Sunday, February 17, 2008

Fashionable Bike

This photo was taken a couple weeks ago during New York Fashion Week. It was one of a number of bikes that have been spray painted in neon orange and parked all over the city. What ai love about this one is that someone added a fringed scarf around the handle. How cute is that?

Do you remember your first bike?

17 comments:

J Short said...

I love this bike! I have a little kid's plastic watch that I love wearing that is huge and solidly painted this color. It's so obnoxious, but it totally makes people notice! I think DKNY's use of this for advertisement is awesome. My first biking experience was terrible (would it have been better with this bike? I doubt it.) I learned right away, no problems, but then proceeded to run into a mailbox. Cry. Run into a tree. Cry. Almost run over my dog. Cry more. I doubt whoever was riding DKNY's bike had to worry about running into mailboxes or trees.

b13 said...

I had a yellow bike with a three speed gear shifter on the center bar, a soft banana seat, and a slick back tire. That bike frakkin' rawwwked!

That had to be late 70's early 80's and I think it was a Schwinn.

Paz said...

LOL! Cute, indeed.

Paz

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Oh, I thought someone found it and put it there so that the owner would spot it right away.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I wonder what they did with those bikes after fashion week ended?

It's funny. I remember getting and riding my first bike but can't remember what kind itw as or what colour it was. I think it may have been silver and blue...but can't remember.

oldmanlincoln said...

I have seen this bike or another like it on a blog not that long ago. It is shocking to me.

But DKNY.COM is advertised.

Jilly said...

Does each bike feature a different designer? Or are all put out by DKNY? Great advertising idea.

I have a vague memory of my first bike but more of trying to ride it. Often a question triggers a memory but this doesn't - so name possible but I'm sure in England, during my childhood, there weren't that many makes available.

alexander said...

Yes it is! What an interesting capture.

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Sonia said...

I agree, Ming. The scarf made a difference!

About my garden, it looks like high up on the hill, but it is not. It's because the photo was taken on the top of my water reservoir. To see my garden, take a look on my recent post,
SOFIA, LISA AND FLORA.

I remember my first bike, it had four wheels.

Isadora said...

:) Really flashy. About my first bike AND my first bike ride - when I fell after looking back and realizing my uncle was no longer holding the seat. then the first bike ride after a few decades in Georgetown, when I drove into the cement corner of a bridge base chest first. ouch.

Changes in the wind said...

Had no idea New York fashion week would include bikes but what a fun, out of the ordinary thing to do. I am going to imagine it is a lady that rides this bike with the fringe scarf:)

citygirl15 said...

Is that a Donna Karan scarf?

GMG said...

DKNY bike? Amazing what they sell... ;))
Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter. I’m still posting on Sofia; what a lovely name…
Have a great week!

Kitty said...

hey Ming

Is this part of the series commemorating where cyclists have been killed (the white 'ghost' bikes?), or is this a different animal altogether?

marley said...

You would certainly be seen in the dark riding that bike!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I love this and yes, I remember quite weel my first bike it was red !

K said...

This is fabulous. Not only is fashion for people to wear, but evidently, methods of transport as well. How innovative!