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2:54 am

Blending In

28/09/2012, Bruno Magli, Current Affairs, Paris, Sonia Rykiel

Arrivederci Milano et Bonjour Paris! It’s so nice to be back in Paris once again for the final stretch of fashion month. I wasn’t in my best form in Milan — I was sick for the entire week. I can’t believe I still went to the shows in spite of me having a flu. I was a germ carrier. My oh my, I’ll never forget sitting there, sweating my butt off from all the hot flashes I had because of all the pharmaceuticals I took. I’m starting to feel much better now (oh look, I’m holding a ciggie!) but it doesn’t help that Paris is cold and rainy. Ah well. Summer is officially over.

Bryanboy wearing a Sonia Rykiel coat in Paris

Sunglasses by Michael Kors, coat by Sonia Rykiel, shoes by Bruno Magli

8:40 am

Hater Blockers

17/09/2012, Accessories, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Oscar de la Renta, Prada

It’s been quite some time since I last took these Alexander McQueen visors out for a spin. I’ve had it for a couple of months now. It never fails to draw so much attention — I’ve been stopped many, many times on the street from people asking me whether I could see through them (the answer is yes)! And then of course, talking to my friends always result in major hysterics. “You need to take them off when I’m talking to you. I can’t take you seriously!,” a friend quipped. The visors are obnoxious, yes, but it’s a great conversation piece. I love it.

Bryanboy sitting on a luggage cart outside Soho Grand Hotel, New York
Bryanboy outside Cafe Select wearing Alexander McQueen visors

Sunglasses/visor by Alexander McQueen (HERE), sweater by KARL by Karl Lagerfeld (HERE), shorts by Alexander Wang, clutch by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Prada

12:31 pm

Sports, Illustrated.

16/09/2012, Calvin Klein, Current Affairs, Sports

Oh hi guys!

Bryanboy with Conor Dwyer, Amar'e Stoudemire and Henrik Lundqvist

Lace blazer and bag from Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Prada

I ended New York Fashion Week on a high note. At the Calvin Klein Collection dinner held at the new Beatrice Inn, I had the pleasure of meeting three wonderful sportsmen of the moment: the very handsome Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Conor Dwyer, superstar New York Knicks basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire and the Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender for the New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist.

7:02 am

Four-Point Check

15/09/2012, Current Affairs

I didn’t go to a lot of parties this season. I self-imposed a midnight curfew and werqed countless alarms (clock, cellphone, laptop) at the crack of dawn in order for me to go the gym, make coffee, work AND attend every single 9AM and 10AM show I RSVPed to. I think I did good.

Bryanboy at Muse Magazine dinner celebrating Marina Abramovic

Sweater by Michael Kors, trousers by Marni, shoes by Prada

Something really funny happened a couple of days ago — smack right in the middle of New York Fashion Week. After the very intimate and lovely Muse Magazine dinner honoring Marina Abaramovic, I ended up violating my curfew and got oh-so-horribly intoxicated that my doorman personally brought me to the elevator like a crippled person. When I got to my door at around 3AM, I found myself locked out of my own apartment by leaving my keys INSIDE! My building’s superintendent (he keeps copies of tenants’ keys) wasn’t available until later in the morning. It didn’t help that my phone died and I don’t know anyone’s numbers by heart. Also, I could barely keep my eyes open let alone speak to anyone. So I ended up passing out on the lobby hallway. That’s right. On the floor. I woke up at around 8AM to the sounds of people’s footsteps as they left my building to go to work. When I opened my eyes, I saw people’s legs, shoes, more legs, even more ugly shoes and I heard voices. I honestly thought I had a bad dream and I wanted to wake up from it but alas, it’s all real. I stood up, wiped the dried drool off the side of my mouth, rubbed my eyes, went to the superintendent and finally got my door opened at long last.

Keys, cellphone, wallet and cigarettes. Never leave home without them.

