Man Repeller

Man Repeller

Maybe I wasn't a man repeller because of my clothes; maybe I was just the city's worst female catch. “At least we tried,” I told Rachel as she shook her head, cheeks still so red. And as the men got up to step off the subway, ...

Author: Leandra Medine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455521388

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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Engage using #manrepeller. 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.
Categories: Humor

Producing Masculinity

Producing Masculinity

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 Leandra Medine, “Man Repeller,” 20 May 2017, http://www.manrepeller.com/ Leandra Medine, “What is a Man Repeller? - Man Repeller,” Man Repeller, 25 April 2010, ...

Author: Michele White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429619854

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Thoughtful, witty, and illuminating, in this book Michele White explores the ways normative masculinity is associated with computers and the Internet and is a commonly enacted online gender practice. Through close readings and a series of case studies that range from wedding forums to men’s makeup video tutorials, White considers the ways masculinities are structured through people’s collaborations and contestations over the establishment of empowered positions, including debates about such key terms and positions as “the nice guy,” “nerd,” “bro,” and “groom.” She asserts that cultural notions of masculinity are reliant on figurations of women and femininity, and explores cultural conceptions of masculinity and the association of normative white heterosexual masculinity with men and women. A counterpart to her earlier book, Producing Women, White has crafted an excellent primer for scholars of gender, media, and Internet studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Subjects of Literary and Artistic Copyright

The Subjects of Literary and Artistic Copyright

76 If the way we think about the function of clothing today can largely be attributed to a bygone Sex and the City era of bandage dresses and stiletto heels – catnip for their male audience – then the Man Repeller aesthetic reflected ...

Author: Bonadio, Enrico

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781800881761

Category: Law

Page: 303

View: 680

This accessible and innovative book examines to what extent copyright protects a range of subjects which are engaged in the creation and management of literary and artistic works, and how such subjects use copyright to protect their interests.
Categories: Law

Personal Style Blogs

Personal Style Blogs

Man Repeller, 25 April, http://www.manrepeller.com/2010/04/what-is-man-repeller.html. Accessed 22 March 2014. _____ (2012a), 'The chronicles of this weekend's Webster event', Man Repeller, 16 January, ...

Author: Rosie Findlay

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783208364

Category: Photography

Page: 386

View: 704

From Style Rookie to Style Bubble, personal style blogs exploded onto the scene in the mid-2000s giving voice to young and stylish writers who had their own unique take on the seasonal fashion cycle and how to curate an individual style within the shifting swirl of trends. Personal Style Blogs examines the history and rise of style blogging and looks closely at the relationship between bloggers and their (often anonymous) readers as well as the response of the fashion industry to style bloggers’ amateur and often unauthorized fashion reportage. The book charts the development of the style blogosphere and its transformation from an alternative, experimental space to one dominated by the fashion industry. Complete with examples of several famous fashion bloggers, such as Susie Lau, Rumi Neely and Tavi Gevinson, the author explores notions of individuality, aesthetics and performance on both sides of the digital platform. Findlay asks: what can style blogging teach us about women’s writing and the performance of a private self online? And what drives style bloggers to carve a space for themselves online?
Categories: Photography

Brandstorm Surviving and Thriving in the New Consumer Led Marketplace

Brandstorm  Surviving and Thriving in the New Consumer Led Marketplace

MAN. REPELLER. Today, a century after Coco's modest straw chapeaux, one of the newest and most breakthrough fashion brands started completely outside the industry, an entrepreneurial effort launched at home in a college student ...

Author: Liz Nickles

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137096821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 599

Branding has become ubiquitous, with new brands becoming word-of-mouth successes literally overnight, and many welcome the easy familiarity they bring to daily life. But now brand proliferation is threatening not only to stifle true choice in the marketplace, but to render hard-won brand identities - some decades in the making - meaningless. With today's unprecedented access to thousands of brands a day, via Twitter, Facebook, and the rest, the balance of brand power is shifting irrevocably away from the businesses behind them. In Brandstorm, branding guru Liz Nickles argues that, as a result, the brand is no longer a value proposition in itself, and that marketers and brand managers must stop the dilution and focus on meaningful, market-specific reinvention for those brands that can stand the test of time. She offers the success secrets behind leading brands like Ralph Lauren, Justin Bieber, and Revlon, and how to channel them today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Picturing the Woman Child

Picturing the Woman Child

Man Repeller. 'What Is a Man Repeller?'. Man Repeller, 25 April 2010. Available online: http://www.manrepeller.com/2010/04/what-is-man-repeller.html (accessed 4 September 2015). Marc Jacobs. 'Dakota Fanning – behind the Scenes – Marc ...

