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6:51 pm

That 3.1 Phillip Lim Shearling Coat

21/12/2014, Burberry, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Joseph, Louis Leeman, Phillip Lim, Stockholm

Over dinner last year, the designer Jason Wu, upon seeing his multi-strap lizard sandals on my feet, told me that the biggest compliment a designer could get is not getting a good show review from a critic or a celebrity wearing clothes pulled out by a stylist but actually seeing a client, a customer, buy and wear things a designer made. His PR people didn’t send me the sandals; I bought them full-price. Jason made perfect sense.

Speaking of buying, there are very, very few designers who I consistently shop from season after season. One of them is Phillip Lim. I simply adore what he does. A running joke amongst my friends is that 3.1 Phillip Lim should just go public in a few years because I buy so much of his clothes that I’m practically a majority stockholder. What isn’t there to love about Phillip Lim’s world? He makes really cool clothes that are easy to wear. His pieces are well made. Also, you’ll never feel like you got robbed at gunpoint after shopping at his store. His price points are justifiable. I haven’t seen a $2,000 neoprene or worse, cotton, sweatshirt from him, thank god.

I fell in love with this (click multi-color patchwork shearling coat) after seeing it at his fall/winter 2014 fashion show earlier in February. When Look 15 came down on the runway, I told myself, “that’s THE one!” It’s *my* coat of the season. I consider fur/shearling coats as a “major” purchase like how the average person consider “cars” as a major purchase. As such, I only allow myself to indulge to one major coat per season. I bought the coat in August when I got back after my summer holiday in Ibiza and have been praying for cold temperatures since. I mean, who, pray tell, is in their right frame of mind when they buy heavy winter coats when there’s a heat wave outside? I know, I know I’m one of those people who like to buy clothes early and have them gather dust in the back of the closet until the mercury drops.

I love my coat. LOVE. LOVE. I can’t even.

3.1 Phillip Lim Patchwork shearling coat
3.1 Phillip Lim shearling coat worn by fashion blogger Bryanboy
Fashion blogger Bryanboy wears a fall winter 2014 shearling coat by 3.1 Phillip Lim in Stockholm
Bryanboy at Nybroviken, Stockholm Sweden
Multi-color 3.1 Phillip Lim shearling coat worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm, Sweden

Patchwork shearling coat by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE)
Metallic shirt by Burberry Prorsum
Wool short-sleeve top by Jil Sander
Black denim trousers by Joseph
Shoes by Louis Leeman

Shot at Nybroviken, Stockholm
Photos via Mr. Sweden

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1:12 pm

Mi Casa Su Casa

18/08/2012, Current Affairs, Hats, Jil Sander, Phillip Lim

Sincerest apologies for the silence as of late. I’m having one heck of a wild summer. It’s been a month since I moved in and my very modest and miniscule apartment is finally seeing some signs of life. I have clutter on my hallway, cigarette ashes outside my bedroom window and dead hydrangeas in my garbage can. I have orchids, dead pheasants, scorpions and a taxidermied fox. I’m also starting to get visitors! My beloved Rumi, who’s visiting from LA, is my living room’s first tenant. There’s something amusing about turning the air-conditioning to full blast indoors and wrapping oneself in a mink blanket while it’s scorching hot and humid outside. I still have a long way to go to turn my humble home decent and camera-ready, so give me some time before I post pictures online. Just like yourself, I look forward to having a cute apartment in the next few months to come. I want to finally be able to say ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’.

Decorating and interior woes aside, it’s nice to finally explore NYC as a resident instead of being a visitor. Rumi and I took the water taxi (her first ride) and explored Brooklyn the other day.

Bryanboy on the New York water ferry taxi to North Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bryanboy at a Vietnamese restaurant in Brooklyn

Hat by Suzy O’Rourke (CLICK HERE), sunglasses by Celine, bracelet by Hermes, top by Jil Sander, drawstring leather shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (CLICK HERE)

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10:02 am

The Garden Gnome

26/06/2012, Corto Moltedo, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Los Angeles, Michael Kors

My limited-edition red Jil Sander beanie finally arrived after ordering it from the Jil Sander online store. I took it out for a spin while driving around West Hollywood with my boyfriend and Rumi. We were scouting for cute houses to rent… or to use as photo backdrops. Los Angeles is filled with these gorgeous, green bushy hedges. I love them!

