Bryanboy Loves Holt Renfrew
Have you ever had a retail institution pay tribute to you? Believe it or not, I’m still having a hard time digesting it.
Holt Renfrew Toronto flagship store
As I previously wrote, Canada’s premiere retailer, the 170-year old Holt Renfrew, is currently celebrating their favourite fashion bloggers through window displays at their stores. I think it’s an incredible gesture (not to mention a very bold move) for Holt Renfrew (or any retailer, really) to do such thing. Unless I’m wrong, it’s the world’s first. I’m truly, madly, deeply happy that the ‘establishment’ recognize us bloggers. It’s such an honor and a privilege to be on their list. Thank you. Thank you so much. Look , I’ve never even been to Canada… but I’m there in spirit! I wish I was in Toronto right now so I could pose near my window but alas, I’m in Tokyo.
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Spent a lovely afternoon at Cafe Charlot in Paris (Rue Bretagne) with friends over coffee, beer, burgers, fries and wine!
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Ann Demeulemeester Spring/Summer 2010 Menswear
Can I just say I'm truly amazed with the power of twitter? First off, I have to give credit where credit is due. I recently got lost around the Trocadero area for the Ann Demeulemeester show. However, thanks to free wi-fi around Paris, I managed to update my Twitter status asking for directions. I have no idea what happened but Michele from the Ann Demeulemeester press office sent me an SMS and generously offered car service/a driver to pick me up where I was at. I thought that gesture was very, very sweet and kind. Thank you so much. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to reply because my French phone ran out of credit; my friend Sonny called me a few moments later and gave me directions, thank god.
Some of my favourite looks from Ann Demeulemeester S/S 2010 are:
I'm getting a new phone when I'm done with my traveling. Allow me to indulge in the luxury of not being able to be contacted over the next few days. I like it!
* photo credit:catwalking
Mugged in Paris.
It's 6:30AM here in Paris. I just got back at the apartment after spending 2 hours at the French police station. I was mugged and had to file a complaint. I went out at around 4AM to take cash from the atm to pay for my cab fare to the airport later and to try to find a place where to get cigarettes but these 2 guys followed me and asked me to hand over my Chanel bag. To be honest with you, I wasn't worried about the bag, cash or what have you. My only concern is that the bag has the keys to the apartment. I have a flight in a few hours and I haven't packed yet!
To cut the story short, right after I got mugged, I went to the payphone and called the French police — hello, I already had my phone stolen a few days ago. Within seconds, I kid you not, 2 cop cars with 8 or 9 policemen went to the payphone where I'm at. I was crying etc.
One of them asked me what the thieveslook like so I said there's 2 guys, blah blah blah. They told me to get inside the car really quick and they drove around the streets really fast. I wasn't sure what was going on until I saw the 2 guys who mugged me walk down the street so I told the cops that's them!
They were able to recover my Chanel bag, keys, etc. The had to keep the cash though as evidence until the judge does something this afternoon but alas, I'll be gone. I'll just ask a friend to get the cash.
Anyway, I'm fine now. I'm safe, alive, and I'm alright. I lost a few things but they are irrelevant. The two guys are in the hands of the police, hopefully the judge will do something about it.
It's amazing how efficient French police are. Seriously. They searched the streets for my keys… I'm totally impressed. Thank you thank you thank you so much.
PS. OMG I know this isn't appropriate to say but jesus fuck, some of the police officers were GAWWWWWJUS!
PPSS. Ok ok I better get going. I'll pack my stuff now. It's Tokyo time!!!
Just a quick note to let you guys know that I have lost my cellphone two days ago here in Paris. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, call or send messages to my French (+33.6.1365.7126) or Filipino (+63.915.785.1492) cellphone numbers. I won't get them.
(Took this photo a lonnng time ago…)
If you get messages from these numbers, lemme tell you right no that it isn't me who are sending them. Both numbers are pre-paid sim cards so at this point (and unless there's a kind soul out here who wants to give me my phone back), please consider those digits as invalid.
I'll get new phone numbers when I get back home in a few weeks. Ugh.
Not only I need to get new numbers, I also need to get a bloody new phone.
And new business cards.
I'm really pissed cause there are lots of memories in that phone… priceless text messages, precious photos and videos (especially the last few moments of my grandmother… etc).
Oh well. C'est la vie as they say…