One of a Kind

by Leandra Medine
February 7, 2013
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“Me, me, me, me, me, me, me.” -Narcissus

If I were being deported to a remote island and could take three items with me, I would take one of those small square wifi boxes you can buy at Verizon, my laptop, and a healthy supply of Diet Dr Pepper. I’d use my computer to Instagram grainy photos of the cans and say things like “living life in the shoulder lane while drinking zero calories.” Maybe you’d double tap it, maybe you wouldn’t.

This season, my pre-fashion week video is certainly not as comical as the one emitted last season but at least it’s something, right? Here is one I shot with Diet Dr Pepper last month as part of their One of a Kind campaign–the supposition is that my disinterest in shaving (jokes on you, my legs are mad warm) and profound predilection for saying things I probably should not talk about make me one of a kind. Though I can argue, I’ll take what I am given.

In other pertinent news: I want to spearhead the beginning of a drinking game called How Many Times Can Leandra Talk About the Inception of Man Repeller in which every time I discuss the quote: sad state of my love life, end quote, and them proverbial lemons becoming lemonade, we take a collective shot of…Dr Pepper. Who’s up for that? Also, I’m sorry about the Humble Brag. If I were wearing Surf Spray in my hair, I’d call it a Bumble Brag and we’d all laugh, but for now, you can just continue stumbling on. Not, however, before you click this link and enjoy the additional features included in this campaign (there is mention of clothes from my collection. For you. No down payment.)

See you back here later, gator.

REPLIES
  • http://twitter.com/StreetFashionFR StreetFashionParis

    You are the man repeller and woman fantasy <3

  • Jennifer James

    This was amazing haha Love your quirky style and hilarious personality. Your an inspiration I am starting up my own “fashion blog” or whatever but being that my income is almost nada the whole taking pics of what I am wearing thing is not really working out (plus some bloggers have amazing photography friends?) Any tips for someone who is just getting started?

    - Jennifer
    girlandthegeek.blogspot.com

  • Miss Kutsu

    Love this video, and your man repeller tips! So stylish, so fun, so unique!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • KIRA LILLY

    oh my god you’re honestly amazing! great style and a sense of humour is the best mix

    KIRA LILLY FASHION BLOG

  • http://herheartcriesfowl.blogspot.com/ Angela

    You’re just the bees knees. Love it.

  • Tessa
  • ALTdoppelganger

    fabulous, honey!!! *in andré leon talley’s voice, of course*

  • http://www.facebook.com/christamelonae Christa Felton

    you’re honestly the coolest person ever. #humblebrag

  • http://twitter.com/looksharpWI Look Sharp Sconnie

    So strange that you were once a normal college junior who wanted to start a random blog. Then this happened. I envy your creation story – oft-repeated or not.

  • http://www.injackiesshoes.com/ Alexandra

    Congrats on your warm legs. That made me laugh out loud for a good long while. You certainly are one of a kind. Rock on!! You inspire others to be themselves out loud, and for that, dear MR, you are also an angel.

  • Brooke Allen

    ahhhhhhhhhh THIS IS FAWESOME, I keep seeing the other commercial they did with the mom who roller derbys and thinking how awesome she was….and you just made me forget all about her haha!
    brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  • Maya

    I knew your blog today through a local online magazine. Fell in love with it immediately. Your style looks always cool, simple. Love them. I will follow you every day. :)

    http://www.thebeautyandbrains.com/

  • Wind-up bird

    It’s more like humble facting. Which is totally acceptable because we all dig you. #humbleopinion

    http://Www.twitter.com/sciencemcgee

  • Katherine

    So… ma’am, where can I find this awesome tee of yours??

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    Boy, they should sell those shirts to the general public (me, us, them, everyone). They might come in handy.

  • Adrianna Alejandra

    I know my onion because of you Leandra! Hot damn your so cute and cool at the same time, which is such a killer combination. Your fo sho changed the face of fashion blogging! Your are the only true Man Repeller there will ever be, your untouchable cool lady.

  • Behind the Mirror

    Very Cute!!! Love it and congratulations!!!

