A Quick Love Letter to You re: The Bloglovin’ Awards

Leandra Medine | February 17, 2011
Rumi of Fashion Toast, Chiara of The Blonde Salad, Luisa Via Roma’s head honcho and moi. All images via Bloglovin.

I haven’t yet delivered a re-cap about the Bloglovin Award event that took place at The Stone Rose Lounge in the Time Warner building last Sunday night but in few words I can tell you it felt like the most awesome culmination blog post on steroids. Virtually (hehe, literally and figuratively) every blogger I’ve ever followed was in attendance. I sat at a table with three of my all-time favorites: Kelly Framel of The Glamourai, Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted and none other than Mr. Newton himself.

The table positioning was reward enough for me. I love these girls more than I do knit turbands.

But in any case, I did win a formal award for Most Original blogger too. I was up against Susie Lao of Style Bubble, Bryan Boy, Julia Frakes of Bunny Bisous and Gala Darling; all bloggers I’ve respected and admired since before I even knew what HTML was, needless to say I was surprised by the win. This brings me to my next point: thank you, for voting. This blog is really worth nothing without support from you, the readers, who are pretty much the only reason I wake up every morning and think “how can I deflect penises today?” And while I understand you may grow tired of hearing about man repelling trends and lady boners, it must be said: I’d still rock dental braces for you. The correlation is there. Dig deep for it.

After having received the award which included an awesome Rebecca Minkoff purse, Mr. Newton commended me for embracing my inner lunatic and letting it run free. Now I commend you for applauding it instead of opting to have me admitted to Bellevue Hospital. 

So, thanks. I’m nothing but a girl in drop-crotch pants without you.

  • i toterly love you more x

  • congratulations boner-deflater extraordinaire; that award was well earned. you are an inspiration to us wild and free ladies (and gents) everywhere.


  • Your blog is a recent find for me and I love your devil-may-care style and wicked sense of humor – rock on, you deserve to be awarded!

  • congratulations! your blog NEVER fails to make me laugh.

  • You totally deserved it, way to go Man Repeller! To the tippy top in 2011!

  • well done….your win really wasnt much of a surprise at all – congratulations and enjoy the glory! x


  • I've only just recently discovered your blog but I've shown it to atleast 5 people already. I'm so glad you won, you're effing hilarious and I feel like I've found kinship in my man repelling ways. Don't ever ever stop being funny and fashionable and man repellant.

  • Yay so happy you won. I voted for you. 😉


  • Awesome! Congratulations. You really are the most original blogger I've seen. Love your no-holds-barred commentary and incendiary wit. You rule.

  • Congrats on the win, it was much deserved 🙂

    XoXo-Kelli K

  • NG

    Congratulations! A 100% deserved win! Upon discovering MR I actually read the entire thing all the way to the very first infant post. That only happened one other time (the daily bez)
    I also must say that I definitely prefer the crass gritty real MR version of your blog rather than the PG13 edits created for guest posting (for the cut and so on). Let it rip girl and may the shoulder pads and turbans be with you!

  • congrats! your blog keeps me going. Not that I wouldn't keep going without it; I just really like it

  • Ana

    Congratulations, you truly deserve it!

    P.S. I don't think I could ever get sick of you talking about man repelling trends. Carry on, girl.

    stop by:

  • You deserved it girl!! 🙂


  • Congrats! Don't worry my cousin works at Bellevue and I'll tell her to take good care of you 😉

  • Congrats on the award! I voted and I'm soooo happy you won! You truly deserve it for your fantastic flacid penu work…haha.

  • I voted for you, lady! Thnx for bringing the Man Repeller Movement to the forefront of fashion conscienceness! I am loving your NYFW coverage as well.



  • You totally deserve this reward, your blog is always such a fun to read!


  • Christa51

    I noticed how in the photos bloglovin posted of the night http://www.bloglovin.com/awards, most of the other ladybloggers are making unfocused model faces/poses, and you're just being you with your genuine grin. This is why your fancy flamingos <3 you! So much self-absorption in the fashion blog world.. your most original award is so well deserved and is the highest of the honors in my opinion!

  • I voted for you any blog that uses the words "lady Boner" and "Vagina" so much and without shame deserves an award.

  • amazing photos, and these awards are absolutely well deserved


  • oh wow, I knew I discovered a treasure when I started reading your blog! I love the 1st photo – my favorite bloggers all in one. 🙂 Congrats!!

  • So pleased you won. I love your blog. Congratulations.

  • Congrats, and I never get tired of reading about man-repelling trends and lady boners. I read your blog to find clothing items that help me beat men off with a sartorial stick, keep it up!

  • You're amazing!!!

  • Gonrats! You deserve it!!!

  • congrats!!! I knew you'd win!

  • Congratulations! Love your posts!

  • congrats. that must have been one wild table!

    I'm a finalist to be TheLevisGirl but I need all the votes I can get. Help me spread the word http://on.fb.me/LevisGaby

  • A big congrats along with everyone else. It's a nice feeling to know all our votes got you over the line and embracing that Minkoff purse I know you went to sleep with under your pillow! – Marney

  • Congratulations you-ass-kicker-you!!! Nothing like a cup of man-repellant humor to kick start my days!

  • Lauren Helen

    Congratulations! I knew you'd win! None of the others contestants have anything on your man-repelling ways! 🙂

  • those awards were how i first heard of this blog and have been following devoutly ever since.

    It's just not fun unless my boyfriend gives me the 'really…. that?' look each morning 🙂

  • M

    I always have fun reading TMR so yeah congrats,
    you kill it!


  • congrats on winning!! you definitely deserve it!! i used your "man repelling" idea in my blog tonight. check it out.

  • S

    Congrats. You definitely deserved it 🙂

  • you are great dear
    good work keep it up

  • SGM

    can we get a video of the speech? am i pervy for asking?

  • Will you marry me?

  • Congratulations! You are so COOL=)

  • hardcore congrats to you and your most deserved WIN!!!! Hope the designers keep making man repellin' garments so that you continue making us laugh. Fashion can be SO serious and you definitely make it fun 🙂


  • Anna

    I love your blog "so hard"! Have read every single entry and laughed my ass off! I'm so glad you won 🙂

  • Q.
  • congrats to you once again! 🙂 Your the most original.

  • You really deserved it! Congratulations from heart!

  • congratulations, you make me so happy! needless to say.. i love your style too. once one of my best male friends told me (i was wearing preen fw07 aka. ovesize on the shoulders wool coat): that looks weird. men are only interested in nice eyes, shiny hair and good figure. they dont care about what you wear. i will say no more. xx

  • Anonymous

    congrats on this well deserved victory!!
    You are so amazing, talented and beautiful
    keep up the great work and know that we'll NEVER tire of your blog:)

  • Congratulations ! It`s quite an honour,and you deserve it.

  • Anonymous


  • Congratulations!! I loved your blog!!! I follow you!!!


  • I voted for you 🙂 congratulations!

  • "I'm nothing but a girl in drop-crotch pants without you."
    hahaha thats actually a very sweet thing to say. CONGRATULATIONS! Really well deserved!


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