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11:36 am

Two Weeks In Ibiza

08/07/2014, Cartier, Celine, Current Affairs, Ibiza, Reed Krakoff

Oh Ibiza. What have you done to me? After visiting Ibiza last year, I made a personal promise to come back again this year, so, here I am. I’ve been here on this lovely Spanish island for roughly about two weeks now. Mr Sweden and I stayed at a charming little hotel high up in the old town for a few days before sharing a villa with close friends for a week and now that they’ve all left, I extended my stay at the ultimate party hotel, Ushuaia. It’s the same place where I stayed at last year.

Bryanboy wearing a Celine top in Ibiza
Ibiza villa rental
Bryanboy at his Ibiza villa rental

The first hotel we stayed at had the slowest internet so I was not able to use my laptop. I was like “ok, I can survive without the internet for a few days, it’s fine.”

Five minutes after arriving to the villa we rented, I thought my friend Jason and his partner Gustavo were kidding when they told me we didn’t have internet access in the house. I felt I was gonna die right then and there but after not opening my computer for five days, it was a clear sign from the powers that be that I should be on vacation mode and that’s exactly what I did!

So up until now (there’s wifi at Ushuaia, by the way, hence the blog post), all we did was eat, sleep, rave, repeat. And a bit of tanning here and there. Ok, fine, I tanned EVERY day. I had no choice — all the white people in my group were obsessed in getting some color. I tried to fight the urge at first by covering myself in blankets and towels but in the end, my inner Donatella prevailed!

I have a love/hate relationship with tanning. Being ultra tanned is a good look with the beach as a backdrop and you’re wearing close to nothing but once you’re in the city with fierce clothes, ugh, gross. It’s not a good lewk on me.

One of my highlights from this trip is that I was able to see a number of my favorite DJs perform their sets. I’m a huge fan of electronic music, especially progressive house. I have so much energy I could dance for hours straight, sober. I get high (and goosebumps!!!) hearing familiar tracks that I know the lyrics to. I always go all out whenever I dance. I don’t care about anyone else. Put your hands up in the air, dance, sweat it all out, lose weight, feel great. #putyourhandsupintheair

Nicky Romero at Pacha, check!
Hardwell at Ushuaia, check!
Martin Garrix at Ushuaia, check!
David Guetta both at Ushuaia (for David Guetta College) and Pacha (Fuck Me I’m Famous), check!

Nicky Romero was my favorite out of everyone but Hardwell was also very, very good. I’m so glad he has his Ibiza residency. I hope Nicky would get his soon. I also saw Axwell and Ingrosso but to be honest, their performance was my least favorite.

Am I ready to go home? Not really. Thank god summer is far from being over… mine only just begun.

Top by Celine, leather shorts by Reed Krakoff, sandals by Celine, bracelet and watch by Cartier

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10:10 am

Santiago Situation

16/11/2013, Aristocrazy, Chile, Current Affairs, Reed Krakoff, Santiago

I had to say “YES YES YES, SI SI SI!” when Spanish jewelry brand Aristocrazy invited me to visit Santiago Chile to co-host the launch party of their first store opening in Latin America. I know I’ve been to Brazil a number of times but I’ve always wanted to go the Spanish-speaking side of South America to brush up on my beginner Spanish skills.

Five days of glorious, sunny weather, good food (probably the best salmon I’ve had in such a long time) and lots of friendly people. There’s also street art everywhere! I’m really surprised how modern Santiago is. It’s a shame that I was taping most of the time I was there and I didn’t really have a chance to fully explore the city but I vow to come back someday on my own terms (aka vacation). I had lots of fun nonetheless. Gracias Aristocrazy, gracias Chile. Me encanta Santiago!

Sunglasses by Christian Dior, sweater by Reed Krakoff (click HERE), shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE), shoes by Balenciaga (click HERE), watch by Rolex, bracelets by Aristocrazy

Bryanboy in a green Reed Krakoff alligator print sweater
Reed Krakoff alligator print sweater worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy in Reed Krakoff visiting Santiago, Chile

Bonito
Art on a building walls at Bella Vista, Santiago
view of Costanera Center from Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago
View of Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile
Flag of Chile on top of Cerro San Cristobal

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9:23 pm

Reed Krakoff Spring 2013 Final Walkthrough

12/09/2012, Fashion and Style, Reed Krakoff, Spring Summer 2013

Here’s the view from my seat at the Reed Krakoff spring/summer 2013 fashion show.

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11:39 am

Reed Krakoff Flagship Tokyo

22/11/2011, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Reed Krakoff, Tokyo

If you’re bound for Tokyo one of these days, you MUST visit Reed Krakoff flagship store in Aoyama. It’s H-U-G-E! I’m surprised by the amount of space the store occupied. I’m also surprised when I found out that it’s the brand’s first standalone store — they opened in Tokyo first before New York. Anyhoo, they have a rather generous selection of chic handbags in various colours and materials. My personal favourite? The black Boxer bag in ponyskin but alas, the price tag was a bit outside my range so I settled for my Kit bag.

Bryanboy his agent from CAA entering the Reed Krakoff Aoyama store in Tokyo

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5:51 pm

Puh-Leaze. Take Me To My Villa.

19/11/2011, Current Affairs, H&M, Los Angeles, Reed Krakoff, Vanessa Bruno, Versace

It’s no secret that I’m one of those people who often go to the same places over and over again. I’ve been to Los Angeles thrice in the past year so after awhile, it gets a bit tiresome. Rumi and I contemplated whether we should stop by the Getty Villa (yes, Getty as in bajillionaire Getty family) before hitting the Pacific ocean. After much coaxing from my end, I’m glad we did. Where else to wear Versace (ok, fine, even it’s Versace x H&M) but a real villa? Even if it belongs to someone else. Hah!

Bryanboy at the entrance of Getty Villa, Malibu California
Bryanboy fountain-side at Getty Villa, Malibu

Sunglasses by Prada, sweater by Vanessa Bruno, trousers by Versace x H&M, shoes by Kurt Geiger, bag by Reed Krakoff

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10:34 am

Reed Krakoff Kit Bag

14/11/2011, Accessories, Current Affairs, Handbags, Reed Krakoff

Slightly larger than my python Jason Wu Little Miss Wu bag, my new Reed Krakoff “Kit” bag packs quite a punch. I love the long shoulder strap and the handy handle (too bad you can’t see it in the photo). It fits all my essentials… and then some. It’s my new every day bag!



Reed Krakoff Kit bag available at Net-a-Porter. Click HERE to see it in black.

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