From the Windows at Saks

by Leandra Medine
March 18, 2012
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Well, I’m home. And one of the great things I learned about Texas on my SXSW excursion may answer a question loads of you have posed re: repelling in severe heat. The answer is, wear whatever the shit you want. Bikini, naked, denim underwear, nothing can save your head from the perils of frizz you didn’t know not even keratin treatments can repel. It’s like looking at hair that has been in perpetual state of electrocution and then feeling weird that it’s on your head. Fun, really. And now for the window I stood inside in cahoots with Saks and Christian Louboutinto celebrate a certain red sole’s birthday last Thursday.

Celebrations typically call for makeshift hats made from stool cushions and so that’s what is happening here. Scattered around me, capsule collection shoesthat look great paired with one another but even better mix-n-matched.

Whoops, band-aid fail. I’m only human, people. And back to the sentiment attached to standing inside a window: it’s like being trapped in a small dollhouse with little to no air circulation while people watch you try things on and snap photos, and you say funny things but no one can hear you so you laugh and they don’t and all the sudden you feel like you’re back at square A: a place where you’d practice bad jokes that were actually quite good on anyone who’d listen and…crickets.

The crowd goes wild.
Just kidding, they don’t, they just stand dumbfounded wondering why there’s a lady in a window spreading her arms in homage to the return of Titanic to the big screen. In things that do, however, go wild: my FUPA. It is, after all, wearing McQueen.

Then the party ends and I have my hash tag Carrie Bradshaw moment in layers and layers of sartorial mille-feuille, waiting for a Russian man to collect me for dinner only to fall asleep. I have a hunch about that particular Russian man going back to that fancy hotel quite early, seeing the jet-lagged freak in a dress so big, the lines of flotation device vs. clothe are heavily skewed, and running the other way. I’ll save the rest of this theory for another time though. Enjoy more Louboutin paraphanalia here.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08058202326732813221 Rachel

    ultra glam. i love it <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16727139403656024808 Rola

    It is wonderful you got to be part of the red sole celebration! I agree ppl should wear whatever they want and express themselves!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15057101385427278906 The little world of fashion

    The lady in the window is really cool ;) Love your shoes!
    x

  • Lauraa

    what nail polish is that?

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

    Looks like you had so much fun! It's great that you get to do these types of things! :D

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

    gorgeous heels!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05995668139220890935 ASHLEY ERICA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10962934188576898155 Katie

    so much fun! although i would feel incredibly awkward

    xx
    instead of an elephant

  • http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com Top Moumoute

    Looks very fun…and everyone needs at least one Carry Bradshaw moment ;)

    http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00958740509048507614 Monse Fuentes
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Homage to Titanic!! Classic! Your bandaid looks very nice against your fancy heels ;)

    The Quiet Spaces

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com servinupstyle

    Ah!!! I wanted to go so badly but my Mom wouldn't let me skip a day of school!
    Hopefully there will be other opportunities…

    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

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

    I love how random people are taking your picture and your just standing there, unfazed. Also, the bandaid made me smile. I sometime forget your not some super human with incredibly good looks and good dress :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Follow me on CHICTOPIA

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08884059388253684523 Estherina

    The shoes are fantastic!

    Step into Estherina's World

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11611262542083709312 StyleAnchor

    This was so much fun!! I have photos and even wrote up a little about seeing you in the window at Saks — http://www.hearceespeak.com/2012/03/repelling-men-at-saks-fifth-avenue.html

    Love these photos!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07663366336667326891 wmbg.

    love the shoes, of course.
    and your fupa is the most premature fupa ever.

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

    AMAZING. Band aid fail was the first thing I noticed and genuinely made me chuckle. This looks fun though.

  • http://www.anthologycollection.blogspot.com.au/ Anthology Collection

    Loved this post! Very funny, and the shoes are amazing!

    http://www.anthologycollection.blogspot.com.au/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m

    you are super funny!! and you look stunning as always ..xo

    http://www.aroundlucia.com
    http://www.aroundlucia.com

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

    I think amidst all the diffrent man repelling techniques shown on this blog, the band aid has to be the winner, no?
    Material Fixations

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10431646916294089600 Kelly Malka

    ohh my the bow loubs are tooooo amazing! love it

    http://whatthekittydraggedin.blogspot.com

  • http://www.phoandchips.com Bridgid

    Haha love it, you always look like you're having so much fun :) That dress at the end looks amazing too! great job ;)

    http://www.phoandchips.com

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

    wow I wishhh I saw this!! so awesome.

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

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

    The band-aid is priceless.

    http://www.littleredbook-thatshaute.blogspot.com
    @littleredbookxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12243213003924614648 .

    I imagine it would be a little weird being in a window display at first! How awesome though. I love that dress at the end, and all of the shoes made me drool.

    http://www.currently-craving.blogspot.com

  • http://indecisemarise.wordpress.com maryse

    very beautiful shoes !!

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Oh the shoes are awesome!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01925372663341626318 3 MAIGLÖCKCHEN

    love it, looks like a lot of fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14865093265184982963 christina

    Oh acronyms. Love the toe polish dude! xxx

    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15848228991056695673 Raspberry and Rouge

    Cool dude!! Lovely week! XO Rebecca

    http://raspberry-rouge.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01204052275819356588 Fashion Recession

    I love this post and all the things that you are wearing, especially that legging where you are spreading your titanic arms haha!!

