From Avenue

by Leandra Medine
March 3, 2012
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Rodarte t-shirt, Thakoon mullet skirt, MR x DANNIJO necklace. Something surreal happened this week when I found my freaky face on the cover of Avenue Magazine‘s Best Dressed New Yorker issue. I’m standing on the cover behind a title that says “The Man Repeller says I Do,” ostensibly referring to my accepting an engagement proposal months ago though the truth of the matter is, I haven’t said I do. I said I will. I will, people. Will. In any case, it was cool. Partly because I had a great time working with photographer friend Aram Bedrossian whose got a penchant for getting down really far onto the ground, becoming one with the pavement and shooting shots from weird angles, and mostly because while styling myself in outfits so characteristically me, I’ve probably lost all credibility as an authoritative voice of eclectic fashion. The fact of this matter is I don’t wear much else other than that which is outlined above and below. Enjoy some outtakes from the shoot at large here.
At left: Equipment blouse, Armani pants, Alaia shoes. At right: Carven jacket, LaQuan Smith skirt, Only Hearts biker shorts. The only cold day this winter provided found me sitting in a flimsy treated silk blouse on a sidewalk in the meatpacking district. I feared my nipples may detach from breast but alas, they did not, and in the event it started to rain, I’m glad to report right photo proves my nether regions would have stayed dry. So much symbolism in that sentiment–every man repeller needs a plastic skirt to ensure their nether regions stay perpetually dry too.

At left: Marchesa dress, The Kooples denim blouse, Rebecca Minkoff motorcycle jacket, Louis Vuitton python sandals. At right: Elizabeth & James jacket, Proenza Schouler t-shirt, BLK Denim jeans, Isabel Marant sneakers, Proenza Schouler purse. I call this one, “Exercise.” Ta da, the end.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08493078350123391270 Sandra

    The Isabel Marant sneakers are amazing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07223258500634535006 welcome to my jungle

    Congrats! You deserve it cause you're amazing!

    - Dani

    http://www.welcometomyjungle.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    So edgy ! I love your universe and the way you wear clothe !!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04711180231710368439 Aishe – Cloud Nine

    Seriously one of the funniest blogs I read – your 'plastic skirt' sentiment is gold!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00327583752787289125 Scallywag

    I didn't realise you'd got engaged. In the last time-starved month I tended to click on your posts, hungrily absorb all the photos, then leave again, but congrats! I see theres a lot o' old controversy about it online but hey- Haters Gonna Hate.

    To be honest I dont really see what the fuss is about, Man Repelling is more an ideology than an actual factoid so who cares if you sometimes joked about no man going near you? When I dress Man-Repellingly the sig other is still with me, you know, he still likes me, but he definitely finds it CURIOUS. Surely man repelling is more about how high fashion is almost exclusively loved and coveted by women? Obviously I dont know your take on it but thats my two cents.

    Also, that plastic skirt makes me ache with need to own it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai

    Gorgeous ensembles and your wardrobe is magnifique!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00980670863346611503 Meganne

    I read that article online only yesterday and was sort of puzzled by the mention that some readers had taken the very name of your blog so seriously they had gotten upset when you turned out not to be so man repelling yourself. Huh? The title is to be taken as a statement of fashion, not as a command! You aren't on the web activly trying to discourage women to get men with the help of harem pant. Anyway, loved the article, and the pictures that came with!
    Material Fixations

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    congrats on this spread, it's amazing and so are youuu!!!

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  • http://www.saniaclaus.chic.se SANIA CLAUS DEMINA

    aww, congratulations! that's wonderful :)

    I ADORE the photos and ensembles!
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 Tina

    congrats on the engagement and being featured in the mag!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02397936925020455564 Benedicte MAGEN

    lovely and funny post !!

