Ask a Man Repeller! The art itself.

man·re·pell·er  [mahn-ree-peller]
–noun
she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:
Girl 1: What are you wearing tonight?
Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pants, of course.
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
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Leandra Medine is an American author and fashion blogger best known for The Man Repeller, a humorous website for serious fashion. Good fashion is about pleasing women, not men, so as it happens, the trends that we love, men hate.

Medine’s first foray into blogging began in 2009, with her first humor blog, Boogers + Bagels, hosted by web-publishing service, blogspot. The blog’s final post was published on April 19, 2010, shortly after the launch of Medine’s second, and most famous, blog, The Man Repeller. Prior to the completion of Boogers + Bagels, Medine had started to incorporate “Man Repelling” terminology into her Boogers + Bagels blog posts, with such articles as “Daily Man Repeller” and “Man Repeller Du Jour” percursing her ultimate transition to The Man Repeller. blog.Medine started The Man Repeller blog in May 2010 as a hobby. The idea for the blog came during a trip to Topshop with friend Rachel Strugatz, now a reporter at Women’s Wear Daily.

To understand what the Man Repeller is about, all you really need to do is get hold of the home video of Leandra Medine playing with her brother at an Upper East Side gym. Their mother is holding the camera. Leandra is wearing, as protection against lice, a shower cap. She is 8 years old, and she says, for posterity, “This is my outfit. Do you like it? If anyone doesn’t … I don’t give a shit!”

Seventeen years later, Medine spends all day telling other women not to give a shit what anyone thinks about their outfits. At ManRepeller.com. Man Repeller is kooky from its words on the pages to the images related to the articles, here is just a snippet from a recent blog post called “I Found the Perfect Jeans”:

“HERE’S HOW TO WEAR THEM FIVE WAYS

Fact: locating perfect denim is akin to achieving ideal companionship, but here’s a question worth canvassing: what happens after you’ve uncovered your happy ending? Do all the fireworks and salsa dancing emojis continue to populate the movie screen that is your life? Do Taylor Swift songs play every time you and your loved one (be s/he human or cotton) are reunited? Are there fights? Ruts that seem insurmountable?”

For more of the blogpost jump on to manrepeller.com to read the fun yet fashion forward post. Man Repeller is a blog that i have been inspired from with the signature humour of the blog being infused with fashion referencing style in a unique way. With fashion being taken serious at times on red carpets with worst and best dressed, this is a refreshing take on fashion in a fun and creative way. This is well grounded with an audience and following of more than 184,000 Twitter followers, 547,200 Instagram followers and 144,000 Facebook followers.

In 2012, Medine was also featured in Forbes’s “Top 30 Under 30” as one of the year’s “most influential trendsetters, while The Man Repeller was recognised in TIME’s “25 Best Blogs of 2012”,and received “Best Overall Blog” at the 2012 Bloglovin’ Awards. Leandra Medine success as a blogger is something I inspire to achieve, gaining the readers and following to be influential in the fashion industry.

Keep flippin’ through the pages,

apaigeinfashion.

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MBFFS| Fashion Bloggers On Style: Spring Edits

Keeping up with current fashion trends, Sydney’s most influential fashion bloggers had a show to edit collections and present the must-have pieces of the coming season, which promoted their upcoming reality program Fashion Bloggers although one girl short without Amanda Shadforth to complete the bloggers five. Fashion Bloggers will be aired on October the 15th on the Style Network.

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Fashion bloggers Kate Waterhouse, Zanita Whittington, Sara Donaldson and Margaret Zhang presented the Fashion Bloggers On Style: Spring Edits runway show on day 2 of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney. The girls curated looks from an array of Aussie designers, sending their favourite’s down the runway for an inspirational conviction of the Spring 2014 trends. These girls are the most influential fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers in Australia brought their top season picks to the runway show.

All the girls acquire such different styles, in which they showed spring fashion through their eyes inspiring us on how we should be dressing this season.

The minimalistic taste of Sara styled monochrome magic looks including Bec & Bridge, UNIF.M and Macgraw,

Zanita’s personal affinity for colour and a pattern, with loose silhouettes styled pieces from Alice McCall, Life with Bird and Karen Walker.

Kate’s favourite spring edits came from Camilla and Marc, Yttrium by Aurelio Costarella and Ginger & Smart.

Amanda’s organic and authentic ideas featured looks from Michael Lo Sordo and Bassike

Margaret’s spring fashion were inspired slouchy trenches over sexy bralettes from Michael Lo Sordo which also included Jac + Jack, Karla Spetic and TOME.

Here is a look at the runway show, see if you can spot out the girls signature looks for this spring.

 

I wanna know which fashion blogger has inspired your spring fashion?

You can foliow the fashion bloggers girls on instagram to keep being inspired:

Kate Waterhouse: @katewaterhouse7

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Zanita Whittington: @zanitazanita

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Sara Donaldson: @harperandharley

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Margaret Zhang: @margaret_zhang

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Amanda Shadforth: @oraclefoxblog

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Keep flippin’ through the paiges,

apaigeinfashion.