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2:19 am

Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM Bag

22/08/2014, Acne, Current Affairs, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Prada

Three days after my wisdom tooth extraction, I swung by the Louis Vuitton boutique in Soho after being told by a friend that a huge chunk of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s debut collection for the house had arrived. The last time I went to the store was ages ago when I bought luggage. I had a hard time exercising restraint and self-control because every runway piece in the store was desirable. I love the floral trousers. I NEED the turtlenecks in all color ways and the zip-front jackets. And all the belts too! In the end, I walked out of the store with a couple of knits and the new Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag.

Oh Mr. Ghesquiere… you’re so dangerous to my bank account!

Bryanboy carrying a Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag
Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag
Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy wears a sweater from Acne Studios, shorts from 3.1 Phillip Lim and purple Prada scarf
Fall Winter 2014 Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc Speedy PM bag worn by Bryanboy

Purple scarf by Prada
Sweater by Acne Studios (click HERE to buy)
Shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE to buy)
Sandals by Givenchy
Bag by Louis Vuitton

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3:53 am

Cafe Hafa, Tangier

29/05/2014, Acne, Barbara Bui, Cartier, Celine, Current Affairs, Morocco, Phillip Lim, Tangier

No trip to Tangier is complete without visiting the legendary Cafe Hafa. Founded in 1921, this modest cafe perched along a cliff with spectacular views of the Bay of Tangier (and Spain on a very good, very clear day). Cafe Hafa is known for its mint tea. You go there, sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of their refreshing tea. The vibe is very casual. It’s ultra low-key so don’t expect full fare or anything fancy.

Bryanboy drinking mint tea at Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco
Cafe Hafa exterior, Tangier Morocco
Cafe Hafa sign, Tangier, Morocco
Cafe Hafa Tanger
Cafe Hafa Tangier
Cafe Hafa Mint Tea
Bryanboy at Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco

Sunglasses by Gentle Monster, knit sweater by Acne Studios, tank top by Barbara Bui, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, calf hair espadrilles by Celine, watch by Rolex, bracelet by Cartier

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6:18 pm

Healthy Options

31/03/2014, Acne, Chanel, Current Affairs, Furla

I’ve been integrating exercise into my boring and banal daily routine ever since I got back from Europe almost two weeks ago. By exercise, I mean lifting ten pound weights.

I’m usually the unhealthiest person in the world given my penchant for abusing my body to the extreme. Back in the day, I used to stay up all night, chain-smoking my way well into the wee hours of dawn, surviving on barely four hours of sleep per day. But lately, I’ve been sleeping a minimum of seven hours (it helps when you set a personal curfew of 10:30-11PM), I’ve been waking up before the sun is up and of course, I do my best to hit the treadmill three or four times a week. I do 100 situps twice a day. I’m all about healthy options these days. My former agent used to joke how I’m all about a bowl of sausages for breakfast and he was right. Nowadays, gimme a plain egg white omelette with a side of broccoli. And a glass of grapefruit juice.

Bryanboy wearing a Nicholas Ghesquiere t-shirt

Bryanboy lifting weights in his New York City apartment

My obsession with being fit and healthy started when I saw a gray nose hair a few months ago. It was a wake-up call. It signaled “bitch, you’re old”. The following afternoon, I went to Chanel to see what they have in the stores (I’m gonna fess up and say I was curious about their famous espadrilles), lo and behold I saw this major white sneaker. At first I thought, the shoes are gonna be perfect for the airport. Then I realized I can’t have a multi-logo-a-gogo situation, with what, a Rolex watch, Louis Vuitton trolley and Goyard tote — the lewk screamed Asian at Duty Free.

The lightbulb “aha” moment didn’t happen until I was in Madrid in February when I forgot to bring my trusty old Nikes. I wanted to run one morning and told myself there’s no way in hell I’m gonna run in Chanel but you know what, the more I (or anybody else) tell myself not to do something, the more I end up doing it so I ended up running in my Chanel sneakers. And you know what? It felt good. So now I use my Chanel sneakers as my work out shoe wherever I go. It’s amazing.

