Six years ago Leandra Medine launched a blog named “Man Repeller” and unless you’ve been living under a rock, we’re absolutely certain that you’ve heard about it! Man Repeller is a “humorous website for serious fashion”, this is not a blog based on disliking or rebelling against men, but rather about demonstrating how most of our adored trends are usually mocked by men. Well obviously they just don’t get it… anyways we don’t wear clothes for them we wear it for us girls, so don’t get it twisted boys!
Leandra found a way to highlight the different ways men and women relate to fashion in the most funny way while giving advice on attitude and life. Own the trends and styles that you love regardless of what others might think of you. Let’s celebrate Leandra’s big 28 by looking back at her best quotes:
On Social media and her blog:
1) Many of us couldn’t land the jobs we wanted, so we just made our own. Sure, the training isn’t traditional but my generation is brilliant; we are over-educated and often over-qualified for the jobs we do take. Traditional innovation have little to do with one another and in the battle of success and relevance between the former and the latter, the latter has proven itself quite victorious.
2) Even though people will look at several of my blog posts and be like, “Why are we talking about this current event instead of hem lengths?” I’ll be like, “You’re going to go on a date tonight and have something to say about one of the Tsarnaev brothers, and then you’re going to wake up tomorrow morning and say, ‘Thanks, Man Repeller.’”
3) Man Repeller is an attitude. It is a state of existence. It is not whether you do your hair or curl your lashes, or even what you wear. It is how you approach those things.
On her love affair with fashion and shoes:
3) If I have to give up good fashion for a relationship, I don’t want a relationship.
4) While some people use books and others movies or television or music to escape real life, or to reward themselves. For as long as I remember, I had used shoes.
5) Frankly in terms of lingerie, I felt sexiest in my uniform: high waist cotton panties…and a sports bra, if any bra at all. Lingerie seems not to be the vehicle that produces feminine self-confidence and sexiness, but rather the vehicle to get a rise out of our male counterparts.
6) If people remember nothing else about me when all is said and done, they should remember my other life mantra: “When in doubt add a motorcycle jacket. Heck, even when not in doubt, just add a motorcycle jacket.”
7) As I always say, leopard print is a neutral.
On the CFDA awards nominees:
8) We’ve experienced such rapid change in the past five or so years, so I’m really trying to consider nominees from the vantage point of: who has been able to rise to the occasion of our industry’s profoundly changing nature? Who’s been able to keep the “burn out” that keeps coming up at bay and infuses that element of surprise and delight that ultimately keeps us moving forward?
9) What people will not tell you is that once you get past the big mass of actually getting married, what you’re left with is the exact same relationship you were in before.
10) Sometimes blaming clothing one a sad love life is easier than blaming oneself!