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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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9:14 am

The Big Breakfast

22/10/2014, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Louis Leeman, Louis Vuitton, Monte Carlo, Prada

I think it’s interesting how I’ve turned into a breakfast person over the years. I’ve spent most of my youth going to bed when the sun rose up. The word “breakfast” was certainly not part of my vocabulary back then. I remember hating on “breakfast” for many, many years. I thought it was pointless and excessive. Why eat when you’re gonna have lunch in a few hours later anyway? I’m ok with my morning coffee and orange juice, thanks very much.

These days, a I can’t live without a full breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day. A man cannot liven Starbucks Venti Americano and Marlboro Lights alone. Bring me that plate of meat, y’all! Mama needs her morning dose of protein!

I have no idea what triggered my love for breakfast. Hmmm. I have a theory that it has something to do with the fact that I spend more time in hotels than in my apartment. Free food everyone, free food! Breakfast buffets are also very colorful and pretty.

Another theory is that as I’e been waking up anywhere between 5 and 6 in the morning each day. Cue #oldpeopleproblems. I *love* waking up early. I always feel superior whenever I wake up before everyone else. I feel like a proper person, a real responsible adult. I’m also very productive in the mornings. When I wake up at such ungodly hour, it’s inevitable for hunger to strike, therefore it’s my cue to hit the buffet table.

Are you a breakfast person?

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Cashmere sweater by Uniqlo
Silk tie scarf by Prada
Shorts by Alexander Wang
Petit Malle bag by Louis Vuitton
Shoes by Louis Leeman

Shot at Hotel Hermitage, Monte Carlo

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11:51 pm

2013 AAFA American Image Awards

20/05/2013, Current Affairs, Dsquared2, Fashion and Style, Louis Leeman, Rebecca Minkoff

Special congratulations to the lovely Rebecca Minkoff for winning the 2013 American Apparel Footwear Association (AAFA) American Image Awards Designer of the Year!

Uri Minkoff, Rebecca Minkoff, Bryanboy and Alyssa Miller at 2013 AAFA Image Awards
Rebecca Minkoff at 2013 AAFA American Image Awards

On me: Jacket, trousers by DSquared2, shoes by Louis Leeman, bag by Rebecca Minkoff

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2:34 pm

Accessoires Noirs

17/07/2012, Accessories, Celine, Fashion and Style, Francesco Scognamiglio, Hermes, Louis Leeman, Lulu Guinness

Time and time again, I’ve always said that the older I get, the more I become allergic to the colour black. HOWEVER, it just occured to me now that I seem to be unconsciously collecting black accessories. What gives?

Bryanboy's black accessories

Hermes Kelly Double Tour bracelet
Louis Leeman shoes
Bottega Veneta sleeping mask
Francesco Scognamiglio notebook
Celine sunglasses
Lulu Guinness ‘Little Black Book’ clutch
Lulu Guinness Lips credit card case

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11:04 pm

Louis Leeman Shoes Fall 2012

18/02/2012, Fall Winter 2012, Fashion and Style, Louis Leeman, Shoes

My stylist friend Rogelio first introduced me to the world of Louis Leeman Paris sometime last year but it wasn’t until last month when I went to Pitti Uomo that I realized how gorgeous Louis’ shoes are. Fast forward to New York Fashion Week and I found myself salivating once again when Mr. Leeman had his presentation a few days ago. I had goosebumps when I saw the entire range — his shoes are incredibly well-made. I love the classic shapes with modern embellishments such as teeny touches of metal, caviar beads, etc. How can you not fall in love with these shoes? Men’s shoes have never been soo chic! A retailer would be VERY stupid not to sell these shoes…

Louis Leeman Paris shoes fall winter 2012

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