Image: Mikael Colville-Andersen/Copenhagenize.com
I'm quite happy with the bike in the media so far this week I must say - and the week just got started! Last night I was enjoying a particulary good 60 Minutes when Sal Khan, the founder and Executive Director of the Khan Academy of Silicon Valley, was shown riding a bike to work in the opening segment of a profile about and his groundbreaking educational company. Imagine how marvelous it would be to have Khan as a bicycle ambassador for California! Jim Brown of the California Bicycle Coaltion and I will certainly be adding him to the dream list we're compiling (we also have Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz and Ellen Degeneres on our list, how about you? Do you have a dream list of celebrity bicycle ambassadors? If so I'd love to hear about it).
I'm also very pleased that our Cycle Chic: Past, Present & Future fashion show on 9/13 was picked up as an event in Los Angeles Magazine both in print and online. In print they used one of Mikael Colville-Andersen's beautiful images, and online they use one of our own images of Jennifer Tetrick by Allan Crawford. This is particularly sweet as Mikael is both a keynote at the upcoming Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place 2012 Conference and a special guest of our fashion show. FYI Bicycles also got another little shout out in L.A. Magazine on page 42 in Buzz/The Seen by Kari Mozena at "Affair #2 - Different Spokes" aka "L&M Arts' Ghost Town" reception that appeared to have a bike rack and perhaps bicycle valet!
Right now over in the East Village of Long Beach a very talented team of people are putting together our last promotional photo shoot for the fashion show on 9/13 (have you bought your ticket yet?). Led by photographer Robert Evans III, Cradelle White as wardrobe stylist and the adorable Sandra Pimentel (shown above I've borrowed a shot of her from her salon's facebook page). The owner of the Downtown Darling boutique and salon, Sandra stepped in seamlessly to help with hair and makeup today when the original makeup artist had to drop out and are we excited about it. Special thanks to Molly Gardner of the Arts Council Long Beach for connecting us!
Here below is a recent image by Robert, styled by Cradelle and featuring Long Beach's own Yellow 108's sunglasses. These images are from the hot online magazine Tinsel Tokyo - and the shot on the right is the current cover!