Hat by Furla, t-shirt by LPD New York (click HERE to shop), leather shorts by Acne (click HERE to buy), sneakers by Chanel

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6:20 pm

Austerity

24/09/2013, Acne, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, J Crew, Missoni

I know, I know. I’m a bit late in the game. I initially had doubts buying these Balenciaga cut-out boots at Barney’s. They first released these boots (for women) centuries ago but when I saw them on the men’s section for the first time during New York Fashion Week, I knew I had to get them. It’s a no-brainer purchase.

Are you excited for fall? I am! I’ve decided to stock up on outerwear this season. I bought this Acne Studios coat (dubbed the “Era”) on my trip to Stockholm last month. I know I’m gonna get major mileage out of this piece. Outerwear (ie. jackets and coats) is the most crucial thing one needs in the upcoming cool months. If you are a keen observer of my personal style, you’ll know that I’m a coat person vs a jacket person. There’s something comforting about wearing a nice, big coat. I like how it envelopes you and sometimes, the simplest, frills-free coat can be the chicest thing in the world.

Acne Studios coat worn by Bryanboy in Milan
Bryanboy wearing Balenciaga boots with an Acne Studios coat
Bryanboy holding a brown Missoni menswear envelope clutch bag
Bryanboy wearing an Acne Studios coat in Milan
Fuck Austerity graffiti at Via Santa Sofia, Milano

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “Era” coat by Acne Studios (click HERE), belt by J Crew, bag by Missoni, shoes by Balenciaga (click HERE)

Photos via Jamie Mann

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4:17 pm

Loewe x Junya Watanabe Collaboration

24/09/2013, Accessories, Acne, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Junya Watanabe, Loewe

It’s been quite awhile since I last obsessed over a designer collaboration. I must say Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’ capsule collection for Loewe is nothing but spectacular. I love the rendition on Loewe’s iconic Amazona bag and of course, the jeans — a delightful melange of leather, denim, suede, and different textures and fabrics.

Bryanboy in Milan wearing the Loewe x Junya Watanabe leather meets denim collection
Loewe and Junya Watanabe collaboration worn by Bryanboy in Milan
Patchwork denim and leather jeans
Loewe Amazona bag by Junya Watanabe

Click HERE to shop the collection.

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, jacket by Acne Studios, shirt by Missoni, jeans by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, bag by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, sandals by COS

Photos via Jamie Mann

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7:57 am

Romantic

05/09/2013, Acne, Adrienne Landau, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Current Affairs

New York Fashion Week officially begins today which means today is also the first day of fashion month. I thought I’d share some photos Rumi and I took while having lunch at Zink Grill in Stockholm, one of our favourite lunch spots. Calm before the storm, as they say. I’m so happy I had some “down time” with my best friend before the madness begins. It’s gonna be crazy over the next few weeks — there’s New York, there’s Milan, there’s Paris, there’s the trip to Los Angeles for a day for Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood event in between, then there’s Paris again for more shows. Lord have mercy on me. As Emily once said, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.” Wore my Acne Romantic sweater with a pair of trousers from Theory.

Be sure to follow my fashion week adventures on my social media outlets! I’m also covering the Prabal Gurung show and afterparty on behalf of NJOY e-cigarettes so be sure to follow @NJoyecigs and #NJOYment.

Bryanboy wears the Acne Romantic sweater at Zink Grill, Stockholm
Acne Romantic sweater worn by Bryanboy at Zink Grill in Stockholm
Bryanboy at Zink Grill in Stockholm
Rumi Neely browsing the menu at Zink Grill in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing an Acne sweater in Stockholm

Sunglasses by Christian Dior, bag by Chanel, Acne “Romantic” sweater, mink fur cowl by Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau, bracelet and watch by Cartier, trousers by Theory, boots by Acne

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3:50 pm

Severe Acne Problem

02/09/2013, Acne, COS, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Prada, Saint Laurent Paris

Houston Stockholm, we have a problem.

