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11:36 am

Two Weeks In Ibiza

08/07/2014, Cartier, Celine, Current Affairs, Ibiza, Reed Krakoff

Oh Ibiza. What have you done to me? After visiting Ibiza last year, I made a personal promise to come back again this year, so, here I am. I’ve been here on this lovely Spanish island for roughly about two weeks now. Mr Sweden and I stayed at a charming little hotel high up in the old town for a few days before sharing a villa with close friends for a week and now that they’ve all left, I extended my stay at the ultimate party hotel, Ushuaia. It’s the same place where I stayed at last year.

Bryanboy wearing a Celine top in Ibiza
Ibiza villa rental
Bryanboy at his Ibiza villa rental

The first hotel we stayed at had the slowest internet so I was not able to use my laptop. I was like “ok, I can survive without the internet for a few days, it’s fine.”

Five minutes after arriving to the villa we rented, I thought my friend Jason and his partner Gustavo were kidding when they told me we didn’t have internet access in the house. I felt I was gonna die right then and there but after not opening my computer for five days, it was a clear sign from the powers that be that I should be on vacation mode and that’s exactly what I did!

So up until now (there’s wifi at Ushuaia, by the way, hence the blog post), all we did was eat, sleep, rave, repeat. And a bit of tanning here and there. Ok, fine, I tanned EVERY day. I had no choice — all the white people in my group were obsessed in getting some color. I tried to fight the urge at first by covering myself in blankets and towels but in the end, my inner Donatella prevailed!

I have a love/hate relationship with tanning. Being ultra tanned is a good look with the beach as a backdrop and you’re wearing close to nothing but once you’re in the city with fierce clothes, ugh, gross. It’s not a good lewk on me.

One of my highlights from this trip is that I was able to see a number of my favorite DJs perform their sets. I’m a huge fan of electronic music, especially progressive house. I have so much energy I could dance for hours straight, sober. I get high (and goosebumps!!!) hearing familiar tracks that I know the lyrics to. I always go all out whenever I dance. I don’t care about anyone else. Put your hands up in the air, dance, sweat it all out, lose weight, feel great. #putyourhandsupintheair

Nicky Romero at Pacha, check!
Hardwell at Ushuaia, check!
Martin Garrix at Ushuaia, check!
David Guetta both at Ushuaia (for David Guetta College) and Pacha (Fuck Me I’m Famous), check!

Nicky Romero was my favorite out of everyone but Hardwell was also very, very good. I’m so glad he has his Ibiza residency. I hope Nicky would get his soon. I also saw Axwell and Ingrosso but to be honest, their performance was my least favorite.

Am I ready to go home? Not really. Thank god summer is far from being over… mine only just begun.

Top by Celine, leather shorts by Reed Krakoff, sandals by Celine, bracelet and watch by Cartier

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10:25 am

RAF-ing It Up

16/06/2014, Celine, Current Affairs, Morocco, Raf Simons

If you follow fashion and the people who buy certain brands closely, I’m sure you are aware that I’m on the opposite end of the Raf Simons target demographic spectrum. I’m not a tall and gangly, post-pubescent Aryan situation. However, I do love Raf and his modernist vision. I bought this great oversized top from his spring/summer 2014 runway collection a few weeks ago. The fit and the silhouette is very generous and it definitely hid a lot of my sins (aka ferociously hitting the breakfast buffets) in Morocco. I also love the pop-art references though to be honest, they somewhat reminded me of Soviet propaganda posters and Hungarian (Magyar Posta) olympic postage stamps back in the day. Yep, I collected stamps. Don’t ask.

Bryanboy wearing a Raf Simons tshirt from his Spring Summer 2014 collection
Royal Mansour Marrakech private Riad 17
Bryanboy opening the door to his private road in Royal Mansour Marrakech
Bryanboy in Raf Simos spring summer 2014
Raf Simons top from his spring summer 2014 collection
Bryanboy in a white Raf Simons spring summer 2014 tshirt

Top by Raf Simons (click HERE), shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Celine, watch by Cartier

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8:22 pm

High Up In The Moroccan Mountains

13/06/2014, Celine, Chefchaouen, Current Affairs, Hugo Boss, Morocco, Prada

I find it very amusing how a huge chunk of my close friends, who, I must say, travel as often as do, hate the act of travel itself — flying in particular. Think of long hours sitting inside a steel cylinder, breathing the same recycled air with hundreds of fellow passengers, with no cellphone reception. I don’t mind flying. Heck, I love flying, especially long-haul flights! A 14 hour plane ride with a flat bed, no cellphone or internet access, just me, a few glasses of wine, the latest movies and a sleeping pill is my idea of heaven.

I had the same, familiar feeling of being up in the sky when Mr Swedish and I checked into the Hotel Atlas high up in the Rif mountains in Chefchaouen, Morocco.

