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911! MR By Man Repeller Shoe Collection II is Here

Plus six ways to wear them

03.28.17

These are the thoughts running through my mind right now as I try to write an intro to draw attention to my second footwear collection, available ~exclusively~ through Net-a-Porter.

#1. It is so much easier to write about other people’s shit. When you’re writing about stuff someone else has made you can be as galvanizing (or aggrandizing) as you want without having to wonder if it appears as though you’re blowing steam up your own ass.

#2. The fact that I’m worried about blowing steam up my own ass indicates that being a woman is even more challenging in its nuances that I think it is! And I don’t necessarily consider it a walk in the park. Reason being that I am monitoring my self-deprecation meter in order to make sure that I am being neither too vulgar nor too self-complimentary.

#3. I am pretty positive that if I spend enough time thinking about what constitutes a healthy dose of self-deprecation, I will come to the determination that I overspend my self-dep dramatically, which will then turn into a conversation about whether that is because I am a woman.

#4. This will only happen because the political climate is turning me into an absolutist. Everything that happens is now man vs. woman in my head. “Would this be the case if I were a man?” I never used to ask myself this! Now that I do, I fear I’m assuming too much responsibility for these “women’s issues,” which are actually HUMAN issues. All people! Because, really, all self-professed humorists, gender notwithstanding, are self-deprecating. No?

Which brings me to the finale thought:

#5. I fucking love these shoes. I think I did a damn good job with them. Especially these ones:

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Now, here are six ways to wear them.

Like you’re picking tomatoes from a forest that grows tomatoes:

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MR PVC slides, Creatures of Comfort dress, Sonia Rykiel jeans, Gentle Monster sunglasses, Aurélie Bidermann hoops

Everyone thinks the joke’s on us because we’re wearing white jeans in a forest, but the dress is concealing kneepads to keep our knees both safe and clean.

Like you have straight-up had it with tops:

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MR loafers, Leal Daccarett top, Saks Potts skirt

Your boobs are starved for attention! Do you blame them? I don’t.

Like you have straight-up had it with bottoms:

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MR loafersRosie Assoulin top, Gucci brooch, Le Specs x Adam Selman sunglasses

By the way! These lace ups can also be tied into bows behind the shoe if you just feel like wearing a slingback.

For a paintball tournament:

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MR slides, Rosie Assoulin button-down and bralette, Ganni shorts

One word: camouflage.

When you want to feel like a school teacher on summer break:

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MR sun mules, Rosie Assoulin shirt, Dries Van Noten shorts, Cutler & Gross sunglasses

For a walk in the park:

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MR Cactus heels, Rosie Assoulin dress, Morgenthal Frederics x Rosie Assoulin sunglasses

Or the desert, whatev — UGH: Would I assume the park is a metaphor for a desert if I wasn’t a woman??? Just kidding!

Photos by Matt Borkowski. Follow him on Instagram @mattborkowski and Twitter @mborkowskiphoto.

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  • Dina

    Just fabulous

  • Sophia Simons

    Wonderful, they are supermega amazing and beautifully styled!!! A+ for colourcombinationgoals! But I always wonder how you keep shoes with only one strap on your feet, don’t you ever lose them?

  • Abby

    Those red slides have my name all over them! But forreal, how does anyone afford $300 sandals? I can only think of one clothing item I’ve ever spent more than $200 on and that was my wedding dress.

  • Leandra, you look amazing in all these photos! The outfits are killer and compliment the shoes perfectly. I am especially digging the pink and red loafers (ballet vibes hello!)

  • Amy L Campbell

    if the florist doesn’t land a modelling contract after this shoot then I’ll be damned

    • <- I was without work for 6 months when my former Co-worker lastly recommended me to start freelancing at home… It was only after I gained $5000 in my initial month when I really believed I am able to do this for a living! At the moment I am joyful than ever… I work-from-home moreover I am my own boss now like I always wanted… I see quite a lot of unsatisfied people around me, working the same old boring job that is sucking the daily life out of all of them day-after-day… Each time I see anybody similar to that I say START FREELANCING MAN! This is how I started ………………… http://blurt.news/pub/CJ

  • Natali

    MR loafers in the 2nd outfit are amazing pair of shoes! Must get them!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  • Irene Roberts

    Dear Leandra, I need your help. Can you please write a note to my landlord explaining why I can’t pay my upcoming rent? Seriously, I absolutely love all the shoes!! I’m pretty sure I NEED them all! The price point doesn’t even bother me and I’m pretty cheap. You should be very proud of yourself, you did an F’ing damn good job.

  • XJ JX

    Epitome of coolness as always, Leandra!

  • crln lr

    Yesss!!!
    All of these looks are fantastic.
    VERY COOL. LOOOOVE.

  • Ash

    I now realize I need cactus heels in my life.

  • Ugh ugh UGH I am malfunctioning b/c these are like KRYPTONITE. Stop making amazing shoes, please!!!

  • Pandora Sykes

    I LOVE THE CRYSTAL PERSPEX

    • Harling Ross

      me2me2me2me2

  • lateshift

    ❤️❤️❤️ these

  • Amelia Diamond

    yYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA

  • OMG, I want to steal those lace up loafers for my wardrobe arsenal!

    http://thechicspy.com

  • Junglesiren

    Great job, girl. I love the ballet loafers!

  • Hey Leandra, can you please let us into your brain so we can understand the process of creating these fabulous shoes? No really: how did you start? Did you think of shoes you always wanted but never found when shopping?
    Please I need to know.

  • Clare Mikulski

    An Italian size 42 is a US women’s 10. This size 12 bish, and all my size 12+ bishters (bish sisters) cannot put her feet in these shoes.

  • Kelly’s Gross-o

    Please please please consider making shoes at a price point that the plebes can access one day. These shoes are to die for but I’m a teacher, and it’s true what they say about our paychecks.

  • Paula Gonzalez

    The collection is amazing Leandra, congrats!
    But I feel the price point is unreachable for some of us at this point, I hope one day you can make kind-of-affordable shoes.

  • Plshelpmefindgoodsneakers

    Can you please make a new post about sneakers? We’re not going to get away from having to wear them but the dominating Nike and Adidas ones is making me feel bad by how basic they are, but don’t have time to invest in looking for nice ones. But you guys literaly work and live fashion so I guess it would be a valuable time spent??