I Miss You, Do You Miss Me?

Leandra Medine | April 22, 2011

I can’t take it anymore! I miss you hoodrats! While I am still eating fake food in the sunshine state trying to radiate my skin but successfully failing, I have to come out of this blogcoma. Why? Because I feel my creative juices being hindered by the exhausting amount of estrogen in my presence. I’m not sure if you know this, fellow repellows, but I have three brothers. Count them, three. And a rare occasion it is that all four of us are under one single roof, co-existing like it’s the ’90s.

Ultimately, this should explain why oh why oh why and why I am fit for the role (the Man Repeller role, that is). One time when I was 17 my oldest brother told me he was ashamed that I was his sister because I was so fat compared to all his friends’ sisters. So I ate apples for a year. That were covered in chocolate pudding! One time, my other brother told me I looked like a tuna fish cow. What is a tuna fish cow? I don’t know. And finally, one more time, my other brother shrieked and took a double take as he told me I looked like a lowbrow linebacker (I was wearing a rad Rag & Bone blazer.) And so I started a blog. A blog, I tell ya! This one!

Now, I have nothing important to tell you but for those of you not following me on Instagram (I hold no predisposed prejudices against non iPhone users) or Tumblr, here are a few photos that tell about my trip.

Morning, Sunshine.
Goodnight, Moon.

Polka stripes go in for the win. (shorts: Shop Nasty Gal, jacket: Veda, shoes: Christian Louboutin.)
Pool side repeller, off duty. (Blouse: Anarchy Street, shorts: Dallin Chase) And for the record, I didn’t land a date of any sorts.
I called this one, “If I Had a Twin.” We’d match all the time and when standing in rooms bound by copious mirrors, there would be…so many of us. So many. Viagra nation! (blouse: Equipment, shorts: Tibi, shoes: Alex Wang.)

Also, my bees knees are burnt so stay tuned for a sweet Instagram manipulated photo of that too.

I love you. So long.

  • Love your poolside outfit, adorrrable. Also, those views!!! Holy cow, why am I not there?! My brother used to punch me if he lost at a video game and I was sitting in punching distance. You're gorgeous.

  • You are awesome, this post is awesome, and only in Florida can you find bathrooms lined in mirrors!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

  • Elle est magnifiques les photos warw ^^
    La Bise

    MCH from Paris
    http://www.maevachristahiag.blogspot.com

  • eeeeeee yaaaaayeeeeeeeeee. you're back. so so back. and I love that back! you've got some killer shoes my [internet fake] friend (that doesn't know I exist, but I follow your every move creepily via blog and twitter)!!!

  • bwahaha!
    this is awesome. love.

  • nothing better than a good old jewish fam jam reunion in the sunshine state. getting majorly nostalgic right about now.

    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

  • s

    Very nice pics… Great look ;D

    clement DEZELUS DRAWING: http://magmoiselle.fr

  • great photographs! I love the vintage effect on them. this is amazing and hilarious.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com

  • tuna fish cow… hilarious!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    You need some sisters, girrrrl! My sisters and I have been making fun of fashion (which I adore but they could not care less about) for years. We just ignore our brothers! I love your blog! Special request: please make (more)fun of the pose I call "the Stumblebum"…that annoying toes-touching-with heels pointed-out" that ressembles something you'd see in photo of a small child holding a huge, spiral lollypop. Thank you! mmmwww!

  • Love you and your twin. So daring and beautiful!

  • I missed you too! Your poolside outfit is so cute

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

  • nice outfit <3<3

  • I can be your twin, your shorter pleasantly plumper twin. : )

  • thank god! i was going through withdrawal. also love the florida sneak peek, makin' me want summer NOW

  • your bathing suit is super cute, and i love that last outfit.

  • I missed you too! I love your bather and the last outfit

  • Definitely missed you! Can you name your twin? Maybe she can do guest posts!? I see a bipolar blog in your future.. muahaha

    xxMelissa

  • So glad you relapsed…such beautiful photos! Especially adore the poolside repelling outfit.

