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by Andre J.,, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

87 comments · 14 · May 7, 2011


Andre Judd - Vintage Quilted Trumpet Sleeve Car Coat, Teal Button Down Shirt, Beige Khaki Trousers, White Croc Studded Flatforms, Os Cat And Bird Skull Replica With Metal Hardware - ADELE- TURNING TABLES
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  1. vintage quilted trumpet sleeve car coat

    , in Coats
  2. teal button down shirt

    , in Shirts
  3. beige khaki trousers

    , in Khakis
  4. white croc studded flatforms

  5. cat and bird skull replica with metal hardware


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I just couldnt get this song out of my head. It speaks to me, to my life and to my past. Ive beem bugging friends to listen to this song as it might speak to them too. Thank God Cheka played this song. There are songs that are in my constant playlist as they are fun to listen too but i like senti songs more because they dig deep to my emotions. The last time I went gaga over a senti song was Alicia Keys "Unthinkable". (That was thanks to another good friend Nasia:)

The song was not the reason why I posted this look though I get inspirations from songs too but the mood i am currently right now reflects the lyrics of the song and went hand in hand with the look (which i will explain later).

To those who have read my previous entries I have been thru an emotional roller coaster. The only place i found relief was my quick jaunt to Cebu. That sense of home, that feeling of being close to my family felt empowering and rejuvenating. So when I returned back to Manila I thought one object which reminds me of home are the soft comforters i adore dearly. Though quite detached from the physicality of the real people who comfort me: my family, this metaphor of comfort of safety, of warmth is translated to a piece of clothing.

The quilting of the comforters appear in this muted teal blanket coat.
Its light. soft and comfy.

Another interesting feature to the look:this old button down shirt came in the same color as the coat plus it also has these swirling stitches like the coat. This what i call serendipity, clothes that are meant to be worn to tell a whole story. In fact there are pieces of clothing i have which until now are unworn because I havent found the right story to pair it with.

Though the coat and shirt share the same color and patterns the idea of security and comfort in the coat obscures the fact that there lies pain underneath represented by this shirt(literally and figuratively).

So what is it that ties this look with the song. Well the song speaks about being stronger and braver but we need people also who love you and support you, to make you stronger and braver. So this sense of empowerment inspired this look.

photo by Cheka

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Comments (87)

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Vicente Faria
It's funny how I was listining to Turning Tables when your look popped up on my computer screen. Lovvveeeee the look Andre, you always on point. So much respect to you!!!
Andre Judd
how do you find the song?:) thanks for appreciating it Vicente!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Exur Lopena
cebu is my home, too. ;) i really like how dynamic you are in the sense that you choose fashion as a very chic outlet in expressing your inner sanctum of thoughts & emotions. Brava! I reaally like your hair here..sorta strong and whispy for me ;)) and i reaally adore your outfit's play on texture (jacket), the diff form and layer and also the palette is neat & correlative. Also, love the necklace! Combo is very gorj ;)
Daniella Robins
Yay your back!!! Missed you Andre!! But what a great look to return with. Love the soft colours of this look along with the soft detailing on your coat and shirt. The beige pants compliment perfectly and those flatforms look amazing!! Absolutely in love with your necklace i especially like it against what you wearing!!

Hypedd!!! :):):)
Andre Judd
thanks Daniella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) mwah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Zach Herrmann
Andre! I love the amount of thought you put into your styling choices! It's quite refreshing to see other people who actually put an effort into their ensembles! :)
As for the troubles you may be going through at home, remember that there is always a supportive community here on Lookbook to help you through those rough times. :)
Ixchel .
Beautiful, Andre!!! Its even more magical the fact that this outfit is a reminder of "home" (self-empowerment,etc.) Since it makes the viewer identify with it, as well. Also, I love the fact that the necklace represents braveness.
Andre Judd
thanks Isabela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) I am so glad you understood the meaning of the necklace and thank you for appreciating this look:)
Eline Coolen
Okay I think I'm going to take your picture and paste my head on it <3<3 so I feel how it is to wear THE MOST PERFECT outfit. Wish you the most lovely day andre
Andre Judd
awwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats the sweetest thing ive ever heard!!!!!!! mwah!!!!! thanks Eline:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adamski Holdstheway
Andre, you are really making me like skull jewellery more and more. I want that necklace!
The coat looks nice and snuggly. Plus lovely shades of grey.
Andre Judd
thanks ADAM:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joyce N.
I'm not sure if you'll ever see this, and that this is probably a cardinal sin here on Lookbook, but I'm just gonna ask anyway:

What does OS mean/stand for? Because that necklace is amazing and I must have it!
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