Man Repeller Style Icon: Edward Scissorhands

November 5, 2010
 image via Thread for Thought

In spirit of the departed Halloween, paying tribute to Tim Burton’s sharpest–pun intended–character seemed like a no brainer and since I have no brain, I jumped on the opportunity to take you, fellow Repellows, on a virtual (and magical) journey through images and items that may or may not deliberately draw inspiration from the man with the scissor hands.

Excess leather, bondage, beltage, messy bed hair and metal details make for one bomb, bad, kick and sweet ass outfit. And because most these looks include leather, a fabric notorious for its uncanny ability to man-get (cue the sex shops,) I strongly suggest you opt to wear scissor as hands while channeling Eddie. After all, few great outfits are complete if at the end of the night you’re not alone.

Let’s take a strut (pun fun, right here) down past runways, courtesy of Style.com: 

Rick Owens rarely if ever designs a collection without channeling the queen of Darkness and last fall was no exception. The inclusion however, of heavy black eye make up and big fail whales in the form of slicked back hair-do had the models ten blades away from becoming bizarro scissorhands. Note the Seinfeld reference.

 See what I mean? Those gloves are begging for blades. 
And I’m just throwing this in for good measure because it would be unbecoming of someone who calls herself the Man Repeller not to. Look, it’s a leather hat, slash hood, slash condom, slash cape, slash fur accoutrement.
Here’s Rick’s wife, shot by Jak&Jil;, doing Tim Burton, little black riding hood, tobacco supporters and myself proud.
You should really look into finding a new nail salon.
At Elise Overland, things were slightly more feminine:
Looking at these images now, I question the initial Tim Burton connection I made. Sure, there are shoulder pads and leather turtlenecks, but are these repellers? Will a man weigh in? Man, WOULD YOU HAVE SEX WITH THESE WOMEN?

Kate the Great, I love you so hard. You may say moto-chic, but I say Burton chic. 

And finally, here’s me looking suicide chic and what not. I was initially holding several pairs of scissors between my finger tips but I accidentally cut a block of hair out of my head which was fairly traumatic for the events of a Thursday night at 9PM just before heading out for dinner.

jacket by Veda, leather pants by Topshop, sheer blouse by Dolce & Gabbana, bow booties by Opening Ceremony
I accidentally cut my hair in the name of this blog, don’t ever say I don’t love you. 

Repellows, I’m sorry if you didn’t laugh through the duration of this post but aside from the fact that I am now missing a small patch of hair, I am not a machine that produces infinite funny words at the drop of a ruffle. Just kidding, I am.

And in honor of this chilly Friday there’s one more thing I have to share with you:
Winter loving turban wearers, rejoice! 

Yesterday, fellow repellow Cecilia sent me a photo of Peter Jensen’s knit turban equipped with center pom pom et al! I nearly shot myself in the leg when I signed in to order the turban and learned the $120 centerpiece was already sold out.

And then, I breathed a heavy sigh of relief. Cecilia assured me the red one, that would match any gentile’s Christmas decorations was still in stock.

If you weren’t sure before, you should be now: ‘Tis the season to be Man Repelling.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07940604471771335136 ValeF

    you look very nice in that pic! but, my God, that turban, it looks like a sort of orrible tropical bird (poor bird! they could let him survive, because the sacrifice was too much in this case!!)

  • Anonymous

    No joke, grandma had one of those in perriwinkle. In washable acrylic yarn. Ech.

  • http://innamoramento.livejournal.com/ innamoramento

    Loving that goofy turban. It's a fashion statement all the way from Whoville!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01269697140911090157 Ceci Chapela

    well I do live to serve and being in another time zone enables me to get first dibs on lots and lots of man-repelling, boner breaking, celibacy ensurers. man-repellers, unite, as I always say. (no I don't, but I'm starting right now)

    I don't think I will be able to follow this post though. Ever since I slashed my hand studding my jean vest, I swore I would leave those risky tasks to Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone. They do that way better than I do anyways.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06025950174615219356 koko // res pulchrae

    well, that explains why i'm single more often than not. i used to think it was my inability to stay interested and overall emotional detachment, but now that i've been schooled i realize it's my love for anything Rick Owens combined with a penchant for wearing leather pants that's been keeping me repelling.

    so what to do about this since i refuse to give up Rick Owens? hmmm.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03496964785825887590 om

    Have sex with THOSE women? God, they look like they'd break.

  • Anonymous

    You say gentile, I say genital.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18431557789245271401 ray

    Oh geez – so many lolz. That turban is so gay, but love the nod to the dark side repellers, here here!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17241321189079869976 miss.maxine

    Not going to lie, if I saw those Rick Owens girls walking down the street I would probably run and hide……. is it weird that I enjoy Edward Scissorhands' outfit more than theirs?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03759381643056396639 Palace of Purification

    " [...]few great outfits are complete if at the end of the night you're not alone." This line is amazing.

    We need to find a winter-friendly turban that is wearable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11457023998421785355 Theonlyfashionprincess

    Great blog! Hope you will become a follower of my blog too?
    Have a nice weekend!
    xoxo

    http://theonlyfashionprincess.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12492037196442876101 lasninastextiles.com

    Just stumbled across your blog. Love it!

  • Anonymous

    I've seen Michele Lamy (Rick Owen's wife) in the flesh and she and her crew look like legitimate gypsies. Middle of summer and one was wearing a full fur, in black no less. Her hands are the most jarring things to see, not to mention that every single tooth is rimmed in gold, I kid you not. Needless to say, I kind of still love her :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14956201443257275276 dull boy

    you look very 'anti man-repeller' in your thursday night get up….and yes i would want to have sex with those women.

  • http://heynonnyno.com zorga

    And of course, from behind, that red turban looks like — female genitals!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00800772748957772841 Princess Peach

    Just reading your blog before I head off to work- guaranteed to put me in a good mood!! Keep up the good work- you're hilarious !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14441338787660747184 Becca Jane

    I've just recently discovered your blog and it is hilariously awesome! Fantastic post.

  • http://www.cochranaudio.com William Lindsey Cochran

    Well, yes, attracted as I am to women who take a stand and choose to be different, I would indeed be interested in sex with those models…and much more. Dinner and an unhurried walk arm in arm under a starry sky would be a nice place to start.