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4:10 am

Christopher Kane Cobweb Sweatshirt

06/01/2014, Christopher Kane, Florence, Jason Wu, Resort 2014

Behold yet another major sweatshirt (Resort 2014) from one of my favourite British designers, Christopher Kane. Picked up this piece from Luisa Via Roma yesterday. There’s something romantic yet perverted about it. Obsessed with the lace-style, sheer, embroidered cobweb white floral on the front. Perfect for a little bit of nip exposure from time to time…

Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt worn by Bryanboy at Villa Cora, Florence
Black and white Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt
Black Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt worn by Bryanboy in Florence

Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt (click HERE)
Nicholas drop-crotch leather shorts (click HERE)
Jason Wu snakeskin sandals (click HERE)
Cartier bracelet
Rolex watch

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 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.

8:35 pm

Celebrating Jason Wu at Beatrice Inn

03/02/2013, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Fashion Designers, Glamour USA, Jason Wu, Models

Cindi Leive, Glamour magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, hosted a very intimate dinner at the Beatrice Inn to celebrate my beloved Jason Wu. As you already know, the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama (aka FLOTUS), wore Jason’s dress once again at President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ball.

I don’t know about you but I always, always get teary-eyed whenever I hear other people toast other people for their achievements. Cindi gave a heart-warming speech about Jason. She also wore the floral dress version of the top I’ve been eying online.

It was a good crowd. The ultra gorgeous and iconic Stephanie Seymour, the star of Jason Wu’s new ad campaign sat across me, Vogue’s Valerie Boster was the perfect seatmate, Chanel Iman showed me photos of her new car (I died) in California and encouraged me to finally get my driver’s license, my gurl Hilary Rhoda who I haven’t seen since we filmed the Rebecca Minkoff Christmas video was there and of course, I love Martha Hunt! She’s a knockout stunner.

Cindi Leive and Jason Wu at Beatrice Inn
Bryanboy clapping for Jason Wu at Beatrice Inn

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3:24 am

Avenue Montaigne, Paris

11/10/2012, COS, Current Affairs, Jason Wu, Marni, Michael Kors, Paris

Avenue Montaigne, I love you so much. I could spend the entire afternoon mincing around the area. It’s all about Marni and Montaigne Market, followed by a late lunch at L’Avenue and a quick run-through of all the new things at Celine and finally, go off the beaten path by visiting Balenciaga and Givenchy. Don’t you just wish life was this easy? Oh to dream… I suppose Avenue Montaigne is best at small doses. That’s what luxury is all about. Just a teeny, tiny, scoopful. It loses its value if you serve too much…

Bryanboy outside Chanel, Avenue Montaigne Paris
Chanel boutique, Avenue Montaigne, Paris
Bryanboy ouside Christian Dior, Avenue Montaigne Paris

Baseball cap by New Era, sunglasses by Celine, coat by COS, zip cardigan by Michael Kors, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, bag by Jason Wu, shoes by Marni

10:30 am

Jason Wu Spring 2013 Final Walkthrough

09/09/2012, Fashion and Style, Jason Wu, Spring Summer 2013

Here’s the view from my seat at Jason Wu’s spring/summer 2013 fashion show.

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11:59 pm

Le Look Total

07/09/2012, Current Affairs, Jason Wu, Marni

I don’t usually do head-to-toe looks (no, seriously) but I guess it’s alright when you have very little time to decide what to wear and you’re on a mad dash. I wore a few things from Marni’s cute pre-fall collection and took these pics en route to the Rag & Bone spring/summer 2013 show.

Bryanboy wearing Marni pre-fall 2012
Bryanboy wearing Marni pre-fall 2012 and Jason Wu bag

Sunglasses by Celine, top, trousers and shoes from Marni, bag from Jason Wu

7:51 am

Helmut Lang, Suno, Jason Wu Fall 2012 Final Walkthrough

13/02/2012, Fashion and Style, Jason Wu

Helmut Lang

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Suno

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Jason Wu

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2:19 pm

Colorplay

16/09/2011, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Jason Wu, Vogue USA

My beloved Jason Wu python bag made it on the home page of American Vogue’s website, Vogue.com (or http://www.americanvogue.com for those of you outside the USA). Wore it with a cashmere cardigan from Uniqlo, some beaded bracelets I picked up from a recent trip to South Africa earlier this month (Thakoon took a pic of them when I visited his studio later that day) and the printed shorts were custom-made in India (I bought the fabric from a local market). Yay!

Bryanboy's Jason Wu bag featured at Vogue.com

7:02 pm

A Little Peep Changes Everything

07/09/2011, Fashion and Style, Jason Wu, Peter Som, Prabal Gurung

I’ve been running around Manhattan like a rat. I slept early last night with hopes I’d catch up on much-needed sleep but eventually waking up at 4AM to the sound of rain banging on my window.

New York Fashion Week officially starts tomorrow. I had the privilege of visiting some of my favorite designers who gave me a preview and an intimate, personal run-through of their collection just days prior to their shows. Everyone is cool, calm and collected. No screaming matches, no panic, no drama. There’s a sense of confidence from all three men (Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu and Peter Som). They should be confident. I saw many beautiful garments up close. I got to touch the fabrics, play with the clothes and see the workmanship behind pieces, which, to be honest, deserve more than a mere forty-five second walk on the runway or an image on the internet. It’s moments like this that make me realize, damn, I really love my job.

Prabal Gurung at his studio, spring/summer 2012
Peter Som at his studio, spring/summer 2012

My dearest readers, I’ll share the photos after their shows.

Thank you Prabal, thank you Jason and thank you Peter. I can’t wait to see your collections on the runway.