Archive for July, 2011

Cycle Chic Cork Style – July 2011

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
The Cork Cycling Festival is a real gem – a community led fun festival.Cycle Chic was the Finale event of this year’s cycling festival– a bicycle fashion Show, directed and produced by Joanna Karolini (  & Carol Doyle ( along with a super team. The show was staged outdoors, as night fell on the Grand Parade in Cork City and was all about celebrating bicycle culture and stylish cyclists. This year included an appearance on TV3′s Ireland AM which you can watch here.  This year’s Cycle Chic maximised the impact of high-visibility accessories & showcased the great diversity and range of bike wear and accessories available on the market for cycling aficionados. Alongside the clothes and the bikes, was the human powered Re-Cycle Cinema.
Here are a selection of photographs from Oliver Kehoe Smith & Cian Daly. Read on to see who was part of making this show happen. Watch this space for the video (Coming soon) to really get a sense of the show.
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For more on the Festival visit Ican only recommend reading the review by Patrick McGuinness 


 Bicycles Supplied by

Cork Cycle Repairs, 20 Parnell Place –  Cork City

Rothar Cycles – Crosshaven, Co Cork  -

2WHEELS – Sandymount Green, Dublin 4 –

The Dutch Bike Shop –

Penny Farthing thanks to  Seamus O’Connell

Minicycle thanks to Cork Circus  -

Hi-Nelly Bicycles thanks to John McNally

Clothes & Accessories

Andina, Castle Street, Cork SpotMe Badges –

Belfast Rain

Devilish Designs By Gina

Georgia In Dublin –

Kilgrews Cycles, 6-7 Kyle Street, Cork –

Ms Daisy Blue, Market Parade, Patrick’s St. Cork

Peacock & Ruby, Market Parade, Cork

Kuyichi, Opera Lane, Cork –

Retrohaven, Crosshaven, Co. Cork

Turquoise Flamingo, Washington St., Cork

The Dutch Bike Shop –

PuddleDucks –

Sula, Paul St. Cork

Bicycle Accessories


The Dutch Bike Shop –

Cycglo Tryes –

Reflective Bike Wrappers – 


Filming : Stephen O’Riordan

Re-Cycle Cinema – Gavin –

Background Films – Gareth Blake

Background Films – Thorsten Ohlow


Cian Daly

Lights supplied by Tir Na Gcasta

Hair stylists

Sen Markham

Rhia Buckley

Make up

Leanne McCourt


Aoibheann McAdam O’Connell





Fionnula McAdam O’Connell


Jackie (

Jennifer (

Lynn McAdam O’Connell

Niamh Doyle



Oliver Kehoe Smith

Cian Daly

Backstage Angels

Laure on dressing as a beakon of calm

Edward (Georgia in Dublin)

Darren McAdam O’Connell –

 Lisa Petersheim in spirit

Stage set up & Stewards

Electrician John O’Sullivan – Cork City Council

Adam D’Arcy

Patrick McGuinness

And lots more people to be added to this list

Special Thanks to

Cork City Council for the venue and all assistance

Q-Car Park for offering an alternative venue in case of rain –

The Electric Bar

Director : Joanna Karolini –

Producer : Carol Doyle –

Assistant Producer : Jean Martin

MC & Festival Chair : Nicki Ffrench Davis

PR : Eimear Fitzgerald

An enormous thanks to everyone  involved. If I have left out anyone I apologise. Please contact me to update this post –

Cork Cycling Festival on TV3

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

It was a whirlwind week which included an appearance on TV3′s Ireland AM - If you have 5 minutes to spare you can watch it here We certainly had fun and it was a magic opportunity to talk about the Cork Cycling Festival and celebrate bicycle culture early in the morning.

Thanks to GoEco from Limerick we had a wonderful selection of top class bicycles including an Electric Bike, the Brompton Folding Bike and shiny Hi-Nellys, as well as their Yakkay Helmuts.

