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There is something impressive about a lady wearing a dress AND riding a bike! Today's Treadlie Street profile is fashion designer Gwendolynne Burkin, who makes this challenging combo look glamourous and effortless - she also has amazing Melbourne winter fashion style too! - Jenny x
Oh yes, we love girls in fancy dresses riding bikes. Today we bring you one of the fanciest - Gwendolynne Burkin.
Gwendolynne Burkin, a Design Director from Fitzroy
I am wearing a vintage cream top with a jabot that I bought at the Camberwell Market, a cream pleated dress, can’t remember where I bought it from, and white men’s shoes.
My bike is an Avanti. I’ve customised it with a Brooks saddle and changed the handle bars to match the colour of the saddle. I also have a cute wicker basket.
I’m running errands for work, going to the bank and the hardware store. Just the stuff you need to do when you run a business.
I love cycling – when you cycle it feels like you are floating or flying. I also think it’s a very affordable way of transporting yourself around. You can always get a park and it keeps you fit. You can also perve at other cyclists.
I love riding into the city and going through MCG park and Birrarung Marr, where the beautiful bridge is with Aboriginal chanting, especially at sunset.
While riding you...?
I sing a lot! I like to take in the smells and snoop at what’s going on in my neighbourhood. I love wearing clothes that billow in the wind. I have one favourite red dress that I love to wear when I am riding as the sleeves are so floaty.