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7:19 am

Resurrection

17/03/2014, Current Affairs, Prada

Resurrection. As you can tell from my other social media outlets, namely Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, I’m still alive and I’ve been everywhere!

Bryanboy's resurrection.

I know I took a (rather) long hiatus from the blog for various reasons beyond my control. Endless back-to-back trips happened — Costa Rica, San Francisco, Dubai, Florence, a quick jaunt to Madrid, followed by the usual Fashion Month festivities in New York, Milan, Paris, my week-long holiday in Rome followed by a pit stop in Stockholm and lastly, Madrid. In between New York and Madrid, before the European Collections started, my laptop crashed, effectively disconnecting me from the wired world of the interwebs.

Anyhoo, I’m finally back home, in my apartment, armed with a new laptop. I can’t wait to share to you all my adventures.

Feather crown by Prada, bracelet by Carier, watch by Rolex

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6:47 am

Givenchy Roses

13/01/2014, Current Affairs, Florence, Givenchy

I know, I know. The entire solar system and the universe (myself included) castigated Kim Kardashian for wearing that infamous Givenchy roses sofa lewk to last year’s Costume Institute Gala yet here I am, drawn to the same, well, ok, similar, floral situation. I’m currently bored of all my clothes and I need a few exciting things. Now that new merchandise are slowly trickling in at the stores, a mini Givenchy shopping spree at Luisa Via Roma is well-deserved and overdue. I can’t wait to take these items apart and wear them individually. I may have to take the shorts to a tailor when I go back home — crucial to take an inch or two off.

Bryanboy in Givenchy Resort 2014
Givenchy rose print shirt and shorts for men's
Bryanboy in a Givenchy shirt, Givenchy shorts and Givenchy chain sandals

Givenchy rose print short-sleeve shirt (HERE)
Givenchy rose print shorts (HERE)
Givenchy ankle-zip leggings (HERE)
Givenchy chain sandals
Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet
Rolex watch

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10:09 pm

Christopher Kane Lace Sweatshirt

29/12/2013, Christopher Kane, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Jenni Kayne

I’m so excited that the Resort collections have finally hit the stores. I picked up this Christopher Kane sweatshirt before leaving NYC… perfect for cool mornings here in Costa Rica. I know it’s been a mild winter back home and to be honest, I’m somewhat dreading the return back. We’re having a fabulous time under the sun for the past few days. I don’t think I’m ready to ditch my Missoni swimming trunks to wear fur again…

Christopher Kane lace sweatshirt, Resort 2014, worn by fashion blogger Bryanboy
Christopher Kane sweatshirt with lace details

Christopher Kane lace and fleece sweatshirt (click HERE)
Trousers by Thai designer Theatre
Jenni Kayne black croc-embossed leather flats (click HERE)

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12:00 pm

Frends Zone

27/12/2013, Accessories, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Equipment, See by Chloe

Have you downloaded Beyonce’s latest album? I bought it last week on iTunes and have been listening to it non-stop with my gold Frends headphones (Frends headphones, a gift from Rebecca Minkoff who collaborated with them. I think it’s amazing what she did — dropped a major album out of NOWHERE and of course, all 17 music videos at the same time. Now that’s groundbreaking! Only Queen Bey could pull that shit off! Most artists, since the time of the dinosaurs, did the usual formula of sending out teasers, releasing a music video throughout a certain time span to promote the album but not Beyonce. My favourite track? Pretty Hurts.

Bryanboy wearing a black and white polka dot pyjama set by Equipment
Bryanboy wearing a pair of gold Frends headphones
Frends headphones

Equipment polka dot pyjama set (click HERE)
See by Chloe cuff sandals (click HERE)
Frends headphones (click HERE)

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10:58 am

Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

27/12/2013, Costa Rica, Current Affairs

Pura Vida, Costa Rica! It’s time to embark on another adventure! 2013 was another banner year and, for the final stretch, I thought I’d go somewhere new and exciting — Costa Rica! I know I’m a city boy by heart but it’s also refreshing to take the inner nature lover out of me from time to time. I flew to San Jose on Christmas Day with people close to my heart. We’ll spend the next few days exploring some parts of this beautiful country. I’m usually the well-organized, anal-retentive traveler but this time around, I’ve decided to just go and explore, with no game plan whatsoever. All we have is a rented house in the middle of the rain forest. We’ll see where the roads (and my camera) lead us…

It’s exciting, no? In this day and age of high standards and convenience, it’s easy to forget the essence of travel. It’s sad that over the years, we’ve spoiled ourselves with such high standards that we end up stopping ourselves from visiting certain places. I think it’s important to get lost to see what’s out there. The only thing that matters is that you come back alive to share your experiences.

