The Preparations

by Leandra Medine
September 4, 2012
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In which a blogger, a designer, a model and a photographer train themselves for Fashion Week.

…In case you’d ever wondered what “getting ready for fashion week” actually means. More often than not, the preparations end in ripped-at-the-crotch bermuda shorts, silver pants, triads of various colored sweatbands, with Eye of the Tiger interminably on repeat and though you wouldn’t know it from this portrayal, there is a fortuitous limbo stick, too. Happy holidays.

Shameless plug: here are my FNO plans once more. Come by.

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  • Elisa

    hahaha awesome film!! So it was extremely funny and all, but the thing that stays with me after watching this is… Hillary is so damn hot, it’s disgusting.

    Elisa – Wandering Minds fashion
    http://www.ourwanderingminds.com

    • Leandra Medine

      Yes, that’s what stayed with me after filming it.

  • sketch42

    Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha.

  • lala

    This is not your godsons baptism this is NEW YORK FUCKING FASHION WEEK

  • http://twitter.com/Bronwyn_tweets Bronwyn Williams

    I love it! I’m front row at New Zealand Fashion Week rooting for you (but not rooting you) Leandra!
    xxB

  • http://www.facebook.com/marina.casapu Marina Casapu

    I’m kinda scared now to go there…:0
    http://www.live-love-fashion.com

  • http://twitter.com/claunazzal claudia nazzal

    OMG I love it! jajaja

  • http://www.labonnedegaine.com

    Your originality and spontaneity seriously fascinate me. (oh and it rimes)

  • Isabel

    awesome as always!

  • Maria Onorio

    fucking genie…..not words.

    Maria Onorio
    http://www.thelastillusion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.welcometomyjungle.com/ welcome to my jungle

    This is hilarious Leandra!!! Loving it!!!

  • Izabela Depczynski
  • allegra

    you’ve definitely got a point there! http://allegrabj.blogspot.com

  • Delfina Savoretti

    You totally rock!

    May the odds be in your favour! Let the NYFW begin!

  • Syn

    Absolutely love this – you are genius!

  • Morgan Liti

    that was so amazing. like epic. WHY don’t I live in NYC!? I ask myself this question on a daily basis.
    Sincerely,
    your begrudgingly OC follower – Morgan
    xo,
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

  • Andrea Weigmann

    Amaaaaazing….you make Fun of Fashion without making it ridiculous!!!love it….and wanna go to NYFW even more!xo andie

  • http://twitter.com/myotherself_ myotherself

    “this is not your brother’s bar mitzvah” HA! f#cking HILAROUS……..
    for all of those who will be witnessing the spectacle from inside their cubicles… http://myotherself.com/

  • Perry

    Another trick to be photographed by Tommy Ton is to be behind someone who Tommy Ton wants to photograph.

  • Britt+Whit

    this is amazing! NYFW! YES!

    love from San Francisco,

    Britt+Whit

  • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

    This may be the best thing to come out of this blog ever. Absolutely hilarious!

  • Emily

    hahaha, I love your videos! So damn fun! FW here we comeeee :D
    Emily ooo
    http://www.thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com

  • Kate Block
  • Sara

    Hahaha you made my day.

  • Elif

    Hahahaha awesome :) looking at scott schuman – hold on to your phone :D you are amazing

    http://www.thefashionmedley.com

  • Laureen

    hahahahaha you’re crazy and I love it !!
    http://0ohypnotizedo0.blogspot.fr

  • michelle stefanie gonzalez

    hahah so funny and Original!!

  • Amalie

    i love you

  • Sarah Baumgartner

    Seriously cute and funny…
    http://aspoonfulofdish.blogspot.com

  • Rocio

    Geniaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllll!! Como siempre! Besos!!!!

  • http://wnyfashion.blogspot.com/ WNY

    Awesome! I love your little movies, they are soo funny and fab!

  • Happy Brunette

    You are sooooo funny!! Have fun in NYFW ;) Loved the video ♥

  • Inês

    Awesome film! You are so funny Leandra :) kisses from Portugal

  • http://www.phoandchips.com Bridg

    haha love this!! great job with the vid.. can’t wait to read your FW reports! :)

    http://www.phoandchips.com

  • Hannah

    This made me laugh so hard….awesome video!!!

    -Hannah

    servinupstyle.blogspot.com

  • Esther Jeon

    HAHAHA love this video! so amazing! have fun in NYFW!!

    Esther xx
    lamodeetwanderlust.blogspot.com

  • Andrea

    so funny, enjoy NYFW!

  • Alison

    This is so great!!! You are so talented i can’t believe it. Hope you have an awesome time at FW!

    theflareblog.com

  • The Ruminator

    OHMYGOSHBAGOSH that was brilliant. I think I just peed from joy. I love you. What was my life without you?

