Oh Honey, I’m Hiring

by Leandra Medine
July 22, 2011
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Stop rolling your eyes at me! Blogging isn’t a joke! Running a website isn’t easy! You’ll see when you’re my intern! Now, I really very truly am seeking an intern but before you send your resume (and by resume I mean a photo of you wearing your best MR look,) I don’t really care where you go or went to school, or about your GPA or even if you have a law degree. I just want to know that you can:

A. Identify who snapped the above photo.
A2. Juggle. 
A3. Write. Be here Mondays through Thursdays. Occasionally pop out east and make sangria with my mom and me.

A4. Get along with my parents, since, you know, I live with them.
B. Contain yourself and promise not to try to steal any of my shoes. I worked hard for them and this has been a previous problem. Maybe I’ll give you some if you wear a size 6. Maybe.
C. Open boxes, pack boxes, write-up and file invoices. Kidding about packing boxes. We typically just open them and it’s usually fairly fun as I use a violent ring to do so.
D. Sing along to Vampire Weekend, Joe Dassin, Frank Sinatra, Lana del Rey…on demand
E. Not curse my existence when I tell you I have a meeting on 13th street and to meet me at Milk Studios with this huge bag of clothes [insert bag of clothes here] in t-minus two hours.
F. Be well-versed in other blogs.
G. Be well-versed in Isabel Marant, Carven, Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler.
H. Work with Excel. Just kidding, we don’t do spreadsheets.
I. Understand that Auntie Flow brings out the worst in me, and even so, still love me.
J. Read e-commerce clothing sites such as Shopbop, La Garconne and Nasty Gal like newspapers: front – 2 – back.
K. Dance the flamenco, be wildly well organized.
K2. We’re making a press book, children.
L.Tell funny jokes.
L2. Like make milk squirt out of my nose funny.
M. Tweet, facebook, tumble. And only to our advantage. No bitching about your shitty job because this is going to fun, fun, fun!
N. Be proficient enough in camera snapping to take the occasional photograph. Of me.
O. Or yourself. You never know what’s up ma’sleeve.

And finally, most importantly, prospective co-worker:
 You must be able to get a good arm party together.

…So, do you think you have what it takes? Email me! leandra@manrepeller.com. Pop quiz to follow. I guess it’s not so pop as I just told you about it.

REPLIES
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01779900062460174093 Hannah J. Holmes

    oh my goodness this job sounds like so much fun :)and i am a size six, so i could totally borrow your shoes :) haha! i think this would be more of a dream job for me though and i probably better stick to my day job :)

  • http://thechiccurve.com Natasha J

    I have an amazing job right now…but this sounds AHMAZING. Seeing as you are awesome, and I can DEF put a bomb arm party together.

    Whoever grabs this opportunity will be one lucky girl!

    Let me know if you want me to double pop-quiz your intern on tumblr, twitter, etc because that's what I do for a living ;)

    Good luck in your search!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08554644356622213284 CurvyGirlChic

    Um, love that even a "hiring" blog post is hilarious. Good luck finding an intern that doesn't steal your shoes! I'd be all over them. Except my feet are like, twice your size. Whatevs. I'd make it work.

    xo Allison of Curvy Girl Chic

  • Anonymous

    wow that would be the greatest job ever.

  • Anonymous

    You have got to be kidding….

  • http://fashionasprofession.com Maria Eugênia Caminha

    Gosh. Why do I live in Brazil? WHY!? Well, if it's an international job… hahah Is it? *crossing fingers*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03030618305621357033 Beauty Minion

    Email in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16802644295099928921 Sarah Dee

    Want to move to the midwest? I can help you there! (< --- dont die laughing please) & I wear a size six!

    <3 Sarah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16053473037462017410 Slow Southern Style

    I know who snapped the photo but I'll stay mum since I think the drive from NOLA to NYC everyday would be a bit much for me. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15841012451883790811 marialε

    i'd love to work with you, i bet i'd be so much fun, but I think one thing that is completely necessary is to live there, and I am in Guatemala, so :(
    But if i could you definitely hire me! :)
    xx
    My Fashion Bug

  • http://www.maggierossdogs.com Ann K.

    What fun the job description brings to mind! I hope your future intern is someone that appreciates your joie de vivre (as opposed to someone looking for a step Up in their fashion career)! Best of luck with your search! (shoe wearer: take care of that blistered little toe! owie!!)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07099192961543827474 401

    Omg I can do all of these things.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17193901402048885612 querou aquino

    if you also need an intern across the pond, i'm in london, baby! and, yes, totally up for the job. know the pic, don't wear size 6 (not even close), you – and chiara, andy, susie, tommy, bryan, alix, rumi and so many more – are a weekly, sometimes daily read. and you can ask me which is the 4th dress on page 3 of dresses section of nasty gal and i'll tell you.

    oh: not a good joke teller, but a GREAT graphjam forwarder – http://graphjam.memebase.com/2011/07/22/funny-graphs-these-arent-my-shoes/.

    if you're interested, let me know! hope you like me. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345225002773583958 Sabina

