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12:07 am

The Morning Before The Party

25/11/2013, Current Affairs, Louis Vuitton, Teen Vogue

Who went from New York to Milan, Paris to Los Angeles (for thirty six hours) then Paris again during fashion month? I did! For a good reason — I went to my first Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event and boy I had lots of fun! Check out this fun video with my friend Andrew the morning before the amazing party.

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Click HERE to view photos from the event!

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10:10 am

Santiago Situation

16/11/2013, Aristocrazy, Chile, Current Affairs, Reed Krakoff, Santiago

I had to say “YES YES YES, SI SI SI!” when Spanish jewelry brand Aristocrazy invited me to visit Santiago Chile to co-host the launch party of their first store opening in Latin America. I know I’ve been to Brazil a number of times but I’ve always wanted to go the Spanish-speaking side of South America to brush up on my beginner Spanish skills.

Five days of glorious, sunny weather, good food (probably the best salmon I’ve had in such a long time) and lots of friendly people. There’s also street art everywhere! I’m really surprised how modern Santiago is. It’s a shame that I was taping most of the time I was there and I didn’t really have a chance to fully explore the city but I vow to come back someday on my own terms (aka vacation). I had lots of fun nonetheless. Gracias Aristocrazy, gracias Chile. Me encanta Santiago!

Sunglasses by Christian Dior, sweater by Reed Krakoff (click HERE), shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE), shoes by Balenciaga (click HERE), watch by Rolex, bracelets by Aristocrazy

Bryanboy in a green Reed Krakoff alligator print sweater
Reed Krakoff alligator print sweater worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy in Reed Krakoff visiting Santiago, Chile

Bonito
Art on a building walls at Bella Vista, Santiago
view of Costanera Center from Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago
View of Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile
Flag of Chile on top of Cerro San Cristobal

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8:12 am

Water For Haiyan Survivors

12/11/2013, For A Good Cause

My homeland, the Philippines, is on the spotlight once again because of Typhoon Haiyan. All the catastrophic images and videos I’ve seen online are gut-wrenching. I’m so lucky and blessed that my family and friends back home were spared from the disaster but for the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who were affected by the storm, their lives are changed forever. I can’t even imagine what the survivors went through during the storm and what they’ll go through as they try to rebuild their lives moving forward. What a mess!

While it’s great to donate to the big institutions such as UN World Food Programme (click HERE) and Oxfam (click HERE), I also like to support smaller organizations that send relief to victims and survivors. My friend Julie Gilhart shared to me the efforts of Waves For Water. To kickstart their Haiyan campaign, they’ll immediately send at least 200 clean water filtration systems providing up to 20,000 typhoon survivors access to clean water. Why don’t you take a break from what you are doing and do what I did — donate a few dollars and give yourself a pat on the back for a good deed. Every little bit counts.

Waves For Water

Visit www.wavesforwater.org.

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6:55 am

Happy Hour in Santiago

12/11/2013, Current Affairs, Santiago

Hola!

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What happens in Santiago… will be shared online soon.

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2:31 pm

Spring Summer 2014 In 180 Seconds

30/10/2013, Fashion and Style, Sponsored Content

Can you believe it’s almost November? The spring summer 2014 show season aka “Fashion Month” ended several weeks ago but it feels like a lifetime! Some of you already know that I provided video coverage of the select shows via Twitter and Vine for one of my favourite online shopping destinations, The Corner. Their team compiled the videos I took… allow me to present you Spring Summer 2014 in 180 seconds. Highlights include Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Joseph Altuzarra, Jil Sander, Marni and more!

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Click HERE to shop the Fall 2013 collections of some of the designers featured on the video.

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3:04 pm

Giorgio Armani One Night Only New York City

25/10/2013, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Giorgio Armani

Yesterday night belonged to Giorgio Armani. Actually, scratch that. October 24, as decreed by Mayor Bloomberg, is Giorgio Armani Day in New York City. I spent most part of my evening at his “One Night Only” event, featuring a retrospective of his Privé collections on a runway show and an exhibit called “Eccentrico“. I’ll share more photos on a separate blog post. Still gobsmacked how Mr. A’s team transformed the massive SuperPiers into a really chic venue. No detail was spared, from the carpeting to the scent wafting in the air! Yesterday night was definitely a night to remember. Bravo!

Fashion blogger Bryanboy at Giorgio Armani One Night Only New York City event
Bryanboy at Armani One Night Only New York City event
Giorgio Armani at Armani One Night Only New York City event

Photos of Roberta Armani, Hilary Swank, Stephen Dorff, Naomi Watts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Renee Zellweger, Coco Rocha, Erin O’Connor, Olivia Palermo, Giovanna Battaglia and Natalie Joos after the jump! Click click click!

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11:27 pm

Armani Fifth Avenue

22/10/2013, Current Affairs, Giorgio Armani, Sponsored Content

In preparation for this Thursday’s major Giorgio ArmaniOne Night Only New York” festivities and the launch of “Eccentrico” exhibition, I went to the Armani Fifth Avenue flagship boutique to select an outfit for the event. As always, I love the attentive service at the store. I also went upstairs to Armani Ristorante, something I’ve never done before, for a little post-shopping aperitivo situation. LOVED the Armani Martini. Delicious.

To learn more about the upcoming Armani extravaganza in New York City, go to www.armani.com/LIVE.

Bryanboy inside his dressing room at the Giorgio Armani Fifth Avenue flagship boutique
Bryanboy at Emporio Armani flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue
Bryanboy trying sunglasses at Armani Fifth Avenue New York City
Bryanboy at Armani Ristorante New York having an Armani Martini
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Armani/Fifth Avenue Flagship
717 5th Avenue
(and 56th Street)
New York, NY
Phone: 1 (212) 339-5950

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5:42 pm

New Yorkers on Armani

22/10/2013, Fashion and Style, Giorgio Armani

The countdown begins! To kick off Armani’s “One Night Only” festivities in New York City, why don’t you check out this hysterical video of various New Yorkers on Giorgio Armani the man (and Armani the brand) through the camera lens of Style.com’s Tim Blanks.

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Click HERE to visit Armani.com/LIVE.

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3:14 pm

Number One

22/10/2013, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Models

Gisele. GISELE! The term “supermodel” does get thrown around loosely but IMO, Gisele Bundchen, aka “GB”, aka “Number One”, is the last supermodel in my books. I had the pleasure of working with the most beautiful woman in the world for two days last week and boy oh boy, this one is for the books.

As y’all know, I extended in Paris for a few days after fashion week. One day, I got an email from my beloved agent to go to a casting. Nine years of blogging and I’ve never gone to a casting before so naturally I was nervous. I’m no model. I didn’t know what to expect! But, like a trooper, I showed up right on the dot, answered a few questions in front of a camera and within three minutes, done and done. A week later, I got called in to take part in a two-day shoot. I was on set for sixteen hours on the first day.

Trust me, I wish I could tell you all about it. I’m bound to keep my silence until it comes out. NEXT YEAR. For now, why don’t you enjoy Gisele’s supremacy and ferociousness, courtesy of this old Vogue Italia video…

Bryanboy and Gisele Bundchen in New York
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Gisele is EVERYTHING!!!!!

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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.

Valentino My Own Code bag
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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