Getter vs Repeller, The Tent

by Leandra Medine
March 8, 2012
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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.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 TINACIOUS ME

    simple look! love the layering!

    xo, Tina
    http://WWW.TINACIOUS.ME

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

    I always enjoy your layering!!!

    xo

    Dani

    http://www.welcometomyjungle.com

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

    Thank you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12536467202395855792 Lori

    L –

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

    http://thatneedstogo.tumblr.com/post/18907388408/kony-2012-causing-more-harm-than-good

    Lori
    glorioffood.com

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

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

    xx
    Glass of Fashion

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

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

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net
    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com 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!

    xoxo,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://stylelobster.com Masquerade

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

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

    Love the texture contrasts.

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 Mary

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

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

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

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

    love the layering!

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

    Your Look is awesome!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

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

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

    Step into Estherina's World

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

    fun layering!

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02339942952967960989 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…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali

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

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • http://adahliavolk.com 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. :)

    adahliavolk.com

  • http://eclecticuniform.typepad.com 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)

    http://eclecticuniform.co.uk

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

    I ammended. Did you see?

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

    I'm liking the dress, very cute.

    Shoppalu Leather Jacket Giveaway

  • 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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18152385193630671857 Sofia Lascurain

    love the dress!!!
    xx s
    http://www.my-philosophie.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12948045329625850714 Living Mannequin

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

    -Living Mannequin

    http://www.livingmannequin.blogspot.com

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

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

    Womens Clothing Online

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00299122556052180596 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173800024702128610 Rob

    The Simona's!

    —–FlatLined—–

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

    Nice layering!

    And I still love those shoes so much.

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

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

    Cute!! XO

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00980670863346611503 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".
    Material Fixations

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

    i think you've captured the "man-repelling" essence in this outfit! I LOOOVE it! :)
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    Follow me on CHICTOPIA

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

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

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

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

    Perfect layering! Love it!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com 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?
    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16645816083163618975 Kate

    Absolutely love the red peeking out underneath! Amazing layering, love the short sleeved jacket!
    http://www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09726218228832336399 Montes Y Mills

    LOVE IT BOTH WAYS, BUT THE FIRST LOOK IS MY FAVORITE!!! X

    GLAD YOU ARE BACK!

    montes Y mills

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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00041296079873622317 Joana Sá

    So cool dear! Love your smile

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://anorexicescapades.com BougieHippie

    Not too shabby.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18172288238848126782 Balade sauvage

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

    love from france
    jade
    http://baladesauvage.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.tone.femell.no Tone

    so simple, but lovely!

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

    love both looks

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07874780103112456765 Katherine

    Love the dress! Such a cute cut.
    -Katherine
    http://fashionablyawkwardr.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15956618741805443020 Suse

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

    xxx
    suse

    vintageously.blogspot.com

  • http://elotroladodelarmario.blogspot.com/ elotroladodelarmario

    Lovely dress! ;)

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

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

    Mens Clothing Online

  • Decadefour

    Gives new meaning to the french maid attire.

  • Avuki

    LOVE THOSE FOOFIES ON YOUR FEET ;)

  • 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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