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4:13 pm

Hot Desert Knight

20/04/2014, Chanel, Current Affairs, Dubai, Prada, Rolex

I don’t know what possessed me but I bought this really cute Chanel bag when I went to Venice two weeks ago. It was love at first sight. It fits all my life essentials, plus, it’s a classic “non-classic” (since it’s not a 2.55 or what have you) if you know what I mean. Took it out for a spin when I visited the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. This is my second Chanel bag in a span of three months. I’m still recovering from the sticker shock of my Chanel backpack but you know what, when you see something cute such as this, it’s a no-brainer…

Bryanboy visits the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Bryanboy wearing a kandora
Chanel bag at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Chanel quilted lunch bag spring summer 2014
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Bryanboy wearing a kandora in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Bryanboy in a traditionl kandora in Dubai

Bag by Chanel, watch by Rolex, sandals by Prada
Photos via Jamie Mann

10:32 pm

Sporty Spice

25/03/2014, Accessories, Current Affairs, Cycling, Prada, Rome, Sports

The first thing that came to my mind when Citi Bikes launched in New York City last year was “THEY’RE GONNA BE THE DEATH OF ME!” I’ve always been petrified of using bicycles in a big city. I think it has something do with my constant fear of being hit by a fast-moving vehicle. It’s already bad that I’ve almost gotten hit MANY, MANY times by a car/bus/truck WHILE WALKING let alone being on a bike. The last time I used a bike was in Paris about a year and a half ago when Rumi and I rented Velibs, not to bike around Paris but to use as props for our blogs…HAH!

Moving along…

I walked past shop with a sign that said “BIKE RENTAL” on our second day in Rome. Mr. Sweden and I went inside. I was curious what their bikes looked like. I was amazed how they have mini bikes, perfect for my petite self. After two days of Uber-ing and cabbing around Rome, I thought it would be refreshing to channel my inner Sporty Spice, rent a bike for an hour or two, see where our bikes lead us. Lo and behold we ended biking for four hours that day, with a quick pit stop at our hotel for an outfit change.

We loved biking so much we decided to come back to the same shop the following morning to do it again but alas, the shop was closed. After half an hour, I found another company and we rented slightly bigger bikes, not for a few hours but for a few days!

In a span of four days, I biked approximately 150 kilometers. We literally biked EVERYWHERE in Rome. EVERYWHERE! EVERYDAY!For hours each day. Right down to our last day. We’d start a little bit after sunrise and go back to the hotel by dusk. Saw most of the tourist spots and of course, we even went to the city outskirts. We also biked through a huge part of Appia Antica, one of the oldest, most important roads in ancient Rome.

Who knew there was a cyclist in me? I’m shocked! Will I do it again? Hell yes. I think I found a new love. This is so much better than Soul Cycle (which I, agonizingly if I may add, tried once and never went back)!

Bryanboy outside the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
Bryanboy biking on his way to Appia Antica, Rome

Feather crown, sweater, legwarmers and sandals by Prada, shorts by Rag & Bone, sunglasses by Balenciaga
Sweater by COS, sweatpants by Zara, sandals by Givenchy (click HERE), sunglasses by Balenciaga
Bracelets by Cartier and Hermes, watch by Rolex

7:19 am

Resurrection

17/03/2014, Current Affairs, Prada

Resurrection. As you can tell from my other social media outlets, namely Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, I’m still alive and I’ve been everywhere!

Bryanboy's resurrection.

I know I took a (rather) long hiatus from the blog for various reasons beyond my control. Endless back-to-back trips happened — Costa Rica, San Francisco, Dubai, Florence, a quick jaunt to Madrid, followed by the usual Fashion Month festivities in New York, Milan, Paris, my week-long holiday in Rome followed by a pit stop in Stockholm and lastly, Madrid. In between New York and Madrid, before the European Collections started, my laptop crashed, effectively disconnecting me from the wired world of the interwebs.

Anyhoo, I’m finally back home, in my apartment, armed with a new laptop. I can’t wait to share to you all my adventures.

