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5:01 pm

Miss Nevada 2012 Las Vegas Photo Diary

02/04/2012, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Las Vegas, Phillip Lim, Prada, Proenza Schouler

I thought I’d share some photos from my Las Vegas birthday vacation. I’ll let these images do the talking. For now at least. My brain is fried!! Hah. More images to follow! I love you all.

Bryanboy in Nevada
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada Sign

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1:38 pm

The Big Expletive On My Back

02/04/2012, Accessories, Amsterdam, Current Affairs, Prada

I’ll never forget this girl named Katrina in my school bus back when I was in freshman high school. I must have been 13 at that time. While all the other kids played with each other in the bus, I chose to read my mom’s magazines. Back issues of Vogue were my after-school best friend. They made that agonizing thirty minute ride home bearable. Whenever Gucci ad pages came up, Katrina, who sat across me, always chanted “look at my Gucci watch, look at my Gucci watch!” before shoving her wrist to my face. If memory served me right, she was the daughter of a lawyer and for what seemed like eternity, she bragged about her stupid Gucci watch that she received as a gift. It was sickening. Deep down inside, I felt rather inferior because all I had at that time was this neon orange and neon green rubber and fabric “POP” Swatch that my aunt gave me as a Christmas present. I’m not a combative type of person so I didn’t say anything. Besides, she was a year older than me. She had Benetton accessories. I had Penshoppe (a Filipino brand akin to I dunno, Forever 21). I simply shut up and flipped through my magazines. That same year, I begged my parents to buy me that iconic Prada black nylon backpack with two pockets on the front. My parents weren’t having it from a thirteen year old child, of course. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that my mom finally bought one for me.

Fast forward a decade and a half later… I popped by the Prada store on Corso Venezia in Milan last week to stock up on some spring/summer goodies. I bought another pair of golf shoes, two trousers and this navy blue backpack. Just seeing it on the rack (they come in gray and brown as well) brought back childhood memories. I took it out for a spin in Amsterdam this weekend.

Prada backpack in nylon navy blue
Bryanboy's Prada backpack

Hat, shirt, shorts by Acne, sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, jacket gifted by Versace, backpack and shoes by Prada

I guess one cannot erase the emotional scars of yesteryear (I can’t say I’m very angry because thinking about it, we were all young and naive) but let me tell you, walking out of a store after buying something you really like, on your own terms, with your own money, is always an exhilarating experience.

Like a big FUCK YOU to everyone.

6:39 pm

Hugo Boss Talk Edition 2

30/03/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, Hugo Boss

As some of you guys know, I went to Berlin in January to attend the HUGO by HUGO BOSS fashion show. I also filmed an episode for their Hugo Boss Talk series. Their camera crew followed me and Berlin-based Women’s Wear Daily correspondent Melissa Drier around the city for a whole day.

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3:51 pm

Bryanboy’s First Helicopter Ride

27/03/2012, Arizona, Current Affairs, OMGOMGOMG

Have you ever been inside a helicopter? I haven’t. Which is why for my birthday last week, I bought myself a lovely Grand Canyon tour (it’s the best $500 I’ve ever spent in my entire life), complete with a 35 minute ride above the Grand Canyon. I don’t know what came over me because I’m the last person in the world to be obsessed with these ‘nature adventure’ tours but I’m so glad I did it. The Grand Canyon is nothing like I’ve ever seen before. I was blown away by how beautiful it is. Anyway, riding helicopters are fun. I honestly think I could get used to it. I’ve been told by a cab driver in Vegas that Celine Dion regularly commutes by helicopter from her house to where she performs. I need a job that requires me to take helicopter rides every day because the views are like no other.

Bryanboy's Helicopter from Maverick Tours, Arizona

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8:54 am

A Little Bit Of Sausage

27/03/2012, Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Las Vegas

It’s all about eating lots of fruit and that little piece of sausage…

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7:15 pm

My Secret Weapon

25/03/2012, Arizona, Chanel, Current Affairs, Proenza Schouler

Guess what it is?

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3:00 pm

General Bryanboy’s Camoflorage Uniform!

19/03/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I can see the headlines now — BREAKING NEWS: Fashion Blogger Bryanboy takes a break from the front row to join the Swedish Military! Just kidding! I’m not one to do head-to-toe total looks but a weekend walk to the woods inspired me to dress up for the occasion. Winter is coming to an end so, in spite of the chilly weather, I thought I’d take my new acquisitions out for a quick spin. I picked up a shirt, a hat and a pair of shorts (click HERE) from the Acne store here in Stockholm. I love how the florals form a camouflage effect. It’s all about having a camoflorage moment.

Bryanboy wearing camouflage floral hat, shirt and shorts from Acne
Army General Uniform by Bryanboy

Jacket by Goa (Japan), shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors, bag by Corto Moltedo, sunglasses gifted by Stevie Boi, hat, shirt and shorts by Acne, Acne Camofloral shorts available at Mr Porter (click HERE)

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6:00 am

Is it Impossible to Find a Lovely, Slender Paratrooper?

19/03/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Stockholm

No need to reach for the stars. General BB has landed. #nuffsaid

General Bryanboy in Tullinge, Sweden
General Bryanboy, in Acne, in Tullinge, Stockholm
Bryanboy i Tullinge, Stockholm

Jacket by Goa (Japan), shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors, bag by Corto Moltedo, sunglasses gifted by Stevie Boi, hat, shirt and shorts by Acne, Acne Camofloral shorts available at Mr Porter (click HERE)

11:00 am

Just Waiting For The Chilly, Jil-ly Days To Be Over

18/03/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Jil Sander, Spring Summer 2012

I bought this navy veiled beanie designed by Stephen Jones for Jil Sander at the Paris boutique during Paris fashion week and I’ve been wearing it almost every day. It’s one of my favourite purchases this season and I’ve gotten major mileage out of this (very) expensive hat. I regret not buying the white one. What’s annoying is that it took an amazing genius like Stephen to come up with the idea of combining something so terribly banal (beanie) with something so chic (netted veil). The result, is, phenomenal! I can’t believe no one ever thought of it before and could’ve sold it for a friendlier price.

Jil Sander beanie with a veil spring summer 2012 hat

Veiled beanie hat by Stephen Jones for Jil Sander (click HERE), Embroidered men’s t-shirt by Jil Sander (click HERE)

Jil Sander is available online at Mr. Porter, Net-a-Porter, Luisa Via Roma and Oki-ni.

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7:00 am

Pringle’s Perfect 10

18/03/2012, 10 Magazine, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Press Coverage, Pringle

Don’t forget to pick up the latest (spring/summer 2012) issue of 10 Magazine UK. Anna Mouglalis, in Chanel, is on the cover. Ten is one of my favourite fashion glossies! Pringle of Scotland recently collaborated with my beloved Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou and they’ve invited their favourite personalities for this cute travel Q&A feature. Anna Dello Russo, Antonio Berardi, Katie Hillier, Susie Bubble and Jen Brill (among many others) also took part and all of us wore pieces from the 10 x Pringle collaboration. I sent in a cheeky photo that my bf took of myself, dozing away at the Swissair lounge at Zurich airport in January.

Anna Mouglalis on the cover of Ten Magazine
Bryanboy wearing Pringle of Scotland x 10 Magazine

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