I started reading on my way home and was delighted at the revelation that THE BOOK IS ESSENTIALLY A LOVE STORY. This happens to be my favorite kind of story. As I flipped through the pages learning how she associates items of clothing with special memories, I thought to myself how incredibly brave of Medine to share these very personal and intimate details of her life. I too very often find myself having emotional connections to certain garments and shoes. This connection is the foundation of my very own blog.
man re pell er [mahn-ree-peller]
outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full-length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry, and clogs.
I enjoy New York Fashion Week for the runway shows, but also for all the Fashionable events that take place. With the Spring Summer 2014 season came the book signing for LEANDRA MEDINE'S MAN REPELLER SEEKING LOVE. FINDING OVERALLS. I've had the pleasure of meeting Medine prior to her book release and being a reader of her Fashion based blog, I decided to make the trek uptown to Barneys New York's Upper West Side location to claim my very own copy. Wearing a man repelling outfit as the invitation suggested, she autographed my tome with a red sharpie.
Upon finishing the book of essays, I contemplated my next man repelling purchase. In terms of Fashion and in life, one should wear what makes their heart smile. I have my heart set on a pair of navy high waisted wide legged pants with a white tuxedo stripe. They encompass everything I am looking for in a pant right now and I happen to be a sucker for a tuxedo stripe. I know Medine would understand...
Leandra Medine & I
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