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3:32 am

My Own Code

10/10/2013, Accessories, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2013, Handbags, Just Cavalli, Kris Van Assche, Valentino

My friends at Valentino recently sent me what I think is the ultimate must-have this season — the “My Own Code” bag. It’s a lovely clutch with a foldover clutch and a handle. What makes the bag extra chic is the fact that you can have your initials stamped on the handle — available at select Valentino boutiques worldwide. I’m all about personalization. In this day and age of everyone can pretty much get anything, having something monogrammed with your initials is what makes it truly and only yours.

Valentino My Own Code bag
Bryanboy wears the Valentino My Own Code bag
Bryanboy in Paris wearing trousers from fall winter 2013 Just Cavalli runway show

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Sunglasses by Saint Laurent Paris, sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers from Just Cavalli, sandals by Kris Van Assche, bag by Valentino, watch and bracelet by Cartier

7:22 pm

All Suited Up

09/10/2013, Calvin Klein, Current Affairs

Bryan, what are you wearing? A suit! Says who? Calvin Klein! Cher Horowitz called, she wants her dress back!

Every once in a while, I get this nagging voice at the back of my head to dress appropriately for my age. Sometimes, when I look at my photos, I find it hard to believe the person I’m staring at owns his busyness multi-media company. When that happens, the first thing I do is wear a suit. I guess its the executive realness in me talking. I feel like a grown up whenever I’m all suited up! I don’t know why. Anyway, Calvin Klein Collection sent me this suit a few months back and I resurrected it during Fashion Week in Milan. Am I a navy suit or a gray suit kind of guy? I can’t really tell because I love both colours though I must say I’m obsessed with gray lately.

Gray suit by Calvin Klein
Bryanboy wears a suit from Calvin Klein collection

Gray jacket, trousers from Calvin Klein Collection, shoes by Cividini

1:18 pm

Louis Vuitton Snow Leopard

05/10/2013, Current Affairs, Louis Vuitton, Menswear, Paris

Many people on instagram have pointed out the obvious, how autumn is my season. They’re absolutely correct. Autumn is, hands-down, my favourite time of the year. I already had a taste of it when I went to Stockholm a few weeks ago but now the cool, crisp temperatures are vastly spreading across the entire northern hemisphere. Mornings in Paris are absolutely perfect. Why can’t it be autumn all year-long? It’s cool enough to wear a nice, thick sweater but not cold enough to ditch my favourite leather booty shorts. I wore look number 22 from Kim Jones’ fall 2013 Louis Vuitton menswear collection (obsessed wih his collaboration with the Chapman Brothers) to Marc Jacobs’ final show (spring 2014) for Louis Vuitton.

Bryanboy wearing a Fall Winter 2013 Louis Vuitton sweater
Chapman Brothers Snow Leopard Sweater by Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Sweater from fall 2013 fashion show

Hat, sunglasses, sweater, all by Louis Vuitton

6:28 am

2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

03/10/2013, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Emporio Armani, Los Angeles, Teen Vogue

Eight days in Milan, three days in Paris, thirty six hours in Los Angeles and back to Paris. I took a quick detour to Los Angeles in the middle of the Paris collections to attend this year’s Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event as a guest of Emporio Armani. It’s the annual affair celebrating Teen Vogue’s October “Young Hollywood” issue, not to mention the ultimate event to interact with Hollywood’s rising young stars. I have two words: COLTON HAYNES! Obsessed!

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On me: Shirt, sweater, jacket and trousers all by Emporio Armani.

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6:20 pm

Austerity

24/09/2013, Acne, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, J Crew, Missoni

I know, I know. I’m a bit late in the game. I initially had doubts buying these Balenciaga cut-out boots at Barney’s. They first released these boots (for women) centuries ago but when I saw them on the men’s section for the first time during New York Fashion Week, I knew I had to get them. It’s a no-brainer purchase.

Are you excited for fall? I am! I’ve decided to stock up on outerwear this season. I bought this Acne Studios coat (dubbed the “Era”) on my trip to Stockholm last month. I know I’m gonna get major mileage out of this piece. Outerwear (ie. jackets and coats) is the most crucial thing one needs in the upcoming cool months. If you are a keen observer of my personal style, you’ll know that I’m a coat person vs a jacket person. There’s something comforting about wearing a nice, big coat. I like how it envelopes you and sometimes, the simplest, frills-free coat can be the chicest thing in the world.

Acne Studios coat worn by Bryanboy in Milan
Bryanboy wearing Balenciaga boots with an Acne Studios coat
Bryanboy holding a brown Missoni menswear envelope clutch bag
Bryanboy wearing an Acne Studios coat in Milan
Fuck Austerity graffiti at Via Santa Sofia, Milano

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “Era” coat by Acne Studios (click HERE), belt by J Crew, bag by Missoni, shoes by Balenciaga (click HERE)

Photos via Jamie Mann

4:17 pm

Loewe x Junya Watanabe Collaboration

24/09/2013, Accessories, Acne, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Junya Watanabe, Loewe

It’s been quite awhile since I last obsessed over a designer collaboration. I must say Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’ capsule collection for Loewe is nothing but spectacular. I love the rendition on Loewe’s iconic Amazona bag and of course, the jeans — a delightful melange of leather, denim, suede, and different textures and fabrics.

