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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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Comments (135)

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Karolina D.
I want these suit and pants! Really love them! WANT IT!
It's so true that you should try something first before you put your opinion on something. Love you thinking process. I agree with most of your idea developing process , opinions. You always pay attension to little details and make the look magnificant. Really love it! You always have a huge fan in me LOVE
Andre Judd
Karolina:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you so much:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wow you and James truly rock my world:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Famous Adrian Mangahas
Love and Want this look Judd! take it off and give it to me hehehe:D Excellent Job!...
Andre Judd
Adrian thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vita Horoshaya
what is this place, Andre? where the shooting took place? i think very creepy place to stay)))
Andre Judd
Vita thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!! its the gate to a warehouse:) creepy right?:)
Daniella Robins
AMAZING!!!! Love the colour pallet of this look!!!! Love the two tone suit and how you have style it!!! So chic,so fashion forward,and so original!!! I could go and on about how much i love this look!!!! Incredible!!!! I love how you have accessorised it with the chunky gold jewellery!!! You really are the best!!!!

Hyped!!! :):):):):)
Andre Judd
Daniella thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Roman Goryunov
Oh my gosh! You've got unbelievable style!!! I have no words. Every look is great.
Andre Judd
Roman:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Camille Sioco
This is such an outstanding look! The bold colours combined look amazing together and the way the whole outfit was designed is to die for! You look terrific!
Andre Judd
Camille:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jaco Fr
I've been away from LB for a while, and everytime I come back your fashion creations always make my heart skip a beat. The colour blocking of the white and blue is smartly done on the suit, and the hat is a wonderful touch. Always a thrill Andre.
Andre Judd
Jaco:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!great to hear from you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rad Runner
I hope you grew to be comfortable with this! It looks great!!! I'd love to wear that suit with only a change to hard shoes in white but, thats for me! By the way, what do you do with your modeled outfits? address is-no really...
Andre Judd
RAD:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha:)


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