Man Repeller x Barneys, Take Three

Leandra Medine | November 8, 2011

By golly another video! And while this time I’m neither alongside Simon Doonan nor Prabal Gurung, I am getting schooled in large fur and bodacious footwear as per usual. And there’s a new breed of male smoking the screen, his name is John. He blogs about the sartorial conquests of literary figures and tweets a simultaneous shit ton and ton of shit.

Yes sure, my hairs a bit oily and in some scenes, my back so hunched you’re not sure you’re watching me or Quasimoto himself, clad in a red and fuschia…but they don’t call me the Man Repeller for nothing. Haven’t you ever had those weeks where you were so busy you couldn’t wash your hair for 2 plus days? No? Well, next time you intend to make fun of my occupation, think about that. I’ll have you know that when I was studying abroad in Paris, I would deliberately leave my hair unwashed so to perfect the messy French look. What now? What now? Nothing, I guess. The ultimate takeaway here is this: patent leather Carven shorts, furry Alexander Wang cape heels, new digital cafe at Barney’s. See you there. But first, see you here! Canadians, can you hear me? We’re hours away from an epic union of sorts.

  • George

    you guys make a cute couple.

  • Grace

    I can't wait to see you today at Holts!

  • marysia reeves

    cute! love thos furry cape shoes! cute couple indeed! and with those short shorts he picked for you…i think he was into seeing some skin:):)
    get it get it!

  • Fashion Agony

    You are such a cutie!!!

    Fashion Agony blog

  • welcome to my jungle

    More videos please! Enjoy them!


    welcome to my jungle

  • vanessa (the gal)

    Great video! I loved that mustard sweater!

    xxo- vanessa

  • Jill

    I saw you in my fave magazine – Glamour! I am now following your blog 😀


  • Alexandra

    Leandra- I want to be you. Your style is fab, your humor rad, and I love that you just are who you are, and let your hilarious self hang out. If only I were 22 again. You're an inspiration, and I love your blog. Keep it rocking– you're a gem!

    Looks like you had a blast at Barney's! How could you not?

  • Angela

    The moment when you put the hat on John's head – adorable! :)

  • Allie

    Oy. I have such a big crush on that kid.


    haha you are so cute! x

  • Olivia
  • Caitlin
  • Lynsey Michelle

    I am laughing about the non-hair washing mess. I always joke that I should have been French for that very same reason. Adore.

    Lynsey Michelle

  • Anonymous

    Amazing Thakoon sweater. And I love the mustard sweater we see you wearing at the end of the video (2:16) (with some grey shades and a blue line on the chest). Where is it from?

    Bisous from France

    PS: I discovered your blog less than a year ago (thx to NYT) and you have become one of my favorite bloggers since then. Great style aside, you are hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for the stupid question. The answer is on the link you posted. I had a feeling it had sthg to do with Guillaume Henry hehe

  • Anonymous

    you are simply amazing
    your style and your wit are beyond human

  • Blonde Vivant

    Ha! that made me smile…
    I actually love the stripe sweater your wearing….Thakoon is it??

    <3 Bloned Vivant

  • molliee

    really fun video! I love the outfits you picked out!


  • Anonymous

    your videos are so amusing!

  • Emmy

    How was your appearance at Holt Renfrew today? Hope you had a blast.

    From a Canadian fan:)

  • hi, i’m natalie :)

    You are too funny. I love how quirky and silly you are and that you could just care less about what people think. You're amazing!

  • Janice

    Love everything Carven and cape-like. And bowties, obviously… such staple MR items. Wahh you're a genius.

  • Clara

    Hey! I just discover your shoes for the event "Sixby6bloggers" and they're definitly my favorite, love it! Bravo!

  • Anonymous

    you are the best thing that happened to the blog world
    keep it coming

  • Yuka

    this is amazing!
    loved it. xx

  • Sheena

    Although the video didn't work for me, the text gave me enough of an insight. I will raise my hand to sporting unwashed hair, 'parisian chic'. x


    you're very adorable on camera!

  • The Annachrist

    pssssh what man you repellin'? you so fine 😉

  • Taye Anita
  • Claire

    damn that was all some good ass shit. ugh but i hate the annoying songs that are always in the foreground of these vids. also i liked how your personality shined through via video this time

  • Anonymous

    … So, like, does he have a car?

  • Allie

    LOVE that Isabel Marant fringe dress.

  • Anonymous

    youre too damn cute. love all the fits. amazingness. :)

  • Michelle Lee

    Love it :)

  • Habiba. J

    Leandra you are just a breath of fresh air, I admire you for your incredible fashion looks, yet I envy you for having such an amazing personality. You just light up every room you walk into, I am dying for those A. Wang heels, they look amazing on you. I would love it if you checked out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts.

    J. Choudhury x

  • Ophelia

    What a fantastic video!

  • India

    great video! love it!

  • @eleninyc

    For times when you're not in France you should try: le dry shampoo.
    You and JJ were adorable.

  • Anonymous

    loved the video… you are so funny, I think JJ is so amused by you

  • Pepa Xavier

    LOVE IT! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  • Caitlin

    I mean I totally dig your blog – and always have, but this video just made me absolutely LOVE you!! You're hysterical! Fashion savvy with a sense of humor –> Kick ASS!!


  • Closet Cravings

    I'm obsessed with those black sequin shorts- need 'em. The black patent shorts by Carven were actually worn by Hailee Steinfeld- seen here. I could so see you rockin' those.

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  • Anonymous

    I love you Leandra for not taking yourself so seriously, joking around and being your goofy, fun self!!! When I first saw your blog I thought it was this pretentious, designer hungry site. It seemed as though it was acting like everyone can afford the things you have. That element still pisses me off, but your personality is glorious to watch! :)

  • Anonymous

    Also you can find the stuff you have for a much cheaper price or make your own! Dropping extreme amounts of money on clothing is sad. I wish you would tackle the issue of thrifting or DIYs because glorifying designer goods isn't moral especially in our dwindling economy.

  • Maria Nunes

    i love it. i follow you. kiss

  • adahliavolk

    Love it! How great is that jacket with the zip away sleeves! Two for one.

  • Miyan

    cute lil' video. its fun(ny) to see you live in action =)


  • What is Reality Anyway?

    This was so great! I love John! Need to get to barney's asap


  • allisonk

    Such a fun video! Def agree about the colorful cords… LOVE THEM. And of course, it's all about the layering!!

  • Anonymous

    would be amazing to actually know which brands you were wearing in the video.

  • Fabiola

    I need those furry arms…. and the leather arms too, NOW!

    Oh yeah, and I love you