Smells Like ’77: Sneak Peek

Leandra Medine | April 26, 2011
shirt: Reformation, vest: Alice & Olivia, jeans: J Brand, belt: J Crew, sunglasses: Pucci. Photo by Chuck Grant.

I’m not angry at you, sweethearts. Ignore the face, the sun was beaming directly into my eyeballs.

I have homewhack to attend to and thus cannot post an extensive thesis on the new shape of denim right now, but here is a sneak peek of a photo that comes with the post, which will run later today. You have my word. While yes, you cannot see what style jeans I’m wearing, I will tell you they are called the Kikis and any avid J Brand wearer will know what that means. If you’re not, however, an avid wearer, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the feathered vest over my shoulders because I think we can agree, I am so marabou chic.

As you can see, this photo–among others–was taken outside, before I went jogging for Glaucoma. So to those of you who ask: would you ever wear these outfits outside the confines of your home? The answer is yes. And not only do I wear them, I jog in them.

Now onto the questions portion of this teaser: is it just me or has New York been looking an awful lot like 1977 lately?

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    Of course my attention goes to the vest. I love it, you look a little bit like a bird, a city bird, a gorgeous bird, a fashionable bird. Love the combination with the simple white tee, always love a tee when it is a little bit transparent. The jeans looks smashing so I can’t wait to see the whole look. ps. the fence looks actually pretty interesting, all the little bars.

  • s

    nice look 😉

    street life Karl LAGERFELD:

  • Ana Degenaar

    What an amazing photo, I LOVE your outfit.

  • jhuynh

    a little pissed off at us? haha amzzing!! have fun on the thesis woo

  • ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    love the vest doll 🙂

    Xoxo-Kelli K

  • Gorete Sousa

    Lovely Outfit!!!
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  • Melissa

    I think the face is actually pretty perfect… because what should NOT be ignored is that the combination of your face and your vest made me automatically think of "Angry Birds". So I instinctively touched my iPhone on my desk… it's a sickness.


  • Stephanie

    Hahahahaha omg funny, Melissa!

  • Jessie

    what a great effect on this photograph. i just love it!

  • The Foolish Aesthete

    Would fly to get a feather vest like that. Love it!

  • BeLighter

    Oh My God! I love that vest!!!

  • blue roses

    hmmm, i have been listening to an awful lot of kraftwerk and guess who lately; mirroring the times, or am i shaping them?

  • Contact

    the vest might be limited to certain occasions, but i think its fabulous. great photo. i wish i was in NYC to see what you mean!

  • FashionableAsians

    It is not just you, there are a crap load of people on the streets of NY wearing things I've only seen in pictures of my mom wearing in the 70s-80s O_o Some good, some need to stay in that era. lol

  • WebHauteJas

    i mean…are "bell bottoms" really making alil comeback? im not sure im ready….

  • Lola


  • Addicted to Design

    So natural!!
    Love the photo..and of course your outfit!!

  • Caroline

    Haha, your blog is hilarious and your outfits are to die-for!
    Thanks for an amazing blog, and excellent-written-texts!<3
    BUT, now lets get to the serious part.
    I challenge you to go jogging in a pair of shoes of your choise, and a maxi dress or, a cocktail dress of your choise ;D
    Do you take up the challenge?
    This is so silly, but worth a try 😀<3<3<3<3

    Once again thank you for an amazing blog, and I hope you don't think I'm some kind of a weirdo now (I'm only 47 percent wacko ;D)

    xxCaroline from Denmark

  • The Village Idiot

    i agree- certain areas in the city have that whole 70's vibe! which my body type is loving!!! sooooo glad i decided to grow my hair out, so i can do the whole 70's thing of ironing and puting it up in oj cans.. i kid-i kid..
    love your vest!!

  • Priscilla Francine Makeup

    That vest is so chic…love your sarcasm!

  • Carolina Hardy

    the vest look great! especially white! I love it!


  • GingerAftertaste

    why jogging??
    with that best, you should fly and the sky is the limit


  • Anonymous

    love your posts and that feather vest
    fly me to the moon….

    love u so much manrepeller

  • Molliee

    I need this vest… now

    thats all

  • Gabrielle

    ooh I love this look!

  • doc starr

    love the look! the vest is sooo hot & perfectly paired with the jeans.

  • Hannah

    that feather waistcoat is awesome! completely agree with everyone turning to the 70s, it's the same in on the other side of the pond in London

    Han x

  • Magdalena

    Great outfit. Vest is the best part of it.

  • nina rowan

    Wow that vest is beautiful!

    You look like a fabulous big bird!

  • Elizabeth

    gotta agree girlfriend! just did a 70's post on my NYC blog last week 🙂

  • The Fancy Teacup

    Totally marabou chic! Adore it.
    much love.

  • Kate
  • Megan

    Do you like Chlidish Gambino solely because of his reference to Rag & Bone in his song "Be Alone"? I do. Or maybe because he also has a song called "I Love Clothes".

  • adrienne

    Your diction makes my heart sing.

  • Rebecca from See You in Sweden

    if you jog in that (for glaucoma, haha)…then I feel I really need to step up my game. freaking awesome.

  • Sofia

    love this vest! genius blog!!!

  • R A

    Would love to see these said jeans. Loving the sweet faux 70's vibes. Nice work!

  • Contact

    i got the perfect pair of flares from anthropology…. again, i LOVE the prada glasses

  • Anonymous

    february 30! lol

  • Anonymous

    I love you. You're so great!

  • Queen of Mayhem

    Boot cut is for sissies! Mega flares for winners!

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