Author: Morna Laing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350059603

Category: Design

Page: 320

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The childlike character of ideal femininity has long been critiqued by feminists, from Mary Wollstonecraft to Simone de Beauvoir. Yet, women continue to be represented as childlike in the western fashion media, despite the historical connotations of inferiority. This book questions why such images still hold appeal to contemporary women, after three, or even four, waves of feminism. Focusing on the period of 1990–2015, Picturing the Woman-Child traces the evolution of childlike femininity in British fashion magazines, including Vogue, i-D and Lula, Girl of my Dreams. These images draw upon a network of references, from Kinderwhore and Lolita to Alice in Wonderland and the femme-enfant of Surrealism. Alongside analysis of fashion photography, the book presents the findings of original research into audience reception. Inviting contemporary women to comment on images of the 'woman-child' provides an insight into the meaning of this figure as well as an evaluation of theory on the 'female gaze'. Both scholarly and accessible, the book paves the way for future studies on how readers make sense of fashion imagery.
Categories: Design

The Teen Vogue Handbook

The Teen Vogue Handbook

Until then, Medine plans to keep her blog, and her side projects, moving, “For a while, I felt like The Man Repeller was running and I was trying to chase it in a wheel chair.” Medine says, “I realized, around the time that Instagram ...

Author: Teen Vogue

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698197220

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 617

Amy Astley, former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief, says: “The Teen Vogue Handbook is a dream book, a truly creative book filled with tips on the stylish life from the top people in the industry.” The key to this book is the mix of beautiful pictures, career advice and profiles of everyone and every aspect of the fashion industry. There are hugely famous people interviewed (Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber, Patrick DeMarchelier) alongside assistants and others who are just getting started. The book includes 6 sections: Designers, Editors, Stylists, Beauty, Photographers and Models. And in every section, the people in the profile share simple tips on how to live the Teen Vogue lifestyle, now.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Revisiting the Gaze

Revisiting the Gaze

Hester Baer, 'Redoing Feminism: Digital Activism, Body Politics, and Neoliberalism', Feminist Media Studies 16/1 (2016), pp. 17–34. In 2010, the site offered a dictionary-style definition of 'Man Repeller': 'She who outfits herself in a ...

Author: Morna Laing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350154223

Category: Design

Page: 288

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In 1975 Laura Mulvey published her seminal essay on the male gaze, ushering in a new era in understanding the politics and theory of looking at the female body. Since then, feminist thinking has expanded upon and revised Mulvey's theory and much of the Western world has seen a resurgence in feminist activism as well as the rise of neoliberalism and shifts in digital culture and (self-)representation. For the first time, this book addresses what it means to look at the fashioned female body in this radical new landscape. In chapters exploring the fashioned body within contexts such as queerness, veiling, blackness, pregnancy, fatness, and criminality, Revisiting the Gaze addresses intersectional debates in feminism and re-evaluates the concept of the gaze in light of recent social and political changes. With an interdisciplinary approach, bridging fashion and fine art, this book opens the door to discussions about the male gaze and the fashioned body.
Categories: Design

Cupcakes Pinterest and Ladyporn

Cupcakes  Pinterest  and Ladyporn

... makeup, , –, , Malina, Josh, mamasphere, , , – Man Repeller, Man Repeller Man Repeller Marie Claire, marriage, –, ; and postfeminist celebrity, –, –, –; representation of, , , n, ,, , –, – Marshall, P. David, Martin, Ricky, Marwick, ...

Author: Elana Levine

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252097669

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Media expansion into the digital realm and the continuing segregation of users into niches has led to a proliferation of cultural products targeted to and consumed by women. Though often dismissed as frivolous or excessively emotional, feminized culture in reality offers compelling insights into the American experience of the early twenty-first century. Elana Levine brings together writings from feminist critics that chart the current terrain of feminized pop cultural production. Analyzing everything from Fifty Shades of Grey to Pinterest to pregnancy apps, contributors examine the economic, technological, representational, and experiential dimensions of products and phenomena that speak to, and about, the feminine. As these essays show, the imperative of productivity currently permeating feminized pop culture has created a generation of texts that speak as much to women's roles as public and private workers as to an impulse for fantasy or escape. Incisive and compelling, Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn sheds new light on contemporary women's engagement with an array of media forms in the context of postfeminist culture and neoliberalism.
Categories: Social Science

Influence

Influence

Leandra Medine: three days after New Yorker Medine launched her fashion blog, Man Repeller, in 2010, it was featured by digital ... The concept behind its existence: it was dedicated to trends that women love, but men couldn't bear.

Author: Sara McCorquodale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472971999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 719

Highly Commended by the 2020 Business Book Awards Digital influencing is one of the most exciting and disruptive new media industries, forecast to be worth over £10bn by 2020. Influencers now dominate the digital world and, when it comes to growth, they are consistently outperforming traditional media and brand advertising. Despite their prominence, digital influencers continue to be misunderstood and undervalued by many people, as those charged with incorporating the influencer space into their digital strategy rarely comprehend how this extremely powerful industry works. As one of the leading authorities on the influencer space, Sara McCorquodale demystifies exactly how it operates, as she interrogates the phenomenon, analyses its problems and forecasts its future. Influence draws upon first-hand interviews with world-renowned influencers, providing an invaluable insight into the inner-workings of digital culture and how it can best be used as an effective marketing and branding platform. This compelling guide on how to effectively identify and utilise the power of influencers is a must-read for anyone who wants their business to succeed and prosper online.
Categories: Business & Economics