There’s a Bed in my Living Room

Leandra Medine | August 22, 2011

There’s no catch, I mean that. See, I may have told you you may think I’m trying to take a step outside the box and convert usual blogger protocol (i.e. photographing in parks while looking down at my outfit, enjoying the scenery and what have you) but the reality of the matter is this: my apartment is under construction. In the instances photographed below, you will find bed furniture in the notorious living room. Unfortunately, the owners of said furniture have opted to move out temporarily, they aren’t particularly keen on having their living space connect to a dining room and kitchen with no proper door in sight.

Cool shoes, right? They were a canceled sample I snatched while interning at Valentino a couple years ago…but back to what’s important, shit like: the sartorial conquest at hand.
Because I do believe this dress stands man repelling test of time. Gown look slightly familiar? Gossip Girl’s Serena wore the very same one on an episode of Gossip Girl ca. season four, just before the sitcom became a full fledged prime time soap opera. You likely remember seeing it bare. Cut outs showing off chiseled abs and low neckline, skimpy shoulder straps embracing sultry collar bones.
Good thing I shaved ma’pits! Not here pal. Well, actually, I have to be honest. I’d never lie to you. I wore the dress to several weddings before deciding to take the butchering t-shirt plunge. I had to. It wouldn’t be right, for the sake of the dressmaker. You can understand that, can’t you? Well, it’s in the past, focus on the now. The now that documents an elegant dress losing conventional luster via popcorn skull head t shirt.
Not sure where I’m going with this? Use your bean. Come on. This is the ultimate skew. The ultimate Man Getter to Repeller successfully achieved in but one layer of cotton. Give me a hand, come on. Just one hand. Fine, a couple o’fingers. Evidently Joke Repeller is at it again.
What? I always smile while I sleep.
blouse: The Kooples, dress: J. Mendel, necklaces: DANNIJO, Jimmy Choo x H&M;, shoes: Valentino

Ultimately, my point is to say this: hey, hello. How’s it going? Monday again?

  • Michelle Lee

    beautiful outfit!

  • Mademoiselle Antonova

    Very clever indeed 😉 I am not sure one should actually take this outfit outside of the living room (or bed room?) but burgundy/red chiffon and black is a great combo!

  • Andrea

    Favourite outfit post I've seen this week out of all the bloggers I follow! I love this so much, it's perfect.

  • Hollie

    What a stunning dress! Love it. 🙂

  • Grace

    You….are such a jokester! I loved this dress on Serena van der Woodsen but your repelling skills are better than ever! Simply fab 😉

    and those shoes? To DIE FOR.


  • ggshoe

    GORGEOUS shoes!!

  • Anonymous

    you look comfortably fabulous!!! Repel on!

  • CupcakesOMG!

    so clever, you are! and that dress is amazinggggg!


  • Collections

    Loving the dress over the t-shirt.

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  • blue roses

    shun thy ravishing rib, shun thy seductive spine, shun thy coveted clavicle, shun they bodacious bosom!

    this look is beautifully brilliant.

    i sleep smiling too; i NEVER drool or have my mouth agape…..

  • Trips & Treasures

    Amazing dress ! the jewelry you designed is great !

  • Oscar and Anna

    Very very pretty.

  • Elena Martínez Bengoechea

    love that dress!

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  • Olivia Lorraine T

    Love the dress, i find you very elegant and so funny! love your blog.


  • devil’s in the detail.

    ahhh you always look SO fab – LOVE IT

  • La Petite Olga

    Amazing dress!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

    Now that could be more than man repelling… it may look lovely in real life but my unchiseled abs wouldn't have a bar of it. The nice cutouts would be filled with muffin-top flesh I'm afraid. I'd wear that to a ball with a t-shirt.
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  • The PvdH Journal

    hahaha yeah I think i (kinda) remember the dress (there are so many Serena cutouts!). Looking gorgeous in your Man Repelling Form Leandra.


  • Sheila

    that dress is amazing!

  • Eku

    Really good idea to put a T-shirt under that dress. You look amazing!
    I usually think(thought), that less is more, but with each post you make prove me wrong. I've followed your blog for few weeks, I still like minimalism but your blog inspires me to take more risks with my outfits.

  • Megan’s Profile

    If you and Sarena end up in a "Who Wore It Best" situation, I'll vote for you.

