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1:29 pm

Springtime Listening

23/03/2014, Balenciaga, Chanel, Current Affairs, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Givenchy, Music

I love a good, uplifting anthem. I really do. I find it fascinating how the people close to me often question my taste in music but what can I do? I don’t like to listen to songs that make me want to kill myself or tracks that me depressed. I like happy tunes, you know, tunes I can shake my booty to. Here are some of my favourite tracks of the moment. I like to play them on autorepeat whenever I’m out and about.

Is anyone coming to Ultra Miami next weekend? I’m THIS close to buying a plane ticket but I don’t want to go there alone. Pop me an email… maybe I’ll consider.

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Headphones by Frends, Balenciaga sunglasses, floral shirt and shorts by Givenchy, black jacket (not pictured) by Balenciaga, coat by Emporio Armani, backpack by Chanel, fur keychain by Fendi, shoes by Balenciaga

How You Love Me by 3LAU featuring Bright Lights
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Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance
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Ahead of Us by Lush & Simon, Tom Swoon
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Chris Lake feat. Jareth – Helium
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Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar – Thinking About You
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Stadiumx & Taylr Renee – Howl At The Moon
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Miley Cyrus vs. Cedric Gervais – Adore You (Extended Club Remix)
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Photo via Jasonitos

9:20 am

Balenciaga Waffle

03/12/2013, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, Lovegold

After brunch on Saturday, my friend Stacy (who I haven’t seen in months) and I, went to the newly-opened Balenciaga women’s flagship store in Soho. I’ve been to several Balenciaga stores around the world like Los Angeles and Paris and most of the boutiques were quite underwhelming. The new Soho store however is pretty major. Obsessed with the interiors, especially the green marble! I also love the selection. For some strange reason, I thought the Soho flagship had better selection than the store on Saint Honore… hmmm.

Bryanboy wearing a white Balenciaga knit sweater
Bryanboy at home wearing Balenciaga sweater and Balenciaga pants
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Bryanboy wearing a white Balenciaga sweater and a gold bracelet from Miansai
Miansai gold bracelet worn by Bryanboy

Sweater, trousers and shoes, all by Balenciaga, gold bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger.

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

9:50 am

Givenchy Pervert

28/07/2013, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, Givenchy, San Francisco

An afternoon trip to Barney’s in San Francisco resulted in me picking up this cheeky ‘Pervert’ t-shirt by Givenchy. I’m obsessed with it. We’re all perverts to an extent.

Pervert t-shirt by Givenchy
Bryanboy wears a black Givenchy Pervert t-shirt in San Francisco
Bryanboy wears a black Givenchy Pervert 17 t-shirt
Givenchy Pervert t-shirt

Givenchy ‘Pervert 17′ t-shirt at Luisa Via Roma, $325 (click HERE), pleated shorts by Alexander Wang, $475 (click HERE), hat by Herve Leger, bracelets by Hermes and Cartier, watch by Cartier, sunglasses by Karen Walker, shoes by Balenciaga

2:42 pm

Crystal Cove Beach

01/03/2013, Balenciaga, California, Cartier, Current Affairs

Time has flown since I arrived in Southern California; it’s become quite evident that beaches are a huge part of the local culture. Queenie’s been wanting to show me around Orange County. So, after taping, we headed out to see some of the beaches. Each beach I’ve visited was more beautiful than the next. But like many things in life, beauty can often be deceptive. From the sand to the sunshine, everything was perfect—expect for the water, which turned out to be fucking freezing. I guess I’ll have to wait until the summer.

Bryanboy wearing a floral Balenciaga t-shirt

T-shirt by Balenciaga (click HERE to buy), watch by Cartier, shorts by Timo, shoes by Prada

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3:34 pm

Metallica

10/10/2012, Balenciaga, COS, Current Affairs, Stockholm, Versace

Talk about love at first sight. Fell in love with this light-weight yet surprisingly warm knitted turtleneck sweater with metallic silver thread chain-mail details from the fall/winter 2012 Versace womenswear collection. I like how it looks oh-so-rock-n-roll tough… but it’s probably the most fragile garment I own. I had to be extremely careful not to break any of the chain links. One wrong move is all it takes to ruin this piece.

Bryanboy wearing a Versace turtleneck sweater from fall/winter 2012 collection
Bryanboy in Versace fall/winter 2012 womenswear
Versace chainmail sweater from fall/winter 2012 collection
Black and silver Versace chain mail sweater

Turtleneck (gifted) by Versace, trousers by COS, shoes by Balenciaga, sunglasses by Michael Kors

4:52 pm

Balenciaga Special Presentation

09/10/2012, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I think I’ve reached this stage where I’m (finally) becoming smarter with my purchases. After all, I’m gonna be stuck with the things I buy now for the next few months. It’s always nice to buy very, very few BUT only from the best AND wearing them to death as versus buying a lot of disposable things that you only wear once or twice. I fell in love with these great black trousers from Balenciaga in Paris. The store ran out of the pant in my size so I got it in a size larger than my usual. I’m trying to decide whether to get them altered (afterall, they were meant to be high-waisted) though I must say I love the slouchy effect. I also love how you are not able to see the leather details at the back of the obi-like bow on the front. Secret luxury. The black boots are also from Balenciaga. Picked them up at the men’s store in Rue Saint-Honore. I’m gonna make these boots my everyday shoe. As for the t-shirt, lord have mercy, I know, I know. Please don’t judge me. Thank you.

Bryanboy wearing Balenciaga fall winter 2012
Bryanboy wearing a Balenciaga Special Presentation t-shirt

‘Special Presentation’ t-shirt by Balenciaga, women’s trousers by Balenciaga, men’s boots by Balenciaga

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6:45 am

How to Wear THE Balenciaga Hat

26/02/2012, Anna Dello Russo, Balenciaga, Fashion and Style

My beloved Anna dello Russo wore Balenciaga spring/summer 2012 at the Marni show earlier this morning.

Anna Dello Russo wearing Balenciaga spring summer 2012 at Marni
Balenciaga fisherman's hat

12:54 am

L’Essence

01/12/2011, Advertorials, Balenciaga

Bryanboy for Balenciaga fragrance

Balenciaga wants you to submit a photo that captures your own interpretation of late night mood and attitude to celebrate their new fragrance, L’Essence.

Upload your photo now at www.balenciagafragrance.com and my favourite selections will be published on the website. Deadline for submissions is December 9, 2011.

9:12 pm

Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 Cover

17/07/2010, Balenciaga, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Vogue Russia

Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 Cover

Ooh la la! French heroine Laetitia Casta is on the August 2010 cover of Vogue Russia. 

Laetitia Casta for Vogue Russia August 2010 cover

It's their "French" issue and she's wearing Balenciaga.

Laetitia Casta in Balenciaga for Vogue Russia August 2010 cover

Stunning eh? Vogue Russia never disappoints.

Meanwhile, did you hear the news that American Harper's Bazaar is featuring, hold on to your seats, Jennifer Aniston on their September issue cover? SHOCK, AWE, HORROR, GASP!

I threw up a little in my mouth when I read that online. Isn't that what, Jennifer Aniston's  878,949,939,904,009th cover? Way to go Harper's Bazaar for breaking ground and pushing the envelope with your oh-so-fresh cover choice. High-five!

photo credits: tfs/style.com