The Burlap Suit

Because let’s be real–would she really look good in a burlap suit?


I often think about dressing really attractive women in burlap bags (this is not to be confused with killing them, I can promise you that) and asking the question no one postulates when considering the age old aphorism, (implemented I am sure by one Jewish mother at some point in time, speaking of her son’s potential suitor,) “she’s so beautiful, she’d look good in a burlap suit!”

Would she really, though? I’m not necessarily saying I disagree but I am saying I’m not quite sold. So in the spirit of burlesque investigative journalism, I began a quest to find a burlap bag and a beautiful woman while I strategized the process that would allow me to sack said woman using the burlap bag and photograph the process without getting sued. Or arrested.

Somewhere along the way, though, I was interrupted.

During a regular day’s internet perusal (one that, I’ll admit, included Amazon research on cost-effective potato-lugging attache), I caught wind of an English fashion brand titled Charlie May making shorts, jackets, dresses and so forth using, as fate would have it, the fabric of choice. Naturally, I pounced.

While the idea of testing the previous hypothesis was still–is still–probably a good one, I knew for certain I couldn’t test it on myself. My legs do not look like those of the Anja Rubik variety and my jaw structure is laughable when considering someone like that of, say, Hilary Rhoda’s. But because I am a flaming narcissist (it’s not my fault–just ask Time magazine–this is wholly a function of subsisting in New York, in 2013, as a millennial) and wanted to include myself in this study in at least some diminutive capacity, I elected the above suit to function as the vessel that would permit that. And while sure, it’s not a sack, per se, I had to start somewhere. Right?

Now, because it’s Thursday past 4 o’clock, there is only one thing left to do and that is:

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Whip our hair back and forth. Like the last time, this gif is only as good as the music video below it so exercise your computer’s most adept multi-tasking skills and enjoy.

Charlie May suit, Rxmance t-shirt, Charlotte Olympia heels.

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  • Alba B.

    Dear Leandra,

    I am not going to be repetitive on saying my complements to your legs, but if you have the complex for them to look like those of Anja Rubik, then all the rest of us humanised plebeians, (who by the way still continue to believe and convince ourselves that this year the diet&sport will function), have to go and jump with all our legs on the first street drain and never come out (always assuming that we will fit in it!!!).

    Like the green roof of your background too much of Le Corbusier on it!!!!

    • Anna


  • Camilla Ackley

    Charlie is even more of a babe in person than her shamazing clothes suggest, she just nails it every time with her tailoring too,

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • Royal Wang

    Hey,Dear you,thank you making me laugh,that moving pic really interesting,haha,love you

    your fan:

  • Jack
  • jaclyn

    LOL get’em girl! umm I love the suit!

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  • This video makes me exceedingly happy. Thank you for the reminder! And the suit looks fab on you, natch.

  • I think you have awesome legs and this burlap suit, looks great on you πŸ˜‰

    Peach Black

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  • Delirious

    I have never ever in my entire life seen anything more manrepelling than those shorts. I love it!

  • Fantastic outfit! I love Charlie May’s clothes! xo, Christina


  • Cinja L

    loving the all white! and the gif is so funny πŸ˜€

  • Reyes
  • I love your hair dance! You rock Leandra!

  • Sartorial Revenge

    Who knew burlap could look this good? Thank you for sharing – the Charlie May collection is already waiting for me in the second tab.

  • c’mon ur legs are divine! i can assure you of that!!
    and for some reason it seems to work perfectly with every outfit you attempt and you successfully wear!!

  • You

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  • monkeyshines

    refreshing palette!


  • I will make a suit of burlap. The theory must be tested.

  • Katerina

    After seeing this outfit, looks like I’ll have to invest in some burlap pieces myself. Loving the blazer!

    Great gif! I shall now go whip my hair back & forth until my neck can’t take it anymore.

  • lefukaka

    you’re so dizzy.

  • Oliver Lips

    Love this suit!

    If you’ll excuse me I have to whip my hair back & forth now…

  • I think this is really telling us that despite sex symbol status, Marilyn Monroe was a Man Rpeller, too. Sure, this is in part because she looked damn fine in a literal burlap sack, but it’s also because she was so much more complex than any of her roles or press let her be. She liked books, she tried to have serious roles, and had a penchant for a really, really good high-waisted bathing suit.

  • Jia

    Looking gorgeous and elegant.

  • Dale Janee

    I love the jacket! so cute! πŸ™‚

    ~Dale Janee

  • Jenaly Enns

    love this outfit!!!

  • steffie elshout

    Very cool .GIF. I’m in love with your jacket.

  • Joel Harris

    “My legs do not look like those of the Anja Rubik variety …”

    Little secret? Your legs are nuclear stockpiles. Fine ore. Secret technology. And you write real good too, which makes it even worse.

    (that was a freebie)


    .joel (random dude stalker)

  • Laura Iriarte

    I must say! Those look like cute shoes! Wish I could have gotten a better look! πŸ™‚ cute outfit! πŸ™‚

  • LOL whip your hair! πŸ™‚ Suit looks great on you and your legs may not be Anja Rubik but they still look damn good!

  • edafiliz

    love this outfit! the pic are hilarious ! x

  • Look Sharp Sconnie

    lucy and ricardo were all over this one…

  • Margief

    haha that video is so funny…made me smile:) I am loving all the white outfits I keep seeing – also this is the first time ive seen your blog and its so good!


  • Karen Hwang

    love the outfit!!!
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  • Restless Blonde

    Great post and I love your outfit!

  • ela’s world
  • Love the burlap suit, on the hunt for my own! Do you recommend other places with fabulous burlap?

  • Great jacket

    Lots of love,

    April Fashionreports

  • christine rowfle

    Great outfit! Love the jacket!

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