It’s Finally Here! Gryphon x Man Repeller

Leandra Medine | August 30, 2011

I have been waiting to show you these freakin’ photos for the last 500 years. Just kidding, 500 is really pushing it who knows where the world even was 500 years ago, yeah yeah bla bla, you’re an archaeologist. But really, come on. I’m talking five hundred years. Or as Mayor Bloomberg would say: cinqo hundo. Now on to more important things: the trench coat I designed for Gryphon is finally for sale! Finally! For! Sale! On none other than my very own morning newspaper, e-commerce powerhouse, Shopbop! Shoppidy boppidy!

The fancy felines over there requested that I style five looks implementing the coat to show off its versatility and so I did just that, with the help of talented friend and photoman, Aram Bedrossian. Thanks hombre. Now, below you’ll find some unedited real life party time photos from the day of the shoot that didn’t make it onto Shopbop’s front page. They’re here because well, my life mantra is “live shit unedited,” and if I didn’t pay that forward to the public, ergo, you, I’d be doing mankind or at least my readership a disservice. Dis. Service. I think I may still be slightly intoxicated from last night.

Exhibit A:

Look at me! I can fly! Just kidding, I can’t! But my dress sure can! I’m speaking in an accent just so you know how to act this out during your dramatic reading of this post. (Jacket by Gryphon, duh. Dress by Gryphon, bag by M Missoni, booties by Alexander Wang)

I call this one: jacket by day, cape by…day. Mixing prints is my specialty, you know. (Dress by Gryphon, leopard booties by Giuseppe Zanotti, purse by Rebecca Minkoff.)

Ok, so, call us!

My jacket is so versatile, I can even cheerlead while wearing it! (Palazzo pants by Gryphon, sweater by Gryphon, and makeshift turband: also, Gryphon.)

Here’s a little look I like to refer to as “Look at me, I’m a Brownstone, Carrie Bradshaw totally used to live inside of me.” That’s all fine and well. But my name is Leandra. (Sweater: Gryphon, jeans: J Brand, purse: Alexander Wang, shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti.)

Remember that song Telephone? This has nothing to do with that. (Dress: Gryphon, sweater: Gryphon, booties: Alexander Wang.)

This, however, eloquently suggests that you please take me up when I say, nay, scream, “call me!” Also, buy this trench. Do it.

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  • pinkmate

    you look so amazing!!! What fun pics!!!


  • the Gardener

    You're hilarious as usual – and I love the red peeking out from under your trench in "The Brownstone". Going to check it out on Shopbop!

  • FashionableAsians

    Love the outfit you're wearing outside the brownstone, totally my style! I also ROFL-ed at Bloomberg's horrendous spanish, I was hoping he would translate in Chinese but that woiuldn't have been pretty either >_

  • A Better Roni


  • Chelsea

    Yay! Amazeballs. Congratulations, you fabulous lady.

  • Closet Fashionista

    That jacket is AWESOME! You did such an amazing job!

  • Xoxo ☺

    Haha your hillarious as usual, love that coat! Xo

  • 401

    I love all the looks you put together. That jacket is tit.

  • Naghmeh

    Amazing post!
    congratulations on making homepage of shopbop! that's all kinds of awesome.
    I love the cream sweater, the coat, obviously, and the last dress it's so cute.

  • Christina Williams

    You are so funny, and the coat is amazing!!! I'm so glad I found your blog!

  • Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard

    you did a great job, it looks amazing :)


    fashion illustrations ILLUSTRATED-MOODBOARD

  • Kat

    Love it. Love it all! The cape coat is WIZARD.

  • HayleyWilletts

    I LOVE it. You look amazing, and I absolutely love reading your posts. So funny. Congrats! x

  • CupcakesOMG!

    this jacket is EVERYTHING!! i liveeeeeeeeee!!


  • Closet Cravings

    I saw these photos on Shopbop this morning. I always enjoy your playful photos. Congrats! =)

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  • pea

    you totally killed me with that: "as Mayor Bloomberg would say: cinqo hundo."
    and I'm not even a new yorker. nor american.

    Looks great, good luck!!


  • The Fashion Cloud

    this has to be one of my all time favourite shoots of yours (and any one else for that matter)



  • Collections

    Love the trench. Also love how in your screen shot in the first photograph you have two things in your cart. Priceless.

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  • celain

    you look so gorgeous and i'm always amazed by your gift for combining clothes!

  • Cristiana Nunes

    I love your style, love all of these!!

  • Vani

    Very cool post. I love the unedited photos!


  • Steph

    I realise this is all about showing versatility etc but omg I was so surprised to see you in JEANS and a JUMPER! Not even a NEON jumper. I literally do not know what to do with myself.

