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4:15 pm

In My Own Element

18/08/2012, Alexander McQueen, Current Affairs, Michael Kors

Oh the things that we do, the places we’ll go to get that photo taken. The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah was the crown jewel of our recent road trip. Located just a few hours drive from Salt Lake City, the salt flats is the most incredible, most picturesque, most desolate place I’ve ever set foot in my whole life. No words can describe the emotions I felt when I was there. Imagine being separated from humanity and being in touch with planet Earth — no roads, no lights, no traces of culture, civilization or man-made items. Very post-apocalyptic.

Bryanboy wearing an Alexander McQueen visor and Michael Kors turtleneck
Bryanboy lying down on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah

Alexander McQueen visor (bought from Luisa Via Roma), Michael Kors white turtleneck

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1:12 pm

Mi Casa Su Casa

18/08/2012, Current Affairs, Hats, Jil Sander, Phillip Lim

Sincerest apologies for the silence as of late. I’m having one heck of a wild summer. It’s been a month since I moved in and my very modest and miniscule apartment is finally seeing some signs of life. I have clutter on my hallway, cigarette ashes outside my bedroom window and dead hydrangeas in my garbage can. I have orchids, dead pheasants, scorpions and a taxidermied fox. I’m also starting to get visitors! My beloved Rumi, who’s visiting from LA, is my living room’s first tenant. There’s something amusing about turning the air-conditioning to full blast indoors and wrapping oneself in a mink blanket while it’s scorching hot and humid outside. I still have a long way to go to turn my humble home decent and camera-ready, so give me some time before I post pictures online. Just like yourself, I look forward to having a cute apartment in the next few months to come. I want to finally be able to say ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’.

Decorating and interior woes aside, it’s nice to finally explore NYC as a resident instead of being a visitor. Rumi and I took the water taxi (her first ride) and explored Brooklyn the other day.

Bryanboy on the New York water ferry taxi to North Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bryanboy at a Vietnamese restaurant in Brooklyn

Hat by Suzy O’Rourke (CLICK HERE), sunglasses by Celine, bracelet by Hermes, top by Jil Sander, drawstring leather shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (CLICK HERE)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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