Once Upon a Blog: Man Repeller.

Leandra Medine, Photo property of www.manrepeller.com.

Leandra Medine, Photo property of http://www.manrepeller.com.

I feel like the very smiley photo above, accurately summarises Man Repeller and it’s creator Leandra Medine. Before I even attempt to review this blog, go and read the ‘Minor Cogitations’ page at ManRepeller.  So funny and so true, if you don’t find yourself wanting to read more, you officially have no real sartorial soul. This is one of my personal faves:

HOW DO PEOPLE IN FASHION

KEEP THEIR COATS

ON THEIR SHOULDERS


WITHOUT SLEEVES, WITHOUT IT FALLING OFF?

– But quite seriously, HOW DO THEY?

As you may have guessed by now, Man Repeller is where fashion blog merges effortlessly with fun, like that best friend we all have who is constantly making secret witty side remarks and you can’t help but snigger along with them. Just the right mix of taking fashion seriously and simultaneously ensuring we take ourselves with a pinch of salt, a Man Repeller is summarised thus:

man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller]

–noun
outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:      –    ‘What is a Man Repeller?’, http://www.manrepeller.com

Not sure whether you qualify? Blog author Leandra even created a quiz. It’s exactly this kind of humourous take on all the ridiculous aspects of fashion which makes Man Repeller so fun to read, whether Leandra’s trying (and failing) to pack for Paris, questioning how London fashionistas manage to work everything just so or ‘manstagramming’ her way through daily life.  There’s something slightly Jezebel-ish about how she writes which gives her posts attitude but she also clearly knows her stuff. The site’s content covers everything from Style, Shopping, Pop Culture, Beauty and Humor along with plenty more to keep you entertained and informed for hours. Not satisfied with conquering the blogosphere alone, Leandra’s new book, ‘Seeking Love and Finding Overalls’, is also now available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and Apple. Here she is rocking the new full skirt look in a recent post:

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Leandra Medine of http://www.manrepeller.com. Photo taken from ‘Test Driving This Season’s Full Skirt’, ManRepeller.com

As amazing as all of the above is, I especially love the fact that she did this to Miuccia Prada’s latest offering in Milan:

Man Repeller reimagines Helga from Hey Arnold! rocking the PRADA SS/14 collection in Milan. Photo property of www.manrepeller.com.

Man Repeller reimagines Helga from Hey Arnold! rocking the PRADA SS/14 collection in Milan. Photo property of http://www.manrepeller.com.

Somehow I just don’t see this happening on many other fashion blogs…

Because fashion doesn’t have to be serious to be really, really good – Leandra Medine.

I couldn’t agree more.

Liv x

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