It’s a Rainbow!

Leandra Medine | June 1, 2011

A monochrome rainbow! Holy macaroon seed!

blouse: Equipment, bow tie: American Apparel, rings: Dominic Jones, TOMTOM, DANNIJO

I figured because the contingency of layers piling themselves onto my body would start depreciating what with the rising temperatures that rose wildly fast, jeez loueez, this city doesn’t know how to do anything in moderation, it was time to latch on to a new man repelling trend and so, monochrome it was.

satin skirt: Kimberly Taylor, shoes: Christian Louboutin
I had intially intended to spot light just a few fairly obvious monochromatic looks but once I got going, I couldn’t stop, and thus, a rainbow emerged. Not just any old rainbow though…
vintage suede jacket, Max Mara blouse, Zara skirt, Christian Louboutin kicks.
One my father could participate in! Everyone say hello, this is my pa. He’s was my favorite human specimen on planet earth before I geared up to wear an all-orange outfit, but quickly became my favorite human specimen on the whole planet when I noticed he was dressed in orange monochrome at his own leisure while I was just trying to impress you. He’s so damn on-trend.
This is the one where he shakes his head in dismay again and exclaims, “where did we go wrong?”
On to yellow…
jacket: Dallin Chase, crop top: Kimberly Taylor, purse: Z Spoke
Hey look! There’s a painted photo of the Western Wall behind me! This was before I got my really rad yellow banana Tibi dress so the yellow look was more a cognac look. This is what I call turning lemons to lemonade. Or rather, lemons to proper grub.
purse: Chanel, bow: Vintage
blouse: Equipment, jeans: Rag & Bone, necklace: TOMTOM, shoes: Jimmy Choo
I wore this one out. Before doing that though…
I enjoyed snacking on some gilded glass grapes. I was hungry, sue me. 
If I had a dime for every time someone asked me if my Julian Louie x Aldo shoes were Balenciaga, I’d have…50 cents!
chambray shirt: Madewell, dress: Camilla and Marc, rings: DANNIJO
The great thing about this living room is that every corner covers a different rainbow hue.
And the thing that is so great about me is that I am so committed to my costumes that if I need to start urinating in multi-hued blue scarfs, I will do so.
And now, for purple.
jacket: Topshop, blouse: Amanda Uprichard, shorts: Cynthia Rowley, shoes: Alex Wang
In for the kill, deer-in-headlights chic closes this color story.
I’m headed to London tonight but will toterly take my computer so I can update all your fancy little behinds on my whereabouts. In case you are in London right now as you read this, tweet me and let’s go streaking through Oxford Circus!
  • Inside my head and wardrobe

    love the colour blocking !! you look great . your blog is amazing

  • francifra

    loved this post! loved especially the red look, the yellow & the blue ones!

    happy london time :)

  • bonjour…..JR

    Perfect colors crazy girl…:))!

  • s

    All the look are perfect… 😉
    The balenciaga shoes are so amazing…. love them ;D

    IT JEWELRY: Bracelets BADELS by Sylvie WULWIK

  • Collections

    haha loving this post. The colors of the rainbow look great on you :)

    Fashionable Collections

  • Miss Molly

    you are beyond awesome. your pa is freaking adorable too

  • Jessie

    anything with a bow is my shit. love your style girlfriend. you are truly becoming known for it!

  • Nicole Dao

    Love how your pops participated in your color blocking party in your living room! My dad is in his blue period right now.

  • DressMeUp-DressMeDown

    i love this post- so fun. glad you could get your pops in on the action 😉


  • Copper Etiquette

    I lov when this is done especially with bright colors, great job! Great Dress Give Away At

  • Caddy

    I particularly like the yellow and green looks! Maybe on a subconscious level you are your dad have the same fashion instincts! Haha!

  • Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard

    i love the rainbow inspiration!
    and your nail polish looks great!



  • Anonymous

    LOVE your blog!
    Now how would you combine all these awesome colors in 1 outfit? just curious..

  • Anonymous

    Omigosh Leandra!

    Is it kosher for me to say I have a HUGE crush on your dad? He's the epitome of (well, to my mind) Sephardic Francophone cool. He's so handsome! Yum! You are gorgeously man repelling. He could just sing smoky ballads all day alongside your photoshoots. Can you include him in more? Can you do a repelling study on your parents? Their style is wicked! You are soooo lucky! It's in your F-ing genes. I love you in green. I love you in Orange. It's a special kind of hideous. Awesome!

