Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.
A born and bred New Yorker, Medine's fashion epiphany occurred while mourning multiple broken relationships in the dressing room of Topshop. As she slipped into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin blazer, it hit her: she didn't have a boyfriend because of the way she dressed. The more she thought about it, she realised that such outfits, such items of clothing, could measure her whole life.These essays, written with the author's signature sass and blunt honesty, explore the deep connection between our memories and the sartorial choices associated with them. From 'The Bermuda Shorts' to 'The Magical Harem Pants', Medine relates with wit how she navigated her way into the most unusual item of all: 'The Inconsequential Big White Dress (And Organza Jacket)'. That's right, even the man repeller found love.This book is a collection of awkwardly funny experiences, a sweet love story, and above all, a reminder to celebrate and embrace a world made for women, by women.
Leandra Medine is the author of http://www.manrepeller.com, a humorous blog about serious fashion. She launched it in 2010 and has since received acclaim as one of Forbes' '30 under 30' in the field of style and design, and as one of TIME magazine's 25 best blogs in 2012. She lives in downtown Manhattan with many pairs of shoes.