  • http://bellaconscience.blogspot.com/ bellaconsience

    you are quite hilarious and witty

    http://bellaconscience.blogspot.com

  • Katie

    i think you lost me

    • bo

      word. OOF, I hope there’s not much more of this. So awkward and not in the man repelling way that I love. I understand big fash-on collabos- gals gotta make it rain sometimes- but I this kind of thing makes me gag a bit :/

  • natalie

    i love this video, you have the best personality
    xx
    http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

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  • Perry

    Promoting aspartame is like promoting men’s square toed dress shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/AleeeMarr Alejandra

    This is beyond me. You’re like a big ass fashion whisperer now… You’re practically Beyonce… Only she worked with Pepsi and you’re off to a better bicarbonate drink ad.

    • http://twitter.com/AleeeMarr Alejandra

      you can be like “Oh you drink Dr. Pepper? Just go ahead and drink me I’m 1/1 like that”

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

    Whatever drug you are on, I need. In this case, give me a 12 pack of diet Dr. Pepper

  • thpfct

    you’s one of a kind <3

    also.. reminded me of this song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJnICByeL8Q

  • http://ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com/ Lydia Teo

    HA! I would probably bring similar items with me to that remote island!

    ravenmaidenmaven.blogspot.com

  • Eva

    Totally amazing video! Love the story behind your blog! xx

    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • Lauren at adorn la femme

    You are inimitable! Fashion and humor should go together! How come know one thought of that?! I’m overjoyed that you did!!!!

    =’.’=)

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  • SilviaBoschBlog

    I’m a video blogger too and I really like your style and your blog. Congratulations!

    http://www.silviaboschblog.com

  • kirsty c.

    love !

  • Carolina
  • rhodawong

    love how you talk! so fluent!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • Clod

    having so much fun with your blog!!!!

  • Speckles

    A brilliant ad!!! Love the blog and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on FASHUN week! Seriously wish I was in New York right now. ENJOY!

    http://www.r-ebl.blogpost.com

  • Lilli Dee

    why be humble when you’re awesome?

    http://www.downalexander.com/

  • Gretchen von Düsterwald

    Great Video! I am so impressed by your creativity and I really like the t-shirt maybe I should also make a shirt with the name of my blog! Keep posting such interesting articles, you ROCK!
    Love
    Gretchen von Düsterwald

  • Gretchen von Düsterwald

    You rock! Love your articles and your inspirating style.

    Love
    GretchenvonDüsterwald
    http://www.differentcolouredsocks.blogspot.com

  • Yuka

    want the t-shirt for my b-day present! <3 haha

    http://dontthinkjustfeel-yuka.blogspot.com/

  • Holly-Bella

    Diet Coke is somewhere now, crying it’s eyes out.

    http://thepersephonecomplex.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Rose Marie

    Seriously, you need to mass produce those T-shirts

    http://theroseandherclothes.blogspot.co.uk/

  • N

    I LOVE THIS VIDEO AND I LOVE YOU!

  • Alice

    #notsohumblebrag … ah, still love your style though

  • maryam ahmed

    well. i am one of a kind too ..you can visit my blog here http://www.maryamelalaty.blogspot.com you going to like it

  • http://twitter.com/gaetangoiran goiran gaetan

    Deux choses que j’adore, the Man Repeller et le Dr Pepper!!

  • Domonique

    I think your epic facial expressions may be my fave thing about you, oh and maybe that your kinda hilarious too.

  • Nika

    Dr. Pepper, really? You’re surely one of a kind and I don’t mind the humblenothumble brag… (It’s all true, so why not?). But I’m always fairly suspicious of Big Corporation coopting individual stories like that… Though of course, good origin story. And I still like your crazy. :)

  • Francalou

    Your post always make more sense when I’m drunk.

    • Francalou

      That does not mean that your coherence and my sobriety are mutually exclusive

      • Leandra Medine

        I think I love you

  • http://www.melissadv.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    love the advertorial x

  • Belén Cavas Hernández
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  • http://twitter.com/webhautejas jasmine.

    one word :: cool

  • Alicia

    well i think you’re fucking rad…good for you

  • http://www.nicoleta.me/ Nicoleta Buru

    :)))))))))))))))))))))))) awesome video!!!

    Nicole

    http://www.nicoleta.me

  • Jackie

    this made me want a diet dr. p. good work!

  • Teju

    I can digg it. Fun.

