Retro-in-Motion

by Leandra Medine
October 10, 2012
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Conjecture your own theories here.

Well, how timely would this have been had it surfaced yesterday. From Stockholm Streetstyle, taken last week in Paris just before the Kenzo show. I remember the oil glazing out of my hair. I’d been in Paris four days but had yet to wash it, (this is precisely why I take grooming products for my mane so seriously.) The only salvation point on a road to looking somewhat presentable were little clips at the front of my hair, some (un)grooming cream.

Ultimately, I looked twelve years old. In some cultures that is not man-repelling at all.

Per the outfit, see my Nike Blazers, dry legs. The skirt is from Ba&sh (one of the diminishing few French boutiques still indigenous to Europe; in some capacities globalization sucks rhino-ass.)

The long sleeve t-shirt is Comme des Garcons Play and though I know $155 is a shitload for cotton, there is something to be said about the high volume of wears most expensive-inexpensive-looking garb warrants. Investing in clothes you’ll wear almost daily is never irresponsible. Paper bags on the other hand, another story.

The blazer is Zimmermann, the clutch is still Flavia Carvalho Pinto, the sunglasses are Shipley and Halmos (mens) and just below you, right there, that’s Manstagram.

REPLIES
  • Perry

    Parisian girls are well aware how to treat hair properly.

    • Leandra Medine

      I hadn’t suggested otherwise.

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

    So nice picture ! And, yes, that is not man-reppelling at all with this so cute 20 years old look and attitude !

    http://www.younglington.wordpress.com

  • Natali

    Fantastic skirt and clutch! Only you can pull of an outfit like this one :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • EmerJa

    You’re the boss mixing prints. This prints are not really complicated, but I love how you’ve paired them. Once again, at your feet! Love your style, Leandra!

    http://www.emerjadesign.com

  • Maike

    cool combination…. and sweet tooooo :-)
    http://congratsyouareingoodcompany.blogspot.ch/

  • Leah

    LOVE love love this outfit combo. The sneakers are the perfect addition.

  • Anna

    That’s a lovely photo! And you look very cool – not like a 12-year-old. But where’s the detail shot of your arm party and rings?? Stockholm Streetstyle forgot it! I’d LOVE to see your jewellery in close-up!

  • erika

    this is a great outfit!!

    Lens&anythingElse

  • Jill

    Love this. So fun with the stripes and stripes and just enough modern trend with the kicks. Well done!

  • http://twitter.com/EileenieWang Eileen Wang

    You are so amazing & I love you. xoxo

  • Domonique

    Oil protruding hair or not you look killer :)

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

    x

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    I have love/hate feelings for your outfit, I love it because it’s so cool, I hate because I don’t think I can pull it off. Great kicks!
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

  • rhodawong

    i love your mix of prints! and your shades are super chic!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • http://www.cammipham.com CamMi Pham

    love the way you mix it you are so confident i wish i can pull something bold like that
    http://www.cammilicious.com

  • Nico

    You look so nice, who cares about oil out of hair?!!
    http://lowbudget-lowcost.blogspot.it/

  • Chelsie Moss
  • http://www.suchaflour.com/ Renata Wandega-Valente

    You look adorable dear. Those Nikes made the look much more fun that it would with high heels. Besides, way more comfortable.

  • http://twitter.com/luvvleighb Leigh

    Ungroomed hair is exactly the way to go! I mean it’s pretty much the same as spending a lot to have an inexpensive look, right? Spend very little time on your hair to make it look amazing and time consuming…?

  • http://twitter.com/chelsiemoss Chelsie Moss
  • http://twitter.com/eringhani erin ghani

    I’m wearing the exact same shirt while reading this and about to go to sleep. It’s never irresponsible to invest $155 on a shirt you can go to sleep in and still wear to attend events. Word man repeller
    xx
    http://whtmakesit.blogspot.com

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  • Madalina Tita

    love the outfit! cute skirt!

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

  • the (un?)social butterfly

    You deserve a resounding wow — that´s what knowing your stripes and p&b is ALL about! Congratulations.
    http://humanwomen.wordpress.com

  • Pam

    stai benissimo, Leandra!

  • lafilledanvers

    It’s worth the shitload. You look priceless in your $155-shirt

    quoi-alors.blogspot.com

  • lavieenliz

    who needs to groom when you’re awesome! I like the pattern combo

    http://lavieenliz.com

  • Camilla Ackley

    This outfit is so perfect, need some blazers now!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • zesiku

    HAHAHA, TRY USING DRY SHAMPOO OR BABY POWDER, THAT DOES WONDERS WHEN YOU HAVE NO TIME TO WASH YOUR HAIR :) THE LOOK IS CUTE!!!

