Leandra Medine, also know as famous blogger Man Repeller announced her first ever shoe collection through Instagram, exclusively available at Net-a-Porter.
Reporter: Alma Fabiani | Subeditor: Grace Brown
If by chance you’ve never heard of Leandra Medine or Man Repeller because you were too busy living under a rock, or snobbing bloggers because “they don’t know anything about fashion”, we’ve got you covered. Man Repeller, an award-winning multi-media business, was founded and launched in 2010 by Medine who wanted to confer anything that could appeal to a woman in her mind, from fashion to careers and feminism.
Medine, a fashion icon to lots of women, just released her debut collection named MR by Man Repeller. There are ten shoes in the assortment, but after seeing the eccentric designs you’ll feel like she made way more. By looking at the blogger’s quirky style you can understand where these alien shoes have come from. Voice of London chose the 3 best models so that all you’ll have to do is read, click and buy.
My #1 crush is on these embellished velvet platform sandals called ‘Lol If You Think I’m Walking’. They also come in a jewel-toned velvet and a rainbow of metallic leather. Picking which colour is the best is difficult as they’re all so dreamy, but the navy blue ones may be easier to wear on more than one occasion. The chunky platform heel looks like you might be able to contradict the shoe’s name and actually walk in them. Leandra Medine advises buyers to wear with equally sparkly socks. You can definitely do that in London.
Boots called ‘I’m Here to Party’ is just one of many reasons why you would need these in your wardrobe. The second reason is that they’re made of plush velvet, which is kind of the fabric of the season, AND they’re embossed with this pretty paisley pattern. With the added metallic leather trims, there’s not a chance in hell that you don’t feel like a resurrected David Bowie while walking down the street. They’re also available in gold leather with red and orange details.
Now if you kept in mind the lovely pink paisley pattern of the previous boots, here come some psychedelic velvet loafers in the same fabric. ‘The Alternative to Bare Feet’ loafers also come in a metallic red and a blue penny slot, however I much prefer loafers that will channel my inner Cher from Clueless rather than ones that will make me feel like Captain America puked on my shoes.
Don’t forget, Man Repeller’s advice is to “always wear something that makes you feel like a better version of yourself.” So when you go on to Net-a-Porter and buy those quirky shoes, wear and make them your own.