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,

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Style Crush: Christine Centenara.

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She is the darling of the Australian fashion world, super Stylist and consultant to Kanye West and Ksubi, and recently Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue Australia (moving over from Harpers Bazaar). She is the uber stylish Christine Centenera.

She has incredible style. One of those people who is just always immaculately put together and always wears her fashion, never lets it wear her.”

Christine´s style may be defined as “too brave” or “too much”, often seen in bold outfits Christine’s look mixes fashion and function: strong shoulder blazers, baroque style, peplum, lace, controversial see-through fabrics and is never intimidated by matching oversized clothes with statement shoes. Or even layering patterned pants, draped shirts and jackets with her signature sunglasses for impeccable street style.

  She likes to keep it simple with basic colors though: black, white, nude and grey.

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Fashion Spotlight: My Celebrity Style Icons

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Following celebrities on Instagram gives the public an insight into their lives and especially their style, celebrities are a main source of inspiration for my style and this post is going to give you a peek into my wardrobe giving you an insight into my celebrity style icons and where to buy pieces the celebrities have worn that I love.

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With her trademark blonde wavy locks, siren red lipstick and grunge meets hip-hop wardrobe. Rita Ora’s edgy street style fashion is a huge inspiration for my fashion choices. With her fun and fearless 90’s infused love of colour-popping prints, body con, hi-tops and denim statement looks. Beanie’s are an item of fashion that I have an obsession with collecting and Rita Ora knows how to rock a beanie in an outfit and those cool ripped denim and edgy jackets that are huge statement pieces that I love.

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Rita Ora on her way to Capital Radio in London on March 28, 2014 – photo: AKM-GSI

Rita Ora went out in London wearing an ombré fur Just Cavalli sweater, Ashish Destroyed Sequin Jeans, and a pair of Sophia Webster Oprah Sandals.

Visit Steal Her Style for more Rita Ora looks and sites to grab these items: http://stealherstyle.net/rita-ora/

Follow Rita Ora on Instagram: http://instagram.com/ritaora

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Rihanna plays by her own rules when it comes to fashion, daring and fearless in her fashion choices constantly taking risks with mixing style. Rihanna’s mixture of fashion inspires my style to be bold, fashion for myself gives me a layer of confidence with bold pieces in my wardrobe. Rihanna can make Celine and Nike dunks look good and walk down the red carpet in a sheer floor length gown.

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Rihanna was spotted shaking up the streets of Manchester baring her middrift in a parody statement “Slutz” crop top courtesy of MadeMe. Rihanna completed her look rocking a pair of stylish blue and leather trousers from Rag & Bone’s Spring 2013 collection.

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Cara Delevingne is a fashion rebel glamour girl, with her off-duty style she has a knack for throwing on a pair of jeans, a comedy T-shirt and tomboyish beanie hat, paired with a goofy face, and still look utterly stylish. Her outfits have got her noticed just as much off the catwalk as on it, as has her refreshingly quirky attitude. I draw inspiration from Cara through her ability to mix with relaxed and glamour, changing from one style to another effortlessly, with the colour palette of black being a major source of inspiration and adding pops of colour into outfits for a change-up.

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Having a blast with model pal Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne took to Instagram to share a photo of her in a Burger shirt, Cara’s quirky jumper is a burger sweatshirt from beloved.

Follow Cara Delevingne on Instagram: http://instagram.com/caradelevingne

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Nicole Richie has evolved in the fashion industry with highly coveted off-duty style, and her theme of style being bohemian chic. The designer also also experiments with rock and roll and grunge high fashion with both her off-duty and red carpet style being a fashion icon whom inspires a lot of girls fashion sense. The socialite turned fashion mogul has the ability to transform her look from funky boho chic to on-trend elegance in a second. Nicole Richie’s mixture of styles is what inspires my fashion to always mix looks and not stick to one trend, which has given me a wardrobe full of different trends. Nicole Richie’s bohemian chic style that is full of colour, patterns and animal prints is an aspect of her style I love and is her signature look that I gain inspiration from.

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Nicole Richie is a fashion queen, inspired by the 60’s her style is Boho Glam, she was previously styled by Rachel Zoe and still carries an air of that style in her looks today.

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Nicole Richie is styled with a Luxe and rock look, wearing a Vero Moda shirt, Hallhuber coat, pants via topshop.com, 3.1 Philip Lim shoes, Chanel bag and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Visit polyvore for more looks and sites to grab these items: http://www.polyvore.com/street_style_nicole_richie/set?id=105877365

Follow Nicole Richie on instagram: http://instagram.com/nicolerichie

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Naya Rivera is known for playing Santana on the hit tv show Glee, however its her style that I love. Her sexy style has been shown on the red carpet recently, with her apparent love of crop tops, plunging necklines on dresses and pantsuits, and leather everything! With a tomboyish side that comes out in her day to day style, Naya is the perfect mixture of sexy and trendy. Naya Rivera’s ability to mix style for different events and everyday life is inspiring. Crop tops and leather are two of my favourite fashion pieces that Naya knows how to style and mix to be on trend, with having an essence of sexy and edgy that influence my fashion choices.

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Naya Rivera has a unique style that can pull off a variety of looks and styles of clothing, my favourite pair is the pencil skirt and crop top, Naya knows how to rock that look and styles looks to suit the occasion but always wears different cuts that show off her body that can look sexy yet sophisticated.

A fashion look from June 2014 featuring Hervé Léger dresses, Designers Remix jackets and Gianvito Rossi sandals. Browse and shop related looks.
 Naya Rivera was spotted looking effortlessly chic in a Herve Ledger Ardell bandage dress paired with a Remix Silabiker denim jacket and accessorised with a Hermes Birkin Bag and a pair of Gianvito Rossi Joesphine Metallic-leather Sandals
Visit polyvore for more looks and sites to grab these items:
Follow Naya Rivera on instagram: http://instagram.com/nayarivera
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