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1:53 am

That Gucci Backpack

15/12/2014, Current Affairs, Gucci, Handbags, Sponsored Content, Valentino

Fashion news aside, Gucci’s been on my radar as of late. My newly-renewed obsession with Gucci started this summer when I visited their flagship store in Rome to buy a classic black bamboo tote bag. I also liked this season’s men’s collection when it hit the store floors. Imagine the delight when I received a huge package earlier this week — Santa made an early pit stop in my building to deliver gifts! One of them is this terrific, very well-made white leather Gucci backpack (click HERE) with the classic bamboo handle. Y’all know me, I love anything and everything white — it’s the color of purity! I took it out for a spin around my hood (over at South Street Seaport) and paired it with a white, cable-knit cashmere Gucci sweater I bought online recently. The world is circle indeed.

Why don’t you point your internet browsers to the Gucci website and browse their gift guide for several holiday gift ideas. Click HERE to visit the site. When you have the spare time, why not visit your nearest Gucci store? You’d be surprised with the amount of fabulous things they have. Gucci is THE fashion house to watch over the next few months.

Gucci white backpack with bamboo leather handle worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy holding a white Gucci backpack
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White Gucci backpack worn by Bryanboy
White cashmere cable-knit sweater from Gucci worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy wearing a Gucci leather backpack
Fashion blogger Bryanboy carrying a white leather Gucci backpack
White Gucci backpack worn by Bryaboy
Bryanboy in New York City wearing a white Gucci backpack

Sweater by Gucci
White bamboo backpack by Gucci
Belt by Ralph Lauren
Trousers by Calvin Klein Collection
Shoes by Valentino

Shot at South Street Seaport
Photos via Luke Meagher

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11:39 pm

Watch Live: Valentino New York Haute Couture Collection

09/12/2014, Fashion and Style, Haute Couture, Valentino

As many of you have already heard, the house of Valentino is showing a very special Haute Couture Collection here in New York City later tonight, December 10, at 8PM New York (EST) time. I’ve been told at my fitting the other day that it’s going to be a HUGE production. They’ve imported dozens of seamstresses from Europe to work on the collection here in New York.

I’m very excited to watch the show! Join the festivities and come back to my blog later tonight for the livestream.

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2:24 pm

That Emerald Green Velvet Suit

17/11/2014, Current Affairs, Joseph, Mexico City, Stubbs & Wootton, Valentino

I honestly have no idea what possessed me to buy this emerald green Velvet suit when I went to the Joseph flagship store in London last month. I’m the last person in the world to wear velvet suits. There’s something very Austin Powersy about them hence the velvet phobia. It all changed during a shopping trip one rainy afternoon — I first picked up the jacket and thought to myself, “oh wow, it’s so soft.” Then I asked the sales associate to hand me trousers and I was like “oh wow this is kind of fierce” so I got them both. It makes total sense because I need, ahem, age-appropriate clothes. Home gurl in her (very early) thirties ain’t no spring chicken no more.

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Emerald Green Velvet Suit by Joseph
“MaskAviator” Sunglasses by Valentino (click HERE)
Shoes by Stubbs & Wootton (click HERE)

Shot at Condesa DF Hotel, Mexico City

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2:07 am

Valentino Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

30/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Spring Summer 2015, Valentino

Bonjour from Paris! Join us in six hours. Tune in at 2:30PM Paris Time/8:30AM New York Time for today’s Valentino spring summer 2015 fashion show livestreamed from Paris! The video on loop pre-show is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes video of the recently opened Fifth Avenue Valentino boutique in New York City.

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See you at the show!

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8:28 am

Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2014 Show

11/07/2014, Fall Winter 2014, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, Haute Couture, Valentino

Here’s the full-length video of the Valentino haute couture fall winter 2014 fashion show.

