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City Legging | Bike To Boardroom

Stockholm Streetstyle

I love how this woman is poised halfway between the bike and the boardroom. The double-breasted gilet brings authority to an otherwise very get-up-and-go outfit. Could you rock this look with our City Trouser or Leggings, a Vince Camuto vest, and a Melie Bianco handbag? Image credit to Stockholm Street Style.

Bike Friendly Cafes and Restaurants

I’m thrilled to see studies suggesting a positive relationship between bike lanes and restaurant revenue. Still, not all cafes and restaurants are equal when it comes to courting cyclist business! Some places are hard to lock up at within the block; some are just less than friendly. Here’s a few places in Seattle and farther afield [...]

New Collection on Kickstarter

Iva Jean Racer Tank Top

We’re almost halfway through our second Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of our new collection. Our previously funded Kickstarter project transformed the first Iva Jean line from an inspired idea into a wearable, touchable reality. This new collection builds on the expertise of the first and complements it with pieces that blend expert tailoring with the generous silhouettes [...]

City Style | Pastels With Bite

Pastel City Style

Honestly, I’m a little shy of pastels. Sometimes those sherbet hues are over-sweet. But looks like these keep the sugar to a minimum and fit perfectly into the city landscape. A witty mix of tailored pieces with casual ones creates the kind of surprise that gets my attention and turn heads on a bike. I [...]

Chic Travel: Trip To Europe | Iva Jean

Packing list for Europe by Iva Jean

Europe in the spring! Now is the perfect time to go, before peak season. Pro tip: though we love chic athletic shoes at home, the trend doesn’t always translate abroad. Pack sophisticated sandals like these Medwinds espadrilles instead, $138. When sandal time is done,  we love the MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela, $195, because what’s more fun [...]

Iva Jean New Collection Preview

Iva Jean New Collection Functional Style 2014

Iva Jean started as a brand for the fearless and passionate city girl, the ladies that live in the moment, that are effortlessly sophisticated, the women whose lives demand functional style. We could not be more excited to share our newest collection with you, because honestly, it was designed for you. Made with the same [...]

London Bike Style

Katherine Poulton Bike Style

This bike style is pure play! I love the origami folds on the dress, and vibrant two-tone is dazzling against the London backdrop. Her granny-chic knit accessories are just plain fun. You can pick up your own knits from The North Circular, made from 100% British Wensleydale wool from rescued sheep. Image of designed Katherine [...]

The Brompton Folding Bike

Brompton Folding Bike

This is the Brompton, the folding bike so popular that its riders call themselves “Bromptonauts.” What’s all the fuss about? Its beautiful English design looks distinctive and elegant. Constance Winters of Lovely Bicycle reports that it feels solid and agile on the road. The steel frames of most Brompton bikes mean that though they’re not quite as light as some [...]