From Man Getter to Man Repeller: Holy Boob Cups!

Leandra Medine | May 19, 2011

I haven’t run an installment of From MG to MR in quite a while. Quite. In fact, if I remember correctly, the last time I did, I instructed all of you to turn porn into prunes. Unfortunately, I don’t have that sort of sage advice to offer today, just a fantastic lesson in layering light. It’s simple, really. Instead of wool, we basically use various forms of cotton for the layers and in some instances will likely apply holy shirt! hole-y shirts to the overall look, tambien. See that? I am so bilingual chic.

Ultimately, summer doesn’t have to mean a tank top and shorts so take a cue or two from the boob cups below and exercise your power to mask them. 

Also, put a bird on it. Why? Because.

dress: Prim NYC, shoes: Christian Louboutin
Step 1: Look how sad I am, it’s the wrath of the boob cups. That’s not really what I’m sad about, actually. My bedroom was 500 degrees on this day. Stupid building won’t turn on air until June 1 which at the moment given the torrential downpour and mild temperatures, I don’t mind, but shit man, we’ve had some hot days this May. That aside though, there’s something to be said about the compromising nature of this dress. The brocade skirt is puffy and interesting enough to ring in a man repeller, and the top, sexy enough to ring in a prostitute. I’m just kidding. Boob cups do not equal prostitute. They equal boobs that need tender love and caring. It’s a win, win, you see. Anyway…
long sleeve shirt: Reformation
Step 2: The wheels of prostitution are not in motion so I put a long sleeved cotton tee over the boob cups. I speculated that it might make for some stealthy layering.
striped crop top: American Apparel
Step 3: And my speculation was correct. A striped cropped t-shirt over the long sleeve t-shirt and holy moly me oh my, I’m matching. Look, I’m starting to giggle because I can feel weeners shrinking within a ten-block radius from my standing point.
But man oh man, my legs, my feet.
Me thinks it’s time for a shoe change…
 My little pony goes drag! Hey RuPaul! I can’t stop exclamating!
Step 5: The colors, Duke. The colors! One yellow jacket and some bright pink shoes that look like throw pillows, coming right up! I still can’t stop exclamating!
Incase you didn’t hear the aforecry…my little pony goes drag!
And now, for the finishing touches:
rings: DANNIJO, Kimberly Baker, Bvlgari, Lucid, YSL

Rings and things! Because arm parties are cool, but do you know what’s cooler? Yes, yeah, yep, you’re right. The answer is finger parties. If at the very least because technically speaking, it’s a battle at two against ten. 

Okay now, your turn! Hide those boob cups!

  • Miss Molly

    oh how i love your tutorials. you are fantastic.

  • Closet Fashionista

    Love this!!!! 😀
    The Valentino looks so much better on you than it does on me…haha…sad sad

  • Zahra123

    This is so good hahahah love your writing style and the tutorial format! do you have more of these?/will you do more of these pleeeeaaassee?! :) x

  • KristiMcMurry

    very nice! I like the shoe change a lot…and the rings!

  • Shelby

    i love these, you are brilliant and hilarious. i really like this outfit a lot… where on earth did you find those shoes?! <3shelby

  • Kristina

    I love this look! Layering is perfect for wear I live because the weather is so unpredictable!

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Francia

    I love your jacket! :)

  • .sparkle*

    you're just brilliant!!!i love reading your posts cause they always make me laugh :) you created such a lovely look…as always <3

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    it is not only about the layers, it is about being versatile and using one item to create so many different looks. Like your long strapless dress and the sweater. I love seeing you in different layers, it looks amazing when you wear it, not many people do it in such an amazing way. Above all that, not many people would look phenomenal in pony shoes. they are pretty high and bold and they can make you look like a cut off tree. Love the touch of color BTW

  • Lucianna

    loooove the jacket!
    ever considered making a brazilian inspired look?
    and no, we do not walk around in bikinis all day long 😉

  • Diana

    my boyfriend wasn't repelled by this outfit. i think he might be gay… 😉 lovvvvve the shoes!! totally brilliant xo

  • Rebecca

    Love everything this about this! I want to have a finger party!

  • nicole

    How come The Outnet didn't inform me of its $2 flash sale?! I'm pissed. That jacket is amazing. You look great, as always. xo.

  • heatherheartsfashion

    how i adore your style. you look fab and those shoes are killlinnnng me, so good.

  • Chez Carolinette

    I really love the way you always nail it!
    You're very gifted!

    Chez Carolinette

  • Eugenia Woods

    Those shoes are so amazing.

  • Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard

    ahah you have a great writing style!
    and the outfit is lovely! I must say I also liked it with just the long sleeved shirt over the dress :)


    fashion illustrations at ILLUSTRATED-MOODBOARD


  • Ale.

    I loved the final result! The Valentino jacket is perfection!


  • Henri Loves Paris…

    OMG…this is the funniest post ever! I kept laughing out loud, seriously. I am sending this to all my friends…:) The outfit is simply perfect…great find on that Valentino jacket!
    The shoes…well, you couldn't have said it any better, perfect!
    PS…Watch out Tina Fey, I feel a TV show comin on…

  • New York Don’t Leave Me

    OMG, that jacket for $2??!!! Insane. Great transformation. I gotta say those shoes are pretty man-getter! They're awesome! or i've just been hanging out with too many gays LOL

  • Marianne

    You brought out My Little Pony Goes Drag because you knooooow we love it, didn't you? LOVE.

  • Melissa

    love your valentino jacket, I wish I had got an invite to the 2 dollar sale. man

  • Aimee

    I think you should do a MG to MR post like this again, but next time with the boob cups showing! To make men realize that just because the girls are showing, doesn't mean they'll like it!

