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11:59 am

Bryanboy for JNBY Soho, New York Store

29/09/2010, Advertorials, Current Affairs, New York City

JNBY Soho, New York Store

When I went to NYC a few weeks ago, I discovered a brand called JNBY (aka Just Naturally Be Yourself. I've heard of this brand from friends quite awhile back (and of course, the NY Times) but I never really had the chance to visit. They recently approached me to document a mini-shopping trip while I pick some of my favourite pieces at the store. Check it out.

JNBY is located at:

75 Greene St.
New York, NY 10012

Disclaimer: this blog entry is sponsored by JNBY

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7:48 pm

Bryanboy at Bergdorf Goodman for Fashion’s Night Out 2010

11/08/2010, Bergdorf Goodman, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Fashion's Night Out, New York City, Vogue USA

Bryanboy at Bergdorf Goodman for Fashion's Night Out 2010

Fashion's Night Out is back…. and it's bigger and brighter than last year.

I'm sure you are all aware of last year's Fashion's Night Out festivities. It's a wonderful intitiative started by Anna Wintour and her brilliant team at Vogue as a 'stimulus package' for the fashion industry. I was in New York City last year and I had so much fun visiting various shops around the city at night.

It is with great pleasure for me to share to you that I'm participating on this year's events.

Instead of loitering downtown on Bleecker Street (where I was last year), this time I'll be judging a contest thrown by the amazing folks at the venerable New York institution, Bergdorf Goodman.

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman

My co-judges include beauty expert Trish McEvoy, fashion designer Catherine Malandrino and of course, American Vogue's Hamish Bowles. I'm in very good company eh?

I'll post the official announcement in a bit. :-)

It's the first of many, many events that night. I'm still in the process of finalizing (ie., going through offers) on what else I'll be doing on that day.

I'm also co-hosting an afterparty as well later that evening at one of my favourite hotels in New York City, the Soho Grand.

As you can see, I'm very excited!

What are you doing on September 10?

photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman

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6:14 am

Clusterfuck of Cray Cray at Bedford Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn

19/04/2010, Current Affairs, New York City

Clusterfuck of Cray Cray at Bedford Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Me and my friends Phil and Brent spent the afternoon at Williamsburg yesterday. During our walk, I saw this empty parking lot with all these cray cray things in it.

Bryanboy at Bedford Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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5:17 pm

The Price of Divorce

18/04/2010, New York City

The Price of Divorce

I saw this poster while walking around the Lower East Side earlier. 

price of divorce in New York city

I thought it was hilarious and sad at the same time. Can you imagine spending $200,000 on your dream wedding (and that doesn't include your Dior haute couture gown) only to get divorced for as low as $399, err, $734 including court fees? Yep, it's that easy!

Meanwhile, millions of gays around the world are fighting tooth and nail for the right to marry their beloved partners.

What a crazy, cray cray world we live in.

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7:02 pm

Spring!

15/04/2010, Current Affairs, New York City

Spring!

After being 'on the road' (or should I say 'flying the very bumpy but friendly skies) for twenty-plus hours, the first thing I did was a quick stroll at NYC's Central Park.

New York Central Park

That's right. While most people would take a shower and sleep, I thought a nice little Springtime afternoon visit to the park with friends was the best way to energize my soul. It's soo beautiful here!

How funny. People no longer tell me "welcome back" upon hearing the news I'm in the city.

Instead, they just tell me "welcome home."

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6:07 am

Behind the Scenes: American Vogue March 2010 Power Issue – Fashion Bloggers

21/02/2010, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, New York City, Vogue USA

Behind the Scenes: American Vogue March 2010 Power Issue – Fashion Bloggers

You’ve seen Vogue.com’s video a few days ago, now here are several “behind-the-scenes” photos from my phone.

Last December, I flew to New York to take part in American Vogue’s shoot about fashion bloggers. Our call-time was 8AM that day outside the Conde Nast Building at Time Square.

Vogue March 2010 Style Fashion Bloggers Shoot

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5:11 am

Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler

21/02/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, New York City

Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler

It’s been a crazy two weeks! I’m in turbo-blogging mode so let me start with the ‘easy’ entries and allow me to indulge in a quick round of shameless and blatant self-promotion before I continue with fashion, fashion, FASHION! I found these photos of me on Style.com and Style.it (Conde Nast Italy) that were taken by Style.com’s backstage and front-row head honcho, the handsome (and petite, like me) Greg Kessler.

Bryanboy at Anna Sui

At Anna Sui where I got a last-minute seating upgrade from 4th row to 2nd row (yay!). Ahhhhh the now-famous faux feather Zara coat which I got
back in Manila for $45 on sale (down from $250). I love living in Manila
where it’s hot and humid because nobody buys the coats come sale time
hahaha! Anyway, when I arrived in JFK, at least 10 people at the airport
stopped me, asking where my coat was from. In front of Macy’s, some
really old man touched my coat… I thought I was gonna get attacked by
an animal rights protester, lo and behold all he wanted to know is what
my coat is made from. Even the Daily Telegraph’s (UK) Hilary Alexander
told me it’s a fabulous piece. Lots of people praised me….
unbelievable! I’ve never received so many compliments based on a single
piece of garment alone. Amazing.

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3:43 am

Good Morning, New York

07/02/2010, Current Affairs, New York City

Good Morning, New York

As most of you already know, I’m currently here in New York City. This beautiful winter scenery (view from my room at the Soho Grand hotel) is what greeted me earlier this morning when I woke up.

I apologize for the lack of updates. It’s been a crazy week so far, especially with all the traveling, meetings, etc.

Expect more from me soon. Stay tuned!

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1:04 am

New York Women From the Early 1940s

07/01/2010, 1940s, Fashion and Style, New York City

New York Women From the Early 1940s

Wow. Just wow. I found these beautiful photos of women in New York taken in 1942 by Life magazine. I must admit my level of interest with the present and the future is much greater than my interest with the past but I don’t mind winding the clocks back from time to time to be inspired.

Women outside Saks Fifth Avenue

Isn’t it incredible how chic women were back then? Fascinating how they dressed up to the nines with full-on, head-to-toe looks. These aren’t fashion models but random women photographed
on street-level — window shopping, walking their dogs, chatting to
their friends on the street.

Click click click to see more.

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4:50 pm

New York Times

26/12/2009, Fashion Bloggers, New York City, Press Coverage

New York Times

Holy Manolo batman!

Four years ago I was just one of your usual "dear diary" sort of blogger who sometimes like to put on blond wigs and Jimmy Choos to go to the mall with a wheelchair I got from a garage sale for kicks and giggles. 

New York Times article on Fashion Bloggers

And now, I'm on the Gray Lady's home page. Visit http://www.nytimes.com while it's still there.

Eerie. I'm having goosebumps.

They have an interesting story about fashion bloggers as part of their "The Year in Style" coverage.

If you live in NYC, be sure to buy a copy of this Sunday's paper.

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