Paris, The Blog Post

by Leandra Medine
May 31, 2011

I’m a shitty person. I don’t even have a picture of that stupid tower.

Hey crazy culottes! I’m home! Not for long though…I’m headed back to Europe tomorrow night for a very important photo shoot with a very important magazine and an even more important brand. I would tell you more, but I’m not going to. You must be wondering why I even bothered to come back to the U.S. for but two days. Well, there are a multitude of reasons. 

a. I didn’t have my computer and needed to announce the Acne jacket winner…durrrr.
b. I love return flights, I watch a series of oh, I don’t know, ten movies? I am so well-versed in bad romantic comedies, try me.
c. I have work today and tonight. I’d tell you more, but I won’t.
and finally, most importantly, d. I had an insatiable urge to tell you about that European pigeons are wildly polite. 

Glad that’s out of the way. Now, before I unveil the winner of the giveaway (which, by the way, I should note, the giveaway at hand melted my heart, I am so happy all you sucka MCs are as crazy as me,) I’m going to share a few pivotal life changing photos that my dear old iPhone took while I was abroad. Ready, set, snap.

Oh, just kidding, on this one. DANNIJO didn’t come with me. I mean, in spirit and accessories, they did, but in actuality I think they just ate Van Leeuwen ice cream against this wall near The Standard the whole entire weekend. (T by Alex Wang dress, Club Monaco vest, Hermes belt, Charlotte Olympia shoes)
Oh hey, that’s me! I call this one: the time I put my Acne jacket to use. (shirt and jacket: Acne, necklace: DANNIJO and as for the make of my face, you can thank my parents, wink wink.)
Nous sommes arrives! These are two morons I picked up near Place de la Madeleine in Paris. If you tell me which one you’d go getter for, I’ll tell you which one I would…………..Got to love an emaciated fire crotch.
Come on, come on, take your pick. (On me, Club Monaco vest, 7FAM jeans, Chris Benz shoes, t shirt from The Kooples
Those French fuckers really know how to decorate windowsills.
 Behold: Versailles. Canoes and Versailles. Almost romantic enough to have you considering Herve Leger. Not quite though, not quite.
Kain blouse, Kooples shorts, Chloe booties
Look ma, no hands! After smashing all the mirrors in the Hall of Mirrors, I went to see Marie Antoinette’s house. She is, after all, a foremother of repelling. And if I didn’t love her before, I definitely do now: there’s a pool table in her living room. Billiards chic, yes!
Shadows are everything. Psych, they’re nothing. Literally.
And once back in Paris…
I solidified a friendship that first blossomed in Paris two years prior. See those skulls, those are skulls of love. 
Acne jacket, Charles Henry blouse, Club Monaco shorts, Alexander Wang purse
And to put faces to the wrists: this is skull wrist in flesh. She’s married and shit but don’t let that throw you off, she’s a prime example of good repelling. Prime.
…And then I bought lots of shit. “Blog research,” said I.
Ultimately, though, I came for a wedding. 
So these are the dresses we wore. From left: J. Mendel, Morgane le Fay
The earrings I wore. $45 win from the DANNIJO sample sale. 
Are you bored? Hehe, hehe, hehe. I also ate fallafel and lots o’crepes. Are you still bored? Fine. 
OK AND NOW FOR THE WINNER OF LE JACKET: Even though someone intends to use the jacket to befriend jackalopes, and many others think it will provide a good time to their labias, Amy wins this round. If only because she seems to have forgotten its 2011 and speaks Old ass English. Also, I like F. Scott Fitz too. So congratulations, @littlelorgnette, consider your ass repelled!
  • Xoxo ☺

    I like those bracelets you are wearing! and yes nothing like Iphone pics I love my Iphone apps! xo

  • Ale.

    Oh Paris! When I was there I couldn't get to go to the Petit Trainon because of all the snow. Can't wait to go back!

    Have a fantastic week!


  • Mirjam

    looks like you had a great time! :)

  • Sara

    Lovely pictures in Paris :)


  • Prisoner of Fashion

    great. I liked it a lot.


  • Rita

    I Love this pics!!!

  • lasophia

    Very intrigued by those windowsills. Looks like a shit ton of fun.


  • Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard

    great pictures, i love the Versailles ones :)



  • Mangoblüte

    oh you look so sweet!
    greetings from austria :)

  • Brigita

    Looks like you had a great time! :)

    New blog


    Hahaaaa, you're hilair!! How I enjoy your posts!

  • jessie

    The Acne jacket is so lovely!

  • Angèle

    Hi I'm French and living in Paris. I would like to know what are your favorite places there. Have you been to the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, it's just splendid. Also, you should love (and know)St Germain on Rive Gauche (well, everywhere around the Bon Marché), renowed for its thousands of boutiques and bars, and its fashionistas. For the Man repellers, you should rather go to Saint Paul, sit on a bench and try to count how many weiners are shrinking back inside their owner's guts. Even gay weiners. :)
    Anyway, I love your blog and your sense of humour, carry on inspiring women throughout the world!