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Equipment silk camouflage t-shirt (click HERE)
Rag & Bone leather shorts (click HERE)
Rolex watch

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12:50 am

Just Cavalli NYC Soho Store Opening

16/12/2013, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Just Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli opened his Just Cavalli NYC flagship store in Soho a couple of days ago. He also presented his Just Cavalli 2014 Pre-fall collection at the massive, two-story store. In attendance: Miranda Kerr, Eva Chen, Natalie Joos, Heather Graham, Angela Simmons, Peter Brant Jr, Magdalena Frackowiak, Zani Gugelmann and my beloved DJ Marjorie Gubelmann.

Fashion blogger Bryanboy attends the Just Cavalli NYC Soho store opening
Roberto Cavalli at Just Cavalli NYC Store Opening with his Pre-Fall 2014 collection

On me: Coat by Just Cavalli (Fall 2013), shirt by Giorgio Armani, jacket by Dolce & Gabbana, trousers by Acne, shoes by Balenciaga, ring by Cartier

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1:10 am

Missoni Turtleneck Sweater

08/12/2013, Current Affairs, Missoni, Paris, Zegna

I know I wear a lot of womenswear pieces but there are times when I wear full, head-to-toe menswear lewks. Case in point: this Missoni turtleneck sweater which I paired with an Ermenegildo Zegna trouser I picked up last year. I’m a big fan of a good Missoni knit — they’re usually cheerful and colourful, not to mention timeless.

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Men’s Missoni available at Mr Porter and The Corner

Turtleneck sweater by Missoni, trousers by Ermenegildo Zegna, belt by Missoni, watch and bracelet by Cartier, sunglasses by Christian Dior, sandals by Kris Van Assche

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12:40 am

Saint Laurent Stars And Diamonds

07/12/2013, Current Affairs, Paris, Saint Laurent Paris

Despite all the drama and the negative reviews by the usual critics, the success of Hedi Slimane’s fall 2013 Saint Laurent collection is rather astounding. Talk about a big hit — many of the core pieces, including this Saint Laurent stars cardigan, are sold out everywhere. Every fashion magazine in existence shot countless covers and editorials featuring pieces from the collection. People are buying the jackets, the skinny jeans and of course, the irresistible knits.

Saint Laurent Star cardigan worn by fashion blogger Bryanboy in Paris
Saint Laurent Paris star cardigan from fall winter 2013 collection
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Saint Laurent Paris available at Luisa Via Roma

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9:20 am

Balenciaga Waffle

03/12/2013, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, Lovegold

After brunch on Saturday, my friend Stacy (who I haven’t seen in months) and I, went to the newly-opened Balenciaga women’s flagship store in Soho. I’ve been to several Balenciaga stores around the world like Los Angeles and Paris and most of the boutiques were quite underwhelming. The new Soho store however is pretty major. Obsessed with the interiors, especially the green marble! I also love the selection. For some strange reason, I thought the Soho flagship had better selection than the store on Saint Honore… hmmm.

Bryanboy wearing a white Balenciaga knit sweater
Bryanboy at home wearing Balenciaga sweater and Balenciaga pants
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Bryanboy wearing a white Balenciaga sweater and a gold bracelet from Miansai
Miansai gold bracelet worn by Bryanboy

Sweater, trousers and shoes, all by Balenciaga, gold bracelet by Miansai by Michael Saiger.

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8:51 am

2013 INYT Luxury Conference Singapore

03/12/2013, Current Affairs, Events, Lovegold, Singapore

Earlier this year, the formidable Suzy Menkes contacted me to participate on this year’s International New York Times Luxury Conference at the Capella Resort in Sentosa Island, Singapore. The theme focused on luxury’s new frontier — South East Asia. I’m really glad I went. It’s my first time to attend Suzy’s annual luxury conferences and boy I learned a lot. I loved Wen Zhou’s (Phillip Lim’s CEO) humor! Although my session was quite light (it was a Q&A) compared to other key speakers, some complete with powerpoint presentations, I must say my nerves got the best of me. It’s not every day that I get to speak in front of over 500 luxury executives! Before my session started, I spent about four hours sitting on the front row watching other speakers with my partner-in-crime in Singapore, Anna Sui. I wanted to go to the bathroom so bad to do number one. However, because the event is being filmed, taped and livestreamed, I didn’t want to stand up and be taped walking out of the room so I held it together.

Suzy Menkes in conversation with Bryanboy at the International New York Times Luxury Conference in Singapore
Bryanboy at INYT Luxury Conference 2013 in Singapore

Because it’s a conference and not fashion month (when everyone looks like a Christmas tree), I ditched the usual accessories and went for this gold flower pin from David Thomas’ collaboration with Jason of Beverly Hills called “Gentleman”.

Bryanboy at the INYT Luxury Conference 2013 at Capella Sentosa Island Singapore
Gold Flower Pin by Gentleman  - David Thomas x JBH
Gold floral pin on Armani jacket

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