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1:53 am

That Gucci Backpack

15/12/2014, Current Affairs, Gucci, Handbags, Sponsored Content, Valentino

Fashion news aside, Gucci’s been on my radar as of late. My newly-renewed obsession with Gucci started this summer when I visited their flagship store in Rome to buy a classic black bamboo tote bag. I also liked this season’s men’s collection when it hit the store floors. Imagine the delight when I received a huge package earlier this week — Santa made an early pit stop in my building to deliver gifts! One of them is this terrific, very well-made white leather Gucci backpack (click HERE) with the classic bamboo handle. Y’all know me, I love anything and everything white — it’s the color of purity! I took it out for a spin around my hood (over at South Street Seaport) and paired it with a white, cable-knit cashmere Gucci sweater I bought online recently. The world is circle indeed.

Why don’t you point your internet browsers to the Gucci website and browse their gift guide for several holiday gift ideas. Click HERE to visit the site. When you have the spare time, why not visit your nearest Gucci store? You’d be surprised with the amount of fabulous things they have. Gucci is THE fashion house to watch over the next few months.

Gucci white backpack with bamboo leather handle worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy holding a white Gucci backpack
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White Gucci backpack worn by Bryanboy
White cashmere cable-knit sweater from Gucci worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy wearing a Gucci leather backpack
Fashion blogger Bryanboy carrying a white leather Gucci backpack
White Gucci backpack worn by Bryaboy
Bryanboy in New York City wearing a white Gucci backpack

Sweater by Gucci
White bamboo backpack by Gucci
Belt by Ralph Lauren
Trousers by Calvin Klein Collection
Shoes by Valentino

Shot at South Street Seaport
Photos via Luke Meagher

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7:54 am

Lane Crawford & 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Exotic City

02/10/2014, Fall Winter 2014, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Lane Crawford, Phillip Lim

After the Valentino show, I went to the Palais Royal to preview 3.1 Phillip Lim’s collaboration with BLITZ Lane Crawford. It’s Phillip’s first collection of exotic skin (American crocodile) handbags.

The collection features three of Phillip’s popular handbag styles, the 3.1 Minute clutch, the Mini Ryder and the Wednesday, made from fine American crocodile skin. Each style is available in two colorways, jet black and jade green. They come in a very limited quantity of no more than 20 pieces per style.

Jet black 31 Minute Clutch by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford
Jade green 31 Minute Clutch by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford
Jet black Mini Ryder bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford
Jet black The Wednesday bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim for Lane Crawford

Visit Lanecrawford.com to view (or purchase) online. Lane Crawford ships worldwide. For those of you in Hong Kong, the bags are going to be available in-stores, at Lane Crawford IFC Mall and Lane Crawford Canton Road starting from October 6.

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1:03 pm

Jason Wu Laser-cut Leather Clutch

29/04/2014, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Jason Wu, Spring Summer 2014

You’ve been wearing a lot of white lately, you’re gonna love our gift,” my friend Gustavo squealed as he handed me my present when I celebrated my birthday dinner at the Monarch Room last month. He was right. This gorgeous ivory laser-cut leather “Daphne” clutch by Jason Wu is the most perfect thing ever. It’s slightly roomier than most clutches; it also functions as a chic day piece! I love a good bag that can fit way more than a credit card and a lip gloss tube.

Laser cut leather Jason Wu clutch bag in Bryanboy's apartment
White leather Jason Wu clutch bag
Jason Wu Daphne clutch bag

Click HERE to buy.

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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

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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

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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+!

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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