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THE HAUNTING BEAUTY

by Andre J., http://avantgardien.tumblr.com, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

84 comments · 8 · June 8, 2011

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Andre Judd - Protacio Jhodphurs, Black Croc Flatform Booties, Izzue Black With Metallic Thread Socks, Vintage Sheer Silk Chiffon Jacket With Indain Embroidered Patches, Silk Metallic Grey Ruffled Top, White Linen Drawstring Button Down Shirt, Silver Jewelry With Crystals, Sepa Multi Cross Necklace, Sheer Jacket Worn As Veil - THE HAUNTING BEAUTY
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  1. jhodphurs

    Protacio

  2. black croc flatform booties

    , in Ties
  3. black with metallic thread socks

    IZZUE

    , in Socks
  4. vintage sheer silk chiffon jacket with indain embroidered patches

    , in Silk Jackets
  5. silk metallic grey ruffled top

    , in Silk Tops
  6. white linen drawstring button down shirt

    , in Jewelry
  7. silver jewelry with crystals

    , in Jewelry
  8. multi cross necklace

    SEPA

    , in Necklaces
  9. sheer jacket worn as veil

    , in Jackets



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During the time this look was shot, I was playing on the idea of beauty behind a veil. The vintage metallic grey shirt shimmers subtlely under the sheer guise of a chiffon jacket. Same goes with my obscured face by the veil. I was told this look was quite disturbing because my photographer couldnt see my face when shot. It was almost jet black. It was an exercise on surface beauty versus hidden beauty and how they are exuded.
As I post this look I came across a video shared by my good friend Jehser of a Danish artist named Burhan who sang this beautiful ballad with two other guys Nik and Jay
youtube.com/watch?v=pArLmSakOYI

Well fantastic topless bodies aside there is this scene where Burhan was singing to a wall in black undulating almost like liquid but hides hands and faces on the other side (see 4:03 of the video). It is surreal, dark and haunting. this wall hiding the object projecting itself out of the wall reminds me of my look.

And as I was typing this look i noticed that my portrait here resembles like a skull. Quite interesting. An object can be reinterpreted by simply obscuring it partially by another material like a veil.

In life I realized lies can mask the truth. As such we see a different reality. Compared to concealing beauty I think concealing truth is more haunting.


photos by Cheka
assisted by Vianka

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Comments (84)

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Medusa C
Andre the artist is out again
I love the veil look. It adds a dash to mystery to the look, which i think goes really really well with the silent shimmer of silver under sheer jacket. Love that jacket. Its such a must have
I see there are less of jewels.
Andre Judd
yes less of jewels....for now:) hahahha:) but itll be back im sure of it:) hahahaha:) thanks for apreciating this look. its totally not for everyone but im really happy with it. By the way in my new post its inspired by our conversation about finding time:)
Medusa C
and i loved that look as well
its soo wow
its pouring with dull grey sky here and your look reminded me of clear blue sky...
like a time machine :D
RA ☥
this remind me a little bit of mugler and the zombie boy! :D
love silver&black! <3333
Andre Judd
R.A.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahah true Mugler and this group called Kazaky:) im obsessed with fabrics floating or used as accessories:)!!!!!
Rita CooperM
the concept behind the look is original Andre !!!! YOU'RE THE BEST and I love to read your inspirations :))))* MWAHHHHHHH
Andre Judd
thanks RITA:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Camille Sioco
This is breathtaking! Only you could ever pull off something this haunting yet find the most amazing fashion idea from it!
Andre Judd
thanks Camille!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Eduardo Geraldis
Do you makes this clothes are you buy it ? Cause I'm impressed how r perfects. Congrats you're very talented!
Andre Judd
they are bought, some are madE:) thanks Eduardo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Anon Isto
The Shirt, The ruffled top and the necklace make some nice looking layering. Inspirational, wavy, and fashionable. Hype
Andre Judd
thanks SO:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Luchiana Barbu
This one has a mystical air around it probably because of the fabric your clothes are made of. It definitely looks great!
Andre Judd
thank you so much Luchiana!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Niamh Galea
You are so bloody amazing.... Your hair is the best thing ever, and your clothes.... what can i say?!?!?!?!
Andre Judd
thank you Niamh:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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