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1:46 pm

Ibiza Situation

18/07/2013, Cartier, Current Affairs, Marc Jacobs, Prada

Just when I thought my summer could not get any worse, the lord almighty, whoever or wherever it might be, answered by prayers and sent me to Ibiza. Si, si, si, hola, hola, hola Eivissa! The last time I went here was more than a decade ago. I’m not even gonna tell you when exactly because it will cement the notion that I’m a dinosaur. But yes, I’m THRILLED, I’m so happy to be back. I’ve decided that I’m gonna make an effort from now on to spend a week here at least during summer. Every year. Why haven’t I gone here before when I go to Europe all the fucking time? Ugh. Looking back, it’s fascinating how I’ve worked so hard over the past few years that I forgot to take real vacations. It’s great that I get to travel more than a pilot even if it’s mostly for work. If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past 24 hours that I’ve been here, it’s… well, it’s important to take a break from it all. Shake that booty bitches, it’s time to party.

Bryanboy at Ushuaia Club hotel in Ibiza, Spain
Bryanboy at Ushuaia Club, Ibiza
Playa d'en Bossa Ibiza beach
Playa d'en Bossa beach, Ibiza

Shorts by Marc Jacobs, sandals by Prada, sunglasses by Replay, bracelets by Hermes and Cartier, watch by Cartier

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4:58 pm

2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco

16/07/2013, Alexander Wang, America's Cup, Camper, Current Affairs, San Francisco

All aboard the Camper spectator yacht. Come sail with me! The lovely folks at Camper, proud sponsors of Team New Zealand at this year’s America’s Cup (2013), invited me to watch the challenge in San Francisco between Prada Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand. It’s my first time to watch such sport. It was surreal being on this massive yacht for hours, touring around the San Francisco bay to watch two powerful boats compete for the Cup. I love being on the water — there’s something oh so liberating about it. had so much fun. Congratulations to Team New Zealand!

Bryanboy in Alexander Wang aboard Camper spectator yacht on 2013 America's Cup in San Francisco
Bryanboy on a yacht in San Francisco Bay
Bryanboy and view of downtown San Francisco behind him
Prada Luna Rossa and Team New Zealand boats on America's Cup
Camper Lifelovers Welcome flag

Sunglasses by Prada, jacket by ACNE, t-shirt by T by Alexander Wang, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Geoxx

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6:00 pm

Back to Louis Vuitton Basics

06/07/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Louis Vuitton

There was a time in my life when I used to carry (and check-in) designer luggage — back in the days when traveling was a luxury, you know, the odd once or twice a year vacation somewhere far-flung. Wind the clocks forward and traveling is no longer a luxury but an essential and necessary part of my work. I could be in Marrakech one week, Bali the next, and Sydney the other. There are days when I’d wake up in a hotel room and have no idea what time or what day of the week it was. A few friends of mine often joke how I travel more than a pilot.

When you log miles like crazy, it’s practical to ditch your pricey luggage in favor of something sturdy but cheap and disposable. I never understood all these people who are shocked, especially on twitter and instagram, why I use relatively inexpensive bags. For years, I used this unnamed black trolley/roller bag from Chinatown, bought for no more than $30 many years ago, and had traveled to more cities than James Bond. I dubbed the bag my ‘tranny case’ because it kept everything and EVERYTHING I needed, life essentials and all that. It was sturdy as fuck, have been with me through thick and thin, desert (Salt Flats, Utah) and through four feet of snow (Stockholm, Sweden). You should’ve seen how distraught I was when my modest trolley bag died earlier this year. I dropped it on an empty escalator at Zurich airport and the handles broke, rendering the poor case useless.

For two months, I couldn’t decide whether I should buy another inexpensive case or to go for an upgrade. I finally bit the bullet when I visited Bologna last week and bought myself a Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 and Pegasse 55 in the classic monogram canvas. They keyword here is CLASSIC. I could’ve opted for Goyard or something a little discreet such as Epi or Taiga leather at Vuitton but no. No, no, no, no, no no no. And NO to Damier canvas. I often think of the phrase ‘false humility’ whenever I see people carry Damier canvas because in their minds, they WANT something that screams “LOUIS VUITTON” but without the monograms so it’s kind of like counterproductive. Talk about a whole new level of cray. If you’re gonna go for Vuitton, go for the kill. More is more, pile on the logos, pile on the monograms. It doesn’t hurt to be obnoxious from time to time.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Keepall 45 and Pegasse 55 luggage
Bryanboy's Louis Vuitton monogram canvas luggage

