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

135 comments · 30 · August 21, 2011


Andre Judd - H. Custodio Gold Tube Neckpiece, Protacio Color Block Navy White Suit And Pants, Two Tone Fedora, Cut Away Sandal Boot - IN THE NAVY
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  1. gold tube neckpiece

    H. Custodio

    , in Tube Tops
  2. color block navy white suit and pants


    , in Pants
  3. two tone fedora

    , in Fedoras
  4. cut away sandal boot

    , in Boots

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Originally I wanted the title for this look to be Contracorriente, spanish for countercurrent but I thought maybe it might sound too 'deep'. So I opted for a more in your face kinda kitschy title. ITs fun to pair an image of me looking very serious to that of a song by the Village People. This post and the title in itself are walking contradictions something very Contracorriente. In life we say things we dont mean or we say things that we mean totally the opposite. We do this because we like to contradict ourselves and even others. Some say they contradict themselves to find the truth. I do agree in that statement because how will you know what really works for you if you dont try other things that you say you dont like. For me its better to try it first then give your opinion later.
In fashion it goes to saying that we are stuck with our own personal styles almost too stuck that it inhibits us from adapting to new ideas, styles. A lot of my good friends here in lookbook say that there are styles they never thought I could wear but end up becoming my own. For me that is my goal in terms of style. To broaden my perspective but at the same time maintaining my real essence..the true me.
In the case of my look today it is a microcosm of what goes on in my head most of the time. I think of something then I contradict it. Out of these thoughts a synthesis is formulated. In the end I embrace this synthesis and becomes a part of me whether it be a new idea, a new trend, a new answer to an equation, a new process, or new technology.
To explain it in simpler terms ill use this look as an example. This suit and trousers combo is something I like wearing but not in a very clean, sartorialist way. Id usually style it in a very dark or edgy manner but I chose not to. I wanted something light on the eyes. Its quite a departure from my normal style but I like to contradict myself.
In the end I started liking the look and felt comfortable with it.
For the title I usually like picking something deep to describe my state of mind. But applying Contracorriente, I decided to go the opposite.
It is these constant counter current decisions we make which makes our life more diverse and interesting. I like my life to stay that way because I think in fashion change should be embraced constantly.

photo by Cheka

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Alexander Mendoza
Andre Judd
Alexander thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Karl Tuto
More, than love .____. <33
Andre Judd
LUNA thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barbara Zanella
I was planning make something like that with my polka-dots blazer!
Love it!
Andre Judd
Barbara thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Tami  S.
interesting... caught my attention :)
Andre Judd
Tami thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andre Judd
Tami thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yvonne M.
Oh, dear! LOVE this! <3
Andre Judd
thank you Yvonne:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baby - Vhü
nothing to say! is supercool!
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Karim Ben zhinger
Graet look <3
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Ms. Chique
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KenDoll Bleu
Can you please tell me the designer of the suit I want to wear it to prom
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