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3:53 am

Cafe Hafa, Tangier

29/05/2014, Acne, Barbara Bui, Cartier, Celine, Current Affairs, Morocco, Phillip Lim, Tangier

No trip to Tangier is complete without visiting the legendary Cafe Hafa. Founded in 1921, this modest cafe perched along a cliff with spectacular views of the Bay of Tangier (and Spain on a very good, very clear day). Cafe Hafa is known for its mint tea. You go there, sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of their refreshing tea. The vibe is very casual. It’s ultra low-key so don’t expect full fare or anything fancy.

Bryanboy drinking mint tea at Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco
Cafe Hafa exterior, Tangier Morocco
Cafe Hafa sign, Tangier, Morocco
Cafe Hafa Tanger
Cafe Hafa Tangier
Cafe Hafa Mint Tea
Bryanboy at Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco

Sunglasses by Gentle Monster, knit sweater by Acne Studios, tank top by Barbara Bui, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, calf hair espadrilles by Celine, watch by Rolex, bracelet by Cartier

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6:35 pm

Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco

28/05/2014, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chefchaouen, Current Affairs, Morocco

I’m thrilled to be back in Morocco once again — it’s my third time around. This country has a very special place in my heart. I’m currently here, very high up in the northern Moroccan (Rif) mountains, visiting this gorgeous town called Chefchaouen. If you ask me to name some of the most beautiful places I’ve been to, I would definitely include Chefchaouen on my list. It’s a quaint little town where the buildings, streets, alleyways, walls and doors are in different shades of blue. Visiting the Medina is a must. It was rather humbling walking around — you feel like you’re in some sort of time warp. I haven’t felt “detached” from the world in such a long time and believe me, it’s a precious, magnificent feeling.

Bryanboy using a payphone at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Chefchaouen Medina Morocco skyline
Fashion blogger Bryanboy takes a selfie at Chefchaouen, Morocco
Fresh orange juice vendor at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Pigment and dyes at Chefchaouen market, Morocco
Knitted hats and scavres at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Chefchaouen residential houses
Bryanboy at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Bryanboy with a group of Moroccan boys crossing their legs at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Moroccan children in Chefchaouen
Blue stairways and streets in Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Blue door in Chefchaouen, Morocco

T-shirt by Calvin Klein Collection, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Celine

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8:37 pm

Feel-Good Tracks

18/05/2014, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Marni, Music, See by Chloe, Spring Summer 2014

One of the things I dislike about living in New York City is that days go by so fast you’d think the calendar is on crack. I can’t believe it’s Monday tomorrow! It’s gonna be very busy but exciting week nonetheless. I’ll be taping my new series for Conde Nast Entertainment/Teen Vogue plus a handful of events and appointments. Let me share some top tracks on my playlist. I have them all on auto-repeat. I guarantee you these feel-good tracks will uplift your soul.

Bryanboy wearing a spring summer 2014 Marni shirt and shorts in Costa Rica

On me: Shirt by Marni (in collaboration with Katja Schwalenberg, click HERE), shorts by Marni, sandals by See by Chloe (click HERE)

Together – Maor Levi
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You – Galantis (Still Young Remix)
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Payback – Steve Angello, Dimitri Vangelis, Wyman
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Ping Pong – Armin van Buuren (Hardwell Remix)
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Everybody Is In Their Place – Hardwell
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Overtime – Cash Cash (Vicetone Remix)
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10:16 am

2014 Whitney Museum Art Party

10/05/2014, Art, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Max Mara, Valentino

I had so much fun at the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party at the Highline Stages the other night. “I need to find a birthday gift for my boyfriend. What should I get him?” asked the lovely Nicky Hilton, who I had dinner with the night before at my friend Tina Craig’s Snob Essentials x HSN bag launch. In attendance are Jane Keltner de Valle, Zoe Saldana, Dree Hemingway, Natalie Joos — her date was really tall and really handsome, Harley Vera-Newton and Maria Giulia Maramotti, all in Max Mara. My favourite highlight of the night, aside from always being outbid by random art buyers, was the photo booth. My friend Eva Chen, in a fabulous MSGM dress, joked that I have a PhD in photo booth posing. Fun times!

