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6:24 am

The Cove Atlantis Bahamas

16/05/2013, Bahamas, Christopher Kane, COS, Current Affairs, Dolce & Gabbana

When was the last time you did something for the first time? My quick weekend jaunt to the Bahamas, courtesy of The Cove Atlantis, enabled me to do things I’ve never done before, such as kissing dolphins and petting sea lions. I’m surprised the Bahamas is a mere two and a half hour flight from New York City and The Cove Atlantis made the perfect backdrop of that much-needed escape. I’ve been traveling a lot for quite some time now and all I needed to recharge my mind is a quick trip to the beach!

Look 1 – Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, Christopher Kane t-shirt, Timo shorts, Christopher Kane beach towel; Look 2 – 3.1 Phillip Lim top and shorts, COS sandals, Furla bag

Bryanboy in a wetsuit at the Cove Atlantis Bahamas
Bryanboy at Dolphin Cay at the Cove Atlantis Bahamas
Dolphin mother and child
Bryanboy feeding dolphins
Smiling dolphin
Sea lion at the Cove Atlantis Bahamas
Christopher Kane beach towel
Bryanboy in Christopher Kane at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
Ocean waves at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
Beach lounge chairs at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
Bahamas white sand
Bryanboy in 3.1 Phillip Lim at the Cove, Atlantis Bahamas
View from Bryanboy's Balcony at the Cove Atlantis, Bahamas

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10:10 pm

The Daphne

14/05/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Jason Wu, Shopping

Two seasons ago, my friend Jason Wu gifted me with my very own Daphne Bag in a rich, cherry red color. It’s become one of my favorite and most practical bags. I really love how you can turn this shoulder bag into a really elegant clutch by just tucking in the straps. It’s very roomy and the leather is oh so buttery soft and smooth. Despite its compact size, it fits all my essentials. How chic is this version, in pastel mint?

Jason Wu Daphne bag
Mint leather Jason Wu Daphne shoulder bag

Available at Net-a-Porter. Click HERE to buy or for more information.

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1:10 pm

Pink Magnolia x Disney, Mexico City

14/05/2013, Disney, Fashion and Style, Mexico City

Pink Magnolia, a youthful brand targeted to teenage girls in Mexico founded by Paola and Pamela Wong, recently invited me to Mexico City as one of their guests. Their runway show, styled by New York stylist Keegan Singh, featured their collaboration with Disney. Many of the runway pieces featured prints incorporated with the iconic image of Minnie Mouse. Overall, it was a fun, flirty and cute collection.

The very entrepreneurial Wong sisters were incredibly kind and generous. They showed Queenie and I an amazing time in their city. Being with them made me miss my own sisters back in the Philippines.

Opening look, faux fur hoodie by Pink Magnolia Mexico
Final Walkthrough of Pink Magnolia Fall Winter 2013 show
Minnie Mouse and Paola Wong at Pink Magnolia Runway show
Paola Wong, Minnie Mouse and Bryanboy backstage at Pink Magnolia runway show, Mexico City
Queenie and Bryanboy at Pink Magnolia after show dinner at Mexsi Bocu Mexico City
Altamira's Craig Arend, BFA's Leandro Justen at Mexsi Bocu, Mexico City
Pink Magnolia dinner at Mexsi Bocu, Mexico City
Pink Magnolia showroom in Mexico City
Patricia Wong at Pink Magnolia showroom in Mexico City
Minnie Mouse shoe prints by Pink Magnolia
Minnie Mouse head prints by Pink Magnolia
Black skirt by Pink Magnolia x Disney
Lipstick print by Pink Magnolia
Costume jewelry by Pink Magnolia Mexico City
Pink Magnolia showroom wall

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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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11:41 pm

Get Scattered: Isaac Mizrahi and Betty Halbreich

02/05/2013, Fashion and Style

Bergdorf Goodman shared this exclusive video of a conversation between 85-year old Personal Shopper Betty Halbreich and Isaac Mizrahi. This is a bonus clip with the two of them discussing questions from Bergdorf Goodman twitter followers. Be sure to watch the documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (which btw, was a good read), debuting this Friday in theaters across New York City and Los Angeles.

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2:07 pm

The Great Gatsby (1974) vs The Great Gatsby (2013)

02/05/2013, Film

Somehow it feels as if the whole world is touting and hyping The Great Gatsby (2013) as the movie of the year. I’ve read the book (by F. Scott Fitzgerald) and saw the 1974 film a long time ago but I want to see Baz Luhrmann’s epic rendition purely for the stunning production and visuals.

2013 featuring Leonardo DiCaprio
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1974 featuring Robert Redford
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11:06 am

Uniqlo Lifewear Fall Winter 2013

01/05/2013, Fall Winter 2013, Fashion and Style, Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s Design Director Naoki Takizawa hosted a lovely breakfast yesterday morning at Industria Studios to present the latest Lifewear 2013 fall/winter collection. My beloved Nicola Formichetti styled and grouped the collection in different projects featuring Uniqlo’s cool classics — Heattech, Ultra Light Down, Fleece, Silk, Cashmere, Cotton Flannel and Ultra Stretch Jeans. I’m a HUGE fan of Uniqlo — I stockpile their cashmeres so imagine the delight when I saw the colorblocked cashmere sweaters. I also love how they combined multiple plaid prints in a single flannel shirt. Don’t get me started with the fluffy, cotton candy-esque pastel fishnet wigaloo situation; that’s a DIY project waiting to happen.