  • shelly

    ew, you drink diet drinks? gross. and super un-healthy. sorry, dr. pepper paid advertisement did not work on me. not gonna buy it. not gonna try it.

    • shelly

      sorry, that came off as rather mean. actually your video is super cute and creative. and you should know that despite my passionate dislike of diet drinks (and all soda for that matter), i am endlessly inspired by you:)

  • Ella

    You should probably have heard this a lot of times before but I’ll just say it anyway. I wanted to say, from the bottom of my heart, that you’re the best fucking blogger ever. Really. I’ve been following Man Repeller for some time, and even though I never comment I’ve learnt a lot of English (I’m a foreigner, english is not my first language) as you’re an excellent writer and this thing here is just awesome! you’re so funny and not pretentious like most bloggers and you actually have something to say here, and you make us think about stuff and actually inspire your readers as well. I usually hate when bloggers sell themselves for merchandising but I really have nothing against this Dr. Pepper thing because YOU ARE a different blogger as you’re intelligent and you show us this. In fact, the video is pretty cute hahah. you’re my icon and i really wanna be like you someday in most of life’s aspects. and i’mma repeat one more time – you’re fucking awesome, Leandra! have a nice fashion week btw. xx

  • ÉL HABLA DE MODA

    I liked the video (but I don’t like Dr. Pepper (: )

    http://elhablademoda.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.mcclelland1984 Paula McClelland

    Haterz gone hate. But I aime you MR. I was just thinking to myself “How Many Times Can Leandra Talk About the Inception of Man Repeller in
    which every time she discusses the quote: sad state of my love life, end
    quote, and them proverbial lemons becoming lemonade?” When at the end of your post you wrote “How Many Times Can Leandra Talk About the Inception of Man Repeller in
    which every time I discuss the quote: sad state of my love life, end
    quote, and them proverbial lemons becoming lemonade” – mind melding. Now I’m thirsty for a Dr Pepper… #weird

    <3 Paula Shoe Fiend
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://romeostyle.com/ Kalyca Romeo

    Now that’s a Dr.Pepper ad for national TV. Love it gurlll.

  • http://stylewildblog.com/ Amber Callanan

    Is it just me or does the phrase ‘double-tap’ sound slightly dirty? Just me? Ok.

    http://www.stylewild.org

  • http://www.lejournaldedoro.com/ Dorothee Thomson

    Humble bragging :)

    Great Video , you’re great girl ! …

    http://www.lejournaldedoro.com

  • The Provoker

    YOU ROCKED THIS LIKE ONE OF A KIND!!!!! WOAH!!! Gosh, you’re hilarious, honest, and quite frankly beyond this world. Only you can make humblebragging actually not sound like bragging. Love the onion, love it all. I’ve just posted up one my most PROVOKING outfits featuring Erdem’s
    runway printed neoprene coat and matching heels, do tell what you think
    on the craziness and l hope it entertains ;)

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/02/erdem-ocratic.html

  • http://shesawsparks.wordpress.com/ christine

    Aren’t we all one of a kind?

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

    As always i read the comments before I click video on peoples blog. Haters are GONNNNEEEE hate. Girl you had me laughing so hard towards the end …were you playing foot/hand games with a fire hydrant. This is why i love you, you’re not afraid to make fun of yourself. ( I literally just had a moment while typing and realized why it’s called a hydrant) …anyway go girl! Normally people shun bloggers for getting to work with larger brands. Personally i don’t care. I love Dr.Peppa!! Their Diet version is the best diet version out because I used to drink it as a kid. But nothing like the original. Since I don’t drink Soda as much, When i do it’s Dr. Pep or Ginger Ale. Anyway you are ONE of a kind! Luv ya

  • vittoria gallacci

    Super fun and cute video: I ADORE you.

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

    http://vittoriafiveinthemorning.blogspot.it/2013/02/brown-stripes.html

  • zazyl

    ;) nice video!!!

