via Refinery29

by Leandra Medine
December 9, 2011
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In what is perhaps the best thing to happen to New York City since the Statue of Liberty, Sandro and Maje have finally set up shop on this side of the globe. See what I just did there? France! The Statue of Liberty was, durrrrr, a gift from just there and has arguably become the single most recognized representation of our city. Alas, it’s time now we adopt another gift from the French and embrace the effortless and utterly chic nature of their innate style. Yes sure, we’ve seen a taste of it engulf our inhabitants via Isabel Marant, who has been carving a path since but two summers ago when the unanimous street style photographer’s wet dream come true set up shop in Soho. Obtaining the I-don’t-even-care-what-I-look-like-I’m-just-so-damn-chic though, has come with quite the hefty price tag, enter Bleecker Street and more popularly Bloomingdale’s most prized new conquests. Still not cheap per se, but at least slightly more attainable. Now, earlier this fall, I worked with Refinery 29 to help celebrate the newly renovated Bloomingdale’s which meant one thing and one thing only: vive le French labels. It’s dangerous, really. See below.

The installment we composed came in three flights. Number one included a styling session by me, for me: several moto-silhouettes, combinations of bold color, and spiked details were involved.  
The second flight included myself styling none other than M-M-M-Molly, the superstar intern who can tap dance, juggle and trend forecast in one. She got the kiss of brocade pant, snake print blouse first, and then an awesome velvet figure skating dress worn over a dark denim blouse. And then finally:
Refinery 29’s own Gina obtained her crash course in repelling which included the most rad pair of Rebecca Taylor leopard print wood heel booties on planet earth. I was particularly keen on layering a plaid blouse and leopard print sweater under a sequin embellished jacket (right). All in all, fun was had and that’s always the ultimate goal. Should you want to, you can peep the full stories on Refinery here, here and here. All photos by Mark Iantosca.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05695254903533992167 Donna

    great post! i love the jacket in the 2nd outfit <3

    http://borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.modelovers.de modelovers

    Great!!! Love your Pictures…

    Tanja

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

    Love that last look…casual and cool yet totally wearable! Every gal's got a denim shirt to layer, build the set from there…awesome job Le!

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

    I think it is moments such as these when size matters. The pics are too fab – and too small – IMHO – !

    Can you make them bigger, please?

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

    Cool post ! I really like both Sandro & Maje

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    new outfit post + christmas wishlist

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 Monse Fuentes
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    That's one cool arrival!! Great pics!!

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

    cool)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06935177585934005255 Habiba. J

    WOW, sounds great and you did a wonder job at teaming with Rifinery29. If you get a chance do check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.

    http://www.thegirlinredheels.com

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

    Oh, I see. There are bigger shots on the Refinery 29 site, non? What a lovely collabo!

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    the last look is good!

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

    these looks are so cool

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    x

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

    i love the color blocked outfit!

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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

    The black overcoat + tailored pants look is my favorite. Love all the photos!
    xx

  • http://goeslightly.com Holly

    Oh, I love those tailored pants with the leather detail!…. Christmas list….

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

    Looks like so much fun!

    Kate

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  • Anonymous

    die for sandro and maje. die.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215410669978112027 Angela Leberte

    awww i love you leandra! :)

    xo
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02692154365553881657 Kate
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Loving the outfits and Sandro is one of my fave brands.

    Fashionable Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16633411311924944798 Fashion-isha

    oooh! I love you in the colorblocking! Looks like so much fun!
    xo
    Sharon

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18421651189324718520 Alice McGenniss-Destro

    great post! i'm still obsessed wit the colour blocking trend, makes life so much more fun! x

    http://www.catwalkofwords.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14626127672641435637 Naina

    You, my good Repeller, are now proclaimed the Colorblock Queen. This is in fact a real title in the Land of Man Repelling, where you are so obviously the boss.

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

    the outfit with the leather jacket is my fave!

    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    I'm next week in Paris and these are the two stores I'm for sure going to visit!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

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

    In Paris Sandro and Maje are sooo popular along with similar ones like The Kooples and Iro, but I have to say it's still a bit expensive for me ! But at least it's beautiful to look at :)

  • http://www.qacreate.com QA Create

    Anything involving French fashion, I am all up for. Looks like you had a great time!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10796100823508897390 Tayler

    Love this post!! Refinery29 is awesome and I love all the collabs you do

    http://www.styleinterplay.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02064780323617396149 The Closet Clause

    I have said it and will say it again I am in love with these two French labels Maje and Sandro http://www.theclosetclause.com/2011/10/paris-paris.html THEY ROCK MY WARDROBE!! And I have that green jacket you are wearing but you have truly rocked it with that cobalt blue skirt!! ACE!

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