    Lots of love,

    Odelia <3
    Twitter: MarblesOnGlass

  • Michelleesque

    Can I just rummage through your closet and live there forever? Please? Hahahah :)

  • Anonymous

    YOU JUST GOT A SHOUT OUT FROM GARANCE DORE!!!! I am in AWE. What the what? Do a talk/event in Toronto already!!


  • Shareena

    great colors!! bright like you!! yeee..

  • ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    LOVE all these monochromatic looks :)

    XoXO-Kelli K

  • marissa (stylebook)

    love. i once threw a monochrome themed birthday party for an old boyfriend. everyone had to come dressed head to toe in the color of their choice. it was my best party, if i do say so myself.

  • AD

    It's apparently National Ice Cream week in the UK right now, so make sure to take some of THAT in, OK?

  • Ashley

    wow this post looked like it took a lot of work. i just my latest blog post on u. so check it out

  • Lydia

    Your parents are so adorable!!! And stylish.

  • Aimee

    I am so jealous of you're life – you dress like a real winner! Like seriously, I can't even handle the fabulous man-repellingness you present us readers. I really love it!


  • The Foolish Aesthete

    Terrific monochromes! and I love those Balenciaga, I mean, Aldo, shoes!

  • Camilla

    I'm in London, and free.
    totally up for a trip to Oxford Circus, streaking style.

    x Camilla

  • Aisling

    I love the video! And have now become a new man-repeller.

  • The Procrastinator

    I think I love the orange outfit the best! But I also can't stop salivating over the green purse, the yellow jacket the blue shoes…ALL OF IT! Fantastic job, as usual =)

  • bodyhorrors

    You should check out the COLOR/MATCHING Tumblr @ . Fully devoted to monochromatic outfits!

  • doc starr

    great job with the colors! you look great!!

  • patrycja2407

    amazing photos!!
    So positive

  • Prisoner of Fashion

    cool and original <3


  • Mrs. C

    Beyond fabulous! And your dad is my hero!
    Recipes Fahion Marriage


    seriously love these outfits and colors they are perfffect. xx

  • marymary

    Adore the purple. But it looks like a man-getter to me. But I'm celibate so what do I know?

  • Meaghan

    totally just eye spied you walking out of zara as i was popping in. i was the awkwardness that mixed "yo leandra" "hey man repeller" all in one spaz syllable.

    anyways, travel safe, enjoy london town!

  • Adryana Jade

    OMG! You and your dad are twins! So cute 😉


  • BeLighter

    Very colourful post! Love the matching orange outfit with your dad! He's boots are gorgeous!
    Funny as always!!!

  • mon sac by me

    Just so cool ! Bravo !

  • Megan Hattie

    Love these looks! Especially your dad's orange and your red and purple! AWeeeeeesomeeee

    –Megan//The Martian Tide

  • Fashion Agony

    I watched that video this morning and I have to say I didn't know you are so sweet!


  • Carolina Sundell

    Beautiful colors on you. Love the yellow and light blu shoes.

  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    The louboutins at the top make me swoon … seriously … I'm obsessed. I'm a size 7 and if you want to send those down here to me, I'll either squeeze my foot or expand it to fit. Thanks!

  • Ceci Chapela

    amazing colorblocking nails…the rainbow never looked so cool!!!

    holler if you are ever coming down down south of the ecuator (no pun intended, I meant Argentina)…you will be very much welcome, global repeller love!

  • Devyn Olin

    honestly, only you could manage to pull off an outfit in all one (bright) colour and still make it look fabulous.

    mad props

  • Molliee

    love all these colors – is there any color you don't look good in?

  • derek

    baha i love your blog!! its amazing and you always look great!

  • grace

    this is one of my favorite posts from you. love it.

  • susannah

    goddang i'm with you on the retarded temperatures in ny. paris had it right. i've been monochroming in red to match my overheated face.

    but excellent idea — i esp. love the accessoried accessory with the bow on the green chanel.

    — susannah, girl you met on the security line at CDG

  • pea

    hey there man repeller,

    speaking of the Western Wall, when are you gonna come visit Israel? I'm sure it's gonna be lots of fun for you to be out and about, repelling in the streets of the holy land! (I'm thinking biblical sandals with socks… mmm… maybe gone too far)

    plus, if the airline company loses your suitcase I promise I'll let you borrow the best repelling gear from my closet.


