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12:35 pm

Big Mother Is Watching

21/11/2012, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim

God I love my mom. It’s been quite awhile since I last talked to her on Skype. Without any doubt, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Sometimes, a conversation with her like having a conversation with myself.


Sweater by Izzue, sleeveless coat by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers by MTWTFSS, shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim

“You’ve lost weight.”

“You’re not tanned anymore!”

“I’m now following you on Instagram because you never call and it’s the best way to know what you’re doing… but I like Rumi’s photos than yours!”

Me: “Who else are you following?”
Mom: “Your beautiful friend Rumi”
Me: “Who else?”
Mom: “Martha Stewart.”

It was all fun and good until she said ‘you look thin on THAT image of you with the vacuum cleaner”.

LORD HAVE MERCY.

Great. Just great. Bless the soul of a mother who saw a picture of his grown-up son in black briefs, corset, laced Minnie Mouse ears and a vacuum cleaner on the internet.

I miss my family so much.

Many of you have asked what my Thanksgiving plans are. I’m not American and Thanksgiving is still a very foreign concept to me. Last year, I celebrated Thanksgiving by myself in a hotel room in Tribeca over take-away Indian food. I still don’t know what I’m gonna do tomorrow. A few of you invited me to join your festivities but I think I’m gonna celebrate it by cocooning in my apartment.

No matter where you are in the world, I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving. Travel safe, eat healthy and don’t forget to be merry.

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8:30 am

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013 Final Walkthrough

11/09/2012, Fashion and Style, Phillip Lim, Spring Summer 2013

Here’s the view from my seat at the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring/summer 2013 fashion show yesterday afternoon.

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1:25 pm

Boys of Middle Earth

20/08/2012, Celine, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim, Prada

What’s worse than a crying infant while trying to sleep on intercontinental flights? A twenty-minute ferry ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn filled with children laughing, children crying, babies who ate their own fingers and hands, babies who dropped their pacifiers on the floor, etc etc etc. I’m very much pro-water taxis but yesterday’s trek was something else. Rumi and I were surrounded by screaming toddlers on the ride to Williamsburg.

Bryanboy smoking a cigarette in Williamsburg, NYC

Top by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bracelet by Hermes, sunglasses by Celine, handbag by Celine, shoes by Prada

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1:12 pm

Mi Casa Su Casa

18/08/2012, Current Affairs, Hats, Jil Sander, Phillip Lim

Sincerest apologies for the silence as of late. I’m having one heck of a wild summer. It’s been a month since I moved in and my very modest and miniscule apartment is finally seeing some signs of life. I have clutter on my hallway, cigarette ashes outside my bedroom window and dead hydrangeas in my garbage can. I have orchids, dead pheasants, scorpions and a taxidermied fox. I’m also starting to get visitors! My beloved Rumi, who’s visiting from LA, is my living room’s first tenant. There’s something amusing about turning the air-conditioning to full blast indoors and wrapping oneself in a mink blanket while it’s scorching hot and humid outside. I still have a long way to go to turn my humble home decent and camera-ready, so give me some time before I post pictures online. Just like yourself, I look forward to having a cute apartment in the next few months to come. I want to finally be able to say ‘Mi Casa Su Casa’.

Decorating and interior woes aside, it’s nice to finally explore NYC as a resident instead of being a visitor. Rumi and I took the water taxi (her first ride) and explored Brooklyn the other day.

Bryanboy on the New York water ferry taxi to North Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bryanboy at a Vietnamese restaurant in Brooklyn

Hat by Suzy O’Rourke (CLICK HERE), sunglasses by Celine, bracelet by Hermes, top by Jil Sander, drawstring leather shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (CLICK HERE)

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5:00 am

Worn To Death

10/08/2012, Alexander Wang, California, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim

Subtle textures. I’m obsessed with subtle textures. And holes. And perforations. I wore this ultra bright white fall/winter 2012 3.1 Phillip Lim textured men’s jacket with a white mesh tee from Uniqlo and my now-classic leather and suede perforated shorts from Alexander Wang which I bought a few months back from Opening Ceremony. It’s funny because I initially had reservations shelling out a couple of hundred dollars for a pair of leather shorts but I’ve worn these to DEATH this season. There are very few things in life that are worth every penny earned. This is one of those things.

