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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

2:52 pm

Leather Bottoms Fetish

24/10/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I can’t put my finger on it but clearly I’m on something. I’ve been buying leather garments like mad over the past few months — leather shorts from Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Weekday, Barbara Bui, leather jackets, leather pants from pretty much everywhere and now this — cropped leather trousers from Acne. All I need is a leather harness. Who knew there’s a Peter Marino in me?

Bryanboy wearing leather Acne pants in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing Acne leather pants in Stockholm

Shirt and cardigan by Marni, coat by COS, leather trousers by Acne, shoes by Prada. Photos via Cimon Lundberg.

4:10 pm

Little Gray Riding Hood Likes It Rough

12/10/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Stockholm

The last few blog entries were kinda fashion-y, I think we need a quick breather. Here’s my take on pedestrian dressing. I feel like this look is so rampant especially amongst young people in big cities where it can get a bit cold. I know I’m probably the last person in the world to wear sweatpants, a white t-shirt, hoodie AND a leather jacket to top it all off. It’s a different look, I agree, but is it comfortable? A little, yes. Is this me? Maybe not. But I like it, nonetheless.

Bryanboy wearing a leather Acne jacket from fall winter 2012

Sunglasses by Michael Kors, jacket by Acne, hoodie and white t-shirt from Weekday, trackpants from Sandro, boots from Bruno Magli

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3:34 pm

Metallica

10/10/2012, Balenciaga, COS, Current Affairs, Stockholm, Versace

Talk about love at first sight. Fell in love with this light-weight yet surprisingly warm knitted turtleneck sweater with metallic silver thread chain-mail details from the fall/winter 2012 Versace womenswear collection. I like how it looks oh-so-rock-n-roll tough… but it’s probably the most fragile garment I own. I had to be extremely careful not to break any of the chain links. One wrong move is all it takes to ruin this piece.

Bryanboy wearing a Versace turtleneck sweater from fall/winter 2012 collection
Bryanboy in Versace fall/winter 2012 womenswear
Versace chainmail sweater from fall/winter 2012 collection
Black and silver Versace chain mail sweater

Turtleneck (gifted) by Versace, trousers by COS, shoes by Balenciaga, sunglasses by Michael Kors

4:52 pm

Balenciaga Special Presentation

09/10/2012, Balenciaga, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I think I’ve reached this stage where I’m (finally) becoming smarter with my purchases. After all, I’m gonna be stuck with the things I buy now for the next few months. It’s always nice to buy very, very few BUT only from the best AND wearing them to death as versus buying a lot of disposable things that you only wear once or twice. I fell in love with these great black trousers from Balenciaga in Paris. The store ran out of the pant in my size so I got it in a size larger than my usual. I’m trying to decide whether to get them altered (afterall, they were meant to be high-waisted) though I must say I love the slouchy effect. I also love how you are not able to see the leather details at the back of the obi-like bow on the front. Secret luxury. The black boots are also from Balenciaga. Picked them up at the men’s store in Rue Saint-Honore. I’m gonna make these boots my everyday shoe. As for the t-shirt, lord have mercy, I know, I know. Please don’t judge me. Thank you.

Bryanboy wearing Balenciaga fall winter 2012
Bryanboy wearing a Balenciaga Special Presentation t-shirt

‘Special Presentation’ t-shirt by Balenciaga, women’s trousers by Balenciaga, men’s boots by Balenciaga

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3:00 pm

General Bryanboy’s Camoflorage Uniform!

19/03/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I can see the headlines now — BREAKING NEWS: Fashion Blogger Bryanboy takes a break from the front row to join the Swedish Military! Just kidding! I’m not one to do head-to-toe total looks but a weekend walk to the woods inspired me to dress up for the occasion. Winter is coming to an end so, in spite of the chilly weather, I thought I’d take my new acquisitions out for a quick spin. I picked up a shirt, a hat and a pair of shorts (click HERE) from the Acne store here in Stockholm. I love how the florals form a camouflage effect. It’s all about having a camoflorage moment.

