A Closet Confession

by Leandra Medine
October 26, 2011
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Re: this title, this isn’t a closet confession that alleviates the pang of hiding homosexuality. Unfortunately, while I salute and admire Jenna Lyons, I’m not really pulling a JL. Though I bet if I were, it’d make boatloads of sense for the sake of this blog. But this is more about an actual closet, one that houses clothes, an ego, things of that sort. If you’ve watched the above, I hope you chuckled amid rolling at your eyes at my stupid anecdotes about France. If you haven’t but still intend to, just know this: I don’t pay retail. That aside, I know what you’re wondering and I did in fact vomit inside that antiquated clutch. It was while I was abroad in Paris during my semester of awesome. I spent a handful of those six months fairly intoxicated but on one of them, I went a little, you know, overboard. Sue me, it was for the sake of a birthday. Yes sure, the birthday of a girl I didn’t know…but a birthday nonetheless. Wine is like three euro a bottle in France and I had nine euro in my pocket so that makes three bottles of wine which in turn makes those bottles in my belly and then, well, what do you know, in my purse. Purse because as aforementioned, I was in a cab, in a tunnel and I had a choice: vomit in the car, get kicked out, never get home, maybe die. Or, remove the contents from said purse, vomit in it. I guess when push comes to shove, I choose life over fashion.

I never said that.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16149101775797345545 fairytale taffeta

    this. is. soo. good.

    i love that you are so JAP, "oh that doesn't inclue my shoes in the hampton's". i'm called a jap sometimes, but i don't have a summer house or pink fringed loubs. so i guess you win.

    xox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16149101775797345545 fairytale taffeta

    ps. woo i was first. i guess thats what i get for avoiding merchandise marketing homework. keep the posts coming so i can fail school, thanks!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09173197384080109825 Michelle

    How did you clean it?

  • Quash

    @fairytale HAHAHAHA yes–between the South of France coat and the Hamptons shoes that was quite jappy! Love it!

  • Anonymous

    I watched this a disgraceful amount of times. Please do this more often!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11286149288842617111 Lia

    this is brilliant! loves!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09174635508282439492 Olivia

    this is amazing and you're amazing :D

    Olivia
    xx
    http://brokelittlerichgirl.blogspot.com/

  • Anonymous

    WHERE is that party in the back jacket from? it's beautiful.

  • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/7743644e-0055-11e1-81b4-000bcdcb471e christine

    you are so amazing, you are like the next rachel zoe… you totally need your own TV show!

  • Anonymous

    i love you (though not in jenna lyons way):) you are hilarious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05006362680788426521 andy k.

    That was fucking awesome girl!

  • Anonymous

    your even funnier on video!!!! love this!
    xx so
    http://www.my-philosophie.com

  • Anonymous

    oh wow you're lucky you are hilarious. a thousand dollar coat for an 8 year old?!!!!!

  • http://www.fromjasminewithlove.com Jasmine Sinclair

    So since this is the closest I might every come to meeting you in person. I had to repost this on my blog From Jasmine With Love! Love it all!!

    http://www.fromjasminewithlove.com

  • http://runningintherainn.blogspot.com/ Serea

    I hear you Daugther, and I forgiveness your guilt ;)

    http://runningintherainn.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14194815440194123998 CupcakesOMG!

    i don't get to say "but that doesn't count the 36 pairs I have in the Hamptons" often enough.

    CupcakesOMG!

  • Anonymous

    I freaking loved that video, not to mention your closet…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13274138591141752873 AdamAlexMommy

    You have an amazing gift. You are so fun, also. I really enjoyed it. :)

    http://adamalexmommy.blogspot.com

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

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  • trine

    I LOVE YOU.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12330203795598933577 ankal

    this lil vid just made my day. hilarious.
    thank you for being awesome! ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01201267899288314598 Maria Oliveira

    Olá,vim conhecer seu cantinho e aproveitei para seguir,parabêns pelo Blog!

    Venha me fazer uma visitinha,você será muito bem vinda e se quiser seguir também,sinta-se em casa!
    Beijinhos no core!

    http://umamulherbemvestida.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08341005428329159490 Carlotta L.

