Leandra M Cohen Answers the Dada 5

Leandra is a person in New York, but also in the world. She founded and ran a media brand called Man Repeller from 2010-2020. It was dedicated to celebrating self-expression through fashion.

Currently, she writes a newsletter called The Cereal Aisle: "[...] about how to get dressed but really to build oneself into a person" 

Illustration by Danielle Kosann

Leandra's DADA 5

If you could have dinner with 5 people (alive, not alive, fictional), who would they be? 

Pumbaa from Lion King, Rubble from Paw Patrol, Virginia Woolf, Moses Mendelssohn, and Tina Brown!  

Where would it be? 

Claire's living room.

And what would be a symbol of a very good night? 

Heavily picked at cheese boards, potato chip remnants on the floor around the coffee table, foggy wine glasses and a huge bunch of forks hovering over an empty dessert plate.

What's your go-to dinner party outfit? 

I don't have a go-to outfit!! That defeats my purpose of getting dressed. But tonight I'll wear a black tank top on a spandex/silk blend with grey trousers, a belt with a white and yellow clasp and brown penny loafers with a lug sole. No jewelry save for a pair of pearl drop earrings.

What's your go-to-make-at-home cocktail? 

A glass of natural wine. And lately it's been Vivanterre's pet nat! 

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