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GOLDEN COMPASS

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

114 comments · 20 · October 4, 2011

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Andre Judd - Vintage Gold Coins And Crystal Embellished Tri Pendant Neckpiece, Custodio Tulle With Faded Gold Leather Cutout In Tulle Sleeveless Tunic Layered Over A Black Button Down Shirt, Custodio Faded Gold Leather Shorts Worn Over Zippered Hem Trousers, Faded Vintage Gold And Silver Chainmail Clutch Purse, Hammered Contoured Antique Brass Cuffs, Faded Gold Flatforms - GOLDEN COMPASS
HYPE 642
  1. Vintage gold coins and crystal embellished tri pendant neckpiece

    , in Jewelry
  2. Tulle with faded gold leather cutout in tulle sleeveless tunic layered over a black button down shirt

    CUSTODIO

    , in Leather Shirts
  3. Faded gold leather shorts worn over zippered hem trousers

    CUSTODIO

    , in Leather Pants
  4. Faded vintage gold and silver chainmail clutch purse

    , in Purses
  5. Hammered contoured antique brass cuffs

  6. Faded gold flatforms



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Shooting with the same setup everyday, we (me and Chari my photog) decided to try a new approach. We used this textured gray cement wall for the look to give it a rustic old worldly feel. In fact when we saw the preview I love how the golds became not so gold and became quite antique in finish rendering a look that borders between edgy and vintage. I love it. Its one of those magical moments when you discover how a simple background can truly transform a photo. Chari played brilliantly with the available light adding depth to the shots.
Truly a fun day.

Speaking of antique looking gold, the look in itself speaks of something meaningfully parallel to my life:
Like the golds that shine brilliantly in the light, my life has been one brilliant sparkling treasure. But then, came the drama, the problems, the worries, the frustrations, the health problems. Slowly I started fading into the darkness and was drowning in a deep pool of depression. I struggled, I screamed for life. I almost gave up. but i didn't want to. I enjoyed life so much. So eventually, I swam out. But all the energy to fight and live left me scathed. As I headed out into the light, I managed to shimmer, though just faintly.
Someday I know I'll shine once again. For now, my damaged self is actually making me embrace life in a new found way. I see beauty beyond my rusty/damaged,old gold self.


photos by Chari

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Vanesa S
great idea of layering the black tulle over black shirt! SUPERB Andre :)
Andre Judd
thank you VAnesa:)!!!!!!!!!!
Jerome Centeno
the billionaire, pa heram ng onteng ginto sasanla ko muna!
VUnngga sa dress!!! YAY
Andre Judd
Jerome thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mandy Lana
i super love the whole look and i loved it more wen i read the caption. you r sooo inspiring.
every look of yours tells a story...i still cant forget about the phoenix. i soo love the caption too.
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aniouk B.
so creative! your outfit reminds me of old coins and relics at a museum. love it.
Andre Judd
Aniouk super thank you:)!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
Incredible Andre!!!!!! I love the antique gold and black colour pallet!!!! The textures look amazing!!! I love your play on lengths to like how you have layered the shorts on top of those super chic,skinny zipped trousers!!!! I love the heavy looking accessories especially the cuffs,such a great touch!!!!! This is unbelievable Andre and as always truly inspiring!!!!

Stay strong,keep your faith and one day you will be strong again.

Hyped!!!! :):):):):):)
Andre Judd
DANIELLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) THANK YOU:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Max. G
Fabulous! I always loved black with gold, so chic! As usual, I do love everything about your look + incredible necklaces!
Andre Judd
thank you Max:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NastasJa Kruglenia
Great! The most amazing is that your looks and the background inseparably connected;) so it's not just a photo it is real painting!
Andre Judd
Natasja thank you:)!!!!!!!
Jairus Sumineg
Andre!!!! I Love You! ^_^ haha...
those cuffs reminded me of Enrico's 2010 holiday collection.
btw, gold looks friggin' awesome on you!! ♥
Andre Judd
JAIRUS!!!!!!thank you:)!!!!!!!!! it is Enrico Carado:)!!!!!! im glad you like it:)!!!!!!!!
Jairus Sumineg
really?? that's so cool!!! im loving this look even more then. haha!!

  

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