The Chronicles of this Weekend’s Webster Event

Leandra Medine | January 16, 2012
Call it a “What I Wore” of sorts. This past weekend found me in South Beach where temperatures were far more favorable than the harsh reality of New York’s fifteen and while I did make some time to obtain what locals called the “Miami visitor face,” enter the lobster tendencies of my current state, I was there for work. Work, I tell ya. Hard hitting business. The Webster asked me to swing over by way of trapeze for a series of events over the weekend that ultimately functioned as a celebration of their website redesign and launch. I’d been familiar with The Webster but hadn’t had a chance to see the store just yet and though I hate my own overused term: holy lady boner. It’s the most divine amalgamation of luxe pieces that bring a bit of the Paris Colette and New York’s Opening Ceremony flair to Miami. A retreat for those uninterested in participating in the stereotypical sexy-mama-Miami aesthetic, if you will. Here now, a photo diary of outfits and mundane things of that sort. Friday called for one on one styling sessions and a small cocktail party which in turn called for my best debunking of the aforementioned Miami stereotype.
tank: A.L.C, skirt: Opening Ceremony, jacket and shoes: Proenza Schouler, belt: Forever 21, jewelz: DANNIJO. I done good and bought those shoes on clearance for $250 last month. Evidently, I was still very much in a New York state o’mind and so implemented my favorite of the upcoming spring trends a la yellow skirt, pastel, tweed to perfect the art of Granny-dressing. Never mind Danielle’s leather mini skirt and exposed leg, call it a lapse of judgement or take into account that she is not in fact, the Man Repeller. By Saturday, I’d begun embracing the notion of thematic dressing, Miami edition and enjoyed the second round of styling and drinks on Kanon in the below.
jacket: Ermanno Scervino, t shirt, bag, shoes: Proenza Schouler, skirt: Laquan Smith, rainbow arm party: DANNIJO. Indeed, fellow repellows, that skirt is, a la Barbie, plastic. I will note though that it packs quite well. And here’s the thing about a plastic skirt: it never gets dirty. I’m particularly excited about this garment as the designer may perhaps be one of New York’s best untapped gems–even more so standing at a contemporary price point that puts this silly Miu Miu skirt to shame. Here’s to liquid repelling and chastity dressing at its finest. Finally, we look forward to Sunday.
 shirt as vest: Isabel Marant, though this one rocks too, dress: Richard Chai Love, sandals: Givenchy …Where I stand with surf board, thumbs up as I get to meet all the Miami dwelling Repellers manifesting in the city. These sort of events are always such fun for me, there’s nothing quite as magical or rewarding as meeting girls more stylish than myself, who for one reason or another, still like me. It’s the flailing ass, isn’t it? Thanks for coming, I’m in love with you. Now on an unrelated note: follow my girl band–it consists of half of DANNIJO and me–on tour to LA this week where we celebrate the Tony Duquette x Coach collaboration. You can’t catch a live performance though because we don’t perform. Our hit single is called Labiaplasty–look it up. And shop The Webster here.
  • CupcakesOMG!

    i know that's a vinyl skirt in the second picture. i just know it.


  • Roxanna

    LOVE the Laquan Smith skirt!! Great shots 🙂

    xx Roxanna

  • Lucia Petruchová

    I love the second outfit so much! And the one of your lady friend at first picture 🙂


  • Pip

    I love all 3 outfits! I am definitely a huge fan of that skirt! You look great! xx


  • Styling Black

    wish I could have been there…

  • diana jacome

    Great meeting you!!! xx

  • Mary



    Maria Onorio

  • Bri

    Love these photos.
    You look amazing!

  • WearAbouts

    i love every single look to pieces! <3

  • Dani

    love the Proenza Schouler look and I dig the Stella McCartney mani sneaking her way into the first pic 🙂


  • Domonique Wilson

    You look fabulous in all three outfits…however the second is a personal fave 🙂


  • adrienne jane

    ahhh! i love that you used our term "miami visitor face"! hope you like your bracelet, thank you for coming to see us all!!!

  • Lia

    that blue skirt is amazing!!!

    Glass of Fashion

  • kaitlyntru

    The second shot is my favorite outfit. That skirt is awesome in that material!

  • Collections

    Love these outfits, particularly the first one.


  • Lindsey Suggs

    That skirt is killer. Love it with the PS top and shoes.

  • Anonymous

    It is "past" weekend not "passed" weekend..

  • Taylor Gray

    I have those Proenza booties as well if you want to check them out on my fashion blog please do!!!

  • Isabella Smulders

    I especially love the secondo outfit, that skirt is just awesome!

  • Man Repeller

    …and I call myself a writer. Epic fuck up

  • Girlie Blogger

    I like the yellow skirt, and your New York State o' mind.

  • Serea

    Second picture is Amazing!! love that skirt!!

