Fashion blogger Leandra Medine gave her fans a glimpse inside her extensive wardrobe, and continues to show her devotion to the fashion industry in new ways every day. Since her blog, Man Repeller, began in 2010 Leandra has opened a whole new world for the everyday woman. The blogger loves to stand out in the fashion scene and takes risks based on what she wants to wear instead of clothes that others would like to see her in.
In an interview with Vestiaire Collection, the company that supported her wardrobe outing, Leandra gave a little of her background on why she started her fashion blog. Leandra recounted a time in Topshop with her friend, when she started complaining about her love life. The life-altering statement her friend responded with was the source of her inspiration: “Of course nobody wants to date you, you don’t dress for men.” Back to the interview at hand, Leandra confessed that it was that moment where she realized fashion was more important to her than men.
It was this moment where Leandra realized she had a unique perspective to share with the world, and so she started her Man Repeller blog to show women everywhere they can be empowered, and don’t have to “dress for men” if they don’t wish to. And that sentiment shines through with the blogger’s photoshoot, absolutely teeming with life and joy. Fashion can bring out the absolute best in people, all they need is an outlet to let their individuality shine, and Leandra not only found hers, but also created opportunities for non-extroverts to find their place as well.
Leandra’s personality is what makes her blog and her wardrobe so unique. She wears what she feels beautiful in, and goes against the grain. She lives by what she says in her interview: She wants to be able to look in the mirror and just think “Damn, she’s fine!”
The blogger’s quote perfectly sums up her brash personality, and once the photoshoot began, her clothes spoke numbers to the rest of her story. Leandra’s backless red top was the star of her shoot. The garment came to life, even in the still photographs, letting the top do the talking while not overshadowing the girl wearing it. Her personality was never masked, but rather embellished her best traits. She dresses her body well, and knows the shapes she looks best in. While many onlookers may see her fashion as over the top or unconventional, there is no doubt she would love the idea of stirring a conversation about fashion.
Leandra Medine’s kooky wardrobe is perfect for her, and no one can tell her otherwise. Her style is here to stay, and she will continue to be an inspiration to women everywhere with her bold statement, showing that you don’t have to conform to what others expect of you. You don’t have to dress any certain way to attract men, because it’s perfectly acceptable to only want to attract yourself. As long as you can give yourself the “Damn, she’s fine!” expression every time you look in the mirror, you don’t have to worry about impressing others. And that’s just the way Leandra Medine likes it.
Photos courtesy of Vestiaire Collective