1:52 am

Last Night At Altuzarra

10/09/2012, Altuzarra, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Spring Summer 2013

Bryanboy at Altuzarra spring/summer 2013 fashion show

Cropped sweater by Givenchy, sleveeless top by Dolce & Gabbana, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes by Louis Leeman, bag by Oscar de la Renta

Anna Wintour at Altuzarra spring/summer 2013 fashion show
Kate Bosworth at Altuzarra spring/summer 2013 fashion show
Tyson Chandler at Altuzarra spring/summer 2013 fashion show

11:59 pm

Le Look Total

07/09/2012, Current Affairs, Jason Wu, Marni

I don’t usually do head-to-toe looks (no, seriously) but I guess it’s alright when you have very little time to decide what to wear and you’re on a mad dash. I wore a few things from Marni’s cute pre-fall collection and took these pics en route to the Rag & Bone spring/summer 2013 show.

Bryanboy wearing Marni pre-fall 2012
Bryanboy wearing Marni pre-fall 2012 and Jason Wu bag

Sunglasses by Celine, top, trousers and shoes from Marni, bag from Jason Wu

11:35 pm

Fashion’s Night Out 2012: Marni

07/09/2012, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Marni

How did you celebrate this year’s Fashion’s Night Out? I hosted a cute party at Marni Edition at their Meatpacking District (1 Gansevoort Street) store. DJ Indigo Clarke and Jisoo Hong provided the music and guests were treated with lovely bubbly and nibbles. Finding myself hand out Marni balloons (featuring illustrations by Brian Rea) to shoppers and random passersby was my highlight of the night. Who, afterall, doesn’t like balloons?

Bryanboy holding balloons outside the Marni Edition store in Meatpacking District, New York

Shirt, cardigan, shorts and shoes by Marni

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8:53 am


07/09/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers

Scott Schuman, aka The Sartorialist, is my hands-down, my favourite street style photographer. I have nothing but pure respect to his work. He’s able to capture his subject’s true sense of style in a very authentic manner. I went to the private viewing of his exhibit at the Danzinger Gallery a couple of days ago. I suggest that you pop by and visit, or, if you are not able to go to the gallery, buy his new book, ‘Closer‘.

Bryanboy and Rumi Neely at The Sartorialist's Closer exhibit at Danzinger Gallery, New York

“Closer” by Scott Schuman is available for viewing at the Danzinger Gallery (527 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011) from September 6 until September 15, 2012.

8:52 am

Donatella’s World

07/09/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, Fashion Designers, Versace

Donatella and Me

I’m very excited for Donatella Versace’s official online e-commerce store which is going to be launched very soon. I’m a big fan of Donatella’s work. The energy and creativity she brings to the house is very much synch with her brother Gianni’s legacy. Donatella has worked with fashion bloggers in the past and I’m thrilled to be working with them once again this season — I’m very curious what outfit I’ll wear to her show! Anyway, I suggest that you immerse yourself in Donatella’s world — visit their website, subscribe to their email newsletter and visit their YouTube page to watch the latest runway and backstage videos of Donatella’s collections.

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11:54 am


02/09/2012, Current Affairs

And just like that, summer is now on its final leg. It’s almost autumn, you guys! I thought I’d spend the last few days of summer with my partner. I haven’t seen him in almost three months. People often comment on how crazy long distance relationships are but when you’re in love, you have to do what you have to do in order to preserve your relationship. If you have to talk on the phone and skype a couple of times a day then so be it.

Bryanboy after a concert in Stockholm

Moving along, I went to my first classical music concert last night. For real. My man, don’t laugh now, likes to sing as a hobby and he was invited to perform at the choir. Sweden’s greatest conductor, eighty five-year old Herbert Blomstedt, conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor.

My partner bought me 2nd-row tickets and boy, what a delight. These classical concerts, I’m telling you, are major. Sitting there made me feel like my ears were on a roller-coaster ride. Imagine your ears and your brain playing a game, guessing where the sound is coming from. Is it the violin on the left side of the stage? The right side? Wait, there were 500 violins and little wooden musical instruments with strings etc. It was intense. And brilliant at the same time.

I honestly thought I’d fall asleep after the first five minutes but I survived the whole duration of the concert. And I loved it! OK, fine, I initially felt I stood out like a sore thumb because I’m young (compared to majority of the silver-haired guests), and I probably was the only Asian in the entire concert hall.