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  • http://anitabjohansson.blogg.se Anita BJ

    Congratulations!
    And I believe my three year old son is becoming a fan of yours…: http://anitabjohansson.blogg.se/2012/march/besmyckad.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345225002773583958 Sabina

    That is so great about the Best Dressed New Yorker feature. Congrats! And those photos are fab, especially the one with the tutu skirt and the high kick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12620348448318895844 Miss M.

    You're incredible! Best sense of style and of humor!

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

    Congrats on the spread and your engagement! Who's the lucky man? :3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03089076849435313348 Lessie

    you are so fab

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Love Love Love these Pics! Congrats!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    You look incredible! This is a remarkable feature that captures you so beautifully. Incredibly happy for you on your engagement. x

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    adorable captures!

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

    congrats! you do absolutely deserve best dressed :)

    Collections

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    WOW that is such an incredible honor!! I LOVE that neon skirt thing you have on!

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://freja-june.blogspot.com/ Freja June

    You are my posing blogger queen!!!

    greetings from Berlin
    Freja June

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  • http://statementblog.com Stephanie

    You look amazing! They would have been fools NOT to include you :)

  • Anonymous

    pretty much obsessed with these pictures, you look AMAZING! the outfits are stunning and so are you!
    -Katie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03144510812991857506 mary louise

    gorgeous outfits. you definitely deserved to be named one of the best dressed!

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

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

    My first thought here was how beautiful you look in the first photo. My second thought was, what???? You're engaged??? Why I have not heard this? You have done a good job keeping this under wraps. I had convinced myself you did not even go on dates because your amazing fashion powers had a repelling radius of ten NY city blocks. Well, a small part of me will be said to see you married off into Man Propeller status, but I am also very happy for you! I agree with the commenter way up there somewhere you said you deserve it– and I am referring to your engagement as well as your magazine feature.

    You look gorgeous, and your style is always a source of inspiration, as is the entire concept of your blog.

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

    PS after doing some research, I see you (cryptically) announced your engagement here months ago. Where the hell was I?

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    Narley spread!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    that neon skirt is killllerrrr….and congrats on the engagement! haters gon hate, but us loyal to you are SO HAPPY FOR YOU! :) you deserve it for sure…any man would be lucky to have you! :)
    Rory
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09174635508282439492 Olivia
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00609450754330435969 peaches

    That striped top is saying to me…find me and buy me…and I will. Loved that look!

    http://www.dymeintheruff.com

  • Anonymous

    I can't believe people have been getting mad at you because you're engaged. Some people are so ridiculous. I'm happy for you, I hope he's a good guy!

  • http://www.thekinas.com Bettina

    Amazing skirt! Congrats on the engagement, I can't believe some people don't get the tongue in cheek of man repeller! I mean hello, whether we're married, in a relationship or single, as fashionista's we all wear man repelling outfits from time to time, it's inevitable!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01406688056052163694 Mary

    I LOVE THE SECOND LOOK…YOU'RE ALWAYS AMAZING!!! ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THAT I KNOW !!!

    PS. what's your job?
    I'm so curios!

    MUCH LOVE FROM ITALY
    Maria Onorio
    http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    You are such an inspiration to all of us at FIDM! It has been so fascinating to watch your rise to the top! hope to work with you someday :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17847162552898441171 nadja

    wow congratulations! love your style so much!!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06082917538862403026 Allegra

    oh gosh, that's huge!

  • http://indecisemarise.wordpress.com maryse

    j'aime beaucoup les photos !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12634956844727009073 Uschi Ronnenberg

    Smashing!

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

    Well besides this mistake you look amazing on those pics!
    xxx

  • http://royalquartz.com TJ

    You look great in these pics. I especially like the black strappy shoes and the red heels.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    sometimes it seems like you get dressed like a little girl playing with her mama's clothes! and I really love the way you play with clothes…

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  • http://lillasface.tumblr.com/ lilla

    I love that you look kinda serious in some pics. sometimes we need this part of your personality too :) thanks

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04422962787266819210 Fiorenza

    wow!!congrats!!you deserve it!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02745635428704591184 Femke.