    All<3Lola

    http://www.fashionrecession.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    You are funny ! I really do wonder what the people on the other side of the window were thinking…

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net
    new outfit post

  • http://runningintherainn.blogspot.com.es/ Serea

    Love, love, love……so funny pictures and nice!!!

    http://runningintherainn.blogspot.com.es/

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

    These pics are awesome! I totally got a little insight on how you must have felt, standing there while being watched and pointed fingers at. Like a pretty Zoo animal ;) Combining those two heels, what a great idea! Luckily the heel height was the same though, otherwise it probably would have caused you to laugh even harder, without anyone knowing why. And the last picture, of that dress, WOW.

    http://cookiescoffeecouture.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17847162552898441171 nadja

    love it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13167676798138828854 Lolita in the Mix

    How cool you got to stand in the window! Whoop whoop!

    Xoxo

    Lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

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

    I agree with you on that: they are even better mix-n-matched!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    amazing!
    <3

    FASHION PHILOSOPHY
    http://www.fashionphilosophy.net

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

    amazing shoes!!!! love this post!!
    http://bonnieclydemarni.blogspot.com/

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

    wow, these shots are awesome. such an awesome experience i guess, hope you had fun girl

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18214507377848829526 Cappuccino frío
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09992993979200400606 Clémence

    Leandra Only Human ??!!! NOOOOOO WAYYYY !

    Ahahah! It looks like you had so good fun in this window trying those amaaaaazing shows. The first pair looks fabulous!

    Did you leave with them?? If not, did you cry a little bit when you left?

    Xx

    http://murmureparis.wordpress.com/

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

    i love this post is so funny !!!

    http://unefillelamodedesaddictions.blogspot.fr/

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

    Amazing post! You looked great and love that picture with you in the window :D
    So funny!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

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

    LOL you're so funny I can't get over it. That last shot is so Sex and the City.

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://www.dressedwell.co.uk Designer Clothing Online

    Great dress! We love the shoes!!

    Womens Clothing Online

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

    I love the jacket you're wearing in the first picture!

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

    Marc by Marc Jacobs friendship bracelet giveaway on my blog!

  • http://www.russiansanonymous.com Diana

    is there a video of the entire presentation? want to see!!! show show show!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07279516877124783976 Mackenzie

    Beautiful! How fun!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337215241014513320 Sage

    your posts always make me laugh so hard! and that's rare, for a fashion blog. that seems like such a cool experience, getting to be a human mannequin. the clothes are beautiful!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00299122556052180596 Sophia Callahan

    sounds like a big party in the window! haha seems like you had a great time! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    hahah i really can't imagine many things weirder than standing in a fish bowl of a window for a few hours especially with all of those tourists! but the shoes are gorgeous!
    in dramatic fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04436154666278746357 lauren at sequined sprinkles.

    the pink tulle dress reminds me of an exploding flamingo in a good way.

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

    I love your jakcet!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173800024702128610 The Antifash

    HAHAHA! I love the lady's face behind you to the left in the photo with your arms spread… Was that a victory dance of sorts for being able to get those boots on? A few more inches and they would be in the V danger zone YIKES!

    I predict that cushion hats will be all the rage next season, I mean look at those Balenciaga hats. Cray cray, but in a chic kinda way, the very definition of Man Repelling.

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

    Wow this is hilarious, only you would do something like this. Obviously all of your outfits are bomb dot com. Such a great idea.

    Joliemacherie

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

    The shoe in the last photo is gorgeous!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05555716734084058815 ~Cleo~

    Looks like so much fun just hangin in the window of saks but truthfully i would have gooton bored after a minute short attention span over here

    http://etantmoi.blogspot.com/
    http://etantmoi.blogspot.com/
    http://etantmoi.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09383840833706569858 Ella

    beautiful shoes! i don't think i've ever seen a pair of louboutins that i didn't like! :)

  • http://www.blog.thekinas.com Bettina

    hahaha that last photo is hilarious!

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

    hahah great. The carrie bradshaw moment looks awesome.

    Collections

  • http://www.splendidlittlethrills.blogspot.com Splendid Little Thrills

    The shoes and you my dear, look ammmazzing!!! Love the Carrie tulle reference, bc I just re-watched said episode last night. Wasn't Carrie so ahead of the game with that ombre hair!

  • http://fuzzyspark.polyvore.com/ Starpicker

    I love your white dress and the clear sandals!!!! You are blessed and so lucky!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17437605523067624099 Marissa E.

    I do love this post and your always-entertained prose and your enviable style and especially love that you had your Carrie Bradshaw tulle-layered moment in the window of Saks. But am I the only one that wants to know more about the Russian man? He is THAT man? The one we're all dying to get the details on? Will he ever be introduced to us? Will you retire soon and start a mommy blog? Am I becoming obnoxious in an attempt to be witty? hashtag yes.

    kluvyoubye

    xo

    ps. a very sincere (through late) congratulations on your engagement. seriously though, that is super awesome and super exciting and you wedding is going to more buzzed about than the Royal's was. for real.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18287961718196623148 Susie

    Love the shoes! May I ask what nail polish is on your toes? Grazie!

  • http://www.igennie.net/microsoft-windows-support.html Windows Support

    Nice post…

  • Christina

    So now you know firsthand that Texas is the perfect man repelling state! Especially in July.. 

    Christina aka sweaty man-repelling Texan, bohemianwild.blogspot.com

  • umar

    Cerita Dewasa

    Numero Uno… http://umarilmi.blogspot.com

  • Dania

    I like her shoes.

    tram huong

  • http://www.digiscrapcafe.com/ Sojournstar

    Yep, Love the shoes!

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