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10:32 pm

Sporty Spice

25/03/2014, Accessories, Current Affairs, Cycling, Prada, Rome, Sports

The first thing that came to my mind when Citi Bikes launched in New York City last year was “THEY’RE GONNA BE THE DEATH OF ME!” I’ve always been petrified of using bicycles in a big city. I think it has something do with my constant fear of being hit by a fast-moving vehicle. It’s already bad that I’ve almost gotten hit MANY, MANY times by a car/bus/truck WHILE WALKING let alone being on a bike. The last time I used a bike was in Paris about a year and a half ago when Rumi and I rented Velibs, not to bike around Paris but to use as props for our blogs…HAH!

Moving along…

I walked past shop with a sign that said “BIKE RENTAL” on our second day in Rome. Mr. Sweden and I went inside. I was curious what their bikes looked like. I was amazed how they have mini bikes, perfect for my petite self. After two days of Uber-ing and cabbing around Rome, I thought it would be refreshing to channel my inner Sporty Spice, rent a bike for an hour or two, see where our bikes lead us. Lo and behold we ended biking for four hours that day, with a quick pit stop at our hotel for an outfit change.

We loved biking so much we decided to come back to the same shop the following morning to do it again but alas, the shop was closed. After half an hour, I found another company and we rented slightly bigger bikes, not for a few hours but for a few days!

In a span of four days, I biked approximately 150 kilometers. We literally biked EVERYWHERE in Rome. EVERYWHERE! EVERYDAY!For hours each day. Right down to our last day. We’d start a little bit after sunrise and go back to the hotel by dusk. Saw most of the tourist spots and of course, we even went to the city outskirts. We also biked through a huge part of Appia Antica, one of the oldest, most important roads in ancient Rome.

Who knew there was a cyclist in me? I’m shocked! Will I do it again? Hell yes. I think I found a new love. This is so much better than Soul Cycle (which I, agonizingly if I may add, tried once and never went back)!

Bryanboy outside the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
Bryanboy biking on his way to Appia Antica, Rome

Feather crown, sweater, legwarmers and sandals by Prada, shorts by Rag & Bone, sunglasses by Balenciaga
Sweater by COS, sweatpants by Zara, sandals by Givenchy (click HERE), sunglasses by Balenciaga
Bracelets by Cartier and Hermes, watch by Rolex

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1:29 pm

Springtime Listening

23/03/2014, Balenciaga, Chanel, Current Affairs, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Givenchy, Music

I love a good, uplifting anthem. I really do. I find it fascinating how the people close to me often question my taste in music but what can I do? I don’t like to listen to songs that make me want to kill myself or tracks that me depressed. I like happy tunes, you know, tunes I can shake my booty to. Here are some of my favourite tracks of the moment. I like to play them on autorepeat whenever I’m out and about.

Is anyone coming to Ultra Miami next weekend? I’m THIS close to buying a plane ticket but I don’t want to go there alone. Pop me an email… maybe I’ll consider.

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Headphones by Frends, Balenciaga sunglasses, floral shirt and shorts by Givenchy, black jacket (not pictured) by Balenciaga, coat by Emporio Armani, backpack by Chanel, fur keychain by Fendi, shoes by Balenciaga

How You Love Me by 3LAU featuring Bright Lights
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Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance
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Ahead of Us by Lush & Simon, Tom Swoon
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Chris Lake feat. Jareth – Helium
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Calvin Harris feat. Ayah Marar – Thinking About You
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Stadiumx & Taylr Renee – Howl At The Moon
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Miley Cyrus vs. Cedric Gervais – Adore You (Extended Club Remix)
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Photo via Jasonitos

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1:16 pm

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for US Vogue April 2014

21/03/2014, Celebrity Gossip, Magazine Covers, Vogue USA

Advanced happy April Fools from American Vogue! I’m just gonna write this off as the “American Vogue needs to sell issues” cover. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, according to Vogue, is the “World’s Most Talked About Couple”.

Hashtag #right
Hashtag #isee
Hashtag #AWondrugs
Hashtag #whathasbeenseencannotbeunseen

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on the April 2014 cover of Vogue Magazine

Hashtag on a magazine cover. Can’t wait to see the next (as in May) issue. Let’s move forward.

