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1:35 pm

Yves Saint Laurent, the Movie

09/12/2013, Film, Saint Laurent Paris

I’m curious about this new film, Yves Saint Laurent, coming in 2014. The film stars Pierre Niney as Yves Saint Laurent, Nikolai Kinski as Karl Lagerfeld and Guillaume Gallienne as Pierre Berge.

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12:40 am

Saint Laurent Stars And Diamonds

07/12/2013, Current Affairs, Paris, Saint Laurent Paris

Despite all the drama and the negative reviews by the usual critics, the success of Hedi Slimane’s fall 2013 Saint Laurent collection is rather astounding. Talk about a big hit — many of the core pieces, including this Saint Laurent stars cardigan, are sold out everywhere. Every fashion magazine in existence shot countless covers and editorials featuring pieces from the collection. People are buying the jackets, the skinny jeans and of course, the irresistible knits.

Saint Laurent Star cardigan worn by fashion blogger Bryanboy in Paris
Saint Laurent Paris star cardigan from fall winter 2013 collection
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Saint Laurent Paris available at Luisa Via Roma

12:01 pm

Simplicity

15/09/2013, Accessories, Cartier, Handbags, Jason Wu, Saint Laurent Paris, Smythson of Bond Street

I don’t know what it is but lately, I’m obsessed with simplicity. I love the idea of keeping everything to the bare minimum. Why carry a bulky bag when a small, clutch will do? Why bring a heavy wallet when there’s the lizard case option? Why wear a bangle when you can sport a chic, thin, gold bracelet? Why carry a packet of cigarettes and a lighter when you can get your nicotine fix via NJOY e-cigarettes? There’s something about well-chosen little things that pack a lot of punch.

Bryanboy's Essentials featuring Jason Wu Daphne bag in ivory

Jason Wu Daphne bag, “For The Love Of Fashion” book by Smythson of Bond Street, ivory leather iPhone 5 case by Adopted, watch and bracelet by Cartier, wallet by Vianel, sunglasses by Saint Laurent, NJOY e-cigarettes, altoids, Kiehl’s lip balm, mirror, bracelets by Ryan Porter

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

9:18 am

Don’t Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

02/09/2013, Alexander Wang, COS, Current Affairs, Saint Laurent Paris, Stockholm

Välkommen till Stockholm! Words cannot express how nice it is to be back in Stockholm aka Stockhome. I used to go to Stockholm at least four times a year MINIMUM but my schedule this year stopped me from coming back sooner. This trip, thanks to Fashion Networks Europe, feels like a homecoming to me, not to mention a celebration of different milestones. Rumi and I first bonded and sealed our friendship in Stockholm (during fashion week) a few years ago so to be back at the same exact place is special. It’s also amazing to see some of my closest and dearest people in my life in the same city. Y’all know who you guys are. Talk about a reunion of all sorts.

Bryanboy wearing a leather-sleeved COS top in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing a pair of Saint Laurent aviator sunglasses
Black Kris van Assche sandals worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm

Aviator sunglasses by Saint Laurent, top by COS, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Kris van Assche

10:26 am

Brace Yourself

20/05/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Saint Laurent Paris, Shopping

I’m deeply in love with this chic, gold-plated bracelet from Saint Laurent. I don’t know what it is but I’m currently obsessed with touches of gold lately. Just a teeny, weeny, slight Midas touch. I think it has something to do with a recent trip to Home Depot to find the right shade of gold to paint certain things in my apartment.

Saint Laurent Paris gold and leather bracelet
Saint Laurent Paris bracelet

Click HERE to buy or for more information.

11:41 am

Bienvenido a la Ciudad de México!

