Holy Sketch Me, Another Horn Toot

Leandra Medine | January 18, 2011

While any normal human-being may measure his/er success by say, the monetary reward s/he is granted…here on the interwebs, nothing is more gratifying than being sketched. And I don’t mean sketched as in “tricked ya, sucka,” I mean illustrated. Welcome to the lucrative world of blogging: where URL is more than just a three letter word, It’s a lifestyle.

Putting aside The Dallas Shaw moment ca. Shopbop Wishlist, I had my fifteen seconds of fame yesterday when I received an e-mail from Inslee Haynes of Inslee.net.

Contents of said e-mail included:

She mentioned that she didn’t feel like recapping the Golden Globes so instead drew me. Blush, blush, hug, hug, lady wood from me to you. The illustrations are pretty accurate though I would argue the sketched version of myself is more attractive than the real life one. Under regular circumstances, this would have been somewhat alarming but because I call myself The Man Repeller, I suppose I should go all out and exploit the fact that even drawings get more eggs into the nest than I do. That was supposed to be a vague sexual reference. I don’t think it worked out as I planned it would in my head. Still, I shalln’t delete. This just in: Man Repeller, a brain repeller too. 

…So…how ’bout them photos:

From: DIY Your Own Cocktail Dress (…funny thing about this cocktail is there will be no antecedent to that tail.)

Thanks again, Inslee! You rock my Tsumori Chisato floral print ankle sock!

  • Wow, such nice drawing! lucky lucky thing.



  • So accurate. You lucky girl!

  • Future


  • These are great!

  • This is so awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Le Artiste` perfectly captures your signature Mr. Peanut Pose ! Not to mention your fab Eye-ranian Uni-brow (patent pending)!

  • Those are fantastic!!

  • absoultey amazing!!

  • LOVE these sketches of you!!

  • YAY! That's so awesome. The Getting Street Styled II is my fave.


  • ummm AMAZING. it's my dream to have someone draw me one day…. =)


  • The first one looks like a classic fashion illustration from the 70s…so chic.

  • Wow, that's amazing, she's really talented. I LOVE blogging for this reason. 🙂 there's so much great, entertaining stuff. It's WAY better than a magazine or TV.


  • Woow.. These are absoloutely amazing! She's VERY talented!


  • My favorite has to be DIY cocktail dress, but all the drawings are awesome!


  • A.E

    Gorgeous drawings, very talented person there…i wouldn't say they were more attractive than you, maybe a bit smaller, though? Anyway, more writing wit which made me happy on this solemn tuesday evening. 🙂


  • Those illustrations are stunning!

  • Those drawings are so BEAUTIFUL!
    That's awesome 🙂


  • LOL I don't mean to sound horrible, but I like the sketches better than the photos. She's freakin amazing and honestly what makes a better day than to realize you've been sketched? It's seriously the shit.

  • Anonymous

    amazing, awesome drawings!!

  • when the subject is beautiful, the drawings come out as beautiful
    great combo!!!

  • Anonymous

    love, love, love, the first illustration!!!
    gorgeous you and drawing

  • These are RADICAL!

  • To man-repel, you really only need to wear those geeky glasses with practically anything!

  • SO so rad. Love it. She is very talented…and you are too obvi. XO Valerie


  • Lauren Helen

    "Lady wood from me to you."

    You made my day 🙂 You are too adorable, and I'll have you know that I am sending a link to all of my friends to invite them to start reading your blog! I feel almost guilty keeping all of the man-repelling goodness to myself! 🙂

  • Those drawings are so cute! They do look like you.


  • Anonymous


  • How very flattering indeed. I hope Inslee sends you the originals so you can frame them for your Man Repelling shrine!

    Impetuous Style

  • wow, they are so beautiful…! and they look exactly like you, absolutely stunning!



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  • Martine

    Very nice, and she made you look so pretty in the pictures!