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8:08 pm

Alpha by Solange Azagury-Partridge

16/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Jewelry, London

My business meeting at the Connaught Hotel yesterday afternoon finished early and right across the hotel is Solange Azagury-Partridge’s flagship boutique. I first heard of Solange from reading LoveGold’s London Shopping Guide. As much as I love fashion and all its trappings, I’m not getting any younger. Most of my clothes usually have a shelf life of six months, probably a year tops. Which is why I started to look (I said look, not buy, ok!!!) into fine jewelry lately — they last forever! There comes a certain point in life when you elevate yourself with certain, finer things.

To the uninitiated, Solange Azagury-Partridge is a self-taught jewelry designer. In 2001, Tom Ford (formerly of PPR), hired her to serve as the Creative Director of Boucheron. She held the position for several years before focusing on her own brand.

She recently launched her first men’s jewelry collection named “Alpha” based on classic themes such love, lust, strength and beauty. All of her men’s pieces are made with 18ct yellow gold but sandblasted and blackened with rhodium. The blackening intentionally wears away, over time, to slowly reveal the yellow gold underneath. I thought it was genius.

I had the pleasure of trying several things on. Perhaps my favorite piece from the entire “Alpha” collection is the “Heart of Darkness” pendant. My heart never raced so fast I couldn’t stop myself from sweating in my three-piece suit when I held it. The pendant had a great weight as well. DIVINE. ABSOLUTELY DIVINE.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Heart of Darkness 18ct Gold Pendant
Solange Azagury-Partridge London Store
Solange Azagury-Partridge London Stairs
Solange Azagury-Partridge London Carpets

The “Lionheart” ring features two small diamonds and a ruby.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Lionheart Ring

This is the “Bareknuckle” pendant. I like how it signifies strength, like a fist ready to punch someone.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Bareknuckle Pendant

I also love the “WMD” (Weapons of Mass Destruction) pendant. I had a good chuckle when I saw this cheeky piece.

Solange Azagury-Partridge WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction Pendant

Solange Azagury-Partridge Snake bangle

The “Tied Up” bangle is adjustable.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Tied Up bangle

One of Solange’s personal favorites is the “Samson” bracelet. It’s a made to measure piece customized with a lock of your loved one’s (or your) hair.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Samson bracelet

Check out this short film they they released earlier this year starring Mark Ruffalo.

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Solange Azagury-Partridge is located at 5 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 3AP. Be sure to ask for Cynthia, Darren or Daniel. You may also email london@solange.co.uk or call +44-207-792-0197. Solange also has boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City.

For more information about Solange and her other collections, visit http://www.solange.co.uk.

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6:26 pm

Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Show

16/09/2014, Burberry, Fashion and Style, Fashion Shows, London, Spring Summer 2015

Missed yesterday’s Burberry Prorsum spring summer 2015 fashion show in London? Here’s the full-length video of the show featuring a live performance of James Bay.

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9:30 am

Watch Live: BOSS Womenswear Spring 2015 Fashion Show

10/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Hugo Boss, Jason Wu, Spring Summer 2015

Pencil it down your calendars! Don’t forget to watch today’s livestream of the spring/summer 2015 BOSS Womenswear fashion show by Artistic Director Jason Wu at 4 World Trade Center. The fashion show (featuring an “architecture meets nature” theme) will begin around 2:00-2:30PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 10 so stay tuned.

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7:13 am

Calvin Klein REVEAL Launch

09/09/2014, Calvin Klein, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fragrance, Francisco Costa

I had fun attentending last night’s launch of Calvin Klein’s new fragrance “Reveal”. It was held at the 68th floor of the new 4 World Trade Center building just three blocks away from my apartment. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora performed throughout the night. In attendance: Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, Amber Heard, Clark Brockelman, Joe Jonas, Doutzen Kroes and more.

Fashion blogger Bryanboy at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Bryanboy at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Iggy Azalea at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Joe Jonas at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Francisco Costa and Amber Heard at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Rita Ora at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch
Clark Brockelman at the Calvin Klein Reveal launch

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1:26 am

This Is BOSS

07/09/2014, Fashion and Style, Hugo Boss, Jason Wu, Spring Summer 2015

To give a hint on what’s next to come from Jason Wu’s upcoming spring/summer 2015 collection for BOSS, he commissioned Marco Brambilla to direct this video featuring Finnish model Suvi Koponen.

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Don’t forget to save the date, September 10, 2014 at 2:30PM Eastern Time.

Hugo Boss will lifestream their Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show at http://fashionshow.hugoboss.com.

See you at the show!

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1:53 am

Electric Zoo 2014 (Day 2 x Zedd)

02/09/2014, Current Affairs, Electric Zoo, Events, Music

I thought I’d share some of my fave highlights on Day 2 of Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival. At first I was like, hmm, should I go back for another round? Maybe, maybe not, maybe, maybe not. I ended up going on Day 2 and I have zero regrets because Day 3, like last year, was cancelled PREMATURELY by the authorities because of this so-called “severe weather forecast”, which, btw, didn’t happen. Just a few minutes of drizzle (YAASSSSS!) and pretty much this side of the Atlantic comes to a complete halt. Americans, especially in the East Coast, are particularly paranoid when it comes to weather.

