I saw this step-by step tutorial of how to Gird Your Loins and it needed to be readjusted. 

Works for slaughter, biking, general mayhem.

At the Ligne 8 pop up shop in downtown SF today. Super cute apparel that works on & off the bike. Love the striped jersey with a dropped hem. (at WeWork Golden Gate)

Runway to Bike Lane - 10 Chic Helmets

Walk into the typical Local Bike Shop (LBS) and you’re unlikely to find one good-looking lid, let alone 10 chic helmets in the latest colors. So I rounded up a selection of stylish head-protectors that are perfectly on-trend for the Fall 2014 season, based on this highly-researched report from a top fashion forecasting agency. Here are ten cool helmets that’ll turn your bike lane into a runway.

2. Sawako Furuno Leopard Cycling Helmet $150.00

Sure. Saying that “leopard is hot for Fall” is nearly as groundbreaking as noting that we’ll all be wearing florals for Spring. But there’s a good reason. When it comes to building a stylish wardrobe, leopard print is actually a neutral.

4. Bern Hatstyle Helmet in Olive Green $69.95

Bomber jackets and parkas dominated the runways of Autumn Winter 2014. This olive green multi-sport helmet from Bern has just the right touch of utility chic. 

6. Smith Maze Bike Helmet $80.00

From Carven to Chanel, pink is everywhere this season. While shrink it and pink it has a checkered past in the bike industry, when it comes to the runways, it’s all about making a big statement. Literally. Pink and pastel coats were enormous. Considering the relentless grey tones of the city in Winter, this on-trend shade is practically hi-viz.

8. Bandbox Helmet - The Bostonian $130.00

This helmet cover doesn’t just look like a hat, it is a hat. Bike Pretty favorite Bandbox Helmets, LLC combines polymer science with old-school millinery. A proprietary base helmet (which meets U.S. CPC certifications) can be paired with multiple covers. All made from real hats.

10. Nutcase Gen 3: Rainbow Stripe Helmet $69.99

Some days it takes forever to get dressed in the morning. It’s too hard to narrow down the options. When faced with such a big decision, just wear all the colors. That’s what I would do. Enter the Rainbow Stripe, Nutcase’s concession to us indecisive types. Sometimes more is more, you know?

1. Martone Cycling Co. Helmet $115.00

Fashion-insider turned bike-builder Lorenzo Martone is the genius behind the most fashionable bicycles on the market. The pretty bikes are distinctive for their bright red chain. Here he brings the signature shade to an equestrian inspired bike helmet. In this case, red means go.

3. Closca Waterproof Flatcap Helmet $95.00

Designed in Spain for the urban, style-conscious commuter, this lightweight helmet features a foldable design for easy stowing. It’s the perfect helmet for bike share members who don’t want to lug around a bulky lid.

5. SAHN Classic Matte Blue $129.00

Unlike Bern, SAHN helmets are all about style—not sport. The smooth matte shell is ventilated by “internal cooling channels.” This is the helmet to wear when you slow your roll, the better to show off your Vivienne Westwood skirt suit.

7. Sawako Furuno - Madison Beige £72.00

One of the best parts of cooler-temp dressing is getting to play with texture. Taking a cue from Givenchy’s ultra-luxe fur and paillette combo, this helmet mixes matte and shiny in a subtle leopard print. The warm beige color hints at the charm of vintage compacts.

9. Closca Gray Duckbill Helmet $95.00

Clearly, I’m a big fan of helmets that take style cues from hats. This tweed newsboy-style from Closca is just the thing to top of a classic garçonne ensemble. Thanks to the breathable cover, it’s a good choice for cyclists who find urban style helmets too hot.

Bike Pretty at Fashion Week

Surveying the latest round of fashion week streets, we’re inclined to pat ourselves on the back here at BP HQ. Ladies from New York to Milan brought some *serious* Bike Pretty en route to the runway shows; others perfected the vélo-poseur look with aplomb.  Either way, it’s clear that people are thinking hard about cycling in style.  Or not at all- which is the point.  Wear what you want, on a bike, and good things will happen.  So we like to think.  Scope this season’s inspiration below in this round-up of our favourite looks, culled from the best photographers braving the fashion month beat. 

A sweet scene at the Gatsby Summer Afternoon picnic, hosted by the @artdecoca. #latergram (at Dunsmuir House)
A friendly cyclist spotted at Valencia & Cesar Chavez. Leopard is the new hi-viz, y’all. She was going fast but still took the time to wave “hello”.🙋
 (at Valencia Street)

One of the prettiest @sfbikeparty stops! Thanks for another awesome first Friday of the month. (at Palace of Fine Arts)

#throwbackthursday to that time I selfied @vintagekelly’s selfie when we biked over the Golden Gate Bridge with @moveon2wheels. #bikefamily (at Golden Gate Bridge)