    You're style is so amazing, no wonder you're best dressed! ;) <3.. Love all these outfits! :D

    XOXFEMKE.
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03314846709272554358 Annie

    congrats on the article. I really liked the outfits that were published. especially that yellow skrit is super man repelling :)

    X, Annie
    anniewear.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Such a man repelling project! Lovely outfits and poses. Oh sorry, lovely is not man repelling, but wait, YAY those snapshots ARE cute!

    hop://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02163169631359243246 TeuntjeVDW

    You have an amazing style! Love you! xx.

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

    Gorgeous photos!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03063221716211782347 Marina

    I don't know which look i prefer…!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03770366655142898163 Sara Marie

    You look so cute! Love the photos…you were having so much fun, I can tell.

    ❤Sara
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11232967812548391557 Zuzankita✝K.

    love all of these photos :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09877870860874538528 Sabine

    Haha, a smile appeared on my face while reading this post. Congratulations on the article and the engagement!

    http://cookiescoffeecouture.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08281450496741897176 Anna

    Beautiful spread! Congratulations on your engagement, Im so happy for you!
    xxx
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  • http://liveuptoyourexpectations.wordpress.com/ liveuptoyourexpectations

    I SO love you Isabel Marant sneakers' look! Brilliant, to say the least.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08489431723836622914 Sarah

    you look cute and happy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16842689896254213491 Rubia Mala

    Loved your looks and your attitude!

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  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com servinupstyle

    First of all, congrats on your engagement, but also on this magazine feature! You look absolutely amazing and, as usual, your style is my number one source of fashion inspiration. Additionally, you are the blog/person that gave me the idea to start my own blog in the first place, so for that I owe you a huge thank you. Even though I'm only in high school, I convinced some of my friends way back to try and start dressing for themselves instead of wearing what they thought was going to get them a guy or even just impress other girls, and all of them told me that they felt so much more confident when wearing what they wanted to wear! Anyways, congrats again (I hope you read this since I practically worship you). Bye!

    -Hannah

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17119956511264906370 LOIS

    oh wow you looked really beautiful in these shots.
    Love Lois xxx

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  • http://twitter.com/bambiliciousss Bambam

    Uberrrr pretty! Congrats. u proved it that woman who repels still gets the man! Salute the man repeller! I LURVE CHUUUUU and looking forward to yur wedding pix! (in fact, to be at your wedding must be even better!)

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    You are seriously gorgeous! Your style, amazing!, and you make me smile…Thank you!

    Have the best weekend!

    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Love the picture with the equipment blouse. So pure!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08107223367018940482 Gabrielle

    Wow this is amazing! Congrats!! Love all the outfits :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Michelle of Chellbellz

    so i feel like LeQuan went up on the price of that skirt, but alas i get it, and i'm not 100% sure of that. Anywho congrats!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04021282310914900778 Belinda

    I love your blog!!! the second pic is terrific, that skirt is definitely something!!
    xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    I noticed that too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15223607525953986409 Kayla @ www.sealedwithakay.com

    You are fabulous! And it's about time other people realize it too (: Congrats!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05429809022803369394 Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    MR you are such a beauty and these photographs captured your "essence" perfectly! Can't wait to see what your little white dress will look like! Or will it too be lime green and made of plastic!? Epp! too excited
    xx

  • Edwina

    you know what, I went online and read some of the mean comments people left you about not following you because you lied about being engaged… whatever. your style is still the same amazing style it has been for the years you've been blogging and i think that's what really matters here. so congratulations, keep up the great blog, and I wish you the best of luck getting married (:

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034759757650110711 Xeana

    Congratulations!
    You have amazing outfits.

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  • Anonymous

    you are deliciously gorgeous!! love you style and writing…
    congrats on you upcoming nuptials

  • Aidan

    I am in love with your blog… your writing style…. just everything. Your awesome!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Mad For Fashion…For Less

    Love every single look and by the way congratulations on your wedding! Very excited and happy for you. ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04001570212680374620 Niki

    congrats! it's so cool to see a blogger get such a great feature.

    xx Niki from A Haute Mess

  • Meaghan

    These shots are absolutely fabulous. Congratulations!!

