Ode to Fan Mail
Before I continue, please note Fan Mail and Man Fail may very well be one in the same.
We’ve been getting buttloads of e-mails from the fans. The fans! And as a result have decided to institute a monthly installment called “Ode to Fan Mail.” So once a month, we’ll feature a post that will photo-document images–either personal style or pulled from other blogs–that our dick deflectors readers feel need game time on the site.
After all fella Man Repellas, we’re nothing without you and your weener-fending ways.
Today, we start with Jessica. She sent us a lovely e-mail that went something like this:
As one of your newest fans, I have to thank you for making me realize that I dress like a personal cock block. I also need to thank NYLON’s weekly emails for providing the portal of discovery that allowed me to reach sartorial enlightenment (i.e. reading the sarcastically sartorially savvy words of your worship-worthy blog). I think it’s important for you to know how far on my journey to reaching full capacity as man-repeller I am, so I attached a photo of myself wearing my most dick deflecting dress to date.
You’re newest disciple,
What you’re seeing, ladys and gents, is real life Man Repelling in the comfort one’s own lobby. A floral parachute jumpsuit paired with what could be best described as a burgundy grandpa cardigan and one bright yellow waist belt confirms the reality that yes, Jessica, combined with your urge to stand legs wide open and arms flailing in seperate directions, this is your most man repelling ensemble to date.
Next up: Rachel from Australia. Rachel tipped us off about Yohji Yamamoto’s Spring/Summer 2011 Men’s Wear collection. While we were reluctant to include another bit on this season’s menswear, Rachel’s words “Have you seen Yohji Yamamoto’s VICTORIAN SMURF (aka universe/woman man and his dog repelling) Spring/Summer 2011 Collection?” took us over the edge and so here we are. When we browsed, it read more like: a fairy tale turned nightmare on Elm Street. Photo-explanation below.
A. Leprechaun magic. B. Mad hatting. C. The Chronicles of Narnia and D…seems to be drawing cooky inspiration from the Rabbinate (long beards, curly side burns, large hats) in an stylish eclectic way.
Then there was Krislyn. She prefaced her e-mail by saying “Honestly, I want every single piece and I want to don outfits from them each and every day of my life. But, alas, sheer Man Repellant. Mangos do not like punches of color and kaleidoscopes of patterns put together…their brains just can’t comprehend all the chaos.” …First, we commend you, Krislyn, for making use of our lingo (e.g. Mangos). Below, an image from the collection that can be found at Boxing Kitten.
We hear Solange Knowles loves this collection. We also hear the collection took a cue from the Nigerian Flea Markets we hold so near and dear. …Evidence also suggests they seem to have taken a cue from Danny Zuko’s hair.
Tell me about it, stud.
Next in line: Kasia. She started her email saying “the whole idea of fashion girls dressing a bit like lunatics has been on my mind for a while as well.” (We say, yes it’s true, we are lunatics) and ending with this: “I hope you enjoy this picture from The Sartorialist – definite man repellers that many women keep sticking on their inspiration wall…”
This one was a real knee slapper for likes of myself because she attached an image from Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist.
I am one of the women who posted it to my inspiration wall! I had posted the same exact image on my inspiration board just a few months earlier and attached this tag: “I am on a hat-high and hues-of-mixed-nude-rampage (even her hair!), I therefore dub this: perfection. And shoe tassels, so awesome. Spoken like a true slicer, I was repelling and didn’t even know it.
And last but not least, we have Casey…and her take on Givenchy Resort 2011. Holy bulls eye, feast your eyes on this!
If clothes could talk, this rad rouge number would say: please help me, my vagina isn’t actually fatgina. And to that we say one thing. Hello, FUPA*.
*FUPA stands for Fat Upper (Pussy) Area.
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