catwalk list
Bike catwalk list

It is finally here! Another MEGA fun behind-the-scenes post, for the day we were all fashion bicycle models for Pedal Savvy at the SF Bike Expo in the Cow Palace, November 6th.
This was fun, we modeled, got tons of hairspray and fancy stuff on our hair, got our make-up done and off we went.

hair
getting lots of hair spraysssssstsssssss
cheeeez
cheeeeeeese
wheeeeee
here I am!!
all smiles
KT
I love this photo of KT, while she wasn’t looking =)
racks
zzzzzzzz
make-up session. and I was ready for mi second dose of coffee!
Listen up everybodyyyyy
“…Shall we read the following chapter…”
sssssup
sssssup
Gwen's mom
the show isn’t complete without Gwen’s mom around =) We love her!!
patricia
Patricia
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/meligrosa/5177470017/" title="Katieeee <img alt="Katieeee
Katie super star doing some finishing touches on the bicycles.
The bikes included brands like Felt (mine came with a coffee cup holder…how apropos) Public, Electra, dutch bicycle, Globe, Dahon, and even a bamboo bike!!
bisous
bisous for everybody
!!!
Gwen at work
HAAAY
Gwen and us — HAAAAAAAY

There was some review around the interwebs, blabbing upon how this stuff was so hip, unnatainable and how much it didn’t represent the bicycle community across the states. You know what —- this is San Francisco and it is a world-class city with all its flaws, beauties and struggles. We were all there because we opted to do so, opted to support our friend Gwen and the SF Bike Expo team and we are ALL riders between the ages of 18 to 40+, and although we don’t represent everybody, we do our best to do so, work our ass off either in school or jobs, and bike every day. We also had two young children to model for the evening show with their dad, so cute!
Know that the companies and tailors, many of them locally-based, that provided their goods to be shown off, were more than proud to do so. We all don’t buy an entire outfit, nor buy the latest and greatest to ride — we are here because is fun, we are city people and if you don’t like to see us having fun and enjoying our day off by being here all day in this fabulous bike fashion show, then don’t get caught up judging against it. I’m also not about to promote the mentioned site link, which is in no big city, but somewhere in the east coast and probably snowed in. So that’s that and that said..

Let your body move to the music, hey, hey, hey. 
Come on, vogue.
We had our favorite paparazzi and friends in the house!
paparazzi
we all love Richard
dusty is hereeee!
Dustyyyyyyyyyyy
and then, the camera loves you
…and then, the camera loves you
howdy
scoreeeee
JD scored some rims
brush up session
the we had a brush-up session
heeeeeeey
we are readyyyyyy to go!
adm love!!
Robin’s finishing touches
Dad and kids
triple troubles!! =))))
with Joe
Matching reds – I hearts Joe!!
amour de ma sunglasses
amour de ma sunglasses — mi amiga KT of VéloVogue   
last pose
KT et moi had way too much fun back there!
frenchie et freinds
We had a huge bike pile going on, so here are most of our bikes. It does a body good.
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And what is a bloggera to do, asides drinking coffee and taking photos….
Richard caught me right-handed doing both, here is me and below the shot I took from the stage:
Meli and a camera
and here is, once again a shot from the bikecatwalk shot from the stage! =)))
the crowd!!
the crowd!!!

  

+++can’t get enough?! Here are more goodies

Photographers were Dusty (set not up yet) and 

Richard (with assistant Ivy and friend!) of cyclelicious whose set can be viewed here: link
Adrienne recently posted a cute SF Bike Expo “tribes unite” post at CYLRAB here: link

Just this week, the video sprung out from the blogesphere, was so happy to see the clip, which quite sums it up. +Eeek and whose legs are those sans tights?!? The videos sum up so much fun!!

Gracias y thank you to everyone that dropped by +enjoyed the show!!feed the models. and bring all the coffee to me!!
xxo.meli

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