  • xxM

    I love the length of that yellow skirt! And I'm interested to know how comfortable that plastic one was was hmmmm


  • Mary

    Love how you two rock both those skirts in the first shot! Love!
    Not sure how malleable for movement the plastic electric blue one is/was… but great color!

  • Genie

    Labiaplasty? Lol, I love the blue skirtle with the red purse! Super cool!


  • Donna

    All of your outfits are gorgeous, and although the skirt in the 2nd photo is amazing, I'm in love with your jacket in the first!

  • Eliane

    HOLY GMAN leandra that second outfit is my favorite ! i just fell off my chair over it

  • Ría

    I love the blue skirt! You look fantastic with all the outfits.

  • Jennifer

    wowww, i want a plastic skirt. x

  • The PvdH Journal

    The Laquan Smith skirt is incredible!

  • The little world of fashion

    All your outfit are great!! I want your dressing!

  • Twins

    Love your second look with the "plastic" (?) blue skirt!!
    In fact, I love your style, totally crazy with fun colors!! I hope like your personality!?!

    Love from Monaco xx

  • Sheena

    I want some plastic! Or at the very least some resin dipped fabric. x

  • Anonymous

    Watch all the great spring/summer campaigns!

  • Monse Fuentes

    i love the yellow maxi skirt!


  • Nuar

    I know Ermanno Scervino personally, and nowadays, he is one of the most amazing designers!! Thank you so much for showing a creation of him!! I love the Proenza shoes, too!
    XOXO, María José

  • Carmo

    i love your outfits! you never fail 🙂

  • Holly

    Love all three looks- especially loving that yellow skirt!

  • Urban Nester

    Your incredible outfits never seize to amaze me.


  • mycloset

    Ahhhhh! I want the skirt on the 2nd pic!! Pleaaaase Santa, come back! 🙂

  • textilefile

    Your like a mini Anna Della Russo….Love all the outfits

  • Audrey (hkittygirl)

    I love how your second outfit is both polished and colorful! ^^

  • Sweet Indigo Road

    i love the two skirts 🙂

  • Bougiehippie

    That second outfit is your best of all time!

  • Her Persona
  • Liz

    i thought the mannequin in the first pic was a person and i was like "where is her head?!?!" lol

  • Izzaura

    love the jacket & necklace on the first look; and definitely love your skirt on the second look! your style rocks!! ♥

    xoxo, izzaura

  • Gypsy_Riot

    There are many things fabulous in this world, and you darling are one of them <3 can we be blog buddies? k. great. thanks :-p

  • Accessories Anonymous

    Loving everything about Saturday! Need those proenza shoes asap

  • elclubdelamoda

    That's beautiful…. I love this blog. I follow you

    Kiss =)


    Love your outfits

  • Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle

    Love all the outfits, but especially the plastic skirt! I had a kenzo one really similar–don't know what happened to it. Hope you had fun!
    xo mary jo

  • M

    IN LOVE with your second look. I want one!!!

    <3 from San Francisco

  • Katie

    lovely as usual. oh those shoes…

    instead of an elephant

  • Vasilieva

    adore that blue skirt, super awesome looks as always

  • Clémence

    Your time there seemed good fun! You might be exhausted now in NY!

    Get some good rest and spoil us with more amazing stylezzzzzz!


  • Mary

    WOw!BOth skirts are so forgeous! I like your fisrt look so much!

  • Amuna

    amazing red bag!! you look fabulous!
    ♥ Amuna


  • jas

    i LOVE that plastic skirt

  • Ruth

    The Opening Ceremony skirt is making me dribble! Seriously, the colour and the print – just everything! Shame it's £145….

  • I Z A B E L A
  • Romina C.

    Love the look as always!

    x Romi

  • Carolina Sundell

    I love love that blue patent skirt!

  • Anonymous

    i'm always amazed by how well you combine colors in your outfit! i think it would be lovely if you do a post about YOUR color theory 😉

  • takeachicpill

    the second outfit with the Laquan Smith skirt is absolutely fab!!

  • Pagan Baby

    The second skirt is so funny!

    I've opened a shop at Etsy, xoxo

  • The Vintage Scene

    You should discuss the fact that in the second photo your hair does all the repelling for you. Agreed?

  • Man Repeller

    Guess it flew right over my head, pun intended…

  • Anonymous

    love the shoulder peeking out with ruffle in ur last look!

  • Laura

    You are one strange woman, love you for it.

  • currently craving

    The skirt, the Laquan Smith skirt. TO.DIE.FOR.

  • Karissa

    I absolutely love both skirts – the yellow maxi and the Laquan – gorgeous and just man repelling enough!

  • Jennifer

    That blue skirt is awesome! Is it leather?

    xo Jennifer

  • M

    i love the blue skirt!!