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10:16 am

2014 Whitney Museum Art Party

10/05/2014, Art, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Max Mara, Valentino

I had so much fun at the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party at the Highline Stages the other night. “I need to find a birthday gift for my boyfriend. What should I get him?” asked the lovely Nicky Hilton, who I had dinner with the night before at my friend Tina Craig’s Snob Essentials x HSN bag launch. In attendance are Jane Keltner de Valle, Zoe Saldana, Dree Hemingway, Natalie Joos — her date was really tall and really handsome, Harley Vera-Newton and Maria Giulia Maramotti, all in Max Mara. My favourite highlight of the night, aside from always being outbid by random art buyers, was the photo booth. My friend Eva Chen, in a fabulous MSGM dress, joked that I have a PhD in photo booth posing. Fun times!

Bryanboy attends the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party
Bryanboy and Jane Keltner de Valle and Bryanboy
Eva Chen and Bryanboy
Jane Keltner de Valle
Eva Chen
Zoe Saldana
Dree Hemingway
Harley Vera-Newton
Maria Giulia Maramotti
Nicky Hilton
Natalie Joos

On me: White shirt by Giorgio Armani, jacket by Giorgio Armani, pocket square by Ermenegildo Zegna, trousers by Valentino, shoes by Belstaff
Photos via Getty Images

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3:32 am

My Own Code

10/10/2013, Accessories, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2013, Handbags, Just Cavalli, Kris Van Assche, Valentino

My friends at Valentino recently sent me what I think is the ultimate must-have this season — the “My Own Code” bag. It’s a lovely clutch with a foldover clutch and a handle. What makes the bag extra chic is the fact that you can have your initials stamped on the handle — available at select Valentino boutiques worldwide. I’m all about personalization. In this day and age of everyone can pretty much get anything, having something monogrammed with your initials is what makes it truly and only yours.

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Bryanboy wears the Valentino My Own Code bag
Bryanboy in Paris wearing trousers from fall winter 2013 Just Cavalli runway show

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Sunglasses by Saint Laurent Paris, sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers from Just Cavalli, sandals by Kris Van Assche, bag by Valentino, watch and bracelet by Cartier

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11:36 am

Overcast Forecast, Zurich

10/05/2013, Current Affairs, Paul Smith, Valentino, Zurich

Oh Zurich. Why haven’t I discovered you sooner? The afternoon we arrived in Zurich, Queenie and I were met with the most amazing weather. But of course, when we decided to go and explore the city the following morning, the city was covered by gray skies.

A lot of people wouldn’t consider Zurich one of the liveliest cities in the world, but I can definitely say that it is one of my favorites in Europe. I was amazed at how clean and manicured everything was! The old, ornate buildings were stacked neatly together in an almost random order, but it gave a kind of charm to the whole experience. Also, the small burst of colors on window shutters or small details on buildings caught my eye. You REALLY get a feel for how much money there is in that city. Afterall, it’s a city of bankers…

Bryanboy in Zurich, Switzerland

One me: bag and shoes by Valentino, trousers by Paul Smith, shirt and pocket square by Zegna, hat by Duckie Brown for Perry Ellis

Bryanboy sporting a Cartier Watch in Zurich, Switzerland
Queenie in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich skyline
Teehaus Wuhre, Zurich Switzerland
Bryanboy standing in front of a lake in Zurich city center
French windows in Zurich, Switzerland
Overcast skies in Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich old architechture
Haus zur Glocke, Zurich
Bryanboy wearing Valentino bag and shoes
Swiss flags in city center, Zurich
Swiss flag in Zurich, Switzerland

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12:10 am

Poolside Essentials

13/04/2013, Accessories, Bali, Christian Louboutin, Rebecca Minkoff, Stella McCartney, Valentino

Poolside Essentials at Ayana Resort, Bali

My can’t live without poolside entertainment essentials: Valentino iPad case, iPad, Rebecca Minkoff monogrammed pouch, Christian Louboutin wallet, python iPhone case from Bali, Stella McCartney sunglasses.

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12:01 am

Valentino Womens Fall Winter 2013

05/03/2013, Fall Winter 2013, Fashion and Style, Valentino

Here’s the full-length video of the fall/winter 2013 Valentino fashion show in Paris.

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