29 January 2009

Purple, Pastels and Amazon

Post Office Run
I was heading off to the post office to pick up a book from Amazon.co.uk and I passed this lovely Copenhagener in her winter wear.

I was picking up a book for Wifealiciousness called Why Women Wear What They Wear (Materializing Culture) by Sophie Woodward

It's actually a fascinating read. One chapter is called Looking Good, Feeling Right: The aesthetics of getting dressed. I'd recommend it to any fashion-interested individual.

It's the fashion version of Tom Vanderbilt's excellent book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What it Says About Us) which I reviewed over at Copenhagenize.com.

The bike above is purple. It's been interesting to see how the purple fashion craze of autumn/winter materializes in bicycle culture. I've seen many purple bikes on the streets and Velorbis, their finger always on the pulse, have produced lovely purple bikes to suit the trend.

Wifealiciousness, being a designer and stylist, has an uncanny ability to spot trends over a year in advance. It's baffling. She senses things, it seems. Even before you see certain fads in fashion magazines, she's already predicted it. Sure, she's off target on occasion, but when she nails it, she nails it.

I'm certainly not going to list her most precious secrets/predictions here, but it'll be interesting to see if pastel coloured bicycles - et al - will be seen on the streets next summer. You read it here first.

Nothing to do with bicycles, but Cycle Chic has a new blog on our favourites list. Check out Oh Joy! We found the photo above, by Pamela Hanson, on the website, along with heaps of inspiration and fashion.


William said...

There is often a bike maker or two that'll produce other-than-normal bike color such as drab green or white or black(my fave Triobike). Here in the US they'd be beach bikes. The Nishiki, on your blog from last year, was yellow. Hopefully, they've seen an interest .. which I think I'd prefer a Pastel color. Hot Pink with Zebra stripes .. A blast from the past 80's retro fix. Cheers!!

Anonymous said...

Fashion is so interesting to look at and so boring to read about imo.

Colville-Andersen said...

and yet you took the time to write about how you don't like reading, causing me to read about your view. kind of odd, don't you think?