Bryanboy attends the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party
Bryanboy and Jane Keltner de Valle and Bryanboy
Eva Chen and Bryanboy
Jane Keltner de Valle
Eva Chen
Zoe Saldana
Dree Hemingway
Harley Vera-Newton
Maria Giulia Maramotti
Nicky Hilton
Natalie Joos

On me: White shirt by Giorgio Armani, jacket by Giorgio Armani, pocket square by Ermenegildo Zegna, trousers by Valentino, shoes by Belstaff
Photos via Getty Images

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12:00 am

All Aboard The Brooklyn-Bound Christian Dior Ferry

09/05/2014, Celebrity Gossip, Christian Dior, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Rihanna

Ladies and gentlemen, the next Brooklyn-bound Dior Ferry will arrive in 2 minutes. The next stop is Brooklyn Navy Yard. Please mind the gap between yourself and the models.

I texted my friend Jane, Glamour Magazine’s new Fashion News Director at 2PM: “Let’s meet at 6:15PM, 35th street pier, if you can. I want to be there early.” We both decided to take the logo-emblazoned chartered ferry (complete with all-white seat covers and cocktails served) to Brooklyn Navy Yard, the venue of yesterday evening’s Christian Dior 2015 cruise fashion show. As we got out of our cars, an army of handsome all-American male model ushers greeted us. They looked cute in double-breasted navy blazers, some dressed in complete sailor ensembles with the Dior insignia patch. I had a hard time stopping myself from using the guys as a backdrop for an instagram shot. A staggering amount of magazine editors, as well as a slew of impeccably-dressed, Dior-clad clients ditched their cars and took that ferry ride with us. I guess people are traumatized (and smarter) from their experience after that major Alexander Wang show in February.

Bryanboy attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
Christian Dior-branded New York City ferry docked on 35th street pier
Caroline Issa attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
Marion Cotillard attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
Marion Cotillard and Rihanna
Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
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9:40 am

Aristocrazy Headquarters Madrid

01/05/2014, Aristocrazy, Current Affairs, Givenchy, Jewelry, Madrid

The very wise Anna Dello Russo once proclaimed, “gold, gold, gold, gold, it’s all about gold, excess! Nothing succeeds like excess!” And she’s right. I know I’ve been obsessing over white garments and accessories lately but we all know my roots are firmly planted in the land of all things shiny and excessive. I love a good bling! I visited the Aristocrazy headquarters in Madrid not too long ago and played with several pieces from their latest collection.

Bryanboy visits the Aristocrazy Headquarters in Madrid
Bryanboy in fall winter 2013 Bambi Givenchy sweater
Bryanboy wearing a bug ring and necklace from Aristocrazy Madrid

Sweater by Givenchy (click HERE)

Photos via: Noel Quintela

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2:33 pm

Paper Magazine’s 2014 Beautiful People Party

29/04/2014, Current Affairs, DKNY, Events, Paper Magazine

Paper Magazine and DKNY celebrated their 17th Annual Beautiful People party last week at Up & Down. The fabulous singer and fashion darling Rita Ora is this year’s cover girl for Paper’s Beautiful People issue. In attendance: Rita Ora, Mickey Boardman, Aliza Licht, Natalia Kills, Marjorie Gubelmann, Lynn Yaeger, Perez Hilton, Ladyfag, Dorian Grinspan and more.

Bryanboy attends the 2014 Paper Magazine Beautiful People party
Rita Ora at Up & Down
Bloggers Bryanboy and Perez Hilton at Up & Down
Rita Ora on the cover of Paper Magazine's 2014 Beautiful People issue
Aliza Licht, Mickey Boardman, Lynn Yaeger and Marjorie Gubelmann at Up & Down
Rita Ora on the cover of Paper Magazine's Beautiful People issue
Rita Ora holding an issue of Paper Magazine
Mickey Boardman of Paper Magazine
Dorian Grinspan of Out of Order Magazine
Dinner at Up & Down
Ladyfag at Paper Magazine Beautiful People party
Natalia Kills at the 2014 Paper Magazine Beautiful People party

