This just in: yesterday, Holt Renfrew‘s Toronto flagship store, and surrounding areas for that matter, experienced a significant drop in foot traffic from the local male population. The cause? The Man Repeller herself, blogger Leandra Medine, dropped by to help launch the retailer’s new blog, Holts Muse. Armed with only the most effective man repelling techniques and her signature arm party, Medine managed to keep the men away, but attracted a large contingent of equally man-repelling fans to her personal appearance and invite-only cocktail party.
What does one wear to meet someone who takes pride in outfitting herself “in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex”? With no harem pants, boyfriend jeans or clogs in my repertoire, I decided to go the route of ruffles so large and in charge that they bordered on human repelling. I’m certain that this is exactly the type of occasion the fashion house of Valentino designs these sorts of garments for; they’d be very proud to know that I wore my Valentino for Gap ruffle bolero for this purpose, I’m sure.
My fellow party-goers also brought their man-repelling A games. There was weapon-like statement jewelry, bold, in-your-face prints and wild, unsexy shoes galore; it short, it was a full-on assault on the sartorial preferences of the (straight) male species. And it was glorious. Check out the gallery for more photos of the queen bee man repeller, Leandra Medine, plus the very best man-repelling ensembles Toronto had to offer.
Photo Credit: First image by Nelia Belkova; all others by The Backseat Stylers