October is shaping up to be a busy month for VCG, and the 1st week was packed with cycling-related events to keep me on my toes... or should that be on my saddle?
Starting off with an evening at the W Hotel for the Bicycle Film Festival (don't forget, there is still the special event on the 12th which I'll be at!) it was a chance to preview some of the ace films that were shown over the weekend, and to see Chinatown in its beautiful night-time glory. I adore how the huge lanterns suspended above the street looked like golden moons...
The following day started off with an early morning cycle to Old Street to do a bit of filming with the BBC! I met up with reporter Howard Johnson at one of my fave coffee haunts Shoreditch Grind, to talk about cycling and fashion, which formed part of his fantastic piece on the current cycling boom around the world. A few people have asked about the outfit I wore in that report... the cycle chic for the day...
HeadScarf: Tie Rack
Gold Drop Earrings: Topshop
Denim Jacket: Gap
Owl Necklace and Pandora Brooch: Tatty Devine
Dress: Orion London
Sparkly Brogues: M&S Limited Edition
Pannier Bag: Kitsch Kitchen
Featuring The Bicycle Man and Laura Fletcher of the BFF, the full piece can be seen on the BBC Entertainment & Arts Page.
Later that evening - the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards! After being shortlisted in the "Best Lifestyle" category, I got glammed up with a bit of vintage Dior and some Lagerfeld for the night and headed into the West End for the ceremony. Sadly VCG didn't take the prize on the night, but I owe a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for the blog and got it on the shortlist. Every single one of you who reads, follows and enjoys the blog are the powerhouse behind what I do, and it means a lot. Pretty bloody fantastic to have a cycling blog recognised by a "Glossy" too... so thank you all again for getting VCG up there!
I predict a lot more coffee and cake happening to keep me going, as the rest of this month has a lot more bike-business coming up... huzzah!