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1:38 pm

World Traveler Series

08/06/2013, Cartier, COS, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Morocco, Rabat, Suno

On our last day in Morocco, Rumi, Queenie and I piled into a chartered van to hit unexplored areas of Rabat. Our first stop was the shopping area at Rue due Consuls where I found an amazing hand-dyed and hand-woven hooded jacket and a messenger bag to match.

In light of our new purchases, Rumi challenged me to work on my rendition of the ‘world traveler’ look. Rumi, as you know, is known for her effortless, luxe/bohemian sensibilities. Unfortunately, I own very few options that would have passed for ‘world traveler’. Rumi vetoed out my new, space-age (as she called it) Ferragamo fall 2013 bag and the white, button-down Giorgio Armani shirt I had on. She insisted in lending me one of her her peasant-inspired blouses to match my embroidered Suno shorts. She finally gave up when I protested by crying ‘I need my fashion credits!’ in the van.

It was golden hour and we asked our diver to pull over at the entrance of a small medina just outside of the city. I hid my white Ferragamo bag inside the ethnic messenger bag and, to Queenie and Rumi’s surprise, took it out after a few shots. They both ganged up on me and laughed at my inability to pass up the opportunity of using a fashion credit.

Bryanboy wearing Suno spring/summer 2013 shorts in Rabat, Morocco
Bryanboy in Rabat, Morocco wearing spring/summer 2013 SUNO shorts
Bryanboy carrying a white Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2013 bag

On me: Hat by Burton, white shirt by Giorgio Armani, shorts by SUNO, jacket and messenger bag from Moroccan shop stall, sandals by COS, bracelets by Hermes and Cartier, watch by Cartier, white bag by Salvatore Ferragamo

SUNO available at Moda Operandi [click here]

11:10 pm

Kasbah Chellah, Morocco

04/06/2013, Cartier, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani, Morocco

It was our third day in Rabat and we decided to break away from the rest of the group to do a little bit of exploring. Our first stop was the Kasbah, which we had assumed there was only one. We thought we were headed to Kasbah Des Oudaias, but ended up instead at what our driver told us was Kasbah Chellah.

Kasbah Chellah was the site of an ancient Roman city and necropolis. A local guide tagged along behind us, insisting we be accompanied. But after many protests in broken French, he left us on our own.

As we wound our way into the maze of crumbling buildings and ruins, we began to notice the many ancient gravestones as well as the immense stork nests perched among the tops of the walls and arches. The site had a strangely eerie feeling. While our visit to Kasbah Chellah was completely accidental, I have to say that I’m glad we made the trip.

Bryanboy wearing a Ferragamo jacket and sweater at Kasbah Chellah in Rabat, Morocco

Ancient ruins at Kasbah Chellah Rabat, Morocco
On me: Hat by Burton, sunglasses by Prada, sweater and jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo, belt by Giorgio Armani, jeans by MiH Jeans, bracelet and watch by Cartier, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

On Queenie: Hat, shirt, scarf by Giorgio Armani

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6:30 am

Silverware

26/05/2013, Current Affairs, Jenni Kayne, Margiela, Morocco, Prada

Bonjour from Maroc! I’m currently here in Morocco for the 2013 Mawazine Music Festival in Rabat. As previously blogged, Rihanna opened this year’s music festival. They have a fascinating line up. David Guetta is performing this week, ditto with Mika, Jessie J, The Jacksons and more! I’m thrilled to be back in Morocco. The last time I visited this beautiful country was two years ago with my friend Kyle. The weather is beyond amazing… much better than muggy New York City, that’s for sure.

Bryanboy in a white and silver Maison Martin Margiela shirt in Morocco
Bryanboy wearing Jenni Kayne silver brocade trousers from fall 2013 collection
Bryanboy in silver brocade pants at the L'Amphitrite Palace, Skhirat, Morocco
Bryanboy wearing white Prada sunglasses at the L'Amphitrite Palace, Skhirat, Morocco

Sunglasses by Prada, shirt by Maison Martin Margiela, bracelet by Cartier, belt by Giorgio Armani, trousers by Jenni Kayne Fall 2013 (Jenni Kayne available at Shopbop), sandals by COS

5:39 am

Rihanna Concert at 2013 Mawazine Rabat Morocco

26/05/2013, Current Affairs, Morocco, Music, Rabat, Rihanna

I love Bad Gal Riri. I really do. Rihanna is EVERYTHING! I don’t care if she lip synchs or what have you but she’s a terrific entertainer. I went to my first Rihanna concert last night, thanks to Mawazine Music Festival here in Rabat, Morocco. Rihanna, who opened the show wearing a spring/summer 2013 Miu Miu coat, performed her greatest hits — Umbrella, Rude Boy, Only Girl in the World, What’s My Name, We Found Love, Stay and Diamonds, amongst others. She looked AMAZING last night. Ultra fit body, her abs were incredible and her weave, my gosh, the weave, not a single weave strand out of place while she twerked the stage!

