Bonjour from rainy Paris! We’re on the final leg of the womenswear collections and I’m very excited for today’s Valentino show by Pierpaolo Piccioli. Don’t forget to tune in at 3:00PM Paris time (9:00AM New York time) today, March 5, to watch the Valentino fall winter 2017 womenswear pret-a-porter show live!
Benvenuti a Milano! Coach recently opened its first store in Italy, in Milan, on the iconic Via Montenapoleone. America’s iconic leather goods house is finally in Italia!
I’m a HUGE fan of Coach, especially their ready-to-wear. Stuart Vevers truly brought life back to the brand! At the store, you’ll find cool varsity jackets for both men and women, a number of colourful shirts and fun knits that are desirable. There’s also a Craftmanship Bar at the boutique which offers leather care as well as personalized monogramming services on the fly. Pick up a classic Coach Saddle bag or Rogue tote (or even a passport holder) and have it monogrammed with your initials!
I lovingly teased Stuart that he should start working on a Coach “HOME” line. I need a shearling sofa for my new house in Sweden!
To celebrate Coach Milano, I joined my sister Tina Leung and pals Eleonora Carisi and Ivano Marino at the iconic Bar Basso.
Visit the Coach Milano flagship boutique on Via Montenapoleone 19 Milano.
Earlier this summer, Prada unveiled its two newest fragrances, La Femme Prada et L’Homme Prada in Milan.
L’Homme Prada features a mix of iris, amber and fougère notes whereas La Femme Prada has frangipani, ylang-ylang (which is my personal favourite because we used to have them in our backyard when I was a child), beeswax, vanilla and tuberose.
While the fragrances have gender-definitive names, men and women can wear both fragrances. The bottles were cleverly designed with an identical vision in mind so that they complement each other. It’s like how I like my fashion — I buy menswear as much as I buy womenswear. I do not restrict myself to one department.
My friend Susie and I had so much fun shooting this visual story in Milan. I hope y’all enjoy the images.
Shot at: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Milan, June 2016
Photos by Keenen Thompson
On Bryanboy: Hat, mink collar, shirt, belt, bag, trousers and shoes by Prada (all Bryanboy’s own)
On Susie Bubble: Hat, shirt, corset, shoes by Prada (all Susie Bubble’s own)
I love Ibiza. London and Stockholm aside, it’s is my summer happy place in Europe. I’ve been going for years now so whenever there’s an opportunity to come back, count me in! I recently joined Spanish luxury brand Loewe and my beloved Jonathan Anderson to celebrate the Loewe summer pop-up store opening at the El Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE) in Ibiza’s Old Town.
The pop up store carries a ton of terrific summer and beach-friendly essentials. They have the entire range of the gorgeous John Allen collaboration including beach towels, totes and pouches. They also have the classic espadrilles, eyewear, small leather goods and a select number of ready-to-wear looks.
If you’re in Ibiza before the summer ends be sure to swing by the pop up store.
Loewe Ibiza Pop Up
El Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa (MACE)
Ronda Narcis Putget,
s/n 07800 Ciudad de Ibiza
300 years is a very long time so a Tricentenaire calls for something extraordinary. A series of events will take place around the world to celebrate Martell‘s legendary history. To kick off the festivities, the French cognac house invited me to an unforgettable visit to Paris and of course, the palace of Versailles to celebrate their 300th anniversary.
Arriving at Versailles was an experience itself; tourists were still coming out of the gardens as the palace was taken over by 300 guests (including Solange Knowles, Olivia Palermo, Naomie Harris) in tuxedos and evening gowns. We were welcomed by Philippe Guettat, CEO of Martell who introduced us to Martell’s Ambassador, actress Diane Kruger, who looked stunning in my beloved Jason Wu.
A private tour of the palace followed. The Hall of Mirrors during sunset is a truly magnificent sight. After our tour, we went to the gardens to witness an excellent fly-past formation of the Patrouille de France (French Air Force).
Martell commissioned world-renowned French chef Paul Pairet to prepare a seven course dinner representing different stages in Jean Martell’s journey to Cognac 300 years ago. All courses were served with a suitable cognac while screens encircling the room changed sceneries to enhance the experience. My personal favorite? Martell’s rare blend, the Premiere Voyage!
The end of the dinner and start of the party was marked, as one could expect in such a place, by a delightful display of fireworks in the gardens.
It’s not every day I get to wear my tuxedo and celebrate in Versailles. Thank you very much to Martell for this incredible privilege!