Photo by Kyle Johnson
BikeStyle - Issue 51
City: Seattle, WA
Occupation: Marketing Manager for Mithun, Owner of Iva Jean, LLC
What is your bikeStyle?
Biking is a huge part of my life, but it doesn’t define my style. I can’t imagine myself changing wardrobes just to bike to and from work, and I have no intention of showing up to brunch in spandex. Most days I look for something that works well in all scenarios – somewhere between classic and kitschy. You’ll often see me on my vintage Motobecane Mixte sporting skinny jeans, heels and lots of layers on top.
Where are we most likely to spot your bike?
Somewhere in the Pike/ Pine Corridor on Capitol Hill. I love biking the eight blocks to Elliott Bay Book Company or Oddfellows Cafe + Bar on a Saturday afternoon.
What do you like most about riding your bike?
Biking just makes the most sense for me. It’s the easiest and quickest way for me to get around Seattle, but I’d be hesitant to say that’s what I like the most. Perhaps the best part is the thrill of being on my bike and feeling like a part of the city and its landscape – your perspective and awareness really changes on two wheels.
What are your favorite clothes to bike in?
My J.Crew Minnie cropped pants and Camper patent leather heels (a little stretch and a rubber sole make a world of difference).
What is your dream bike for everyday biking?
I’d love for my next city bike to be handbuilt – I’ve been crushing on Seattle’s Boxer Bicycles and look forward to testing one out.
What did you eat for breakfast?
Greek-style yogurt and strawberries.
What song is most played in your iPod?
Lately – Lykke Li’s “Get Some.”
Basket or panniers?
Basket. I thought about purchasing waterproof panniers for a while, but a basket just feels classic, offers a bit more flexibility and was much more affordable.