This month, we’re featuring a few favorites from some of our best-loved online fashion folks. Check back every day for new answers to these five favorite questions, then hop over to our Fashion Insider Wish List feature to see what these insiders are wishing for this holiday season.
Leandra Medine is a freelance writer and the founder/editor of The Man Repeller, a blog dedicated to the most forward of fashions and how they’re perceived by the average hetero male. Her work has appeared on StyleCaster, Grazia, Lucky, and Harper’s Bazaar. Given the choice, she will “always opt for Proenza Schouler over male companionship.”
Leandra’s 5 Favorites:
Favorite Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums
“Not only is Wes Andersen my favorite male specimen on the planet, but one day, I too will match a red Adidas track suit to my children’s. All day. Every day.”
Favorite Band: Phoenix
“Because they produce sweet tunes, and they’re a man band.”
Favorite City: Manhattan
“Because all New Yorkers truly believe they are celebrities to some degree. And guess what? They’re right.”
“I want to say Café de Flore on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris because Ernest Hemingway wrote parts of A Movable Feast there, but... Give me a margarita and fish tacos, and I am one happy mochila-loving Man Repeller!”
Favorite Holiday Memory:
“I was abroad in Paris over the holidays last year. Hanukkah in Paris meant eight days of presents from The Kooples and Colette to me.”
* Illustration by Dallas Shaw.