On Playing Dress-Up with The Outnet

Leandra Medine | March 29, 2011

In partnership with The Outnet.

A couple of weeks ago I bared the wet weather and hopped my ass on over to an abandoned warehouse in the outskirts of Chelsea. There, rapists and murderers alike waited for me, anticipating I would teach them a thing or two about alternative use for unconventional weapons.

“Can I wear paint splashed pants, too?” A most wanted for murder of thirty children asked.

…And I’ve officially taken this joke too far. There were no rapists or murders on site, just the delightful and outrageously stylish team behind The Outnet. And when I say outrageously stylish, I am taking Jil Sander S/S, people. 

I walked into a bright white room filled with racks and racks and racks (and racks) of clothes. The ones specifically tailored to my liking obviously included feathers, studs, neon brights, nun-chucks, boa constrictors and the like. I was to style two looks. And that I did. Here they are.

Jacket: Valentino, jumpsuit: Halston, shoes: Alaia

In this particular look, I was going for the infant gets abducted by a black crow that was bred in a Parisian atelier look. Do you think I succeeded in my efforts? I mentioned this several times through the course of the day but since most of you weren’t there, I’ll say it again: the jacket should come with a warning sign. I really very truly believed for a moment that I could fly. Ask my best friends Suzanne Schloot and John Jannuzzi, they were there. 

In look number two, I tried my very hardest to make off with the garments on my body. No really. I even tried to distract the Outnet team with conversation about cupcakes and the difference between New York and London gloom. It didn’t work so I mentioned pubic hair. That didn’t work either, which is…a shame.

In any case, this may very well be the best outfit I’ve ever worn.

jacket: Proenza Schouler, dress: Rochas, booties: Alaia

I just a few seconds ago ordered the dress from the Outnet, I was afraid if I didn’t, one of you would. Sorry suckas. On the bright side though, there is an entire tab on the website dedicated to my favorite picks from the shoot. You can shop any, all, none–whatever you chose–of them! Just clicky ticky, nicky, bicky on this elongated link!

So go on now, shop away. I’ll be right here…

Boogie-nighting to the beat of my own drum.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11739306557040280347 Lobeni Lesley.

    EPIC shoes.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16967703028915240970 Serena

    The Alaia heels in the first photo= lady boner. You're such a cutiepants!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14334530676781818857 Maeva Christa Hiag

    Amazing !!
    La Bise

    MCH from Paris

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

    Haha, a Parisian baby abducted by a crow, where do you think of things?? That jacket is magnificent by the way, and I can see why you immediately bought the Rochas dress, what a looker!

    much love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06751056646800096858 nicole

    WOW! 2nd look is my favorite. Can I borrow that dress sometime? Thanks. xo.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12167529421039940661 NRC

    Alaiax2 = pure awesomeness

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02692154365553881657 Kate

    Love the looks!!
    You look great!

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

    the outnet is such a great website. really have to stay on top of your game on it or else they sell out very quick! i love your choices from it. you look fabulous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10456155196741471087 Danish Demeanor

    great first look – love the jacket

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

    I want that jacket.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06252979380616105408 Nenu

    Loved The leopard!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14073793137784988332 Megan Hattie

    those boooties! so cool! love your looks, the white dress is lovely.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

    Such good looks.. the Valentino jacket in the the 1st photo is a-maz-ing!!!

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

    Those booties on the second shot are a dream come true!


  • http://www.chicagostreetstyle.com/ Amy Creyer

    Those Alaia booties are incredible. I'm starting to get more into architectural shoes, and these are the epitome of highly-designed footwear. Some would say "over designed" but obviously they don't understand the finer arts of man repelling 😉


  • Anonymous

    Ok, I love you.

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

    i loooove the second look!

    january, x

  • http://irishtimes.com/blogs/fash-mob/ Rosemary

    I think you are looking lovely in both of these photos, and not half man repelling enough! I'm quite dismayed and taken aback!

    In all seriousness, props. Great looks. Love the jacket in look 2. And, now that I mention it, the jacket in look 1. Go figure.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06081690240378836993 Lindsay

    you definitely succeeded in your efforts! those booties are stunning!


  • Anonymous

    Nevermind the photos ! The writing is So, so funny

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09367513733859157300 withoutwordswouldyouknow

    i second what anonymous just said…your personality equals the extravagence of the clothes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14783496945148661633 Espen

    I love the Valentino jacket and Alaia shoes. Can you get any cooler?

  • http://fashionslap.blogspot.com/ fashionslap

    Quick not eI love the shoes…amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110129229977718587 The Magic Mirror

    I love it! Love the Outnet! There are far tooo many things on that site!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00151857033683848670 Luiza

    That Valentino jacket is a dream! Love it!
    I know that you often heard this but you have a great sense of style dear!

    Luiza from Lifestyle Philosophy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11710285432806200405 Lux
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14379815840112190010 Nino Eliava
  • Anonymous


  • http://www.twitter.com/madaboutsizz Anabelle

    Did you get to keep anything? The second alaias are sooo amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12297883050925779286 NobodyKnowsMarc

    love the alaia shoes!


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

    love that first valentino jacket

    twitter @divalicious_m
    –Michelle from http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11805340398948210012 Anna

    please write a book


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

    you look stunning in these photos!!


  • http://adahliavolk.wordpress.com/ adahliavolk

    The Proenza Schouler jacket is such a perfect piece! Love it. You are too funny the way you put a spin on things. I thoroughly enjoy your sarcasm.

  • Anonymous

    2nd request please write a book!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00690431259394899077 SKT

    make that 3 requests!
    love these looks, the proenza jacket is to die for, as well as your faux rapist story.
    xx, Labelholics Anonymous

  • Anonymous

    must have been such a fun day. your writing is so colorful

  • http://www.facebook.com/vivivoom Alexandra

    Totally don't blame you for going off and getting that Rochas dress. It's to die!!!

  • Nara

    Are you sure you have just 22 year old?…

    you are very ugly….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11898310510768398033 Natasha

    gorgeous jacket.
    the second look is my fav, you look like an angel – but in leopard print and wearing Alaia boots. 🙂 x

  • Anonymous

    your hair looks great here!!!

  • http://www.inspirationisallweneed.tumblr.com Elettra

    The first outfit is simply amazing!!


  • http://www.thefashionbookstore.com/ Fashion Books

    Stunning photos! You look great!