Silk parachute pants. A gold lamé jumpsuit. Ankle boots with fringe. Were these fashion-forward items sending men running in the opposite direction? Maybe, but Leandra Medine never cared.
Slipping into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin blazer in the dressing room of Topshop in downtown Manhattan, a brokenhearted Leandra had an epiphany. Looking in the mirror, she suddenly realized she didn't have a boyfriend because of the way she dressed. And the more she thought about it, the more she realized that such outfits said a lot about her life-romantic and otherwise.
Now, in her first book, the acclaimed blogger and fashion darling recounts her most significant memories through the lens of her sartorial choices. With her signature sass, blunt honesty, and some personal photos, Leandra shares details of the night she lost her virginity right down to the pair of white tube socks she forgot to take off, as well as when and why she realized her grandma's vintage Hermès ostrich skin clutch could hold much more than just keys and a cell phone. Through it all, she proves you don't need to compromise even your most repellent qualities to find your way into that big white dress (and an organza moto jacket). See? You can have your yeti and wear it, too.
Showcasing the singular voice that has won Leandra millions of fans, this book is a collection of awkwardly funny experiences, a sweet love story, and above all, a reminder to celebrate and embrace a world made for women, by women.
©2013 Grand Central Publishing (P)2013 Hachette Audio
I, too, have had a natural fixation on fashion since childhood. I also live in Manhattan and love shoes (duh). I have seen Leandra around Soho, enjoyed looking at her blog... but had only done so maybe 2 or 3 times. I chose to listen to this book anyway, because I was curious to know more about her besides her affinity towards shorts and pants of the high-waisted variety. Well, I loved it. I am a painter and listen to books while I paint, and this one made me laugh AND cry. Productive hours flew by. It also put me in a really good mood. However, I am now sad it is over. MORE please! I enjoy the way she chooses to word her sentences. Funny girl, unique style.
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