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GOLDEN COMPASS

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

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
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  1. vintage gold coins and crystal embellished tri pendant neckpiece

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

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    CUSTODIO

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

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    CUSTODIO

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

    , in Bags
  5. hammered contoured antique brass cuffs

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  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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Comments (114)

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Lidia R. McQueen
Costume jewellery. J'adore <3
Andre Judd
Lidia thank you:)!!!!!!!
Lidia R. McQueen
oh, you're most welcome.. !
Keep them coming ;)
Milica Stojsic
Wow, that tunic is really impressive!
Andre Judd
Milica thank you:)!!!!!!!
Olga Rink
OMG!!!!!!!!!so expressive, so beautiful, so deep and rich this look of gold !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!love!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andre Judd
Olga thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emily High-Fash
Your hair is perfect!
Andre Judd
Emily thank you:)!!!!!!!
Camille Sioco
You look amazing!!
Andre Judd
Camille thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Ruth Selvaratnam
im totally in loove!!
Andre Judd
Ruth thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!
Aleja I.
some stylish warrior!!!
Andre Judd
Aleja thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Estherina's World
the jewelry is perfection!
Andre Judd
Estherina thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Armel M.
the metallic look is just sheer perfection!
Andre Judd
Armel thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MARKUS  URBAS
LOVE LOVE LOVE! I WANT THAT NECKLACE! OMG IM SO IN LOVE!
Andre Judd
Judas thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Matilda India Henson
love your hair!
Andre Judd
Matilda thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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