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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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11:25 pm

Something about Sydney

12/04/2013, Australia, Current Affairs, Fashion Bloggers, Sydney

Once again, I’m thrilled and honored to visit Sydney thanks to Destination New South Wales and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Sydney is quite easily one of my favorite cities in the world and I am so happy to be back! I’m kind of turning into an old fixture in this gorgeous town and I love it!  It was so nice reuniting with the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Andrew Stoner, and 2013 NSW Fashion Ambassadors include Kym Ellery, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Romance Was Born, Lara Bingle, Jess Blanch from Russh Magazine and Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage.

While I will be going to plenty of shows, I’m also super excited to hit some favorite spots in the city. I’m certainly looking forward to soak up as much of the amazing weather and food as humanly possible. I have always had great experiences here and I’m sure this visit won’t be any different.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013 at Carriageworks
Fashion Bloggers at 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
2013 Fashion Ambassadors at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013 Opening
Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Andrew Stoner and Lara Bingle at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Kym Ellery and Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Andrew Stoner and Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Starlounge

Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, sweater by Christopher Kane, trousers by Joseph, shoes by Prada

Photo credits: Queenie for Bryanboy.com, Dan Gosse, Getty Images

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10:16 am

Scarlet Hotel Singapore

02/04/2013, Current Affairs, Prada, Singapore

It’s no secret I’ve been to Singapore quite a number of times in the past. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. I usually tend to stay at larger hotels — Four Seasons, St. Regis and of course, the massive Marina Bay Sands. While you generally know what to expect with the big branded hotels, sometimes it’s nice to take a gamble and stay somewhere with a touch of charm. Afterall, I’m only in Singapore for a night and I wanted to do three things — buy a new computer, have chicken rice and chilli crabs.

Queenie and I booked a room at the Scarlet hotel. It’s located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown — literally next door to the Maxwell Road food center. I’ll tell you more about the reason why we wanted to go there, too.

Bryanboy at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy wearing camouflage pants at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore lobby
Red walls and seats at Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy in a Topman jacket at Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Queenie at Scarlet Hotel Singapore

Jacket from Topman, shirt by Penguin Paul (South Korea), pants by Xkin at Haji Lane (Singapore), shoes by Prada

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10:38 pm

Life On Set

01/04/2013, Current Affairs, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Los Angeles, Phillip Lim

Thought I’d share some shots during my final days in Los Angeles. I can’t believe taping Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model has gone by so quickly. I remember bolting for the airport after the Calvin Klein show on Valentine’s Day during New York Fashion Week… and now it’s April all of a sudden! The past month and a half disappeared in a flash!

I have to say, I’ve developed a strong sense of familiarity with the production team and crew that are a part of the show. I’m so happy to see most of them this time around. Even though I’ve worked with them for such a short amount of time, they’re all really starting to feel like family. I’m gonna miss all of them so much once we wrap taping.

Bryanboy wearing a Giorgio Armani jacket
Bryanboy wearing spring/summer 2013 3.1 Phillip Lim pants
Bryanboy standing inside a production truck
Bryanboy on set of America's Next Top Model

Jacket by Giorgio Armani Made-to-Measure, shirt by DSquared2, trousers by 3.1 Phillip Lim, patent leather brogues by Gucci (click HERE)

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12:05 pm

For Christ’s Sake

01/04/2013, Current Affairs, Dolce & Gabbana, Singapore, Sonia Rykiel, Theory

Greetings from Singapore! Sincerest apologies for the lack of recent updates. I’m currently in Asia to film America’s Next Top Model Cycle 20 and due to contractual commitments, I am unable to disclose our location hence my recent silence. Let me tell you one thing — it’s gonna be a very exciting season on ANTM!

My good ol’ Macbook Pro crashed yesterday. My all-around man Queenie and I flew to Singapore to buy a new notebook. I’m sure you are aware how horrifying it feels to be computer-free in this day and age of social media. It’s a good thing I backed everything up!

We managed to score a room with a balcony at a boutique hotel in Chinatown. As y’all know, I **LOVE** Singapore. It’s a shame we have to cut our trip short to go back to taping. I’ll keep you posted shortly on our adventures. Haji Lane! Maxwell Road Hawker Centre! Jumbo Seafood! I don’t even know where to begin. All I can say for now is that it’s GREAT to be back in Asia once again. I love you all!