Bryanboy wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket and Alexander Wang perforated leather and suede shorts

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11:05 am

Conquering A Fear

06/08/2012, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Phillip Lim

No, really, I’m a cowboy. I’m able to survive in harsh conditions and I’m also game for pretty much most things in life with the exception of the following: electrical outlets, roller coasters and anything that involves me dangling in the air. Don’t ask; the older I get, the more I fear heights. Rumi wanted to take the scenic lift ride at the Park City Mountain Resort in Utah. I failed in trying to steer her to do something else. I guess it’s fair that I join her especially with the drive from Salt lake City. Trust me, I was petrified beyond belief for the first fifteen minutes of the ride, frozen legs and all. It’s the first time I rode the lift and boy I’m glad I did! I’m very curious what Park City Mountain Resort looks like in the winter though…

Bryanboy at the scenic lift ride PAYDAY at Park City Mountain Resort

Sunglasses by Celine, top by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shorts by Alexander Wang, bag by Michael Kors, shoes by Prada

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2:07 am

White Stripes on the Side

27/06/2012, Current Affairs, Los Angeles, Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim is like an evil retail vortex. It’s one of the very few stores out there that I couldn’t leave empty-handed. I ended up buying a number of tops a week and a half ago but nothing beats my favourite piece of the moment –  these slouchy, silk trousers (click HERE) with a geometric, white panel on the sides. I love how you can change the shape of the trouser with the adjustable zippers.

Bryanboy wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim spring summer 2012
3.1 Phillip Lim silk pants with white side panels

Black tee, trousers (click HERE) and shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim

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5:01 pm

Miss Nevada 2012 Las Vegas Photo Diary

02/04/2012, Alexander Wang, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Las Vegas, Phillip Lim, Prada, Proenza Schouler

I thought I’d share some photos from my Las Vegas birthday vacation. I’ll let these images do the talking. For now at least. My brain is fried!! Hah. More images to follow! I love you all.

Bryanboy in Nevada
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada Sign

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9:00 pm

Bottom Boy Seeks Yellow and White Top

19/03/2012, Fashion and Style, Phillip Lim, Spring Summer 2012

I’ve been monitoring online stores that carry 3.1 Phillip Lim (SSENSE and Shopbop) and I cannot seem to find this sheer white sleeveless top with yellow strip panels from his spring/summer 2012 collection. It’s one of my favourite pieces from his show (tried to photograph it from all directions while sitting on the front row) and I’m surprised it hasn’t arrived yet. I hope it’s not one of those ‘for-show’ pieces that they don’t end up producing.

A look from 3.1 Phillip Lim spring summer 2012 fashion show
Hanne Gaby Odiele at 3.1 Phillip Lim spring summer 2012 fashion show

I love it, I need it, I must have it. That yellow and white top needs to come into my life. Stat! I even went to the store in New York last month to look for it to no avail. I ended up buying a pair of mesh trousers and mesh boots instead.

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4:39 pm

New Babies On The Block

26/02/2012, Fashion and Style, Phillip Lim, Pierre Hardy, Prada, Shoes, Spring Summer 2012, Versace

A trip to Milan won’t be complete without paying Prada (aka handing out cash you’ve earned in between seasons) a visit. I picked up two of their stunning spring/summer 2012 shoes before Fashion Week began.

Bryanboy's shoe collection from spring/summer 2012


Black mesh bootie by 3.1 Phillip Lim, houndstooth loafer gifted by Versace, sneakers by Pierre Hardy (click HERE to buy), golf shoes from Prada.

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