Bryanboy in Milan wearing the Loewe x Junya Watanabe leather meets denim collection
Loewe and Junya Watanabe collaboration worn by Bryanboy in Milan
Patchwork denim and leather jeans
Loewe Amazona bag by Junya Watanabe

Click HERE to shop the collection.

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, jacket by Acne Studios, shirt by Missoni, jeans by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, bag by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, sandals by COS

Photos via Jamie Mann

6:11 pm

Socialyte Gala

19/09/2013, Current Affairs, Express

I recently attended the Luisa Via Roma’s Socialyte Gala Awards, held at The Box in New York City. I won an award! Thank you so much for those who voted for me in my category — Industry Choice (Men’s) Award. I wore my favourite shiny DSquared2 tuxedo jacket to the event – and blinged it out with a Cartier bracelet and Express watch. Quite a mix eh?

Bryanboy at Socialyte Gala Awards
Chiara, Bryanboy and Riccardo at Socialyte Gala Awards
Express watch

9:29 am

Between The Shows

10/09/2013, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, H&M

Over the weekend, I stopped by at Omar’s in the Greenwich Village for the H&M x Vogue “Between the Shows” party. Fun times all around! Notable attendees include Doutzen Kroes, the ferocious Alessandra Ambrosio, Leigh Lezark, the Jonas Brothers, Constance Jablonski and more. My personal highlight of the night though was when the super lovely Taryn Manning came up and introduced herself as I have posted a screenshot of her character on the show “Orange is the New Black” on my instagram feed a couple of days ago. I’m beyond obsessed with that show. Obsessed!

Bryanboy and Rumi Neely at H&M x Vogue Between the Shows party
Doutzen Kroes at the H&M x Vogue Between the Shows party
Leigh Lezark at the H&M x Vogue Between the Shows party
Alessandra Ambrosio at the H&M x Vogue Between the Shows party
Taryn Manning at the H&M x Vogue Between the Shows party

7:57 am

Romantic

05/09/2013, Acne, Adrienne Landau, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Current Affairs

New York Fashion Week officially begins today which means today is also the first day of fashion month. I thought I’d share some photos Rumi and I took while having lunch at Zink Grill in Stockholm, one of our favourite lunch spots. Calm before the storm, as they say. I’m so happy I had some “down time” with my best friend before the madness begins. It’s gonna be crazy over the next few weeks — there’s New York, there’s Milan, there’s Paris, there’s the trip to Los Angeles for a day for Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood event in between, then there’s Paris again for more shows. Lord have mercy on me. As Emily once said, “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.” Wore my Acne Romantic sweater with a pair of trousers from Theory.

Be sure to follow my fashion week adventures on my social media outlets! I’m also covering the Prabal Gurung show and afterparty on behalf of NJOY e-cigarettes so be sure to follow @NJoyecigs and #NJOYment.

Bryanboy wears the Acne Romantic sweater at Zink Grill, Stockholm
Acne Romantic sweater worn by Bryanboy at Zink Grill in Stockholm
Bryanboy at Zink Grill in Stockholm
Rumi Neely browsing the menu at Zink Grill in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing an Acne sweater in Stockholm

Sunglasses by Christian Dior, bag by Chanel, Acne “Romantic” sweater, mink fur cowl by Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau, bracelet and watch by Cartier, trousers by Theory, boots by Acne

3:50 pm

Severe Acne Problem

02/09/2013, Acne, COS, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Prada, Saint Laurent Paris

Houston Stockholm, we have a problem.

Ever heard of the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome”? Here’s a little fun fact for you — in 1973, several employees of the former Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorgwere held hostage. During the standoff, the victims became emotionally attached and even defended their captors after they were freed. The ground floor of the same building is now the home of the Acne flagship store in Stockholm. The rest of the building now belongs to Nobis hotel where I stayed at for a week. You could only imagine how often I went downstairs to Acne. Rumi and I must’ve been there at least twice a day. I literally bought something new every day. It was so awkward telling staffers that it was somewhat pointless to wrap my purchases in tissue paper (and huge paperbags) because I’m literally staying a few floors up.

Oh Acne. Acne, Acne, Acne. Why oh why do you make some of the most relevant clothes around? You’re so dangerous to my bank account.

Acne Mape leather biker jacket worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing a pair of Acne Orlando crushed velvet trousers
Bryanboy outside Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern wearing Acne

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “MAPE” leather biker jacket with shearling collar by ACNE (click HERE), tank top by COS, “Orlando” crushed velvet trousers by ACNE, bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, sandals by Prada