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POSITIVELY PAISLEY

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

73 comments · 10 · September 24, 2011

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Paisley Jersey Extended Sleeved Tunic With Adjustable Drawstring, Pasiely Button Down Shirt, Indian Bazaar Metallic Purple Hamsa, Ceramic Floral Carved With Mother Of Pearl Earring, Lurex Knit Oversized Chain Headband, Protacio Wool Wide Leg Trousers, Ornate Cuff With Crystals, Multi Colored Beaded Cuff Ans Snakeskin Bangle - POSITIVELY PAISLEY - Andre Judd
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  1. paisley jersey extended sleeved tunic with adjustable drawstring

    , in Jewelry
  2. pasiely button down shirt

    , in Shirts
  3. METALLIC PURPLE HAMSA

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    indian bazaar

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  4. ceramic floral carved with mother of pearl earring

    , in Floral Jewelry
  5. lurex knit oversized chain headband

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  6. wool wide leg trousers

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    PROTACIO

    , in Wool Pants
  7. ornate cuff with crystals

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  8. multi colored beaded cuff ans snakeskin bangle

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A lot of the pieces Im wearing have a deep rich cultural/religious history which I'd like to share. Though initially what drew me to these acquire these pieces were its rich patterns and color but eventuallly I tried to understand how paisley and hamsa came about.

Paisley-Resembling a twisted teardrop, the kidney-shaped paisley is Iranian and Indian in origin, but its western name derives from the town of Paisley, in central Scotland.[3]wn as boteh jegheh and it has been used in Iran since the Sassanid Dynasty.
Some design scholars call the distinctive shape boteh and believe it is the convergence of a stylized floral spray and a cypress tree: a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity.(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paisley_(design)

The hamsa (Arabic: خمسة‎ khamsah, also romanized khamsa, meaning lit. "five") is a palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa, and commonly used in jewellery and wall hangings. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa provides superstitious defense against the evil eye. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa)

Though I dont believe in superstitions the idea that these pieces represent:positivity, well being, and protection are major plus points for me...especially now that im trying to get well from my sickness:) I just need lots of good vibes:)!!!!!!

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Javkha Jk
Paisley Andre! knowledge speaks
Andre Judd
Javkha thank you:)!!!!!
Mia Mars
wow great!
Andre Judd
MIA thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
KimLaurel :)
LOVE!!! pic is so cool too!
Andre Judd
Kim thank you:)!!!!!!!
Donald Lung
this is awsome!
Andre Judd
Donald thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!
Apostolis T.
This one looks so extremely glamorous!!! The patterns are really amazing! Love this mix of different patterns in one look!!!
Andre Judd
Apostolis thank you so much:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kendall Kay
I love the headpiece :D
Andre Judd
Gloria thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rommel Balajadia
after the previous months of "hyping" all ur looks now i just cant help but comment and tell u that "youre an ultimate fashion icon"andre!!!always stunning and surprising at the same time.,you are truly an inspiration...mabuhay ka!
Andre Judd
Rommel thank you:)!!!!!
Rad Runner
Exquisite!

I must admit that I didn't think Paisley was ever to make a come back! But, you are a smart master of putting different elements of fashion including the past and present together Andre. I can really appreciate your intelligence and willingness to background check your information! Many people don't even know what Zoroastrianism is. I am an ancient history buff at times and found the history of Paisley fascinating! I looked into it leading me into Azerbaijan culture and the fact that this was a sewn or embroidered design requiring developed techniques to produce and found it all quite interesting!

I do hope that you personally are feeling better soon!
Andre Judd
RAD:) you're just amazing:)!!!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!
Olga Rink
Which is the feast of colors!Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andre Judd
Olga thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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