    LOVE THIS THOUGH. You rock at life.


  • Grace Damien

    love, love, love the jewelry, and i have to say it works, or as my husband says "are you trying to annoy me?"


  • Camille

    you're fantastic! i love this outfit and I will now be dreaming of those shoes foreverrr :)

    ♥ Camille

  • Bec

    this outfit is freaking incredible.

  • Ion Ainil

    I love the jacket, I absoluely love it! As for the shoes……I just wish I had the budget for a Christian Louboutinpair…..
    Btw, the transformation is awesome! Who would have thought of boob cups seeing you like that?????!!!!!!!!!!
    kissessss from Greece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Michelle

    I want those shoes NOW.

  • Ebbie

    luv that blazer. I would rock that in a second

  • purpleyawn

    DAMNNNNNNNN SON supa dupa nice outfit, i espesh am lovin the tee over ong sleeve, it looks so good!! the colors duke aha nostalgia

  • Never Enough Nails

    Wowwwww that jacket is so amazing! I love it!! Wish I had won a ticket to the $2 sale!

  • Shareena

    love the jacket! It is nice to do layering with unpredictable weather.. ^_^ I wish I could do more layering.. because for a country which summer all year long..layering is quite too much..

  • Molliee

    would have never thought to wear it this way! your styling skills amaze me!

  • soldoutforever

    ow my gosh, those shoes are amazing :)

    you look great, just discovered your blog and i think it's amazing!!


  • Martha

    All those cotton layers still look pretty warm for New York in the summer, but I love it. Also, I don't think I could walk in those shoes :)

  • Fash Boulevard

    stunning. Would love if you could check out my latest post all about Hollywood shopping. xoxo
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  • Midge

    T-shirt over long sleeves… How very 90s of you! Love the end product though. :)

  • CupcakesOMG!

    this is the best thing i've read all day! i, too, seem unable to stop exclamating!

  • Vasilieva

    pretty looks, loving that skirt and the pink shoes are absolutely brilliant, gorgeous colour and goodness that fringe

  • adahliavolk

    Shoes are amazing! Great post.

  • Isabella

    Hilarious commentary on an outfit that started looking slick and ended looking sick, in the english 'sick-means-cool' good way.



    I love thisss! I made an entry in my own blog about you! check it out!

  • panna e caffè

    love your YSL ring..

    xoxo from france

  • Ashley

    LOVE every level of this man repelling outfit. A $2 jacket! A $2 JACKET!!! Thats freaking amazing! Thanks for the tip 😉


  • Lydia

    Killing me!!!! I love this mix. And those shoes are so crazy amazing good.

  • Marcela

    Love your blog and the way you write is just H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!!!

    What nail polish are you wearing in your toes???

  • WriterInTheRun.

    Here is a Beyond the Rack invite:

    Here I have a RueLaLa invite:

    And a Gilt invite:

    Does anyone have an Ideeli invite code?
    Thanks 😀

  • Megan Hattie

    Oh my god, amazing ensemble! Those shoes are bananas!

    –Megan//The Martian Tide

  • Mary

    You are hilarious – and you look so good! My Little Pony never looked better aha :)
    I'm also very jealous of your $2 Valentino jacket.

  • Kimberly

    love this layering outfit looks amazing! those shoes are insane!

  • Francesca

    this is one of my fave looks ever!!


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  • The Fancy Teacup

    I love how you pile on the layers one-by-one, and then ta-dah! Such a perfect, eye candy of a look. That Valentino jacket is such a steal of a deal, and I can't get enough of those Louboutins!
    much love.

  • Di

    your layering skillz are FANTASTIC~
    xo Diana

  • ~elisa~

    You are hilarious… and your shoes are FABULOUS!! I'd love it if you come style me at :)

  • Gabrielle

    Ooh.. this awesome! Love the shoes.

  • emily.

    I NEED those Louboutins!

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  • Oh my Dior!

    I'm in love with the pink shoes

  • Anonymous

    Random but,I couldn't help but notice the amazing nail polish you're wearing while looking at the drop dead gorgeous pink loubs! Do mind telling me what color & brand it is? :)

  • J’Anns Boutique

    Wow that $2 jacket is stunning…if only I had $2 :-(

    A Girl's Next Best Friend

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  • Ms LadyCakes

    I love how you turn something boring into radiating fabulousness!

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  • mihaela majerhold o.

    Love the shoes and the jacket also. Great, great…

  • Becky

    I loooove these shoes! They're amazing!


  • marymary

    Perfection. Only today I tried on my floral strapless dress *hangs head* but made it repellent with opaque tights, clumpy shoes, jacket and a bracelet that looks like a weapon.
    Finally, a dress I will actually wear. Thank you muchly the inspiration!

  • doc starr

    totally awesome. i love the transformation! and somehow i think its still cute enough to be a man getter. lol

  • Change

    I agree…You are still a man getter!

  • Wholesale fashion

    Wow! amazing outfit. your fantastic!

  • Giuliana Almada

    could you tell us what nail polish you're wearing on your toes? pretty please??

  • natalia apene

    Your Valentino jacket is wonderful!!!
    I love it.


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  • Clio

    Hi, inspired by you I tried the layering as well on my blog, but with like baby-steps. I'll definitely need some more practice. Come and check out the result if you like!

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  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    Seriously … saw those shoes earlier today on your monochromatic post and if you don't remove them and mail them down to South Carolina ASAP so that the people on Charleston's streets may look at me falling on my ass on the cobblestone and make fun of me for wearing something other than Rainbows (the frequent shoe of choice in the humid southern states) then I shall have to make some myself since they are out of my budget. Believe my … you don't want to see DIY Louboutins.

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