I freaked out when I found out that Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller was in Los Angeles to celebrate the debut of her collaboration with PJK. After anxiously waiting in rush-hour traffic, I made it to Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills in the nick of time to meet her. She could not have been more intelligent, confident, grounded and extremely genuine.
There aren't enough words to describe how big of an inspiration Leandra is to me. She's probably one of the only few who manages to take fashion seriously and not too seriously all at the same time. She never fails to put together a seemingly effortless, jaw-dropping ensemble. It's obvious that she has a very strong sense of self, which I really admire.
It was a truly lovely experience to meet one of my biggest fashion role models, and I'm looking forward to watching her well-deserved success continue!