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Love Means Having To Say You’re Sorry

Regardless of what you’ve been told.


In partnership with Monica Vinader

In what is perhaps one of the most iconic quotes of cinematic history, Ali MacGraw and her inspiring brows tell Ryan O’Neal’s Oliver that “love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

But that makes no sense. Love is all about making mistakes, learning from them and then owning up to them repeatedly. How many times have you mumbled “I’m sorry” to your mom after she yelled at you for hiding the family cat? And have you never had to slump dejectedly into your father’s office and say “sorry” for swallowing his most prized collector’s stamp? When I was five I painted all over a tree  (my mother used the term “vandalized,” but let’s not get carried away here). When I got caught, she made me apologize to both the tree and her.

What about all of the countless fights with significant others, soul mates and those who you’ve declared as your best, forever? We’re only human, after all. And humans do a lot of things that call for atonement — especially to those we love. Was it not Jay Z who sang, “All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend”? Beyoncé may appear infallible, but we all know she’s had to apologize at least once for accidentally leaving her red underwear in with his white tees thus turning everything pink.

So if love does mean having to say you’re sorry, and you, like us, are constantly doing weird things (by accident! …or not!) then maybe what everyone really needs are tokens of apology — an updated version of the Best Friend Forever bracelet.

That’s where Monica Vinader comes in.

Yarn and macaroni just won’t cut it when you’ve superglued a banana peel to someone’s nose, but a rose gold-and-colored-cord variety might. Concealed an open can of tuna under your closest friend’s mattress just to see how long it would take for her to notice? She’ll forgive you in exchange for a gold coin around her wrist. You set an army of live hamsters in jet packs down her pants? Pavé diamonds for that one. I mean you really messed up there. And if you did something that you really feel badly about…but kind of know it will make for a funny story later on, engrave the memory right on to the customizable plates.

If that doesn’t say, “I’m sorry,” maybe it isn’t love.

Part of a collaboration with Monica Vinader

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  • GapToothedGirl

    Yes, thanks, but no thanks… It’s still difficoult!

    xox, Gap.

  • Natali

    Amazing shoes and pants! Your style is so unique and inspiring!

  • Hurray for bringing back the arm party!

    I don’t know who came up with the idea of throwing hamsters down each other’s pants, but I agree that diamonds are the appropriate apology. 🙂

  • Nico

    😀 really amazing!

    Getting ready for Summer on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

  • B

    gaptoothedgirl- get your teeth fixed before commenting on anything. with those teeth you merit nothing

  • I would totally accept an “I’m sorry” with a side of Monica Vinader arm candy!

  • ee_by_cc

    As long as none of these notes say “sorry not sorry”, we’re straight. Adorable, hilarious, quirky post as usual, thanks!

  • Dominique Harris

    Love this post, had me giggling!!

  • buuuuut what about the clothing creds?! must know what those pants are

    • Leandra Medine

      oh poop – sorry! t-shirt = zara, pants n shoes = isabel marant, sunglasses = ray ban

    • boyfriendsandblazers

      Isabel Merant.

  • Alyssa B.

    Omg I LOVE these brackets. How have I never heard of this brand??

  • Love Monica Vinaders jewelries.

    And as always your outfit looks so good!

  • Léopoldine Dumas

    Nothing to do with the article but I wanted to know: Did you see Aymeline Valade in Cannes on the red carpet? Did you like it?

  • Léopoldine Dumas

    Nothing to do with the article, but I wanted to know. Did you like Aymeline Valade’s look on Cannes red carpet? (or is this too boyish)

  • Marina

    Nice bracelets, but those Marant pants are amazing! You wear them so well.

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  • lavieenliz

    love what you’re wearing! I totally agree! love means working on it because you want to stay in love forever!

  • monkeyshines
  • Ajnira Muminovic

    I love it, and the pants…

  • I find I cave first now whereas my husband used to before.

    The tables have turned and not in my favor, life sucks sometimes, doesn’t it. Damn my inability to control my emotions

  • I mostly apologize for my attitude when I’m hungry.

  • Jeanne

    Those sandals are incredible

  • lol: apologizing to her, and the tree.

  • SUSTOfashion

    Hi Leandra, we would love it if you would count down with us to our launch this fall at
    Greetings SUSTOfashion

  • estheresther

    Yeah but where are your trousers from?

    • Leandra Medine

      Jizzabel Marant

  • Leandra Medine

    Sorry I borrowed 50cents to buy a lemon and then used it to blind you

    • J

      Omg hahahah

  • The post is great, but I got distracted by the shoes…oh, those shoes…

  • stylesoothsayer

    Is the bracelet with the 6-14 date on it also by Monica? I LOVE & NEED! Please let me know if this is Monica or another designer. Thank you!

  • Savannah

    Outfit credits please!

  • Sofia

    Leandra, you are my Spirit Animal!

  • bong