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10:09 am

Jason Wu x 2014 Young Friends of Acria Summer Soiree

13/06/2014, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Jason Wu, Models

I had fun the other night at the Young Friends of ACRIA’s second annual summer soiree hosted by Jason Wu. I love going out especially for a good cause! ACRIA held an auction, featuring work by Steven Klein, Steven Meisel, Juergen Teller, Inez and Vinoodh and more, to benefit people living with HIV. Highlights of my night? Jason, as always, gave a beautiful speech and catching up with my lovely Jaime King who looked so beautiful in Jason Wu Fall 2014. Oh, Adriana Lima looked like a billion dollars. She’s flawless! My earliest memory of her was back in the day when she did all those Dior ads — and now she’s a woman!

Click HERE to learn more about ACRIA.

Bryanboy and Jason Wu
Benjamin Bashein and Jason Wu
Jaime King and Adriana Lima in Jason Wu at the 2014 Young Friends of Acria Summer Soiree
Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea at the Jason Wu x Young Friends of Acria Summer Soiree
Jane Keltner de Valle and Jacquelyn Jablonski
Miguel Enamorado
Adriana Lima
Karen Elson, Jason Wu, Elizabeth Gilpin and Hilary Rhoda

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3:14 pm

Number One

22/10/2013, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Models

Gisele. GISELE! The term “supermodel” does get thrown around loosely but IMO, Gisele Bundchen, aka “GB”, aka “Number One”, is the last supermodel in my books. I had the pleasure of working with the most beautiful woman in the world for two days last week and boy oh boy, this one is for the books.

As y’all know, I extended in Paris for a few days after fashion week. One day, I got an email from my beloved agent to go to a casting. Nine years of blogging and I’ve never gone to a casting before so naturally I was nervous. I’m no model. I didn’t know what to expect! But, like a trooper, I showed up right on the dot, answered a few questions in front of a camera and within three minutes, done and done. A week later, I got called in to take part in a two-day shoot. I was on set for sixteen hours on the first day.

Trust me, I wish I could tell you all about it. I’m bound to keep my silence until it comes out. NEXT YEAR. For now, why don’t you enjoy Gisele’s supremacy and ferociousness, courtesy of this old Vogue Italia video…

Bryanboy and Gisele Bundchen in New York
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Gisele is EVERYTHING!!!!!

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7:02 am

When Models Had Personality

11/06/2013, Fashion and Style, Models, Naomi Campbell

Naomi, Linda, Kristen and Cindy! This video of Naomi Campbell hanging out with her fellow supermodel mates in a hotel room is pure gold. Watch!

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8:35 pm

Celebrating Jason Wu at Beatrice Inn

03/02/2013, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Fashion Designers, Glamour USA, Jason Wu, Models

Cindi Leive, Glamour magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, hosted a very intimate dinner at the Beatrice Inn to celebrate my beloved Jason Wu. As you already know, the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama (aka FLOTUS), wore Jason’s dress once again at President Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ball.

I don’t know about you but I always, always get teary-eyed whenever I hear other people toast other people for their achievements. Cindi gave a heart-warming speech about Jason. She also wore the floral dress version of the top I’ve been eying online.

It was a good crowd. The ultra gorgeous and iconic Stephanie Seymour, the star of Jason Wu’s new ad campaign sat across me, Vogue’s Valerie Boster was the perfect seatmate, Chanel Iman showed me photos of her new car (I died) in California and encouraged me to finally get my driver’s license, my gurl Hilary Rhoda who I haven’t seen since we filmed the Rebecca Minkoff Christmas video was there and of course, I love Martha Hunt! She’s a knockout stunner.

Cindi Leive and Jason Wu at Beatrice Inn
Bryanboy clapping for Jason Wu at Beatrice Inn

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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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9:46 am

Backstage at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012

25/11/2012, Fashion and Style, Models, Victoria's Secret

Here’s some excellent coverage backstage at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. I made a cameo with my gurl Alessandra Ambrosio. I’m the fallen angel haha!

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Alessandra is so pretty. Not gonna lie… it takes a lot of wit, nerve and balls to pose beside her.

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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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7:06 pm

Marchesa Spring Summer 2013 Dinner

15/09/2012, Events, Fashion and Style, Marchesa, Models

To celebrate the spring/summer 2013 Marchesa collection, a lovely and intimate dinner was held at The Darby a few nights ago. I’ll be honest — I don’t usually bring my camera to night time events because: 1) it’s very heavy, 2) my flash photography skills are subpar and 3) I’m still traumatized because a couple of years ago, a random PR assistant mistakenly thought I was a photographer and forcefully asked me to take photos of a celebrity I had no idea about. I made an exception this time because the generous folks at Canon gave me a new toy — the new Canon 5D Mark 3. And boy, I’ll be honest, I’ve never been so excited to use it wherever I go. I’ve been playing around with it like mad… it’s totally different from my trusty 5D Mark 2. Am I glad I brought my camera? Hell yes! I met THE iconic Carolyn Murphy at the sit down dinner. Natalie, Leandra and Jessica Stam were my tablemates. Fun times all around!

Carolyn Murphy and Natalie Joos at the Marchesa spring summer 2013 dinner
Manrepeller and Jessica Stam at the Marchesa spring summer 2013 dinner
Natalie Joos at the Marchesa spring summer 2013 dinner
The Darby, New York City
Menu at the Marchesa dinner at The Darby, New York

Canon has a very exciting project that y’all should get involved in. Visit Project Imagination for more information.

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6:58 pm

Jessica Stam’s Marchesa Spring 2013 Fitting

13/09/2012, Fashion and Style, Marchesa, Models, Spring Summer 2013

A fashion designer is judged based on their work and the looks they present at a fashion show. Y’all know how it goes — models sashay down the runway donning the latest looks while photographers shoot images for the rest of the world to see. Here’s Jessica Stam wearing a one of my favourite looks from the spring/summer 2013 Marchesa collection — a gorgeous white fringed dress.

Jessica Stam at Marchesa spring summer 2013 fashion show
Jessica Stam wearing a white fringe dress at Marchesa spring summer 2013 fashion show

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7:47 pm

Totally Tom Bull

18/11/2011, Current Affairs, Models

My friend Isaac who I haven’t seen in a long time invited me to an early dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown. Little did I know he brought Tom, a male model from Australia, with him. It wasn’t an easy feat managing my eating habits in the presence of a hot guy. You see, I try to avoid eating in front of good-looking people but this time around, I think I did good. Perhaps it’s because Tom is nice (and Australian. I love Australian people!!) and of course, I love Isaac’s sense of humor so they made it easy for me.

Tom Bull model
Tom Bull and Bryanboy

Oh, Tom ordered a plate of pork and I flat out refused it when he offered me a slice. It’s funny how in my previous life I’d be the first one to order not one but maybe two plates of pork but this gurl is trying to be healthy. My diet coach is gonna be proud.

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