  • Chiara Ferragni

    Leandra this is genius! See you soon in NYFW!

  • Naja Diamond

    Pure Comedy…..I can’t stop laughing!!
    xoxo,
    NajaDiamond
    a href=”http://www.najadiamond.com/”>NajaDiamond.com

  • passant adel

    i think i watched it 5 times on a row, and i can’t stop laughing!! amazing!

  • M.E

    This video is hilarious!!! happy fashion week!!!

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/selenaaponte Selena Delgado

    you need to make videos like way more often.. love this

  • Hollis

    I love this! Great Editing!
    http://www.glittergallery.blogspot.com

  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    love all of your videos!!! LOVE It!!!

  • Luna Tieu

    My BF and I agreed this was the best two minutes spent today. Thank you bringing awesome.

    xx,
    Luna
    theredtrousers.com

  • Bladyblahblah

    You 3 should really have a regular youtube series. That would be freaking amazing.

  • Natalia

    awesome video!

  • suzanna

    you are a genius!! I am so impressed

  • Rayne S
  • KZ

    love the segment on you on vogue.com! i want everythingggg.

  • Laurie Gay

    Yeah. Astro turf always makes me think of fashion week. That and Silvester Stallone. How do you even spell that?

    You three = video MAGIC.

  • Karen

    Hilarious.

  • Namrata Kedar

    I love how uninhibited you are! No show, no farce! The moment i see your post, i know what to expect. Crazy fun shit.

    N
    http://seasoncheck.blogspot.in

  • SWEET PETROLEUM

    Awesome, genious, i love you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1605043113 Irene Colzi

    ahahhah you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!

    xx
    http://www.ireneccloset.com

  • @chicagoandrea

    made my week. ahmazingness. you three rock my world.

  • Uschi

    So funny! Thanks for that…

  • jo chamilou

    everything you create its so you that it looks effortless…

    throughjo.tumblr.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/erika.m.marte Erika Mercedes Marte

    Genuis!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=419532 Cici Hoggard

    loved it!!!!!

  • B.
  • Gizel Maimon

    best video ever! LOL in the office

  • Sasi

    Loved it :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/EmmaLouiseeexo Emma Louise Westbrook

    Absolutely love this video! Looks like you had a lot of fun making it. Also, how annoyingly beautiful is Hilary?!
    http://www.feathersandfringing.blogspot.com

  • The Garage Starlets

    Love it! This’s genius! You change my mind for Hillary after looking this video!
    Thanks for making and sharing it!

    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com

  • http://modetteblog.com/ Kate

    Haha this is hilarious! Love it! xx

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

  • trini

    hilarious!! the real meaning of NYFW!!..
    i’m sure more than one actually prepares like that for FW!
    http://itsfashionculture.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/debi_songbird debi c

    oh god!this is awesome!!!

  • MarthaDahhling

    This is hilarious!

  • http://twitter.com/Anthea__T Anthea

    Awesome!

  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.fr/ Style Croissant

    That was funny.

  • Clemence

    Loved your video! You’re HILARIOUS!!!!
    GO AND GET IT TIGER!

    Xx
    http://murmureparis.wordpress.com/

  • http://twitter.com/YayaGagaFashion Messamet serdane

    OMG ! I’m just dead right now ! Can’t wait to see your ” exploit ” during this.

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • odessatseng

    Super funny!

  • Lisa Simone Daniels

    Brilliance haha. Can’t wait to see more!

    La mode brux

  • Putri Soe

    THIS. IS. EPIC.

  • Ashleigh @ Jolie Jouel

    Hilarious! It’s all so true bahaha.

    My jewelry blog: joliejouel.blogspot.com

  • Fabiana Mezzaroba

    priceless and genius as your usual self…

  • rossana

    leandra you are awesome
    enjoy fashion week and bring all the news to us

  • Lisa B

    hahah I love this…this is great

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  • Liliana

    You are so funny! I love your sense of humour and your style!
    http://www.sweetandtenderfashionista.blogspot.mx

  • ardenarose

    This is the most original (not to mention, hysterical) “getting ready for fashion week” post I’ve ever read… You’re such a tough NYFW coach that I would be scared not to be up to par for Lincoln Center!

  • http://www.daulbe.com/ Daul Be

    Seriously!!! <3

    http://www.daulbe.com/

  • Lauren Adams

    I love when you post videos! How else would I have learned I’m supposed to practice my runway walk on the treadmill ? Have a happy Fashion Week! xx

  • Marie

    sooooooooooo funny!

    xxx
    Marie

    http://chic-marie.blogspot.de/

  • Sharon

    You are either briliant or insane, but I LOVE it!

