The Man Repeller Gets Her Hands On A Lucky R29 Reader

As we told you, Bloomie's has a brand-spankin' new face. And all you needed to do to score a Refinery29-subsidized trip to this retail giant — complete with an exclusive styling session with the notorious Man Repeller (known to her family as blogger Leandra Medine) — was a pithy comment explaining why you love Bloomingdale's. Your submissions were smart and chic (we would never expect less of our readers), but our hearts settled on this charming paean by Tessa Mu:
"Bloomie's makes me feel beautiful on a bad day, rich and expensive when I'm not. Walking through the store is like perusing an exquisite petting zoo of fashion — filled with perfectly curated pieces and the most coveted and desirable items of the season. It's such a classic and iconic place, the object of every girl's daydreams. And 5,000 more square feet of shoes? What more could you ask for? ;)"
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Too true, Mu. Too true.
For more of Tessa's thoughts on fashion, head over to her blog at www.couturelust.com. But to see the real show — what happened when Medine met Mu and the fab outfits they created — all you have to do is click through our exclusive slideshow. Enjoy, and remember to hit Bloomingdale's (with or without your favorite stylist) to enjoy their fashions for yourself.
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On the hunt for something that clicked with Tessa's pre-existing personal style, she and Ms. Man Repeller hit the AQUA shop.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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As you can see, Ms. Mu already has a very strong fashion sense (and an eye for patterns.)

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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Leandra and Tessa rifle through the racks.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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Omigod — shoes!

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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See anything in the AQUA section you like?

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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The ladies share a moment in the refurbished dressing rooms.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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If you hadn't guessed by the wrist hardware, that's Leandra playing with a cute little Kate Spade laptop bag she found.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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And, wow, there's our first fully styled look: A cute, somewhat Parisian ensemble.



AQUA skirt, J Brand jeans, Equipment blouse, Zadig & Voltaire booties, available at Bloomingdale's .

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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And we really dig this close-up of the splatter-paint-and-glitter Zadig & Voltaire kicks. Yowza.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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Tessa again, modeling her pitch-perfect outfit.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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Mountains of denim in delicious colors. We are so there.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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Leandra has found herself another whimsical gadget accessory. Who knew she was such a techie?

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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And here's your second Repeller-approved outfit.


Leslie Freeman for Fruit-of-the-Loom t-shirt, AQUA Sparkle Jacket, Haute Hippie fur vest, Theykens Theory pants, AQUA shoes, available at Bloomingdale's.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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Leandra pranks Tess and, for good measure, herself.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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And here's the head-to-toe shot of the magic Leandra worked in the aisles at Bloomie's. Maybe it's time you made your own.

Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
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