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9:14 am

The Big Breakfast

22/10/2014, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Louis Leeman, Louis Vuitton, Monte Carlo, Prada

I think it’s interesting how I’ve turned into a breakfast person over the years. I’ve spent most of my youth going to bed when the sun rose up. The word “breakfast” was certainly not part of my vocabulary back then. I remember hating on “breakfast” for many, many years. I thought it was pointless and excessive. Why eat when you’re gonna have lunch in a few hours later anyway? I’m ok with my morning coffee and orange juice, thanks very much.

These days, a I can’t live without a full breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day. A man cannot liven Starbucks Venti Americano and Marlboro Lights alone. Bring me that plate of meat, y’all! Mama needs her morning dose of protein!

I have no idea what triggered my love for breakfast. Hmmm. I have a theory that it has something to do with the fact that I spend more time in hotels than in my apartment. Free food everyone, free food! Breakfast buffets are also very colorful and pretty.

Another theory is that as I’e been waking up anywhere between 5 and 6 in the morning each day. Cue #oldpeopleproblems. I *love* waking up early. I always feel superior whenever I wake up before everyone else. I feel like a proper person, a real responsible adult. I’m also very productive in the mornings. When I wake up at such ungodly hour, it’s inevitable for hunger to strike, therefore it’s my cue to hit the buffet table.

Are you a breakfast person?


Cashmere sweater by Uniqlo
Silk tie scarf by Prada
Shorts by Alexander Wang
Petit Malle bag by Louis Vuitton
Shoes by Louis Leeman

Shot at Hotel Hermitage, Monte Carlo

6:11 pm

Bryanboy Goes to College Episode 2

15/10/2014, BryanCollege, Current Affairs, Teen Vogue, Videos

On this week’s episode of Teen Vogue x Bryanboy Goes to College, I went to Parsons The New School for Design to meet Arianna and of course, I learned how to screen print!

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For more episodes, visit my blog next week, check out The Scene or Teen Vogue for regular episode updates! Don’t forget to subscribe to Teen Vogue’s YouTube channel.

1:53 pm

Bryanboy Goes To College Episode 1

08/10/2014, BryanCollege, Current Affairs, Teen Vogue, Videos

I’m thrilled to share to you my new project with Teen Vogue — a new web series called “Bryanboy Goes to College“. I’ll be traveling around the United States to feature and stylish collegiate girls (and boys) about their personal style. To kick off the series, I interviewed a number of cute and cool kids in New York where I live.

First up is Madison! She even wrote a song for me…. and I sang parts of it. Yikes! Cue nails on the chalkboard. ;-)

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Tune in to my blog, The Scene or Teen Vogue for regular episode updates! And don’t forget to subscribe to Teen Vogue’s YouTube channel if you’re a YouTube freak like me.

6:29 pm

Les Pavillons De Monte Carlo

04/10/2014, Events, Fashion and Style, Monaco, Monte Carlo

Like the old saying goes, follow the signs! I think it’s amusing and ironic how, out of all the inflight movie selections, I ended up choosing to watch the film “Grace of Monaco” starring Nicole Kidman on the flight from JFK to London City airport less than a month ago. The movie made me curious about Monaco and I found myself asking how and why I haven’t gone there. Little did I know that was a sign from the powers that be! Fast forward to yesterday evening (after two plane rides and a chic helicopter transfer), I attended the inauguration of the new Les Pavillons de Monte Carlo, a gorgeous retail complex in the heart of Monte Carlo. HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco cut the ribbon and opened the festivities.

The Monte Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer commissioned architect Richard Martinet, working with Cherif Jahlan, to design the Pavillons de Monte Carlo. For the next four years, the cluster of five modern, off-white aluminium structures inspired by the pebbles found on Riviera beaches will serve as temporary “pop-up” housing for some of the world’s prestigious brands such as Balenciaga, Boucheron, Saint Laurent, Akris, Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Chopard and more.

I’ve never been to Monte Carlo or Monaco before so it was amazing to be welcomed in such spectacular environment. I had so much fun at the event!