Feather crown by Prada, bracelet by Carier, watch by Rolex

2:43 pm

Prada Resort 2014 Ad Campaign Video

29/11/2013, Fashion and Style, Prada, Resort 2014

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Miuccia fan, however, believe it or not, I haven’t bought anything Prada during fall 2013. Things will most definitely change next season though. They’ve just released their Resort 2014 ad campaign video and boy oh boy, the tropical prints are screaming to be worn…

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4:57 am

Prada Spring Summer 2014

21/09/2013, Fashion and Style, Prada, Spring Summer 2014

You must be living in a different planet if you haven’t seen Miuccia Prada’s blockbuster spring-summer 2014 collection. Her usual venue, Via Foggazzaro 36, turned into a museum of all sorts, thanks to the murals on the walls featuring artists she cherry-picked. Talk about a visual and sensory feast! Don’t even get me started on the colourful, intarsia furs. Or when Britney’s latest track, “Work Bitch”, blared through the speakers. This is definitely one of those Prada shows that you get so high from watching and everything else after that is a downer. Bravo!

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3:50 pm

Severe Acne Problem

02/09/2013, Acne, COS, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Prada, Saint Laurent Paris

Houston Stockholm, we have a problem.

Ever heard of the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome”? Here’s a little fun fact for you — in 1973, several employees of the former Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorgwere held hostage. During the standoff, the victims became emotionally attached and even defended their captors after they were freed. The ground floor of the same building is now the home of the Acne flagship store in Stockholm. The rest of the building now belongs to Nobis hotel where I stayed at for a week. You could only imagine how often I went downstairs to Acne. Rumi and I must’ve been there at least twice a day. I literally bought something new every day. It was so awkward telling staffers that it was somewhat pointless to wrap my purchases in tissue paper (and huge paperbags) because I’m literally staying a few floors up.

Oh Acne. Acne, Acne, Acne. Why oh why do you make some of the most relevant clothes around? You’re so dangerous to my bank account.

Acne Mape leather biker jacket worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing a pair of Acne Orlando crushed velvet trousers
Bryanboy outside Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern wearing Acne

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “MAPE” leather biker jacket with shearling collar by ACNE (click HERE), tank top by COS, “Orlando” crushed velvet trousers by ACNE, bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, sandals by Prada

1:46 pm

Ibiza Situation

18/07/2013, Cartier, Current Affairs, Marc Jacobs, Prada

Just when I thought my summer could not get any worse, the lord almighty, whoever or wherever it might be, answered by prayers and sent me to Ibiza. Si, si, si, hola, hola, hola Eivissa! The last time I went here was more than a decade ago. I’m not even gonna tell you when exactly because it will cement the notion that I’m a dinosaur. But yes, I’m THRILLED, I’m so happy to be back. I’ve decided that I’m gonna make an effort from now on to spend a week here at least during summer. Every year. Why haven’t I gone here before when I go to Europe all the fucking time? Ugh. Looking back, it’s fascinating how I’ve worked so hard over the past few years that I forgot to take real vacations. It’s great that I get to travel more than a pilot even if it’s mostly for work. If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past 24 hours that I’ve been here, it’s… well, it’s important to take a break from it all. Shake that booty bitches, it’s time to party.

Bryanboy at Ushuaia Club hotel in Ibiza, Spain
Bryanboy at Ushuaia Club, Ibiza
Playa d'en Bossa Ibiza beach
Playa d'en Bossa beach, Ibiza

Shorts by Marc Jacobs, sandals by Prada, sunglasses by Replay, bracelets by Hermes and Cartier, watch by Cartier

12:00 pm

PRADA Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear

23/06/2013, Prada, Spring Summer 2014

PRADA SS2014 Menswear Live Stream CONTINUE READING

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

10:16 am

Scarlet Hotel Singapore

02/04/2013, Current Affairs, Prada, Singapore

It’s no secret I’ve been to Singapore quite a number of times in the past. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. I usually tend to stay at larger hotels — Four Seasons, St. Regis and of course, the massive Marina Bay Sands. While you generally know what to expect with the big branded hotels, sometimes it’s nice to take a gamble and stay somewhere with a touch of charm. Afterall, I’m only in Singapore for a night and I wanted to do three things — buy a new computer, have chicken rice and chilli crabs.

Queenie and I booked a room at the Scarlet hotel. It’s located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown — literally next door to the Maxwell Road food center. I’ll tell you more about the reason why we wanted to go there, too.

Bryanboy at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy wearing camouflage pants at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore lobby
Red walls and seats at Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy in a Topman jacket at Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Queenie at Scarlet Hotel Singapore

Jacket from Topman, shirt by Penguin Paul (South Korea), pants by Xkin at Haji Lane (Singapore), shoes by Prada