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5:49 am

Balmain & Vogue Celebrating ‘The Pierre’

13/12/2012, Balmain, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Karlie Kloss, Models, Vogue USA

125th Street in Harlem? Why not? Balmain and Vogue Magazine celebrated the launch of ‘The Pierre” handbag the other night at the amazing Red Rooster restaurant. Kicked off by meeting Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing who flew in from Paris just for the dinner, had a few cocktails before feasting on the best cornbread I’ve had in AGES. The lithe Russian Editor Anya Ziourova was one of my seatmates and we both LOVE the chicken. Ended the night with the gorgeous Kasia Struss dropping me off and stopping by at my apartment for a quick vodka nightcap before she went home. I must say it’s one of the best dinner parties I’ve been to in ages, hands down.

In other news, I really love this photo of Constance Jablonski, moi and Karlie Kloss. Even I can’t deal with the fabulosity of this image…

Constance Jablonski, Bryanboy and Karlie Kloss at the launch of 'The Pierre' handbag by Balmain at Red Rooster restaurant, New York City

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3:14 am

Carine Roitfeld’s Ball, Paris

08/10/2012, Carine Roitfeld, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editors, Karlie Kloss, Models, Paris

I know it doesn’t sound very me to say I haven’t gone to many parties the past month. When you’re staying far from the city center and have early morning appointments and shows to attend, you have no choice but to tuck yourself under the sheets as early as possible. But when Mama Carine invites you to her ultra chic black-tie ball to celebrate her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, you better put that mink bow tie on and go where the fashion flock goes. Where else could I dance with the legendary Mr Alaia, shake my booty on the dance floor with Mr Ackermann, have Mr Testino tell me “I looooooove your fur!” and freak out with Rachel Zoe at the courtyard because of a mystery man going nuts with the fire extinguisher? Only at Carine’s ball where fashion stars align, let their hair down and have lots of fun. Best party of the season. #NUFFSAID

German Larkin kissing Bryanboy at the Carine Roitfeld black-tie 'Le Bal' for MAC Cosmetics
Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld at the Carine Roitfeld black-tie 'Le Bal' for MAC Cosmetics

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3:28 pm

Berlin Photo Diary

21/01/2012, Berlin, Current Affairs, Hugo Boss, Karlie Kloss

As many of you guys know, I’m currently in Berlin. Sincerest apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve spent the past week in front of many cameras other than my own. I think my good ol’ Canon is starting to feel neglected. I must say I’ve had very little free time to wander around the city on my own let alone document new things I saw. One must note however that I’m here on a business trip (by way of Hugo Boss) rather than vacation. A gurl’s gotta do what a gurl’s gotta do. Also, the weather hasn’t been very cooperative. We only had one afternoon’s worth of sunshine, the rest has been dark, cold and rainy.

Oh I cannot resist sharing what happened this morning. At around 8:30AM, I left my hotel room to go downstairs at the lobby for my car pick up. As soon as I entered the elevator, this really tall, blonde lady said “Ahem” out loud. Being the petite Asian person that I am, I looked up and saw the gorgeous Karolina Kurkova! I almost peed my pants and felt quite embarrassed that I didn’t recognize her at first. It was so lovely seeing her again — in the elevator of our hotel of all places. The last time I saw her was in New York before fashion week last season when me and my bf had dinner with her (and her husband and son). I love Karolina. I must say she’s one of the sweetest and nicest people I’ve met in fashion.

Speaking of meeting people, I also had fun at the Hugo Boss dinner the other night. The Editor in Chief of In Style Germany Annette Weber, model Luca Gadjus (who looks so amazing) and Olivia Palermo were my tablemates. After the dinner, Georgia May Jagger, Sky Ferreira who is super cool (my agent was adamant that we unite), Pixie Geldof (I have nothing but pure admiration for her jagermeister-downing skills) and I went out and about Berlin clubs. Don’t ask me where we went because I’m bad with names. Post-clubbing, we went back to Hotel de Rome for a club sandwich and pasta. All I know is that I got back to my hotel at dawn. I feel like twenty one again. Fun times all around.

Danke schön!

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

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9:37 am

Karlie’s Gloss

03/10/2011, Fashion and Style, John Galliano, Karlie Kloss, Models, Spring Summer 2012

I arrived early at yesterday’s John Galliano show and managed to see the rehearsal before they let people in. Karlie Kloss opened the show. I love Karlie; that girl is a thoroughbred, through and through. She’s also one of the (genuinely) nicest models around.

Karlie Kloss at John Galliano Spring Summer 2012 rehearsal
Karlie Kloss at John Galliano SS2012 Fashion Show Rehearsal
Karlie Kloss at John Galliano Spring Summer 2012

10:23 am

Karlie’s Oscar

18/07/2011, Ad Campaigns, Fashion and Style, Karlie Kloss, Oscar de la Renta

Karlie Kloss is back in Oscar dela Renta’s fall/winter 2011 ad campaign as shot by Craig McDean.

Karlie Kloss for Oscar de la Renta ad campaign fall winter 2011
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I’ve always had a soft spot for Oscar de la Renta. He’s the king of uptown glamour. It’s a completely different aesthetic compared to mine but you gotta pay respect when respect is due. In this day and age of androgynous, genderless dressing where boys wear high heels and girls wear boy’s outfits, it’s nice to have another option from the other side where everything is glossy, magical, luxurious and very old-world aspirational.

7:26 pm

Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Backstage

25/10/2010, Backstage, Chanel, Fashion and Style, Karlie Kloss, Spring Summer 2011

Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Backstage

Two days before their spectacular show, the wonderful folks at Chanel emailed to ask if I was interested going backstage before the show. Here’s the catch: my call time was 7AM, as in seven o’clock in the morning.

Backstage sign at Chanel spring summer 2011 fashion show

Bryanboy backstage at Chanel spring/summer 2011 fashion show

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9:36 pm

Karlie Kloss for US Vogue May 2010 – Seasons of Our Discontent

21/04/2010, Dolce & Gabbana, Fashion and Style, Karlie Kloss, Vogue USA

Karlie Kloss for US Vogue May 2010 – Seasons of Our Discontent

Don't you just LOVE this shot of Karlie Kloss in a Dolce & Gabbana maillot? I thought it was a dead accurate portrayal of the current retail scene. Yes, it's definitely disturbing that we're buying wool coats in the middle of summer or shorts, bathing suits and anything chiffon in January.

Karlie Kloss for US Vogue May 2010 - Seasons of Our Discontent

Plum Sykes hit a home run on her article "Seasons of Our Discontent"
on the May 2010 issue of American Vogue. Go get your copy now.