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6:28 am

2013 Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

03/10/2013, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Emporio Armani, Los Angeles, Teen Vogue

Eight days in Milan, three days in Paris, thirty six hours in Los Angeles and back to Paris. I took a quick detour to Los Angeles in the middle of the Paris collections to attend this year’s Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event as a guest of Emporio Armani. It’s the annual affair celebrating Teen Vogue’s October “Young Hollywood” issue, not to mention the ultimate event to interact with Hollywood’s rising young stars. I have two words: COLTON HAYNES! Obsessed!

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On me: Shirt, sweater, jacket and trousers all by Emporio Armani.

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9:51 am

Mean Girl

26/06/2013, Brandy Melville, Current Affairs, Los Angeles

While the Milan menswear shows are going on, I flew back to Los Angeles for some non-fashiony tasks. I had to do some audio for a project I’m working on and then there’s Lindsey and Tyler’s wedding in Huntington Beach. After the wedding, Queenie drove me to Newport Beach for some fun in the sand. I’m so glad I raided Rumi’s closet beforehad though because I had nothing appropriate to wear. I flew in straight from Florence and all my clothes were dirty as fuck not to mention inappropriate. I found this strong tank top with the oh-so-famous Mean Girls You Can’t Sit With Us quote by Brandy Melville from her arsenal and boy oh boy…

Bryanboy in Newport Beach, California
Bryanboy wearing a You Can't Sit With Us tank top by Brandy Melville in Newport Beach
You Can't Sit With Us Tshirt by Brandy Melville
Bryanboy wearing an Emporio Armani jacket and You Can't Sit With Us Top by Brandy Melville

You Can’t Sit With Us” tank top by Brandy Melville, shorts by MTWTFSS Weekday Collection, bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, jacket by Emporio Armani, sandals by Studio Pollini  (click HERE)

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10:38 pm

Life On Set

01/04/2013, Current Affairs, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Los Angeles, Phillip Lim

Thought I’d share some shots during my final days in Los Angeles. I can’t believe taping Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model has gone by so quickly. I remember bolting for the airport after the Calvin Klein show on Valentine’s Day during New York Fashion Week… and now it’s April all of a sudden! The past month and a half disappeared in a flash!

I have to say, I’ve developed a strong sense of familiarity with the production team and crew that are a part of the show. I’m so happy to see most of them this time around. Even though I’ve worked with them for such a short amount of time, they’re all really starting to feel like family. I’m gonna miss all of them so much once we wrap taping.

Bryanboy wearing a Giorgio Armani jacket
Bryanboy wearing spring/summer 2013 3.1 Phillip Lim pants
Bryanboy standing inside a production truck
Bryanboy on set of America's Next Top Model

Jacket by Giorgio Armani Made-to-Measure, shirt by DSquared2, trousers by 3.1 Phillip Lim, patent leather brogues by Gucci (click HERE)

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5:44 pm

Tennis Match

12/03/2013, Current Affairs, Los Angeles, Phillip Lim, Sports

I hit the courts with Queenie and Rumi the other day. It was my first time playing tennis. I have to say that I did pretty well, considering I wore 3 inch Marc by Marc Jacobs wedge sneakers on the court. Mama Anna Wintour is probably beaming with pride and delight right now…

Unless you count swimming in hotel pools or online shopping marathons, I’m not big on sports. I really should be more active at my age. Handling racquets and chasing balls is my idea of a perfect Sunday activity. Why not?

Bryanboy in West Hollywood playing tennis wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim I Love Nueva York tank top

Shirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE to buy), shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes by Marc by Marc Jacobs, watch by Cartier

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1:15 pm

Tie Before You Dye

28/02/2013, Acne, California, Current Affairs, Los Angeles, Proenza Schouler

Try before you buy or tie before you dye? After taping, Queenie and I took a quick detour to Santa Monica beach yesterday afternoon. Watching the sun go down while sitting on the sand, I realized that some of the most beautiful things in life can be found right under your nose. You just have to stop long enough to notice them. Oh, and I finally get the whole laid-back California lifestyle. Compared to New York City, everything really moves at a glacial pace and I think I’m starting to get used to it. Only a jaded fool wouldn’t drop whatever it is that they’re doing to admire such a breathtaking view of the sunset.

Bryanboy running at Santa Monica beach
Bryanboy running along Santa Monica beach

Proenza Schouler tie-dye top (click HERE), MTWTFSS Weekday Collection leather shorts, jacket by Acne, sunglasses from Kitson Los Angeles

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3:35 pm

Friendship Tokens

25/02/2013, Cartier, Current Affairs, Jewelry, Los Angeles

Like the old Nike saying goes, Just do it! Rumi and I popped by Cartier in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon to look at some jewels. We walked out empty-handed after thirty minutes of browsing and continued our journey, hopping from one store to the next on Rodeo Drive all the way down to Barney’s. I’m not gonna lie, thinking about the obscene amount of money we spend on clothes, shoes and accessories on a regular basis (as an important part of our job), only to end up in the back of our closets, made me sick to my stomach. Do we really need another pair of shoes? Do we really need another bag? Do we really need that gorgeous Celine white leather biker jacket? The honest answer — no, not really. The REAL honest answer, ok, let’s not kid ourselves, YES! The point I’m trying to make here is, I do feel somewhat guilty spending so much money on clothes that ultimately loose their value after a season or two. After four hours of wandering around stores (and leaving with Proenza Schouler and Balenciaga tops… don’t judge!!!), we found ourselves back at Cartier and ended up walking out with something of REAL value that would, hopefully, withstand the test of time. Don’t worry, it’s nothing ultra extravagant; just an every day piece that we’ll have to wear for years and years to bring down the cost-per-wear ratio down… all the way to the ground. LOL!!!

Rumi Neely and Bryanboy outside Cartier, Beverly Hills
Cartier Packaging

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2:07 am

White Stripes on the Side

27/06/2012, Current Affairs, Los Angeles, Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim is like an evil retail vortex. It’s one of the very few stores out there that I couldn’t leave empty-handed. I ended up buying a number of tops a week and a half ago but nothing beats my favourite piece of the moment –  these slouchy, silk trousers (click HERE) with a geometric, white panel on the sides. I love how you can change the shape of the trouser with the adjustable zippers.

Bryanboy wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim spring summer 2012
3.1 Phillip Lim silk pants with white side panels

Black tee, trousers (click HERE) and shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim

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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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12:33 pm

Fringe Benefits

13/06/2012, Current Affairs, Los Angeles

I’ve been buying a lot of black as of late — quite ironic because it seems as if people in Los Angeles are allergic to black. I found this cute, fringed shirt by Christopher Shannon during a drive-by around Melrose.

Bryanboy wearing a shirt from Christopher Shannon

Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, shirt by Christopher Shannon, shorts by Alexander Wang

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3:49 pm

Fashion Fatigue

12/06/2012, Current Affairs, Los Angeles, Prada

Anyone else going through fashion fatigue? June is the time of the year when merchandise are being marked down. Rumi and I have been hitting the stores as of late because of the sales. I must say I’m sick and tired of whatever is out there. The markdowns are not that great. Spring/summer 2012 clothes and accessories feel old — it doesn’t help that our consciousness was bombarded with images of people wearing them since last year.

Bryanboy wearing a Prada studded shirt from Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, shirt by Prada, bracelet by Hermes

I feel like I need a wardrobe cleanse. Even though I bought a couple of new pieces on sale, they still feel stale in my closet. It’s time for new merchandise. I can’t wait for Pre-Fall and Fall to hit the stores.

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