Uniqlo Lifewear logo
Uniqlo Lifewear presentation floor
Some looks from Uniqlo Lifewear fall winter 2013 presentation in New York
Uniqlo Lifewear fall winter 2013 cashmere sweaters
Uniqlo cashmere sweaters fall winter 2013
Uniqlo white shirts and floral headpieces

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9:03 am

Rita Ora x Calvin Klein at BaselWorld 2013

28/04/2013, Basel, Calvin Klein, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Events

Oh Rita Ora. Not only I was impressed to see her perform in person, I must say that I was truly impressed by her personal style transformation as well. She looked s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g in Calvin Klein.

Rita Ora Performing at Calvin Klein party BaselWorld Basel Switzerland 2013
Rita Ora in Calvin Klein at BaselWorld 2013
Bryanboy, Lily Kwong, Laura Burdese and Hanneli Mustaparta at Calvin Klein party BaselWorld 2013
Lily Kwong, Bryanboy and Hanneli Mustaparta at Calvin Klein party BaselWorld 2013
Rita Ora singing at BaselWorld 2013 party for Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein party at BaselWorld 2013 Basel Switzerland

On me: Suit, orange shirt, jewelry all by Calvin Klein Collection

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10:26 pm

Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry Baselworld 2013

27/04/2013, Accessories, Basel, Calvin Klein, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Jewelry, Watches

Greetings from Basel! Calvin Klein flew me to Switzerland as one of their guests for this year’s BaselWorld exhibition. To those of you who are not familiar of BaselWorld, it’s the biggest watch and jewelry fair in the world. It’s my first time to attend the fair. Don’t be misled by the word ‘fair’ though. BaselWorld 2013 was set up to resemble a giant shopping mall with some of the biggest watch and jewelry brands setting up conceptualized “booths” that looked like their actual retail stores. It was a no-expense-barred event and it was fascinating to see what everyone came up with.

It was lovely reuniting with familiar and friendly faces in addition to the Calvin Klein team and Executives: my ultra chic friend Lily Kwong flew in from Gabon, Laura Burdese, Calvin Klein tumblr contributor Hanneli Mustaparta and Ulrich Grimm who is the Creative Director of both Men’s & Women’s Shoes and Accessories. Rita Ora performed at the celebratory party in the evening and my beloved DJ Mike Nouveau spinned at the festivities.

The new Calvin Klein watches and jewelry collection features clean lines and characteristic curved metal surfaces. Some of the highlights from the 2013 line include the ck dress watch, the unisex ck eager timepiece, the ck classic watch that has been newly redesigned for 2013 and ck undulate, a key jewelry offering for the season including two pendant necklaces, rings and delicate earrings that showcase sleek and rounded shapes. Overall, the new collection can be described as sleek, elegant and ultra functional. Totally in synch with the brand’s modern and minimalist DNA. Very Calvin Klein.

On me: Jacket, top, shorts all by Calvin Klein spring/summer 2013 menswear

Calvin Klein watches and jewelry Baselworld 2013
Bryanboy, Lily Kwong and Laura Burdese at Baselworld 2013

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11:41 am

Bienvenido a la Ciudad de México!

22/04/2013, Current Affairs, Gucci, Mexico City, Phillip Lim, Saint Laurent Paris

Hola mamacita! Hola papi chulo! Despite all my world travels, I had never been to Mexico. It seemed appropriate that Mexico City be my introduction. I’ve heard so many things about this megalopolis — glorious food, terrible traffic, and plenty of pollution, but to be honest, as I stepped off the plane, I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

I had a long list of places to visit in the city, but at the top was the Centro Historico, or the historical center of Mexico City. At its heart was the Zocalo, a plaza lined with immense buildings with ancient facades stained by the pollution and hundreds of years of rich history. Standing at the center of it all, listening to the bells of the cathedral, I felt as though I could have easily been in some other old-world European city.

Bryanboy outside Museum Nacional de Arte Mexico City

Queenie and I left our hotel, the Condesa DF in Condesa, at the crack of dawn to beat the crowds and traffic. We spent the entire morning wandering around and paid our dues at some of the old, very old fixtures, such as the Palacio Nacional, Cathedral Metropolitana, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional de Arte and Palacio de Correos. We got back to the hotel just in time to make the last call for breakfast. We couldn’t have had a more productive morning!

On me: Saint Laurent Paris polka-dot button-down shirt (click HERE to buy), 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts (click HERE to buy), patent leather brogues by Gucci (click HERE to buy). On Queenie: Theory shirt, Prada backpack, All Saints jeans.

Flag of Mexico
Bryanboy in front of Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City
Metropolitan Cathedral Mexico City
Bryanboy walking in Mexico City
Mexico City architecture
Bryanboy and Mexico City phone booth
Queenie at Centro Historico Mexico City
Mexico City Lottery Tickets
Mexico City Centro Historico
Bryanboy in Saint Laurent Paris shirt in Mexico City
Hemiciclo a Juárez Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City
Palace of Fine Arts Mexico City
Bryanboy outside Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico
Queenie outside Palacio de Bellas Artes
Bryanboy at Condesa DF Hotel restaurant
Bryanboy having breakfast at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Fashion Blogger Bryanboy at Condesa DF hotel for breakfast
Queenie at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Orange juice and coffee at Condesa DF Hotel Mexico City
Condesa DF Hotel Courtyard cafe

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