A Look Back at Kimberly Taylor’s Lookbook

Leandra Medine | March 17, 2011
…It’s not really a look back because the clothing hasn’t even gone into production yet, but in any case, here’s a look at Kimberly Taylor’s F/W 2011 lookbook starring none other than the wine-clad womango posing above. Tweet her for a good time, or if you’re her father: shake your head in dismay wondering where you went wrong. Hey pops.
Before I dig into the deep of it, let me explain to you what’s going on: Kimberly Taylor (pictured above modeling the latest in Amish tomato chic) asked me to help style her lookbook. I said yes because the bitch is one o’my best friends but also because it came with a catch: style five looks, extra man repelling that I would model. Sign me up, said I. So while I didn’t literally sign up, I had my hand at mixing prints, layering jewelry, sock and sandaling, and KT even had leather bow ties made to complete several looks. If that’s not real friendship, I don’t know what it is. And so without further adieu, I give you: Man Repelling with Kimberly Taylor.
In this look, I paired a leopard print cut out mini dress with a python print chiffon mini skirt. The patterns really compliment each other. As you can see, my outfit is the only space leopard and snakes can co-exist peacefully. The inclusion of her leather sleeved varsity jacket and my own American Apparel turband make me the bell of this single-sex ball. (Booties, Proenza Schouler.)
Here in look numero dos, I implement another one of Kimberly Taylor’s leopard prints and pair them with some black wool trousers. They have a leather band at the waist which is pretty sweet. Birth control glasses are a check. (Booties, Jimmy Choo.)
…But the real fun didn’t start until…
I tried to show everyone how flexible my back is. That was fun. But you know what’s funner?
Twirling around in a dress worn open as a coat over a puffy skirt and menswear-inspired blouse. I call this one: Little Red Riding Hood-chic.
I think the extra repeller points here are obvious. Spot them out, people. Come on. Make me proud. (Booties, Christian Louboutin)
In another look that involved a red hair bow:
You forget there was a red hair bow in the entire equation. It was overshadowed by the volume of this puffy ass halter dress. (Booties, Zara, cuff by Young&Ng;)
I wore a leather accented oxford crop top over the dress but you can’t tell because it’s open and looks like a sleeveless jacket. All jewelry is my own and the likelihood that I am saying something grotesque is high.
Taking a cue from the same color palette, I give you:
The aforementioned leather bow-tie. I clipped it onto the black and white oxford mini dress shown above and put over it a fun little vest that looks like it escaped out of a three-piece suit. Three-piece suits. Something to consider speaking of woman-getting. I love a sexy penguin. 
(Sandals, Miu Miu.)
Kimberly suggested I get a little hands on with the model so I did what anyone would do and force fed her a bow tie.
 Rico Suave. 
And finally, in one last look:
A navy x leather trim maxi-dress with that erection to the heart-inducing vest. The thing that’s so great about this look, you see, is that there’s a 90s slit down the right side.
So take your pick, party people. You can be a getter from one side, a repeller from the other. (Shoes, Chrstian Louboutin.)
Th-th-th-th-th-th-that’s all folks!
All images shot by Caroline Owens
Make up by Ariela Naparstek, Hair by Melinda Bouldin
Shop Kimberly Taylor’s Spring collection here and here.
  • Anonymous

    not one of these looks is repellant!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11559325754312043870 Inside my head and wardrobe

    great pictures. i love your blazer with the leather sleeves !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09974949005017698046 Couture Me Pink

    This is too cute and true.

    Great looks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07123583203601488166 Steffy’s Pro’s and Con’s

    i think these are super pretty and feminine. i love the dress that you're twirling it! you are a graceful lady not a man repeller 🙂

    <3 steffy

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

    you are an amazing model, mostly because you look natural and i can tell you had a blast. each of these photos exude fun! while a bit over the top, and indeed repellant, as whole looks, they are nonetheless fabulous and feature some really beautiful pieces.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05704358414632769772 london loves

    I am in love with the last look, you look soooo pretty! You should def wear red lips more often, the second last pic just proves it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15641125366885202769 Lela

    Keep on werking on, mamcita.

    Lela London – Fashion Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07191465704119489055 Linton from London

    Hahahha I Love the pictures! and I love reading your posta!!! Hilarious! You are awesome! Man repelling rocks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17123012233315638020 YO


    Love your blog, Yolanda

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13765427511236075494 Allie

    Love these looks! I love reading your posts, your wit always makes me laugh!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    love your cheetah blouse and your friends red dress! super chic. you always look great! kimberly taylor has some awesome styles. i am a fan!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 TheFashionAddict

    love all these looks, and your post is so fun to read.


