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4:03 pm

Bryanboy in The Financial Times Germany

30/09/2008, Australia, Australian Fashion Week Spring 0809, Press Coverage

Financial Times Germany

Guten Tag! Wie gehts? I don't know how many of you speak German but have you seen the latest "How to Spend it" magazine supplement by Financial Times Germany? They have an amazing feature on this year's Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and I got a lovely mention there.

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4:21 am

Kirrily Johnston

18/09/2008, Australia, Fashion and Style, New Zealand, New Zealand Fashion Week

Kirrily Johnston

Kirrily is one of my favourite Australian designers. She’s the only Aussie showing here in Auckland.

I love the gold striped dress towards the end of the video!

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3:02 pm

Melbourne 2AM Lockout Protest

18/05/2008, Australia

Melbourne 2AM Lockout Protest

I’ve never been to Melbourne but it’s one city I must visit SOON.

Anyhoo. I don’t know about you but I’m against any city that imposes a 2AM curfew (to curb violence) on nightlife venues such as bars, pubs and clubs. 2AM? You have GOT to be kidding me. How barbaric is that? Thank god we have some freedom here in my lovely city in the third world. Hello! A lot of venues here are dead empty before midnight and they don’t close until the sun comes up! I can’t even remember the number of times over the years that I’ve stumbled out of the club, foaming in the mouth at 7AM, sunglasses and all.

Melbourne 2AM Lockout

Go check it out. http://www.melbournelockedout.com

Thank god I live in a developing nation where most shopping places close at 10PM (including weekends), where restaurant kitchens are still open at 10:30PM (unlike in Sydney) and where clubs don’t close until the following morning.

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1:28 pm

Westin Hotel, Sydney

12/05/2008, Australia, Australian Fashion Week Spring 0809, Current Affairs, Travel

Westin Hotel, Sydney

In sexy Sydney, I stayed at the Westin Hotel located at 1 Martin Place, CBD (Central Business District). I love the Westin! My Aussie home doesn’t get any more centrally located than this.

The Westin Hotel, Sydney Australia

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9:12 pm

On the Runway: Akira Isogawa

11/05/2008, Australia, Australian Fashion Week Spring 0809, Current Affairs

On the Runway: Akira Isogawa

A final pose at the last show on the Australian Fashion Week schedule, Akira Isogawa.


Photo by: Sonny Vandevelde

I’ve been getting emails from people where I got the gray trousers with the stripe on the side. They’re from Filipino designer John Herrera.

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9:07 pm

RAFW After party @ Piano Room

11/05/2008, Australia, Australian Fashion Week Spring 0809, Current Affairs

RAFW After Party @ Piano Room

Ooh the memories! After the lovely dinner with amazing designer Jayson Brunsdon at China Doll, the pack went to the Piano Room for the Closing Party.

Oh dear.

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3:37 pm

Bryanboy’s “A-HA” Moment #16,311: Diane Pernet

10/05/2008, Australia, Australian Fashion Week Spring 0809, Fashion and Style

Bryanboy’s “A-HA” Moment #16,311: Diane Pernet

I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to fashion icon Diane Pernet on the phone last week. A new friend rang her while we’re walking on the streets of Sydney looking for a nightclub. I’m a big, big, BIG fan of Diane and to be able to speak to her in this lifetime is, gosh, something else. She’s super nice, super cool and her soothing voice… Diane is a deity!


Photo: Diane Pernet/MySpace

Everything went well until this huge ass garbage truck (which made a lot of noise) came outta nowhere went straight to my direction. Everything happened so fast so I screamed on the phone something like….

Me: “OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD DIANE I’M GONNA DIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!”

in the loudest, gayest voice EVER only to realize the truck wanted to park near the pavement.

And then SNAP!

Diane Pernet, fashion icon, journalist and blogger, world traveler, mentor to many and staunch supporter of talent and creativity, was still on the phone with me. Y’all should’ve seen the priceless look on my face when that happened. Put yourself in MY shoes and tell me how you’d react.

Oh dear. The things I get myself into. It’s funny reminiscing about it now but back then… man, oh man oh man, it was fucking embarrassing.

I am so sorry Diane!!! I hope to meet you one day!!!

PS. On a lighter note, do that to Miranda Priestley and bitch would prolly say “that’s all” before hanging up on you. LOL!!!!

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2:49 pm

Inksoffjohn

10/05/2008, Australia, Australian Fashion Week Spring 0809

Inksoffjohn

I giggled so hard (same with the Vogue lady… DON'T DENY IT YOU UPTIGHT BITCH *just kidding!!!* I KNOW YOU DID… I WAS RIGHT BESIDE YOUR CHANEL-TOTTING ARSE!! *wink*) when Inksoffjohn took his bow during the New Generation show last Friday. Out of all the shows I attended, Inksoffjohn designer John Giovanoglou was the only one I saw who pulled a full John Galliano, strutting his designer ass on the entire runway. Hilarious! Here's a better photo.

Inksoffjohn

I love his giveaway — three condoms in a tin can inside a Bottega-esque pleather case.

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1:21 pm

Corelli’s Cafe, Newtown

10/05/2008, Australia, Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Travel

Bryanboy’s "A-HA" Moment #16,310: Corelli’s Cafe, Newtown

The ever so helpful Patty offered my third world ass a ride to Sydney domestic airport earlier this week.  We stopped by Corelli’s Cafe in Newtown for a quick brunch. Y’all know me. In spite of my obsession with all things thinspiration, I’m a very voracious eater, I’m not picky and I’m willing to eat anything and everything edible. I love food! I really do.

Bryanboy, Patty Huntington, Corelli's Cafe, Newtown Sydney

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9:38 am

Woolworths!

10/05/2008, Australia, Current Affairs, Travel

Woolworths!

On the last leg of my OZ trip, I went a little further up north of Sydney to visit a friend overnight. I wasn’t able to shop AT ALL in Sydney because a lot of the stores were closed on Sunday and I really didn’t have the time. I did visit the Chanel store for a few minutes… boy oh boy oh boy, that Americana collection is fantastic. But $6,000 (was it 6 or was it 8? I’m not sure) for a jacket? Rupert Murdoch lend me your mastercard please.

Bryanboy at Byron Bay
Bryanboy in trainers? SHOCK HORROR!

One of the shops I thoroughly enjoyed, believe it or not, was Woolworths… the Australian version of Walmart. It was a grocery store alright, smacked in the middle of nowhere New South Wales, and going there was soo surreal! If you have seen The Simple Life, think of me as Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie going to Walmart in bumfuck America. It was a visual feast seeing normal, non-fashiony, non-Margiela wearing Australians.

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