At Home with The Man Repeller

Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller). Love her, love her sharp tongue, love her blog, love all the recognition she’s getting and now am completely jealous of her clothes/shoes/bags/abode.

Images via The Coveteur. Top Image via The Man Repeller

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Would You Wear? {Turbans}

Women of the western world have been dabbling in turban-wear for quite a while. But, if you’re acquainted with the Man Repeller, you know that turbans are not one of the most attractive things you can wear (according to men…but who cares!). However, it is easy, fashionable and a fabulous way to disguise unwashed hair. Personally I love it but have not tried it. For some reason, I feel like it looks better with a tan (doesn’t everything?). PS – I discovered airbrush spray tanning. Life changer. I digress. What do you think of turbans? My final thought is that it takes a chic person to make the turban look chic.

Hanneli Mustaparta

Ashley Olsen

Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller

On the street

Bedazzled Turbans

How to tie a scarf into a turban

So…what do you think? Will you try it? I think this last image convinces me the most.

Images: 1 – We heart it, 2 – Hanneli, 3 – Ashley Olsen, 4 – Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller, 5 & 6 – Frankie hearts Fashion, 7 – Mawi, 8 – Scarf uses via Antimonide, 9 – Can you keep a secret

Socks with Sandals?

The age-old question, “can I wear tights with open-toed shoes?” has taken on new meaning for me lately. I am ever-more tempted to wear socks with my blatantly strappy sandals. I actually think it looks really cool. Why should all those perfectly fun cutout platforms be hidden away during cold weather? I do realize that one has to be careful with outfit decisions, as this trend can easily go awry. But I think I’m going to try it! What about you?






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If you want to try the trend but don’t want to spend a lot of cash, try Forever21 or ASOS. What do you think about these socks with these platforms? Click the pictures to shop!

Image 1 of Guess GW Amel Zip Front Tassel Sandals
Photo Credits: 1) Man Repeller 2) Careology 3) Swagger360 4) Swagger360 5) Swagger360
6) The Sartorialist 7) All the pretty birds

The Most Fashionable of Fashion Week

As most of you know, it is Fall 11 Fashion Week in NYC. Every fashion week, the fashion-elite come out in droves to see the shows. They have become an attraction themselves for street-style photographers. Everyone wants to see what the tastemakers are wearing.. I am definitely spotting certain trends including fur, pops of bold colors, leather, animal print, top-knots and of course…black.  Here are my favorites of the week via The Cut and StreetFSN.

Day 1

Edward Enrique, CEO of TAF Marketing.

Mary Kate Steinmiller, associate market editor of Teen Vogue.

Day 2

Olivia Palermo

Megan Roche, JustJared Blog

Day 3

Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller

Elaine Welteroth, Beauty Editor at Ebony magazine

Day 4

Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad

Zanna Roberts Rassi, senior fashion editorMarie Claire

Day 5

Taylor Tomasi Hill, Market Director Harper’s Bazaar

IMG models from left to right: Jac Jagaciak, Joan Smalls, Frida Gustavsson

Madeline Andrews Escudero, Glamour market editor

Candice Lake, model/photographer

Day 6

Emmanuelle Alt and Geraldine Saglion, French Vogue editors

Ruth Runberg, head buyer at Brown’s of London

Denni Elias, The Chic Muse

V-V-V-V-Vacay

Dear Readers,

All three of you…I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. I wish everyone was able to take off  most of the week like me. I know you’re jealous if you are not one of those people. I know I would be if I were you. However, even though you begrudge my time off, you cannot take it away from me. For that and for you, I am thankful.

I must tell you I will probably take a hiatus from posting as often as I like to in regular life in favor of drinking wine on someone’s couch mid-day while watching soapnet, forcing my brothers to listen to my music or “helping my mom cook” which also entails magazine reading and perusing her closet. Also, there will be plenty of time spent in the tub (see etsy).

While I’m away, do a few things for me.

  • Go see Burlesque and tell me about it: so I don’t have to because I fear I’d never stop complaining about it and that’s not good for anyone.
  • Check out GoFugYourself. It is so freaking funny and I love it.
  • Try some Man Repelling. I have a serious and not-so-secret crush on Leandra Medine, the author and her man-getter to man-repeller instruction manuals.
  • Check this ridiculous website for office gifts: Knock Knock

And…if you’re interested in some of my favorite posts of late

Isabeli Fontana does tweed and it hurts so good here

I’m obsessed with Kim Noorda or did you already know, here

Laetitia Casta has the best hair I’ve ever seen here

Taylor Tomasi Hill’s style here

And Giovanna Battaglia inspires us all here

Tub Caddy made of Reclaimed Oak from a Broken Down Hardware Store

Love from the tub,

Payton

When Nothing Goes Right

Do you ever have one of those days when nothing is working? Yeah, they are usually Mondays.  Anyway, these things are uplifting me from my melancholy.

Charlize looking super cute and snuggly…

This cake

This adorable outfit/girl working bed head

This cute-as-a-button child

The Man Repeller and her cape…duh

NPR’s 24/7 music channel and of course, this puppy who is all mine

xx