    On the other hand, AMAZING COAT. You did a great job! x

  • adria

    Holy schnikes you designed a fucking TRENCH COAT? That's a pretty rad shimmering peek-a-boo. Well done Leandra!!

  • La Petite Olga

    Omg this coat is amazing! I'm ordering!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • shu84

    nice photos. love them all:)

  • Maia

    Congratulations!! The trench is adorable – especially the back. (And love your writing, as always!) I hope you sell a million of them!

  • vickichristine

    best ad campaign. ever.

  • Lotus Blossom Design

    Oohhhh love the trench. I loved the ad almost as much as your unedited pics! Thanks for being a lil loca!


  • this fucking city

    shit, girlfriend. your coat rocks! YOU effing rock. congratulations on your well-deserved success. bookmarked. i'll be back.

    this fucking city

  • Emilia Alonso

    An increidible photoshoot! congrats!
    XOXO from argentina

  • Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Congrats!It's such a great trench, so clasic & versatile. And, of course, repelling 😉

  • alice

    umm.. yeah I would buy it except it costs 620 dollars so…probably not !

  • Mad 4 Fashion

    You look fabulous and I love your style very much!

  • Roser Lou

    Wowwww!! great job! congrats!!!!

    I like the pics!!!

    Besosssss from BARCELONA!

  • Jazzi McG

    I vote for you on the shopbop homepage every day! Love it! And love the trench and that sweater.

  • HeatherClark

    great trench and i don't even like trenches that much! i see they are already almost sold out in most sizes so CONGRATS!!!

  • TF

    Nice trench coat, I love the color too.


  • Shivika

    i have always loved gryphon…not your typical man repeller brand, eh! but, am enjoying your "natural" poses and styling! adoring that cream/white sweater..


    tooot toot ..that's me tootin' my horn. because you've just got to visit:


    I really like your style and i love the way you write! Congrats for your trench coat! It's beautiful and it's so you!
    Your pink flamingo from Italy, Valentina!

  • Nikki Ashley

    Congrats on the trench it looks great!


  • libby

    saw it in my inbox this morning! love all the looks!

  • Molliee

    can't wait to get my hands on the trench!

  • Vasilieva

    loved every single picture, great stuff, you have such an awesome style

  • Neysa Bové

    wow congrats that's wonderful :)

  • Brunette Blogging

    Wow, pretty! Congrats & I really loved how you styled it by the telephone thingy.

  • Ploy

    Congratulations! Glad it's a classic jacket paired with whimsical style :)

  • wardrobeblock

    I LOVE these photos!! So fun!

  • Trips & Treasures

    Looks great ! really seems to suit everything
    new post : wedges vs.heels

  • Patricia Paramo

    congrats for that feature!! cute pics!!

  • Kawtar

    Congrats Leandra!!! This jacket is soo cool ! Love it!

  • hollyEssence
  • KARA

    Amazing – you are super talented!!

    xo Kara

  • Daniela
  • Shannon

    super cute.. and versatile YES!!! La La LOOOOVE your tights :)

  • The PvdH Journal

    hahaha amazing versatility 😉


  • Satchirel

    The last three pictures are just plain awesome : ). That coat looks awesome with that extra pattern at the back! I guess I'll be off to my local sewing shop in the next few days to buy me some fabric and to dedust my old jacket ^^

  • Camilla

    I read this post in a cafe and was trying so hard not to embarras myself by laughing really loudly, and then I was like, phew ok I made it through this post by not laughing my tea everywhere…and then I read the last line and just died.
    so, funny.

    xo Camilla

  • jenna

    you're hilarious.

  • The Fancy Teacup

    You humor me so much…still laughing. And that trench is remarkable. Good job, girl!

    ♥, Jamie


    you're amazing i found this in my inbox this morning from shopbop and got superrrr excited when i saw the man repeller in the subject. this jacket is incredible

  • Kara

    That coat is fantastic. I want it even more after seeing it in twirling action.

    Sprinkles in Springs

  • stephkornblum

    Great coat!! But why doesn't it come in size Large?? XS, S, and M only…

  • Anonymous

    All set to buy, but alas no size L. No love for the big girls:(

  • FashionableAwkward

    This coat is wonderful! Such a gorgeous color.

  • Anonymous

    Leandra,that inverted pleat with contrast is making me weep with lust . . . I cannot wear your coat, as double-breasted anything makes me look like a middle linebacker for the Steelers, but I think I will DIY the inspired back design.Congratulations! and thanks for validating my entire life in fashion – I've been man repelling for decades now, but couldn't ever put my finger on what to call it.

  • Midnight Cowgirl

    That is a fabulous trench!

  • Angela Leberte

    you are way tooo cute!
    Love this!


    …off to spend some money of shopbop *coughcough*

  • tiff

    You are lovely :)

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  • neknekenken

    All the pics look good! And congrats!


