We’ve got to stop meeting like this.


We’ve got to stop meeting like this.

Very frequently do I fall victim to the, er, persuasive rhetoric I broadcast through Man Repeller. Case in point: the photo above from last night’s WSJ Magazine innovator of the year awards at the MoMA times yesterday’s post on women in suits.

After spending extensive time supposing the female tuxedo, revisiting Yves Saint Laurent’s version, chronicling the new age printed adaptations, dubbing the summer suit (though due to my highly advanced sense of humor, no one so much as flinched when I likened Little Red Riding Hood’s wolf counterpart to Robert Pattinson) and simultaneously creating an outfit for this event that would be part smart (what if, after all, I did want to dive into the riveting world of stock options and commodities,) part suitable (pun not intended) for a subsequent party with a dress-code that read, dress extraordinary.

Is that the longest sentence you’ve ever read or at least among the top five?

Ultimately, I settled on (bought) the above velvet (viscose) suit from Zara–sold as separates and merchandised on opposite ends of the Prince Street store. Part Ralph Lauren, a hint Juicy Couture ca. heyday #1, conclusively everything I tried to communicate yesterday.

Know what I mean?

…But also, a glorified velour tracksuit. Run DMC, anyone?

Proenza Schouler shoes, Enza Costa white tee, Ferragamo clutch.

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  • Elisa

    Great outfit, you do pull off the suit wonderfully. I, on the other hand, always end up looking like a scruffy waitress. How do you do it? Is it the necklace?

    Elisa – Wandering Minds

  • Wow, that’s Zara? Salute!

  • Patricia Brand

    Fantastic Zara Tuxedo!!!

  • Natali

    You look so sophisticated! Beautiful shoes and blazer!

  • Marina Casapu

    American Eagle, now Zara? Something’s happening…:)

    • Leandra Medine

      It’s about the clothes, not the brands!

      • Marina Casapu

        True. And I love it. Now, if I see something on you that I like, I can actually buy it 🙂

      • lily marlen

        Is there a like button for that statement! I often say ppl do get blinded and hung up by the label and forget about the clothes.

  • Nico
  • Totally love this!!!

    -xoxo- lorena

  • B.

    The suit is great, but it’s really the accesories that stand out

  • love the repeating ‘V’ of the necklace, shirt, jacket and then the shoes – and I have a feeling that after seeing this Zara may want to change the merchandising of the pieces…

  • Rachelle

    Love the deep v-neck with the very classy suit. Well done.

  • Ellie Ellie Ltd

    You look fab, you CEO you! Suit is gorgeous. Here at Ellie Ellie HQ we are big fans!

    The Ellie Ellie team xx

  • Love this suit and have loved them for a long time. Bought one when I was 14 for my cousin’s wedding and it was love at first wear. Thanks as always for a great post!

  • rhodawong

    loving this chic look with the bling necklace!

  • vittoria gallacci
  • erica wright

    amazing outfit.

  • cca

    love this look! love the additon of the white-tee

  • Karina Lopez

    As simple as it is, this may be one of my favorite looks. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white-tee, any recommendations?
    Thanks – Karina L.

  • Veronique

    Loooooooooove your smoking hot smoking! 😉


  • lavieenliz

    I love it! It’s easy and simple…and chic

  • cynbad

    This ROCKS! And you know Chicks CAN run in heels! The velour is one SWEET bonus to get ya there faster!!!!

  • Ai Que Dramatica

    Esmalte em gel!! Confira no AQD os prós e contras do uso do esmalte que promete duração e brilho de 15 a 20 dias nas unhas!!

  • elena

    you rock with a smoking <3


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  • Maike
  • Not So Gentle Reader

    Wow! Leandra, you look great! More like this, please. Now about those run-on sentences… (Make. It. Stop.)

  • This is the most perfect, amazing and #musthave outfit there ever was on the planet. I’d wear this to bbq cookout in Oklahoma or to an audition for American Idol! Stunning!

  • Camila

    I love it. You look beautiful and you accessorized it perfectly.

    We’d love to know your opinion about Jessica Biel’s outfit in Paris. Do you agree with us?

  • monkeyshines

    stunning heels!


  • michelle cook
  • Cassandra

    It seems that many of your looks have been more refined lately, while still retaining your signature flair. I’m a really big fan of it.

  • Kate

    You’re great. Beyonce is great. Job done.


  • this suit is divine, good choice!



  • Stephanie Lam

    Uhmm loooove the suit! How did I NOT see that at Zara??

  • Sharon

    What a gorgeous suit!

  • fashmongers
  • Eva

    Love your blazer, it’s great! x

  • the (un?)social butterfly

    I cannot even begin to believe that´s Zara. You look amazing, and I loved you complimented the silver shoes and jewelry with a golden clutch, thus again falling in the Man Repeller rethoric 🙂
    And I´m convinced there´s no such thing as menswear, regardless of it having been produced for men or women. There are just clothes.

  • Such an effortlessly stylish outfit! Love this!

  • Jennifer

    This is definitely not man repelling 😉
    xo Jennifer

  • natasha trantali

    i want this outfit i love itttt you are my fave blogger of all tme x

  • ohkate

    I can’t believe that suit is Zara’s! I definitely thought that when you mentioned YSL earlier, it would be followed by a “Where my suit is from…” (obviously written with your man-repelling flair.) I already have the image filed under “Inspiration.” You’re awesome.



