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7:22 pm

Fondazione Prada x Ca’ Corner della Regina Venezia

02/06/2011, Art, Prada

Venice-bound visitors, take note. Fondazione Prada has a new exhibition space in Venice — the Ca’ Corner della Regina, a historic palazzo on the Grand Canal. The opening of “Fondazione Prada _ Ca’ Corner della Regina” (curated by Germano Celant) features various sculptures from Anish Kapoor, Michael Heizer and Jeff Koons, as well as works by Walter de Maria, John Baldessari, Charles Ray, Tom Friedman, Francesco Vezzoli, Blinky Palermo and more.

Anish Kapoor, Void Field
Fondazione Prada Venezia, Ca' Corner della Regina

The exhibition opens to the public on June 4, 2011 and will run until October 2, 2011.
Visiting hours are Wednesday to Monday, 10am – 6pm and they are closed on Tuesdays.
Visit CA’ Corner della Regina, Calle de Ca’ Corner, Santa Croce 2215, Venice.

8:30 pm


25/05/2011, Current Affairs, Prada

You have no idea how fun it was to go inside the Calvin Klein flagship store on Madison Avenue. I nuclear-bombed the kingdom of neutrals (think beige, off-white, white, sand, eggshell) with my, one could say obnoxious, colours. Calvin Klein Collection is the epitome of American minimal chic. I love Francisco Costa and his modern clothes. In my next life, when I reincarnate as a tall, very slender blonde with super thin and straight hair, you bet I’ll always be in head-to-ankle Calvin. It’s a shame I can’t go minimal now because my very colourful and fun personality requires that I dress like a Christmas tree. Maybe I’ll give it a shot someday. Try my hand at minimal dressing, that is.

Bryanboy in front of a New York City Sightseeing Bus

Sunglasses, stole, shoes from Prada, shirt and sweater from H&M, jeans from Rag & Bone.

Click click click!

12:46 pm

Button-down Banana

07/05/2011, Current Affairs, Marrakech, Morocco, Prada

I took my new banana print Prada shirt out for a spin yesterday. I love how it’s kitschy and cheeky… however, I’m curious how it looks like to the un-fashion-trained eye. Is this shirt the designer equivalent of the ubiquitous Hawaiian floral-print short-sleeve shirts that middle-aged American men like to wear when they go on holidays?

Prada banana print button-down shirt worn by Bryanboy in Marrakesh

Anyhoo, I had a funny conversation with my boyfriend yesterday. I was whining how I have nothing* to wear and I’ve worn pretty much everything that I have. I love how he understands what mileage means when it comes to fashion without me explaining the whole “cost-per-use” concept.

Hat from Marrakesh stall, shirt by Prada, jacket by Filippa K, pants from Rag & Bone, shoes from Prada

*When I say “nothing”, it means “nothing new, nothing fresh, nothing unworn, nothing photographed”.

11:21 am

Here Comes The Princess

07/05/2011, Current Affairs, Marrakech, Morocco, Prada

J’adore the gargantuan chandeliers at the Palais des Congres here in Marrakech.

Bryanboy walking down the stairs at Marrakech Congress Palace
Bryanboy in Prada spring summer 2011 at Marrakech Palais des Congres
 Marrakesh Palais des Congres crystal chandeliers

12:32 am

Keeping The Dream And Fantasy Alive

01/05/2011, Musings, Prada

I went to Prada earlier this afternoon and bought this cheeky banana-print shirt I’ve been lusting for months as a special gift to myself.

Prada spring summer 2011 banana print shirt

In life, it’s important to create opportunities for oneself instead of waiting for opportunities to land on your lap. You just have to get out there and chase your dreams and fantasies. Especially if you came from nothing and you have nothing to lose. Today is a magical, surreal day. I can’t, and I won’t, elaborate but let me tell you something… sometimes, all it takes is a short, heartfelt note for dreams to come true in a New York City minute.

Monday could be another very, very magical night. One for the memories. I’m not promising anything but please cross your fingers (and your legs) for me.

In other news, are you excited for the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum? Monday is the opening night gala aka the grand Met Ball.

11:59 am

Backstage at Prada Fall Winter 2011

12/04/2011, Backstage, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Models, Prada

One of the most important things I’ve learned over time is that it’s better to be early rather than late. Yes, most shows DO start late but Prada is one of those shows where I’ll do anything AND everything to drop whatever it is I’m doing in order to be at the show venue an hour before the show time indicated on the invitation. Season after season, hundreds and hundreds of people queue and wait behind the massive gate at via Fogazzaro before they even open it.

Bryanboy and Xiao Wen Ju backstage at Prada fall winter 2011 fashion show

Allow me to share some snaps I took backstage after the jump. Click click click!

11:31 am

Photographing The Pope Wearing Prada At Prada

11/04/2011, Anna Wintour, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2011, Fashion and Style, Prada

Self Service magazine’s photographer caught me photographing my beloved Anna Wintour at the fall/winter 2011 show. So gracious and kind, that woman. And the look on Tim Blanks’ face? Priceless.

Hamish Bowles, Anna Wintour, Tim Blanks and Bryanboy at Prada front-row, fall winter 2011 fashion show.

Photo via self service.

4:46 pm

Taking The Sunshine With Me

31/03/2011, Current Affairs, Filippa K, Prada

Beat the blues by matching hues. A splash of yellow doesn’t hurt, too.

Bryanboy in blue Banana Republic shirt, Prada necktie and yellow Filippa K jeans
Yellow Filippa K jeans
Shirt by Banana Republic (shock horror, yes, I bought it there!), neck tie by Prada, jeans by Filippa K.

8:44 am

The Last Winter Jolt

30/03/2011, Current Affairs, Prada

Separating from a loved one is never easy. Because of my long distance relationship, I’ve gone through this whole ‘see you later’ thing countless of times. The locations may be different but how I feel remains the same: my heart aches every time we drop each other off at the airport or train station, uncertain when we’re gonna see each other next because of my insane schedule. I have to follow where my work takes me, even at the expense of my personal relationships. I haven’t seen my family in months! I missed three birthdays — my dad’s and both of my sisters’. I guess life is a never-ending balancing act. When you think about it, we are extremely lucky to have technology on our side: phone calls, emails, skype video chats. what about people back in the dark ages when there’s no cellphones or internet? What about soldiers who went to war last century? Bah, humbug.

Bryanboy's last day in Stockholm
Bryanboy's last day in Snowy Stockholm
Hat by State and Lake, sunglasses by Karen Walker, scarf by Herr Judit, jacket by Filippa K, sweater by H&M, jeans by Uniqlo, bag by Chanel, shoes by Prada.

It snowed on my last day in Stockholm. I went to my BF’s office to pick him up for our last lunch out (asian food is comfort food) before he dropped me off at the train that goes straight to the airport.

1:41 pm

J’ADR Orangina

19/03/2011, Anna Dello Russo, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Prada

J’adore the colour orange. J’ADR Anna dello Russo!

Bryanboy and Anna dello Russo in Prada
Bryanboy and Anna dello Russo in Prada

On me: Karen Walker sunglasses, vintage bowtie, Filippa K jacket, Uniqlo shirt, H&M trousers, Jil Sander shoes, Prada stole. On Anna dello Russo: sweater, dress, sunglasses, bag, shoes all from Prada.