Ever heard of the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome”? Here’s a little fun fact for you — in 1973, several employees of the former Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorgwere held hostage. During the standoff, the victims became emotionally attached and even defended their captors after they were freed. The ground floor of the same building is now the home of the Acne flagship store in Stockholm. The rest of the building now belongs to Nobis hotel where I stayed at for a week. You could only imagine how often I went downstairs to Acne. Rumi and I must’ve been there at least twice a day. I literally bought something new every day. It was so awkward telling staffers that it was somewhat pointless to wrap my purchases in tissue paper (and huge paperbags) because I’m literally staying a few floors up.

Oh Acne. Acne, Acne, Acne. Why oh why do you make some of the most relevant clothes around? You’re so dangerous to my bank account.

Acne Mape leather biker jacket worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing a pair of Acne Orlando crushed velvet trousers
Bryanboy outside Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern wearing Acne

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “MAPE” leather biker jacket with shearling collar by ACNE (click HERE), tank top by COS, “Orlando” crushed velvet trousers by ACNE, bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, sandals by Prada

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1:15 pm

Tie Before You Dye

28/02/2013, Acne, California, Current Affairs, Los Angeles, Proenza Schouler

Try before you buy or tie before you dye? After taping, Queenie and I took a quick detour to Santa Monica beach yesterday afternoon. Watching the sun go down while sitting on the sand, I realized that some of the most beautiful things in life can be found right under your nose. You just have to stop long enough to notice them. Oh, and I finally get the whole laid-back California lifestyle. Compared to New York City, everything really moves at a glacial pace and I think I’m starting to get used to it. Only a jaded fool wouldn’t drop whatever it is that they’re doing to admire such a breathtaking view of the sunset.

Bryanboy running at Santa Monica beach
Bryanboy running along Santa Monica beach

Proenza Schouler tie-dye top (click HERE), MTWTFSS Weekday Collection leather shorts, jacket by Acne, sunglasses from Kitson Los Angeles

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9:42 am

Spirit of New York

02/01/2013, Acne, Adrienne Landau, Church's, COS, Current Affairs, New York City, Pringle

I thought it would be refreshing to kick off the New Year by doing something I’ve never done before in the city — going on a lunch cruise around with my bf and a good friend. The two and a half hour boat ride aboard Spirit of New York went around parts of lower Manhattan, Liberty Island and Governor’s Island. Contrary to some of the reviews on Yelp, the food wasn’t that bad at all (I actually liked the chicken and the pork). The buffet was small, yes, and they only offered two items for desert, but it’s ok. The staff were ultra friendly and helpful — they even put on a song and dance number for us! There were some cringe-worthy moments, of course, like when people started to do the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ and of course, the choice of cheeky and camp music, but, in the spirit of the festive season, it was all fun and good. I liked the overall experience and I don’t mind doing it again.

Bryanboy in front of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, New York

Hat by Acne, sunglasses by Celine, fur shawl by Adrienne Landau, shirt by H&M, sweater by Pringle of Scotland, coat by COS, bag by Givenchy, jeans by Sandro, shoes by Church’s (click HERE)

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12:30 am

Between Europe and Asia

31/12/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Istanbul

Talk about cruising attitude to the extreme… all aboard the super chic yacht named ‘Fifty Eight’! This black onyx and gold beauty went around the legendary Bosphorus strait in Istanbul. To those of you who don’t know, the Bosphorus separates Europe from Asia. Thought I’d share some lovely memories from Turkey…

Bryanboy cruising at the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Sunglasses by Michael Kors, jacket by Acne, sweater by Calypso St. Barth, jeans by Sandro, shoes by Prada

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