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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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10:09 pm

Christopher Kane Lace Sweatshirt

29/12/2013, Christopher Kane, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Jenni Kayne

I’m so excited that the Resort collections have finally hit the stores. I picked up this Christopher Kane sweatshirt before leaving NYC… perfect for cool mornings here in Costa Rica. I know it’s been a mild winter back home and to be honest, I’m somewhat dreading the return back. We’re having a fabulous time under the sun for the past few days. I don’t think I’m ready to ditch my Missoni swimming trunks to wear fur again…

Christopher Kane lace sweatshirt, Resort 2014, worn by fashion blogger Bryanboy
Christopher Kane sweatshirt with lace details

Christopher Kane lace and fleece sweatshirt (click HERE)
Trousers by Thai designer Theatre
Jenni Kayne black croc-embossed leather flats (click HERE)

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1:03 am

Playa Manuel Antonio

28/12/2013, Costa Rica, Missoni, Spring Summer 2014

I have a love-hate relationship with the beach. I hate going to the beach because I’m very out of shape. I’m kind of flabby in the wrong, every wrong places. I really need to take exercise seriously, especially since Summer is just a few months away. On the other hand, I love going to beaches because it’s one of the very few places where one can fully unwind and be totally carefree (ie. you don’t have to bother about clothes, hair, make-up). Simple pleasures as they say.

We spent pretty much the entire afternoon within Playa Manuel Antonio. It’s a lovely area on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica. Had a fabulous, fresh lunch at Marlin restaurant. The lobster and the whole fried fish was absolutely divine.

Bryanboy wearing Missoni spring 2014 at Playa Manuel Antonio beach
Bryanboy at Playa Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Bryanboy under the sun drinking a bottle of Imperial beer in Manual Antonio
Afternoon alcoholic cocktails at Marlin restaurant, Manuel Antonio
Sunset on Playa Manuel Antonio beach

T-shirt and shorts by Missoni
Bracelet by Cartier
Watch by Rolex
Sunglasses by Etnia Barcelona (click HERE)

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12:00 pm

Frends Zone

27/12/2013, Accessories, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Equipment, See by Chloe

Have you downloaded Beyonce’s latest album? I bought it last week on iTunes and have been listening to it non-stop with my gold Frends headphones (Frends headphones, a gift from Rebecca Minkoff who collaborated with them. I think it’s amazing what she did — dropped a major album out of NOWHERE and of course, all 17 music videos at the same time. Now that’s groundbreaking! Only Queen Bey could pull that shit off! Most artists, since the time of the dinosaurs, did the usual formula of sending out teasers, releasing a music video throughout a certain time span to promote the album but not Beyonce. My favourite track? Pretty Hurts.

Bryanboy wearing a black and white polka dot pyjama set by Equipment
Bryanboy wearing a pair of gold Frends headphones
Frends headphones

Equipment polka dot pyjama set (click HERE)
See by Chloe cuff sandals (click HERE)
Frends headphones (click HERE)

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10:58 am

Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

27/12/2013, Costa Rica, Current Affairs

Pura Vida, Costa Rica! It’s time to embark on another adventure! 2013 was another banner year and, for the final stretch, I thought I’d go somewhere new and exciting — Costa Rica! I know I’m a city boy by heart but it’s also refreshing to take the inner nature lover out of me from time to time. I flew to San Jose on Christmas Day with people close to my heart. We’ll spend the next few days exploring some parts of this beautiful country. I’m usually the well-organized, anal-retentive traveler but this time around, I’ve decided to just go and explore, with no game plan whatsoever. All we have is a rented house in the middle of the rain forest. We’ll see where the roads (and my camera) lead us…

It’s exciting, no? In this day and age of high standards and convenience, it’s easy to forget the essence of travel. It’s sad that over the years, we’ve spoiled ourselves with such high standards that we end up stopping ourselves from visiting certain places. I think it’s important to get lost to see what’s out there. The only thing that matters is that you come back alive to share your experiences.

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Equipment silk camouflage t-shirt (click HERE)
Rag & Bone leather shorts (click HERE)
Rolex watch

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