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3:10 pm

Mo’ Marni, Mo’ Problems

12/08/2012, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2012, Marni

I’ve been obsessed with this graphic black and white Marni sweater ever since I laid my eyes on it at Barney’s when my life support group (aka my BF and Rumi) and I went to Las Vegas in June. It felt morally wrong to buy knits in the desert so I was like ok, I’ll buy it later. A few weeks later, I went to Jamaica, moved to NYC where I saw it at Saks Fifth Avenue. Once again, I skipped it. It just doesn’t feel right to buy a $600 sweater when it’s sweltering outside, you know?

Wind the clocks forward to our pit stop in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rumi and I needed a quick jolt of wardrobe pickups so we popped by Nordstrom one lazy afternoon. I ooohed and aahed at the $4,000 Dries Van Noten fur-trimmed parka. MACAN. MACAN is what I say whenever I see something that I like that ends up being too expensive. Moving Along, Can’t Afford, Next. While Rumi was busy hoarding more Alexander Wang pieces, I bolted to the nearby Marni rack. There’s my baby once again — the Marni black and white sweater that’s been hounding me for weeks. The ribbed neck detail (navy and red) is different to the ones that I saw (purple and yellow).

Marni black and white sweater
Bryanboy wearing a Marni fall/wall 2012 sweater
Bryanboy wearing a Marni sweater in Lake Tahoe

I don’t know what they want from me but it’s like the more Marni we come across, the more problems we see.

Click HERE to buy the black and white Marni sweater from SSENSE.

7:12 am

Lake Tahoe Pit Stop

12/08/2012, Burberry, California, Current Affairs, Nevada

After a week’s worth of desert, drought and desolate sceneries, we drove from Reno, Nevada to oh-so-gorgeous Lake Tahoe. It’s refreshing to see traces of greenery and civilization once again. Lake Tahoe is so beautiful.

Bryanboy sitting on a wooden fence in Lake Tahoe, California

Sunglasses by Celine, t-shirt by Burberry Prorsum, belt by J. Crew, shorts by Michael Angel, backpack by Prada

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9:00 am

Fashion Blogger Failure

11/08/2012, Current Affairs, Nevada

This is too cute and funny not to be shared. Rumi and I tried to record a video vlog for Nylon Magazine and we failed.

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2:07 am

Scenic Ride To The Top

11/08/2012, Current Affairs, Utah

Going up the slopes via the Payday Scenic Lift Ride at the Park City Mountan Resort in Utah…

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5:00 am

Worn To Death

10/08/2012, Alexander Wang, California, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim

Subtle textures. I’m obsessed with subtle textures. And holes. And perforations. I wore this ultra bright white fall/winter 2012 3.1 Phillip Lim textured men’s jacket with a white mesh tee from Uniqlo and my now-classic leather and suede perforated shorts from Alexander Wang which I bought a few months back from Opening Ceremony. It’s funny because I initially had reservations shelling out a couple of hundred dollars for a pair of leather shorts but I’ve worn these to DEATH this season. There are very few things in life that are worth every penny earned. This is one of those things.

Bryanboy wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket and Alexander Wang perforated leather and suede shorts

11:52 pm

Glamour Mountain

09/08/2012, Current Affairs, Glamour, Glamour USA, Michael Kors

Yes, real cowboys read Glamour, too.

Bryanboy reading the September 2012 issue of Glamour magazine featuring Victoria Beckham on the cover.

Sunglasses by Celine, sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers by Michael Kors, shoes by Prada

Guys, don’t forget to pick up the September issue of Glamour magazine. Victoria Beckham is on the cover (and the guest Editor!!) of the latest issue. I also have a two-page love & relationship advice column there. Check it out and let me know what you think. I had fun answering these questions. Thank you so much Glamour! I hope to do more of these in the future.

2:00 pm

Cowgirls and Gaysians in the Wild, Wild West

08/08/2012, Current Affairs, Nevada

No road trip in the wild, wild west is complete without paying a tribute to cowboy culture! We stopped by this shop called “Boot Barn” in Winnemucca, Nevada and bought a couple of real, authentic cowboy hats, toy guns and other ‘Western’ paraphernalia. I never really had the chance to play ‘Cowboys and Indians’ when I was a child so unleashing my inner cowboy in the middle of Podunk, Nowheresville was rather fun.

Bryanboy dressed as a cowboy holding a toy gun in Winnemucca, Nevada
Rumi Neely dressed as a cowgirl in Winnemucca, Nevada

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11:05 am

Conquering A Fear

06/08/2012, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim

No, really, I’m a cowboy. I’m able to survive in harsh conditions and I’m also game for pretty much most things in life with the exception of the following: electrical outlets, roller coasters and anything that involves me dangling in the air. Don’t ask; the older I get, the more I fear heights. Rumi wanted to take the scenic lift ride at the Park City Mountain Resort in Utah. I failed in trying to steer her to do something else. I guess it’s fair that I join her especially with the drive from Salt lake City. Trust me, I was petrified beyond belief for the first fifteen minutes of the ride, frozen legs and all. It’s the first time I rode the lift and boy I’m glad I did! I’m very curious what Park City Mountain Resort looks like in the winter though…

Bryanboy at the scenic lift ride PAYDAY at Park City Mountain Resort

Sunglasses by Celine, top by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shorts by Alexander Wang, bag by Michael Kors, 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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10:18 pm

How To Turn A 25 Euro Vintage J Crew Sweater To A £550 Sweater

31/07/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Menswear

I love JW Anderson.

I first heard of him a couple seasons ago when I went to Vogue Italia’s ‘Who’s On Next’ event for upcoming designers.

I’ve been a fan since then. If you ask who my favourite rising British designers are, I’d say he’s the first one on the list. I love his aesthetic and his oh-so-clever and playful mix of colour, fabric, texture, etc.

Although I’ve been extremely busy over the past few weeks decorating (what else is there to do in this horrible, sweltering weather?), I’m also planning my autumn/winter wardrobe. We’ve got about two months of summer left. I’m thinking of buying a couple of JW Anderson pieces so while browsing online for his wares, I saw THIS sweater from his A/W 2012 collection being sold at OKI-NI.

JW Anderson sweater similar to vintage J Crew sweater

Note: the above sweater was NOT part of his Fall 2012 runway show (see men’s and women’s).

At first I was like, wait a sec, that sweater looks so familiar!

Then I was like, wait, I already have it!

Bryanboy in a vintage J Crew sweater

That’s right. I went to Parisian vintage store Kiliwatch with my friend Rumi ages ago! I had second doubts buying the sweater (which is an old sweater from J. Crew) because it had a couple of moth holes in it but then Rumi told me I should just buy it nonetheless. It was 25 euros; I’ll only use it for blog photos and nowhere else.

My boyfriend took photos of me in Stockholm in the said sweater earlier this year and I posted it on my site on March 16, 2012.

Bryanboy wearing a J Crew sweater similar to JW Anderson

I feel like I’m on drugs for seeing the same sweater but I’m sober as hell. I’m confused.

Can you see the similarities I’m seeing?

I think I need to rewatch that Marc Jacobs x Louis Vuitton documentary again on how to repurpose a vintage sweater.

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I’m smacking my head cause it hurts…

Oh and BTW, please don’t do a ‘who wore it best’ competition because I’m not a model. KTHXBYE.