Leandra Medine became an overnight Internet sensation with her ‘Man Repelling’ fashion taste, otherwise known by Medine’s definition as “outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of he opposite sex”. The term, also the name of her hugely popular blog, has changed the way a generation of readers thinks about fashion, carving a space for authenticity and relatability that is a far cry from the over styled pages of glossy magazines. Instead of just breaking fashion rules, Man Repeller, which has evolved from a personal style blog to a full-fledged editorial destination, shows that there really are none.
Medine’s mass-appeal stems from this ‘realness’, which so much of the fashion industry lacks, like her unapologetically authentic social media presence, and her minimalist outlook on beauty. With her eccentric clothing choices, hair and makeup tend to fair on the understated side, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t on trend.
For the last few years, Medine has been riding the lob wave, playing with length, (above the shoulder vs. shoulder length) as well as styling (sleek vs. wavy). And while her color never strays far from her natural brunette, she perfectly demonstrates the amount of versatility that can be created with just a slight differentiation in texture.
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