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THE MENTALIST

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

91 comments · 7 · August 2, 2011

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Andre Judd - 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
HYPE 542
  1. White button down shirt

    , in Shirts
  2. Voulme trousers worn below the knee

    , in Pants
  3. Flatform boots

    , in Boots
  4. Striped red socks

    , in Striped Socks
  5. Black oversized glasses

    , in Glasses
  6. Silver studded brows

  7. 3D rope turban

    Urban

    , in Turbans
  8. 3D rosette brooches worn as necklaces

    , in Necklaces
  9. 3D twisted chains neckpiece

  10. Sheer black button down shirt

    , in Shirts
  11. 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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Gary Baker
I haven't commented on one of your looks in ages. I feel bad! The detail on that top is stunning! I love the black and white, I think it works so well, not enough people do it IMO! You're always a genius with accessories also.! GENIUS.
Andre Judd
GARY:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW ARE YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks so much for liking this look!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so glad to hear from you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James D
It would be amazing if we could use our brains to their fullest potential, as you wrote. But I think you already have a superhuman brain, Andre! This outfit is glorious; grey gardens. It's clearly very intricate, but at the same time there is a very understated simplicity to it all. A great thinking piece ;) I love it!
Andre Judd
JAMES:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you thank you thank you:) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im do glad you like it:) truly makes the post worthwhile:)!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs*
Paula S
amazing look, gorgeous details. working in the fashion industry requires some form of mentalism too! haha. you have so much talent <3
Andre Judd
thank you PAULA:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
Oh this look is to die for!!!! The fabrics,the textures,the layers and the accessories are just completly amazing!!!! The way you have styled this is soo fashion forward but yet with still elements of different eras in mind!!! Only you Andre have the vision to put this together and make it work in such a fascinating way!!!

Hyped,hyped and hyped!!!!!! :):):):):):):)
Andre Judd
thank you DANIELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yippee!!!im glad you like it:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MWAH:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lui C.
Newbie here... Maybe you're sort a a fashion guru in the Philippines, right? Hehe...

Your looks will surely get you to the fashion limelight, Sir Andre.

Kudos.
Andre Judd
thank you Lui:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Maja Blanka Zuzanna Z.
ANDRE I'm speechless again. Love love love love and love once again. Looking at you being yourself makes me happy and gives me strenght. Love your imagination and courage.
Andre Judd
Maja:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thankyou so much:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rad Runner
Wow!!! The depth and contrast of the leafed medley, chains and rosettes, It feels like I could crawl in there and maybe find a black cat or something!! The roped cap, the accessories and your shades make this another, pardon me, colorless work of art for you!! Intended admirably, of course my friend!! xoxo!
Andre Judd
thank you RAD:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) im glad you like it:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
M C
FLORALS.BLACK.PATTERN PLAY.

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

HYPED!
Andre Judd
MC:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yup very much so :)!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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