22/04/2013, Current Affairs, Gucci, Mexico City, Phillip Lim, Saint Laurent Paris

Hola mamacita! Hola papi chulo! Despite all my world travels, I had never been to Mexico. It seemed appropriate that Mexico City be my introduction. I’ve heard so many things about this megalopolis — glorious food, terrible traffic, and plenty of pollution, but to be honest, as I stepped off the plane, I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

I had a long list of places to visit in the city, but at the top was the Centro Historico, or the historical center of Mexico City. At its heart was the Zocalo, a plaza lined with immense buildings with ancient facades stained by the pollution and hundreds of years of rich history. Standing at the center of it all, listening to the bells of the cathedral, I felt as though I could have easily been in some other old-world European city.

Bryanboy outside Museum Nacional de Arte Mexico City

Queenie and I left our hotel, the Condesa DF in Condesa, at the crack of dawn to beat the crowds and traffic. We spent the entire morning wandering around and paid our dues at some of the old, very old fixtures, such as the Palacio Nacional, Cathedral Metropolitana, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional de Arte and Palacio de Correos. We got back to the hotel just in time to make the last call for breakfast. We couldn’t have had a more productive morning!

On me: Saint Laurent Paris polka-dot button-down shirt (click HERE to buy), 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts (click HERE to buy), patent leather brogues by Gucci (click HERE to buy). On Queenie: Theory shirt, Prada backpack, All Saints jeans.

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Bryanboy in front of Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City
Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City
Bryanboy walking in Mexico City
Mexico City architecture
Bryanboy and Mexico City phone booth
Queenie at Centro Historico Mexico City
Mexico City Lottery Tickets
Mexico City Centro Historico
Bryanboy in Saint Laurent Paris shirt in Mexico City
Hemiciclo a Juárez Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts Mexico City
Bryanboy outside Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico
Queenie outside Palacio de Bellas Artes
Bryanboy at Condesa DF Hotel restaurant
Bryanboy having breakfast at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Fashion Blogger Bryanboy at Condesa DF hotel for breakfast
Queenie at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Orange juice and coffee at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Condesa DF Hotel Courtyard cafe

3:39 am

Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013 Preview

18/04/2013, Fall Winter 2013, Fashion and Style, Saint Laurent Paris

As you guys already know, I skipped the Fall/Winter 2013 shows in Europe due to filming engagements in Los Angeles. Now that I’m back home in New York, I thought I’d take the time out to view everything that I’ve missed. I recently popped by the Saint Laurent Paris showroom uptown the other day for a quick re-see. As always, it’s so different to see the garments up close. I found Hedi Slimane’s collection ultra luxe, extremely well-made, not to mention highly wearable. And relevant! I love the youthful energy and vibe. Some of the pieces are even downright unisex! My personal favourite items include: the white rabbit fur jacket (women’s) and coat (men’s) dyed to resemble ermine fur, the luscious mohair cardigans, the unisex shoes (they released a number of ultra classic yet edgy black biker boots, one of which came even came embellished), the mammoth salmon fox fur chubby coat, and a wide variety of strong jackets and statement capes.

Saint Laurent Paris Fall Winter 2013 by Hedi Slimane
Fall Winter 2013 mohair cardigan by Saint Laurent Paris
Saint Laurent Paris Fall Winter 2013 handbags
Fall Winter 2013 Saint Laurent Paris embellished biker boots
Fall Winter 2013 Saint Laurent Paris collection by Hedi Slimane
Plaid dress by Saint Laurent Paris
Salmon pink fox fur coat by Saint Laurent Paris
White rabbit fur jacket by Saint Laurent Paris

Click HERE (Luisa Via Roma) and HERE (Net-a-Porter) to shop Saint Laurent Paris.

9:47 am

Gwen Stefani for American Vogue January 2013

19/12/2012, Celebrity Gossip, Fashion and Style, Magazine Covers, Saint Laurent Paris, Vogue USA

Talk about opening 2013 with a bang! Gwen Stefani, in Saint Laurent Paris, is on the cover of American Vogue‘s January 2013 issue. I love, love, LOVE the cover. Such a gorgeous shot, no?

Gwen Stefani for Vogue USA January 2013 issue cover