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

  • Anonymous

    AAAHHH!!! You're in Miami, my cit!! I'm sooo gonna stalk you hahahaha nah, just kidding.. or am I? 😉

  • Um… what men are you repelling in your pool-side retro-twist cuteness? Because those men are stupid times infinity, your legs go on FOREVER in those shorts. Great post, Chag Sameach, girl!

  • lis

    Hey, I'm a Brazilian girl and I LOVE your blog. Is perfect and so original! congratulations! if you could pass on my blog to say hi. Its Armário Aberto, or translating "Open wardrobe" (?? It's not exactly that, but something like that)..

    Sorry for bad english…

    http://www.armarioby.com.br

    Kisses… or in portuguese Beijos!

  • Joy

    Tuna fish cow?! What the hell…and I don't see how you are fat. Brothers are the worst!

  • haha these photos of you taking your photos are awesome! love it!

    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

  • You arent fat at all, I know you probably know that and dont know how much of what you said above is like sarcastic or something but i'd love to have your lovely legs, theyre what makes a lot of your gorgeous clothes look extra nice on you. x

  • YES!!! I second all those who said they had been going through withdrawal. I didn't even realize I could get addicted to a blog until I stumbled onto yours. Now I spend my mornings looking alternately at myself in the mirror and at my wardrobe, thinking, "Hmmm… this outfit needs more weird."

  • Would love to follow you on Instagram! What is your handle??

  • ay, enjoy the sun, cloudy and rainy here in NY…

  • Anonymous

    LOL

  • I love the looks! 🙂

  • Liz

    You are so so so lovely! Your posts are always so fresh and funny and self deprecating and the fashion world needs more lovely personalities like yours!!!

  • Yr blog is so good, its Ridiculous.

    radapriya.blogspot.com

  • Delightful! Welcome back!

    http://www.thevoide.com

  • Di

    hahaha love your behind the story!! it totally makes sense now! your brothers sound like classic brothers 🙂 And your style is just as interesting. I love these outfits! So great for the weather here~ I'm still tripping over the white outfit. Is it a sheer lace tank w/ a bandeau top + white shorts?? (the details on the shorts look fantastic). Love how all the little pieces come together. You make such cool & interesting combos & pull it off fabulouslyyyy xo Diana

  • i love that poolside outfit!!
    i am a florida gal and it's no new york, but i do love it.
    sunshine and poolside outfits!
    how can you go wrong?

  • Oh the last outfit is awesome!!!:)

    http://fashionqamar.blogspot.com/

  • I love the last outfit,

    xxx

  • Your brothers were horrible, but thanks to them we have this amazing blog!

    http://a-little-awkward.blogspot.com/

  • How on earth could your brother call you fat, you're absolutely gorgeously perfect! I could only wish to be as thin as you! And I absolutely adore that jumpsuit!

    http://itsthedollhousebaby.blogspot.com/
    x

  • I've been wondering how you would dress Man Repeller style in Florida… It's definitely getting hot here already, which means lots of bare skin. Men like bare skin. And as the summer wears on it gets harder and harder to layer… Ugh I'm sweating just thinking about it.

  • Love the blast from the past thoughts!

    And I love the last outfit!!

    http://www.sweet-louise.blogspot.com

  • I will be in Flo-Rida, sans apple bottom jeans, (get it? I spelled it that way cause he is a rapper named after a state.) in June. Directly after Cincinnati Fashion Week. I have double new outfits lined up. Choc FULL of Bow Ties and bright colored flamboyance.

    http://www.thefagazine.com

  • love your all white outfit!
    have a great weekend 🙂

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • Very well written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who uses it, including myself. Keep up the good work – i will definitely read more posts.

