WW: Before It’s Too Late

Leandra Medine | March 19, 2012

Only at this point, I’m pretty sure it is in fact too late. But like I’ve said, mother nature is one bi-polar hooker. Today’s sixty-five and sunny could be tomorrow’s twenty-two and sleet. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, I have a fairly good idea on ways to infiltrate the sleet. Last week I ran into this woman who claims she’d given birth to me twenty three years ago. Let’s call her, “mom.” Amid the run in, before hello, she reprimanded me for wearing white jeans so far before Memorial Day. I was confused, that’s an antiquated rule only silly sleepyheads still abide by and this woman is no silly sleepyhead so I got to thinking about boundaries and what have you. The way I see it, some of you freaks may take that Labor Day junk fairly seriously too but figure this: fashion is one of the only places in our lives we’re not absolutely forced to live by constraints of some sort and so whichever of these have been bestowed upon us should theoretically have no choice but to forfeit their power and let us do what we do, enter this post, the Man Repeller, etc.

Toward the end of New York Fashion Week, I’d been having this urge to give a try to something Thakoon mastered a couple seasons back: the Ballerina that wears white. Everything down to tights, covered in which. I assessed this craving and looked to the recent runways where in one train of thought I counted Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang and even J. Mendel in a non-wedding related capacity, who’d all tested the notion of sweeping winter white on their runways. Spring is all about the white shoe and it seems next Fall will take that sentiment up a few literal notches and so in a very pre-mature salute to just that, here’s this.

Oh my god, orthopedic wear, eureka! Oscar de la Renta jacket, 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, Hue tights, Thakoon x Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Standing on a terrace twenty-six stories high with none other than camera lady Naomi Shon, here’s a little bit of white on a canvas of whole-lot-o’fun. Unless you’re in Australia, where colder weather is soon to set in, lucky for you, us, whomever, it’s practically summer so you can toss out the tights and instead of wool crepe, substitute some linen. It’s magic part two, really. MaGiC.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 .Tinacious Me

    you look great in all white!
    xo, Tina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15886192242058874096 MFW-BLOG.com

    I love it!!!
    There's always an excuse to wear an all-white outfit! And you are right about mother nature 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00691064436394666416 T E X T U R E

    hahah wow, bipolar hooker!
    Every time I read your blog I always wonder why the world is so unfair in that I do not have the pleasure of knowing someone like you…with your sense of humor. Oye!

    Any who, I love the all white look this season. I have been searching all over for the perfect all white sartorial statement. I think you pulled this off so beautifully.

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

    WHITE WHITE WHITE. wish i knew you in real life…i need someone to make me laugh like you do! 🙂
    also, the style inspiration would be a big help 🙂
    Follow me on CHICTOPIA

  • http://www.thefashioncloud.com FashionCloud

    it actually looks quite magical with the back drop. But I am afraid white tights are just something I can't do, expect if I am running around on stage with a tutu and pointes and even then you are better of in pink 🙂



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

    White is everywhere right now !


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

    love the all white outfit!!!!!

  • http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com anna

    love it, specially the tights! at the end, rules are made to be broken, right? (but let me tell you that in Spain we don't have that kind of rules, or at least is what i think…)


  • http://thelookandlisten.blogspot.com The L&L

    I totally agree! So many of us find artistic release in fashion….or what we wear to be more inclusive. Rules? There aren't too many surviving rules in 2012.



  • http://www.peoplewearfashion.com isaobeso

    I absolutely love white!! I've been wearing it A LOT lately!… I think this is a MAGICAL OUTFIT of yours!!… and a nice photo by Naomi… greetings!

    visit my blog PEOPLE WEAR FASHION

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



    Marc by Marc Jacobs friendship bracelet giveaway on my blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17166833784827024005 Sandro

    I love wearing all white. so beautiful


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01181778296037431963 TheMinx

    haha love this. you should tell this so-called "mom" person to join in on the anarchy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11100004305694169593 nataliya



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

    Magic would be the correct word!