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9:51 am

Mean Girl

26/06/2013, Brandy Melville, Current Affairs, Los Angeles

While the Milan menswear shows are going on, I flew back to Los Angeles for some non-fashiony tasks. I had to do some audio for a project I’m working on and then there’s Lindsey and Tyler’s wedding in Huntington Beach. After the wedding, Queenie drove me to Newport Beach for some fun in the sand. I’m so glad I raided Rumi’s closet beforehad though because I had nothing appropriate to wear. I flew in straight from Florence and all my clothes were dirty as fuck not to mention inappropriate. I found this strong tank top with the oh-so-famous Mean Girls You Can’t Sit With Us quote by Brandy Melville from her arsenal and boy oh boy…

Bryanboy in Newport Beach, California
Bryanboy wearing a You Can't Sit With Us tank top by Brandy Melville in Newport Beach
You Can't Sit With Us Tshirt by Brandy Melville
Bryanboy wearing an Emporio Armani jacket and You Can't Sit With Us Top by Brandy Melville

You Can’t Sit With Us” tank top by Brandy Melville, shorts by MTWTFSS Weekday Collection, bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, jacket by Emporio Armani, sandals by Studio Pollini  (click HERE)

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12:00 pm

PRADA Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear

23/06/2013, Prada, Spring Summer 2014

PRADA SS2014 Menswear Live Stream CONTINUE READING

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7:15 am

U Kane’t Touch This!

19/06/2013, Christopher Kane, Current Affairs, Florence

I love a good Christopher Kane print. Especially when it features scary creatures inspired by old horror films. It’s not every day that I wear fleece sweatshirts and sweat pants but this graphic, head-to-ankle look from Christopher Kane is asking for it. Perfect for mincing around the airport or hustling the city streets.

Bryanboy in Florence wearing a Christopher Kane sweatshirt from Fall/winter 2013
Bryanboy wearing Christopher Kane sweatshirt and fleece trackpants from fall/winter 2013 collection
Bryanboy in fleece Christopher Kane hoodie and sweat pants from fall/winter 2013

Christopher Kane sweatshirt (click HERE), Christopher Kane fleece track pants (click HERE), Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers (click HERE). All at Luisa Via Roma.

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10:59 am

Casa Cavalli

18/06/2013, Current Affairs, Florence, Roberto Cavalli

Ciao my dearest readers. Greetings from Florence!

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Eva Cavalli’s party for Cash & Rocket, a tour organized by women raising funds for charity.

Roberto’s son Rob invited a few of us back to their Villa the day after for an impromptu lunch and pool party — a great way to beat the Italian heat. The Cavallis are such gracious hosts. Their home up the Florentine hills is nothing but magnificent and inspiring — think mink carpets, sable fur throws and unicorn sculptures. It was certainly a far cry from how I grew up as a child. It was magical!

Meanwhile, I had to make a new friend out of the leopard-print rabbit fut teddy bear in one of the salons.

Bryanboy at Roberto and Eva Cavalli's home
Leopard print rabbit fur teddy bear
Roberto Cavalli's living room in Florence
Bryanboy on a leopard swing at Roberto Cavalli's house

Sandals by Studio Pollini (click HERE)

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12:15 pm

Watch Now: John Galliano on Charlie Rose

13/06/2013, Fashion and Style, John Galliano

Here are a few snippets from John Galliano’s first television interview (on Charlie Rose) following his ousting at Christian Dior.

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Click HERE to watch the full interview.

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10:41 pm

Calvin Klein Collection Resort 2014

12/06/2013, Calvin Klein, Fashion and Style, Francisco Costa, Resort 2014

I popped over to the Calvin Klein Collection showroom earlier this afternoon to see the Resort 2014 collection by Francisco Costa. I couldn’t stop myself from touching the oh-so-chic ultrasuede pieces; love the green coat on the rack, the short, boxy white jacket and the long-sleeved blue top with the zip on the back. It was refreshing to see Francisco use denim. I also love the colourful collaboration with the artist Ellsworth Kelly. Not shown on the runway was this amazing, graphic, black and white printed jacket and trousers; had my name all over it. Want. Love. Need.

White ultrasuede coat from Calvin Klein Collection Resort 2014 collection by Francisco Costa
Calvin Klein Collection Resort 2014 Re-see

Click click click for more photos of the collection, including accessories!
CONTINUE READING

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9:01 am

Isabel Marant Pour H&M

11/06/2013, Fashion and Style, H&M, Isabel Marant

Coming this fall — Isabel Marant for H&M! I know a million girls who would queue for this collaboration.

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