Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake has been a hero of mine since girlhood. Must I explain her awesomeness? She rides a bike, has a cat and is always surrounded by sweets!

The newest issue of my favorite magazine, Lula, is Strawberry Shortcake themed – a periodical after my own heart – and features a modern interpretation of Ms. Shortcake on the cover. When I saw this red dress on Friday, I instantly thought of my own modern Strawberry Shortcake interpretation. The fact that the dress is fair trade by Mata, made by a women’s cooperative in India, sealed the deal.

Now I have the dress, but what about that huge cupcakey thing on her head?

No, wait: Better than a strawberry cupcake – my pink Nutcase helmet is eerily perfect! Looks like Trisha’s not the only one who refers back to childhood heros for helmet inspiration.

All I need now are strawberry-shaped wheel spokes.

Happy Monday!  Make it silly :)

  • http://aparisiancyclist.blogspot.com aparisiancyclist

    Funny! Ok for making this Monday a silly Monday! I did, with a particular shot I’ve lucky enough to take at the good moment on the street (http://aparisiancyclist.blogspot.com/2010/05/poursuivi-par-la-police-trying-to.html).
    Cheers!

  • Daniella

    Aw, you’re so cute! Love the look… great photos too.

  • donnarino

    Cute. You just reminded me that I had a Strawberry Shortcake sheet set. And I loved Paddington Bear and Rainbow Bright. Aah, childhood. I miss it so.

  • http://lovelybike.blogspot.com Lovely Bicycle!

    Super awesome! When I was little I had a strawberry-patterned sundress and cap that I wore until they were in tatters. Oh, the memories of them! I still yearn to find an adult equivalent.

  • http://www.portlandize.com Dave

    That’s a great dress, I really like the colors and the lace details.

    Besides the heart-shaped spokes, you also need some green, leafy fenders :)

    Eco-friendly, made from plants! :D

    A pink cupcake headband could certainly be made to complete the look :) Or attach one to your helmet :)

  • http://knittinglemonade.blogspot.com Kara

    How berry, berry cute! I was kinda obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake as a kid, so this makes me happy on many levels.

  • http://www.evoluer.me eva

    what a lovely post for a Monday morning! I have some very silly pictures posted today too – although not a precious as strawberry shortcake!

    p.s. Lula is amazing but so $$$

  • Steph

    Happy monday ms shortcake! :)

  • http://www.portlandize.com Dave

    That also reminds me, I’ve been meaning to try making some shortcake, and it’s just getting into strawberry season… now’s the time! :)

  • http://www.smilesgowitheverything.com Diana

    This outfit is so sweet, and it definitely has a Strawberry Shortcake feel.

  • Jim Duncan

    A delightfully cool and refreshing dip into childhood to begin our week and keep our perspective. You have an engaging muse. Thank you.

  • http://www.pocampo.com Emily

    Dottie, that is awesome- I like the idea of character inspired fashion bike outfits! Hmmmm… Wicked witch of the West, ET… ok maybe not ET.

  • Asao

    This made my munday sooooo much better than it started!

    Thanks for making me smile
    :)

  • http://bikingandbaking.blogspot.com/ Maria

    Ah, remember how their heads smelled like strawberries!

  • http://www.myhyggelig.blogspot.com/ Sigrid

    well done. the humor was enjoyed.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com Trisha

    Ha! Just watch out for this guy!

  • http://velo-city-girl.blogspot.com Lady Vélo

    Too darned cute and gorgeous!

  • http://katesmess.blogspot.com Kate

    I actually had a Strawberry Shortcake bike when I was a kid! .. I’ll scan it someday to show off.