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3:24 am

Avenue Montaigne, Paris

11/10/2012, COS, Current Affairs, Jason Wu, Marni, Michael Kors, Paris

Avenue Montaigne, I love you so much. I could spend the entire afternoon mincing around the area. It’s all about Marni and Montaigne Market, followed by a late lunch at L’Avenue and a quick run-through of all the new things at Celine and finally, go off the beaten path by visiting Balenciaga and Givenchy. Don’t you just wish life was this easy? Oh to dream… I suppose Avenue Montaigne is best at small doses. That’s what luxury is all about. Just a teeny, tiny, scoopful. It loses its value if you serve too much…

Bryanboy outside Chanel, Avenue Montaigne Paris
Chanel boutique, Avenue Montaigne, Paris
Bryanboy ouside Christian Dior, Avenue Montaigne Paris

Baseball cap by New Era, sunglasses by Celine, coat by COS, zip cardigan by Michael Kors, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, bag by Jason Wu, shoes by Marni

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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

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2:53 pm

Quick Chat With Donatella

10/10/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Versace

I stopped by the Palazzo Versace in Via Gesu in between shows to visit my beloved Donatella. As you know, Donatella and the gang at Versace recently launched their e-commerce site. I thought I’d share her answers to some of my questions. It’s always nice seeing Ms. Versace. I love her energy and spirit.

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Visit http://www.versace.com to explore the new Versace online flagship store.

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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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5:50 am

Insert Your Favourite Superlative Here

08/10/2012, Azzedine Alaia, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fashion Designers, Paris

At long last, we finally met.

Bryanboy and Azzedine Alaia at Carine Roitfeld's Ball in Paris

Such an honor to have met the legendary, the one and only, the grand master of them all… Mr. Azzedine Alaia!

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4:47 am

A Cross To Bear

08/10/2012, Current Affairs, Versace

Donatella fans rejoice! Versace recently launched their e-commerce store. It’s always nice to see brands directly set-up their own online point of sale versus going through third party retailers with edited selections of a brand’s offerings. You can now shop Versace’s blockbuster items from their fall/winter 2012 selection. Donatella sent me this gorgeous, crystal-embellished byzantine cross, oversized pouch — and I love it! I love a good blingy bag both for day and night time.


Versace embellished cross pouch from fall winter 2012 collection

Versace curently ships to select countries in Europe (Italy, United Kingdom, Germany and France) and will expand to ship worldwide very soon. Visit http://www.versace.com to browse Donatella’s latest e-commerce venture or to explore the world of Versace. Go!

Bag (gifted) by Versace

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3:14 am

Carine Roitfeld’s Ball, Paris

08/10/2012, Carine Roitfeld, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editors, Karlie Kloss, Models, Paris

I know it doesn’t sound very me to say I haven’t gone to many parties the past month. When you’re staying far from the city center and have early morning appointments and shows to attend, you have no choice but to tuck yourself under the sheets as early as possible. But when Mama Carine invites you to her ultra chic black-tie ball to celebrate her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, you better put that mink bow tie on and go where the fashion flock goes. Where else could I dance with the legendary Mr Alaia, shake my booty on the dance floor with Mr Ackermann, have Mr Testino tell me “I looooooove your fur!” and freak out with Rachel Zoe at the courtyard because of a mystery man going nuts with the fire extinguisher? Only at Carine’s ball where fashion stars align, let their hair down and have lots of fun. Best party of the season. #NUFFSAID

German Larkin kissing Bryanboy at the Carine Roitfeld black-tie 'Le Bal' for MAC Cosmetics
Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld at the Carine Roitfeld black-tie 'Le Bal' for MAC Cosmetics

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12:49 am

Orange Punctuation Mark

02/10/2012, Current Affairs, Paris

This orange Kenzo hat was the perfect crowning piece…

Bryanboy wearing an orange Kenzo hat
Bryanboy at Saint Germain wearing a Kenzo hat and Sonia Rykiel coat

Hat by Kenzo, sunglasses by Michael Kors, coat by Sonia Rykiel, bag by Givenchy

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1:42 pm

Monochromatic Love

30/09/2012, Barbara Bui, Costume National, Current Affairs, Paris

Let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of using the Tour Eiffel as a photo backdrop whenever I’m in Paris. It has to be done at least once, you know? I thought I’d get it out of the way after the Costume National show at Palais de Tokyo this afternoon, . Bucket list check, done and done. Next!

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Bryanboy wearing a Costume National jacket from fall winter 2012 collection
Bryanboy in Costume National outside the Costume National spring summer 2013 fashion show
Bryanboy wearing Costume National in Paris

Hat and jacket gifted by Costume National, top by Costume National, trousers by Barbara Bui, shoes by Prada, sunglasses by Michael Kors

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7:00 pm

Goodbye Summer!

28/09/2012, Barbara Bui, Current Affairs, Paris

Are you ready to bid adieu to summer? I am. The weather here in Paris has been quite unpredictable. It’s been quite cold compared to previous Septembers. Rumi and I took a quick stroll around the Tuileries yesterday afternoon in between shows.

Bryanboy wearing a Barbara Bui jacket from fall/winter 2012 collection

Sunglasses by Michael Kors, jacket gifted by Barbara Bui, shirt by COS, shorts by Barbara Bui

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