Have you seen these men’s socks at H&M? I’ve been buying them wherever there’s an H&M store for weeks now. It’s cheaper to buy new socks and underwear than send them to the cleaners. Stripes aside, doesn’t the colour scheme remind you of Miuccia Prada’s blockbuster spring/summer 2011 collection?
Sundays in Europe are dreadful because most places are closed. What was meant to be a day out to run errands (and get a long-overdue haircut) ended up being a day trip around the city: lunch at a Thai place at T-Centralen, saw the changing of the guards at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, paid homage to H&M, coffee and chocolate croissants at Sodermalm. It’s not so bad, no, but I want to be productive…
Spanish luxury house Loewe recently sent me their classic Amazona bag in black suede. Talk about discreet luxury… the exterior is suede but the lining is made out of buttery-soft, supple leather. The bag, designed since 1975, is super lightweight and can fit a lot of things. It’s so chic!
Sunglasses from Prada, bowtie from Lanvin, shirt and jeans from Uniqlo, sweater and jacket from Filippa K, raincoat from Valentino, shoes from Jil Sander, bag courtesy of Loewe.
March is a very tricky month, especially if you’re in the northern hemisphere. As the bitter days of winter come to an end, dressing up can be challenging… and exciting at the same time. All the stores are carrying the new season’s finest livery. The latest and the greatest are up for grabs. But how do brave the streets in your spring best when the temperatures are slightly above freezing outside? I just top it all off with a strong, bold fur coat.
Fox fur coat courtesy of Michael Kors, sunglasses from Karen Walker, necklace from Fallon, shirt from Uniqlo, sweater from H&M, necktie from Prada, bag courtesy of Mulberry, jeans from Diesel, shoes from Prada.
Prada Spring 2011 Real Fantasies Video Lookbook
Have you seen the latest video lookbook from Prada?
Prada spring/summer 2011 is THE collection of the season. Everyone in Milan, left, right and center, wore Prada. How can you not fall in love with the bold colours, the strong stripes, the sheer genius of baroque, monkey and banana prints? Miuccia is the best!
Prada Fall Winter 2011 Menswear Final Walkthrough
Here's the view from my seat at the Prada fall/winter 2011 menswear fashion show yesterday evening.
More photos to follow.
Prada Menswear Fall Winter 2011 Fashion Show Invitation
Opening my stack of invites during fashion week is always fun. I always beam with delight whenever I get a seat with a clear line of sight. When it's a front-row seat at a hot ticket show, such as Prada, it's a true honor and a pleasure.
Don't forget to watch the show live, online, later today at Prada.com
Bryanboy for Vogue Nippon February 2011
February next year is gonna be an interesting month for me, magazine-wise. I was shot for the cover for a Singaporean fashion magazine a few weeks ago — I can't wait for you to see the end result. It's a MASSIVE surprise and you'll be shocked.
Meanwhile, I took part at a shoot for the amazing folks at Vogue Nippon last year and now their February 2011 issue (Karen Elson in Prada cover) is out. Here's my double page spread for their editorial called "Bloggers Beat".
Speaking of Japan, I'm currently stranded at Tokyo Narita airport and I'm just passing time at the lounge. My connecting flight has been delayed. Wish me luck. I can't wait to go to my next destination.
Prada Fantasy Motionbook Lookbook Fall Winter 2010
One of the things I love most about Prada is that Miuccia is never afraid to push the envelope. She's one of the very few fashion designers who actually makes you think about their work, not once, not twice, but over and over again. Everything she creates has some form of an intellectual reference. I don't visit official brand websites very often because I find them too static and boring but Prada's web presence is a visual feast. I love her fall/winter 2010 fantasy lookbook and motionbook.
As you know, I'm out of fierce sunglasses. I still haven't recovered from the loss of my precious Marc Jacobs a few months ago. I ended up buying a pair of black Prada sunnies at Nordstrom when I went to Portland in September before fashion month began.
In Milan, I picked up the same pair of sunglasses in two different colours: bright yellow and red.
Prada Spring Summer 2011 Womenswear Final Walkthrough
I want to save my favourite for last but here’s the view from my seat at the spring/summer 2011 Prada show a few days ago.
What is there not to love about this collection? The colours are amazing, the accessories (shoes, bags, sunglasses) are super chic. The banana and monkey prints are whimsical, the furs are to die for and of course, the stripes… I love stripes! Hands-down one of the best in Milan. I’ll do my best to go for a re-see if I have the time. I’m leaving for Paris tomorrow night.