Fashion blogger Leandra Medine is a man repeller. That is, her taste is so good, it goes beyond what simple men can see. Luckily the New York Times sees it, and just published a profile of her and her blog, The Man Repeller.
The paper wrote:
Fashion uncouth gents aside, many are taking notice of Medine’s witty writing and outlandish style. She has even inspired a new fashionista catch phrase that New Yorkers are beginning to spread: “I am totally man-repelling today.” And that’s a good thing. “I was afraid people would think I was mocking fashion,” Medina told the Times, “and it’s like, ‘No, I swear, I’m wearing feathered sleeves as I write this!’ ”
Her styles are certainly ones that lesbians can get behind, as we have no desire to attract men, but The Man Repeller is more about loving your own style and building a wardrobe for your own satisfaction. Fashion may not always be considered very feminist, but Medine’s blog is irreverently empowering.
It is also fun. Medine doesn’t take herself or her style too seriously embracing the inanity of clothing as well as admiring it. She has an entire post that is dedicated to holiday gift items that look like female genitalia, ending the post with these parable-esque words of wisdom:
To top it off, she is not only a funny but sexy. In a recent post, she includes pictures of herself attempting some DIY couture, with a skin colored body suit covered in 8 ½ by 11 sheets of paper.
A smart, sassy writer with a great sense of aesthetics Leandra Medine may be making her name as a man repeller, but among women she is prospering.