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11:31 am

Photographing The Pope Wearing Prada At Prada

11/04/2011, Anna Wintour, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Prada

Self Service magazine’s photographer caught me photographing my beloved Anna Wintour at the fall/winter 2011 show. So gracious and kind, that woman. And the look on Tim Blanks’ face? Priceless.

Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Tim Blanks and Bryanboy at Prada front-row, fall winter 2011 fashion show.

Photo via self service.

5:43 pm

Watch Online: Anna Wintour’s Bloomberg Television Feature

01/04/2011, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Television

Here it is. Watch Bloomberg Television’s feature on Anna Wintour.

8:02 pm

Anna Wintour: Bloomberg Television Game Changer

31/03/2011, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Television

Bloomberg Television is featuring American Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

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Does anyone know if this is going to be available online?

1:29 pm

Confidence Booster From Anna

24/03/2011, Alexander Wang, Anna Wintour, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style

Blame generation now, blame generation online media. Here’s proof that when it comes to fashion events, people are most likely going to watch, stare, gossip, eavesdrop, photograph AND twitpic whatever move you make. One of my twitter followers cheekily took a paparazzi-style photo of me chatting to Anna Wintour using his phone, at the Alexander Wang show in New York last month.

photo of Bryanboy talking to Anna Wintour at Alexander Wang fall/winter 2011 fashion show in New York

Let me share to you what I went through when that photo was taken. Earlier that day, Anna commended me for my use of these neon green hair scrunchies I got from Brazil as ankle bracelets to my Lanvin sneakers. I thought I’d ask her a question I’ve always wanted to ask.

Me: “Hi Anna! Out of curiosity, and Lady Gaga cover aside, when was the last time you did something for the first time?”

AW: *chortle* “Couldn’t you have asked a simpler question?”

*uhhhhhh 1, 2, 3, 4, time is ticking away, let me think, let me think, I’m not gonna waste her ti–*

Me: May I take your photo instead?

AW: *smirk* “Sure.”

Me: “Thank you”

After getting my shot, I slowly walked away to preserve whatever dignity (what dignity?) I have left. What else is there to do? Hang around for idle chatter and banter? I came to her to ask that one question, she answered, that was that. NEXT! Gotta move on, move forward and try to find another familiar face to talk to. Besides, I could feel and see from the corner of my eyes that they are talking about my question. It’s that blogger! Oh no Bryan didn’t! Burn! Send him to outer space!

I thought, oh geez, I blew it up big time!

Not more than ten feet and a few seconds later, one of the bodyguards called me (SIR! EXCUSE ME, SIR!) and I saw Anna stretch one arm and motioned me to come back to her.

I had this voice in my head chanting, uh oh, you’re gonna get it. You’re gonna get it really good. Be prepared for decapitation Bryan, this is it, this is the sacrificial lamb moment…

She smiled and said, “I went to China.”

Me: “Thank you. I saw those photos online a few months back.”

Instead of feeling defeated, I walked away with my chest out, beaming with joy and confidence this time around.

That was in New York.

By the time Paris came I’m all ‘oh hay mamacita mother hen, how are you?’ on her.

Just kidding. Not exactly like that but close enough. ;-)

6:28 am

Two Annas at Isabel Marant FW2011

05/03/2011, Anna Dello Russo, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Isabel Marant

Two Annas at Isabel Marant FW2011

How many Annas do you have in your life? I have two. One of them is my front-row neighbour (as always).

Anna Wintour at Isabel Marant Fall Winter 2011

Anna Dello Russo at Isabel Marant Fall Winter 2011

Vive la différence!

3:49 pm

Anna Wintour’s Visit to China

30/11/2010, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style

Anna Wintour’s Visit to China

It’s not every day Mama Anna visits my part of the world. Vogue China‘s Angelica Cheung hosted Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, in Shanghai and Beijing. Anna, who recently featured a story on the rise of Asian models in the latest issue of Vogue, spoke at a forum at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing with Vogue lieutenants Mark Holgate and Sylvana Soto-Ward.

Anna Wintour in Beijing

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11:28 pm

Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon [Watch Online]

02/09/2010, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Fashion's Night Out, Marc Jacobs

Anna Wintour and Marc Jacobs at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

American Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and fashion designer Marc Jacobs made a guest appearance at the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show.

Anna and Marc were there to promote Fashion’s Night Out.

11:59 pm

The Scene at Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010-2011

15/07/2010, Aliona Doletskaya, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Celebrity Gossip, Chanel, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, Haute Couture, Paris

The Scene at Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010-2011

Ahhh Chanel. The crown jewel of haute couture collections. Chanel is Chanel; it’s the grand-daddy of shows in Paris. I squealed with delight when the lovely folks at Chanel asked for my mailing address in Paris. I had no idea what they are about to send me. It could be anything, you know? Mailing list? Promotional material? A new fragrance? Lookbooks? Nope, they sent me my first haute couture show invitation. Although I’ve done the NY/Europe menswear and womenswear circuit for a few seasons, I’m still a couture virgin.

Until now.
(Well, until last week lol)

Bryanboy at Chanel Haute Couture Fall Winter 2010
photo credit: ana clara garmendia

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7:25 pm

Reason #45,092,107,332 Why I Love Anna Wintour

09/05/2010, Anna Wintour

Reason #45,092,107,332 Why I Love Anna Wintour

Watch this video. 

I also love this photo of Anna with P Diddy at the Boom Boom Room after the Met Ball.

Anna Wintour and P Diddy at Boom Boom Room

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! That’s all.

8:50 pm

American Vogue November 1988 – Micaela Bercu

05/04/2010, Anna Wintour, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Models, Vogue USA

American Vogue November 1988

Speaking of number one, behold my latest acquisition: the November 1988 issue of American Vogue.

US Vogue November 1988 cover featuring Micaela Bercu

This is Anna Wintour’s first issue as Editor-in-Chief of Vogue USA after replacing Grace Mirabella.

Micaela Bercu, in a Christian Lacroix haute couture jacket, was photographed by Peter Lindbergh who, as reported last month, is returning to the magazine after an eighteen-year hiatus. It’s also the first time jeans appeared on the cover of the magazine.

I bought this (for $75 shipping included) on eBay after a crazy bidding war. I wasn’t gonna let it go.

Trust me, every penny I’ve spent is worth this amazing piece of history.