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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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10:45 am

A Little Bit of Fur…

22/04/2013, Accessories, Adrienne Landau, Current Affairs, Fur, Mexico City

Some of my fur accessories were featured on today’s issue of Womens Wear Daily alongside Louis Vuitton, Fendi, etc.

Fancy That - fur accessories on April 22, 2013 issue of Womens Wear Daily

Oh Mexico. It’s never too warm to sport a little bit of fur. I must say I can’t live without my lovely purple fur camera strap from my collaboration with Adrienne Landau. This is the the original prototype version in mink fur and we’re producing them in rabbit, raccoon and fox versions.

Bryanboy in Mexico City wearing Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau mink fur camera straps
Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau purple mink fur camera strap

Click HERE to pre-order your Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau fur camera straps!

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2:36 pm

Miu Miu Rasoir Sunglasses

21/04/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Miu Miu, Spring Summer 2013, Sunglasses

Have you seen Miu Miu‘s spring/summer 2013 ‘Rasoir’ sunglasses capsule collection? The ad campaign, shot by Inez & Vinoodh, stars Malgosia Bela, Bette Frank, Martha Hunt, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima and Arizona Muse.

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Miu Miu is available at Net-a-Porter (click HERE).

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3:39 am

Saint Laurent Paris Fall 2013 Preview

18/04/2013, Fall Winter 2013, Fashion and Style, Saint Laurent Paris

As you guys already know, I skipped the Fall/Winter 2013 shows in Europe due to filming engagements in Los Angeles. Now that I’m back home in New York, I thought I’d take the time out to view everything that I’ve missed. I recently popped by the Saint Laurent Paris showroom uptown the other day for a quick re-see. As always, it’s so different to see the garments up close. I found Hedi Slimane’s collection ultra luxe, extremely well-made, not to mention highly wearable. And relevant! I love the youthful energy and vibe. Some of the pieces are even downright unisex! My personal favourite items include: the white rabbit fur jacket (women’s) and coat (men’s) dyed to resemble ermine fur, the luscious mohair cardigans, the unisex shoes (they released a number of ultra classic yet edgy black biker boots, one of which came even came embellished), the mammoth salmon fox fur chubby coat, and a wide variety of strong jackets and statement capes.

Saint Laurent Paris Fall Winter 2013 by Hedi Slimane
Fall Winter 2013 mohair cardigan by Saint Laurent Paris
Saint Laurent Paris Fall Winter 2013 handbags
Fall Winter 2013 Saint Laurent Paris embellished biker boots
Fall Winter 2013 Saint Laurent Paris collection by Hedi Slimane
Plaid dress by Saint Laurent Paris
Salmon pink fox fur coat by Saint Laurent Paris
White rabbit fur jacket by Saint Laurent Paris

Click HERE (Luisa Via Roma) and HERE (Net-a-Porter) to shop Saint Laurent Paris.

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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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11:25 pm

Something about Sydney

12/04/2013, Australia, Current Affairs, Fashion Bloggers, Sydney

Once again, I’m thrilled and honored to visit Sydney thanks to Destination New South Wales and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Sydney is quite easily one of my favorite cities in the world and I am so happy to be back! I’m kind of turning into an old fixture in this gorgeous town and I love it!  It was so nice reuniting with the Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Andrew Stoner, and 2013 NSW Fashion Ambassadors include Kym Ellery, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Romance Was Born, Lara Bingle, Jess Blanch from Russh Magazine and Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage.

While I will be going to plenty of shows, I’m also super excited to hit some favorite spots in the city. I’m certainly looking forward to soak up as much of the amazing weather and food as humanly possible. I have always had great experiences here and I’m sure this visit won’t be any different.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013 at Carriageworks
Fashion Bloggers at 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
2013 Fashion Ambassadors at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013 Opening
Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Andrew Stoner and Lara Bingle at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Kym Ellery and Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
Andrew Stoner and Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013
NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Bryanboy at Mercedes-Benz Starlounge

Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, bag by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shirt by Ermenegildo Zegna, sweater by Christopher Kane, trousers by Joseph, shoes by Prada

Photo credits: Queenie for Bryanboy.com, Dan Gosse, Getty Images

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12:14 am

Miu Miu Butterflies

07/04/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Miu Miu, Sunglasses

Lovely Miu Miu butterflies…

Miu Miu sunglasses spring summer 2013

All sunglasses by Miu Miu

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9:17 pm

Mr Prints Charming

06/04/2013, Bali, Christopher Kane, Fashion and Style

This, my friends, is prima-facie evidence of my obsessive/addictive personality. I really should be ashamed, no? Christopher Kane is Mr. Prints Charming alright. I somehow amassed a small coterie of this season’s paint brush stroke-printed tops. I like to dress them down with a pair of black shorts (preferably leather) or dress them up with a slick blazer and black trousers. He also did a few ultra cool printed shorts. However, with any addiction or vice, there’s always that fine line that you simply do not cross or else there’s no turning back! Remember kids, clothes are better than crack…

Sweater, t-shirt, t-shirt, t-shirt and button-down short-sleeved shirt, all by Christopher Kane (click HERE)

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10:16 am

Scarlet Hotel Singapore

02/04/2013, Current Affairs, Prada, Singapore

It’s no secret I’ve been to Singapore quite a number of times in the past. It’s one of my favourite places in the world. I usually tend to stay at larger hotels — Four Seasons, St. Regis and of course, the massive Marina Bay Sands. While you generally know what to expect with the big branded hotels, sometimes it’s nice to take a gamble and stay somewhere with a touch of charm. Afterall, I’m only in Singapore for a night and I wanted to do three things — buy a new computer, have chicken rice and chilli crabs.

Queenie and I booked a room at the Scarlet hotel. It’s located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown — literally next door to the Maxwell Road food center. I’ll tell you more about the reason why we wanted to go there, too.

Bryanboy at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy wearing camouflage pants at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy at the Scarlet Hotel Singapore lobby
Red walls and seats at Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Bryanboy in a Topman jacket at Scarlet Hotel Singapore
Queenie at Scarlet Hotel Singapore

Jacket from Topman, shirt by Penguin Paul (South Korea), pants by Xkin at Haji Lane (Singapore), shoes by Prada

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