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8:47 am

Boucheron Place Vendôme

09/10/2011, Boucheron, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Jewelry

I have always been curious what it’s like to walk inside the haute joaillerie boutiques at Place Vendôme but I’ve never mustered up the confidence to do it. What comes to mind is that hysterical Rodeo Drive shopping scene of Julia Roberts at the movie Pretty Woman. When the kind folks of Boucheron invited me to visit the gorgeous Maison, I couldn’t say no. Why not punctuate a successful (and colorful) pret-a-porter season by playing with some precious bijoux — I simply had to go!

The very handsome and knowledgable Benjamin and the super lovely Menel gave me a tour of the House. They regaled me with tales and showed me many images — ad campaigns from decades past and sketches made for ultra special clients such as the Maharajas of India. I also tried timepieces and gorgeous animal rings from the Cabinet de Curiosités collection. You have to see them for yourself. The craftmanship and details are astonishing!

Inside the Boucheron boutique at Place Vendome, Paris
Bryanboy at Boucheron, Paris

I walked empty-handed, of course. However, that quick moment of fantasy and desire uplifted my dreary and drizzly Parisian afternoon. When the right time and moment comes along, set it in stone, I know where I’ll go to treat myself. I love Boucheron!

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1:46 pm

Michael Kors Fall 2011 Jewelry Collection

26/07/2011, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Jewelry, Michael Kors

Have you seen Michael Kors’ fall 2011 jewelry collection?

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I’m amazed at the friendly price points. Just finished going through the lookbook (special kudos to the folks at Michael Kors for sending me a link to a downloadable, PDF lookbook!) and my favourite pieces are the gold cuff bracelets (US$195) and the $95 gold tone bangles. They come in tortoise as well. Very chic!

1:51 pm

All You Need Is A Good Dagger

20/07/2011, Calvin Klein, Fashion and Style, Florence, Georgina Goodman, Jewelry, Luisa Via Roma

Four our third and final look, I fell in love with Stefano Alinari’s “Star of Time” necklace made out of gold, diamond, opal and lemon quartz so I made Ania wear this super chic black number from Calvin Klein Collection. I originally wanted to take photos of her outside the American Embassy in Florence (where a military truck was parked) but alas, the guards told us no photographs allowed. Disappointed, Ania asked me what else do I have in mind so I said well, let’s find somewhere old world to highlight the modernity of Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein’s dress, somewhere very European, somewhere indoors with lots of natural light. I wanted to smack my head after saying that… a bit stupid of me, innit, because we’re in Florence and everywhere we we go is European and old! Ania then told me her house is just across the road from where we stood (as in right in front of the American Embassy) so she graciously invited me in. Lo and behold her house is one of the most beautiful homes I’ve been to in my entire life!

Calvin Klein Collection dress from fall winter 2011

Dress by Calvin Klein Collection, necklace by Stefano Alinari, shoes from Georgina Goodman..

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11:01 am

Mama Don’t Preach!

20/07/2011, Altuzarra, Delfina Delettrez, Fashion and Style, Florence, Jewelry, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Raoul

For our second look, I made Ania wear this stunning satin dress from Lanvin and a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. I wanted to “break” the outfit by putting her in this Altuzarra nylon parka. The result? Quite badass if you ask me. As a back-up option, I also used this terrific navy cape from Singaporean brand Raoul who is currently invading the online retail scene as of late. Everyone from Luisa via Roma to Net-a-Porter to yes, Shopbop… they’re all carrying Raoul.

Delfina Delettrez earrings

Lanvin satin dress, Joseph Altuzarra nylon parka, Raoul wool cape, Jimmy Choo shoes, Delfina Delettrez earrings

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4:10 pm

The $10 Wire Necklace

28/06/2011, Accessories, Jewelry, Shopping

I’m all for cheap thrills, no secret about that. Imagine the delight when I saw this super chic wire necklace.

Gold wire necklace from New Delhi, India

I got from the Dilli Haat market in New Delhi a few days ago for around ten US dollars. Awesome eh? Wear it underneath a shirt collar and voila! A touch of metallica doesn’t hurt anyone. Also looks terrific with white shirts as long as you don’t get it wet.

11:04 am

How To Try Jewelry, Privately

09/06/2011, Jewelry

I died when I saw this application from my beloved Boucheron.

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8:34 am

Bad Love. Cool, Sexy Bitch.

03/04/2011, Accessories, Jewelry, Singapore

Look at what I found while shopping earlier at Haji Lane here in Singapore.

Bryanboy's rings from Haji lane in singapore
bad, bitch, love, cool, sexy rings.

Wear one on each finger and voila, it’s all about cool, sexy badass bitches in love.

6:15 pm

Fallon Speed of Light Ring

23/11/2010, H&M, Jewelry, Lanvin, Shopping

Fallon Speed of Light Ring

I got myself a gorgeous little treat from Fallon jewelry sometime last week in the form of this spikes n' crystal stunner. It's a piece from their Resort 2011 collection.

Fallon jewelry ring

Fallon jewelry ring

NYC-based Dana Lorenz (of Fenton/Fallon) makes some of the chicest and edgiest jewelry out there. Her collaboration with J.Crew earlier this year brought her to my radar and I've been tracking her baubles since then.

Fallon jewelry is available at Shopbop.

4:47 pm

Crazy Cocktail Rings [video]

10/08/2010, Fashion and Style, Jewelry, Shopping, Taipei

Crazy Cocktail Rings

Check out this video I took of some really cray cray cocktail rings I saw at a shop in Taipei. I’ve lost a few days’ worth of sleep over them.

The rings are soo beautiful but they’re so expensive. We’re talking about US$400 and up, as much as US$1500+ each! These are not your ordinary fancy jewelry. Some were made using semi-precious stones and the craftsmanship is incredible.

A friend and I found it funny that we were complaining how expensive they were… because the shop is just an ordinary stall. I can’t even imagine how much these would go for if they were sold at a store in North America or in Europe.

I dunno. There were a few pieces that I really, really want but I had to walk away empty-handed because I have other priorities can’t afford them whereas my friends who can afford didn’t buy them because really, the prices were too much for what they were.

Ah well.

6:35 am

Mrs. Repossi

16/06/2010, Fashion and Style, Florence, Jewelry

Mrs. Repossi

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs.Repossi in our hotel while on the queue to ask our concierge for a cab. She came up to me and introduced herself. She liked what I wore a few
days ago, specifically my printed harem trousers. She's a lovely woman.

Mrs. Repossi

They own Repossi, fine jewelers from Monaco. Her daughter, the super chic Gaia Repossi (photo of her as a child above — see the Anya Hindmarch bag), frequently appears on street-style blogs. Gaia also collaborated with Alexander Wang for jewelry that was used on his show.