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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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5:11 pm


17/03/2012, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I’ve been looking forward to seeing snow the past few months but alas, it’s been a very mild winter across both sides of the Atlantic this season. I wanted to go skiing after Paris but the idea of dragging my fashion month suitcases to the slopes is not a feasible one, especially when I’m already having problems taking them with me to the airport. I’ve been told one needs to take the car or train to St. Moritz or Courchevel or Cortina from a major city. I’ve never gone skiing EVER (from the looks of it, I need a whole new wardrobe for it — Moncler are you listening?) so I guess I’m gonna have to dedicate time to plan the perfect ski trip. Lucky for me, Flottsbro is just a stone’s throw away from Stockholm city center. My BF and I went here once again to appease my need to see some precious white flakes.

Bryanboy at Flottsbrogården, Sweden, March 2012

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6:51 am

Prada Golf Shoe

17/03/2012, Current Affairs, Prada, Shoes

Spring/summer is always a good season for Prada. It’s no secret that Mama Miuccia makes some of the best men’s shoes around. I love how they followed-through on the success of the spring 2011 blockbuster “flatform” brogues (here’s a pic of me around the same time LAST YEAR) by releasing yet another multi-colored twist on a time-tested classic: the golf shoe.

Bryanboy wearing spring/summer 2012 Prada golf shoes
Prada men's golf shoes spring summer 2012
Black Men's golf shoes by Prada

Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, vintage J. Crew sweater (bought at Kiliwatch in Paris), black shirt by Uniqlo, watch by Michael Kors, clutch gifted by Corto Moltedo, trousers by Zara, shoes by Prada.

4:48 pm

Clutch Me If You Can

16/03/2012, Accessories, Corto Moltedo, Current Affairs, Handbags, Stockholm

I don’t normally consider myself as a clutch person because I like to keep a hand free — free to smoke a cigarette, free to use my gargantuan camera take photos here and there, free to use my phone to text or to read Twitter. However, I’m a getting a bit bored of using bags that hang off the shoulder (or body) so the idea of simplifying and carrying the basics (lighter, gum, small wallet, ciggies and lip gloss) is very appealing. Last week in Paris, the very handsome Gabrielcorto gifted me this cute snakeskin clutch with neon green piping. I love it. It’s the perfect bag to keep the essentials on a relaxed Friday afternoon here in Stockholm.

Bryanboy in Sodermalm carrying a Corto Moltedo snakeskin clutch bag

Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, vintage J. Crew sweater (bought at Kiliwatch in Paris), black shirt by Uniqlo, watch by Michael Kors, clutch gifted by Corto Moltedo

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6:06 pm

A Private Dinner With Karl Lagerfeld and Diego Della Valle

15/03/2012, Anna Dello Russo, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Hogan, Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, Diego and Andrea Della Valle invited me to a private dinner at La Maison du Caviar in Paris to celebrate Karl’s collection for Hogan. It was a very intimate affair attended by some of the fashion world’s key players — my beloved Anna dello Russo, Daphne Guinness, Lady Amanda Harlech, Conde Nast’s Jonathan Newhouse, Vogue Editor-in-Chiefs Franca Sozzani, Emmanuelle Alt, Angelica Cheung and Christiane Arp, Glenda Bailey from Harper’s Bazaar, NY Times’ Eric Wilson, Vanity Fair’s Jessica Diehl and more. Katy Perry, in a Balmain dress, was the surprise guest. I had lots of fun at the dinner. I even had the pleasure of trying my seatmate Caroline’s black jade ring. So exquisite and precious, like the owner.

Dinner invitation from Karl Lagerfeld and Diego Della Valle

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7:56 pm

Bryanboy x Spark Magazine Philippines March 2012 Cover

13/03/2012, Current Affairs, Magazine Covers, Press Coverage

To my readers in the Philippines, be sure to get a copy of the March 2012 issue of Spark Magazine. This is my third magazine cover (the others are Style: Magazine Singapore and Tush Magazine Germany). My besties, Ingrid and Daphne, are also in it. I had so much fun doing this shoot (they’re always fun especially when you’re with very good friends) almost two months ago.

Ingrid Chua Go, Bryanboy and Daphne Osena-Paez on a yacht for Spark Magazine Philippines

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9:33 pm

Back At Your Local Pump And Dump

10/03/2012, Austin, Bally, Current Affairs

I always feel a sense of a pride every time I master a new skill. In America, people pump their own gas tanks (is it New Jersey where they don’t? not sure) so naturally, pumping gas is something that is absolutely foreign to me. Until my gurl Rumi taught me how to do it during our quick jaunt to Austin. The act of filling your tank with something so dangerous and lethal is something that is so scary and fulfilling at the same time.

Bryanboy getting out of a car at a gas station in Austin
Bryanboy pumping gas in Austin, Texas
Austin pump and dump

Sunglasses from Yves Saint Laurent, fur collar from Adrienne Landau, shirt from Dolce & Gabbana, jeans from Acne, bag gifted by Bally, shoes from Givenchy

8:37 pm

At Cafe Ruc

10/03/2012, Current Affairs, Paris

Fun times are always guaranteed whenever I’m with my friends Kyle and Simon. Simon, who is a male model, also makes chic accessories by hand (SIMONN by Simon Nygard) in his spare time. He gave me a white feather necklace, which I’ll post on my blog in the next few days. Kyle, on the other hand, was very excited about his recent acquisition — a shark’s tooth necklace from Givenchy.

Kyle Anderson and Bryanboy at Cafe Ruc, Paris
Givenchy shark's tooth necklace
Simon Nygard at Cafe Ruf, Paris
Simon Nygard, Male Model

8:18 pm

After Martin Margiela Fall 2012

08/03/2012, Current Affairs, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Jil Sander

I love this photo that Wayne took of me after the Martin Margiela fall/winter 2012 fashion show last week.

Bryanboy wearing a Givenchy spring summer 2012 sweater after the Martin Margiela show

On me: Jil Sander beanie, Givenchy sweater, Giorgio Armani trousers, 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes, backpack from Marc by Marc Jacobs
Photo via Wayne Tippetts