  • Anonymous

    Potentially too late in Michigan. I'll roll around in my purple overalls instead.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06716633358996484398 Dressed4Success

    GENIAL! 😉

    Nuevo diseño de pestañas/menú en mi blog, seguro que te gusta!!;)

    Clodet Illustrations

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16715212347375528872 COMPOSITION TWO

    great outfit. I love the monochrome looks. this is a real fashion statement. and finally, the white is classic.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16537311233064601114 E.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06502998148007689018 Romina C.

    Love this total white look of yours!

    x Romi

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17982616557479621307 Mallory Nickels

    Are you only 23? Wow, you've done a lot in a short time! Kudos!

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

    When spring isn't coming to yoi, you have to go get it yourself! You look great and I love that dress!


  • http://anorexicescapades.com BougieHippie

    Are you really 23?

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

    amazing outfit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12583159040350224082 lateybirdy

    loving how you pulled off white on white.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06933090666730700519 Closeted Dreamer

    alright alright gotta bring out my spring outfits!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18401328031830797147 Strawberry Nuts

    The weather is changing every day …
    Love your outfit !

    Kiss Kiss

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    Wow I love your styles!



  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com Servin’ Up Style

    I love the all-white look!
    However, I'm pretty sure if I wore an all white outfit to my high school it would get cran-apple juice spilled on it in the cafeteria. #fashionobsessedteenagerproblems.



  • http://bit.ly/smokey_eyes Tisha Loves Smokey Eyes

    White pants are perfectly fabulous anytime of the year and you look fab in all white! That cracks me up that some lady off the street claimed to be your mother and then critized your pants! That is so random, lol!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04058590464057501550 patty and lo

    Omg, I am digging white on white on white on white….I just picked up a white blazer from Club Monaco that I want to wear over a white dress, but let's just say I am not the best person to be wearing all white. I'm gonna give it a go tho – you look fab. I need some sun before ne of the contributing wwhites to my outfit is my gams.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    Holy AWESOME! Love your ballerina chic!!!! That Oscar jacket is GORRRGEOUS and you look like perfection! Those heels too…WOWOWOWOWWOWO!!! Defn' need to see a close up of those puppies!! I love how Proenza did white with an athletic vibe to it..like a karate vibe! Do ya see it? or is it just me?!!!!! I NEEEED that whole look pronto! but I will only eat white coloured foods when wearing it or I will turn into a big table cloth if ya know what I mean! haha
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


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

    I did not know that silly rule was still in play! The spring summer season is going to be one of definite frustration for those who wanted to avoid white before labor day.
    Material Fixations

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09265424756577382337 Fashion R&D

    Wow, your "mom" is a wack job. You look great in all white and I'm diggin those shoes! How about a closeup for the fan club?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00834760361175097428 becky bucket list

    woah there, you are not a man repeller in that getup, that is definitely a MAN MAGNET outfit, it's white-hot!


  • http://manupstyle.com/ Jamie Gillingham

    It's like 'Hanna 2: Wang Attacks'. All white, all the time – why not.

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

    Hahahahahah – mother nature is one bi-polar hooker – Hahahahaha. You are too funny!!

    And I love your all whites there and especially your shoes. YOu have the best shoes in bloggerville, can I check out your shoe collection once??



  • Jana

    You look just like a white goddess; in German: Du siehst aus, wie eine weiße Göttin!

  • Anonymous

    your words are magic

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

    I say any color, any time of the year! Geez, 65 deg. in March in NYC!!!!! It's only a tad bit warmer in Louisiana where I reside! Crazy!!!!!

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

    White is so great. Really great shot on the balcony. Looks amazing with the light shining in!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09001399832864378097 Yo.
  • http://gbrlt.tumblr.com Gabriel T

    Hey Le. I totally love your blog, you are the most original bitch on this fashion blog mad house. But I just have one small remark. I'm from Brazil (aka a non-australian south emisphere habitant). I'm not saying saying you don't respect us or any shit like that, just know that there are people from latin america that read you, and we are quite a massive force lol. Anyways, just for you to know. Love you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06316819515402078933 Gypsy Luster

    Love this post so much!! I have been obsessing about white on white! I always love what you have to say!!