Fashion Starter: Leandra Medine Cohen in 5 fashion principles
Eclectic style and irresistible humor characterize Leandra Medine, better known by her blog turned into a news website – The Man Repeller. She signed a limited-edition collection late last month with Mango, one of the giants among Spanish retailers. Hence the reason for this article:
Who is Leandra Medin Cohen?
With unceasing cheerfulness and a bit of tragedy, American journalist Leandra Medine Cohen launched her blog in 2010: a cheeky, loud wardrobe which is considered to be a “male repellent”. Man Repeller, and hop, her success started. For a few days, the young woman made her site compulsory for fashion enthusiasts and created a bridge – at that time a rarity – between fashion journalists and those who then called themselves bloggers.
On her site we find deciphering trends, pictures of her best looks and witty reviews. A recipe for success, which we find today on the site, has become a complete media.
Her mission? Discover “the huge constellation of things that interest broad-minded people with a sense of humor, convinced at the same time that interest in fashion does not minimize intelligence.” The verdict was pronounced.
Collaboration under the banner of eclecticism
It is the energy described above that Leandra, transfers into her collaboration with Mango. The collection, consists of more than 30 models and accessories, which she defines clearly and accurately: “A New Year’s Eve in a European city and American university campus since the 1960s, with embroidered floral motifs in abundance.” Nothing else.
In fact, this is not her first collaboration with Mango – she was the muse for Journeys and part of #mangogirls, an initiative that puts the Spanish brand at the forefront of women who best represent the DNA.
• If you don’t know what to wear while standing in front of your wardrobe, remember the last time you felt really good – remember what you were wearing and put it back on.
• Never consider wearing something, not because you love it, but because you think someone else will.
• Do not regret – every garment has its time and place. The only mistake is to wear something because you think you will get a reaction, not because you like it.
• Do your job and do it well.
• Every woman is different and every woman needs to develop the confidence needed to create a wardrobe that suits her.
And in addition:
“Have the courage to wear what you want.
– Have the Intelligence to understand that this will not appeal to everyone.
– Realize that rejection has nothing to do with it, and therefore:
The conviction to start again.”