    Oh my God! I'm very happy because off I find your blog! I want to say, you're very popular in Italy! I love your style and your personality!
    kisses from Italy
    C.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01617022923148341391 Mona

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01617022923148341391 Mona

    LOve this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16226910327383066837 Channing

    I LOVE THIS! It made me love you even more. I watch you and read what you write and see how much you love fashion. I take in the fact that we're the same age and I have this idea in my head that we could totally be friends. Your sense of humor is delightful. xo

    Bluebox89

  • Anonymous

    awesome video
    You are the cutest JAP love it

  • Anonymous

    You are very cute !
    Kisse from Brazil
    Léa Ciocler

  • Anonymous

    What an amazing jacket/ coat!!! Who is the maker of this beauty? Thanks for your amazing blog and for the inspiration you give with each post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04632737756084665403 Lorena Rigobello

    You're awesome! My belly hurts so much! So much fun! LUV!

  • Azraa

    You brilliant creature, you. Please do some more videos!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06756184680075776217 TheShoeGirl

    Jesus. You are SO great. I'm so happy for your success cause you are so silly and fun and I LOVE that you don't take yourself too seriously.

    XOX

  • http://www.apollinas.com Apollina

    love it. Thought of you today during my morning reads: painted antlers via styleswoon.com and BrightestYoungThings.com Halloween Bets: The Hocus Pocus Bette Midler. Happy Halloween M.R.!

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

    You're so cute. I love when you do videos. "Are those chihuahuas on my feet, or am I walking?" Hilar.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12756267376579529377 caits

    haha i love you. funniest bitch out. and i say bitch in a friendly way… sue me im from australia.

    hundredsorthousands.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.mylifeinthecurvylane.com The Curvy Girl Kara

    You are HILARIOUS!!! I loved this…seriously. I have a pair of man-repeller "workout" shorts in blue/yellow/white that my hubby would love to get rid of…this is one reason why I like your blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02116258930954122989 Polly

    Oh my god, I want to be your friend! Love the vid, and the story… but how did you clean the bag!?
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

  • Joelle

    Aren't you selling those Jimmy Choos on here now?! Ahhh! Don't do it. First designer shoes are a keeper!

    You're completely fabulous btw, as if you didn't already know that ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03001490403699458982 ﻌFashionQamarﻌ

    hahaha i cant get enough!!

    http://fashionqamar.blogspot.com/

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15971634116996156364 Catherine

    I love you. (non-platonic, non-creeper, just respected, girl-crush love).

  • Vera

    You're such an idiot. I love you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09397424784889292450 Amanda Kay

    I also once vomited in a purse under similar circumstances, except I was in Columbia, South Carolina, not France, and I didn't have the foresight to remove the contents of my purse first. And then when I took it to the dry cleaners, I handed it over and explained I "spilled something" in my bag. Got it back the next week just like new!

  • Anonymous

    i love your posts and specially videos
    keep on making those, how cute are you??
    cant get enough

  • Janne

    AWSOME!

  • http://www.yulieurano.com Yulie

    I think I just peed in my purse watching that. Not really, but I did about pee my pants laughing.

  • Caroline

    You are so awesome. Loved the story about the fur coat :)
    I wish I had those pink Louboutins. They're gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09990022799961591011 Pretty Kitty Publishing

    You are a natural.

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

    ahah loved it! you're so awesome :))

    http://www.carmoavantchanel.com

  • Anonymous

    how delightfully crazy are you?
    love every second of your video

  • http://matte-and-sequins.tumblr.com Nikki

    i love you even more now!!! was smiling the entire time i was watching, ah may zing!!! :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00834760361175097428 beckymonster

    your grandma is generous and has excellent taste!
    p.s. where do you find enamel/laquered (?)bangles that fit your small wrist so nicely? all the ones I've found are so huge :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04188338589104627907 fshnonmymind

    Umm, grandma was awesome for gifting you some fabulous stuff!!

    I absolutely adored this video and it made me a little sad that I didn't win that contest to join you at London Fashion Week because I would love to meet you in person. :_

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18386769871528983648 jnj

    Thank you for the purse story! It seriously made my day. I've been in the same situation and now feel so much better that I'm not the only one.

  • Anonymous

    woo woooo party in the back

  • http://walkthroughpuddles.wordpress.com/ walkthroughpuddles

    omgosh you're so adorable.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14651842760905257172 Abby

    I'm going to watch this every morning from now on because it makes me so happy and I hate waking up. You are the best.

    http://www.socalsophisticate.blogspot.com

  • Veronica Mars

    This was sincerely awesome. You really should have your own TV show. At a minimum, you need a webshow on Lucky magazine's website. I cannot believe that they haven't asked you yet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05341951262271384712 dani

    Stopppp. You are toooo incredibly amazingggg. I love this so much. Toooo muchhhh.

