So Handsome

by Leandra Medine
April 24, 2012
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Here’s a serious question: do you remember elementary school classes reserved entirely to raise endangered species awareness? I do. One time I bought a t-shirt with a gorilla on the front that read “To Be or Not to Be.” I thought the Shakespeare quote under a hairy face was somewhat funny but my mother was not amused by my using the entirety of the only money I was allotted each week to purchase the tee. I suppose that right there is actually quite telling. Carrie Bradshaw may have skipped meals for Vogue but my twelve year old self was all about them mens sized monkey tees. Today though, wildlife preservation comes far easier. A certain swimwear brand has taken the notion of using ones body to celebrate endangered species (among other things like the Eiffel Tower and James Dean) and fashioned a statement.

Eureka! I’ve had my neon eye on the kitschy one-piece bathing suits fostered by We Are Handsome and have been meaning to throw these freaks on to Man Repeller for a while. I quite like this particular puppy face. With the ambiguous 90 degree days that come and go and a more recent advance: Moda Operandi hosting a week long trunk show for the aforementioned brand, I figured there’s no better time than now. See? Bear ass, literally. No moon shine here, pal. Black tiger, seaplanes, Scuba Steve, snow leopards, an American Beauty inspired one piece that may also function as a play on the vaginal ha-ha’s we love so hard. Now if that’s not expert man repelling beach side, do share. What is?

Also, should I get one for Pete? I’m thinking metaphysical flamingo on flamingo.

REPLIES
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00993884718303804752 Charlotte Wilder

    Pete needs that toucan Sam one piece more than anything. Well, actually, he'd look great in that tiger bikini, too, so I don't know. Depends how much bright pink skin he'd like to show.
    -Charlotte

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

    So perfect that swimsuit with the black cat

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

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

    no doubt, these are totally man reppelling!

    http://brandnewbyanna.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08156285638806607761 Sofia, Sónia e Sara Cunha

    I have an awesome swimsuit from asos ordered, Can't wait!

    Sónia from Cats & Sisters

    http://catsandsisters.blogspot.pt/

  • Anonymous

    Black milk swims are so much nicer though!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00076142953049556670 Reptilia

    Love all of them!! Can't wait to summer time!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09992993979200400606 Clémence

    J'adore j'adore j'adoooOOoooore !!!!

    Great selection and since I'll spend the summer in a swimming pool (for a none glamorous reason/physiotherapy) I'll definitely uplift my mood with one of these!!!

    Thanks Leandra for transfoming my boring summer into a gRRRRReat one!

    Xx

    http://murmureparis.wordpress.com/

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

    Everyone needs one of these, even a plastic flamingo!

    http://www.topmoumoute.tumblr.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08958272958126856029 Elise

    These are awesome – oh, and handsome, no doubt!

    I can also imagine that some of those colourful, printed swimsuits would look pretty cool paired with say, denim cut-offs and a blazer, for some everyday off-beach man repelling.

    x

    http://thewordisfashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01421913320445099664 Midnight Cowgirl

    Love the one with the planes!

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

    I love the one with the panther!

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

    FIRST DUTCH VOGUE GIVEAWAY!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01790961449932166497 vanessa (the gal)

    lord have mercy. ;)

  • http://www.pattyandlo.com pattyandlo

    Lurve. I am obsessed with a similarly inspired and rad print bikini by Mulberry — with a British seaside print on it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    Now these really are the definition of man repelling… just picture what guys would say at the sight of them haha.

    Would make lovely bodies with 'boyfriend' jeans (ugh I hate that term…)

    Paola

    http://www.ThePvdHJournal.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05629105673361870502 laura

    GAH that damn panther suit is haunting me! Sold out everywhere. Sadness.

