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3:55 am

Backstage at Fendi Spring 2008

28/09/2007, Fashion

Backstage at Fendi Spring/Summer 2008

Caption this.

Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Fendi Spring 2008 Backstage
Photo via: Susie Rushton/The Independent

Funny how everyone on the news/blogs/internet/etc reported a few weeks ago that Anna will skip Milan eh?

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9:56 pm

Rihanna is a drag queen!

27/09/2007, Fashion

Rihanna is a drag queen!

Is that really Rihanna with the Canuck gay twins at Dsquared?? Disturbing!!!

Dsquared

The Italians loves Rihanna alright. First at D&G and now Dsquared! I love Rihanna but man she looks larger than life, no?

By large I mean tall!

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8:20 pm

Team Rachel Clark!

27/09/2007, Fashion

Team Rachel Clark!

Say all you want Mauricio but I think she’s doing great this season. She’s the next great American model.  I’m good when it comes to these things. 35 shows in New York and London (yep, people at TFS counted them!!!) plus a couple more in Milan (and hopefully A HECK OF A LOT more in Paris). We’re soo proud of you Rachel!

Rachel Clark
Photo: Style.com

Mauricio: ugh. I bought a new dietary fiber
Me: you and your lax. i don’t wanna hear it. gross.
Mauricio: and it made me shit water works
Me: GO AWAY!!!!!!!
Mauricio: you know who i like?
Me: who?
Mauricio: lily donaldson
Me: um ok. well i like rachel clark
Mauricio: i didn’t see her in milan
Me: what do you mean? she’s at d&g, she rocked missoni and she opened/closed costume national and she also opened ferragamo.
Mauricio: yeah yeah
Me: anyway, do you think rachel will be in chanel or dior
Mauricio: they only do the big girls for those shows
Me: really?
Mauricio: yeah. rachel needs to buy a maserati italian pimpmobile like snejana
Me: well rachel did dior resort 2008
Mauricio: resort is whatever yawn yawn
Mauricio: my grandma can do resort
Me: whatevs, i hope she’s in for dior rtw. i’m gonna fedex a letter to john galliano.
Me: OMG i love cavalli!!! did you see???
Mauricio: ugh let’s stop talking about fashion please. you’re overloading me. it’s too much, i hate fashion month. i’d rather talk about it after it’s all done
Me: but it’s THAT time of the year!
Mauricio: bryan, we have six months to talk about it. don’t wear me out
Me: um no cause we have haute couture in january
Mauricio: ok three months. stop it
Me: well dont we have menswear in december?
Mauricio: stop it or we’re going to talk about cars, beer or football
Me: we already talked about cars yesterday
Me: if we don’t talk about milan we’re gonna talk about carolina herrera and you hate carolina herrera
Mauricio: well i love the new jeep liberty
Me: well i love phillip lim
Mauricio: my ass lips are chapped
Me: OMG NEXT WADDLE LOOKS GOOD! Look at what I found at some blog…
Mauricio: oh no she did not.

tyra

PS. OMG. WHO is the backstage photog who came up to Rachel in Milan? Fess up! Is it the one with chest hair?? JK Hahaha! I won’t stop lobbying for Rachel until she lands a cover somewhere. Or a Dior campaign.

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12:48 am

Invisible Black Designers

27/09/2007, Fashion

Invisible Black Designers

You know, I just had this weird thing that popped in my head. Critics say the fashion industry is one of the racist industries out there, ie. the odd token ethnic person on runway shows etc, the lack of ethnic models on the covers of magazines, etc etc etc. Well, screw the models for now. One thing I noticed is the lack of prominent black designers. I mean, I know good ol’ Anna Wintour loves them gaysians as they invade New York these days, names like Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Doo. Ri and Peter Som. Anna Sui and Vera Wang on
the other hand are iconic institutions. I know Ozwald Boateng is the hotness, Tracey Reese is cool and Rachel Roy is fast becoming a favourite amongst the New York social set. As for Kimmora… well, bitch ain’t black, she’s a transexual giant.

Now. Is it just me or is there a distinct lack of black
designers in the NYC/London/Milan/Paris fashion arena? I’m sure there
are black designers out there, other than Xuly Bet, no? If that’s the case, where?

Ozwald Boateng
Photo credit: King Magazine Sweden

Just curious, that’s all. Please don’t shoot me. I was a black person in my previous life you know. I believe in reincarnation so in my next life, I’m gonna be a gorgeous, thin Somalian princess named Tamika Woogoolahulu.

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10:47 pm

Olga Sherer is the new hotness!

26/09/2007, Fashion

Olga Sherer is the new hotness!

Olga Sherer has finally come full circle after the Lanvin fall/winter ad campaign! She’s one of the hottest sensations on the catwalk this season, pounding the runways from New York to Milan. She’s my new favourite!!!! AMAZING face, elegant body. This girl is FLAWLESS!

Olga Sherer at Doo.ri and Alessandro Dell’Acqua

Olga Sherer
Olga Sherer
Photo credits: Sonny Vandevelde/Firstview

Click click click for more Olga Sherer photos from Spring/Summer 2008.