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

  • TeuntjeVDW

    AWESOME!!! xx.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tess.durbervilles.7 Tess D’Urbervilles
  • Eva Kraaijeveld
  • StyleNonsense

    This Is Literally The Funniest Thing I’ve Seen Alllll Day, I Love It, The Utter Seriousness Of It All Is Genius!
    http://StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

  • Fatty

    Awesome Video

  • Luci Sereno

    You’re the BEST!! Good luck!! =D

  • yuka

    soo funny!!! i love it!

  • Litazinha

    your videos are awesome! and yes it’s true! we have to prepare fisically and mentally for the biggest week of fashion!
    =) http://www.feitoaminhamedida.blogspot.com

  • Vanessa Green

    LOL! Fantastic – Go gettem’ girl!

  • http://twitter.com/JennySueMakeup JennySueMakeup

    Gah you are hilarious. Can’t wait to follow your journey thru the NYFW.

  • Hilary

    you are too much, love you too much

  • http://twitter.com/aidyLTG Lydia

    Hahahaha, this is just too damn good :D

    http://www.aidylpaidyl.blogg.no -

  • theShopaholic247

    that was hilarious!

    http://www.theShopaholic247.com

  • ML

    I sweare I come here everyday hoping you’ve posted a new video! So damn funny!

  • Monicositas

    You are the best!!!!!

  • http://www.fashionenvie.be/ Inge / Fashion En Vie

    Love this, awesome!

  • WSM

    Haha this is hilarious. Love it! – WSM.

    http://www.wardrobeofasecretmillionaire.com

  • Lauren

    Are you coming to LFW?!

  • Bb de la Branche

    ahahahahahahah ahahahah
    http://bbdelabranche.blogspot.fr/2012/09/get-ready-for-ny-fw.html

    this is so awesomly (?…) funny!

  • nataluya85

    silver pants!!!!!!!!!!!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

  • Christiane

    That is one funny and awesome film! You are a genius and my hero (for real)

  • manrepeller junkie

    I have somehow become such a fiend for ANYTHING Man Repeller and I hate myself for having just spent an entire hour of lecture re-reading and re-watching everything on this fucking blog. :-(

  • Abril Garza

    haha this is amazing, made me maugh at the office

  • http://twitter.com/far_and_wild Far and Wild Jewelry

    this is amazing. i totally had my money on you to win that twitter race. happy nyfw!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

  • Manuela

    Hahahahaha, Leandra you are awesome! I want to be you friend (awkward!) !!! LOL

  • http://twitter.com/azalia09 Azalia Martínez

    Man F**king Repeller!
    hey to the yes! Fashion week is for the top bitches only!
    (ok 1 too many bad words)

  • V @ thefashionfridge

    Oh my god, so genius. I was laughing throughout this whole entire video. Good luck at Fashion Week!

    http://www.thefashionfridge.blogspot.com

  • Irina

    F*ckin’ insane! Hahaha Love it!!!

  • Sahra

    this is HILAROUS and absolutely AHmazing <3 Wish I was as NYFW!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

  • Bryant Park Corporation

    Bryant Park did not get kicked
    to the curb! After many enjoyable seasons, Bryant Park Corporation aided
    Fashion Week in finding a new home at Lincoln Center. The event had outgrown
    the Park and was hindering visitors’ enjoyment of the space. Happy fashion scouting this week!

  • The Style Engineer

    omg amazing. I am obsessed with this.
    http://lestyleengineer.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Hillary

    fuck yeah this is awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/ania.woszczak Ania Woszczak

    awesome video! :) laughed a loot! i love your sense of humor so much. Enjoy the NYFW!

  • http://www.gamedaystylist.com gameday stylist

    This is awesome!

    – Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  • Anna Skala

    This is fucking awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/Jillian_Hobbs Jillian Hobbs

    This was ridiculous! Haha And so much of it is so true! <3

  • http://twitter.com/PaolaLaf Paola Laforgia

    I wanna hang out with you

  • http://twitter.com/Vanessa_Bisoux Vanessa Rachelle

    This was freakin’ hilarious! Nice to see someone making light of fashion week, some ppl take it so seriously, fashion is supposed to be fun! http://www.ShopBisouxJewelry.com

  • Stephanie Feeley

    so jealous! I hope to see NYFW one day. but I know that I’m not truly ready after watching this. I clearly need buddies to do treadmill-in-heels workouts with!

  • http://twitter.com/TerezBaskin Terez

    OMG, I saved this in my feed and never came back to it. Get your shit together! I love it!

  • biancyp

    ahahahahahahahahahahah i love this!

  • Maria

    Hahaha, you’re so funny!!!

  • Winta

    This amazing!!