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11:32 am

The $1,500 Transparent Rain Coat

05/07/2011, Burberry, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Menswear, Shopping

Remember the dramatic fall/winter 2011 finale of the Burberry Prorsum menswear fashion show? Here’s the video I took back in January.

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Those transparent Burberry Prorsum rain coats are now available at Luisa Via Roma. At approximately US$1,500 a pop, the price tag is not for the faint of heart.

Burberry Prorsum transparent rain coat

Well played Christopher, well played.

Click HERE for more information or to purchase.

3:59 am

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2011 Haute Couture

05/07/2011, Christian Dior, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture

Yesterday was the Christian Dior fall/winter 2011 haute couture show in Paris. How do you feel about Bill Gaytten’s collection for Dior?

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I personally thought it lacked the usual finesse and refinement of John Galliano’s previous collections for the House of Dior. There were too many ideas, too many concepts, but new beginnings for Dior nonetheless.

Bill, who worked for John for many, many years, was recently named as Creative Director of the John Galliano brand.

1:20 pm

Uncommon Creatures

29/05/2011, Accessories, Denmark, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style

I know spring showers are coming to an end to pave way for summer sun but it’s never too early to start planning looks for fall. I love Jens’ collection of hand-made hats for Uncommon Creatures, a cool label based in Denmark. They are inspired by villages such as Viseu de Sus, situated in the Maramures mountains in Romania. I’m all for headgear and these chic creatures will surely punctuate any autumn outfit.

Uncommon Creatures Copenhagen hat

Click click click for more photos.

10:17 am

Weavers by 3.1 Phillip Lim

13/05/2011, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Menswear, Phillip Lim

I am obsessed with this video featuring 3.1 Phillip Lim’s fall/winter 2011 menswear collection for Nowness.

I was watching it the other day and I couldn’t get it off my head. The music, the sheer simplicity and chicness of it all, and of course, the terrific location where it was shot.

2:38 pm

Shoes. Shoes. Let’s Get Some Shoes.

29/04/2011, Dolce & Gabbana, Fall Winter 2011, Shoes

Many of you have emailed me for more pictures of the sequined shoes I wore the other day. Again, they’re from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2011 collection.

Dolce & Gabbana sequined shoes from fall/winter 2011 collection
Sequined shoes from Dolce Gabbana fall/winter 2011 collection

Shiny, shimmering, splendid!

12:35 am

Black Velvet Tuxedo

29/04/2011, Current Affairs, Dolce & Gabbana, Fall Winter 2011

This velvet tuxedo, a runway look from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall/winter 2011 collection, was my first option. It’s soo beautiful! It looks great, yes, however, I thought it was a little too warm here in New York to be wearing a velvet tuxedo. Also, the jacket was a wee bit on a small side — I’m wearing a runway sample. It’s sad that I could no longer fit most sample sizes because of my recent weight gain. I need to start eating healthily (in smaller servings and of course, in moderation) and get on with a new exercise program.

Bryanboy wearing a black velvet tuxedo from Dolce & Gabbana fall winter 2011
Bryanboy wearing a black velvet tuxedo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Here’s the runway look, courtesy of Vogue.Fr.

A velvet tuxedo runway look from Dolce & Gabbana fall winter 2011 fashion show

I hope someday I’ll have a closet filled with tuxedos and blazers and jackets! It’s never too late to start collecting them.

3:02 pm

Winter Fabrication – Jil Sander Fall Winter 2011

12/04/2011, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Jil Sander

I’m going through some of the pictures I took at the Jil Sander fall/winter 2011 show in Milan and some of these images are too precious not to be shared. Many of the jacket and coats from his new collection are flattering for women of all ages and sizes. Terrific shapes and silhouettes aside, the fabrics that were used at the show made an indelible mark in my head. Let me ask you this — who needs the pomp and pretentiousness of embellishment when you have stunning fabric to begin with?

Back of a coat from Jil Sander Fall Winter 2011 2012 collection

Click click click to continue!

11:59 am

Backstage at Prada Fall Winter 2011

12/04/2011, Backstage, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Models, Prada

One of the most important things I’ve learned over time is that it’s better to be early rather than late. Yes, most shows DO start late but Prada is one of those shows where I’ll do anything AND everything to drop whatever it is I’m doing in order to be at the show venue an hour before the show time indicated on the invitation. Season after season, hundreds and hundreds of people queue and wait behind the massive gate at via Fogazzaro before they even open it.

Bryanboy and Xiao Wen Ju backstage at Prada fall winter 2011 fashion show

Allow me to share some snaps I took backstage after the jump. Click click click!

9:00 am

Heavy Weight Champion – Fall 2011 Balmain Dress

12/04/2011, Anja Rubik, Balmain, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style

There’s a reason why a Balmain dress is not for the faint of heart or wallet for that matter. I’m going through the photos I took at the fall winter 2011 Balmain show and this dress, worn by Anja Rubik, caught my eye. I can’t get over the amount of work involved! Just look at the sheer number of sequins, beads, crystals and embellishments.

Details of fall winter 2011 Balmain dress

Click continue to see the full look.

11:31 am

Photographing The Pope Wearing Prada At Prada

11/04/2011, Anna Wintour, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Prada

Self Service magazine’s photographer caught me photographing my beloved Anna Wintour at the fall/winter 2011 show. So gracious and kind, that woman. And the look on Tim Blanks’ face? Priceless.

Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Tim Blanks and Bryanboy at Prada front-row, fall winter 2011 fashion show.

Photo via self service.