Thematic Repelling: Irene Edition

Leandra Medine | August 26, 2011
Somewhere far away, Kim Kardashian is kicking herself in the large buttock while she watches media coverage from her wedding dwindle as all cameras start to focus on hit star of the moment: Irene. Bitch is well on her way. And as it happens, I just tweeted at her (cue the perfect opportunity to start twitter’s next hit account) reprimanding her selfishness for fucking up the second to last weekend of summer. Yes sure, media attention is cool but come on, woman, we have suntans to maintain, beaches to embrace, iced cocktails to sip before the snow starts rearing its ugly head but again. You’re not even getting paid for this! I should however note that it has been massively entertaining to listen to Bloomberg’s multiple hurricane watch addresses, more notably when he starts to deliver them in Spanish. But that aside and important things afront: I thought this a good opportunity to conjure up the perfect hurricane outfit. See below for inspiration.
suede vest: Alexander Wang, suede pants: Donna Karan, blouse: T by Alexander Wang, cropped lace top: 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes: Dries Van Noten, purse: Proenza Schouler, sunglasses: Cacharel
Because, you know, the sensible thing to do when inclement weather conditions as…inclement…as these that will likely induce excess flooding are well on their way, is to wear as much suede as you can possibly pile on to your body. That means a raspberry colored suede PS1, too. Mix it up with some embroidered lace over a chiffon blouse, throw that under the vest. Trust me. Also, bring sunglasses. Because, you know, they’re cooler than an umbrella.
Just kidding. You have my permission to wear sweatpants…but once Monday comes around remember: this never happened. Stay damp!
  • @jackiegiardina

    haaa love it!!! Obviously the logic thing to do is break out my new suede boots!!!!

    xo Jackie

  • You Saved The Queen

    Stay Damp, Stay Damp, stay damp and repeat! Good luck with Irene!

  • Closet Fashionista

    Love the outfit!! 😀 Haha…that is the perfect outfit for tons of rain 😉

  • blue roses

    i have been drooling over those dries van noten sandals for ages, AGES.

    sweat what? pants? new invention?

  • Camille

    Irene or no Irene, I do love the shoes!

  • Jackie…♥

    I love your posts! they're always hilarious!

    Jackie from GlitterandScissors…

  • Nevena R

    I love that Wang vest 🙂

  • CupcakesOMG!

    Kim K. is soooooooooooooooo pissed.


  • loubehr

    Rrrrraahhhh !!!!!!! I love it !!!!

    Love the bag ! Love the sunglasses !!!! Love the see through blouse !!! the lace top !!!! the suede pants!!!!

    Great selection all together 🙂

  • Nicole

    Great outfit! The purse is amazing!

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  • s

    Love this selection ;D

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  • Vasilieva

    love the vest, such a perfect selection

  • Susan

    Only you would plan such a fabulous outfit for well….a hurricane.
    Stay safe.

  • Mary

    Irene or no Irene, that vest is lovely!!

  • Hillary

    Hilarious! And that outfit is tops!

  • Nele

    just found this article/ interview ( a german magazine did on you! yay, man repelling finally reaching my country of subconsious non-shaving man repellers haha 🙂


  • Molliee

    haha loving the suede picks!


    bahah LOVE this post and each item here!!

  • Tina

    My friend said the UGG store was packed last night…you should change those heels for UGGS instead lol

  • LEAH

    love the color of those shades!

  • Angela Leberte

    haha i love this post! you are way too cute and witty!

    good luck with the hurricane

  • The Fancy Teacup

    That outfit is sure to repel any hurricane. Tres chic!

    ♥, Jamie

  • MissLauraHueto

    I just LOVE that outfit… 🙂 Irene or no Irene, I'd wear that to death!

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    Only sweatpants I own are harem pants, do those count?


    That sheer top is smashing

  • TF

    I love the Phillip Lim lace top!

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  • Francesca

    i love that t by alex wang shirt!!


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  • ellemck1

    Ha, definitely want a twitter account for Irene. I want to know what the bitch has to say!

    Stay safe this weekend.

  • Best Of Palm Beach

    I also thought about creating a twitter account for Irene, but of course I then thought it would not be in good taste. That being said, the Alexander Wang vest is divine!


  • Anonymous

    amazing outfit! xo

  • Midnight Cowgirl

    Yes! Suede is the obvious go-to for hurricanes.

  • Jessica Deanna

    Wow, suede on suede. Angelic
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  • M

    You had me laughing so hard when I read the first sentence! Love the suede vest & love it even more that it's in a mustard yellow color.


  • Anonymous

    Rain boots would have been a better fit for the occasion.

  • Tracey Anne

    Love how such a stylish girl can be soooo funny. Love your blog!

  • Jo

    U are so funny!! Love your post!


  • V

    haha perfect outfit! slimy soaked suede… mmmmm

  • Ruth

    We regularly get hurricane force winds every winter with storms that look very much like hurricanes on the Satellite images…. we never get press coverage! The windspeedometer (name?) blew off the building after maxxing out at 120mph earlier this year!


  • thefashionguitar

    Love the burned-orange

    XO Charlotte

  • Carolina

    too funny

  • briannelee

    I need those shoes!

  • pinkmate

    Haha you are just hilarious! great way to fight irene though… be fabulous!


  • Vani

    You have the greatest sense of humour! That's why I love reading your blog (also for your fashionable choices too).
    I'm loving your suede selection.


  • indie.electronic.alternative.

    hmmmm, suede tends to not stand up well in hurricanes. i've ruined a piece or too after having the audacity to wear them during a drizzle. think i'm sticking with my hunter boots for this one.

  • Contact

    attention def needed to be averted from kim k… and i think sweatpants are always a nono

  • anne marie

    I worry about you, because I watch Irène on TV.
    You have a good sense of humour.

  • rsndrsn

    A healthy dose of Alexander Wang – can't go wrong there!

  • bianca venerayan

    a hurricane outfit! hahahaha that's hilarious.


  • in dark disguise

    You are too funny, I read this and thought Irene was some super bitch real life celeb. I suppose partly because I'm British and we aren't hearing so much about her (?) on the news. I can totally see this working, just because there's a life-threatening tiny little hurricane on her way is no excuse for slacking…

  • Emmy

    Won't it be great to see someone actually wear this?

  • Rizzi

    Loveeeee that suede vest.


    Just literally screamed out loud when I saw the alexander Wang vest and the Dries Van Noten bag! I am in love.


    Those shoes. Everyone should own a pair. Amber lucite is the new espadrille

  • Kertz on Fashion

    amazing wang vest!! love love love

  • Xen

    found u via StyleLikeU big up for the blog really witty and refreshing approach!


  • annie

    love your blog!

    check it out!

  • maryse

    beautiful selection ! I love this shoes and bag !

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  • Sabina

    Great choices especially the bag and lace blouse. Not practical for hurricanes or even hurrilames like Irene, but who cares?

  • *Alberta*

    i hope you know how awesome your blog is 😉

  • Grace

    The cropped lace top is fan-tabulous!

    xx Grace

  • Vivi

    Cute pieces! I especially like the sheer top and suede vest.
    Yo, Bloomberg's Spanish slayed me. I couldn't stop laughing. Then I realized that he speaks the language better than I can and that made me stop laughing. :o(

  • angelieeee

    love everything but the shoes! i would wear this with really high heels! ♥
    xxxo from Argentina
    you can also follow me on Twitter! 🙂 @angelieeee

  • Ema

    Hey I wrote this exact entry on MY blog!!! Great Minds think alike i suppose…