  • Anonymous

    Your dad is so handsome and cool… only he can pull off an orange ensemble, not many real can!!
    Lucky girl to have such a hot dad

    great post

  • iomoo

    BEAUTIFUL green chanel! i have a lime green one 😉
    here's the story behind it 😀


  • Death By Shoe

    Your like a wonderful bag of skittles haha! LOVE it and love that video!!

    Have a great trip!

  • ♥Run With Fashion♥

    Omgod, I LOVE THIS POST!!
    Looove the monochrome outfits!! I loove the CL's shoes <33
    I love the photo of you and your dad both dressed in orange, very cool, cute and fun! 😀
    I also love your yellow CLUTCH! SOO NICE!! <333
    Love the Julian Louie x aldo shoes too <3

  • Pilar

    The rings in the first photo are absolutely gorgeous! Love them!

  • Laura

    I'd love to get inside your closet.

  • Angel

    love love love it!
    esp the Louboutin's!

  • The Fancy Teacup

    You pull off all those colors so beautifully! And the shoes galore! Adore the photo of you and your pa.

  • Stella

    like a true man repeller, i am completely in love with all the above outfits…oops??


  • Gabrielle

    loving all the colors of the rainbow in this post.. fabulous outfits!

  • nana avec des lunettes

    I can't put into words how much i love this post and ALL the outfits in it!!!! You are one stylish girl Leandra!!
    Bisous, nana.

  • My Style Canvas

    Ok they need to name a lucky charm after you because you're magically delicious.

  • her persona

    LOVE the red with bow tie and the green outfits. the shoes are a killer

  • Fabíola Carlettis

    Amazing Pics !! Love every outfits!

  • Anonymous

    you are eye candy
    Love your post and your dad

  • ddferg

    Love your Papa. . . Is it pos to Dad-Repel?
    Your post has convinced me to invest in MORE COLOR! Sue me.
    If lovin repellin' is wrong, i don't want to be right.
    Have a jolly good time across the pond.

  • indie.electronic.alternative.

    monochrome. so hot right now. monochrome.

  • Ella B.

    what a dreamy post. you wear color so well on your pale frame! love love love!

  • dear mina

    Love!! The green made me scream:) Do you colorize your closet? Would love to see the inside plus your shoe collection. I imagine them both so big they have to be seperate entities.

  • Anonymous

    If there's a Pulitzer Prize for fashion blogging, you've got my vote!!:)

  • Anonymous

    you a delicious rainbow… look marvelous in all colors
    congrats on another hit post

  • Kimberly

    love all these monochromatic looks they're all so amazing!

  • Marney

    I lurv those Julian Louie x Aldo shoes, they are toterly f'amazing (for those of you not on trend this is a mash-up of the big bad f-word and amazing). We here in melbourne town use it a lot, we are very fashion word forward!

  • Michelle Lee

    love the green :)

  • Mzo Ntuli

    Lovely stuff, love the bright colours!

  • ♥Run With Fashion♥

    WOW….you've got killer taste in heels! I LOVED THE PHOTOS!! <33333 :)

  • girl in the poodle shoes

    Love it. It's decided, I have to do a post about repeller-inspired monochroming on my fa-shlog.

    still in love with your "my little pony" christian louboutins,
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

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  • Margaret

    Your shoes are killing me. I need an upgrade! AH!

    Also really like the new title block up top…very eye catching/man-repelling. Good job!

  • Anonymous


  • Barbara

    amazing shots! xx

  • Helena

    The last outfit is love. Purple <3 And the shorts <3 <3 Will have to try that. Green one is also great.

    And you obviously have a very cool dad 😀

  • AlienBaby

    The pic of you and your dad is TOO classic. You need to frame that. Now!

  • Natalia

    You pull off the colour blocking so well!


    How trendy your Pa!! Does he have a blog too? Would love to follow!

  • Style Dilettante

    I don't know why I look at your dad and think of Serge Gainsbourg… I love your costumes! It's fun dressing for us and not – THEM!


    Love everything you wore in these picture! Very experimental, but it works, and you look fabulous! I don't think that everyone could pull off this look, but you do it so well! I envy this!

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