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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.

7:02 pm


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


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."

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’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

Click click click!


5:11 am

Bryanboy Through the Lens of’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’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 and (Conde Nast Italy) that were taken by’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.

Click click click click for more photos!


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!

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.


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 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.

9:31 pm

Charlotte Ronson Holiday Dinner at Kampuchea

16/12/2009, Charlotte Ronson, Current Affairs, New York City

Charlotte Ronson Holiday Dinner at Kampuchea

I had the pleasure of joining Charlotte Ronson at her holiday dinner at Kampuchea in NYC last week. It was a lovely affair. It was nice to see friends and familiar faces — the ferocious Kate Lanphear of Elle Magazine, Paper Mag’s Mickey Boardman, Nylon’s Faran Krentcil, Interview’s Colleen Nika (who was my seatmate), Bianca of Modelinia, etc. The super friendly Ann Dexter-Jones, Charlotte’s mom, told me she’s a fan of blogs!

Ann Dexter-Jones, Charlotte Ronson
Ann Dexter Jones and Charlotte Ronson

Kate Lanphear, Charlotte Ronson
Charlotte Ronson and Kate Lanphear

Becka Diamond, Ann Dexter Jones, Bryanboy at Charlotte Ronson Dinner at Kampuchea
Becka Diamond (in head-to-toe Rick Owens) and Ann Dexter-Jones

Vanna Youngstein
Vanna Youngstein

You know, I think NYC is the only place in the world where you can
effortlessly strike a conversation with a very interesting stranger
you’ve just met and end up feeling like you’ve known them forever. Love, love, love you Vanna and Becka!

It was a fun, fun night. After dinner, I ended up going to Schiller’s for a few drinks and Darkrooom for a bit of dancing. Thanks Charlotte, Matt and Mandie!

photo credit: wire image

10:07 am

SVT1 Sweden

14/11/2009, Marc Jacobs, New York City, Press Coverage, Spring Summer 2010

SVT1 Sweden

The lovely folks at SVT, the biggest television network in Sweden, has a show called “Fashion” hosted by Karin Withers and my reader Erich emailed me the bit where I made little cameo appearance.

Click HERE to watch their their Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week report.

Excuse my hoarsy voice. This was the time when all that traveling took toll in my system.

Bryanboy at Marc by Marc Jacobs

2:40 pm

Roman Abramovich’s $47,221 Lunch Tab at Nello’s

04/11/2009, New York City, OMGOMGOMG

Roman Abramovich's $47,221 Lunch at Nello's, NY

This is what Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's lunch tab looks like.

Roman Abramovich's $47,221 Lunch Tab at Nello's

Apparently there were 6 people in the said lunch though some said there were 10.

Roman also paid an additional $5,000 tip on top of the 20% automatic gratuity…

Fascinating, how the billionaires eat and live.

Sometimes I feel like I'm in the wrong line of work. I want to save money to go to the shows again next season. Perhaps I should consider waitressing?

Not in the third world, I guess. 

luch tab via tmz