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by Andre J.,, stylist,contributing fashion editor from Manila, Philippines

147 comments · 27 · August 13, 2011


Andre Judd - Hk Stacked Gold Spike Bangles, Hk Abstract Print Trousers, Herbert Custodio Bullet Shaped Wood Pendants, Herbert Custodio Wood With Metal Flower Pendant, Jean Paul Gaultier Leopard Oversized Mens Coat, H&M Grey Arm Warmers, Buern Rodriguez Couture Hair, Jake Galvez Pale Skin - TEDDYBOY
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  1. stacked gold spike bangles


    , in Bangles
  2. abstract print trousers


    , in Pants
  3. bullet shaped wood pendants


    , in Jewelry
  4. wood with metal flower pendant


    , in Jewelry
  5. leopard oversized mens coat

    Jean Paul-Gaultier

    , in Leopard Coats
  6. grey arm warmers


  7. couture hair


    , in Hair Accessories
  8. pale skin


We've heard the word 'makeover' and most of us have tried it countless times. Its a chance to re set your appearance, your broken heart, your tired spirit or your stressed body. For girls it is as little as putting on a lipstick while for guys is as getting a haircut. The power to transform yourself and become someone better is man's nature for self preservation.
Though i must confess that I wont be doing any makeovers soon. This post is somewhat my alternative virtual makeover. I found an archive photo shot by the talented Charles Buenconsejo. It got me inspired to post it. When I'm tired of seeing myself in the same pose, same background, why not change everything? Temporarily of course.

This shoot was done in a very impromptu setup. My close collaborators and good friends Buern and Jake took care of the hair and makeup. It was not meant for anything at all except just to create some incredible photos. Charles wanted to use film for this shoot and not the DSLRs. I just love it. Its so old school. What I admire in using film is the process. It is more highly technical. It makes you want to shoot precise images because you have limited film to use. The use of film gave the photos some serious, dark, gritty element which I go nuts about.

We did around four layouts. Actually one of the first layouts we've done is found in my old looks:

About the look:
I always have a soft spot for oversized clothes, exaggerated proportions, and volume. That is why this leopard coat is such a perfect piece. It has this 1940s and 1950's vibe which i like combining with modern accessories by CUSTODIO for a complete twist.

photography Charles Buenconsejo
makeup Jake Galvez
hair Buern Rodriguez
location thanks to Aj Omandac

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Comments (147)

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Karolina D.
You look extremely cool! It's is a little (old?) makeover couse I stare at this photo and I was like - Andreee? What happen to the garage? Close-up photos, position etc. etc. Love it very much. Today my heart is yours KING <3
Andre Judd
Vita Horoshaya
If I did not see your name I would think that it is not you... the first thing that occurred to me about 'Oh my God' ) thank u for your 'makeover'
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loveloveloveloveLOVE!!!!! The last weeks I got more and more into the ted girl (btw LOVE my brandnew demonia vegan suede creeper with 2" platforms) and I always looked at the teddy boy-style critical because most of them don't rock it, but you go so good, you're right about your pose and these photos are really well done (like your pose) and I think the dark hair suits you so much, GREAT ANDRE!!!!
Andre Judd
KATY:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!love teddyboys:)!!!!!!! and teddy girls:)!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
Andre you look amazing!!!!!! The photos are beautiful!!!!!! I love how you hair has been styled!!!!! I super love your necklace and the oversized jacket!!! Your style and visionary is impeccable and always inspiring!!!!!!!

Hyped!!!! :):):):):):)
Andre Judd
thank you Daniella:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tyrone Williams
The photography is amazing andre, i like the peak of sunlight on the left image, along with how your positioned, props to your outfit! and the photographer!! <3
Andre Judd
Thank you TY:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yahoo:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Camille Sioco
Wow, it's so weird seeing you with black hair! Blonde has been your signature for years! But you look amazing with whichever you choose! I love the photography and your poses in both photos!
Andre Judd
Camille:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im contemplating on changing color and style but dont know when yet:)
Rad Runner
To me, this has a sailing around the point of Africa pirate-ish flair, of sorts too! Like your hair, love the warmers, cuffs, and acces!!
Andre Judd
thank you so much:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jenni Y.R.
aww...I really enjoyed reading this post...and I totally related to it...the stress...the broken heart...the tired spirit...I got tired of allowing myself to feel down all the time so I told those feelings I won't allow them into my heart anymore and made myself pretty for LB. It totally worked. lol
Andre Judd
thank you so much Jenni:)!!!!!!!!!!!!awesome comments:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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