    Aw! Looove the silver shoes! Major want! xx

  • Bonnie, Clyde + Marni
  • Sophie K.S.

    The best use of a tuxedo. Ever.

  • Lisa

    I really love this outfit. Everything goes together perfectly without being too matchy-matchy! I would def wear tihs. PS those shoes rock.

  • Ursamare

    Oh, chic indeed! All your posts make me laugh, but I found the “OMG is that really Zara?” comments especially hilarious today. Poor Zara. Although I was thinking the same thing. Really great look.

  • This is not man repelling at all! it’s sexy!

  • This concept. I am feeling it, now. Right now.

  • Lizzy

    Hi! You look absolutely amazing! You’re capable of looking fashionable and really intelligent at the same time….with a simple Zara suit!! Oh,and with a repelling touch!! Just great!!

  • Rita from Portugal

    you look great!

  • M.from barefootcloud

    I always love your smile!Makes everything look so much better!
    come visit!

  • Felicity

    Zara has some amazing stuff! You’re looking buff ting! I’ve been having a lot of Beyonce/Destiny’s Child sessions recently, too much fun. x

  • KZ

    you look beautiful! where is your necklace fromm????

  • Jenaly Enns
  • Sylvie

    You look great in this outfit!

  • The Urban Promeneur

    I love this post. Especially for you putting the song down there. Suits!

  • christine

    you look so incredibly chic!

  • Incredibly sophisticated in an off-beat way – a dramatic change from your usual (and my favourite) brightly coloured/patterned/wildly textured choices; love it 🙂

  • Kesly

    I’m so in love with your silver jewelry and shoes! We wear suits and we run the world! LOL

  • Opposite Lipstick
  • You look stunning. As already said in the comments, I also like it when I see something on you and go completely bonkers over it, I can think “I could buy that” instead of cursing on my low paycheck.

  • lou

    man getter or repeller? where are your layers!

  • Love the women suit!
    And that outfit is great! Love the cut of the suit
    and the V-neck of the top!


  • Uschi

    I love this outfit!

  • fashionisserious

    I’m going to Rome tomorrow…I want that Zara suit! I must say it looks fab on you. Congrats!

  • Charlotte

    I love the jacket! The deep V is a nice touch and I love the big statement necklace you used to fill in the empty space. Gorgeous!


  • yourstylejourney

    Love this look!

  • Christina

    Love it!


  • India Saka

    Love this outfit!

  • Théa Unknown

    I love your necklace!

    Théa Unknown

  • Rachel

    absolutely stunning!

  • Joel Moore

    Leandra, you look aaaamaze!

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  • laima hareer

    fab outfit, love the necklace

  • Reptilia

    You look amazing!! Love this suit!!


  • Zainab

    Loving the budget friendly outfit! My money doesn’t grow on trees!! You took amazeballs! xx

  • Style Mish Mash

    This outfit is great, this velvet tux looks smashing!

    GO TO!

  • Gine

    Zara should feel honored… and give you everything for free! You look gorgeous and I wont be the only one, who will be in the store tomorrow morning…

  • Melly

    That looks awesome! Wow 🙂
    Love, Melly

  • where is your necklace from please? I need it
    not looking very repellant today I must say but I like it and, yes, possibly one of the longest sentences I have ever read (I can speak, out loud, uncomfortably long sentences myself)

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • ADJ


  • thechicndamned

    Please, just one time. Un-glorified velour tracksuit with JUICY across the back! 😀

    x k

  • Jully Erikson

    I Love this outfit. It looks makes a fashionable style.I love this post. Especially for you putting the song down there. Suits! That fashion jacket is very fantastic and makes a good personality.

  • Julye Veltman Fruin
  • Those Proenza Schouler shoes are f**ing amazing.
    me wants 🙂

  • Divya Keerthika

    u kno, for ‘The Innovator Of The Year Awards’ and a ‘Dress Extraordinary’ after party, this outfit isnt as fiercely, creatively or innovatively man repelling as one(myself) would expect from you, someone who made man repelling nothing short of a glorious inspiration.

  • Looking good, Leandra!

  • LabellaLuxe Boutique

    Nice shoes and statement necklace!

  • i dont have a problem with Zara, because your style and shoes gave this outfit 10 points!

  • monika reynolds

    good thing you at least commented on world’s longest run on sentence that i couldn’t believe i was still reading as i was reading it.

  • Your shoes are utter perfection!

  • Catherine and Greer

    This is such a fantastic photo! But good God Leandra, legs straight… arms by sides… almost neutral facial expression… Who are you and what have you done with the Man Repeller?!

  • wmw style

    chica your look is awesome … <3

  • Mandy

    Where did you get the necklace. BFF fell in love with it. Want to get it for her for Christmas. Fantastic styling … once again!

    • Leandra Medine

      Dannijo and Mark Henry! Three separate necklaces

  • mabelmatilda

    You pull this outfit off really well.

  • o.meshko

    ahhh velvet whata dream!!!!

  • Silvia Cristescu

    My heart just stopped! You look perfect!