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Why Mindy Kaling Is A True Man Repeller

“I have found it to be true that men tend to not understand or like sequins very much,” actress and writer Mindy Kaling said in an interview on Tuesday with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air.” She continued, “Men don’t like the wedge shoe, I have noticed. Men don’t like the statement necklace or chunky, tribal jewelry.”

But, she hasn’t let this “unscientific research” have an impact on what she actually wears. Kaling explained her list is somewhat meaningless, “These are all the things, by the way, that I love, so the overlap in the Venn diagram of things that men hate for women to wear, and things that I love to wear, is almost full overlap … which is unfortunate for me.” Hey-o! Man repeller alert! Read more…

Rachel Roy’s Man Repeller To The Rescue!

Raise your hand if you’ve ever put together an outfit you love, but that a guy in your life just hasn’t, well, understood? All of you? Thought so. The fact is, men sometimes just don’t get women’s fashion. Such is the concept behind Rachel Roy’s latest online ad campaign — what if you want to repel dudes with your fashion choices or at least ensure you find the one who loves your style? Rachel’s in-house Man Repelling Expert, Leandra Medine, to the rescue! Too many men beating down your door? Dress in tons of layers! Got a blind date and nothing to wear? Don a onesie! Just survived a breakup? Let your freak-flag fly in an explosion of prints! I was already a fan of Rachel Roy’s fashion line, but am an even bigger supporter now thanks to this quirky campaign; I wonder what the Man Repeller would recommend for a gal in the middle of a sex sabbatical? Check out three man repeller looks, after the jump! [Rachel Roy] Keep reading »

Do You Practice Man Repelling?

We’ve heard about “dressing for boys” vs. “dressing for girls,” but “man repelling” is an altogether new concept for us (although once you hear the definition you may identify). Leandra Medine runs a fashion blog dedicated to the art, and defines it as the act of “outfitting oneself in a sartorially offensive way that will result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls (see: human repelling), shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.” Keep reading »

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