    PERSONAL STYLE | FASHION NEWS | COOL HUNTING | RUSSIAN AND HUNGARIAN FASHION SCENE :

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  • http://raspberry-rouge.com Raspberry & Rouge

    Like!! That skirt is amazeballs! Xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/liz.mikerchan Liz Mikerchan

    Clutch looking like Torah book :)

  • Sharon

    I love the skirt!

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

    POW! shirt
    giveaway on my blog!

  • Raquel

    Love the skirt!!! Wow! http://lessesmore.wordpress.com

  • monkeyshines

    amazing print mix!

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

  • Brooke Allen

    the stripes, the blazer, the shoes + unwashed hair = perfection…..you always make my day
    brooke @ what2wear

  • Eva

    You look great, love the skirt!

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.6drip.com/ megan peterson

    hey, looks smart as me, can vote me, perfect matching

    http://www.6drip.com

  • Denisa

    I like the style. Nice skirt.
    http://fashiondenis.blogspot.sk/

  • Reptilia

    Want that skirt!!

    http://www.justreptilia.com

    xx

  • when we wander

    I’m obsessed with that gorgeous skirt. It’s so chic, yet paired with the sneaks your outfit is perfectly casual. Love!

    http://www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

  • Emma Little

    Cute, I love the whole combo. That skirt is awesome, I’ve never heard of Ba&sh, will be looking it up now!
    http://www.thelittleedit.com

  • Alicia

    Love. That. Outfit.

  • http://www.styleclouds.de/ Styleclouds

    Love, love, love this look! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  • Shayne Zaborowski

    Love this! Please check out my first post and be sure to “LIKE” my Facebook page & follow me on twitter!
    http://www.the-style-center.com/2012/10/a-tour-of-dc.html

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  • XeanaFashion

    Perfect outfit!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/elena.vasilieva Elena Vasilieva

    love that textured skirt. awesome with a plain black blazer

    http://www.vasilievablog.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/olga.montserrat.94 Olga Montserrat

    You look real pretty here, lady.

  • Jennifer

    Loving the mix of patterns Leandra.
    Don’t worry, my hair is never groomed haha

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Millos

    LOL, on the 12-year old-comment. Love the skirt, I actually live in France for the moment (not french) and Ba&sh is one of my favorite stores! Have already drooled on the skirt by several occasions, especially the green one. Aaaah.. Unfortunately it will never be mine. But it looks good on you,though!;) Lucky lucky pig!

  • Belén Cavas Hernández

    ❥❥❥❥❥LOVE THE SKIRT ❥❥❥❥❥
    http://iwanttobeavoguette.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/slow-and-quiet.html

  • Charlotte

    love the skirt :)

    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.ro/

  • wmbg

    me likey.

  • Sarah

    what happened to the newsletter?

    • Kate Barnett

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  • malak

    In love with ur outfit, nothing else to say! http://afterbusiness.blogspot.com

  • hannah

    I totally have a girl cruch on you.. This look would never look good on me!

  • http://beautymovesme.com/ Beauty Moves Me

    Love the skirt!
    http://beautymovesme.com/

  • Emilee Anne

    This look is great, Comme des Garcons was a good choice, you can’t regret that investment because you will be too busy wearing it all the time to care!
    xx emileeanne
    http://eaemileeanne.blogspot.com

  • yvonne

    you look great there! so smiley!

    http://www.prettydaffodils.blogspot.com

  • city

    thanks for sharing..

  • celain

    this is perfect! <3

  • Catherine and Greer

    holy guacamole! dont blame me but i will admit to staring at this image for a good 1 minute… some say creepy I say deeply intigued… check out my new post! purrlease http://girl-hunting.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/ring-city-bitch-ring-ring-city-bitch.html

  • Catherine and Greer

    http://girl-hunting.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/ring-city-bitch-ring-ring-city-bitch.html L to the O to the V to the very last E ive had enough with boring editors its time leandra takes over vogue (all due respect to the editor)

  • Karen Yuan

    Despite the 4th day hair and dry legs etc, this outfit is the most un-man-repelling outfit for a man repeller. IF that makes sense at all. I love love this, totally contemplating buying the Nike Blazer in navy now

    x karen
    http://www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

  • The Provoker

    I totally understand the importance of caring for the mane. Oil glazed follicles are not exactly the best first impression to be made but at least people would say “oh, she was glowing and gleaming….” lol

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2012/10/flatform-fetish.html

  • The Panther’s Tophat

    love love love Comme des Garcons. $155 though is pushing it out a bit too much

    http: http://pantherstophat.com/

  • Maria Isabel

    Me encanta tu combinancion, pero sobretodo la falda y las gafas.
    ¡Saludos!

    http://www.caiaelplomo.blogspot.com

  • mode_momente

    Love that combination!

