Wednesday, May 2, 2007


in honor of Bike-To-Work-Week in New York City
May 14-18, 2007

My entry was one of the winners and is featured in a free, down-loadable PDF e-brochure "Cycle Chic: A Revolution in Style," available on the Cycles Gladiator website at

Emily Avsar

Emily Avsar

Emily Avsar

Astrid Brucker and Emily Avsar

The Gladiator's Cycle Chic Invitational Contest:
A Revolution in Style, celebrating uninhibited bicycle fashions.

My concept: A ballerina on the way to rehearsals wears clothes that are soft yet protective, with layers that perfectly fuse her sense of drama with her flair for virtuoso technique.

The layering is to keep her warm and the silver hoody is great for visibility and against the elements. She wears Esprit ballerina flats that have assymetrical straps that mimic a dancer's lace-up toe shoes. Both comfortable and stylish this ensemble can be worn in any number of ways as each layer can be shed in case of a warm sunny day. The vintage lace gloves were my grandmother's. Though they are feminine, they have a practicality, giving traction and protection from the wind. My lambskin triangle tote (See: can be worn as a messenger bag and is sleek and stylish. I tied the ballet shoes onto the strap so that the dancer's profession can be identified easily (one of the rules of the contest) but also if she is running late she will still be ready in a flash.

Credits: toe shoes,
Capezio; lambskin leather triangle tote, astridland; pink tulle scarf & silver chain suspenders, astridland; reversible ABT heather grey shorts, Capezio; black tulle and knit wrap top, leg warmers,black dress tube, Danskin; leggings, Everlast; slip, Cerie; silver hoody, OMO for Everlast; ballerina flats, Esprit, helmet, Bell; gloves, vintage.

The free, down-loadable PDF e-brochure "Cycle Chic: A Revolution in Style," is available on the Cycles Gladiator website at

See the article in the NY POST:

Also See the Associated Press article:

"Biking style enters new cycle"
by Samantha Critchell, AP Fashion Writer

"...Dance was an inspiration for many designers this spring, and stylist Astrid Brucker made the most of the trend: Capezio's reversible ABT shorts, a Danskin black wrap top, leg warmers and tube dress, along with Everlast leggings. Suggested extras: a silver hoodie by OMO for Everlast, vintage gloves and a tulle scarf.

For more hints on how and what to wear, and where to find it, check out www.cycles and click on the Cycle Chic Invitational link."

For more information on my costume designs for film, TV and commercials, go to


Daniel said...

Congratulations! Wonderful job Astrid! I really enjoyed your Ballet Outfit, it summed up the contest perfectly – no wonder you won it. When is the national advertising campaign going forward and where can I buy this wine?

Unknown said...

Thanks Daniel.
There's a new AP article out,
I just posted it on my Cycle Chic page. As for the wine, I believe it
is sold all around the country.
You may want to contact the wine distributor directly via the web site.