photo by Darko Sikman
Bikestyle Fantasy Night Out
By Molly Millar
It-girl Risa Fay and Black Swan guitarist, Marinho Maelissa, are snapped as they leave Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar* – a well-know celeb hangout in Vancouver, BC – and head to pick up their bikes from the bike valet. Our reporter caught up with them after their meal. “Over and above the mussels, the reason we keep coming back to this place is because they offer bike valet,” said Fay. “It’s great to be able to bike up to a place and not have to worry about finding a bike rack and everything. It’s a total perk!”
Fay, a huge fan of sustainable fashion, is wearing the Wild Flower Frock from Adhesif’s Spring/ Summer 2011 collection. “This dress is perfect to cycle in because of the loose skirt,” Fay said. “The rich colors are absolutely to die for. This dress feels like spring to me!” Fay’s look is completed with chunky square sunglasses and a topknot. Fay favors this look because she can easily let her hair down when it comes time to put on her Nutcase helmet.
Maelissa is wearing a Ben Sherman bomber jacket and a Ben Sherman L/S Henley Sweater in red. Dark jeans and a vintage shirt complete his look. The jacket is great to cycle in because of its warmth, but it’s stylish enough to wear dining out or going to a show. When asked about his “typical riding outfit” Maelissa said, “Whatever I can wear both on and off the bike. I’m super busy and don’t have time to change into a different outfit every time I want to jump on my bike. If it’s something that I can wear on stage and on my bike, that’s a winning outfit.”
Speaking of which, what are they riding? Fay is riding a white Hearts Desire cruiser by Marin Bikes and Maelissa is riding a green Raleigh Hybrid Route 4.0. The cruiser style of the bike is perfect for a relaxed Saturday evening of dinner and drinks; said Maelissa: “The bike I ride completely depends on the task I need to accomplish that day.”
A huge thank-you to models Risa Fay, Marinho Maelissa, designer Melissa Ferreira of Adhesif Clothing Company (2202 Main St., Vancouver, BC), Lloyd’s of Gastown (157 Water St., Vancouver, BC), Reckless Bikes (110 Davie St., Vancouver, BC) and the Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (1095 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC).
* The Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar doesn’t have a bike valet, but we can dream.