Leandre Medine on the Man Repeller book

Due for release in September

Leandre Medine, the writer behind fashion blog ‘The Man Repeller’, has been talking about her upcoming book.

The 24 year old New Yorker has successfully forged a career by dryly documenting the trends and pieces that she loves to wear but that baffle the opposite sex. And now she’s penned a series of essays on the subject that will be published next month in a book, ‘Man Repeller: Searching For Love, Finding Overalls’.


According to WWD the book each chapter centres around a questionable item of clothing, be it harem pants or dungarees, and apparently covers everything from finding her now husband to how the title of her blog came about – thanks to her friend expressing great frustration at her clothing choices in Topshop. ‘How can you possibly like those shorts? You’re a man repeller, a bona fide man repeller.’ She said it so matter-of-factly — like it was ridiculous that I could have possibly suggested my love life was a failure for any other reason; like the answer was so natural and I was being naïve. We had dabbled with the notion of man repelling — that women so invested in their sartorial conquests are bound for a life of little companionship but many shoes.…But it had never hit so close to home.’

We can’t wait to read it.

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