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14967817347263279799 good times tora

    i absolutely love the black cat one. looove it

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

    Graphics and photograph printed clothing is very in now and growing. im really liking it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Hooray for so many one piece suits!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03766669407141855541 Eileenie

    OMG I love!!!!!!!! Want the James Dean one (XD) among others…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Onsies!!!!! I can't wait for summer

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05868023615405715689 MeganRose.

    that story is so sweet lol. i remember learning so much about endangered species. your blog is one of the few i actually enjoy not only seeing but reading. btw, i saw that you liked one of my copious listings. i was really excited for that lol.
    xx,
    megan

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06082917538862403026 Allegra

    haha I did the same thing! gorilla with some pink headphones – hot, hot, hot I tell ya, unfortunately the pink was washed out very soon :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13359265978828207391 LindseyC {wanderluck}

    I had that same shirt…. in ocelot. Sexxxxyyyyyyy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01862856685689985823 jenaly enns

    some really nice ones.

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01584461828380920045 Lana Hunt

    I've been eyeing this brand for a while now too!! Loving that tiger? print two piece here.

    xoxo

    chaptertwentynine.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    love these one-pieces.

    http://www.stylingblack.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00697257277387298220 Domonique Wilson

    Really into the floral's however no summer would be complete without your own James Dean swimsuit… genius :)

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • http://gine.ch/ Gine

    C u at the gym, girls! Without training these could be a little tooooooo man repelling :-)

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

    I love this time of the year because it is bathing suit season. Just another fab accessory. The floral ones are amaze. Very vintage but modern.

    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY!

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría

    I love the one with the flowers.

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13551019250087056230 Jennifer

    the puppy one you linked to is amazing. i want one of these, having a bear on my butt would be fun x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Great selection! I'd take all of them.

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

    i love all their designs, the most awesome swimwear out there

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14571700497676533783 B Allen @ What2Wear

    I want to get my hands on one of these!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08492015698669757739 Window Shopper

    I fell in love with We Are Handsome a few months ago. The bathing suits are absolutely amazing.

    xx

    http://howtowindowshop.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17460411083377808362 girlvstheworld

    Love your blog, big inspiration to a blogging newbee like me. Would love any feedback if you have the time!

    Alicea at http://www.girlvstheworld.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06177288086255651983 Vasare Nar

    these are just great! I want most of them!

  • Anonymous

    what sites have you been looking for it on?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11516128541827817558 Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion

    Omg this is perfect! I want all of them, so great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13818225870516560997 Elle Johns

    I hope my doggie won't get jealous if I wear another canine on my chest. I wish you could personalize them….pet owners everywhere would rejoice!

    http://www.thehighfeather.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion

    Flower print <3

    P.S. Join my giveaway: http://dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-first-giveaway.html and win a dress :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16047443954388518124 AmyArisse.

    lovely designs, the one with the bear is great!

    http://www.thepinkshades.blogspot.com

    xx amy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03526175179775382872 Angela

    Please please please do an outfit post in one of these while you are over for MBFWA !!!! It would ROCK our socks.

    A x

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

    Those. Are. AWESOME! Lovin' the toucan one!

    xo Kayla

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

    fantastic prints!

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

  • http://kurnazli.com/ kurnazli.com

    Cant wait to buy!! Gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • ellie

    Oh my god, I totally had that SAME gorilla t-shirt and I LOVED it. haha!

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

    Love this.

    Collections

  • http://fashionfizzle.blogspot.com/ Natalie

    I remember those endangered tees!! omg! haha. i either had the gorilla or the tiger. then there was a zebra one that looked like a barcode!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15438541517026667482 Nicola

    We Are Handsome is amazing! Thanks for the MO tip, MR.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10529106531233555034 Ruby Hooke

    Black Milk do rocking printed swimsuits.
    Just FYI.
    I have a one peice with a Hokusai print
    :)

  • jennifer Cardella

    toscadelfino.com check her delicious suits out!

  • http://www.hotpurse.com/ Ginger Hot Purse Seeker

    Wow, do you know what?, I think those swimwears are like custo barecelona desings. I bet you know custo. Nice vivid colours, full of passion. We need this motivational feelings in nowadays. I wonder about the price….Ginger’s website hot purse seeker: http://www.hotpurse.com

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