What I Wore: The Calypso Arm Party Squared

Leandra Medine | November 23, 2011
The aforementioned arm party-party happened and it rocked. Rocked, I tell ya. Stone cold, rock. As I’d mentioned might happen last Sunday when Calypso teamed up with me–yes, me–to help launch the new Mott Street store dedicated solely to accessories: arms did in fact party…
And sequins did, you know, shine. (Pants and t-shirt both by Calypso, utility blouse by Charlotte Ronson and booties by Chanel.) I feel like a broken record re-emphasizing this on an almost daily basis but due to the nature of my non-committal sartorial persona, this day left me channeling Boogie Nights-rides-a-custom-Chanel-motorcycle down below and plain lieutenant Jane up above. I’d say the contrast was a hit, after I’d sent this photo to Instagram one commenter generously pointed out that I was doing a fine job living up to my name. This was an exciting breakthrough but not as memorable as even the alleged man friend, fine, not alleged, he exists, noting that he lurved the pants. “They look comfy,” were the exact words. Hours later my cool parents showed up and when that happened my dad left. “Take them off before dinner,” were virtually his only words before hopping back on to his Vespa. Kidding, no Vespa this time, but it does illuminate the story. It was a roller-coasting whirlwind of emotion brought to you exclusively by the sequined harem pants. By night fall, wrists were loaded and the rainbow fish was asking for his scales back.

So I made off with these three pieces and called it a jour. Looking back in hindsight, I suppose an arm wax pre-party wouldn’t have hurt. But then again, my parents are from other countries, where hair grows faster than…I don’t know, whatever else grows really fast. Those particles serve as Turkish nostalgia, familial heirlooms, if you will. But enough about me, indulge in a serpent! Visit the new store if you know what’s good for you, there are gilded pigs and marabou pillows everywhere.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 Monse Fuentes

    beautiful bracelets!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09183969777521030308 Daisy

    love the bracelets and your sequin pants!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04173629964030112761 Sasha.Stuhec

    Aw I want this, amazing pants!:=

  • Anonymous

    man friend?! Oh la la!

  • Anonymous

    love your outfit and the bracelets !!

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

    love it !!!

    your pants are brilliant!

    Glass of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17492829942729098117 Lowri

    Your bracelets are amazing… Love a bit of arm candy! Your sequin trousers are absolutely insane.. LOVE them!!

    The Deer Head

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04084967155915780511 Mix of Styles

    really nice bracelets 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14001809050902751430 Bri

    Love the bracelets!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 Julie Khuu

    LOVE the pants! With legs like that you make those sequin stunners look like a walking holiday honey! That little love bracelet is adorbs! Bookmarking this piece for stocking stuffers come Xmas! Fabulous look as always!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  • http://hauteeyes.com Caitlin

    Loving this party – your arm party, that is. Those sequin pants are making a statement right alongside your party stacked wrists. Enjoy the holiday weekend!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06917752416654242308 Julieta

    I love your arm-party!!!!!! and your whole look on that pic!

    xoxo Julieta

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04700294011788884566 Guenda

    the first photo is the representation of perfection 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200545093167550074 couturing

    Love the sequin pants and those ankle boots <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09377623325894464330 Henriette Little
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18308083396588264606 Fashion Me Wild – Style Team

    You sequin pants look great!!

    Check out today's look:
    Look of the Day

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

    i love your bracelets ~ what a fun arm party!!
    xx ~ kristina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03073749202937613186 spookytunee


  • http://adahliavolk.com Chrissy

    What Fun! Those pants are pretty stinkin cute!

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

    i am totally in love with those sequin pants!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06481296708155601154 liviennewestley

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06481296708155601154 liviennewestley

    Sequins are definitely one of my favourite things right now! Love the trousers. Silver especially looks lushous.
    http://www.siwydenim.com/ These do amazing jeans…including beautiful and outrageous metallic designs.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01409284358785832209 theSIREN

    that first picture has "Selena wants these" written all over it. freakin love it!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02845224695605714893 EGO-FRIENDLY

    love sparkles, love calypso, love chanel, love hermes, love bracelets…basically I love everything about this post, ugh. you make it too easy


  • http://www.10k10q.com Devi

    OMG I am in love with your accessories, especially ur sanguine CDC in lizzard!! Loved it.. stunning look!

    xx Devi

  • http://feelgoodlookcute.blogspot.com feelgoodlookcute

    OMG!! Your pants are amazing!'want them… :p


  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ Style Croissant

    Great outfit, I'm in looove with the sequined pants and I like how you toned it down with the utility jacket. The arm party is on fiaaaaaa, the raimbow fish's scales look rad on your (subtly hairy) wrists. Hey, at least channeling Chew baka is man repelling

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

    you look amazing!

