Oh My Gowd, You’re Coming to Paris

Leandra Medine | July 27, 2011

In partnership with Galeries Lafayette.

Don’t ever say that I don’t love you. Remember when I tweeted on Friday and told you one of you may or may not be coming to Paris with me in September? I wasn’t kidding. At all. Let me explain. A couple months ago Galeries Lafayette (a big ass department store in Paris, for the uninitiated) approached me about hosting a contest that would enable one of my readers to come to Paris with me in September just after New York Fashion Week to participate in a Galeries Lafayette sponsored fashion show in the middle of the city. I shit you not. I was obviously on it like white on rice, peel on banana, woman on turban, man on defense. The show will take place September 15th. You may or may not be walking in it. 

Anyway, Galeries chose three ladies, one from the surrounding fashion cities to represent their city’s style. London took on hipster, Milan took on glam and strangely enough, New York City style was “preppy.” I blame Gossip Girl for this.

But now for the fun stuff! You my friend, are eligible to win a trip to Paris from September 14th to 16th. You’ll stay at a hotel in the 9th Arrondisement called Design Hotel Secret de Paris (roomies?) The catch is, you’ll have to be able to fly out of either London, Milan or New York City. Because that’s where the expense-paid flights be leaving from. You should likely also have a passport, you know, to avoid immigration problems. 

As for the contest, I didn’t make these rules, so don’t reprimand me! I’m just the messenger! Who wants to perv around Paris with you!

Browse this site and from the four cities chronicled, choose the look that best represents your style. (I’m still a bit fuzzy on this one.)

Clicky, clicky, this linky linky and fill out the form.

Take a photo or choose an already snapped one of yourself that best represents your style. If you’re from the US, you’re emulating NY, if you’re from Italy, you emulate the Milan style, etc. When uploading, there will be a picture field, in said picture field, hash tag the city you are emulating. So if’s me, MR (#MR,) if it’s London’s Susie Bubble than #SB, and if it’s Milan’s Fashion Fruit than #FF. Like Follow Friday. But better, because this FF could land you in Paris.

Choosing from the ten most popular looks that will be selected by you kids via “likes,” I will announce the winner right here on Monday, August 29th.

If this was illegible, click here for official contest rules – link fixed!

That was a lot to take in. More questions, no problem. Email harempants@manrepeller.com. 
See ya in Paris, sucka!

  • Question! Just because we have to fly out of NYC doesn't mean we have to live there, right? I sadly don't [yet!], but I can easily get to any of the NYC-serving airports.

  • Yes sure, as long as you're covering cost to the NY airport!

  • Love this. Just entered 🙂

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  • I have already been planning to be in NY for FW (alas I am currently trapped in the streets of toronto MR!)Paris + MR + Galeries LaFayette + moi= brain overload. Planning my outfit now!

  • Can't I just go as your assistant? *Will hold your pocket book and croissants all day*

  • NO! i wish i could enter this! i am working at london fashion week so those dates are impossible for me. it would be seriously depressing if it weren't for the fact that i am super excited for LFW. the winner is going to have a pretty sick time though so i'm still jealous.


  • Me likey. Congrats!

  • Anonymous

    By when should one enter?

  • Very cool. I hope you plan on eating a shit load of croissants for all of us. I also hope you take lots of photos AND maybe some video too? That would be rather rad. =)
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  • What a great contest! The winner is going to have so much fun…

    Man, sometimes I wish that I didn't live in Australia.

  • what a great opportunitY!


  • Ach crap, if I hadn't turned it down then I'd have rubbed shoulders with LE MAN REPELLER AND I'D HAVE BEEN ALL PREGNANT AND ALL THAT.

  • Anonymous

    Will ya take an old bag shopping? with a smile?

  • Anonymous

    I just entered after a brain scramble. What a hoot! I love his look in Paris with the white baggy pants is the hashtag #PB ???

  • Anonymous

    Will it be possible to get your autograph then for those who actually live in Paris? 🙂

  • Heck Yes! Preppy Paris Repelling- so there!

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha, yah i blame GG on that either.

  • So cool 🙂 I'll be there for sure !


  • i wish iceland was included. haha. fml!



  • Lynnae

    Can I just come and repell with you and the winner? I'll be visiting Paris that week anyway!

  • Iman

    for the hash tag part, do we pick one we want or is it based on location?

  • Might have to cancel my Sept. 16th wedding to enter… 😉 Good luck everyone!!

  • Anonymous

    Can you bring your new intern?

  • This was confusing in general, because what if you wanted to be London Boheme??? But I entered so fingers crossed.

  • Good luck ! Paris Paris……..!!


  • I'm so there! Wait… I just need to get some votes first 🙂 fab contest daaahhhling!

  • If i'm from Guatemala, but i can go to NY can i participated?
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  • BUT WAIT! I submitted mine as the Milan look, even though I'm from NYC! EEPSIES can I change it after it's been submitted?

  • That sound fun. Capital F-U-N.

  • And what would be more fun is if I didn't just write that like a redneck. That SOUNDS fun.

  • you better believe you'll have an entry form from me … working on pulling together a look mi amiga

  • Arrrghhh! I'll be on vaycay in Hawaii during Paris FW. I'd be all over this if there was any other way. Best of luck to all of the entrants!

  • Holy jesus! If this came to fruition for me I may or may not die of elation before making it to paris. Prepare for my entry!

  • Anna

    the preppy girl-shoes, the mary-janes, anyone know where they're from, or where you can buy similar ones?

  • Probably the sickest giveaway ever!!!

  • Dear Man Repelling ladies, you have definitely some serious style ! A lot of great looks are in the competition 🙂
    just to make it clear add hashtag to get a chance to win the trip to Paris

    #MR if you fly out of NYC
    #SB if you fly out of London
    #FF if you fly out of MIlan

    Enjoy !

  • oh shit, this is confusing! I wanna participate, but I have no idea what I gotta do! HALP!

  • do I have to choose Milan since it's the closest location? damn those rules, it's like they were made with one purpose only: to make smart people (me) feel stupid!

  • Madame Lolo

    @duckalicious , just choose the closest airport from where you live and you'll be fine> As long as you can travel to MIlan (the closest from your place right ?) and add #FF to the name of your look, because in Paris for the fashion you will reppin for Milan anyway on the catwalk…

  • I will be there 🙂 I am from Paris and I have been chosen too. Hope to see you there !

  • oh crap – "This contest is open to any adult residing in the United States, England or Italy" :S

  • That is sooo awesome! What an amazing experience…preppy though? NY? I guess I could see that…you're right, Gossip Girl…and the Hamptons.


  • This very interesting thanks for sharing such good information.
    A greeting

  • umar

    Cerita Dewasa

    Nice post, very-very good and i’am like it…


  • Rino Wijaya

    NO! i wish i could enter this! i am working at london fashion week so those dates are impossible for me. http://udarino.com/

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  • Arif Fajar Kurniawan

    What a great contest! The winner is going to have so much fun…

    Man, sometimes I wish that I didn’t live in Australia.

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