CONTINUE READING

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7:08 pm

Luella Bartley’s Handbag Thievery

26/09/2007, Fashion

Luella Bartley’s Handbag Thievery

You know this whole handbag madness has gone insane when you hear news like this from style.com:

Luella Bartley

For Luella Bartley, the past few days have been the best of times and
the worst of times. Opening her store with an A-list party and being
welcomed back to London fashion week with open arms—those were the good
bits. But early this morning, when a pack of moped-riding thieves
wielded sledgehammers crashed through the new store’s front door and
cleared the shelves—the haul included more than $20,000 worth of
handbags
—a black cloud was cast on the designer’s post-presentation
glee.

Boy am I glad to have gotten rid of this whole handbag addiction. It was/is ridiculous! I’m sure y’all remember for an entire year (2006), all I thought about were bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags, bags fuckin bags. It’s funny how before the whole handbag mania started, all I had was my Dior logo-a-gogo bag (which, I’m sure, is gathering dust somewhere), ok I’m lying, but you know what I mean… next thing you know, my name became synonymous to bags, I had everything from Chanel, Goyard, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Nancy Gonzales, you name it, I probably had it. Until I got sick of it. Sooo sooo sick of it because there really is more to the world than friggin bags!

It also doesn’t help that every peasant that you see on the street now has a designer bag. I’m not joking. Mich and I went to Serendra ages ago… we saw this table at a cafe and ALL of the women there had 2.55 Chanel bags in every conceivable colour. I also remember calling one of my friends a few months back when I went to the supermarket and I saw at least 8 people… 8 people… 8 fucking people with Chanel bags. At the supermarket! That’s 7 human beings too many. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE TOWN IN THE THIRD WORLD WHERE COACH AND DOONEY & BURKE ONCE RULED? Come to think of it, there used to be a time when you can count the very few people who wore Chanel (ie. ME) using one hand. Now the whole world is drowning in designer bags. Even faggots have designer bags. Even third world celebrities have Fendi — and I bet you my fat ass they had no idea who Fendi is!

Think about it: what is the point of buying into luxury when everyone (even my ex-maid Eunice owns a Vuitton) has it?

I have a closet-full of bags gathering dust — would that get me anywhere in the future? Probably not. I don’t know about you but foreign currency investments and online trading is the new hotness! Frankly-speaking, I would rather see my pennies turn into nickles and dimes one day. 

And then I’ll buy that croc birkin tacky express Louis Vuitton Tribute Bag.

Just kidding. As much as I love Carrie, I *really* don’t want to be 40 years old and forever be known as the woman who lived in her shoes. All the signs were there — I’m just glad I snapped out of it before it was too late.

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4:21 pm

Guess the gender.

26/09/2007, Fashion

Guess the gender.

Meet the model who wore those small shoes I mentioned the other day at Raf Simons for Jil Sander.

Raf Simons

Am I getting old? Is it just me or s/he really does look like a man boy?

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3:31 pm

Dear Tomaso Galli of Prada

26/09/2007, Fashion

Dear Tomaso Galli of Prada,

[Note: I know the people at Prada read my blog but if you personally know Tomaso Galli, please be sure to pass this entry.]

First things first, I forgive you for all that naughty shill-bidding action that you did at the Prada Prototypes Auction. I know I got you busted for bidding on the auction but that’s the past. Let bygones be bygones. Can we be friends? Please? Please pretty please? I fell in love the moment I saw these boots/sandals/whatever the hell you call them and I have one thing to say: I have to have it. It’s the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen in the longest time.

Prada boots

I’m a size 40 — women’s — and I know Prada runs very small. Chances are there’s a size 41 lying around somewhere in viva Italia. Will you please, please, PLEASE for the life of god help me get hold of these boots BEFORE someone else does. If you throw it in for free in an employee discount (which, I’m sure you are very much entitled to since you are Prada’s Communications Director), I’ll forever be your friend. For life. Promise!

I love you Tomaso! You’re a doll. I want those boots. NOW!

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4:13 am

Prada Spring/Summer 2008 Shoes: First Look

26/09/2007, Fashion

Prada Spring/Summer 2008 Shoes: First Look

I’ll save the comments about the clothes at a later time. I think I saw a little bit of chinoiserie cheong-sam cho cho san here and there. Anyway… I *LOVE* the new Prada shoes!

prada shoes
Photos via: AFP/Getty

GORGEOUS! Man, I feel like a woman.

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1:46 am

No-l-ita, No Anorexia

26/09/2007, Fashion

No-l-ita, No Anorexia

if you’re gonna go for thinspiration you might as well go for the kill, right? Italian brand Nolita unleashed their latest ad campaign in Milan featuring Isabelle Carro, a 27-year old anorexic who weighs 70 pounds. Yes my minions, she’s all over the place — buses, billboards, everywhere!

nolita

nolita

"NO ANOREXIA". The new Nolita campaign realised by Oliviero Toscani for the fashion brand of Flash & Partners Group from Tombolo leaves no room for doubt.

The subject chosen to convey this message, in particular for young women who follow fashion, is that of a young girl who has fallen victim to the sickness which, along with bulimia, affects as many as two million people in Italy alone. Toscani has literally laid his subject bare, to show the reality of this sickness to all through this naked body, a sickness that in most cases is caused by the stereotypes imposed on women by the fashion world.

Visit www.nolita.it.

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