In the words of Mr Swedish, the hotel was spartan, grounded and had a sense of simplicity to it. I thought our hotel felt like being in the Soviet-era. The friendly guy at reception was also the bell-boy, the concierge AND the manager. He held on to our passports for hours after checking-in for reasons unknown to man.

The hotel had several floors with many, many rooms and we were literally the only people in the hotel, so it was rather shocking why our room was located in the far end of our floor. Also, we didn’t have wifi access in our room. But who needs internet access when there’s a balcony where you can light up a cigarette and look at the spectacular view of Chefchaouen and its medina?

For the first time in ages, I felt truly disconnected from the world. The overall feeling was rather eerie. The silence was deafening, but we didn’t mind. I was in a state of solitude.

And I loved it.

Bryanboy sitting at the lobby of Hotel Atlas Chefchaouen, Morocco
Bryanboy wearing Prada trousers at Hotel Atlas, Chefchaouen
Bryanboy in a Hugo Boss white shirt and green Prada pants at Hotel Atlas, Chefchaouen, Morocco
Prada pants worn by Bryanboy
View of Chefchaouen Morocco from Hotel Atlas

Shirt by Hugo Boss, trousers by Prada, watch by Rolex, sandals by Celine

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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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6:35 pm

Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco

28/05/2014, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chefchaouen, Current Affairs, Morocco

I’m thrilled to be back in Morocco once again — it’s my third time around. This country has a very special place in my heart. I’m currently here, very high up in the northern Moroccan (Rif) mountains, visiting this gorgeous town called Chefchaouen. If you ask me to name some of the most beautiful places I’ve been to, I would definitely include Chefchaouen on my list. It’s a quaint little town where the buildings, streets, alleyways, walls and doors are in different shades of blue. Visiting the Medina is a must. It was rather humbling walking around — you feel like you’re in some sort of time warp. I haven’t felt “detached” from the world in such a long time and believe me, it’s a precious, magnificent feeling.

Bryanboy using a payphone at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Chefchaouen Medina Morocco skyline
Fashion blogger Bryanboy takes a selfie at Chefchaouen, Morocco
Fresh orange juice vendor at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Pigment and dyes at Chefchaouen market, Morocco
Knitted hats and scavres at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Chefchaouen residential houses
Bryanboy at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Bryanboy with a group of Moroccan boys crossing their legs at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Moroccan children in Chefchaouen
Blue stairways and streets in Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Blue door in Chefchaouen, Morocco

T-shirt by Calvin Klein Collection, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Celine

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6:24 pm

Fashion Week Survival Kit

15/09/2012, Accessories, Celine, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta

Bryanboy's Fashion Week Survival Kit

Bags by Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors, watch by Michael Kors, sunglasses by Celine, Chantecaille powder, Serge Lutens Datura Noir, Fresh Sugar & Lychee, Unisom sleeping pills to help me sleep before midnight, Smythson of Bond Street ‘New York, London, Milan, Paris’ book, Canon 5D Mark 3 camera and of course, a bottle of my favourite beverage Absolut Tune which I love to drink after a day’s worth of shows.

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1:25 pm

Boys of Middle Earth

20/08/2012, Celine, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim, Prada

What’s worse than a crying infant while trying to sleep on intercontinental flights? A twenty-minute ferry ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn filled with children laughing, children crying, babies who ate their own fingers and hands, babies who dropped their pacifiers on the floor, etc etc etc. I’m very much pro-water taxis but yesterday’s trek was something else. Rumi and I were surrounded by screaming toddlers on the ride to Williamsburg.

Bryanboy smoking a cigarette in Williamsburg, NYC

Top by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bracelet by Hermes, sunglasses by Celine, handbag by Celine, shoes by Prada

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12:40 pm

Country Roads Take Me Home To The Place I Belong

05/08/2012, Alexander Wang, Celine, Current Affairs, Michael Angel, Prada, Utah

Bryanboy in front of a barnhouse with an American flag in Utah
Bryanboy in front of a barnhouse in Utah

Sunglasses by Celine, jacket and shirt by Michael Angel, shorts by Alexander Wang, shoes by Prada
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2:34 pm

Accessoires Noirs

17/07/2012, Accessories, Celine, Fashion and Style, Francesco Scognamiglio, Hermes, Louis Leeman, Lulu Guinness

Time and time again, I’ve always said that the older I get, the more I become allergic to the colour black. HOWEVER, it just occured to me now that I seem to be unconsciously collecting black accessories. What gives?

Bryanboy's black accessories

Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet
Louis Leeman shoes
Bottega Veneta sleeping mask
Francesco Scognamiglio notebook
Celine sunglasses
Lulu Guinness ‘Little Black Book’ clutch
Lulu Guinness Lips credit card case

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8:53 am

Celine Spring Summer 2012 Full Show

03/10/2011, Celine, Fashion and Style, Spring Summer 2012

Missed the Celine show? Here’s the video of the spring/summer 2012 fashion show.

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