On a side note, poor Queenie. Remind me to give him a gift certificate to my local Asian masseuse as soon as we get home.I don’t know how he managed to carry all my weight as I sat on his shoulders in order for my petite ass to see what was going on stage. Sitting on his shoulders was definitely a highlight of my night. I’ve never done that before. It was exhilarating to be sitting on top of a 6-foot-5-tall guy, while having laser beams above you and everyone and their sea of mobile phone and camera screen beneath you. Surreal. Absolutely surreal.

Rihanna at 2013 Mawazine Music Festival, Rabat, Morocco
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Rihanna wearing a Miu Miu coat on stage at 2013 Mawazine Maroc Rabat Morocco
Rihanna concert 2013 Morocco
Bryanboy sitting on top of Queenie at Rihanna concert

4:00 pm

Marrakech Photo Diary

11/05/2011, Accessories, Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Marrakech, Morocco, Shoes

I have never been anywhere as mysterious and exotic as Marrakesh. I had a vague idea of what to expect but I didn’t know it would be a million times overwhelming (in a good way!!!) in real life. Once you’ve seen the photos I’ve taken, you’d also be at a loss of words on how to describe what I saw. It’s like going through a time warp to be transported back to old times, except there are satellite dishes on top of every concrete structure everywhere. Talk about experiencing REAL “culture shock” for the first time. The city was a feast for the senses — marvelous colours, textures, scents… There’s always something to discover everywhere.

Bryanboy outside a store selling Moroccan carpets

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4:02 pm

Brandie and Kandie

09/05/2011, Morocco

I’m so glad I bought another eye mask (“Highly Medicated” this time around) because I left my “Call My Agent” mask on the plane from New York to Casablanca. I’m not grieving over the loss because I photographed the mask already…

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I bought those kitschy eye masks for almost nothing at Los Angeles institution, Kitson. Aside from “Call My Agent” and “Highly Medicated”, they also have the masks in other slogans such as “Well Hung”, which, btw, doesn’t apply to me cause I’m GAYSIAN and I would challenge man-o-to-man-o any other Asian man who claims they are well-hung, and of course, “Totally Neurotic”.

4:00 pm

The Lips on My Face, I Bought It!

09/05/2011, Marrakech, Morocco

Here are two videos I took during the 2.5 hour drive from Marrakesh to Casablanca. While some editors, especially the British contingent, flew from Marrakesh to Casablanca, me and my gurl Kandie opted for the long but calm drive to the airport.

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3:41 pm

Protest Against Terror

09/05/2011, Current Affairs, Marrakech, Morocco

On Sunday, thousands of Moroccans congregated at the famous Jemaa el-Fna square and protested against the recent bombing attack in Marrakesh.

Bryanboy at Jemaa el-Fna square protest
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It’s very sad that there are a few people out there (with far too much time in their hands) who spend their entire lives spreading hatred and terror. Morocco is a relatively peaceful country who relies heavily in tourism. I’ve been told that the bombing incident happened because some wanted to cause fear, panic and revolt in Morocco like its neighbours Egypt and Libya. I don’t know if that’s true or not but hey, I’m all for world peace.

In other news, don’t you love their colourful hats? Very Galliano-esque, aren’t they?

3:16 pm

Boob Job

09/05/2011, Current Affairs, Marrakech, Morocco

Do you like my new boob job, sponsored by Marni? Just kidding.

Moroccan hats worn by Bryanboy

I am OBSESSED with these amazing hats I bought from the market a few days ago. Best purchase EVER!

2:48 pm

Caftan 2011 Fashion Show Marrakech

09/05/2011, Fashion and Style, Marrakech, Morocco

I had the pleasure of attending the Caftan 2011 fashion show in Marrakech over the weekend. It’s their 15th year anniversary. Over the span of two hours, I saw numerous, heavily-embroidered caftans, in every imaginable colour and fabric, as interpreted by various young Moroccan designers (interestingly enough, most of them are female). The amount of beadwork and man-hours spent to create these garments is astonishing.

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