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OF KITES, SEA FOAMS AND SEA URCHINS

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

104 comments · 10 · February 8, 2012

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Andre Judd - Jan Garcia Mint Green Kite Couture Top, Ken Samudio Gold 'Sea Urchin' Neckpiece - OF KITES, SEA FOAMS AND SEA URCHINS
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  1. Mint green kite couture top

    JAN GARCIA

    , in Tops
  2. Gold 'sea urchin' neckpiece

    KEN SAMUDIO

It was love at first sight when I saw this amazing seafoam mint green couture piece displayed in a mannequin at the atelier of designer extraordinnaire Jan Garcia. He crafted this top made from vintage satin fabric. I adore the fabric and the color because it reminds me of 50s couture fabrics used by Dior. From a distance it resembles a kite with its angular edges. I adore how the shoulder is skillfully draped into an amazing symmetrical folded flap. The sides billowing in an A-line shape while the back has a cropped cut out detail. Its lightness also makes it comfortable to layer on a button down shirt and be worn outdoors at night.

With such a lightweight modern piece top, I wanted to style it with an equally lightwieght and modern neckpiece. My choice: Ken Samudio's gold 'sea urchin' neckpiece. The color is perfect because it enhances the color of the mint green and vice versa. Deceptively designed, it resembles gold steel spikes but in fact its made of lightweight plastic and is totally harmless to the skin. It cant injure.

There was a strong 'sea' theme in the look vis a vis with the sky.



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Michelle  I.
Nice use of complimentary colors on the necklace and top! Very beautiful play of textures as well!!! :)
Andre Judd
Michelle thank you:)!!!!!!!!!
Daniella Robins
Amazing!!!! I love the strikingly intense feeling that your necklace gives to the look and i love the contrast effect you have given it by wearing that incredible top which holds lightness not only in colour but in fabric to! Genius styling as always Andre!!

Hyped!!! :):):)
Andre Judd
Daniella thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
SK Look
What a great idea for a necklace...this JAN GARCIA top is a fantastic design!!!
Andre Judd
SK:)!!!!!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!
Sen Tjioe
Is the neckpiece REAL?! I foresee some inconvenience wearing it but that's CONVICTION to FASHION! =D
Andre Judd
Hehe Dickson its not real sea urchin:)!!! its plastic and its not painful:) lol:)!!
Lets Fly Away By Biophilia
Why i gave you my heart? because it reminds me runways from all around the world inspired in ocean creatures and sea colors :D..its cleana and the jewerly is really simple( something i havent seen in your looks lately)..the sea urchin its original and reminds me dior too and im obsesed with this piece because im studying biology so im so excited to see nature on fashion <3
Andre Judd
Dvid:)!!! thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Frank Pena
I Love the Neckpiece ! I thought its Hard Plastic or a Fiber Glass ! Pheew ! +1
Andre Judd
Frankie thank you:)!!!!!!!!
Emma Jopasnyt
What an amazingly beautiful piece of art and craftsmanship the top is! I'm so in love with it's genius design and built, the silhouette is beautiful. As is the colour, and the neckpiece! And your hair! <3
Andre Judd
Emma thank you:)!!!!!!!!!!!!
Olga Rink
This top is so futuristic with necklace in absolute harmony. Congratulations on styling, Andre!! You're always an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!
Andre Judd
Olga thank you:)!!!!!!!!!

  

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