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

140 comments · 35 · February 5, 2012


Andre Judd - Ken Samudio General Hat, Custodio Wooden Jet Plane On Silk Plated Base, Jan Garcia High Sculpted Shoulder With Full Beading, Vintage Gold Mesh Bag, Protacio Black Trousers - SAMUDIO CUSTODIO y GARCIA
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  1. General Hat

    Ken Samudio

    , in Hats
  2. Wooden jet plane on silk plated base


  3. High sculpted shoulder with full beading

    Jan Garcia

  4. Vintage gold mesh bag

    , in Bags
  5. Black trousers


    , in Pants

The title is named after three designers I am so into at the moment. Ken Samudio, Herbert Custodio and Jan Garcia:)
Ken is a budding accessories designer noted for his amazing headpieces and jewelry. His recent collection featured paper rose headpieces for Jot Losa's spring summer 2012 collection. He is my genius mad hatter:) For this look, Ken worked with felt paper to create this cool General's hat. Slightly old worldl feel and a touch of eccentricity. Its my current default hat. With so much drama the hat gives I can just get away by wearing a plain black t shirt and sneakers. As if! lol:)

Herbert Custodio, a dear old friend, is both a clothing and accessories designer. He is the go to guy for quirky, unique, intellectual pieces with a nod to stylish kitsch and playful humor. He can create hi voltage dramatic pieces and create young, colorful, light creations with aplomb. It is why I chose to wear his wood assembled jetplane along with Ken Samudio's General hat because it creates a totally cool dynamic. Both are military inspired but juxtapose each other. dramatic and playful, dark and light, structured and organic, formal and free spirited.

Jan Garcia, a darling of the society and models set, is one desinger I adore:)Humble and deeply charismatic he enchants you with his glamorous creations. Not for the faint hearted, his designs should match a certain type of boldness from the clients. As you can see the jacket he fashioned in this look is a dramatic sculpted piece with high bulbous shoulders, an exaggerated panniere, narrow waist and all facets embellished with iridescent beads. Truly a very bold jacket. It is why I adore his work. And did I mention the back? Cut like a tuxedo in the back with a plunge. Of course I had to wear a black shirt underneath. No skin baring in the back for me please:)

The look was inspired from dramatic and theatrical Tudor Era costumes: puffy broad exaggerated shoulders combined with costumes of military spies in the 1940s.

This was what I wore to the Madhatter's ball event, a bday celebration for our beloved Tim Yap .


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Jesuswannatouchme .
oh my lord, Andre!
you are soooooooo haute couture in here!
i'm absolutely speechless!
you deserve it! <3
Andre Judd
thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ms. Chique
Winner Mare!!! You're the goddes of fashion,talbogan pa si lady gaga! Haha I'll be back 2moro to give u my heart..=)
Andre Judd
Chique thank you:)!!!!!!!
Senoel S
wow this look blow my mind ! That jacket is so fantastic !!
And I love to see a hat that is made with such fun creativity! Gorgeous, mister!
Andre Judd
Senoel thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!
Alana Ruas
OMG Andre why your are so unique???hhahha I just love your crazy mind style youre the best here on LB, so far....
Andre Judd
Alana thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mwah:)!!!!!!!!!
Leslie B.
Obviously you're the best stylist on this website. You are still perfect. Lady Gaga could be jealous hehe.
Andre Judd
Leslie thank you for liking this look:)!!!!!!!!!!!
SK Look
I feel you always go to the end...but there is still a step forward...this is amazing!!!!!!
looooove it..very dramatic, creative and playful!!! All your pieces are superb!!! Great designs!!!
Andre Judd
SK:)!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ladetra Wright
Ive recently become obsessed with your luks! Are the majority of your pieces avante garde couture/designer. Im trying to find pieces I can afford?
Andre Judd
Ladetra thank you:)!!!!!! yes majority are avant garde:) you can private message me if you have questions:)
Joy Wilgin O.
"With so much drama the hat gives I can just get away by wearing a plain black t shirt and sneakers. As if! lol:) " Hahahahaha isn't awful, plain Ts and jeans. Agh!


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