Coat by COS, top by Neil Barrett, trousers by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bag by Jason Wu, shoes by Celine
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10:34 am

X Marks The Spot

23/04/2014, Alexander Wang, Barbara Bui, Current Affairs, Dubai, Theory

Y’all know me and my taste — I usually love anything AND everything colourful and embellished but lately, I’ve been toning it down big time. I’ve been stockpiling a rather disturbing amount of white items in my closet over the past few months. My obsession started last year but now it’s gone full force. It’s mildly disturbing actually. Whenever I go to stores, I usually make a beeline to the white section if they have it. Before leaving for Dubai, I bought this nifty “X” Alexander Wang sweater. I feel like there’s something chic about white clothes. It makes you look clean, pristine and of course, effortless. Yes, I know the white memo arrived late in my inbox, in any case, I’m loving this ‘new’ look on me.

Bryanboy wearing a black and white Alexander Wang sweater
Alexander Wang sweater

Sweater by Alexander Wang (click HERE to buy), silk shirt by Theory, shorts and shoes by Barbara Bui

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4:13 pm

Hot Desert Knight

20/04/2014, Chanel, Current Affairs, Dubai, Prada, Rolex

I don’t know what possessed me but I bought this really cute Chanel bag when I went to Venice two weeks ago. It was love at first sight. It fits all my life essentials, plus, it’s a classic “non-classic” (since it’s not a 2.55 or what have you) if you know what I mean. Took it out for a spin when I visited the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This is my second Chanel bag in a span of three months. I’m still recovering from the sticker shock of my Chanel backpack but you know what, when you see something cute such as this, it’s a no-brainer…

Bryanboy visits the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Bryanboy wearing a kandora
Chanel bag at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Chanel quilted lunch bag spring summer 2014
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Bryanboy wearing a kandora in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Bryanboy in a traditionl kandora in Dubai

Bag by Chanel, watch by Rolex, sandals by Prada
Photos via Jamie Mann

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6:18 pm

Healthy Options

31/03/2014, Acne, Chanel, Current Affairs, Furla

I’ve been integrating exercise into my boring and banal daily routine ever since I got back from Europe almost two weeks ago. By exercise, I mean lifting ten pound weights.

I’m usually the unhealthiest person in the world given my penchant for abusing my body to the extreme. Back in the day, I used to stay up all night, chain-smoking my way well into the wee hours of dawn, surviving on barely four hours of sleep per day. But lately, I’ve been sleeping a minimum of seven hours (it helps when you set a personal curfew of 10:30-11PM), I’ve been waking up before the sun is up and of course, I do my best to hit the treadmill three or four times a week. I do 100 situps twice a day. I’m all about healthy options these days. My former agent used to joke how I’m all about a bowl of sausages for breakfast and he was right. Nowadays, gimme a plain egg white omelette with a side of broccoli. And a glass of grapefruit juice.

Bryanboy wearing a Nicholas Ghesquiere t-shirt

Bryanboy lifting weights in his New York City apartment

My obsession with being fit and healthy started when I saw a gray nose hair a few months ago. It was a wake-up call. It signaled “bitch, you’re old”. The following afternoon, I went to Chanel to see what they have in the stores (I’m gonna fess up and say I was curious about their famous espadrilles), lo and behold I saw this major white sneaker. At first I thought, the shoes are gonna be perfect for the airport. Then I realized I can’t have a multi-logo-a-gogo situation, with what, a Rolex watch, Louis Vuitton trolley and Goyard tote — the lewk screamed Asian at Duty Free.

The lightbulb “aha” moment didn’t happen until I was in Madrid in February when I forgot to bring my trusty old Nikes. I wanted to run one morning and told myself there’s no way in hell I’m gonna run in Chanel but you know what, the more I (or anybody else) tell myself not to do something, the more I end up doing it so I ended up running in my Chanel sneakers. And you know what? It felt good. So now I use my Chanel sneakers as my work out shoe wherever I go. It’s amazing.

Hat by Furla, t-shirt by LPD New York (click HERE to shop), leather shorts by Acne (click HERE to buy), sneakers by Chanel

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