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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.

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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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4:02 am

Home Sweet Home

01/12/2013, Current Affairs

After a grueling, eight-day trip in Singapore and the Philippines, I’m finally back at my shoebox of an apartment in New York. It’s nice to be home. Home sweet home as they say.

It was also nice to see all my loved ones in Manila. I know they went through that mammoth of a typhoon Haiyan a few weeks ago but everyone I know was spared. I’m super lucky, not to mention grateful, that they’re all safe, sane and sound. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who survived (and lost lives) such a gut-wrenching tragedy. If there’s anything to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, I’m genuinely thankful that my family and friends are well.

Bryanboy in his New York City apartment on Black Friday

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12:07 am

The Morning Before The Party

25/11/2013, Current Affairs, Louis Vuitton, Teen Vogue

Who went from New York to Milan, Paris to Los Angeles (for thirty six hours) then Paris again during fashion month? I did! For a good reason — I went to my first Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event and boy I had lots of fun! Check out this fun video with my friend Andrew the morning before the amazing party.

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Click HERE to view photos from the event!

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10:10 am

Santiago Situation

16/11/2013, Aristocrazy, Chile, Current Affairs, Reed Krakoff, Santiago

I had to say “YES YES YES, SI SI SI!” when Spanish jewelry brand Aristocrazy invited me to visit Santiago Chile to co-host the launch party of their first store opening in Latin America. I know I’ve been to Brazil a number of times but I’ve always wanted to go the Spanish-speaking side of South America to brush up on my beginner Spanish skills.

Five days of glorious, sunny weather, good food (probably the best salmon I’ve had in such a long time) and lots of friendly people. There’s also street art everywhere! I’m really surprised how modern Santiago is. It’s a shame that I was taping most of the time I was there and I didn’t really have a chance to fully explore the city but I vow to come back someday on my own terms (aka vacation). I had lots of fun nonetheless. Gracias Aristocrazy, gracias Chile. Me encanta Santiago!

Sunglasses by Christian Dior, sweater by Reed Krakoff (click HERE), shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE), shoes by Balenciaga (click HERE), watch by Rolex, bracelets by Aristocrazy

Bryanboy in a green Reed Krakoff alligator print sweater
Reed Krakoff alligator print sweater worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy in Reed Krakoff visiting Santiago, Chile

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Art on a building walls at Bella Vista, Santiago
view of Costanera Center from Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago
View of Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile
Flag of Chile on top of Cerro San Cristobal

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