    Your blog and overall style is amazing. I love everything you stand for: independence, individuality and confidence, (all the Oprah shit), whether you're married or not.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625395273907490807 Gypsy_Riot

    incredible shots<3<3<3 your like the most amazing person ever! I want to be in magazines and do all the cool things your doing. xo alax

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16603701673468071750 LRB

    Can't wait to pick up the issue!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01226577526639703919 yesvincent

    Mmmm…those Alaia shoes are to die for!! Love the Armani pants too…very chic!

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    I love your blog and fashion sense! ;)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser

    The cover picture is so incredibly beautiful.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04647292176495586912 Audrey

    I love your blog, you are fabulous

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    Great personal style…well done!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14658315311257872809 hello, Friday

    That neon tahiti skirt is pretty major!! xoxo
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  • Anonymous

    how great are these pics!

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  • http://www.rodneybadger.tumblr.com Meg Christensen

    LOVE the Isabel Marant Pumped Up Kicks…reminiscent of better days, on the playground! Perfect!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09346174670019400042 Gavriela

    Love every single outfit, especially that in Marchesa dress.
    you look gorgeous!

    http://www.thefashionistaswardrobe.blogspot.com

  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com Neijah

    Congrats! This is awesome! I love that neon skirt!

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    Brilliant LaQuan Smith skirt. Love the whole outfit!

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  • http://theautumnissue.com Karissa

    Congrats, how fabulous! I love all of the looks of course.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06502998148007689018 Romina C.

    All the looks on your picture are cool and I love them. But the first picture is the one who strikes me the most. You look so nice and pure on it. This is one of my favorite of yours.

    x Romi
    http://blaastyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion

    Love these photos… Crazy as always :)))
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02081031343102656267 Haute Eyes

    Congrats on the engagement and the article!!

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  • http://candyandtreats.net Liesbeth (candyandtreats)

    Oh that Louis Vuitton python sandals picture is just golden! Congrats on the feature! :-D

  • http://fashionableteacher.onsugar.com FashionableTeacher

    I guess because I'm quite a bit older than you, I didn't like your blog. But after reading a few (okay alot) of your posts, I got it. I even went through the archives to your first post.
    You were basically writing about an idea not that you would be the poster child for repelling men. What I also read, either here or elsewhere, was not to take your snark (my words, not MR) seriously. I find this to be a humorous blog, yet, I recognize your knowledge of fashion.
    Keep doing what you're doing and congratulations on your engagement. Here's to a long, happy marriage. I've been married for 15 years. Even though most people that I meet say that I'm too young to to be married that long.

  • http://looksharpsconnie.blogspot.com/ Gabrielle

    So obsessed. Incredible blog–recognition well-deserved.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12831866973563182193 rhyajw

    These are such great photos! The lighting, your quirky poses, and of course, the clothes are stage 5 meltdown-worthy. The LaQuan Smith skirt has to be my favourite, a classic man repeller.

    joliemacherie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09387887588088233799 Lips N Stick

    Love the Alaia shoes!!! You know you look a little bit like Isabel Marant,,but younger! love your blog!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02767729169727962205 marysia reeves

    you look so pretty!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04887953751919921067 ardena rosa

    congratulations!! i loved the article, and i'm so happy to hear that even the "original man repeller" can seal the deal ;) enjoy all the preparations and festivities!

    xo
    ardena rose

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    I love your Armani pants and Alaias! Which Armani are they?

  • Anonymous

    I may or may not have slightly hyperventilated at the sight of those python sandals.

  • http://www.fabulousonabudget.com Mary Darling

    All these images are lovely but the first of you with the laptop is definitely my fav – nice to see another side. So soft and beautiful.

    You do good werk.

    xo

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  • anita

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