    <3 The Daily Dani

  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ kristina@beancakes ★

    i just loved your little video!! and your closet is way cool!!
    xx ~ ks

  • Katinka

    Where did you get this awesome red dress with the cut outs?… Blake Lively was also wearing it in Gossip Girl, I guess. I would really looove to have it too. It's so beautiful!

  • Moi

    Hahaha you killed me with the "arm soirée or maybe like an arm gathering…" You are the coolest!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08905692787969202837 Anne

    Hey Leandra,
    I was just checking my Bloglovin'-list and suddenly realised that it had been a while since I'd seen anything from your hand. So I looked in here and saw that you're obviously still posting – which must mean, that something's off with your blog and Bloglovin'. Are you aware of that?
    And while I'm at it (this is my first time commenting here), I'd like to let you know how much I adore your personality and sense of style! Keep it up :) I'm looking forward to getting your posts in my Bloglovin' feed again (long live the lazy!)
    /Anne

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05371233453265802618 Jay

    You're hilarious and have such a great personality. I need the master the art of layering like you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07353982659083023706 Sophia

    You are the funniest fashion blogger, you're authentic and don't take yourself too seriously while simultaneously managing to have excellent taste. I love your blog and most importantly, what you write. Awesome!!! <3

    http://www.personal-uniform.com/

  • http://findthepretty.com Erin

    As one of my close friends would say "This is amazballs!". Gotta love a good vomey-clucth and the fact that it's designer only makes it better.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09487520520776583851 Veronica Lauritsen (24)

    Loves it..you are awSOME!!

    http://verozitas.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11119583508203531177 Patricia

    I effing love you, Leandra. You are so much fun and I envy your closet. This video was awesome. I laughed the whole time.

  • http://www.designformankind.com erin loechner

    this video was adorable, leandra!!! :)

  • Natatat

    After endless attempts at pausing and repausing, i have found it! The illustrious "party-in-the-back-jacket" typically goes by its more common name: The Man Repeller Jacket for Gryphon. I wants it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07087824659190534187 Rachel

    I just love this more than I can say. No, really. PARTY IN THE BACK WHAAAATTT!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14892340978369082304 Nona

    This was adorable. You're just great.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05741445413832453917 Ashley

    YOU ARE SO MAJOR ! In love with this video. Giggled more than a few times. Your grandma should have a blog because if her closet is as cool as the stuff she gifted you she'd be a hit ! x

  • dani-ela

    lets be friends!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12803597155110452257 Kerrin

    ah love this!! girl your closet is amaz, officially inspired over here.

  • Anonymous

    Sweetie, I barfed in the sweetest Moschino clutch you could imagine. Taxi situation as well. Ruined by blackberry and the bag but of course only cared about the bag. I feel your pain!

  • Camille

    I think you are a pure girl and that you have a heart of gold. You make me laugh so much, you're great, keep on being your beautiful self!

    Greetings,
    Camille from Belgium

  • Anonymous

    hahahaha same thing happened to me in Paris in my semester of awesome, in a subway car… on Frenchies, or in my purse.

  • http://obsessivecompulsivestyle.blogspot.com J

    you are so precious I can't even take it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07624540796123906204 Eva

    Your Wardrobe is awesome and you're so funny!
    xxx

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

    OMGeeeeeee! Chanel from when Coco Chanel was designing?!! GIVE ME YOUR LIFE!! love this video though, such a cutie XX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00398100479568882947 Natali Puga

    Yes! I love this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06856864330936918825 Zoe Mikaela

    can i be you? thanks.

  • http://punktpunkt.wordpress.com Vanja

    I THINK I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13102552616464518986 esclava de la pluma

    Hands down, you are my favorite blogger by a mile.
    Stay quirky and true.
    Would be great if you gave us tips on how to do man repeller outfits on a budget…sad, but true, no all of us can have a Hermes clutch or a Chanel designed shirt in our closets.
    Cheers,

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

    You're amazing. Hands down one of my favourite bloggers. YOU'RE AMAZING!

