What I Wore: NYFW Edition

Leandra Medine | September 16, 2011
 image via Grazia

As previously promised, find below and, well, above some of the outfits I wore during fashion week. My very favorite Mr. Newton told me I haven’t been man-repelling very much lately–in of course, the utmost complimentary manner–and offered to pop by some vintage shops with me to snag bags full of turbans and bow ties to get me back on track but ultimately, I like to think this blog is about good fashion before anything. Even man-repelling. Yeah, I said it. I don’t wake up in the morning and ask myself how I will offend the male genitalia. I just get dressed. Man Repelling is supposed to be organic. An effortless act of fun and sex-less games. Sometimes the Y chromosomes like it, and sometimes they don’t. Staying true to real style is what’s key here. And besides, if we can’t kill ’em with our sartorial conquests there’s always the “I’m pregnant” card to push. But enough about that and more about this, peep the below at your own disclosure. I smell a narrative coming on.

jacket: Ermanno Scervino, blouse: Etoile Isabel Marant, pants: Mackage, shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti, microphone: not mine. It all started last Wednesday morning at the IFB conference where I spoke on a panel and urged listeners to dress as Disney characters as often as possible.
raincoat: Gryphon, jeans: Joe’s, shoes: Alaia, purse: Reece Hudson. Photo via Refinery 29

But then it rained and rained and rained and the weather didn’t care that fashion week had unofficially started so I wore a raincoat to the Rachel Comey show and did what anyone would do: changed into Satin shoes.

Mysteriously, the following day the sun did in fact come out. Also, I didn’t mean to be so damn on trend, but as you can see, I am pioneering this oily-bed-hair chic look that was all up all over every designer’s runway business this past season. Showering is so for babies.

It was too damn hot for palazzo pants this thick last Friday. I knew that too but nevertheless, I wore them. Molly suggested I strap ice packs onto my legs to rid the heat from my limbs. No one would know they were there. It wasn’t a bad idea. Palazzo pants are good for shoplifting too.

jacket: Cut 25, dress: Ermano Scervino, sunglasses: Spexclub, shoes: Alexander Wang 

By Saturday, I told myself to lose the thick wool and instead settle on light weight cotton. In dress form. And I use the term dress quite loosely. This is evidently supposed to be a blouse

sunglasses: Spexclub

And then the shoes grew too uncomfortable to bare so I slipped into…Driesus Christ! Some super sweet Dries shoes.

jacket: 3.1 Phillip Lim, t shirt: Kain, pants: Kimberly Taylor, purse: Reece Hudson, shoes: Alexander WangI had a shoe situation this day too.

But resolved said issue by changing all together and slipping into Tsubo x Timo Weiland’s brand new shoes not available for purchase until Spring. Dun, dun, dun.

blouse: Madewell, shorts: Isabel Marant, shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti

And finally, it ended where it always ends: with these two freaks of nature. I finished off my week at the DANNIJO S/S presentation held at Soho House last week and gave the bitches a big fat round of applause because things are neon, neon, awesome and neon. There’s even some suede. The images, models and still presentation decorated by white brushed branches was so well done. Most importantly though, it’s going to be arm party city! Again!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04189119368892427920 ANITA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12866051656105354856 Julia Janku

    I loved all the outfits !


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11437578466387596372 Brigita

    I love everything on here!
    You looked stunning, as always! 🙂

    stop by my blog
    xx Brigita

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10192170206390101284 Molliee

    great recap! I love every last outfit!!! Happy Friday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09475029025589935500 Coralie

    I really love the 3rd look !!!


    http://www.coralieslooks.com – FRENCH FASHION BLOG

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11550324924900344449 pushups with polish

    love the leopard pants. oh wait, i love it all xxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14829938771012689900 Laura

    Great looks!
    I love every one of them 🙂



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07313400714301291801 gabrielle

    i love it when you condone shoplifting.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07223258500634535006 welcome to my jungle

    You´ve got it! Enjoying your blog so much!

    – Dani

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01388520284805712970 AffordableFashion

    Love the white blouse/dress <3 x

  • http://fashionableasians.blogspot.com Fashionable Asians

    I love the 2nd outfit! And I saw your E! interview backstage at Rebecca Minkoff, Any chance you'd show us how they curled your hair like that?

  • Anonymous

    looks like you're channeling Carine Roitfeld in the Rag+Bone skirt photo…LOVE! Deb

  • http://www.twitter.com/alyssamegans Alyssa

    <3. You looked great in your Club Monaco interview/fall look btw! ☺

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05732932035047835542 JEAN-PIERRE

    you looked so cute all week, I kept spotting you all over town, as we were attending some of the same shows. I loved that Proenza Schouler bag.