Bryanboy wearing a red Jil Sander beanie hat
Los Angeles Garden Gnome
Bryanboy wearing Tod's loafers in Los Angeles

Hat by Jil Sandser, sweater by Opening Ceremony, jeans by J Brand, watch by Michael Kors, bracelets by Jewelmer and Hermes, bag by Corto Moltedo, shoes by Tod’s

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6:58 am

Jil Sander Menswear Spring Summer 2013

24/06/2012, Fashion and Style, Jil Sander, Menswear, Spring Summer 2013

Jil Sander is back! Watch Jil’s homecoming debut — her spring/summer 2013 menswear collection.

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5:01 pm

Miss Nevada 2012 Las Vegas Photo Diary

02/04/2012, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Las Vegas, Phillip Lim, Prada, Proenza Schouler

I thought I’d share some photos from my Las Vegas birthday vacation. I’ll let these images do the talking. For now at least. My brain is fried!! Hah. More images to follow! I love you all.

Bryanboy in Nevada
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada Sign

Click click click for 55+ photos after the jump!
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11:00 am

Just Waiting For The Chilly, Jil-ly Days To Be Over

18/03/2012, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Jil Sander, Spring Summer 2012

I bought this navy veiled beanie designed by Stephen Jones for Jil Sander at the Paris boutique during Paris fashion week and I’ve been wearing it almost every day. It’s one of my favourite purchases this season and I’ve gotten major mileage out of this (very) expensive hat. I regret not buying the white one. What’s annoying is that it took an amazing genius like Stephen to come up with the idea of combining something so terribly banal (beanie) with something so chic (netted veil). The result, is, phenomenal! I can’t believe no one ever thought of it before and could’ve sold it for a friendlier price.

Jil Sander beanie with a veil spring summer 2012 hat

Veiled beanie hat by Stephen Jones for Jil Sander (click HERE), Embroidered men’s t-shirt by Jil Sander (click HERE)

Jil Sander is available online at Mr. Porter, Net-a-Porter, Luisa Via Roma and Oki-ni.

Click click click for more photos!
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6:00 am

Jil Sander Fall Winter 2012 Full Show

18/03/2012, Fall Winter 2012, Fashion and Style, Jil Sander

Here’s the full-length video of the Jil Sander fall/winter 2012 fashion show with the original soundtrack. Bravo Raf, bravo. You’ll be missed!

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8:18 pm

After Martin Margiela Fall 2012

08/03/2012, Current Affairs, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Jil Sander

I love this photo that Wayne took of me after the Martin Margiela fall/winter 2012 fashion show last week.

Bryanboy wearing a Givenchy spring summer 2012 sweater after the Martin Margiela show

On me: Jil Sander beanie, Givenchy sweater, Giorgio Armani trousers, 3.1 Phillip Lim shoes, backpack from Marc by Marc Jacobs
Photo via Wayne Tippetts

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6:16 am

Mademoiselle et Madame

05/03/2012, Accessories, Anna Dello Russo, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Lanvin

Alber Elbaz celebrated his 10th anniversary at Lanvin a couple of days ago (how fast time flies!). My friend German took photos of Anna dello Russo and moi in our veiled headgear. I’m so glad I bought the veiled beanie at Jil Sander. I wanted to buy the white version but it’s going to be a bitch cleaning it because you can’t wash the beanie; I don’t think a dry cleaner would accept it either…

Bryanboy and Anna dello Russo at Lanvin fall/winter 2012
Anna dello Russo in Lanvin at Lanvin fall/winter 2012

On me: Jil Sander beanie, Prada shirt, Dolce & Gabbana coat, Giorgio Armani trousers
Photo via: German Larkin

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9:26 am

Slither, Hiss And Strike!

27/01/2012, Current Affairs, Jil Sander

I have a love-hate relationship with the sun. I love the sun because I tend to be happier and more alive in the heat and I also don’t have to worry about freezing my balls to death. But then again, I hate it because the sun is bad for one’s skin, I sweat like a whore in church AND my clothing options are extremely limited. I picked up this Jil Sander spring/summer 2012 python print t-shirt from Luisa Via Roma in Florence two and a half weeks ago and I’ve been wearing it like crazy. Butch queen first time in drags at a ball! Here’s some Friday humor for you. Cheeky!

Bryanboy in Jil Sander spring/summer 2012 python print t-shirt
Bryanboy in Jil Sander spring 2012

Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses, t-shirt by Jil Sander (click HERE to buy)

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