I Like to Dream of Summer Days

Lately I have been dreaming of a bicycle ride along the sunny shoreline at the beach.  You know, when the days are long, the sun is shining down on your shoulders and the summer breeze is flowing through your hair.   Makes me think of string bikinis, cute shorts, flip-flops (or Birkenstocks in my case) and when your hair is looking amazing from all the sea-water and salty air, even if it has been almost a week since you last washed it.
There is a problem with this fantasy though and it’s not just that summer is a distant memory and winter is fast approaching.  I don’t actually own a bicycle.

This gorgeous photo (thanks Bliss) sends me back in time to the early 80’s.  I had a blue bike with a white seat and white rims on my tyres too. This is the style of bicycle I want to get myself.  Old school with a basket on the front and painted in a pastel gelato-colour that looks good enough to eat.

The Cherryblossom Girl

Bikes are fast becoming the chicest mode of transport, if only we could look as fabulous as Aggy while we skoot around town.  Every where I look these days I see papparazzi photos of some Hollywood star on their bicycle.  Brad Pitt, Elle McPherson, Chloe Sevigny, Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson et al…

Diane Kruger and Aggy (on her Gucci cycle) looking very stylish.

Chloe Sevigny (check out that basket, I love it!)

Elle McPherson is always too cool for school, imagine being picked up from school by this?


This picture of Audrey Hepburn on her bicycle with her little dog in the basket is so cute.  Maybe I should wear a scarf too?  I mean I should make sure I look
the part, shouldn’t?
Just because I’m riding a bike doesn’t mean I can’t look stylish, right?

Gucci

I mean honestly, who wouldn’t look stylish on this red number?
Designer bicycle are becoming de rigueur with the likes of Hermes, Chanel and Gucci producing haute couture cycles.  And they have to be seen to be believed – especially the price tag!

Chanel (top) and Gucci

Hermes

As nice as it would be to have such a gorgeous bike to ride around on, I would be so concerned that my beauty would get stolen that I probably wouldn’t want to leave it unattended anywhere.  If I bought a Chanel cycle, would it come with free body-guard?

I adore the wheel spokes on this bike, reminds me of Penny Farthing.  The leather seat and the shape of the handle bars is also old school.  Beats those modern bikes any day I think!

Even the Sartorialist is posting pictures of people on bikes, which is definitely saying something.  It has to be a stylish past-time for certain now, wouldn’t you agree?

A bicycle leans on a deli in Umbria.  Sigh.

Well my mind is made up.  I surely have to get a new bicycle now.  I’m off to find the best Gucci knock-off I can find!

I know what I’d rather be doing.

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