    Good luck getting an intern, Leandra. I can certainly see why you need one at this point.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13340220316930238633 Hillary

    Wow! Good for you, lady! I feel like I need an intern now, but I don't think I'm doing half the things you are.

    http://thoreausdaughter.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    That would be the greatest job ever if it was a job. I understand it's an un-paid internship? Unfortunately, I need money to pay for rent, food and stuff.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07479127793772086877 Eliane

    I am in Boston but I will SERIOUSLY move to ny FO YUUU I've already called my friend and told her I'll be crashing at her loft [bathroom floor] for a while and she's cool with it.. I'm "emailing" you first thing Monday cause I got something better than email application! And it may take me couple days to do (no I'm not Spidey climbing up your building and popping into your balcony wearing a flamenco outfit….unless you want me to?)
    Can't wait !!!! I hope you love me:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10734387369824411843 LouBehr

    Yayyyyyyyyyyy
    Dream job is opening !!!! Just because you are so much fun :) and great sense of style too :)

    http://rocknrealprincess.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17278320706220458027 looney_lovegood

    I would totally be your intern except for I'm not even 14 yet. Pretty sure that's like, child slavery, or something. If you relocated to China this might work. Also, Tommy Ton took that picture. You can tell just by the fact that it is 1) a shoe, and 2) it just is. So is the second picture.

    http://youreatulle.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Good Look ;) hope you find the Besttt
    to keep us uptaded girl

    Maria

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09671174452699667579 Haley

    Umm. Yes please.
    If only I didn't live in Missouri.
    SHIT.

  • Anonymous

    I live in LA. If you pay in more than borrowed shoes, you might be able to afford me. You'll actually want to borrow my shoes but you can't fit them. Take me to a party and turn into one of my many bangles..dangling. I love your blog. I write and work a lot, so we might just have an hours discrep. You'd love my writing, style and humor, and I work like a beast when I'm passionate about it or asked to compete. I do hope I get the job. Love, ME

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12254024303256132696 CARRIE

    On bullet-point O: I know exactly what's up your sleeve– an arm party. Obviously.

    Kudos to the lucky lady (or dude… I guess that could happen) who gets this awesome job!

  • Anonymous

    Being a Texan doesnt feel very good at the moment. THOSE LUCKY NEW YORKERS. They better realize how darn jealous I am.
    Haha, but good luck to everyone applying!

  • Hayley

    Sounds like an amazing job *sigh* i live in Poway, CA :( I could fly out there every day hehe

    And Darn! I can't even wear the shoes. I have giant size 9 feet. Good luck to whoever gets the job :}

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    Wishing I was young and unemployed. I think I would ace a few of those interview questions. But alas… This was a great post!

    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

  • http://lovexxdior.blogspot.com/ Christina

    Now i really wish i was 18 :( Sadly i'm still in the sixteenth year of my life. The job sounds truly amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06170231748460848663 Desire Designer

    You are so adorable! You your writing style. And I wear a 6 too, I definitely have some man repelling heels. I think we could have a lot of fun together.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13264138577820227342 thereformedwanderer

    love everything about this photo! dont even know where to begin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06091416477642255093 Sleepyhead

    Yessss I WANT THIS! A New York rat CLEARLY took that picture and I wear a size 10, woo! :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17119956511264906370 LOIS

    ahahhahahaha this sounds like my modern "Devil wears Prada" dream! Only that you arent a devil,except for.. well you're devilish funny. Sadly I still go to school and live in Germany. Oh what shame! I'd have so much fun, although I'm not sure if I could get any work done as I would be constantly having to laugh at you.
    Whoever gets the job MUST start a new blog called "Working for the one and only Man Repeller". xD Oh and please share all the applications with us! I want to see how other girls try to do the MR.
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.thefashionableporcupine.blogspot.com Helena

    Sounds like an amazing opportunity but reckon you don't need an assistant that's located in Sweden/Denmark/UK :P Good luck to the one that gets the job though!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03429968469338580701 Cristiana Nunes

    Wow, the first shoes are so dramatic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10476709616251347294 Pomeline

    Without a doubt, you would make for the most fascinating boss ;) I've worked as an assistant for a Member of Parliament, but working for you would be far more instructive I'm certain! Good luck in finding a great intern :)

  • http://larusse.tumblr.com Emily

    God damn wish I lived in NY. What an opportunity.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15723983852442803526 Luna

    I LOVE YOU! If I could quit my job to be your intern, I would. However, money is quite funny these days. Good luck with your search. Hope you are enjoying your new IMs. ;)

    Cheers,
    Luna
    The Red Pants

  • http://monsacbyme.com mon sac by me

    Good luck !! …… sorry…we're in St Rémy de Provence !!!!

    http://monsacbyme.com

  • http://nytimes.com Lindsey

    oh man, if i was about three years younger and knew how to dress myself, i would be all over this just like how a guy feels toward a MR's wearable art collection, but not.

