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11:10 pm

Kasbah Chellah, Morocco

04/06/2013, Cartier, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Morocco

It was our third day in Rabat and we decided to break away from the rest of the group to do a little bit of exploring. Our first stop was the Kasbah, which we had assumed there was only one. We thought we were headed to Kasbah Des Oudaias, but ended up instead at what our driver told us was Kasbah Chellah.

Kasbah Chellah was the site of an ancient Roman city and necropolis. A local guide tagged along behind us, insisting we be accompanied. But after many protests in broken French, he left us on our own.

As we wound our way into the maze of crumbling buildings and ruins, we began to notice the many ancient gravestones as well as the immense stork nests perched among the tops of the walls and arches. The site had a strangely eerie feeling. While our visit to Kasbah Chellah was completely accidental, I have to say that I’m glad we made the trip.

Bryanboy wearing a Ferragamo jacket and sweater at Kasbah Chellah in Rabat, Morocco

Ancient ruins at Kasbah Chellah Rabat, Morocco
On me: Hat by Burton, sunglasses by Prada, sweater and jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo, belt by Giorgio Armani, jeans by MiH Jeans, bracelet and watch by Cartier, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

On Queenie: Hat, shirt, scarf by Giorgio Armani

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6:30 am

Silverware

26/05/2013, Current Affairs, Jenni Kayne, Margiela, Morocco, Prada

Bonjour from Maroc! I’m currently here in Morocco for the 2013 Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat. As previously blogged, Rihanna opened this year’s music festival. They have a fascinating line up. David Guetta is performing this week, ditto with Mika, Jessie J, The Jacksons and more! I’m thrilled to be back in Morocco. The last time I visited this beautiful country was two years ago with my friend Kyle. The weather is beyond amazing… much better than muggy New York City, that’s for sure.

Bryanboy in a white and silver Maison Martin Margiela shirt in Morocco
Bryanboy wearing Jenni Kayne silver brocade trousers from fall 2013 collection
Bryanboy in silver brocade pants at the L'Amphitrite Palace, Skhirat, Morocco
Bryanboy wearing white Prada sunglasses at the L'Amphitrite Palace, Skhirat, Morocco

Sunglasses by Prada, shirt by Maison Martin Margiela, bracelet by Cartier, belt by Giorgio Armani, trousers by Jenni Kayne Fall 2013 (Jenni Kayne available at Shopbop), sandals by COS

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5:39 am

Rihanna Concert at 2013 Mawazine Rabat Morocco

26/05/2013, Current Affairs, Morocco, Music, Rabat, Rihanna

I love Bad Gal Riri. I really do. Rihanna is EVERYTHING! I don’t care if she lip synchs or what have you but she’s a terrific entertainer. I went to my first Rihanna concert last night, thanks to Mawazine Music Festival here in Rabat, Morocco. Rihanna, who opened the show wearing a spring/summer 2013 Miu Miu coat, performed her greatest hits — Umbrella, Rude Boy, Only Girl in the World, What’s My Name, We Found Love, Stay and Diamonds, amongst others. She looked AMAZING last night. Ultra fit body, her abs were incredible and her weave, my gosh, the weave, not a single weave strand out of place while she twerked the stage!

On a side note, poor Queenie. Remind me to give him a gift certificate to my local Asian masseuse as soon as we get home.I don’t know how he managed to carry all my weight as I sat on his shoulders in order for my petite ass to see what was going on stage. Sitting on his shoulders was definitely a highlight of my night. I’ve never done that before. It was exhilarating to be sitting on top of a 6-foot-5-tall guy, while having laser beams above you and everyone and their sea of mobile phone and camera screen beneath you. Surreal. Absolutely surreal.

Rihanna at 2013 Mawazine Music Festival, Rabat, Morocco
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Rihanna wearing a Miu Miu coat on stage at 2013 Mawazine Maroc Rabat Morocco
Rihanna concert 2013 Morocco
Bryanboy sitting on top of Queenie at Rihanna concert

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11:51 pm

2013 AAFA American Image Awards

20/05/2013, Current Affairs, Dsquared2, Fashion and Style, Louis Leeman, Rebecca Minkoff

Special congratulations to the lovely Rebecca Minkoff for winning the 2013 American Apparel Footwear Association (AAFA) American Image Awards Designer of the Year!