Bryanboy at the Inauguration of Les Pavillons de Monte Carlo
Prince Albert cuts the ribbon marking the inauguration of the Pavillions de Monte Carlo
Thames Fanfare Brass
Fountain at Place du Casino Monte Carlo
Store Map of Les Pavillons de Monte Carlo
Sonia Rykiel at Les Pavillons de Monte Carlo
Balenciaga Bags
Bryanboy at Pavillons de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Pavillons de Monte Carlo Inauguration
Miu Miu store at Pavillons de Monte Carlo
Miu Miu fall winter 2015 coat
Akris store at Pavillons de Monte Carlo
Boucheron store Pavillons de Monte Carlo
Bryanboy with Monte Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer

The next time you visit Monaco, be sure to swing by the Pavillons de Monte Carlo at Jardins des Boulingrins!

5:03 pm

Chanel Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

02/10/2014, Chanel, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Spring Summer 2015

Karl Lagerfeld makes a pro-feminism statement. Watch the full-length video of the Chanel spring summer 2015 fashion show in Paris this week.

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8:10 am

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

02/10/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Louis Vuitton, Spring Summer 2015

Missed yesterday morning’s Louis Vuitton spring summer 2015 fashion show? Here’s the full-length video of the collection.

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7:54 am

Lane Crawford & 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Exotic City

02/10/2014, Fall Winter 2014, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Lane Crawford, Phillip Lim

After the Valentino show, I went to the Palais Royal to preview 3.1 Phillip Lim’s collaboration with BLITZ Lane Crawford. It’s Phillip’s first collection of exotic skin (American crocodile) handbags.

The collection features three of Phillip’s popular handbag styles, the 3.1 Minute clutch, the Mini Ryder and the Wednesday, made from fine American crocodile skin. Each style is available in two colorways, jet black and jade green. They come in a very limited quantity of no more than 20 pieces per style.

Jet black 31 Minute Clutch by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford
Jade green 31 Minute Clutch by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford
Jet black Mini Ryder bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford
Jet black The Wednesday bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford

Visit to view (or purchase) online. Lane Crawford ships worldwide. For those of you in Hong Kong, the bags are going to be available in-stores, at Lane Crawford IFC Mall and Lane Crawford Canton Road starting from October 6.

9:34 am

Fur Now

01/10/2014, Ad Campaigns, Fashion and Style, Fur

As many of you already know, I’m a HUGE fan of fur. One of my favorite (and earliest) fur items is a classic, brown beaver fur coat I purchased from a vintage store many, many years ago. Most fur lovers start this way — they begin their love for fur from a fabulous hand-me-down fur coat or a jacket from a family member or they purchase something equally chic from a second-hand store. Fast forward many years later, I must admit I’ve moved on to the way I wear my fur. I try to buy one or two strong fur coats each year. Some of you probably remember this white mink fur coat I bought from Fendi last year. My most recent purchase, as in last month, was a gorgeous, multi-color paneled coat from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Fur now looks much different than what “fur” used to be. It’s no longer the classic, oversized brown coat that grandmothers used to wear to protect themselves from subzero temperatures. We live in a different generation that celebrates individual and unique personal style and this demands new fur silhouettes and shapes featuring strong, eye-catching colors, textures and different combinations.

Fur Now 2014 Campaign

Also, fur is now being used in countless different ways. You’ll find fur used in cute accessories like scarves, bow ties and camera straps (like my collaboration with Adrienne Landau), keychains (think Fendi Monster and Fendi Karlito key charms) and sunglasses to leather goods such as wallets, pouches and handbags.

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Here are several images from the International Fur Federation’s “Fur Now” campaign to modernize the image of fur and to reach a new, youthful demographic (that’s you… and me! *wink*). They flew me to Paris this summer to see the shoot and I’ll share behind-the-scenes photos on a separate blog post.

Fur Now 2014 Campaign
Fur Now 2014 Campaign
Fur Now 2014 Campaign

For more information about Fur Now, visit

2:07 am

Valentino Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

30/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Spring Summer 2015, Valentino

Bonjour from Paris! Join us in six hours. Tune in at 2:30PM Paris Time/8:30AM New York Time for today’s Valentino spring summer 2015 fashion show livestreamed from Paris! The video on loop pre-show is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes video of the recently opened Fifth Avenue Valentino boutique in New York City.

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See you at the show!

11:27 am

Marni Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

21/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Marni, Spring Summer 2015

Watch the full-length video of this morning’s Marni spring summer 2015 fashion show below.

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