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  • Yasmin Moeladi

    this is awesome leandra, you never fail to put a smile on my face
    xx
    yasmin
    http://noise-and-confusionn.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Jay

    I absolutely love the way you manage to go CRAZY and still remain unbelievably slick in all of these videos. I PRAY that by the time I’m your age I develop the guts you have, because its truly an incredible quality to be as courageous as you are. You may be a Man Repeller in the way you dress, but I have no trouble at all seeing what attracts men to you in the way you behave. I know the community you come from and I know sometimes its hard to feel like a unique individual, and I must say what a wonderful job you’ve done of it. Keep taking risks and I assure you you will continue to be successful (and yes, you will keep gaining instagram, twitter, and facebook followers). BTW seeing as that I’m somewhat obsessed with you and I’ve watched more than a handful of videos of you being interviewed, I can admire how accurate this quote is: “in other pertinent news: I want to spearhead the beginning of a drinking game called How Many Times Can Leandra Talk About the Inception of Man Repeller in which every time I discuss the quote: sad state of my love life, end quote”. I sometimes wonder how you manage to keep a straight face every time you need to explain what it means to be a man repeller. I hope someday very soon its just understood among everyone what a man repeller is and how it originated, and that way you never have to answer that question again.

  • http://twitter.com/TheLaurenAdams Lauren Adams

    I love love love this!

  • http://twitter.com/THELOUDERMOUTH Stephanie Loudmouth

    This is awesome.

  • Lateybirdy

    So cute but endorsement? really?

  • Katja
  • http://www.commecoco.com/ J. Jehanne

    fricken love this video and totally love you. You keep me blogging! Thanks for being SO SWEET and nice when I have met you and thank you so much for not being typical!

  • http://kissesfromk.wordpress.com/ Kiki Y

    OMG! Dr Pepper is literally my favourite thing on this planet. Well not literally. But close. I am an addict! And this made me so happy!

    kissesfromk.wordpress.com

  • Shawnee Rajala

    You rock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559275431 Angela Covacs

    you are friggin awesome!
    cheers from Brazil

  • deanna

    I’m sure you got a script or whatever, but listing off your follower counts is actual bragging, not humble bragging.

  • http://profiles.google.com/juleskills Julie Hardee

    Aw, I love this. You and Rachel Maddow are my champion sweethearts of Diet DP Love.

  • blair breitenstein

    This gave me chills, you are so amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/SASHA_LJ Sasha Leon

    gosh! breathtaking.

    http://www.styleworm.com

  • http://twitter.com/VthePassenger VthePassenger

    Fantastic Darling!

  • Kier Mellour

    I have to say, as a more conventional dresser- I’d describe my style as MADMEN Housewife meets cher from clueless, meets every guys dream. #humblebrag And I didn’t get your blog, or follow you- what brought me here today, I have no idea, but after watching this video, I love you. I want to be friends with you. My boyfriend would abhor your style, and it’s not what will keep me coming back, it’s your style of writing, your sense of humor and your outlook on life. New fan, follower, and cheerleader here.

    With Love From Hollywood,

    Kier

    Fashion Addict LA

    Recent Post: Tags Shop Grand Opening Party

    Video Tutorial: How to do a sock bun

  • http://www.facebook.com/razie.alter Razie Alter

    You’re a huge inspiration and I’m obsessed!

  • cp

    can we like know who makes that paris clutch?! loves it

    • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.celia.harrigan.the.first Lauren Harrigan

      Olympia Le Tan! Available in limited supply on Net-A-Porter I think.

  • Captive Louise

    You go gurl! Intense video, it sorta reminded me of the rapper DENA at times? And I’m actually happy that you landed something like this, it’s pretty cool. I wish I had that sort of influence, it’s mesmerizing. Haters gonna hate! (I’ve been trying to control my chronic overuse of !!!)
    http://shop.vitor.com.pt

  • Fabita Punk

    awesome video <3 it

  • Deanna G.

    You are adorable.!

  • frances

    LOVE you! glad the doctor does too!

  • JEN

    LOVE

  • Sophie K.S.

    I always pictured you with a voice like Jane Lane.

  • Fashion Hound

    Hey why not! #bragginglikeitsasport
    Cool vid
    Faye http://www.fashionhound.tv x

  • Suz

    this is so sick – you’re amazing.

  • Valentina

    You are awesome in some many levels! Always on point with fashion, always a stepforward and two steps aside from the rest, quirky and bad ass smart. Ok! I think theys may be to stalkerish.

  • Magda McCann

    This is how I found you- the Dr. had posted this on his FB page. You and the Dr. are awesome.

  • http://neoboha.blogspot.com/ Tyne Swedish

    I hate that you can’t view the video anymore.

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