Getter vs Repeller, The Tent

Leandra Medine | March 8, 2012
Earlier this week I posted the first of a Paris Fashion Week recap that zoned in the collections that resonated most with my bones. I ended it with a look at my favorite of the loot: Kenzo and mentioned that it had been dubbed such because, for summary sake, while many designers face the problem of meaningfully creating high fashion lust worthy collections that still maintain an element of attainability without feeling manufactured for the sole purpose of saleability, Kenzo does not. The sentiment was a sort of follow up to another look at Kenzo that dropped earlier this season, which now leads me to the below.
Kenzo dress, Maison Martin Margiela shoes. Three tone tent dress, one of which (tones) coyly manifesting under the thigh. Underthigh! When I looked at these photos after Naomi had shot them, all I could think was: gosh, my compass of repelling vs. getting is becoming manipulated by a deep rooted reluctance to pay attention to the latter. This is, as a social experiment harvested by the man behind the repeller mandated, a boner crusher. Not necessarily because of the dress even though it does read sack inspired skydiving device, but because, you see, there are eyelashes strapped to my toes. In any case, for the sake of sticking to what my editorial calendar said today would bring, figure this a getter of the most offensive sort. Now imagine what will happen when I layer.
Uniqlo jacket, Sandro blouse, Paige jeans, Alexander Wang shoes.

And without offering a close look at the individual process of the piling, voila. Striped blouse, ripped jeans under dress, mens utility jacket over dress, and everyone’s favorite high end dust busters taken to the foot make the aforementioned man wish he were never born. And that’s it, that’s what today will offer you.


    simple look! love the layering!

    xo, Tina

  • Anonymous
  • welcome to my jungle

    I always enjoy your layering!!!



  • Man Repeller

    Thank you.

  • Lori

    L –

    Read this article on the Knoy issue. Very interesting and it IS crazy the power of social media.


  • Lia

    This outfit is perfect for camping. especially those pom pom shoes.

    Glass of Fashion

  • TripsTreasures

    Hmm I love the colors of the dress, but the shape really isn't flattering
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  • Neijah

    Love the Alexander Wang fur balls!

    But on a more serious note, it really is amazing that this Kony issue in Uganda has taken social media by storm!


  • Masquerade

    Those shoes are just plain awesome! Thank you for posting about Kony. It's crucial that everybody sees it!

  • matchalattewardrobe

    Love the texture contrasts.

  • Mary

    oh,Wangs!fantastic! Love the dress and layers-so you!

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  • Anonymous

    I love love your blog, but I'm hoping after reading that article you'll consider removing the KONY thing? It is getting mixed reviews, and seems to have a few troublesome aspects (like… that particular charity does not provide standard audit documentation on how it spends donations kind of troublesome?).

  • nadja

    love the layering!

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  • modelovers

    Your Look is awesome!


  • Estherina

    Love both looks. You have such a talent for pulling together outfits.

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  • monkeyshines ♥

    fun layering!


  • Blue Blinds

    I love how the red of the shoes tie in nicely with the red underlining of the dress….very subtle, yet bold at the same time…

  • Natali

    Love this! First outfit is my more favorite one.
    You're so sweet!

  • Chrissy

    Love those MMM shoes! I am currently coveting them. Those A. wang sandals always remind me of "bedroom" shoes, but you wear them well. 🙂

  • Lawrence !!!

    GOD – I remember when women used to wear jeans under dresses…notta good look but kindof goes in this outfit (or maybe your the only one that can pull it off)

  • Man Repeller

    I ammended. Did you see?

  • Collections

    I'm liking the dress, very cute.

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  • Anonymous

    One of these days could you offer a tutorial on how to get such a great, messy center part. Do you back comb at all? Or use any products? I'm dying to know.

  • Sofia Lascurain

    love the dress!!!
    xx s

  • Living Mannequin

    Every time you incorporate those shoes into a photo I die! They're almost too good.

    -Living Mannequin

  • Designer Clothing Online

    Still loving your shoes!! We so want a pair!!

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  • Man Repeller

    You should use Bumble and Bumble's surf spray. Kind gives your hair this beachy texture that makes it easily to style however you want. Rub your hands through scalp and it stays all messy and shit!

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  • Sophia Callahan

    1. love the new banner, does it come with a spaceship?
    2. yay kenzo and its goodies, love the tritones!
    3. i really love how you mentioned kony and the power of social media, thoughtful

  • Rob

    The Simona's!


  • Sharon

    Nice layering!

    And I still love those shoes so much.

  • Raspberry and Rouge

    Cute!! XO

  • Meganne

    I actually loved the first draft, I like the tent meets high fashion look, but the overkill layering added to the second draft definitly brings out the "repel" in "man repeller".
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  • WearAbouts

    i think you've captured the "man-repelling" essence in this outfit! I LOOOVE it! 🙂
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  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Love that dress and it looks great on you in both ways!

  • La Petite Olga

    Perfect layering! Love it!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • servinupstyle

    Every single post is just amazing. I love that Kenzo dress!
    Also, thanks to you, I have started Repelling at the high school level.
    I mean, who says teenagers can't repel?

  • Kate

    Absolutely love the red peeking out underneath! Amazing layering, love the short sleeved jacket!

  • Lydia

    I love seeing that you haven't lost your mojo. The mix of furry shoes and utility wear has to send any man running.

    And I just noticed you updated your header!! I was like, that spoon dress is FW 12!! And that's new Balenciaga!!! Balenciaga and Mary Katrantzou were two of my favorites this year.

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  • ~Cleo~

    love both looks but because i am a repeller at heart i have to go with the secound look. the shoes in both picture are just super cute love them.

  • Joana Sá

    So cool dear! Love your smile

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  • BougieHippie

    Not too shabby.

  • Michelle of Chellbellz

    I won't even get started, but i'm glad you posted that More harm than good post because i work for the government, and I keep up on current events that most people don't this is a tangled weave, the video was tear jerker but i didn't care who his "i'm your savior and here to help you tone"

    Anywho I loveee the tent skirt, and i feel like the getter version is still a repeller, even with a jacket added, Love the first pair of shoes and swoon every time i see them on my tumblr or on another blog.

  • Balade sauvage

    han! the Kenzo dress!!! i see it to Opening Ceremony
    i LOOOVE it!

    love from france

  • Tone

    so simple, but lovely!

  • Audrey

    the first look is my favorite 😉

  • Anonymous

    love both looks

  • Anonymous

    I would never think to wear that dress in a man repeller way. Fantastic!

  • Katherine

    Love the dress! Such a cute cut.

  • Suse

    the parka jacket is just adorable and it suits you so well!


  • elotroladodelarmario

    Lovely dress! 😉

  • Designer Clothing Online

    Great dress! Looks cool with a pair of jeans too. Oh and those shoes!!! We say it every time!

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  • Decadefour

    Gives new meaning to the french maid attire.

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  • WhimsicalMe

    The tent dress is a man repeller by itself, right? It’s reminiscent of a brown sack hanging on the human form; the difference is that this “sack” (tent) has lovely hues.

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  • toptan su aritma cihazlari

    cool dresses!!

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