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1:40 pm

Wicked Witch Of The North

26/12/2011, Current Affairs, Stockholm

Yes, an old dog can learn new tricks; it’s never too late to learn something new. I’ve mastered the art of flying broomsticks earlier this afternoon!

Bryanboy holding a broomstick in Skansen
Flying broomstick
Bryanboy flying a broomstick

After a (very long) plane ride, it’s so nice to be back in Stockhome, my home sweet home.

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3:51 am

Boys Will Be Boys

16/10/2011, Current Affairs, Stockholm

Is my world becoming small or what?

Bryanboy in Norrmalmstorg

I bumped into Andrea, an acquaintance of mine who works for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan, two days in a row. He, too, went to Stockholm for the weekend. I usually go to this town to recharge my batteries after Milan and Paris hence it was amusing to see a familiar face who works in fashion.

Yesterday was rather relaxed. Me and the boys walked around town, took photos for our memories, etc. I wanted to watch the film “One Day” starring Anne Hathaway but the cinema ran out of tickets for the 9:10PM showing. We were all super tired and exhausted by sun down so me and the boyf had an early dinner at a hole-in-the-wall Thai eatery before heading home.

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3:22 pm

He Got That Super Bass

15/10/2011, Current Affairs, Stockholm

Boy you got my heartbeat runnin’ away, beating like a drum and it’s coming your way. Can’t you hear that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom, boom? He got that super bass.

Fabian and Christian in Stockholm
Fabian, Bryanboy and Christian in Stockholm
Saturday's sweater story in Stockholm

5:59 am

Who Let The Dogs Out?

13/10/2011, Current Affairs, Stockholm

What was meant to be a day spent at the salon to rejuvenate my very tired self turned out to be yet another day roaming around town. With a tiny dose of shopping. Nothing outrageous — bought three hats, four scarves, a 2012 desk agenda and a notebook. I’m done shopping. For now. Seriously.

Bryanboy taking a break from shopping

I told my bf when he got home last night how I think I’ve reached new heights of paranoia because of my iPhone snatching incident and it’s bothering me. As you know, I’m the most careless AND carefree person in the world. When traveling around the metro by myself yesterday, I was so worried and paranoid something will happen to me. Every time I see a dodgy-looking man, I try to avoid being in his gaze. There was this one guy who looked at me really suspiciously my heart was pounding so hard during the train ride. I honestly thought he was waiting for me to get off the train at my next station so he can do bad things to me but thank god his station was a few stops before mine and he exited first.

I knew things have gone sour when I took out my camera’s memory card (where I have hundreds of photos) and put in my pocket — without even me realizing what I did. When I got home, I was like ‘oh wtf is my flash card doing in my pocket?’ It was at that point that I realized I took it out before entering the train to protect my photos just in case someone snatches my cumbersome Canon. What is happening to me? Taking public transport has never been so daunting. I wish I could take cabs all the time but they are SO expensive here. A five-minute ride would set you back a good forty American dollars. It’s that cray cray!

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12:46 am

Library Card

12/10/2011, Current Affairs, Stockholm

What I dislike about fashion month (aka New York, London, MIlan, Paris) is that feeling of come down once a season’s worth of shows are over. It feels like I’m on a fashion high for a month with all the shows, the running around, the meetings and appointments… and now that it’s all over, it’s like there’s this big, empty void inside, I’m almost at a loss on what to do next. Back to reality I suppose until next season?

Bryanboy at Stockholms Stadsbibliotek, Stockholm
Bryanboy shopping for boots at Acne, Stockholm

Speaking of reality, as you know, my bf has a 9-5 job so I’m always by myself in the mornings and afternoons. I’ve been in his apartment since Saturday night and I thought I’d haul my ass out for the first time this week. And what did I do? Well, this lonely housewife went shopping! I didn’t have much time because I left late in the afternoon. I bought some new patent leather desert boots from Acne (thank you for the friends and family discount, I love friends and family discounts), two sweaters, yellow and gray, from COS, and another black top from COS. I also stopped by the Whyred store. They have this varsity jacket in a really gorgeous green colour. I’m gonna try to hit more shops over the next few days. A visit to Herr Judit is long overdue.

Oh, I met up with my friend Gustav after shopping. I wanted to print some documents because my bf doesn’t have a printer at home (I know, crazy right?) so he took me to the library aka Stockholms Stadsbibliotek. After that we went to Gamla Stan, had a few drinks and before you know it, it’s time to see my bf once again at this restaurant.

Oh, just so you know, I made myself a healthy brunch yesterday — sauteed mushrooms with a wee bit of teriyaki sauce, soft-boiled egg with caviar and baby spinach leaves with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lots of parmesan cheese.

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3:15 am

Oh Mickey You’re So Fine

31/05/2011, Current Affairs, D&G, Stockholm

Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey! Hey Mickey! It’s guys like you Mickey…

I love the D&G Dolce & Gabbana menswear x Mickey Mouse/Disney collaboration for fall 2011. I wore the sweater a few weeks ago (click HERE) and now I took my new t-shirt out, fresh from the runway, for an afternoon stroll with the bf. They should be out in the stores over the next few months.

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10:41 pm

Burgers, Backpacks and Nazi Officers

26/05/2011, Art, Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Stockholm

I’m a sucker for cheap thrills. I bought this embroidered backpack during a recent trip to Marrakesh for almost nothing. I’m not really a backpack person as you know, but I am genuinely going through an ‘unconventional bag’ moment. I’m obsessed with bags that are out of the usual designer norm — bucket bags, backpacks etc. Bless whoever made the Moroccan backpack for not being consistent with the color of the straps — one of them was brown and the other was a darker shade of coffee bean.

Bryanboy wearing a backpack at Gamla Stan in Stockholm

Sunglasses by Karen Walker (click HERE), coat from Whyred, backpack from Morocco, socks from H&M, shoes from Lanvin

What was meant to be a healthy, ‘let’s have a salad’ for lunch trip ended up as a “burger n’ beer” binge with a side serving of a museum visit. We went to Stockholm’s Moderna Museet. Click click click for more pictures.
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9:33 am

Spring Södermalm Blossoms

14/05/2011, Current Affairs, Jil Sander, Stockholm

What’s not to love about spring? Everything smells fresh, everything turns green, the flowers are starting to come out, the birds are finally chirping. Sure, it can be a bit chilly or irritatingly drizzly at times but the allure of new lives, new beginnings after bone-chilling winters is intoxicating.

Bryanboy in Jil Sander on a playground swing in Sodermalm, Stockholm

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8:37 am

Everything About Me is Fake And I’m Perfect

14/05/2011, Stockholm, Toys

I saw these stuffed animals in a stuffed basket at a store in Gamla Stan yesterday night after my supposed date night with the bf. Although they looked realistic in real life, US$80 is a tad too much to pay for sleeping beauty, don’t you think?

Stuffed kitten sleeping
Stuffed puppy sleeping

11:15 am

Rarer Than A Unicorn

13/05/2011, OMGOMGOMG, Stockholm

Look who I spotted at Humlegården yesterday afternoon. Perhaps she borrowed a book from the nearby Royal Library?

Humlegården, Stockholm
Real life Marge Simpson<br />
at Humlegården, Stockholm

How often do you get a Marge Simpson sighting in real life?