Bryanboy wearing a Jesus sweater in Singapore
Bryanboy sitting on the balcony of Scarlet Hotel, Singapore
Bryanboy on the rooftop of Scarlet Hotel, Singapore
Bryanboy wearing black Sonia Rykiel shorts while visiting Singapore

Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, sleeveless shirt by Theory, sweater by Srutdha Singapore, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, watch by Cartier, bracelet by Vita Fede

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12:12 am

Project Runway Korea All-Stars

30/03/2013, Current Affairs, Giorgio Armani, Peter Som, Seoul, Television

As many of you guys know, I recently visited Seoul, South Korea as a guest judge for an episode of Project Runway Korea All-Stars. I had so much fun doing it. The challenge for the designer contestants was to create a head-to-toe look inspired by my sense of style. They went through my closet in my hotel room to be inspired. I guess over the years I’m kind of known of my crazy, eccentric looks. Little did they know I showed up on panel in one of my conservative looks — in H2T Giorgio Armani, Prada shoes and my favorite Peter Som coat. The looks the designers created were cute. Some were able to capture the essence of my personal style while some failed. It was interesting nonetheless to see what they created based on their limiter knowledge of me. Fun times all around!

Thank you so much Project Runway Korea for having me! I love love love working I’m television!

bryanboy in Giorgio Armani suit in Seoul
bryanboy at project runway Korea
bryanboy wearing a Peter som coat at project runway Korea
bryanboy judging at project runway Korea

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1:30 am

American Dream

24/03/2013, California, Current Affairs

Oh the American Dream. What I like most about living in the USA is that anyone and everyone has the right and the opportunity to be whoever they want to be. Unlike in a lot of countries, even people born in privilege have to put in some work because it’s frowned upon by most to rely on handouts. This is a nation built on the premise that hard work and merit can get you somewhere in this world. It’s all about pursuing your dreams and making it happen. I have big dreams, of course, but sometimes, I like to chill the fuck out on the front porch with a bottle of ice-cold beer.

Bryanboy sitting on the front porch
Bryanboy in Fullerton, California

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12:52 am

Birthday Boy

23/03/2013, California, Current Affairs, Dsquared2

Well, what do you know… another year has gone by in a flash. I used to dread the stress and pressure surrounding my birthdays. Do I throw a big extravanganza of a bash or keep it an intimate affair with a select group of those closest to me? Over the years, I’ve learned how to keep things simple and streamlined. So this year, Rumi, Julie, Queenie and I kicked off my pre-birthday night with drinks at Nobu Malibu followed by an intimate dinner at Moonshadows. Sometimes it’s the quietest birthdays that are the most meaningful. There’s really nothing quite like spending your birthday surrounded by the people closest to your heart.

Bryanboy at Moonshadows Malibu for his 31st birthday.
Bryanboy and Queenie at Moonshadows, Malibu
Queenie, Bryanboy and Rumi Neely at Moonshadows, Malibu

Tuxedo Jacket by DSquared2 (click HERE to buy)

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12:53 pm

Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau Pre-Order

15/03/2013, Accessories, Adrienne Landau, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fur

As you guys already know, I recently collaborated with Adrienne Landau. My unisex collection of colourful fur accessories feature standout items like camera straps, bow ties, hats, scarves and cowls. They are available in different types of fur such as mink, rex rabbit, raccoon and fox. The color palette ranges from deep shades of dewberry purple and shamrock green to sapphire blue, soft lilac, china rose and poppy yellow. I love the idea of using colour and fur as a personal punctuation mark!

I’m thrilled to announce that my pieces are now available for pre-order. Pre-ordering guarantees availability and on-time delivery of merchandise. The first batch of orders will be shipped on July 15, in synch with retailers who will carry my collection. My furs are also gonna be available at select retail outlets worlwide, including Barney’s. I’ll keep you posted once we have the final roster.

Click HERE to pre-order pieces from my collection with Adrienne Landau!

Bryanboy at the launch of the Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau collection
Bryanboy for Adrienne Landau launch at the Mondrian Hotel New York
Bryanboy with Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad
Adrienne Landau at the launch of Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau collection
Pink furs collection
Rabbit and mink fur bow ties
Blue furs
Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau rabbit fur camera straps
Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau double-ply rabbit fur scarf

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