  • Anonymous

    please indulge us! who are the cord love and serpent bracelets by??


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18031047278176756776 Nahar & Nazia

    AMAZING blinged out friendship bracelets!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07019179095730808204 Laura

    Perfect! I love how you styled the pants and the loads of bracelets!

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

    I actually really really like this outfit.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06740019477485498393 Bespoke Biddie

    those are lovely!


  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    looove it!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05333156200343946601 Erica
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00939614049766326258 Sofia Carvalho

    Love the bracelets and much, much more your pants… 🙂


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02174013063564755743 patricia

    I love the necklace!!!! I found a similar one in H&M.;


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

    that arm party is insane and i love your sequinned pants – stunner


  • http://www.thefashionguitar.com thefashionguitar

    LOVE sequin and army!

    XO Charlotte

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 Melissa

    love the new additions to the arm party. and those pants oh my! I just made a post about sequin pants haha. Great minds think alike I guess


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría

    The arm party is getting bigger and bigger. I love the Hermes braceletes. The friendship braceletes with crystals are really great (I will try to make one soon). As for the spider and the love, what can I say???? I so envy you!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18152385193630671857 So…

    Your leggins are amazing! Love your blog, makes my day I laugh so much!
    xx so

  • http://jas-tidbits.blogspot.com/ jas
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09667142332264503375 Paula Shoe-feind

    Man Repeller My A$$, You look hot girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00613984448968809012 “coy” colleen

    there's some major bling happening here
    obsessed with those pants! and the bracelets look great together. gotta check out that spot sometime

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09920436168604790249 Tauromaja

    Your dad and my dad should start a local league bowling team…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13091926554234802935 Mr. Raghab

    Nice Collections….These collections carries today’s fashion trends….

    I happened to work with Kishore Mamillapalli in Delhi. Currently based in New Delhi, he actually belongs from Indore. I worked with him in the domain of fashion designing. Kishore had a great eye for details, and his combination of western and Indian styles and his way of blending them was pretty unique. The 3 years that I worked with him were the most valuable lessons that I learnt. Today though I am a renowned fashion designer I still remember my days of working with Kishore Mamillapalli.

  • Anonymous

    Can you give me some more details about Mr. Kishore Mamillapalli.. I want to contact with him…
    Thanks Mr Raghab….

  • http://www.modelovers.de Modelovers

    Wow fabulous!!! really really nice bracelets.
    I LOVE IT!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 Trips & Treasures

    Love the outfit, especially the pants,and the armparty makes it so you

    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08802460803153602951 karina

    wow!like it^^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09735684531304939893 Catalina

    What is wrong with people!!! all asking about the bracelets when she just SAID THE MAN FRIEND EXISTS and furthermore HE LIKES SEQUINED HAREM PANTS?!?!?!?!?!?
    Leandra, your arm party rocks… like really hard, especially the double collier-de-chien-ing you got going on here BUT WE WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MAN FRIEND!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00416498109737508487 MACIUS STUDIO

    love the bracelets!so cool!


  • Miriam

    oh god, i think i could kill for those pants………..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00325841470229145960 internodiciotto

    god I think I would cut you your arm to get all them!;P kidding, just WOAWOWA

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02059576132093704108 fashionably-late*

    serious arm celebration! Happy thanksgiving x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11619602287054788529 Amuna

    what a beautiful "love" bracelet!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09195759415014094540 Style By Cesca

    Accessories do make a great statement. I love the bracelets!!!


  • Anonymous


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03561811630269342939 Hey, I’m Sara.

    Wow…are those the Chanel boots? They looks so amazing with those trousers. I'm in love.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15235755566305774338 Audrey (hkittygirl)

    I must have those sequin pants! 😮

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03588447150806879033 Cortney

    Ah! I LOVE the bright colored bracelet at the bottom. What a fashionable twist on the super simple friendship bracelet.


  • Anonymous


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

    it's the return of those cute Chanel booties! and I like the little serpent charm..looked like a successful arm party.


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

    Loving several things her, first the comment about Rainbow fish really made me laugh, second the sequin harem pants, and the pretty bracelets. What a fun arm party

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13932570516548318087 Loren K

    Sequin Trousers are just amazing.

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

    You are delightfully ridiculous. As well as your pants.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05039446641314299287 Paula

    Love your sequins pants ^^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04963910377565543806 Dlight

    Beautiful! I definitely like your blog it's official!
    Love the accumulation of bling bracelets along with a very chic outfit! Perfect!

    Dlight from Paris
    LA Rue A Du Style

  • http://giraffelegs.com Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Sequin pants are fab.


  • Anonymous

    Leandra!! Man friend?! Tell us more…

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