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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

12:01 pm

Simplicity

15/09/2013, Accessories, Cartier, Handbags, Jason Wu, Saint Laurent Paris, Smythson of Bond Street

I don’t know what it is but lately, I’m obsessed with simplicity. I love the idea of keeping everything to the bare minimum. Why carry a bulky bag when a small, clutch will do? Why bring a heavy wallet when there’s the lizard case option? Why wear a bangle when you can sport a chic, thin, gold bracelet? Why carry a packet of cigarettes and a lighter when you can get your nicotine fix via NJOY e-cigarettes? There’s something about well-chosen little things that pack a lot of punch.

Bryanboy's Essentials featuring Jason Wu Daphne bag in ivory

Jason Wu Daphne bag, “For The Love Of Fashion” book by Smythson of Bond Street, ivory leather iPhone 5 case by Adopted, watch and bracelet by Cartier, wallet by Vianel, sunglasses by Saint Laurent, NJOY e-cigarettes, altoids, Kiehl’s lip balm, mirror, bracelets by Ryan Porter

10:10 am

You CAN Hang Out With Us!

09/08/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Rebecca Minkoff

Google+ and Neiman Marcus are hosting a live, Google+ Hangout session next week and you’re invited! I, along with my friends Rebecca Minkoff (who recently named one of her blockbuster bags after my beloved grandmother) and my lovely Tina Craig of Snob Essentials will take part in the video chat and you’re all invited. Mark it on your calendars my dearest readers!

Rebecca Minkoff, Bryanboy, Ken Downing, Tina Craig on Google+ Hangout

Click HERE to add me on Google+!

10:10 pm

The Daphne

14/05/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Jason Wu, Shopping

Two seasons ago, my friend Jason Wu gifted me with my very own Daphne Bag in a rich, cherry red color. It’s become one of my favorite and most practical bags. I really love how you can turn this shoulder bag into a really elegant clutch by just tucking in the straps. It’s very roomy and the leather is oh so buttery soft and smooth. Despite its compact size, it fits all my essentials. How chic is this version, in pastel mint?

Jason Wu Daphne bag
Mint leather Jason Wu Daphne shoulder bag

Available at Net-a-Porter. Click HERE to buy or for more information.

9:52 am

The Pierre

27/12/2012, Accessories, Balmain, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Handbags

Meet the ‘Pierre’. It’s the new, limited-edition bag soon-to-be-released by Balmain in collaboration with the chic jewelry designer Aurelie Bidermann. Everything about this bag is pure perfection. I love the size (the bag can fit my day-to-day essentials plus my camera), the luxurious materials (love the suede and the ultra soft leather interiors) and of course, the faux ivory tooth detail. Easy, effortless and oh so cool…

Bryanboy carrying the Balmain Pierre bag
Balmain Pierre bag in gray suede
Balmain Pierre bag ivory tooth detail
Balmain Pierre bag interior pocket

7:00 pm

Spring 2013 Valentino Bags

10/10/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Spring Summer 2013, Valentino

While my super gorgeous seatmate Jessica Stam was busy fanning herself (I don’t blame her — it was soo hot at the Tuileries) while watching the spring/summer 2013 fashion show, I couldn’t stop ooh-ing and ahh-ing at these MAJOR Valentino bags.

Valentino bag from spring/summer 2013 runway show
Transparent Valentino clutch bag from spring/summer 2013 fashion show
Clear Valentino evening clutch from spring summer 2013 collection

Oh and this amazing pyramid-studded, clear trench coat showed up. I DIED!

Transparent Valentino trench coat from spring summer 2013 fashion show
Spring summer 2013 Valentino trench coat

The timing could not be anymore perfect because I wore a transparent Sonia Rykiel coat at Chanel earlier that morning.

Bryanboy in a transparent Sonia Rykiel rain coat

9:27 am

Del Rey: The Making Of A New Mulberry Icon

29/08/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Mulberry

Ever wonder what goes into making a handbag? Mulberry just released this video that details the birth of their new Del Rey (yes — inspired by Lana) bag.

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Click HERE to shop Mulberry.

2:13 pm

Très Souhaitable

18/08/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Givenchy, Handbags

How can one not fall in love with this gorgeous Givenchy Antigona bag? The emerald green colour is so rich, rich, rich, luxe, luxe, luxe! I think I found my bag of the season. Now if only I could get my sweaty hands on it asap, I’d be a very happy camper.

Emerald green faux crocodile embossed Givenchy Antigona bag

Givenchy Antigona bag from FarFetch (click HERE)

9:27 am

Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag

29/03/2012, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Proenza Schouler

It’s not easy trying to resist something extremely good. I’m one of the last people to carry a Proenza Schouler bag. Everyone has the PS1 in every imaginable color and material. I don’t blame them; the PS1 is a classic. But after seeing this sporty tri-color Proenza Schouler PS11 baby, with its fabric straps (you can detach them and voila, you have an oversized clutch), pastel blue flap and gorgeous details, I have no choice but to slate it as numero uno on my ‘must-have’ list. It’s been my every day bag for quite awhile now. Whether I’m wearing Prada florals or Acne camoflorage or monochromatic Alexander Wang, I’m honestly surprised how it matches whatever I’m wearing on rotation.

Bryanboy carrying a Proenza Schouler PS11 bag
Blue Proenza Schouler PS11 bag

Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag from RUNin2

11:00 pm

Crawl Back To Where You Came From

18/03/2012, Accessories, Corto Moltedo, Fashion and Style, Handbags

The clutch obsession continues. Corto Moltedo made this gorgeous clutch bag festooned with metal spiderwebs and a bejeweled spider.

Corto Moltedo bejeweled spider clutch bag
Spider clutch bag by Corto Moltedo

Clutch bag from Corto Moltedo, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors