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I have never been an obsessive follower of the Man Repeller nor have I read her recently released book/memoir Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. (Although it does seem like it’s a book I should have amongst my growing coffee table book collection). However, last night I decided to go see Leandra Medine at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street. Well, to be fair, the real reason I attended the event was to support my editor, Randi Bergman of FASHIONmagazine.com who drilled asked fun and intriguing questions on who Medine looks to for style inspiration (fyi it’s Kanye and the men of the J.Crew catalog), her Fendi leather jogging pants and her book, obviously.

As I stood amidst the crowd of well-dressed fans, I can see why millions of followers religiously head over to her blog everyday. Seeing her only in street style photos, Medine never seemed real to me, but only existed in this fantasy world of glamorous editors, stylists and bloggers. But as she sat there in front of me talking about her personal life and her book, I realized she’s just a regular NYC girl who just happens to have her sh** together before the age of 25. With her quirky and animated personality, Man Repeller has officially been added to my list of girl crushes.

Here are 5 things I learned from Man Repeller: 

1. (My style) is not really about repelling men, but dressing the way I like. Don’t purposely dress sexy for your man.

2. Don’t be silenced by your pen, just write what you want.

3. Going from blog to book is like going from a farmhouse to a corporate building. It takes hard work.

4. Come to terms with what works for you. Choose clothes that works for your body and not what looks amazing on Karlie Kloss (unless you have a body like Karlie Kloss, then go for it!)

5. Love yourself first, make room for men later.

Till next time,

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christian louboutin x holt renfrew event


Hi everyone,

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

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Last Friday, I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the Christian Louboutin x Holt Renfrew event in Toronto to meet the designer himself. In town for the opening night of the Christan Louboutin exhibition at the Design Exchange last Thursday, Louboutin met and greeted customers (ladies and gents!) to sign new purchases made that day.

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Though I didn’t go the opening event, I heard it was absolutely amazing. Apparently, the whole exhibition consists of a collection of 250 pairs of his special lust-worthy shoes. Visiting the exhibition is definitely on my summer bucket list!

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These two pairs are only a sneak preview of what the exhibition has to offer. =)

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Though the signing event was only 2 hours, Louboutin was a gracious man who stayed an extra hour and half to sign shoes for those eager fans who came early that day to wait in line. It was an event that made me feel truly anxious (not knowing if I would get cut from the line any minute), but I’m glad it turned out for the best. My best friend knows what I’m talking about. 😉

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Spending a good 2-3 minutes with each customer, Louboutin took the time to chat with each of his guests. As one of the last people to meet him, he did not look tired at all and instead smiled and told me how grateful he was to meet us. He was honestly such a sweet man!

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For him to sign my very first pair is a dream come true. ❤

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Thanks for reading!
Till next time,

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.: Outfit :.
Top: Wilfred
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Prada
Necklace: House of Harlow. Bracelets: J.Crew (similar style here) and Links of London. Watch: Versace (vintage)

Photography by S