Alongside GoEco we have a selection of looks from some of Cork’s most interesting shops

1. Old Style Glamour Modelled by Erin : 40s Dress from Miss Daisy Blue in the Market Parade, Patrick’s St. Headpiece and jewellery are handmade by Peacock and Ruby, also in the Market Parade

2. Business Biker modelled by Jennifer from Pulse Models : Mac Coat from Belleetik Vintage style Dress from Sula on Patrick’s Street

3. Trendy Traveller modelled by Eimear : Dress from Andina on Castle Street; Polka Dot Rain Skirt by Belfast Rain

4. Male Trendy Traveller modelled by Tyron from Pulse Models : Jeans (organic cotton) and Wax jacket from Kuyichi on Opera Lane. Tshirt from Eloy Collective USA. Chrome Messenger bicycle bag thanks to Thorsten Ohlow

5. Presenter Carol is wearing cropped trousers and a jacket from and a high vis vest by Belfast Rain

6. Presenter Nicki is wearing a dress from Andina and a waterproof skirt by Georgia in Dublin

7 Vintage cyclist Tim  from GoEco in his own very sharp tweed suit and vintage BSA bicycle.

Bicycles paniers and bags are from Basil and The Dutch Bike Shop

Also a massive thank you to Denise Gough our fantastic make-up artist. She was working her magic at the crack of dawn this morning to glam us up for the TV3 appearance. If you are in the Dublin area, and are in need of her talents, get in touch via

We hope you enjoyed the slot and please contact or Tel: 087 1360395 for more information.

Cycle Chic – July 23rd CallOut for Models / Performers / Backstage Angels – We Need You

Thursday, July 14th, 2011


Cycle Chic is the Grand Finale to this year’s cycling festival– a bicycle fashion Show, conceived by ‘Belfast Rain’ artist Joanna Karolini. Carol Doyle from is producing the show and rounding up design led bike friendly clothes and the funkiest of cycle accessories. The show aims to maximise the impact of high-visibility accessories for cyclists, and shine a light on the great diversity and range of bike wear and accessories available on the market for cycling aficionados. 

Staged outdoors and as night falls on the Grand Parade on Saturday 23rd July at 10pm. Cycle Chic will inject some serious snap, crackle and pop into Cork Cycling Festival’s increasingly innovative and edgy programme of events. The show celebrates bicycle culture and stylish cyclists. Alongside fashion and bicycles. the show will feature the Re-Cycle Cinema – a human powered cinema, projecting images in the background. Onlookers can also get a smoothie from the bicycle power smoothie maker.

To make this a real spectacle, and to get tongues wagging,  we need some help.  We still have openings for some girls to model great looks. The fitting and rehearsal will include stage direction, tips and a workshop on cycling with style.If you would to do a performance or incorporate performance into modelling, we would love to hear from you and are open to suggestions. We can add some hi-vis elements to your costumes or style you.

Backstage Angels – You’re the People that make the show happen. We have space for a number of people to help with dressing, stage set up and other jobs to get an excellent show on the road. 

The festival is run on a voluntary basis. While we cannot pay, we can offer an opportunity to be part of a part of a unique and fun event and also provide distinctive images for your portfolio. We will also be doing some serious PR before and after the event. If you would like to feature  please contact Carol Doyle at 087 1360395  Or email 

For more on the Festival visit

Bags Glorious Bags – Only €15

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Bags Glorious Bags

Bags Glorious Bags

Has the Summer arrived – yaaahooodoodledodlyhoo – a bit of heat would be very welcome…… please stay

To make that hop skip and jump into the sunshine even sweeter, we have a special offer of €15 on all bags. SERIOUSLY

We have colourful bags, classy bags, big bags, small bags, bright bags, print bags and ladylike bags.

They are beautifully made, from divine silks by two cooperatives in Cambodia. And you won’t see them elsewhere.

Have a look for yourself

Celebrating Stylish Cyclists at Cork Cycling Festival

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Cork Cycle Festival Gears Up

Cork Cycle Festival Gears Up

Belleetik are part of the Cycle Chic fashion show on Saturday 23rd at 10pm on the Grand Parade, Cork City. There will be beautiful bikes on parade, with cycling models showing that you don’t have to sacrifice style to cycle.

It’s a wonderful fun festival, with a big heart, and a tiny budget.

 We are selling the festival T-shirts online and all proceeds go to the event.