Public Transportationally Played, Chloe Sevigny


Note: I don’t actually think Chloe looks that bad here:

She looks like a vaguely sweaty artist leaving her studio after a hard and unproductive day in her smock, but in a kind of good way. Maybe I’m just saying that because the idea of Chloe Sevigny whizzing past me on a CitiBike — like Fug Nation’s very own Almira Gulch, which fewer impulses to steal our little dogs (presumably) — seems like it would be a benediction.

[Photo: Pac Coast News]

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  1. filmcricket
    +8

    The jazz station I’m listening to is – no lie – playing an instrumental version of “Munchkinland” right now.

    I have nothing to add about the Sev’s appearance, I just needed to note the bizarre synchronicity.

  2. Heather
    +3

    That is a hilarious photo.

    • H.C.
      0

      Agreed, Chloe almost always give off such a boho-indie vibe, it’s a bit funny seeing her doing corporate shilling via bike.

      •  jugtownjane
        +3

        Citibikes are the new boho. This message brought to you by Wells Fargo.

  3. Elle
    +7

    She doesn’t look that bad. She just doesn’t look that good.

  4.  HelenBackAgain
    +4

    Cute shoes.

  5. Kate
    0

    Her shoes & socks combo makes me feel like she’s veering towards grandpa sock territory.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +1

      Grandpa socks are always black nylon.

      • Kate
        +5

        No way, usually white tube socks pulled up mid calf!

        •  HelenBackAgain
          +1

          That’s gotta be a regional thing… I must say I’m glad I haven’t seen it. That sounds even worse.

  6. Minutiae
    +4

    As I live in the sprawl of California, I had no idea there was such a thing as a Citi Bike. Not only is GFY entertaining, but educational as well.

  7. Tar Heel Gal
    +4

    Awwww….I can hear Auntie Em now….”Chloe Sevigny, er, Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn’t mean you have the power to run the rest of us! For twenty-three years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now — well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!” Run, Toto, Run!

  8. Maria L.
    +3

    It’s a bit Chairman Mao and in an odd way, suits her

  9. Tracey
    +8

    She’s not wearing a helmet. :(

    • qwertygirl
      +2

      Safety first! That was my initial reaction too. Tsk.

    • Vandalfan
      +1

      No helmet? That’s often what her hair looks like. (ba da bump) I just want to unbutton the throat button.

      My college town tried community shared bikes (painted bright orange) and it worked for about two months. Then, the spoilsports stole them or disassembled them, pr just left them mangled.

      • filmcricket
        +2

        My hometown tried that too, but that’s not what this is, I don’t think. You have to pay for these, and if you keep the bike, your credit card gets charged for the extra time.

      • Caro
        +3

        What a shame–they have community bikes (free, but very “low-end”) in Amsterdam, and it seems to work great.

        •  HelenBackAgain
          +1

          Yes! I remember seeing people all over the place on those, there. Maybe it’s different when you’ve all grown up with that.

  10.  anne
    +2

    I fear for her shoes. If I just look at a bicycle, I end up with chain grease up and down my legs and shoes. By the way, countries where people bike more in big cities are way ahead of us in cute bike helmets. I don’t mean to plug any one company, but this is a cute line from Denmark: http://bicycletouringpro.com/blog/yakkay-stylish-bicycle-helmets-for-smart-people/

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +1

      That IS cute! I love how they’ve made it look like a hat. And the brim is great for sun, too!

  11. stephasaurus
    +1

    well. i hope she is wearing thick and sensible underwear beneath that skirt. and that i never have to use that communal bike seat.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      +1

      I thought it was loose shorts, but if it’s a skirt, I’m sure she’s sitting on the back of the garment. How else to keep it from risking it tangling up in the back tire?

  12. plainyokel
    0

    Am I wrong or is that actually one of Bill Cunningham’s famed French sanitation worker smocks?

    •  anne
      0

      Bill Cunningham’s smocks have dark blue buttons and sleeves that go down to the wrists. They also look like they have more top-stitching detail all over, probably for durability. But still, this does seem to be a variation on the theme. Le Blouson a la hygiene publique, is my name for this wonderful garment.

  13. mary lou bethune
    +4

    Heh- a girl can ride her bicycle in whatever she wants….. surely.