A Gentle Reminder

Leandra Medine | November 6, 2012

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Man Repeller and pop rocket (I consumed eight of these in a mere 30 minutes,) unedited as shot by Into the Gloss’s Emily Weiss.

I will almost always do anything if it means having Emily draw makeup onto my face and so when she called with four important words to convey–rock the lady vote–I had only one thing to say back: HOVAgina! (I held the phone between my ear and shoulder because this sentiment came with a motion that demanded free hands: a gesticulated, cut out diamond planted over my crotch to the tune of any Jay-Z song.)

Thirty minutes later she was at my apartment, American Apparel bag of patriotic paraphernalia in hand, rearranging furniture like it hadn’t taken me hours to strategically place. It was well worth it in the name of sustaining the statistics of our last election though, which confirmed that the majority of U.S. voters in 2008 were women.

See that, we rock at taking our rights seriously. Why break that?

For makeup specific questions, a really hip .gif and more photos of my best effort to emulate a very saucy GQ cover (see: Kate Upton,) head over to Into the Gloss now. And if you haven’t done so already, go vote! Voting is sexy. Maybe I’ll buy you a drink later? (That’s not a bribe.)

What I will definitely not do is teach you how to Dougie.

Etoile Isabel Marant t-shirt, American Apparel bikini top and tube socks, vintage Levi’s shorts, Golden Goose sneakers. Yes, I’m drinking wine with a straw. All photos shot by Emily Weiss at my crib.

  • http://twitter.com/NatalieConte1 Natalie Conte


  • chelsiemoss

    Oh heyyy Leandra! How you doiiin’?


  • monkeyshines

    fun look!


  • Christine Kim
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  • Madeline Chadwick

    Rock on sister!! GO OBAMA!!!!

  • Cat

    Your makeup looks fab!


  • www.mimi-licious.com

    genious <3 you make me smile

  • 666chambers

    ahhh, damn. you’re just the best woman in the universe.

  • fashmongers

    It may take 30 minutes but seems you have fun as I am while looking at these photos


  • http://twitter.com/Chicstreetsande Chicstreetsandeats

    I am sure you can teach us how to dougie!! Loved this post! You rock my vote 🙂

  • legalalien

    This post somehow sums up everything I bloody love about you. Maybe because I’m jealous I never thought to wear my bikini top over the mandatory maternally-imposed t-shirt, or got to eat all the ice lollies. Or maybe cause you get to have a say in who leads the US(and kind of the lower case version too). Anyway, I love this inappropriate amounts.

  • http://www.EatStylePlay.com/ Eat.Style.Play

    LOLOL, i’m cracking up over here, too funny. the diamond crotch shot LOL.

  • http://twitter.com/sagdp Sager de Pena

    You look GORGEOUS with red Lipstick! Keep on using it!

  • The Urban Promeneur

    The icy color shower. In honor of the election today. Great post!


  • Donna

    I love your spunk which always comes through on your posts! You rock!!

  • when we wander

    Girl, you are AMURICA’d out and you look goooood! Holler for women’s rights and voting!


  • Amalie

    your the best! hahaha

    hugs from norway


  • Melly

    Your pictures are awesome! I really like your perspective!

    Love, Melly


  • http://twitter.com/SarahKalt1 Sarah Kalt

    Every girl should know how to Dougie!if only for that once in a lifetime moment after too many vodka cranberry’s when the song comes on and you just have to repel! *been there, done that,* my best friend has been single since that incident…

  • http://twitter.com/WorkOfStyle Pauline

    You killed me – even if I was the kind of persons that didn’t vote, you would have convinced me x)

  • Linda

    its 4th of july all over again =]

    who did you vote for?


  • http://twitter.com/elenavasilieva Elena Vasilieva
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  • Cady Childs

    love this! So important this year for women to make their voice heard, and you with pop rockets is the best reminder I could imagine. Great post!


  • http://www.simplysouthern.org/ Emily Lunstroth

    hahaha this is adorable!

  • http://twitter.com/JennySueMakeup JennySueMakeup

    girl you should totally wear red lipstick more often – it looks mad rock n’ roll on you.

  • lavieenliz

    so cute! wish I had done something like this!


  • s

    i love this shoot!! you look so cute. rocking the vote for sure



  • Justinne

    This is the best way to tell me how to vote!

    ps. please teach us how to dougie in the most man repelling way!

  • Amalie Espeland

    such cute pictures! and you look amazing with lipstick x

  • http://twitter.com/stylxtraordnair libby mccann

    thank you for posting this and reminding all the fashion obsessed women how important it is to vote!


  • http://dipitblack.com/ Dip It Black

    Great pictures!
    That lipstick looks great on you!



    ahh leandra you make us smile


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  • sydney

    haha love it! Happy Voting!!


  • Carola Disiot

    ahahah funny capture!!!

  • =^..^=

    OBAMA ! OBAMA !!!!

  • cristine
  • The Provoker

    Oh yeahhh, defo rock the vote leandra! Btw, I recently did an outfit post in an elevator; who’d knew it was
    that tough to pose in a metal box, you’ve gotta’ check it out!

    xx The Provoker

  • StyleNonsense

    I’m Not Even American But If I Were I Would Vote Obama! Voting Is Fashionable.

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  • CJ

    Absolutely obsessed with this. And you definitely did a lot better than Kate Upton…hers was too, umm, sexy.


  • Rhonda Jaber

    haha LOVE this!!


  • Sophie

    You look absolutely gorgeous and I prefer your cover to Kate’s any day! I love that your showing American and female pride. Love you so much! I did a similar patriotic post yesterday:


  • Kathrin

    You’re the LADY ELECTION BOMB 🙂 Love your patriotic outfit! Absolutely worth destroying your strategically arranged apartment 😉 WHOUSA!!


  • thechicndamned

    your blog title reminds me of the emails i get from net-a-porter and outnet when i’ve “forgotten” items in my virtual shopping basket.
    but seriously, please keep wearing the red lipstick!

    x karen

  • BeautyInMess

    i love it 🙂

  • Belén Cavas Hernández
  • http://www.commecoco.com/ J. Jehanne

    love the photography and the lipstick looks amazeballs on you

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  • Anais

    you’re freakin awesome

  • http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com/ Betsy

    haha I couldn’t agree more!


  • Netha

    I love the man-repelling nod to that GQ cover. I know that you went to the Victoria’s Secret show, wondering if you thought / what you thought of the headdress-doning, Native appropriating look? http://nativeappropriations.blogspot.com/2012/11/guess-we-can-add-victorias-secret-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NativeAppropriations+%28Native+Appropriations%29

  • http://twitter.com/CaptiveLouise Captive Louise

    ~diamond vagina~ how could people not vote with that kind of encouragement? I wish people were this patriotica round here 🙁


  • Miranda Tan Jieni

    is it weird that i really want outer-bra to happen? please say im not the only one