary outfits as a part of casual wear and for special occasions in the life of your child. John Galliano offers a nice bright-blue hoody that will not only keep your child warm on a windy day, but also bring a new tinge to his daily style and make him look great even in nasty weather. The outfit can be combined with a pair of jeans decorated with patches provided by Diesel Kids. It will be a lovely option for cold seasons. Armani Teen and Il Gufo provide a great variety of boys’ wear and fashionable accessories such as a blue scarf that will protect your child from wind and make him look elegant and sophisticated. A white T-shirt by Il Gufo is decorated with sea waves on the white background. It is a lovely option for a hot summer day as all children enjoy going to the seaside, and this will be a perfect solution for such an event. GF Ferre offers a whole range of stylish T-shirts such as the one that features a colorful pattern and is made in yellow and grey hues. It will be an excellent addition to your kid’s wardrobe and will definitely diversify the looks of your child. In such clothes, every boy looks stylish and trendy. If you want your child to keep up with the latest trends in fashion, we recommend you to check out the collections of Diesel Kids, Dolce & Gabbana, Il Gufo, John Galliano and other fashion designers who know exactly what young gentlemen enjoy wearing.


Hi there. You may have noticed that things have been a little quite over in these parts. The past few months have been kind of hectic – leaving me little time to sit and indulge in blogging and other personal projects. I’ll be honest – it’s been a bummer not having the creative outlet which this blog has provided me over the years. On a more positive note I’m happy to announce that I’ve decided to shift the focus of my blog to cover a broader range of topics. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now – and now that I’m settled into a more permanent place in life I’m ready to go for it! So here is the link to my new blog/project.

Hope to see you there!


SMMoA <3 Bikes X Cycle Chic Sundays this Sunday , March 27th

It’s been pretty quiet here on the blog for a good reason. Over the past month I’ve been working closely with the amazing (and bike loving) director of education over at the Santa Monica Museum of Art to plan a artilicious cycle extravaganza! After dodging rain-filled weekends we are finally ready to roll this Sunday! All of the event info can be found on the facebook event page here and on the event calendar.

EDIT: Event was postponed due to ugly nasty weather. New date and event info TBA soon!


Last weekend I got a special tour of the current exhibit and took a test ride of the route …


Asuka lead me down Abbot Kinney Blvd

Special Stop #1

Special Stop #2

The following is a neat map I drew up of the ride route. If you are planning on coming be sure to check out the map before hand (mostly just to see how insanely cool this ride is going to be :-) )


thank you

Thank you!

I just received this thoughtful thank you note in the mail and immediately put it up on my pinboard. It will be a daily reminder to me that even though I am not able to get on my bike everyday that it will always be there and will always be fun.



Inspiration Vol.02

Board track race bike statue

A few weekends ago I was turned onto the Inspiration trade show. Founded by Rin Tanaka ( the man behind the My Freedamn! series ) the trade show was indeed packed full of vintage moto , surf and military inspiration. Seeing as I am the proud owner of a vintage car myself – this show was all the more interesting to me. Alongside the endless displays of Triumphs and impressive selection of old motorcycle boots were a few bike themed goodies. The image above depicts a board track race (click here to see these bikes in action ) Other goodies included classic Monark cruisers , printed musette bags , old bike and car magazine and even a bike lane necklace. And since I’m still a surfer at heart there were plenty of boards , wetsuits , and art to check out.

Bicycle speedometer

Musette bag bike illustration

Beach bummzzz

Queen Mary

Bikes at the Queen Mary

It was nice to get a little jolt of inspiration and explore the world outside of the bike industry. You can see a neat video recap of the event on their website here.

This show really piqued my interest in life and inspiration outside of the bike world. It may or may not shape the future of this blog ..


Huff and Puffers – International Bicycle Touring Club

Huff & Puffers

Last night at our weekly $2-off-WholeFoods-salad-bar-dinner-party meet-up my dear friend Meredith gifted me with this hilarious ( and appropriate )  patch. We all had a good laugh over it but then quickly began to wonder if this club still exists. I haven’t been able to find any evidence so I’m putting the call out to you guys!

Anyone know of this club , if it exists , where it’s based out of , who started it??


A little love in Riviera

I’m happy to announce that Cycle Chic Sundays ( and yours truly ) is featured in this month’s Riviera Magazine ( Orange County edition ) .  The piece , titled ” Reinventing the Wheel ” , covers the origin of Cycle Chic , my invovement with social cycling in SoCal , and a quick Q&A. It’s simple and sweet.

If you like you can click here to see/read the digital version.

The real life glossy is on stands now.



