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1:31 am

Don’t Be A Statistic.

24/12/2013, For A Good Cause

This Holiday season, I’d like to encourage y’all to take a break from all forms of social media. I know I will.

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Don’t be one of “them”. Don’t be a statistic. Happy holidays to everyone!

8:12 am

Water For Haiyan Survivors

12/11/2013, For A Good Cause

My homeland, the Philippines, is on the spotlight once again because of Typhoon Haiyan. All the catastrophic images and videos I’ve seen online are gut-wrenching. I’m so lucky and blessed that my family and friends back home were spared from the disaster but for the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who were affected by the storm, their lives are changed forever. I can’t even imagine what the survivors went through during the storm and what they’ll go through as they try to rebuild their lives moving forward. What a mess!

While it’s great to donate to the big institutions such as UN World Food Programme (click HERE) and Oxfam (click HERE), I also like to support smaller organizations that send relief to victims and survivors. My friend Julie Gilhart shared to me the efforts of Waves For Water. To kickstart their Haiyan campaign, they’ll immediately send at least 200 clean water filtration systems providing up to 20,000 typhoon survivors access to clean water. Why don’t you take a break from what you are doing and do what I did — donate a few dollars and give yourself a pat on the back for a good deed. Every little bit counts.

Waves For Water


4:31 pm

Max Mara x 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fall Party

26/11/2012, Current Affairs, Events, For A Good Cause, Max Mara

There are very few reasons for a downtown guy like myself to head uptown — Barney’s, Bergdorf’s, the shops along Madison Ave and of course, good causes. For instance, cancer-related causes have a special place in my heart. I’ve lost my aunt Cynthia to the disease a few years ago. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, along with the fabulous folks at Max Mara, recently held their annual Fall Party at the super chic Four Seasons Restaurant. I had so much fun at the event. Thank you Max Mara for the experience!

Roberto Magnoni, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Lauren Remington-Platt and Bryanboy at 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Fall party at Four Seasons Restaurant, New York
The crowd at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center fall 2012 party

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11:38 am

LOVE Hangover Ball

26/11/2012, For A Good Cause

If you’re in New York City and looking for something FUN to do this Wednesday night, be sure to buy yourself a ticket and swing by the W Hotel in Union Square for the first ever LOVE hangOVER ball by W Hotels of New York City. Proceeds will benefit amfAR.

Kelly Osbourne will host the event and Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Edward Enninful, Mickey Boardman, Simon Doonan, Pat McGrath plus moiself will judge the Voguing ball.

2012 LOVE hangOVER ball flyer
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For tickets or for more information, click HERE. See you there!

2:24 pm

Francois By Mary Katrantzou

14/01/2012, Current Affairs, For A Good Cause, Mary Katrantzou

Luisa via Roma recently collaborated with twenty fashion brands (from Antonio Marras and Balmain to Valentino and Theysken’s Theory) to customize a pug dog doll produced by Steiff. They’ve invited select fashion bloggers to ‘sponsor’ each each pug; my friends Tina and Kelly of the Bag Snob is currently sponsoring the Balmain pug. I, on the other hand, cherry-picked the most ornate pug of them all: Francois by Mary Katrantzou.

Bryanboy holding Francois pug dog by Mary Katrantzou
Francois pug dog by Mary Katrantzou for Luisa via Roma

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Sunglasses by Miu Miu, sweater from Burberry Prorsum, pug dog doll by Mary Katrantzou for Luisa via Roma

An online auction will be announced shortly. Proceeds from the sales of the stuffed toys will be donated to UNICEF to support disadvantaged children.

Visit Luisa via Roma (click here) to learn more about their ‘Adopt a Pug Dog’ project.

4:16 pm

Y’all Owe Me A Present

23/12/2011, Current Affairs, For A Good Cause

I’m not gonna deny — it’s been a wonderful, wonderful festive year. I’ve received lots of heart-stopping tokens and presents. Some of them are material presents but most of the terrific gifts I received the past eleven months are experiences that I’ll forever cherish in my head and my heart.

Bryanboy in Central Park touching leaves

Sadly it’s not the case with a lot of people around the world. Not many people are as lucky as myself (and YOU) for that matter.

In the spirit of the holiday season, I’d like to request that a few minutes of your time and a donate few dollars out of your pockets. I’m sure you’ve overspent this month buying gifts for everyone that you know. But then again, you can always take a small slice from next month’s Starbucks budget and make the world a better place. Be a superhero and check out these charitable institutions I’ve been supporting over the years. Any help is appreciated, whether it’s five dollars or a thousand.

1) Doctors Without Borders [click here]
2) United Nations World Food Program [click here]
3) Kiva [click here]
4) TrickleUp [click here]

Thanks guys and I love you all!

12:15 pm

Support BOFFO: Building Fashion

01/11/2011, Fashion and Style, For A Good Cause

Click HERE to support BOFFO.

9:22 am

The Original Birkin Bag

08/04/2011, Celebrity Gossip, For A Good Cause, Handbags, Hermes

In 1984, Hermès created the iconic Birkin bag after actress and singer Jane Birkin.

Jane Birkin auctions off her black Hermes Birkin bag

Jane is now auctioning off one of her Birkin bags to support relief efforts in Japan.

Click HERE to bid or for more photos.

6:11 pm

The White Elephant in the Room

27/11/2010, Current Affairs, For A Good Cause

The White Elephant in the Room

I recently had a heated discussion with a friend about charitable giving.

Bryanboy outside the Opening Ceremony Los Angeles store

Part of the problem with "giving" is that in most cases, it is what it is: hand-to-mouth. Although it's good for the short term, in my opinion, it's NOT sustainable in the long run.

I admire institutions such as Trickle Up (who I've been supporting for years) and Kiva. They both provide tools and resources to the less fortunate to start microenterprises which, in return, enable them to stand on their own two feet, thus eliminating the endless (and unnecessary) cycle of relying on handouts.

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, call it whatever you want. I'm sure many of you have been shopping like crazy the past few days. But please take time to check out those two sites I mentioned and  donate any amount. 

3:36 pm + Dsquared2 Launches Limited Edition Canine Accessories [photos]

05/11/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Dsquared2, Events, Fashion and Style, For A Good Cause, Los Angeles, Paris Hilton, + Dsquared2 Launches Limited Edition Canine Accessories

The wonderful folks at & Dsquared2 recently invited me to Los Angeles for the launch of Dsquared2′s limited-edition canine accessories.

Bryanboy and Dan Caten

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