  • Missing you LOTS and love every single outfit and your rant about your brothers, I have one and he's bad enough! x

  • Wish I had a twin too! Lol. Love that outfit! And ignore brothers, they are mean by nature!

    http://fashionclosetlover.blogspot.com/

  • Love the last outfit with your twin 🙂

  • THREE brothers??

    Wow.

    No wonder you dress the way you do.

    KIDDING!!

    Pls come back home to the rainy crappy North !

    =^..^=

  • Right, so I have three brothers, but they're younger than me so I was the one giving them eating disorders. MY SHITTY FRIENDS on the other hand have told me things like "you look like a baby cow" and "oh my, your hair feels just like a schnauzer's!" so I started a blog.

  • A TUNA-FISH COW– NOT! I don't know what that is, but I'm adding it to my vocabulary.
    Anywhooo, really happy to see you miss us too.
    xoxox
    Repell the Hell out of FLA!

  • BTW, just snagged some Stubbs and Wooten Cheetah needlepoint loafers–50% off. Thanks Man Repeller, for giving me the courage. You are the wind beneath my yaddah yaddah.

  • Are you in Marina Del Rey?? I live there!

  • literally have been stalking your blog like a mother. im obsessed dude. i've told all my pals. we're going to group-stalk now. just warning you.

    xxMollz
    http://www.riffraffblog.com/

  • Where in FL are you visiting? Easter reunion?

    Grew up in Palm Beach and now stationed in St. Petersburg. That beautiful water you photographed is why I can't live in NYC! Too much snow there! 😉

  • Brothers are so nasty, but it led to you writing this blog, so they did you a big favor. Love your post, very witty and interesting.

    Love your little pool side outfit, very cute. Love your photo's.

  • i love that the white shorts and blouse look like a romper. you would get extra man repelling points if it was 🙂

  • W.

    FYI – I think you mean testosterone not estrogen…

  • extraño los post divertidos con tus outfits simples y delicados…
    a tus hermanos les pegaría una patada en el culo…
    besitos y vuelve pronto……
    muac

  • loving the alex wang wedges…killahh

  • Anonymous

    if you are in MIAMI you MUST visit C. MADELEINE'S VINTAGE!
    http://www.cmadeleines.com/

  • for a second i thought you were in my building here in florida! looks really familiar but it isn't it! hope you are enjoying your mini holiday! 🙂

  • What's your instafgram username? I would love to follow you!

  • Love this post! Your blog is amazing!
    xoxo
    http://www.thechicburrow.blogspot.com

  • These photos are fab : D.

  • fab as usual<3

    HYPNOTIC FASCINATION

  • I have two brothers and the names they come up with are crazy. I was always little miss piggy… I blame them if i develop or have developed an eating disorder

  • gorgeous photos love your outfits and some people just don't understand but we all know you are and look amazing!

    giveaway on my blog!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

  • I too have three brothers so I get ya, so many put downers – bubble butt springs to mind, ha ha!

  • You totally wore the bottom outfit with your mishpucha to Bal Harbs for some eats at Carpa…oh wait never mind, because this fakakta holiday commands we eat CARDBOARD DOUSED IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHEESE TO LOOK LIKE PIZZA. Ugh.

    Whatevers, you look great and I'm going back to Ha'Aretz this summer and am looking for wedges like those grey lil' Wangs. Help. Bevakasha!

    Kortney

  • Anonymous

    welcome back! xoxoxoxxo

  • I love instagram and I can't wait to use Tuna Fish Cow on someone.
    http://www.alienbabyblog.com

  • bahahahahaha.

    1. are you really in college? your worldly wit belies your age.

    2. i have three brothers. they regularly ridicule my sartorial choices. sitting around at holidays, they'll say, "hey, remember that hair shirt? oh yeah, hideous. but what about the white daisy dukes onesie? she was like Nurse JLo…"

    except not.

    ah well, now it's my goal to get a reaction 🙂

    keep it up! you are brilliant.

    and i love the "I live." way better than dying.

  • I miss Vietnam 🙁
    Vietnamitas en madrid