Uri Minkoff, Rebecca Minkoff, Bryanboy and Alyssa Miller at 2013 AAFA Image Awards
Rebecca Minkoff at 2013 AAFA American Image Awards

On me: Jacket, trousers by DSquared2, shoes by Louis Leeman, bag by Rebecca Minkoff

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6:24 am

The Cove Atlantis Bahamas

16/05/2013, Bahamas, Christopher Kane, COS, Current Affairs, Dolce & Gabbana

When was the last time you did something for the first time? My quick weekend jaunt to the Bahamas, courtesy of The Cove Atlantis, enabled me to do things I’ve never done before, such as kissing dolphins and petting sea lions. I’m surprised the Bahamas is a mere two and a half hour flight from New York City and The Cove Atlantis made the perfect backdrop of that much-needed escape. I’ve been traveling a lot for quite some time now and all I needed to recharge my mind is a quick trip to the beach!

Look 1 – Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, Christopher Kane t-shirt, Timo shorts, Christopher Kane beach towel; Look 2 – 3.1 Phillip Lim top and shorts, COS sandals, Furla bag

Bryanboy in a wetsuit at the Cove Atlantis Bahamas
Bryanboy at Dolphin Cay at the Cove Atlantis Bahamas
Dolphin mother and child
Bryanboy feeding dolphins
Smiling dolphin
Sea lion at the Cove Atlantis Bahamas
Christopher Kane beach towel
Bryanboy in Christopher Kane at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
Ocean waves at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
Beach lounge chairs at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
Bahamas white sand
Bryanboy in 3.1 Phillip Lim at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
View from Bryanboy's Balcony at the Cove Atlantis, Bahamas

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11:36 am

Overcast Forecast, Zurich

10/05/2013, Current Affairs, Paul Smith, Valentino, Zurich

Oh Zurich. Why haven’t I discovered you sooner? The afternoon we arrived in Zurich, Queenie and I were met with the most amazing weather. But of course, when we decided to go and explore the city the following morning, the city was covered by gray skies.

A lot of people wouldn’t consider Zurich one of the liveliest cities in the world, but I can definitely say that it is one of my favorites in Europe. I was amazed at how clean and manicured everything was! The old, ornate buildings were stacked neatly together in an almost random order, but it gave a kind of charm to the whole experience. Also, the small burst of colors on window shutters or small details on buildings caught my eye. You REALLY get a feel for how much money there is in that city. Afterall, it’s a city of bankers…

Bryanboy in Zurich, Switzerland

One me: bag and shoes by Valentino, trousers by Paul Smith, shirt and pocket square by Zegna, hat by Duckie Brown for Perry Ellis

Bryanboy sporting a Cartier Watch in Zurich, Switzerland
Queenie in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich skyline
Teehaus Wuhre, Zurich Switzerland
Bryanboy standing in front of a lake in Zurich city center
French windows in Zurich, Switzerland
Overcast skies in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich old architechture
Haus zur Glocke, Zurich
Bryanboy wearing Valentino bag and shoes
Swiss flags in city center, Zurich
Swiss flag in Zurich, Switzerland

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9:03 am

Rita Ora x Calvin Klein at BaselWorld 2013

28/04/2013, Basel, Calvin Klein, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Events

Oh Rita Ora. Not only I was impressed to see her perform in person, I must say that I was truly impressed by her personal style transformation as well. She looked s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g in Calvin Klein.

Rita Ora Performing at Calvin Klein party BaselWorld Basel Switzerland 2013
Rita Ora in Calvin Klein at BaselWorld 2013
Bryanboy, Lily Kwong, Laura Burdese and Hanneli Mustaparta at Calvin Klein party BaselWorld 2013
Lily Kwong, Bryanboy and Hanneli Mustaparta at Calvin Klein party BaselWorld 2013
Rita Ora singing at BaselWorld 2013 party for Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein party at BaselWorld 2013 Basel Switzerland

On me: Suit, orange shirt, jewelry all by Calvin Klein Collection

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10:26 pm

Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry Baselworld 2013

27/04/2013, Accessories, Basel, Calvin Klein, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Jewelry, Watches

Greetings from Basel! Calvin Klein flew me to Switzerland as one of their guests for this year’s BaselWorld exhibition. To those of you who are not familiar of BaselWorld, it’s the biggest watch and jewelry fair in the world. It’s my first time to attend the fair. Don’t be misled by the word ‘fair’ though. BaselWorld 2013 was set up to resemble a giant shopping mall with some of the biggest watch and jewelry brands setting up conceptualized “booths” that looked like their actual retail stores. It was a no-expense-barred event and it was fascinating to see what everyone came up with.

