iT GirL of the month x Leandra Medine
Medine captured a generation of fashion enthusiasts when she launched her website aimed at showing off her style...but there's a catch, as her blog is as real and honest as it is fashionable. Her mission is to show the world her collection of new and vintage clothes…layer by layer by layer. But, she’s aware that her style doesn’t necessarily attract men.
What is a man repeller? “Man repelling is a term I made up with a friend of mine late last April that’s defined by a female’s choice to outfit herself in a sartorially offensive way. This, in turn, repels the opposite sex. Garments that fit the repelling criteria include harem pants, shoulder pads, full-length jumpsuits, maxi skirts, boyfriend jeans, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs. The way I see it, the more a woman adores your style, the more likely it is incomprehensible to a man. What would I consider man-getting [the opposite of man-repelling]? I’d say men like things simple: A little black dress, easy stilettos, skinny jeans and plain tanks. Chic, in vogue, they are not.”
How do you know if you’re a man repeller? “If a woman is a man repeller, it’s pretty obvious. She’s likely to always opt for a turban on her head over a ponytail, brogues over stilettos and Alexander Wang over companionship