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8:51 am

2013 INYT Luxury Conference Singapore

03/12/2013, Current Affairs, Events, Lovegold, Singapore

Earlier this year, the formidable Suzy Menkes contacted me to participate on this year’s International New York Times Luxury Conference at the Capella Resort in Sentosa Island, Singapore. The theme focused on luxury’s new frontier — South East Asia. I’m really glad I went. It’s my first time to attend Suzy’s annual luxury conferences and boy I learned a lot. I loved Wen Zhou’s (Phillip Lim’s CEO) humor! Although my session was quite light (it was a Q&A) compared to other key speakers, some complete with powerpoint presentations, I must say my nerves got the best of me. It’s not every day that I get to speak in front of over 500 luxury executives! Before my session started, I spent about four hours sitting on the front row watching other speakers with my partner-in-crime in Singapore, Anna Sui. I wanted to go to the bathroom so bad to do number one. However, because the event is being filmed, taped and livestreamed, I didn’t want to stand up and be taped walking out of the room so I held it together.

Suzy Menkes in conversation with Bryanboy at the International New York Times Luxury Conference in Singapore
Bryanboy at INYT Luxury Conference 2013 in Singapore

Because it’s a conference and not fashion month (when everyone looks like a Christmas tree), I ditched the usual accessories and went for this gold flower pin from David Thomas’ collaboration with Jason of Beverly Hills called “Gentleman”.

Bryanboy at the INYT Luxury Conference 2013 at Capella Sentosa Island Singapore
Gold Flower Pin by Gentleman  - David Thomas x JBH
Gold floral pin on Armani jacket

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

12:05 pm

For Christ’s Sake

01/04/2013, Current Affairs, Dolce & Gabbana, Singapore, Sonia Rykiel, Theory

Greetings from Singapore! Sincerest apologies for the lack of recent updates. I’m currently in Asia to film America’s Next Top Model Cycle 20 and due to contractual commitments, I am unable to disclose our location hence my recent silence. Let me tell you one thing — it’s gonna be a very exciting season on ANTM!

My good ol’ Macbook Pro crashed yesterday. My all-around man Queenie and I flew to Singapore to buy a new notebook. I’m sure you are aware how horrifying it feels to be computer-free in this day and age of social media. It’s a good thing I backed everything up!

We managed to score a room with a balcony at a boutique hotel in Chinatown. As y’all know, I **LOVE** Singapore. It’s a shame we have to cut our trip short to go back to taping. I’ll keep you posted shortly on our adventures. Haji Lane! Maxwell Road Hawker Centre! Jumbo Seafood! I don’t even know where to begin. All I can say for now is that it’s GREAT to be back in Asia once again. I love you all!

Bryanboy wearing a Jesus sweater in Singapore
Bryanboy sitting on the balcony of Scarlet Hotel, Singapore
Bryanboy on the rooftop of Scarlet Hotel, Singapore
Bryanboy wearing black Sonia Rykiel shorts while visiting Singapore

Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, sleeveless shirt by Theory, sweater by Srutdha Singapore, shorts by Sonia Rykiel, watch by Cartier, bracelet by Vita Fede

7:26 pm

Pool With A Breathtaking View

11/04/2011, Hotels, Singapore

The swimming pool on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore has got to be the most ridiculously magnificent pool I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

Marina Bay Sands hotel Singapore swimming pool

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8:34 am

Bad Love. Cool, Sexy Bitch.

03/04/2011, Accessories, Jewelry, Singapore

Look at what I found while shopping earlier at Haji Lane here in Singapore.

Bryanboy's rings from Haji lane in singapore
bad, bitch, love, cool, sexy rings.

Wear one on each finger and voila, it’s all about cool, sexy badass bitches in love.

8:54 pm

JBB* by Jirawat Bote Benchakarn

02/04/2011, Fall Winter 2011, Menswear, Singapore, Thai Designers

Although I didn’t find anything that pushed the envelope at Thai designer Jirawat Bote Benchakarn’s collection, I must say I was charmed by the show. He sent down a myriad of various essentials such as school boy blazers, button-down shirts, sweaters and cardigans, mostly paired with shorts. I love the green detail at the back of two jacket collars. I thought they were terrific. And the double-breasted blazer and camouflage short combo? Scott Schuman, who posted THIS entry in May last year, is going to be very proud.

JBB* by Jirawat Bote Benchakarn sweater
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12:56 pm

Midnight Leopard

02/04/2011, Current Affairs, Filippa K, Jil Sander, Singapore, Whyred

I bought these dark blue leopard trousers from Whyred on my last day in Stockholm. Thought I’d take them out for a spin here in Singapore a few days ago.

Bryanboy wearing a Filippa K jacket and Whyred pants
Leopard Whyred pants from spring summer 2011

Jacket by Filippa K, trousers by Whyred, shoes by Jil Sander

5:36 pm

Singapore Night Skyline

01/04/2011, Singapore

The view from my room is beyond amazing. Look at Singapore’s skyline at night.

Singapore Night Skyline
Singapore skyline at night

It’s Friday evening. I’m currently cocooning in my hotel room (again???) after a day’s worth of shows. What’s on my menu? A bottle of Chardonnay, room service food (asian delights!!), tons of emails, work backlog and of course, a gorgeous view. No, I’m not talking about the view on skype webcam with my man… haha! ;-)

8:44 pm

Touchdown Singapore – View From The 47th Floor

30/03/2011, Singapore

I’m currently here in Singapore for the next few days to attend the inaugural of Singapore Men’s Fashion Week. About twenty international menswear fashion brands are showing their fall 2011 collections this week.

View from the 47th floor of Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Lobby ceiling of Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay Sands hotel chocolates
It’s always a pleasure to be in Singapore as my biggest reader base in Asia reside here. I love Singaporeans!

9:08 am

Shoes Make Me Happy

17/12/2010, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Shopping, Singapore

Shoes Make Me Happy

Are you enjoying the holiday shopping season? There are tons of SALE promotions everywhere. I swear to god, my heart beats faster every time I see a 'sale' sign and I always have to remind myself "Stop. Must. Save. For. Future."

I saw this hysterical sign at the ION shopping mall in Singapore yesterday morning.

Shoes make me happy.

Suddenly don't feel bad about the treats I got myself: a new pair of Lanvin shoes and a Marc Jacobs bag.

Lanvin shoes, Marc Jacobs bag

I think I've worked VERY hard this year…a treat (here and there) is well-deserved, no?