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BORN TO BE WILD

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

144 comments · 24 · June 30, 2011

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Andre Judd - Graffiti Leggings, Bright Royal Blue Sandal Sneaker, Ornage Cap Toe Melanged Socks, Collectio Of Coral And Turuoise Rings Set In Gold, Vintage 'Handpainted' Multi Colorprinted Tee, Beaded African Inspired Bangles, Cambridge Satchel Fluro Orange, Straw Hat With Indian Silk Chiffon And Gold Embroidery Shirt Tied As A Scarf, Rounded Glasses, Bright Colored Checkered Shorts - BORN TO BE WILD
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  1. graffiti leggings

    , in Leggings
  2. bright royal blue sandal sneaker

    , in Sneakers
  3. ornage cap toe melanged socks

    , in Socks
  4. collectio of coral and turuoise rings set in gold

    , in Rings
  5. vintage 'handpainted' multi colorprinted tee

    , in Shirts
  6. beaded African inspired bangles

    , in Bangles
  7. fluro orange

    Cambridge Satchel

  8. straw hat with indian silk chiffon and gold embroidery shirt tied as a scarf

    , in Silk Shirts
  9. rounded glasses

    , in Glasses
  10. bright colored checkered shorts

    , in Checkered Shorts



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I bought this t shirt years ago from a vintage store. Not only was I amazed at the richness of the colors, the hand beaded detailing, but also by the printing technique used. As far as i know this technique would be really expensive to make back then because it will require laborious handpainting work. But if it were handpainting it cant be this precise. There would be some sort of unevenness or paint bleeding underneath the shirt( but if i check the reverse side its still white) . So handpainting couldn't be the process used. Then i thought of screen print. But with all those colors converging there would be imperfections on the surface. So its still not the right tehcnique. When i wore the shirt artist friends asked me where I got it. they were more impressed when i told them its vintage. I'll forever treasure this shirt because it is so unique it defies art and technology.

I never got to wear this t shirt during the time when I bought it because I thought to myself I cant wear it if it doesnt pair with the right accessory or trousers.....Fastforward to 2011 I acquired pieces slowly from here and there. When I saw this shirt again from my clothing storage I knew I have a color and look story to do. I was thrilled. the bright yellows, the intense oranges, the soft aqua blues and the lime greens were echoing on the pieces. So finally I knew then that this was its moment to shine.


About the look:
The mood of the look is resort: the vibrant color palette, the soft layers. Its a synthesis of surfer wear, biker meets country, abstract art and 80s graffiti, and laid back lifestyle.

"Born to Be Wild" is a rock song written by Mars Bonfire and made famous by the Canadian-American rock band Steppenwolf. It is often used in popular culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude.


photo by Cheka
assisted by Vianka

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Comments (144)

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Ash Bosworth
wow great look andre, love the colors. looks so fun and summery, especially love that handpainted tee <3
Andre Judd
thank you Ashalea!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Daniella Robins
Amazinggg Andre!!!!!! The colours look soooo good!!! Such a great summer look!! Really love the contrasts of the accessorizing like the African style bangles,the fluorescent Cambridge satchel and those awesome round framed sunglasses!!!!
Always inspiring!!

Hypedd!! :):):)
Andre Judd
DANIELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) WOW SUPER THANK YOU!!!!!!!!:) SUPER GLAD YOU LIKE IT!!!!!!!:) YEY!!!!!!!!!:)
Thallisson Silva
OMG!!!! Judd I made a t-shirt with a pattern like this!!! And your blue sandal is perfect!!!! I WANT SO MUCH... What's the brand your sandal?
Andre Judd
THALLISSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) thanks so much my dear friend:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MARIO  P
all I can say is WOOOOOW.. not only you combined all the colors in an unconventional and surprising way but also the amazing story behind your shirt. Love those sandal sneakers btw. :)

Zach Herrmann
I love the bright and beautiful colors in this look Andre! The weather is a bit dreary where I am, so to see such a cheery look is a welcomed reprieve! :)
Also, I was going to mention that you remind me of Italian fashion writer/icon Anna Piaggi, in the way that your closet is seemingly limitless and filled with beautiful clothes.
Andre Judd
thank youZACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
SK Look
the bright yellows, the intense oranges, the soft aqua blues and the lime greens...are just wonderful, great ensemble Andre!!!
Andre Judd
SK thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Medusa C
This is soooo wowww
I love the splash of colors
its insane and maybe thats why i love it sooo much
this look is making me feel so happy
strange colors can do that
Andre Judd
thank you so much!!!!!!!!!:)
Petra Eigenwerk
in my childhood when i was going to playschool, i had the same handbag!!!! is this the reason why i still love orange?!
it needs more of you!
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