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

108 comments · 11 · June 7, 2011


Andre Judd - Collection Of Tribal Wooden, Resi And Metal Minimalist Bangles, Cropped Top, Zara Faded Grey Tee, Faded Canvas Satchel, Zara Faded Grey Pointed Toe Brogues - TABULA RASA
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  1. Collection of tribal wooden, resi and metal minimalist bangles

    , in Bangles
  2. Cropped top

    , in Tops
  3. Faded grey tee


    , in Zara Shirts
  4. Faded canvas satchel

    , in Satchels
  5. Faded grey pointed toe brogues


    , in Zara Brogues

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Back in college my professor in psychology taught us about Tabula rasa. The term in Latin equates to the English "blank slate" (or more accurately, "erased slate"). Tabula rasa is the epistemological theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and perception.
In sci fi tv series, Tabula rasa is applied when someone tries to have his or her memory erased or wiped out. In some aspect that capbility to erase a memory and begin anew is somewhat interesting because it allows you to live a new life devoid of the pains that your previous life has brought. I wish it were that easy. I wish there was a mental device availbale in the supermarket to erase our painful memories and for some their whole life.

This look is an extension of that belief inspired by Phoebe Philo's sense of minimalism for Céline. I wanted something clean, minimal and pure. Aligning this look was the use of tribal or pure formed accessories because somehow the word Tabula rasa sounds somewhat ethnic/tribal or going back to basics. Call me silly on that one but i was playing on whim.

photo by Cheka

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RA ☥
bangles are extremely stunning! wow, having on your arm loads of such beautiful things must be soo fantastic! obviously LOVE! :)
Andre Judd
thank you R.A.:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love bangles:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eline Coolen
wow interesting description below your picture. I wish to study psychology after my 4 years marketing and communication. I have some lessons in media psychology and consumer psychology and find that also most interesting. Still waiting for your blog and shop where i can buy my andre j items :-)
Andre Judd
thanks ELINE FOR appreciating this look:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! still have to work on that blog. :) mwah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Medusa C
It has to be the most earthy and attached to roots looks of yours that i have seen so far.
Im awed how you managed to get Tabula rasa in a look. An opportunity to start over without prejudice.
One of your most emotionally strong looks.
My heart goes out to this one.
Miguel Salvania`
you are crazy! and i love crazy people.... they are just simply creative and out of this world... id be mute when i see you one day hahahah
Andre Judd
haha:) thanks Miguel:)!!
Gary Baker
One thing I love about your looks is the information you write first. Really shows how much you put into the looks you get together, and it shows. You're a total fashion genius.
Andre Judd
thank you GARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Daniella Robins
This look minimalism amazement!!!!! Phoebe Philo for Céline is a fave of mine and i dream of one day owning a piece!! I love this look Andre the clean lines and soft colours are so refreshing!!! And i absolutely love the idea of a huge build up of chunky bracelets,its such a great finishing touch but yet a prominent feature in the look!! Your style is forever amazing :)

Hyped!! :):):)
Andre Judd
thanks so much Daniella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) your words are beyond. i am truly humbled each time i read your comments:) thank you for taking time to read the descriptions and also for appreciating the looks:) mwah!!!!!!!!!!:)
Oh Ang
wow wow wow! totally into this look! loveeee everything u wear!!!! love way u style your bangles!!!
Andre Judd
thanks OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Luchiana Barbu
you're a real fashion innovator, you always manage to come up with something new that looks great by the way! :D
Andre Judd
thanks so much LUCHIANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


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