Words matter. These are the best Leandra Medine Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I always wanted to make sure that I was honest to myself and that people wanted to hear an opinion that was authentic… I wanted Man Repeller to be a voice for women who felt like they didn’t have a voice or for women who didn’t know how to express their voice.
I’m someone very comfortable airing out the stories of my own life. Some people call it narcissism, but for me, the intention is that it will positively affect other people.
I have such a simple process – it takes me, like, ten minutes to get ready.
If I were going to prom again, I would wear a huge skirt and plain cotton tank. A big, poofy, flotation-device-sized skirt. I wish I had done that.
I’m really happy that people understand that man-repelling is a good thing. I was afraid people would think I was mocking fashion, and it’s like, ‘No, I swear, I’m wearing feathered sleeves as I write this!’
I’m Jewish, so I don’t really do Christmas gifts, and Hanukkah is not as big a deal as gifts are concerned, so I never actually give gifts.
When you have a voice, you also have a moral obligation to use that voice for good.
I do know that I would never – though you should never say never – work with a decorator, because I don’t want to see the touch of someone else in my own space.
You’re not stupid because you’re interested in fashion, period.
I think that when I started Man Repeller, the Internet was still hungry for authentic content from girls that weren’t actresses or supermodels and were just relatable girls who had opinions and outfit ideas, and they weren’t always good, but at least they were original.
Your doubts are generated by fear, and fear is a series of distorted thoughts.
That’s what I always wanted Man Repeller to do – to change the way people actually think. Showing young girls that there are no rules.
By the time I graduated college, I was sick of what was out there. I wanted to bring something new to the Internet.
People always ask me how I muster the strength to be so open about things, and I explain to them that I took the Myers-Briggs test, like, four times, and every single time, I ranked an 87 percent extrovert, so it would probably take more strength for me to shut up.
I realized that if I were a 23-year-old girl getting married, and I wasn’t struggling with it, that would likely mean that something was either massively wrong with me or that my brain is made up of delicately wrapped almonds that serve perfectly as party favors.
Most people don’t know this, but I never wanted Man Repeller to be about me. It was titled that to identify a genre of women.
I gained this new sense of control over my love life because when I called myself a ‘man repeller,’ you assumed that being single is my choice. I’m man-repelling because that’s how I want to dress. I’m not single because no men like me. I’m single because I choose fashion over a relationship.
I wore some stupid brocade dress to my prom.
As someone who has been known for the way they’ve been dressed, it’s almost OK for me to wear New Balances and sweat pants. I’m not necessarily moulding trends, but it’s OK if I’m not adhering to them.
What a woman does or does not do to her face is personal. And as with most other things, makeup or a lack thereof can serve as either a prison or a fortress commanded by the mind: you can become a slave to it, or it can set you free.
I think, fundamentally, Man Repeller is a voice for women to connect with; they can come and try it on for size and be a part of it, and if it works for them, they take it with them.
I’m probably most inspired by good street style that features items I already own; it’s always great to see how another person wears something you have, which sort of reinvents it for you.
I have a pretty decent understanding of which posts will perform better than others. Specifically on Instagram, when it’s a style picture, those ones always get way more likes.
One thing I didn’t think upon getting married: that my style would – or could – change.
I never thought I’d wear Birkenstocks, but here I am! Having said that, I’m pretty sure I’d never wear Crocs.
I feel like alternative piercings in the ear is this untapped way to festoon yourself. Not many people understand this, but it hurts so good. It’s like getting dental work done. It hurts in the right way.
Could Yosef be considered a Man Repeller even though he’s a man? I’d love to get my hands on that techni-colored dream coat! Feels very Matthew Williamson to me.
I wanted to be my own editor, and by ‘editor,’ I mean unedited-or.
If I have to give up good fashion for a relationship, I don’t want a relationship.
I think men like things tight and simple.
The men who really get repelled by what you’re wearing are a little shallow, and you probably don’t want to date them anyway.
Our sartorial choices aren’t that different from our psyches.
Sloane Crosley and David Sedaris are two of my favorite writers; they’re the kind of writers who make you feel like, ‘I can do this. I want to do this.’
I understand that it’s the thought that counts, but receiving money is so great, so if you’re in a position to give an employee a bonus, just do that.
I always grew up with the idea that in order to be a successful writer, I should have a book published.
Running a business is incredibly hard, especially as a creative person, because you’re extricated from the creative very quickly, and that is really hard. Obviously, I have experienced that first hand.
Especially with Instagram, I feel reluctant to make all the photos beautiful because I don’t necessarily want to send this message that life is perfect and your avocado toast is always going to be beautifully lit. I want readers to feel like the Man Repeller page is real and kind of dirty. Messy.
I never borrowed money from Mom. I lived at home, but my parents never helped me. I worked hard and moved out. I treated my blog like a business; hard work is important.
I haven’t worn make-up since my wedding, and my husband loves me a lot.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not against makeup. If I could manage looking like ‘me’ in a way that also read as tastefully, invisibly airbrushed, I’d sign up for that faster than you could choose a filter to do it for me.
Next time you look in the mirror, close your eyes and ask yourself when you feel like the best version of you. When you open them, act on that.
I started my blog when I was a senior in college, and I knew that all the people in my program were probably going to be applying for very similar jobs, so I needed something to separate my resume.
There’s charm, in some capacity, to every trend. I just think practicality should die. Crocs – blech.
Being a man repeller becomes a process of elimination. If a guy is only really into your outfit and won’t date you because of what you’re wearing, they are too driven by the female exterior and don’t care about your intellect.
I think Man Repeller is more about self-confidence than it is about a woman’s relationship with a man.
You don’t usually find an island in a New York kitchen.
When I’m wearing red lipstick, I’ll never do anything with my eyes. And it’s so easy – you just put on red lipstick, and your whole face just seems done.
Without getting too spiritual, God has done so much for me; the least I can do is drink Kiddush wine on a Friday night.
I’m not comfortable leaving the apartment if the bed isn’t made or a chair isn’t tucked into the table.
I don’t necessarily see my not wearing makeup as a social comment or that it’s because I work in a female-dominated industry.