Back on the Bike

About 6 months ago my mister injured his back. Now being elite athlete status we all figured he’d bounce back within a few weeks. We were wrong. Turns out what we thought were harmless disc bulges turned out to be much much more.  After 6 months of PT , deep tissue massages , and check up after check up – he was able to get on his bike and take a light spin.

back on the bike

Unless you or someone you love / have lived with has ever had a back injury you might not understand the joy a moment like this brings into your life. For both of us it was such an uplifting experience. For my man it means he can get back on track to pursuing his dreams of National championships and a possible shot at London in 2012. For me it means that our social life has returned and that bike dates are back!

lunchtime bike date !

Today was such a good day. The best in a long long time. xo

From India , With Love

My uncle is currently on a yoga retreat in India. I asked him if he wouldn’t mind snapping a pic or two of bikes while he was there. I was delighted when an email popped up in my inbox containing the following image

The body of his email contained the following note  (which made me laugh since we’ve had lengthy discussions on the topic of “cycle chic” )

I put my pants and boots on for Cycle Chic.  Sorry my  tut tut driver, Sahil lacks a steady hand. ”

I would love to make it to India one day. I’m not sure how my senses would react to all of the colors & aromas – but I have a feeling I’d enjoy it!

Has anyone else been to India? Notice any neat old bikes ? I’d love to know!


I’m still on break from my blog – but if you are interested in keeping up with what I’m up to on the interwebs I suggest you check me out on Pintrest. During this whirlwind time of my life the year  Pintrest was just the thing I needed to keep my inspiration documented and sorted. It’s like a well designed and user friendly tumblr { plus it’s linked to real life people – who give’a'damn about what they post! } and credit is always posted where credit is due!

My presence is meager at the moment – but there are many seasoned vets { OhJoy! & SFgirlbybay } who have immaculately curated boards.



About the Weather

Brunch on bikes

I swore to myself that the day I started talking about the weather I’d stop talking. Well that’s a bit extreme but it did get me thinking about the whole point of this blog and blogging in general.

When I think about the start of this blog {err back in 08?!} I used it primarily to keep in touch with my friends and family while I was living abroad. It eventually evolved into a little space for me to exhibit and explore my interests in both fashion and bicycles. It’s been a great instrument in forming friendships with other people I may have never known existed. And for that reason I love the blogosphere. What I don’t like is that I have lost interest in what I’ve been blogging about over the past year.

Why am I saying all this?  The truth is that keeping up with a blog is a lot more work then I anticipated. It is so much fun and a great creative release. At the moment I just can’t make the time for it as I have in the past. As I get older I find that I’m applying the “quality over quantity” mantra to more aspect of my life then just shoes. I don’t want to be feeding you all bread when there’s fillet mignon on the way. So although I won’t be posting as often I hope to be posting more meaningful and insightful things.

In the mean time I’m quite keen on twitter and you can join in on the fun there if you wish. Also there will be more action happening at , which is pretty exciting. If you’re a fan of the visual aspect of my blog you can always visit me on Flickr.




In Print

I am so happy to be linked in to such a wonderful industry and have a job where I get to excite people on the idea of riding bikes. This little creative tidbit is just one of the ways I’ve been able to spread the word about the ease and joy of riding bikes….



see the full ad and read some really fantastic articles click here.


P.S. Posting will be sporadic over the next month. As one friend put it I will be clearing up some gigabytes in this mind of mine to help me focus on things I’ve been neglecting…thanks for your understanding and Happy Monday! xo

Not all my shoes are chic!

Fancy cycling shoes

I’ve had these babies for some time now and am looking to replace them soon. There are so many makes and models out there and I have such a hard time detaching design/aesthetic from comfort/performance. I’ve tried to rally up a few pairs that I find blend the two principles together…

At the top of my list are the Mavic Zxenon ;

I saw them at Interbike and couldn’t believe how light they were. I’m no weight weenie { the only scale we have in the house if for weighing pasta and flour } but it really is remarkable how amazing of a material carbon fiber is. Weight aside , they look really clean and have simple styling cues.

Next up are the Bont A-two ;

My man uses Bonts for the Road and the Track and swears by them. The last time I tried them on the smallest size was still too big for me. I don’t think I can fork over the skrillaz for the custom fit option .. so until then these might sit on the lust list.

Lastly are the saucy Diadora Speedracer 2 ;

I had a brief affair with them at Interbike , but I think the honeymoon is over. I rarely marry myself to such a bold accent color , especially with my shoes. For some reason I still kind of dig these.

Any cycle geeksters out there have any suggestions for new shoes? I’m definitely leaning toward the Mavic but I’d like to know what else is good…

Bike Love : Anthropologie Frangrance

Bike love at anthropologieOK – so I lied just a little bit when I said I took a blogging break .. I can never fully turn it off. I’m always on the hunt for cutesie bike-inspired tidbits and this fragrance set from Anthrolopogie was just too cute!

How is it possible that out of the 5 different scents that the bikey one would also include two of my favorite scents – tuberose and bergamont! I think I know where I’m going when my Garden of Good & Eva runs out!

More info on the fragrance is here.