Holy Man Repeller, it’s Like Summer Camp!

Leandra Medine | February 11, 2011

New York Fashion Week be here. Wednesday night at Kimberly Taylor’s presentation I was talking leather bow ties and birth control glasses with Andrew Mukamal and Becka Diamond when it dawned on me: this is fucking summer camp but with better clothes and deadlines! And high heels! And turbans!

Photo via MyFBD (vest: Adrienne Landau, blouse: Equipment, pants: Rag & Bone, shoes: Proenza Schouler, birth control specs: Warby Parker)

As you can see, I take Fashion Week as the Olympics of Man Repelling very seriously. I should also note that I have 20/20 vision.

In any case, I’ll be blogging for Shopbop and NY Mag’s The Cut all week so while I will be providing your sweet asses links from this here URL, I will also most likely be spending loads of time redirecting you to different websites. Don’t get mad, get glad. I have an exciting round up slated to run next Thursday at the end of Fashion Week exclusively here for exclusive flamingos. Like you.

We should give you a nickname. I guess flamingos will do it. Always remember deep in your drop crotch that I love you more than Martin Margiela.

Let’s start right now with a little teaser to the first post I wrote for Shopbop: A Recap from Kimberly Taylor’s F/W 2011 Presentation.

photos by Naomi Shon and Chuck Grant
Well, the Olympics of Man Repelling are finally here and what better to kick of the festivities than to indulge in a little recap that includes copious leather bow ties, eh? 
Kimberly Taylor held her Fall presentation last night at Dopdop Hair Salon on Mercer Street. The designer’s aesthetic usually ventures into man-getting territory: plunging necklines, cinched waists, hot pants, yikes. This season though, she opted for tapered pants, clean silk white oxfords, collared mini dresses, full skirts and loads of leopard to dominate the collection. In light of this, she commissioned none other than the woman behind the turban (insert horn toot here) to style her presentation. Combined with sweet jams from scenester DJ May Kwok, the end result was glorious: socks, sandals, sounds et al.  

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09739251167444138491 Fashion Agony

    I love your outfit! Those pants are gorgeous!


  • Anonymous

    you look adorable – which warby parker frames are those?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11065125666816792806 Gabriela

    Love equipment blouses they're so great and that color is fabulous. Love love love that vest as well as your rag and bone pants. Great outfit.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16747921195231684047 Francesca

    you were so great yesterday at IFB!!! thanks for taking a picture with me!!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08315210491025721798 Ashley

    I know you hear this all the time, but it's worth repeating. You are hilarious! Thank you for being your awesome, amazing, gorgeous self! Your blog brings joy to my day, and affirms me in my ever-single, never-hit-on status. Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17294223797912059657 Naomi Marie

    Fashion week certainly seems like my sort of summer camp! Really loving the pants, amazing colour!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14548517494434374923 jessica january

    every social gathering is like summer camp. with slight differences.
    love the birth control specs. sexy.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07339568754680630991 Ife’

    You were awesome at IFBCon and I was so freaking excited to see you in Lucky Mag! Keep up the good work. Your your passion for Man Repelling is unmatched & we love it! 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    black fur yeti vest is an amazing touch, boners shriveling everywhere i am sure….


  • http://therealmeangirl.com MG

    I love those birth control glasses. I unfortunately don't have 20/20 vision so I need some new specs. Those are perf.

  • http://justanothersentencefragment.blogspot.com/ Amy

    The color of your pants is beautiful.
    I noticed there are no men in any of the pictures. Good show!

  • http://eatsleepwear.wordpress.com/ eatsleepwear

    loving the tone on tone red. and those glasses are blush worthy. LOVE. xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04925982219825479559 Monroe Steele

    You were awesome at the IFB Conference yesterday. Very informative. I'm new to your blog and really like it. I gave you a shout out! Visit me sometime

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15564068100612905081 Signorina Christina

    haha!!Great post!!!!grat outfit too!!!love the fur vest!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11824440493038509210 Vfriedrich

    Love the post…so witty…and not to mention, hilarious. The collection is marvy. XO Valerie


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17130458950779409870 A.E

    Pretty intense MR gear from you in that picture. I am PROUD. You have, needless to say, exceeded yourself and i bloomin' love those trousers. 🙂


  • http://fashionslap.net/ fashionslap.net

    I'm hurt you didn't mention vagina's at all in this post…lol I was just getting used to it. Anyway looks like a great time. Have fun and enjoy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06136826365136568883 Samantha Elizabeth

    Proenza Schouler shoes with the Rag & Bone pants are perfection! I love your use of textures within this outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01355613997037485240 Um Loai

    I have taken your advice on turbans and feathery contraptions! And I have never been more repellent *dances about*



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06297264045237657546 thefashionableESQ

    You had better get your people to talk to the people at The Cut b/c they misspelled your name in the article they ran this afternoon!! Blasphemy!
    I love you, you're my hero.


  • Anonymous

    holy man repeller! look at this….http://www.parkandcube.com/?p=7440

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14619953390847121652 Chessa!

    birth control glasses unite! it was so great to meet you in person yesterday at ifb. man repellers that repel together, stay together. woot!

  • http://ambuji.com Ambu

    It's funny coz I have 20/20 vision as well, but love wearing glasses!!! Somehow I think it adds to the sex appeal of women when they wear reading glasses…the cerebral sexy woman!!! It was great to hear you at the IFB!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02827995320167456535 Lina

    omg..amazing outfits..just found ur blog via bloglovin..u give great inspiration..:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16197648903394561205 Karoline Kalvø

    Love your blog. Now following.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09610012075884637017 Tonya

    LOVEE your outfit! So bomb.