  • https://www.facebook.com/karina.isaac Karina

    Posted this on my facebook! :) Hope you find someone great :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234429821917572004 Diana

    working for you would be a dream!! i would wear these mcqueen shoes to work every day… they make me think of you for some reason ;)

    looky looky!

    http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/101836

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02451299578131268902 Mary

    I wish I could apply, just because this sounds like a Crazy Fun Job, but unfortunately I live in Australia… congrats to whoever gets it! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09316744765795531113 Anna H.C.

    NOO I hate letting go of such a great opportunity! My life dream was to be in the fashion field but instead of listening to my heart I chose to be in the sciences. I'm still an undergrad but it's way too late to transfer schools. LIM MBA's program told me I should get some working experience in fashion before applying. ..AND I LIVE IN NYC TOO but I dorm elsewhere. Nevertheless, congrats to whoever gets it.

    Plus, I'm a size 7.5 making me a sure thing :D

  • http://onedaywillow.blogspot.com Prudence

    Please move to Sydney and then I'll leave my internship at Harper's Bazaar to be your slave or I could totally run away from home to the States…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07404785080055233783 Prudence

    p.s. the first picture by the fabulous Tommy Ton from Jac & Jil Blog ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14748663265244283957 Meg

    oh gosh why oh why must i have to go home to NJ for physical therapy 3 days a week WHY??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08225880112211131999 Jennifer Choy

    awh THE PERFECT JOB FOR ME.. too bad I live in Panama:( hahahah and hooneyy that first picture is tommy ton. new york..the urban jungle!!! if youever come over here, you already have an asistant!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    hahahaha, i would love this job!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

  • Anonymous

    Do you need someone for the rest of the summer or are you looking for someone permanent?

  • http://deliriousfashions.blogspot.com Kiera

    I would totally be your intern…if it weren't for the fact that I'm sixteen and attend school monday through thursday. Plus I live in Michigan so it's a bit of a commute. Its okay though,when I graduate and move to New York, and we become best friends I can still borrow your shoes right?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09177496057135686080 PERFECTLYaMESS

    When is the deadline for applications?

  • Iris

    DYING to know what would happen if you meet a girl who is all these things and more. Like, 50 pounds more. Like, thighs-touch, will-never-wear-Thakoon more.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09149781315469755878 Much to My Delight

    A great place to post this ad would be on ed2010.com if you haven't already…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09326422610182916605 Eighteen Grams of Glitter …

    Wish I lived in the US, would have applied in a flash! iheart Man Repeller!

    http://eighteengramsofglitter.blogspot.com

  • http://celineloves.wordpress.com/ celineloves

    awww :-( i would love this job, why do i live in denmark right now.

    /celineloves.wordpress.com

  • http://withglitteringeyes.tumblr.com allison v

    Ay yai yai i had some gmail issues this weekend but i sent you an email (or maybe three or four by accident, who knows)..i'm your girl for this! please save me from having to enter corporate america this fall!

    allison

  • http://pizzarulez.tumblr.com Rach

    hey girl. you'll be hearing from me in a few minutes.

    smooch,
    pizzarulez.tumblr.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09045157258327495876 Jen

    haha this post is hilarious i'd love to work for you (ie. size 6? check; know who snapped the photo? check; arm party? check) but unfortunately i dont live in Manhattan. whoever gets the job is one lucky bitch!

    http://style229.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    love your blog but watch out, as it is illegal to have an intern that is not getting paid or receiving college credit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11411759725746225715 catherine sprunt

    @Anonymous? Really! I wish they enforced that rule in England.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03111435323808384669 The Vintage Scene

    Tommy Ton at Jak and Jil. Love Louis Vuitton.

  • http://pickyourfuture.wordpress.com/ pickyourfuture

    I want this! Unfortunately, I would be totally unqualified because I don't have great fashion sense…but I am a quick learner!! ;)

  • Natalia Sanchez

    Omg. I dance flamenco and make sangria with my mama, have an unhealthy obsession with proenza schouler in particular spring 2010 and 2011 and can sure as shit put together a mean arm fiesta. I EVEN have exceeded your expectations and have a law degree. I also live in Australia. Farrrk…

  • Natalia Sanchez

    Oh by the way that's a jak & jil shot of cute louis vuitton's.. International jobs for the win!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13542591686543245851 George

    Let's do it. I emailed you…

  • Mari Dias

    Can it be a "work from home" kinf of thing? I'm in Buenos Aires babe… ;)
    I'm really good at caring boxes (virtually).. LOL
    Good luck.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07106145259278035640 Thyna

    I'd just LOVE to be your intern.. too bad I'm still in Brazil =(
    But, if you ever need a brazilian intern, I'm up for it lol.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04677530210395282227 One Girl

    Make it a policy to have Talking Heads "Stay up Late" in their shuffle

  • Anonymous

    -“love your blog but watch out, as it is illegal to have an intern that is not getting paid or receiving college credit”

    Is this true, and enforceable, because it really amounts to slavery the way interns are treated; shouldn’t they at least pay an intern minimum wage?

  • http://www.blwilcox.com/roof_hatches/roof-hatches-smoke-vents.php roof hatch

    If you need an LA worker let me know! I have minimal style (but would like some), and will help for free! So pretty much if you want a new friend, uh, pick me. Ha.

    -Pam