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KING MIDAS

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

125 comments · 21 · July 14, 2011

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Andre Judd - Snakeskin Cuff, Protacio Empaces Jr. Coccoon Quilted Top, Amir Sali Byzantine Inspired Neckpiece, Triangle Bag, Uniqlo Tailored Shorts With Folded Hem, Uniqlo Leggings With Leather Panel, Hong Kong Glittered Black Flatforms - KING MIDAS
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  1. snakeskin cuff

    , in Jewelry
  2. coccoon quilted top

    Protacio Empaces Jr.

    , in Tops
  3. Byzantine inspired neckpiece

    Amir sali

  4. triangle bag

    , in Bags
  5. tailored shorts with folded hem

    Uniqlo

    , in Uniqlo Shorts
  6. leggings with leather panel

    Uniqlo

    , in Uniqlo Leather Leggings
  7. glittered black flatforms

    Hong Kong



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Despite the tragedy that befell the life of King Midas, don't you wish that one has that ability to turn anything into gold. Not in the literal sense of course. An endeavor you seek where it turns into something successful. Its a far cry fantasy because we all know that succeeding in something takes work, passion and patience. In life there are no shortcuts. Money can only take you so far. But I think I cherish each endeavor i take because there is always something worth learning. Life after all is one big lesson right? Im just wishing that I pass in the big picture.

About the look. Opulence was the key here.

I was inspired by King Midas, blanket quilting, Byzantine costume, punk rock, coccoon shapes in contrast with geometric shapes. Its a formal rugged hybrid look but worn in a very casual way.
I love the detail and artistry that went into the pieces Im wearing. The quilted coccoon top is actually a fabric created by the designer ( totally ingenious). The weight of the fabric allowed the coat/top to have that slight curve at the shoulder and a volume which makes the sleeves hold that fantastic shape. The neckpiece is also a fantastic piece created by Amir Sali whose creations are to die for.



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Nichole  Basalla
MY GOSH, your top is divine!!!! and that bag!!! Your hair looks great here Andre :)
Andre Judd
NICHOLE:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you :)!!!!!!!!!! MWAH:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VIKY ❋
I love byzantine! Have outfit to ;)
Maja Blanka Zuzanna Z.
i am completely speechless. damn, maaaan, be my husband.
Andre Judd
MAJAL THANK YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ee Lynn Lai
Ohhhhh emmmm gee....... darling, that bag!!
i want to hav it...
HYPED!!! <3
Andre Judd
thank you so much Ee Lynn:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miss Ghett
omg wow!!!!
Andre Judd
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
G i r i i s h  *
love the lantern sleeves
Gentry- Girl
man

you're crazy :D
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pierre Brighton
SI ROYALE
Andre Judd
:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M C
after the monarchy inspired look which was kinda brit style/sgt pepper-ish.sir andre you have perfected this whole new opulent ensemble,with much effortless styling...

the cocoon like top reminds me of lanvin in a way.i think elbaz would be happy with this one.the texture is very rich and the color is very powerful.gold indeed.the necklace is chunky and very interesting.i dooooooo love the cuffed shorts,i want one too.the shooooooooooooooes has this very creeper like quality to it.and that triangular bag is one of a kind.

HYPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPED to the millionth!

Andre Judd
thank you so much MC:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ruben Bissoli
I love this outfit!!!!
The triangular bag is so fashion forward Chritopher Kane didn't invent anything, you did indeed.
Andre Judd
no i didnt invent anything:)!!!! thank you Ruben:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! youre just amazing:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ruben Bissoli
You make feel like going to Manila... !!!!
Andre Judd
awesome:) Manila is boring though. except the beaches:)!!! we got a lot of cool ones:)!
anaïs  ▲
love your bag!! :):):)
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