Inbar Kishoni wears many hats… er… helmets. Not only does this Brooklyn-based creative serve as a City Planner for Bicycle Promotions and Outreach at the NYC DOT, but she's also the keyboardist for spooky-cool band Night Powers (you can catch them June 4 at Brooklyn's Union Hall), an avid sewing expert, and founder of one*two*three*speed, an independent accessory label making reflective bows that attach to bike helmets -- not only rendering them approximately 1 billion times more stylish, but infinitely safer for night-riding.
One*two*three*speed launched in 2010, sells on Etsy and at various boutiques including Manhattan's Adeline Adeline, and has been featured in such prominent fashion publications as Vogue. "It's something I do on the side of my day job, so sometimes [the success of the label] even surprises me," Kishoni said.
It doesn't surprise us at all, given that Kishoni, who happens to be a lifelong vegetarian and uses cruelty-free materials for her bows, is one of the most stylish ladies we know. Keep reading for more info on how she puts it all together.
Approach to dressing:
It's ever shifting, but I suppose it's like taking the best of the 1940s through 1960s but being able to exist in today's world. I don't usually go full vintage anymore. I like the idea of living in the present and adapting beautiful things from the past.
Best place to acquire clothing:
All over. I have more than 50 dresses. Some of them are vintage, some of them are homemade, and some of them are from H&M or Brooklyn Industries. In the past three years I've become addicted to making anything from Colette Patterns. I usually churn out one dress or shirt every month and a half.
Cardigans come a close second [to dresses]. And then jackets.
If there was some kind of fantastical bike-friendly purse that could hold my helmet and would be of super-high-quality, I would go with that.
Ultimate fashion faux pas:
I was once carrying home bags of groceries from the Fairway on 125th Street, and this man was following me and trying to get my attention. I was feeling very uncomfortable, but when I finally stopped at a red light, he walked right up next to me and yanked the skirt of my dress down -- apparently the grocery bags had caused the dress to ride up and I was giving the neighborhood a little show. Whoops!
Best stylish-people-watching spot:
The L train. There are people with much grander clothing taste than I will ever be capable of.