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

    i love all of her stuff! your link doesn't work tho 🙁 i found it anyway! LOVE that vest. need it NOW


    Le Kiss Kiss- Click Here!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08109699563405609074 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    The first look is my favorite by far!!! 😀


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    LOve these looks & how you put everything together! Your commentary cracks me up 🙂

    XoXo-Kelli K

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

    Those outfits are awesome!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11214794391192468171 AD

    I think you need to strike more ridiculous poses to be more repellent. Stop smiling, for God's sake – men appreciate smiles. You need to stand with your mouth partly open, deer-in-the-headlights-like, and crook your arm at a weird angle while looking (1) off in the distance or (2) at the bottom of you shoe for no reason at all.

    Also, the red mouth looks unbearably hot in these photos. Wax lips are the only answer.

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

    OMG…those vests are amaze-balls. I need one right now. XO Valerie


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

    P.S. I referenced you yesterday in my post, recognizing how you agree that innerwear worn as outerwear is so hot right now. XO

  • Anonymous

    really love your blog but the nitpicker in me feels the need to point out that the expression is "without further ado" not "without further adieu". just a little copyediting from one writer to another 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18435101143164983582 Rachael

    Love this post!! Great looks but my fave is look #2…genious!


  • http://grandmarie.com kelly

    the electric outlet in all the photos really adds a nice "professional" touch. 😉

    hysterical, as always!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01695069680470033086 featherfactor

    You look amazing in everything, thx for posting – love all the leopard looks, you look like a man repelling minnie mouse in some! Overall adorable xx


  • http://www.fashionslap.me kate

    LOL is that what your dad does shakes his head in dismay? I can't imagine though anyone who is related to you could be ashamed your a freakin awesome writer.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09136474660606366005 Sydney

    Holycrap i love the halter dresss. Awesome post!! NAIILLEEDD ITTTT


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01833953291419734182 kimchicsisters
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17307750287416918321 Closet Fashionista

    GORGEOUS! I love that second look with the leopard top!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12069426957408106950 Kimberly

    omg loovveee this! you look incredible and the outfits are amazing definitely man repelling and oh so chic!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    So cute!! Love!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    How is it that you can look so darling and achieve man repelling at the same time? I really adore the outfit with the leopard and the "birth control" glasses. You look especially beautiful in the last picture.

    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16724072516641888124 lindsey lowe

    love all of these looks. you did a great job putting them together. the unbuttoned dress over the skirt and shirt is ingenious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03001490403699458982 ﻌFashionQamarﻌ

    YOu are looking soooo cute!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06782565149629105377 Katie

    Tres belle, my dear. You are fibbity-fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    you are awesome… great looks, very well put together

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01130469862002328278 She Wears, She Shares

    loving every single one of these looks! The very first image is HOTNESS! Not a man repeller at all.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15317003170413037723 Ash

    Gorgeous, hilarious, and man-repelling packed into one hell of a post…as usual

    Denim + Cotton

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07006827106281501423 Joanna Paulsen

    I love all the looks!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11710285432806200405 Lux

    You're crazy … and brillant! Love all these looks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02415471318176509309 3andahalf

    thanks for your brilliant sense of humor and style!

  • http://enchantedvintageclothing.com jessica

    I think you look fabulous and I love them all! Great photos, looks like you had a lot of fun, thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • http://www.desapatilha.com.br Luziane

    Seu blog é demais,vc é muito estilosa,vou indicar para as minhas leitoras =D.bjs do brasil


  • Anonymous

    you are ALIVE!!!!
    love your post

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

    Hate to break it to you, but that first look with the little red shirtdress is pretty man getter. Those legs, ow ow lady! Men a good gam show!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14870866601660892910 jhuynh
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    love the first and last outfits 🙂

    new eyewear post @

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02631119321487745135 Laurie

    Luff your blog! So glad I found it. Cheers!


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

    sheer maxi skirt
    leather bow ties + pocket details
    snakeskin + leopard: you are the king of the jungle. ahem, queen.

    january, x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01915301502681425552 yifie

    such gorgeous photos!

  • Anonymous

    Those Louboutins are magnificent!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09360924363846458070 tee

    Gaaaawd, those Proenza booties kill me. KILL ME.
    P.s. Those looks aren't very repellent… But they sure are nice.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Great photos. Love your Proenza boots everytime i see them!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    Little red riding hood chic is simply adorable.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17115423516641338460 The Foolish Aesthete

    Love all the photos (and the shoes!).

  • Anonymous

    Please ask Kimberley about her London dress sizing. If I am a US 4-6 (in between) should I go an S or M? Thank you!

  • http://cheetahprintdress.net cheetah print dress

    I am in love with the last look, you look soooo pretty! You should def wear red lips more often, the second last pic just proves it!

  • http://cityhabit.wordpress.com Modupe Oloruntoba

    the last one is très you. I also love looks 2 and 3 🙂