  • Bec

    Oh I want to see what you looked like at the wedding- that dress looks like it might have picked up a few groomsman instead of repelling.

  • misshoax

    missed you. thank goodness you're back. who cares if it's just for 3 1/2 hours.

  • s

    nice pics.. ENJOY ;)

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  • Jessie

    Don't ya just love paris? i am sitting in the garden of my apartment in the butte aux cailles right now. leaving to go back to the states in a week. it's been such a fantastic month. love seeing what you've been doing when you were here!

  • Carolina Sundell

    Wow, I hope you're not jet lagged. Hope you have time to rest before heading back.

  • Laura

    Did you go to l'As du Falafel? LOVE IT. SO MUCH.

  • ami

    Oh my God! I have never won anything in my life!
    I will send pictures of my wedding. I will be depicted galloping into the sunset on a white stallion in my Acne.
    I will Repel even on my honeymoon!
    Thank you! Sincerely!

  • Molliee

    love this post! I can't wait for my trip to paris in July – your commentary like always makes me pee my pants

  • Patricia

    If someone doesn't end up paying you for the way you write I will no longer understand the literacy world. thankyou x
    Oh and yes, your man repelling still does wonders in france :)

  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    jealous … I really thought I had this one in the bag … congrats, winner! Sidebar, would love to return to Paris. On my top ten places to return. Its where I obtained my most prized possession: my faux fur vest that may as well be rat fur due to its hue … but maybe a pet rat, you know, a well cared for one, due to its softness. Anyway, I fished it out of a bin for about 30 Euro and we've never been separated since … good ole Pari

  • Ms LadyCakes

    Glad to see you're wicked crazy fun even on a different continent! You're a constant inspiration to the cray crays ;)

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  • dani

    I looove those friendship bracelets! Where are they from??

    <3 The Daily Dani

  • CupcakesOMG!

    love those dresses for the wedding…although i will say, neither seem repellent enough. c'est la vie.

  • fernie

    i love your photos!

  • Sharlxo

    ah what fun and wonderful photos!
    im so jealous!

    repelling across the globe!

  • Aliza

    I love your white scalloped shorts! They are perfection. I love this blog so much! As a high school student interested in wearing things that do not scream Abercrombie across my boobies, I am by definition a man repeller, and loving it!

  • The Fancy Teacup

    I LOVED going to Paris, and your post makes me want to go visit again. Your comment on French windowsills made me laugh, and I adore what you wore to the wedding.

  • AD

    The answer is "D", All of the Above for the question "Which European man would you boff if you were suddenly single?". I didn't catch the other question, though.

  • Anonymous

    where are those friendship bracelets from? i must know.

  • New York Don’t Leave Me

    I loved Versailles, hope you enjoyed!

  • Fernanda Mac Dowell

    Heya Leandra! All my friends from Rio (brazil) love your blog. You're so funny! Man Repeller is t only blog I really like. Everyday i'm here.

    Fernanda Mac Dowell

  • unefilleaparis

    Hey!! nice post and beautiful pics of Versailles.. Hope you enjoyed your stay here.

  • Little Sable

    ♡ Very beautiful!!!!
    kisses from your follower ♡
    With love Little Sable

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  • Lydia

    Awesome post! I'm jealous!


    where THE FUCK are those bracelets from?!!?!?!?

  • Jessica

    OMG WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE BRACELETS FROM? and im headed to Paris in in a month, where would you suggest for me to shop for awesome repelling clothes?

  • Alexa Strautmanis

    Lovely photos!
    I just posted about how I want to go to France, but found it right here in the city!

    Kudos, Irony!

  • Anonymous

    where are the skull bracelets from?!

  • Francesca Felix

    you have such a great blog! and wow… you are a trooper for flying back only for two days. nice!
    look slike you had fun!

  • Kimberly

    love these photos all so amazing love your outfits!

  • Michelle Lee

    great photos :)

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  • AlienBaby

    those dannijo earrings are mag (short for magnificent).

  • the indigo juveniles

    you are 4 reallz my alter-ego

  • Rosanna

    in LOVE with those bracelets!

  • Man Repeller

    hey party people. the string bracelets are from a small shop on rue des rosiers in le marais in paris! 15 euros each :)

  • Inês Andrade

    I know this post has quite some time, but I really really loved to know where can I find those tight bracelets! I even dreamed I had one!

  • Anonymous

    As I write my essay today, I'll use this post as my topic.

  • Leslie Edmonds(secretstojewelrymaking)

    I love your Chris Benz shoes. That's what you call "PERFECTION"

  • Kathy

    Thanks fo rthis post.

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