Bryanboy wearing camouflage floral hat, shirt and shorts from Acne
Army General Uniform by Bryanboy

Jacket by Goa (Japan), shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors, bag by Corto Moltedo, sunglasses gifted by Stevie Boi, hat, shirt and shorts by Acne, Acne Camofloral shorts available at Mr Porter (click HERE)

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6:00 am

Is it Impossible to Find a Lovely, Slender Paratrooper?

19/03/2012, Acne, Current Affairs, Stockholm

No need to reach for the stars. General BB has landed. #nuffsaid

General Bryanboy in Tullinge, Sweden
General Bryanboy, in Acne, in Tullinge, Stockholm
Bryanboy i Tullinge, Stockholm

Jacket by Goa (Japan), shoes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, bracelet by Hermes, watch by Michael Kors, bag by Corto Moltedo, sunglasses gifted by Stevie Boi, hat, shirt and shorts by Acne, Acne Camofloral shorts available at Mr Porter (click HERE)

5:11 pm

Flottsbrogården

17/03/2012, Current Affairs, Stockholm

I’ve been looking forward to seeing snow the past few months but alas, it’s been a very mild winter across both sides of the Atlantic this season. I wanted to go skiing after Paris but the idea of dragging my fashion month suitcases to the slopes is not a feasible one, especially when I’m already having problems taking them with me to the airport. I’ve been told one needs to take the car or train to St. Moritz or Courchevel or Cortina from a major city. I’ve never gone skiing EVER (from the looks of it, I need a whole new wardrobe for it — Moncler are you listening?) so I guess I’m gonna have to dedicate time to plan the perfect ski trip. Lucky for me, Flottsbro is just a stone’s throw away from Stockholm city center. My BF and I went here once again to appease my need to see some precious white flakes.

Bryanboy at Flottsbrogården, Sweden, March 2012

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4:48 pm

Clutch Me If You Can

16/03/2012, Accessories, Corto Moltedo, Current Affairs, Handbags, Stockholm

I don’t normally consider myself as a clutch person because I like to keep a hand free — free to smoke a cigarette, free to use my gargantuan camera take photos here and there, free to use my phone to text or to read Twitter. However, I’m a getting a bit bored of using bags that hang off the shoulder (or body) so the idea of simplifying and carrying the basics (lighter, gum, small wallet, ciggies and lip gloss) is very appealing. Last week in Paris, the very handsome Gabrielcorto gifted me this cute snakeskin clutch with neon green piping. I love it. It’s the perfect bag to keep the essentials on a relaxed Friday afternoon here in Stockholm.

Bryanboy in Sodermalm carrying a Corto Moltedo snakeskin clutch bag

Sunglasses by Yves Saint Laurent, vintage J. Crew sweater (bought at Kiliwatch in Paris), black shirt by Uniqlo, watch by Michael Kors, clutch gifted by Corto Moltedo

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6:45 pm

A Tight-Knit Affair

26/12/2011, Chanel, Current Affairs, Stockholm, Zara

Global warming is seriously fucking up my wardrobe options. Bad enough that we had to endure that miserable, disgusting Indian of a summer in Paris during the womenswear collections (three words: Espace Ephemere Tuileries) and now good ol’ Mama Nature is messing around with what was meant to be my winter vacay. This time last year, most of Europe was knee-deep in snow and I was mincing around the streets of Stockholm in my Dior moon boots. It’s different this year. The thermometer hovered around 8 degrees celsius this afternoon and I had no choice but to take my suede Church’s boots out for a spin along with my warm beanie and gloves I bought from Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago. Autumn dressing right at the tail end of December. So wrong… but so cozy and perfect.

Bryanboy sitting on wooden stairs in Skansen

Beanie and gloves from Urban Outfitters, shirt from Uniqlo, sweater from Zara, jeans from BLK DNM by Johan Lindeberg, shoes from Church’s, bag from Chanel, sunglasses from Miu Miu.

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