It was lovely reuniting with familiar and friendly faces in addition to the Calvin Klein team and Executives: my ultra chic friend Lily Kwong flew in from Gabon, Laura Burdese, Calvin Klein tumblr contributor Hanneli Mustaparta and Ulrich Grimm who is the Creative Director of both Men’s & Women’s Shoes and Accessories. Rita Ora performed at the celebratory party in the evening and my beloved DJ Mike Nouveau spinned at the festivities.

The new Calvin Klein watches and jewelry collection features clean lines and characteristic curved metal surfaces. Some of the highlights from the 2013 line include the ck dress watch, the unisex ck eager timepiece, the ck classic watch that has been newly redesigned for 2013 and ck undulate, a key jewelry offering for the season including two pendant necklaces, rings and delicate earrings that showcase sleek and rounded shapes. Overall, the new collection can be described as sleek, elegant and ultra functional. Totally in synch with the brand’s modern and minimalist DNA. Very Calvin Klein.

On me: Jacket, top, shorts all by Calvin Klein spring/summer 2013 menswear

Calvin Klein watches and jewelry Baselworld 2013
Bryanboy, Lily Kwong and Laura Burdese at Baselworld 2013

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11:41 am

Bienvenido a la Ciudad de México!

22/04/2013, Current Affairs, Gucci, Mexico City, Phillip Lim, Saint Laurent Paris

Hola mamacita! Hola papi chulo! Despite all my world travels, I had never been to Mexico. It seemed appropriate that Mexico City be my introduction. I’ve heard so many things about this megalopolis — glorious food, terrible traffic, and plenty of pollution, but to be honest, as I stepped off the plane, I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

I had a long list of places to visit in the city, but at the top was the Centro Historico, or the historical center of Mexico City. At its heart was the Zocalo, a plaza lined with immense buildings with ancient facades stained by the pollution and hundreds of years of rich history. Standing at the center of it all, listening to the bells of the cathedral, I felt as though I could have easily been in some other old-world European city.

Bryanboy outside Museum Nacional de Arte Mexico City

Queenie and I left our hotel, the Condesa DF in Condesa, at the crack of dawn to beat the crowds and traffic. We spent the entire morning wandering around and paid our dues at some of the old, very old fixtures, such as the Palacio Nacional, Cathedral Metropolitana, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional de Arte and Palacio de Correos. We got back to the hotel just in time to make the last call for breakfast. We couldn’t have had a more productive morning!

On me: Saint Laurent Paris polka-dot button-down shirt (click HERE to buy), 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts (click HERE to buy), patent leather brogues by Gucci (click HERE to buy). On Queenie: Theory shirt, Prada backpack, All Saints jeans.

Flag of Mexico
Bryanboy in front of Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City
Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City
Bryanboy walking in Mexico City
Mexico City architecture
Bryanboy and Mexico City phone booth
Queenie at Centro Historico Mexico City
Mexico City Lottery Tickets
Mexico City Centro Historico
Bryanboy in Saint Laurent Paris shirt in Mexico City
Hemiciclo a Juárez Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts Mexico City
Bryanboy outside Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico
Queenie outside Palacio de Bellas Artes
Bryanboy at Condesa DF Hotel restaurant
Bryanboy having breakfast at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Fashion Blogger Bryanboy at Condesa DF hotel for breakfast
Queenie at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Orange juice and coffee at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Condesa DF Hotel Courtyard cafe

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10:45 am

A Little Bit of Fur…

22/04/2013, Accessories, Adrienne Landau, Current Affairs, Fur, Mexico City

Some of my fur accessories were featured on today’s issue of Womens Wear Daily alongside Louis Vuitton, Fendi, etc.

Fancy That - fur accessories on April 22, 2013 issue of Womens Wear Daily

Oh Mexico. It’s never too warm to sport a little bit of fur. I must say I can’t live without my lovely purple fur camera strap from my collaboration with Adrienne Landau. This is the the original prototype version in mink fur and we’re producing them in rabbit, raccoon and fox versions.

Bryanboy in Mexico City wearing Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau mink fur camera straps
Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau purple mink fur camera strap

Click HERE to pre-order your Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau fur camera straps!

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