I loved Dyro, Zedd and Armin’s sets. I had so much fun hanging out with the kids. I think I’m gonna maximize this moment before I reach that point of no return. I don’t wanna be one of those 40 year olds who look like 40 year olds but act like a bunch of 16 year olds, ya know? Not a good lewk.

I can’t believe summer is almost over and fashion month (PLEASE DON’T REFER IT AS “FASHION WEEK” BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW IT AIN’T A WEEK) begins, well, on Wednesday. Going all out over the weekend was a good way to remind myself that I’m human, I’m capable of letting my hair down and have lots fun.

Bryanboy at Electric Zoo Music Festival 2014 Day 2
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Bryanboy's Rolex watch and Hermes bracelet with Raver kandi kids bracelets
A guy in neon yellow shorts at Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival Day 2
Bryanboy with tiger kids
Bryanboy hangs out with the bros
Furry raver costume in fuchsia pink
Blond muscle mary
Bryanboy at Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival Day 2
Bryanboy at Electric Zoo 2014 Day 2

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2:22 pm

Electric Zoo 2014 (Day 1 x Nicky Romero)

30/08/2014, Current Affairs, Electric Zoo, Music

I’ve always wanted to go to but I never got around doing it over the past few years because of my travel schedule but I blocked the whole month of August this year as personal “me” time and I finally did it. Yes! I went to the opening yesterday afternoon and I had lots of fun. For those of you who don’t know what Electric Zoo 2014 is (hopefully an annual event moving forward) a three-day EDM festival at Randall’s Island here in New York City.

Bryanboy goes to Electric Zoo 2014 Day 1

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of EDM. I’ve been listening to it for years, way before it was even called “EDM”. I love the music. I really do, especially progressive/electro house, even cheesy commercial house at times. It’s cheerful and uplifting. I get so much joy and pleasure dancing hard to the beat, it’s indescribable. On a purely selfish note, I personally love dancing like a lunatic because it’s my version of burning calories aka working out.

I love a good outdoor party session versus partying in a nightclub. The older I get, the more I loathe clubs. I guess I started early. The first time I’ve stepped foot in a club was almost 18 years ago — when I was 14! These days there’s too much bullshit involved in clubs. Gathering people, queueing (if necessary), getting in, waiting in line to get a drink if you don’t have a table, paying exorbitant amounts of money to get a fucking table, and then you have shitty music AND shitty people who don’t dance.

Bryanboy and Raver 1 and Raver 2 at Electric Zoo 2014
Electric Zoo 2014 Artist Pass
Bryanboy and Nicky Romero at Electric Zoo 2014
Bryanboy at Electric Zoo 2014

When it comes to outdoor parties, once you’re in, you’re in. No nasty, power-tripping bouncers and door bitches to deal with judging your outfit head-to-toe. Everyone’s all happy, giddy (maybe some are on drugs but it’s none of my business) and they’re all united for the love of music. I’m an old soul. I don’t do drugs and all I’m after is a happy place where I can feel young again, throw caution to the wind, get high from the beats and dance like there’s no tomorrow.

I don’t know what it is but it feels liberating. There’s something thrilling dancing, getting all sweaty and wet, having fun, sharing smiles and good vibes with utter strangers whom you’ll never see again for the rest of your life. Oh and sitting on top of the shoulders of very tall men to admire the view of the sea of people and their well-lit phones? It’s a priceless feeling! You cannot put a price tag on sheer happiness.

That’s what I did yesterday and that’s what I’m gonna do again later tonight for Day Two of Electric Zoo!

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2:19 am

Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM Bag

22/08/2014, Acne, Current Affairs, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Prada

Three days after my wisdom tooth extraction, I swung by the Louis Vuitton boutique in Soho after being told by a friend that a huge chunk of Nicolas Ghesquiere’s debut collection for the house had arrived. The last time I went to the store was ages ago when I bought luggage. I had a hard time exercising restraint and self-control because every runway piece in the store was desirable. I love the floral trousers. I NEED the turtlenecks in all color ways and the zip-front jackets. And all the belts too! In the end, I walked out of the store with a couple of knits and the new Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag.

Oh Mr. Ghesquiere… you’re so dangerous to my bank account!

Bryanboy carrying a Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag
Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag
Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc PM bag worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy wears a sweater from Acne Studios, shorts from 3.1 Phillip Lim and purple Prada scarf
Fall Winter 2014 Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc Speedy PM bag worn by Bryanboy

Purple scarf by Prada
Sweater by Acne Studios (click HERE to buy)
Shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim (click HERE to buy)
Sandals by Givenchy
Bag by Louis Vuitton

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2:05 am

See You At Electric Zoo 2014!

22/08/2014, Music

Any of you guys coming to this year’s Electric Zoo 2014 Music Festival next weekend at Randall’s Island? I’m coming! I’ve been looking forward to this for ages.

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Click HERE to buy your tickets. See you next week!

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12:51 pm

Are You On The List?

21/08/2014, Carolina Herrera, Sponsored Content

I’m thrilled to be working with Carolina Herrera for their latest digital campaign of their new fragrance, 212 VIP Rose. I, along with Natalia Kills, Vincent Gallo, Peter and Harry Brant have a few challenges for you. Are you on the list?

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Click HERE to learn more.

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