  • Kate

    such a great outfit, love the print mixing and the unexpected shoes.. ps ungroomed hair is the way to go in Paris;)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaetan.goiran Gaetan Goiran

    The blazer nike it’s my favorite sneakers!!

  • Corey @ When We Wander

    I am guilty of the top half girly outfit, bottom half sneakers. I’d choose comfort on my dogs any day.

    http://www.whenwewander.blogspot.com

  • chicpoint

    amazing look! you’re so unique!

  • http://profiles.google.com/whitnizzle whitney ajie

    ooooooh i love this outfit

  • Mademoiselle Michelle

    love everything about this! especially how you threw on kicks unexpectedly!
    http://www.mademoisellemichelle.net

  • Addie

    I am happy to pay a shitload for cotton, too!
    love your shoesss repel those men!
    originalprep.wordpress.com

  • Daisy Nguyen

    I LOVE this look! So cute! Looking like you’re 12 looks GORG on you!

    XOXO-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:http://psbananas.com

  • Carola Disiot

    this outfit so amazing and unusual ! i love it so much!
    ciao!
    i’m a new follower :))

    http://www.pursesinthekitchen.con

  • http://www.facebook.com/exn02 Christine Eun Nam

    this is an amazing outfit. the sneakers and the beautifully spunky skirt sets the casual quirky flair that is perfect for paris.

  • http://fashiondacci.blogspot.com/ fashiondacci

    super cute !!! love the play shirt!!!

    karl Lagerfeld give away ! thanks
    http://www.blogger.com/follow-blog.g?blogID=5921597461937890474

  • http://www.darkbluestripes.com/ Dark Blue Stripes

    Loving the stripes and sneakers. Killer look as always.

    Christie x

    http://www.darkbluestripes.com

  • Winter Cake

    I just love this outfit! and the sunglasses are perfect!
    http://winter-cake.blogspot.com.ar/

  • Tea

    This is a great outfit. You have a talent for mixing textures, patterns and colours.

  • http://www.lucidnewyork.com HandmadeJewelrybyLucid

    I love your style and hair. It’s not good to wash your hair everyday ;-)
    Anna
    handmade jewelry

  • Kesly

    So totally in love with your skirt! I think that you always look amazing (though this time your look doesn’t repel men that much)… :)

    http://fashionxfreedom.blogspot.com/

  • Anna Mee

    Love it, got the same shoes in dark green yesterday, your hair looks amazing!

  • holdenonbaby

    completely in love with that skirt! thinking i need you to ship me one :)

  • LoMetz

    love this look – and dying to find a skirt like this! i added the look as inspiration to my socialbliss collection – http://www.socialbliss.com/lometz

    – xo –
    Metz

  • http://twitter.com/sandraaa_xo Sandra NB

    truth be told i love it!

  • gabrielle

    Cute outfit.. lovin the skirt!

    http://www.theuptowngirlblog.com

  • TeuntjeVDW

    Great outfit! Love it! xx.

  • vittoria gallacci
  • Justinne

    Ever since I saw this post, I’ve been thinking of ways to re-create it and even the ungroomed hair. looking like a 12 year old is totally man-repelling in my book.

  • http://twitter.com/PetiteAdventure Petite Adventures

    Love this look!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  • isabelle

    I dreamed of this skirt but never bought it. Si nice this outfit!!! xoxo

    http://www.leschaussuresdisa.com

  • debbywarner
  • AsjiaGarner

    I love this outfit! The sneakers are a huge statement even thought they are so suttle! Love you and everything you do!!! So fierce!

  • Kara

    I still think retro can be pulled off by anyone. I love this picture, well done. I found some similar and sexy retro looks at http://www.hotgirlsclothes.com

  • Natalia

    I’m in madrid and I saw that exact same skirt at Ba&sh a couple of days ago!! It’s incredible, yet ridiculously expensive.