  • http://andfancierthings.blogspot.com Emily Ulrich

    There is a time and place for fashion over man-repelling, that much is true! Ha ha, love your looks. You're a master of mixing prints.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273240945488877081 Gorete Sousa

    Great Pics and looks!!!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02532025846080696690 Xoxo ☺

    You look fabulous doll! the third and fourth pic are my fav! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11133983440488677720 Sheila

    the cut 25 jacket is so amazing!

  • http://www.madforfashionforless.com Mad For Fashion For Less

    Love every single outfit you wore!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06642846131957249826 Marissa Joy

    Each look is so fantastic and chic! And you're totally right- it is about the clothes before the man-repelling. Also that Philip Lim jacket is insane.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07617887318677859522 Camille Beaudet

    great amazing outfits. the two pairs of a. wang's are my favorite



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05704358414632769772 london loves

    I want your Porenza Bag!!!

    London Last Night

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01047586376818909908 Can-da-see

    Love love all the looks 🙂 Someone please tell me how you can afford these clothes? aren't you in college? 🙂

  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com thefashionguitar

    What you wore, the good stuff of course! Love your looks!!

    XO Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15208662102976765730 Meena Dhuga

    i really really really love what you wore!!


    Meena ♥

  • http://sweetalchemies.blogspot.com Maia

    Well said clarification on man-repelling! Doing your thing whether they like it or not (rather than actually trying to make their wee little penises retreat, or on the contrary, stand at attention) – that's what it's all about. You look terrific and it seems like you had a great time.

  • http://wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com lucillejoy

    allll of your bags (especially the PS aztec!!) and those leopard jeans are making my life seem very incomplete right now!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09001997685893437632 Elena Martínez Bengoechea

    love all the looks !

    Check out my blog :


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    I love those silver shoes. And also what you said in the first paragraph about the blog being about good style first– preach, girl.

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

    love all your outfits, but my favorite one is the one with the Alaia booties!
    My Fashion Bug

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    You look stellar in every attire! Man repelling at its best, and totally chic.

    ♥, Jamie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17002966616884479623 The Lifestyle News

    We love your looks!

    if you want take a look my blog



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

    I love all of these looks. You've got me so excited for spring/summer now as well 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10393276707613083553 Natasha

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! I'm in love with those cut-out Alaias.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07176590100848026280 Carmo

    i adore every single look 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02290804525691446093 Michelle

    Love all the outfits! 🙂

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

    You've got great taste, something I cannot definitely say about people how are in the fashion universe. Really nice!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00186653388828397132 indie.electronic.alternative.

    what are those dannijo chicks? under 5 feet? you're looking statuesque next to them. by the way, i'm pregnant.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15157331294725300872 jas

    awesome! u look amazing


  • http://toopoorforcouture.wordpress.com/ toopoorforcouture

    awesome man repelling looks!!


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

    Oh, how I love those Theysken's Theory pants!


  • http://ervinstyle.com/ ervinstyle.com

    Love the DANNIJO necklace.


  • http://www.asliceofglam.com Amberly @ asliceofglam.com

    Your outfits are always so eclectic and funky! I love it!


  • http://chicalarusse.com/ chicalarusse.com

    Can't get over how stunning that Proenza purse is!

    Oh so Jalous!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12869409832530479206 Chantelle

    90% of the time I come here for MR's writing- what a comedian! I did a laugh.

    I guess the pictures are pretty cool, too. Geeze.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01862856685689985823 jenaly enns

    all amazing outfits.


  • http://www.salonsens.pl/index.php Aga

    oved all the outfits!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03980854349498762858 The Fashion Cloud

    great post! loving the outfit and of course, your writing has me cracking up as usual



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    You look SO effing hot! Which one is you in the top pic?! I love the dress XX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    You look like a fashion editor at the top! Marvelous outfits, you should have so much credit for that flawless style of yours.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04359955182815098127 Glenda C


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06941094048277571172 T.

    I thought that too, you're not looking so man-repelling lately.
    Love the second outfit (the one with the umbrella)!

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

    Love all the outfits here! I'm glad you wrote about how your style needs to feel organic–I agree with that philosophy completely. Who needs phoned in repelling? Or any kind of look if it's forced?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05827233854438808671 whynotpat

    Amidst all the adoration, can I have your closet now? 🙂 I especially love the paint-splattered print on the 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket.

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

    Aside from Man Repelling in all actuality you're an awesome and inspirational dresser. I love that you write your posts like a normal human being too and not some weird fashion robot like the rest of these people.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11663707403244377038 meagan

    Im loving all your amazing outfits!!! looks like you had a blast!! my fav is the last one!! very stunning and chic!
    love your blog
    xoxoxoox Meagan


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05311675329247735325 life through red-tinted glasses

    Loved the outfits!!!! Great style!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06478261456089588472 Emily

    I need to get me some of those leopard print trousers!