  • dr3am3r

    i adore the way you write. i sit back smiling – cuz i'm not walking away…i'm clicking away. mer. Anyways, I enjoy your perspective of fashion. keep it coming. 🙂

  • shu84

    amazing dress. love the color


    Love the photos and the bracelet collection.

  • FashionableAwkward

    Love this outfit! Perfect! Love the way you write also, makes me laugh.

  • Isi, Wake up & smell the azahar

    Umm, I'd never have thought about put a t-shirt under a gown dress…I guess I've lots to learn about man repelling.

  • Style Dilettante

    Rad repelling skills! Actually prefer it this way! Love the piles of rhinestones too! And of course your crazy-good Valentino's

  • angelieeee

    i would love that dress if it be a maxi skirt! but the color is awesome!
    love your shoes and necklace!♥
    you can also follow me on Twitter! 🙂 @angelieeee

  • Vasilieva

    what a stunner, amazing accessories, gorgeous red and black

  • La Katღ

    Gorgeous dress, love love the jewelry. 😉
    I totally smile when I sleep 2 LOL
    Great pic.

    La Kat

  • Anonymous

    hey Leandra
    you are just amazing and your look is just awesome
    love the shoes and dress and how you put it together
    Repel on!!

  • Meena Dhuga

    love the outfit! and keep smiling ! 😀

    Meena ♥

  • Le Salt Lake

    Haha! I totally love this combination!


    hey why not.. i would def take this public, the t-shirt makes it
    you got it all sorted
    nice nice

  • Kristin

    No, no – definitely the Joke Getter here today. Shaving optional = the bestest for man repelling. Also, Serena was definitely missing out on that arm party you got goin' on.

  • Molliee

    love what you did with this dress! its definitely fun:)

  • The Fancy Teacup

    How do you do it, girl? You always look so fantastic when man repelling. The totally rad tee under such a gorgeous dress would put Serena van der Woodsen to shame. You're a clever one!

    ♥, Jamie

  • fashion nugget

    you are too cute! fuck serena van der woodsen!

  • Brigadeiro

    Wow, LOVE those shoes! What a score! And I remember that dress! Must admit I like how you wear it better 😉 Honest!

  • SPYT

    i recognized that dress in about .02 seconds and was slightly ashamed until you straight up pointed it out and now i feel better about myself. gotta say serena wasnt repellin in that episode.

  • ADJ

    The last picture is my favorite and I am loving loving loving that necklace.

  • monkey + pig

    ahah lovee it! the dress is beautiful by itself. and then with the shirt and necklace, it becomes totally you!

  • Noelì Brndn

    the dress is beautiful!!
    and yes… monday again. so sad!

  • songbird

    great post..loved the 1st shot..awesome!

  • neknekenken

    Beautiful, beautiful dress in such a stunning hue. Want!

  • micoballo5

    Can i borrow that dress for an event sept 4th? name your price.

  • micoballo5

    let me know!

  • Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

    ALWAYS a smile when I read your blogs! – So chic with that t-shirt though!!

    Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

  • TZ

    Ah-mazing dress! Love this blog, check mine out

  • Carolina Sundell

    These pictures makes me so happy! Love the dress and you make all the photos come alive. Such an inspiration source you are.

  • TRAN Thu Hang

    you look sweet, even with the T-shirt ^_^

  • Tracy Mausser

    Love your gorgeous gown and witty words!

  • Leopard Girl

    Very cool outfit! I love that the dressiness of the gown is toned down with the t-shirt.

  • AGreekAbroad

    I looOoOooOoOOooove that dress!!! xx

  • Fashionista*

    i adore that necklace

  • Fountain of Youth

    I have a bed in part of my living room too, lol. I am glad I found your blog, loving it!

  • Isabella

    That dress is just lovely. I love the look of the casual T-Shirt under a less casual dress! This was very well put together!!

  • Lydia

    This dress is so unbelievably gorgeous. I love it.

  • Gala

    Lol, last month i also had my bed in the living room… i wanted a bit of change 🙂 and kept it this way for 1 week, when i had enough of change it turned out it was much harder to put the bed back to the bedroom, lacking the same adrenaline power as moving it in the first place 😀

  • agnes szucs

    that third pic is so nice!
    you could do more nice. 🙂
    (if that's you, too.)

    agnes / iiiinspired

  • Patricia

    You look pretty. I'm sorry, but it's true ;):P

  • victoryvintageb

    Very enjoyable post, the bright red dress/black shoes against the all white bed is genius! Says even more in the un-spoken concept 😉

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