  • http://thrillofthechaise.com/ thrillofthechaise.com

    I love this. Brilliant video and brilliant life :)

    Kate

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    This was adorable… I dare you to ask me on a date. hahah

    Fashionable Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17582535353108262058 Fashion Tidbits

    That video was AWESOME!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07388418530795349722 alex

    I love this so much! So glad your personality is as full of funny as your blog.. "I threw up in it once" aaahhhaha I died. xx

  • http://diary-2.blogspot.com Renata

    You're so cool!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03891010961236084122 capricieux_comme_une_chèvre

    I loooove u!!! Thank u 4 all that u do) hello from Russia.

  • http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com Myrna

    Love this. Girl you know your S_ _ T! Love your blog and your style.

    XX-Myrna
    http://mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16989736075483276768 Lindsey Suggs

    Love it. Your grandmother is the bee's knees.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09143662602202601652 Gabriella

    that video was extremely cute, thanks for sharing =)

    http://www.dimplesandcharm.com

  • http://www.chasedakota.blogspot.com sammi

    your fucking hilarious!! love your sense of humor and of course your style!

    http://www.chasedakota.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00791768436626117110 Sim

    I love this video, you have such a unique personality!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00347223215565766182 Liza Chloë

    Omg. Seriously. You. Are. Awesome. Yes. That's all the comment I need.

    http://www.lizachloe.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04413065254307034113 MEXBIURI

    YOU ARE THE PERFECT COMBINATION FASHIONABLE/FUNNY/BEAUTIFUL…LOVE YOUR WORK
    XOXO <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05896943075888739935 The Eye Behind the Detail

    I adore you! your blog just brightens my day so much. This video was great.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06132988147597391361 Patti G

    i love your blog but i never comment (unless is a giveaway of course) but i looooooove this pooost, i couldn't stop laughing, u r a genius!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03528515665762632503 Brooke

    Best blogger video ever! Really appreciate how natural and honest you are with your blog, and I love that your so freakin funny and totally just roll with it!!!

    renewvintage.blogspot

  • Katherine

    This video is fucking hilarious! I LOVE IT! New fav blogger? I THINK SO.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10890850730560333489 Sofija

    Awesome! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09711572579860981322 juntsingyam

    this made me fall in love with you all over again. thanks for making me smile. :)

  • Anonymous

    i love you but you talk shyt…i'm pretty sure in another video you say the exact same thing about your first pair of designer shoes yet they're another pair to the ones you show here…and you say you'd never get rid of them yet you're selling them…we're an observant bunch lady! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02072248412725869299 leodataslim

    WHYY WHYYY WHYY do you have to be so cool and funny .. I'm in love ..I wish I have a sister like you

    " party in the baaacccckkk … party in the baaaaaaack "
    xx

  • http://knockedupfabulous.wordpress.com/ knockedupfabulous

    Girl, you ALWAYS crack me up! Love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09102820419202018332 wale

    You are adorable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08278420037927415618 EKP

    You are hilarious & you remind me of Gilda Radner a lot!

  • Anonymous

    You are too funny! I love you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04644235367974098039 Sheena

    I kind of wish your blog consisted of more videos as you are utterly hilarious! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01995825916205039419 F.

    Is it creepy that I feel like your bff after watching this? Loved it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14521256734391089937 Arky

    hahaha… brilliant!:))
    http://TravelingEater.com

  • Anonymous

    How you make funny poses in your pics makes you even more attractive! Perhaps it's because you seem genuine.

    I couldn't help comparing other famous bloggers with you… You seem more confident and mature by not being afraid to look "man-repelling", or I should say not always girly or demure.

    The video shows your sense of humor and playfulness very well indeed!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16837357753768032643 want more fashion

    YOU ARE THE COOLEST THE CUTEST GIRL
    I HAVE EVER SEEN !!!!!!!!!!
    love your video so so much !
    love your style so so much !
    love you shoe-collection soooooo soooooooo much !!!!!! i enjoyed this video..so much =)

  • elenialexiou

    Well that was cute and funny. Such a nice video!You should do it more often! I’ve even created a post based on this!

    http://www.thedreamitem.com

  • HerMajestyS

    This video makes me thank 8 lb 6 oz baby Jesus that I live in an era when one doesn’t have to look intentionally “feminine” to look like one bad ass bitch.

  • david_coperfild

    Oh my god, I want to be your friend! Love the vid, and the story… but how did you clean the bag!? http://jasapulsa.co.id

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  • joshua

    i liked the video .you look awesome. How do you clean them by the way

    http://wheretobuythetaoofbadass.com

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