  • http://giraffelegs.com Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    I can't get over how much I love those leopard pants…so hot

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17794197288241300172 Victoria Jin

    i just found your blog and your style is just… perfect. every look there's so much to look at and everything's so balanced. ahhhh

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10061804186979306729 2Gitanas

    I loved all of your outfits, you looked gorgeous, but what i really like about you is the sweetness that you portray as well as your fun personality that always comes through!
    Hopefully one day you visit my blog, it would make my day! keep having fun!
    Farah http://www.2-gitanas.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    loved your outfits, the most perfect combinations ever


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10456902592654842689 Alison

    love all these outfits! also, I'm obsessed with your dries shoes…

    <3 Alison

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10457447047664627977 geri hirsch

    <3 <3 <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01274789890420794389 Han

    literally love every oufit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04216531441431658955 Anne


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234007927388076913 Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

    You look stunning in all the outfits.
    Bloglovin and Twitter:@inhale_fandb

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

    Ok: such great inspiration. Love all of yours looks, you're so stylish!

  • Anonymous

    Holy moley, you have the most un-man repelling legs I have ever seen.

  • http://allthingsfashionating.blogspot.com Tracy Mausser
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13282843827171378542 SamanthaF

    that Reece H orange clutch is growing on me very fast. LOVE IT!!! in case you ever get tired of it, remember a loyal reader from London can help you out.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05311675329247735325 life through red-tinted glasses

    Loved your white dress!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser

    how can you always look so naturally amazing??
    it's a gift!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07653996283083168705 hollyEssence

    lovely pics! i fall in love with your red sunglasess!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01790961449932166497 V & T

    love love LOVE it all!
    -vanessa (the gal)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06847830945725628281 Sarah

    Outfits are amazing! I always love your photos



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09749027762662012409 Joy

    You look great here. I wonder if you'll be going to any of the other FW!

  • http://fashionclub.com/fashion/chicstreet/dress-for-less/ Dress for Less

    You looked fabulous for fashion week! I can imagine you really stood out in your outfits and I want them all! You have fabulous taste 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    Love every single outfit you wore 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09150309079556446898 Lady and Olga

    Love your outfits ! Especially the one with the white dress and turquoise/black bag 🙂

    I wish one day I can be at the NYFW too <3

    Thanks for sharing !


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07048798293699015917 Patricia Paramo

    the long black pants are my favorite!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06372519275825017617 – ♥ ‘Fashion Avec Nanna


    i sent you a mail, and i hope you have time to check it out ! 🙂

    xx Nanna

  • http://www.bellissimostyle.net Megan Abigail Chandler

    that first jacket is one of my favorites of yours … great choices. Who makes the black trousers? I'm obsessed.

  • MGF

    you looked amazing every single day !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    You looked good!! I am so jealous of the Phillip Lim jacket.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11752976044778477796 Pink

    Love this Indie Clothing Styles collection! Stunning styles and design!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317352941692177544 goodbadnfab

    I love this post! It's charming, witting and oh-so fabulous!

    I attended New York Fashion Week and would love for you to read my coverage!

    an Asian fashion lawyer living and playing in LA, giving you the insider's scoop on life in the fab lane!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13286526394224782344 Carly

    Cheetah print is such a favourite of mine right now, so glad you wore some. You looked awesome, I really want those pants.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11935583008787705248 Emily Jean

    love all looks! definitely wanting that tribal bag 🙂


  • http://nuarbarcat.blogspot.com/ María José

    All charming looks, and the pic taken from behind is excellent. Wish I had found you in NYFW to snap you for my own Street Style section!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14505841822166287614 Ms. Givens

    Love your black jacket!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17469439626943554605 Susan

    The shoplifting comment had me lol'ing. (is that a word?)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00877950599706102393 Pearl

    You look amazing in all these photos! That leather jacket, the brown one! Amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    LOVE it! I dont think you are man repelling most of the time- just cool. And I hate to say it but the alexander wang tassel shoes are freaking UN WEARABLE. I wore them to the radenroro presentation last week for literally 45 minutes and then I had to go home because my feet were breaking. So disappointing.

  • http://completedisbelief.com/ completedisbelief.com

    Lovely!!!! definite man repelling 😛

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14437802612995668329 FIONA

    i really love you four wearing this bag more than one time

  • http://www.celebswear.co.uk/products/Smallville-Superman-Shield-Black-Jacket.html superman leather jackets

    Nice collection like it so much.