Guess the Blogger Pose: Foreign Territory

Leandra Medine | April 11, 2011

Saturday I posted a sneak peek to a Guess the Blogger pose installment that would run this week. This week turned into today and now, we travel across the pond. So many of you suggested Karla of Karla’s Closet in the comments because of the juxtaposition of the photo and while emulating her immaculate style would have guaranteed copious amounts of fun, I’ve already done it, that’s how the aforementioned is guaranteed, you see. It was back in August to be exact. Peep it here, especially because it involves a snorkel and mainland. Today though, we do something a little different.

socks: Hue, shoes: Christian Louboutin …Like wear red shoes with bright socks.
 And rest our wildly over-sized vintage Pucci frames atop equally over-sized motoclutches.
sweater: Rebecca Taylor, blouse: D&G;, pants: Proenza Schouler x J Brand, bag: Reece Hudson …We let our FUPAS get the best of us in order to wear super duper high waist jeans that are paint splashed.
Woah now! Betcha didn’t see this one coming, eh? Eh?
We top our knots headache inducing high and in turn look like aliens. It is fantastic. We are so blogger chic. Are you a man? Do your eyes burn? Is my fupa inducing discomfort onto your fupa?
While this game of guess who has been boatloads of fun, it’s time to answer the age old question: who am I emulating? And would I actually go outside looking like this?
And the answer is…
Drumroll please…
Shanti Kantalanki…
One time me and my best friend convinced our other best friend that “Shanti Kantalanki” meant befriend your neighbor in Native American lingo.
She believed us. 
Shanti Kantalanki…
And the blogger is…
Holy moly me oh my you’re the apple of my eye. 
Top knots. 
Rip tides.
I’m listening to Vampire Weekend…
Ok, fine…
Here’s the answer…
It is…
Just kidding…
Still listening to Vampire Weekend.
Here she is! The answer was Denni Elias of Chic Muse. 
I’ve wanted to emulate her for a while now. I’ve been reading her blog for a long time. She’s adorable and while this photo suggests otherwise, she regularly stands for everything man repelling does not while still doing her part to remain fashion forward and chic. This is of course, wildly intriguing to the likes of my turban clad self. She also hangs out in Versailles on the regular which makes her an immediate winner in the lookbook of my international life.
Speaking of winners now, it must be answered…
Who wore it best? 
  • Love Denni's look!

    Glass of Fashion

  • you look as beautiful as her!
    great look by the way..creativness
    love it!

  • It's a both look amazing!! very creative post, Love it!!

  • She almost looks as good as you!!

  • Anonymous

    <3 the diplomat's son... and yer look :)

  • i love these posts! you have such a great sense of humour!

  • Great post! You emulated her very well. I love her blog too!!

  • Both very beautiful. Delli's shirt is impeccable and your fupa is nonetheless inspiring!

  • Hahha this is hysterical you nailed it.

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  • i like the right photo – the pucci glasses are fabulous!

  • I love both your blogs!!! xx

  • AHAHAHAAAA! so great! I call a tie!

  • Love when you play these guessing games! Your glasses give you the slight advantage on this one! We were chosen to be part of Time Warner Center's blogger campaign, come check it out. xoxo

  • obsessed with those pucci sunglasses. they are out of control amazing.

  • You both look equally lady magnetizing and man repelling. One thing though: the pantsssssss on you = super win. And another thing: the shoes on Denni = maxi wiiin.


  • Wow, this post is so awesome! Love those sunnies!


  • This post is amazing! You both look great and bring something different to the table! Could it be a tie?

  • ooh, my fupa is burning with discomfort in making this decision, but i have to go with denni simply because i love the extra pop of color on her shirt! very cool post!

  • Hahah you make me laugh every time. I think you both rocked the look!!! I love your sunnies and your bag is to die for… literally.


  • You guys are both fab!

  • You always look amazing, but Denni did better this time.
    Love from Rio ♥

  • hilarious! you pull off the denni look very well 😉

  • Denni wore it best lol, I love vampire weekend, they are awesome!

  • Sunglasses YES YES YES please

  • Denni is sexy, you are as expected 'man repeller'.

  • Anonymous

    You wore it best
    your are super glam

  • Both looks great…!

  • those glasses are awesome. i need me a pair.

  • Muccia

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph, both are a fucking freak show.

  • Wow!!! I'm under impression! You are so fun and your idea is amazing! Love pink socks and red shoes! I think I will adopt it xoxo



  • I´m speechless, you both look great!

  • This is just the best thing ever!


  • All the shoes in this post absolutely rock!!
    Rianna xxxxx

  • Anonymous

    She looks the same in every picture. from your poses and pics I never would have guessed. That's probably the best pic I've seen of her. You, well, it's very MR.

  • tee

    Aww I was so sure it was Susie Bubble…

  • I love Denni! You reflected her quite well. And those Pucci glasses are total eye candy.
    much love.

  • Anonymous

    those glasses are sooo glam
    You, of course, wore it best!

  • HAHAH. hilarious!

  • Best post ever. I would love to say that you look the best (at least you have the best sense of humor), but she looks more consistent.

  • I've been speechless for the past 10 minutes.

    Yep. That's my comment.

  • Anonymous

    Killer! Love that you listen to VampyWeeks

  • The Pucci sunglasses are great, you are the spitting image of Elton John in them.
    I was not aware of Chic Muse. Great post and thanks for the reference.

  • i like

  • omfg, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Hilarious! You're too funny!

  • lovely post 🙂
    i love your blog!! i follow you now!
    Would you come in mine and follow me?i'd be very happy!

  • wow. so interesting post.
    a big THANK to ukrainian blogger, that showed me your blog.

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  • love chicmuse's style 🙂

    i want your pucci sunnies!

  • love the choice and the styling, you should do a column like that every week!

  • Anonymous

    pure genious!!!
    I want more…

  • Tim

    Stunning photos!!! girl you look GORGEOUS!

  • Anonymous

    Weeeelp, the sunglasses are a little bit costumey for my taste, but you did the shoes better. Hrumph.

  • You look great with red lips!


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  • Great post!! you really emulate Denni's style

    And Vampire Weekend rocks!!! 😛

  • Hahahah! LOVE THIS!

  • the second you showed the glasses, I thought: "Hmm, that looks a lot like Dennis (to me) iconic look from Paris fw but my english isn't perfect so I didn't really get the whole Shanti Kantalanki thing XD
    But then when I saw the photo of Denni (who I btw. love and respect for her kindness and amazing style) I smiled and thought to myself: "Yaerh, Caroline you were right again" ;D
    But I'm sad to say it, but in my opinion Denni wheres it best, and no one will ever be able to beat her in this outfit. This is to me, her iconic look and the outfit that her artistic readers prefer drawing. So I'm sorry, but you have won so many times, loosing one time don't kill all the other victories<3

    xxCaroline huge Denni and man repeller lover<3

  • Aerial

    Her outfit wins. your blog wins.

  • you two are both geniuses !
    id give it a tie if you're in the man repelling olympics !

  • Anonymous

    nip slip via see-through bra & shirt lol. epic.

  • hahahaha you are amazing. your posts make me laugh everytime. blogger of the century!

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