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11:29 am

When You Say You Love Me, Know I Love You More

21/03/2014, Music

When you say you love me, know I love you more. When you say you need me, know I need you more. Boy, I adorrrrrrrre.

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I’m very late on the Miley Cyrus bandwagon but I must say I finally get her now.

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7:19 am

Resurrection

17/03/2014, Current Affairs, Prada

Resurrection. As you can tell from my other social media outlets, namely Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, I’m still alive and I’ve been everywhere!

Bryanboy's resurrection.

I know I took a (rather) long hiatus from the blog for various reasons beyond my control. Endless back-to-back trips happened — Costa Rica, San Francisco, Dubai, Florence, a quick jaunt to Madrid, followed by the usual Fashion Month festivities in New York, Milan, Paris, my week-long holiday in Rome followed by a pit stop in Stockholm and lastly, Madrid. In between New York and Madrid, before the European Collections started, my laptop crashed, effectively disconnecting me from the wired world of the interwebs.

Anyhoo, I’m finally back home, in my apartment, armed with a new laptop. I can’t wait to share to you all my adventures.

Feather crown by Prada, bracelet by Carier, watch by Rolex

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7:51 am

Gucci Fall Winter 2014 Menswear

14/01/2014, Fall Winter 2014, Fashion and Style, Gucci

Have you seen the new Gucci fall winter 2014 menswear collection? Watch the full-length fashion show below. I’m living for the skinny trousers, the boxy, jewel-neck sweaters (my favourite is the dark teal shearling number on look #4), the ultra lux caramel brown leather jacket with a fur collar (look 20) and of course, the textured beige coat (look #11). I also love the idea of using a really light gray turtleneck as the base layering piece. Clean, chic and polished.

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6:47 am

Givenchy Roses

13/01/2014, Current Affairs, Florence, Givenchy

I know, I know. The entire solar system and the universe (myself included) castigated Kim Kardashian for wearing that infamous Givenchy roses sofa lewk to last year’s Costume Institute Gala yet here I am, drawn to the same, well, ok, similar, floral situation. I’m currently bored of all my clothes and I need a few exciting things. Now that new merchandise are slowly trickling in at the stores, a mini Givenchy shopping spree at Luisa Via Roma is well-deserved and overdue. I can’t wait to take these items apart and wear them individually. I may have to take the shorts to a tailor when I go back home — crucial to take an inch or two off.

Bryanboy in Givenchy Resort 2014
Givenchy rose print shirt and shorts for men's
Bryanboy in a Givenchy shirt, Givenchy shorts and Givenchy chain sandals

Givenchy rose print short-sleeve shirt (HERE)
Givenchy rose print shorts (HERE)
Givenchy ankle-zip leggings (HERE)
Givenchy chain sandals
Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet
Rolex watch

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5:26 pm

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2014 Menswear

12/01/2014, Dolce & Gabbana, Fall Winter 2014, Fashion and Style, Menswear

Missed today’s Dolce & Gabbana fall winter 2014 menswear fashion show? Watch the full-length video below.

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4:10 am

Christopher Kane Cobweb Sweatshirt

06/01/2014, Christopher Kane, Florence, Jason Wu, Resort 2014

Behold yet another major sweatshirt (Resort 2014) from one of my favourite British designers, Christopher Kane. Picked up this piece from Luisa Via Roma yesterday. There’s something romantic yet perverted about it. Obsessed with the lace-style, sheer, embroidered cobweb white floral on the front. Perfect for a little bit of nip exposure from time to time…

Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt worn by Bryanboy at Villa Cora, Florence
Black and white Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt
Black Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt worn by Bryanboy in Florence

Christopher Kane cobweb sweatshirt (click HERE)
Nicholas drop-crotch leather shorts (click HERE)
Jason Wu snakeskin sandals (click HERE)
Cartier bracelet
Rolex watch

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1:23 am

Adventures in Chile

31/12/2013, Accessories, Aristocrazy, Chile, Jewelry, Sponsored Content

As y’all know, I recently went to Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile for Spanish jewelry brand Aristocrazy. Check out the video we made on our trip. Fun times all around!

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Visit http://www.aristocrazy.com to learn more about Aristocrazy.

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