Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Man Repeller

Some women dress for men. And some women dress for women. Well, not to attract other women, per say, but to impress them. In other words, women who dress from women are really dressing for fashion.

Sorry to break it to you guys, but heram pants weren’t meant to give off the illusion of curves. They weren’t meant to “invite you in.” And they certainly weren’t meant to encourage any and all MC Hammer renditions from you and your friends. They’re a trend. Bottom line. Deal with it.

And while you might question the intention behind these oddly shaped trousers, they were never meant to offend you. Or were they?

My friend Ann Kamps recently introduced me to The Man Repeller, a hilarious “anti-fashion” blog that highlights the good, the bad and the ugly trends in fashion. Leandra Medine, The Man Repeller herself, sees no need to let a man stand in the way of her good fashion sense. Obsessed with high fashion trends, Leandra constitutes any of the following as “man repelling” material - “harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.”

Is there such a thing as The Woman Attractor? Because I think I’ve just found my soul mate. Okay, not quite, but her incredible fashion sense is precisely on par with mine and I too have been questioned several times about my choice ensembles. “Did you borrow that jacket from an Elvis Impersonator’s closet?”, “That black dress you’re wearing makes you look like a Catholic Priest.” Man repelling worthy? You betcha.

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