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THE MENTALIST

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

91 comments · 7 · August 2, 2011

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White Button Down Shirt, Voulme Trousers Worn Below The Knee, Flatform Boots, Striped Red Socks, Black Oversized Glasses, Silver Studded Brows, Urban 3d Rope Turban, 3d Rosette Brooches Worn As Necklaces, 3d Twisted Chains Neckpiece, Sheer Black Button Down Shirt, 3d Rosette Patterned Fabric With Sheer Underlining - THE MENTALIST - Andre Judd
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  1. white button down shirt

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  2. voulme trousers worn below the knee

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  3. flatform boots

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  4. striped red socks

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  5. black oversized glasses

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  6. silver studded brows

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  7. 3D rosette brooches worn as necklaces

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  8. 3D twisted chains neckpiece

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  9. sheer black button down shirt

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  10. 3D rosette patterned fabric with sheer underlining

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MENTALISM - is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as MENTALISTS, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Performances may appear to include telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, precognition, psychokinesis, mediumship, mind control, memory feats and rapid mathematics. Hypnosis may also be used as a stage tool. Mentalists are sometimes referred to as Psychic entertainers.

Though Im far from being one, I adore the idea of highly developed mental abilities. I wish our brains can process such abilities because they would totally prove useful in work or in daily life. You could be your own superhero.

But in reality, abilities that are somewhat similar to precognition/divination would be forecasting. In fashion, forecasting is done all the time. IT allows companies or fashion houses to predict the next trends. Though it is not an exact science because there is a large percentage for error, the key is to rely on current trends and combine information about current and untouched trends. This overlapping method and filtering out system leads to finding the next big trend. What I love about fashion's involvement in trend forecasting is it supports intuition/gut feel of designers.
Working in retail, I use this intuition to piece trends for the next season. Not an easy task, it involves research, data gathering, and process of elimination. You would think fashion spins a bottle and just randomly select trends? Nope. It also involves a degree of science too. Though for the intuition part I am amazed at how one can forecast fashion's future. Science? God- given gift? MAgic? Id like to think that we are part superhuman. It doesnt take to be a cyclops or a wolverine or a thor to be one:)

About the look:
I literally went gaga over this rosette patterned top. Those 3d rose structures are just extraordinary. From 3d fabric to 3d neckpieces, 3d intertwined rope turban, 3d eyebrows, I played with textures. To let the textures just easily surface i used black all through out. White was for contrast play. Channeling 1920s lounge look with a fortune teller vibe, this is my gritty take on a Mentalist performer. I could imagine the streets as my stage.


photo by Cheka
assisted by Vianka

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FLORALS.BLACK.PATTERN PLAY.

french style elements.japanese avante garde execution.definitely filipino made.

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Andre Judd
MC:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yup very much so :)!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary The bathroom fairy
Cool! Amazing outfit!! :D
Andre Judd
Mary thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wei  H
you are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andre Judd
thank you Wei:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Julietta Plebanska
:O im in love with this outfit ! :D amazing!
Andre Judd
Julia why thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The  VJA
Your looks are out this world gorgeous!! xxxx
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love to play around with different looks:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Olga Rink
I'm enjoying!
Andre Judd
thanks OLGA:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anne P
Fun look!
Andre Judd
ANNE THANK YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Koletta Sieja
wow , your looks are amazing :-D
Andre Judd
KOLETTA:)!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jairus Sumineg
blanc et noir. j'adore andre!!! ang ganda!!!
Andre Judd
JAIRUS THANK YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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