Powder blush and Allen wrenches may not seem like the most natural of partners — unless you’re on the set of the Bicycling Magazine fashion shoot in New York City for the September issue, where both tools were in demand.

It all went off without a hitch over two sunny days in June — even with last-minute wrangling of bicycles from local shops, and an 11th-hour delivery of cycling slacks (handed off by a bike messenger, of course!)

View the cycling fashion feature Take a Look in the September issue of Bicycling on newsstands now, or online by clicking here. In the same issue: A guide to cycling in NYC.

Me, as writer and bike wrangler.

Brooklyn is the backdrop for the magazine’s 10-page spread of exciting new clothing and accessories that reflect a broader definition of how bicycling fits into daily modern lifestyle.

In tune with the debut of the magazine‚Äôs redesign, the bold photos were shot by New York City-based photographer Nick Onken in DUMBO, Greenpoint (top photo) and Cobble Hill and styled by Morgan Gibbons. What struck me as I surveyed the rack packed with clothing in the production RV was that even as little as two years ago, Gibbons likely would have had to rely on “prop” clothing to round out some of the looks; it’s a sign of the times that everything you see in the magazine article is cycling or performance wear.

The slide show below is a behind-the-scenes look from my own camera.

Photos: velojoy. Instagram above right, @bicyclingmag

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  • Stylist Morgan Gibbons and an assistant get the clothes ride-ready.

  • Late-day shadows along the East River with the Manhattan skyline in the background.

  • Gibbons adjusts a silk cycling scarf.

  • Photographer Nick Onken, center, reviews digital images on a laptop.

  • Styling tools...

  • ...and bike mechanic's tools.

  • A Shinola bicycle waits in the wings.

  • Bicycling Magazine photo director Stacey Emenecker (left) and art director Erin Benner.

One Response to Behind the Scenes, Bicycling Magazine Fashion Shoot

  1. Love the behind the scenes perspective.
    The full article in Bicycling Magazine is fabulous.
    Thanks Susi!!

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