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7:02 am

Everyone Should Learn How To Fendi For Themselves

22/05/2012, Accessories, Beijing, Current Affairs, Fendi, Sunglasses

I’m not usually a big fan of coloured sunglasses. I like my sunnies how I like my coffee — strong and black. After the recent demise of my Celine and Yves Saint Laurent, I bought this cheeky pair at the Fendi store in Venice a couple of weeks ago.

Bryanbot wearing Fendi sunglasses at Chaoyang Park, Beijing

Shirt and sweater by Boss Black, sunglasses by Fendi

5:26 am

Italiana by Luca Finotti

12/05/2012, Accessories, Dolce & Gabbana, Fashion and Style

Luca Finotti directed this cheeky video called ‘Italiana’ featuring select pieces from the spring/summer 2012 Dolce & Gabbana women’s eyewear collection. I thought it was cute for two women, mother and daughter, fight over sunglasses — something me and my mum haven’t done before. Thank god my taste in eyewear tends to be on the extreme side of things. Anyway, Bianca is soo gorgeous. When I visited Milan last month, I had a hard time crossing the street because of the huge Dolce & Gabbana/Bianca Balti billboard at Porta Garibaldi!

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11:44 am

Suzy O’Rourke x Bless’ed Are The Meek

09/05/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Hats

Oh the delight of new-found discoveries! I love these gorgeous, gold-dipped headpieces designed by Sydney milliner Suzy O’Rourke. The folks from Bless’ed Are The Meek used them for their show at this season’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Suzy makes some of the most fabulous headpieces around; you have to visit her website to see more of her work.

Suzy O' Rourke for Bless'ed Are The Meek
Gold headpieces by Suzy O'Rourke
Gold headband by Suzy O'Rourke, milliner

1:38 pm

The Big Expletive On My Back

02/04/2012, Accessories, Amsterdam, Current Affairs, Prada

I’ll never forget this girl named Katrina in my school bus back when I was in freshman high school. I must have been 13 at that time. While all the other kids played with each other in the bus, I chose to read my mom’s magazines. Back issues of Vogue were my after-school best friend. They made that agonizing thirty minute ride home bearable. Whenever Gucci ad pages came up, Katrina, who sat across me, always chanted “look at my Gucci watch, look at my Gucci watch!” before shoving her wrist to my face. If memory served me right, she was the daughter of a lawyer and for what seemed like eternity, she bragged about her stupid Gucci watch that she received as a gift. It was sickening. Deep down inside, I felt rather inferior because all I had at that time was this neon orange and neon green rubber and fabric “POP” Swatch that my aunt gave me as a Christmas present. I’m not a combative type of person so I didn’t say anything. Besides, she was a year older than me. She had Benetton accessories. I had Penshoppe (a Filipino brand akin to I dunno, Forever 21). I simply shut up and flipped through my magazines. That same year, I begged my parents to buy me that iconic Prada black nylon backpack with two pockets on the front. My parents weren’t having it from a thirteen year old child, of course. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that my mom finally bought one for me.

Fast forward a decade and a half later… I popped by the Prada store on Corso Venezia in Milan last week to stock up on some spring/summer goodies. I bought another pair of golf shoes, two trousers and this navy blue backpack. Just seeing it on the rack (they come in gray and brown as well) brought back childhood memories. I took it out for a spin in Amsterdam this weekend.

Prada backpack in nylon navy blue
Bryanboy's Prada backpack

Hat, shirt, shorts by Acne, sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, jacket gifted by Versace, backpack and shoes by Prada

I guess one cannot erase the emotional scars of yesteryear (I can’t say I’m very angry because thinking about it, we were all young and naive) but let me tell you, walking out of a store after buying something you really like, on your own terms, with your own money, is always an exhilarating experience.

Like a big FUCK YOU to everyone.

9:27 am

Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag

29/03/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Proenza Schouler

It’s not easy trying to resist something extremely good. I’m one of the last people to carry a Proenza Schouler bag. Everyone has the PS1 in every imaginable color and material. I don’t blame them; the PS1 is a classic. But after seeing this sporty tri-color Proenza Schouler PS11 baby, with its fabric straps (you can detach them and voila, you have an oversized clutch), pastel blue flap and gorgeous details, I have no choice but to slate it as numero uno on my ‘must-have’ list. It’s been my every day bag for quite awhile now. Whether I’m wearing Prada florals or Acne camoflorage or monochromatic Alexander Wang, I’m honestly surprised how it matches whatever I’m wearing on rotation.

Bryanboy carrying a Proenza Schouler PS11 bag
Blue Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag from RUNin2

11:00 pm

Crawl Back To Where You Came From

18/03/2012, Accessories, Corto Moltedo, Fashion and Style, Handbags

The clutch obsession continues. Corto Moltedo made this gorgeous clutch bag festooned with metal spiderwebs and a bejeweled spider.

Corto Moltedo bejeweled spider clutch bag
Spider clutch bag by Corto Moltedo

Clutch bag from Corto Moltedo, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors

4:48 pm

Clutch Me If You Can

16/03/2012, Accessories, Corto Moltedo, Current Affairs, Handbags, Stockholm

I don’t normally consider myself as a clutch person because I like to keep a hand free — free to smoke a cigarette, free to use my gargantuan camera take photos here and there, free to use my phone to text or to read Twitter. However, I’m a getting a bit bored of using bags that hang off the shoulder (or body) so the idea of simplifying and carrying the basics (lighter, gum, small wallet, ciggies and lip gloss) is very appealing. Last week in Paris, the very handsome Gabrielcorto gifted me this cute snakeskin clutch with neon green piping. I love it. It’s the perfect bag to keep the essentials on a relaxed Friday afternoon here in Stockholm.

Bryanboy in Sodermalm carrying a Corto Moltedo snakeskin clutch bag

Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, vintage J. Crew sweater (bought at Kiliwatch in Paris), black shirt by Uniqlo, watch by Michael Kors, clutch gifted by Corto Moltedo

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11:04 pm

A Little Valentino…

11/03/2012, Accessories, Valentino

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli of Valentino sent me a super chic, studded, white (perfect for summer!) iPad case with my initials in gold. Quite a luxurious touch if you ask me. I love my new iPad case. I guess it’s time for me to get a new iPad then…

White Valentino iPad case
A notecard from Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli to Bryanboy
BB initials on Valentino iPad case

Thank you so much for the lovely gesture!

9:22 pm

Something To Admire From Afar

10/03/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Givenchy, Handbags

You know you’ve hit the jackpot and have made it in life when everything you own is white. Why? Only someone with unlimited financial resources can manage to not care about keeping their precious blanc things pristine. I’ve fallen in love with the black python Givenchy Antigona bag (it’s numero uno on my wishlist) but the white leather version, below, takes the cake. I’m not really a white bag person. My sweaty, clammy hands and my clumsiness will get this flawless baby extremely dirty in no time.

Givenchy Antigona Bag in white leather

Givenchy Antigona Bag (click HERE) from SSENSE.

3:57 am

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2012 Bags Preview

08/03/2012, Accessories, Fall Winter 2012, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Louis Vuitton

Here’s a quick look at some of the new fall/winter 2012 bags from the Louis Vuitton show yesterday morning.

Louis Vuitton bags fall winter 2012

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