    This trench is absolutely everything. Great JOB, can't wait to see what else you do.

  • Aya

    I love the one of you LEANING on the traffic light. You are so cute. Also pretty.
    You're such a breathe of fresh air from all the other bloggers that just look wistfully down at their outfits or play with a wisp of hair while gazing off into the great blue yonder. Thank you for smiling and making crazy bat lady faces.

  • Kayla Michelle Shipman

    Congrats on the coat! It is fabulous! Love every way you styled it. Bravo!

  • Emmy

    A classic coat for realz…and my fave are the "jacket by day,cape by day" pics:)

  • Man Repeller

    @anonymous @stephkornblum It DOES come in large! Duh! It just sold out!! That's why it doesn't show up!

  • g

    that trench is sooooo fetch. yep. i rhymed and rocked fetch.

    how bout a discount? or a contest? sorry. i am always asking for contests.
    i repel men and disposable incomes. ugh. :)

    you really got a gift for personality. and that is the heart of the matter for us clothing whores. thanks for the unique designs.


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  • Kaybee

    $620. Why so much? I like your stuff, but I can't afford to live like that. I guess you are not for everyone? How stupid of me to assume.

  • Steph

    Awesome. just plain awesome!!!!


  • Steph

    If only the goatskin wasn't, you know, skin, then I'd totes buy it. :')
    Also, it was totally 500 years ago. You hadn't even gotten your hair cut yet.

  • Jessica

    Woo! Look at your fancy! Congrats, that is awesome!

  • loubehr

    The very first pic at teh beginning of the post is such a keeper !!!!!

    I love it !!! Actually I love it all !!!!

    Best model ever :) !!

    congrats :)

  • DaysLater

    Congrats on this :') love it! Brilliant actions shots also.

  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    pretty freakin' fantastic

  • Elizabeth Fay

    So much fun! Love it. Brilliant work.

  • Prudence

    I only just read this post and clicked on the link that should have lead me to the magical coat designed by yours truly but quelle horreur! Sold out already! Congrats man.

  • TZ

    Great coat,LOVE the styling! *applause*

  • Julia

    I LOVE this poste, awesome !!

  • Sofia Carvalho


    Um beijinho

  • MissLauraHueto

    Looove the 'Look at me, I'm a Brownstone' look! O.O

  • Kecia

    Damn! That shit be so hot it's sold out already! Yay for you…boo for me. But seriously…amazingness. Love.

  • Elizabeth Ann Wright-Clark

    Your life looks like too much fun woman.

  • Ashley

    Congrats! I was so excited when I opened up my shopbop email and found you in it!

    I realized today that I haven't been on a date in over a year. How's that for empirical evidence to support your theory? PS-I wear a lot of leopard print. And loafers.

  • Elena C.

    WAH! Sold out…boo!! (yay for you, boo for me.)

  • Style Dilettante

    So good. So, so good!

  • The_Unemployed_Stylist

    The sweater is pretty much perfect. And the jacket cape is even better!!

  • Promoter hostess

    Very nice pictures of a very attractive girl! I love your dresses and super strong your dress. I like your style! And you are so beautiful all in dresses. Thanks for sharing…..

  • India

    you look so beautiful!

  • Fashion Munster

    Congrats on the coat!
    Kudos to repelling with the coat by throwing in some turbans and leopard prints!

  • VogueVillain

    Congrats Leandra! You're so awesome.
    I love the photo of you leaning against the traffic light. Is that the new planking?

    – Judy

  • yv

    Had a good laugh Leandra your posts are always so much fun.


  • Dagmar

    Love it! So why does it appear to not actually be for sale on Shopbop?? Am I trippin'?

  • Lucy

    Pretty cool, that trench coat 😉
    Love the colour x)

  • Bespoke Biddie

    YUMM (.=

  • Rebecca Vikkelsø

    Really beautiful photoshoot. I love your posing.

  • Samantha

    Love, love the trench. It's sold out!

  • Anne

    I can't say how much I love that jacket!!!
    I wrote a post on how much I love it too. lol :)


  • Riya

    Nice Post, You Look Beautiful

  • e sigara

    i like you

  • David Koski

    The post is nicely written. It contains a lot of useful information. You are truly a talented writer. Thanks for sharing this post to me.

  • adcoolmedia

    wow.. it’s nice!

    many thanks from

  • Lenny Stubbs

    I’m perhaps too old to be here, but everybody looks fabulous

  • Alice

    you know what, I simply adore you, Leandra, your name including! love your style and how unique you are, not to mention you humour. To think of all those bloggers who make the same face every time someone snaps them and the same pose to look thinner, makes me laugh. YOU are a legend! you make my days better and trust me, it’s pouring rain outside, and I don’t care! Stay the way you are :), for ever and ever!