The countdown begins! To kick off Armani’s “One Night Only” festivities in New York City, why don’t you check out this hysterical video of various New Yorkers on Giorgio Armani the man (and Armani the brand) through the camera lens of Style.com’s Tim Blanks.
Gisele. GISELE! The term “supermodel” does get thrown around loosely but IMO, Gisele Bundchen, aka “GB”, aka “Number One”, is the last supermodel in my books. I had the pleasure of working with the most beautiful woman in the world for two days last week and boy oh boy, this one is for the books.
As y’all know, I extended in Paris for a few days after fashion week. One day, I got an email from my beloved agent to go to a casting. Nine years of blogging and I’ve never gone to a casting before so naturally I was nervous. I’m no model. I didn’t know what to expect! But, like a trooper, I showed up right on the dot, answered a few questions in front of a camera and within three minutes, done and done. A week later, I got called in to take part in a two-day shoot. I was on set for sixteen hours on the first day.
Trust me, I wish I could tell you all about it. I’m bound to keep my silence until it comes out. NEXT YEAR. For now, why don’t you enjoy Gisele’s supremacy and ferociousness, courtesy of this old Vogue Italia video…
Gisele is EVERYTHING!!!!!
My friends at Valentino recently sent me what I think is the ultimate must-have this season — the “My Own Code” bag. It’s a lovely clutch with a foldover clutch and a handle. What makes the bag extra chic is the fact that you can have your initials stamped on the handle — available at select Valentino boutiques worldwide. I’m all about personalization. In this day and age of everyone can pretty much get anything, having something monogrammed with your initials is what makes it truly and only yours.
Sunglasses by Saint Laurent Paris, sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers from Just Cavalli, sandals by Kris Van Assche, bag by Valentino, watch and bracelet by Cartier
Bryan, what are you wearing? A suit! Says who? Calvin Klein! Cher Horowitz called, she wants her dress back!
Every once in a while, I get this nagging voice at the back of my head to dress appropriately for my age. Sometimes, when I look at my photos, I find it hard to believe the person I’m staring at owns his
busyness multi-media company. When that happens, the first thing I do is wear a suit. I guess its the executive realness in me talking. I feel like a grown up whenever I’m all suited up! I don’t know why. Anyway, Calvin Klein Collection sent me this suit a few months back and I resurrected it during Fashion Week in Milan. Am I a navy suit or a gray suit kind of guy? I can’t really tell because I love both colours though I must say I’m obsessed with gray lately.
Gray jacket, trousers from Calvin Klein Collection, shoes by Cividini
After attending Anna Wintour’s intimate cocktail at Armani Hotel’s Bamboo Bar in Milan for my beloved Lucky Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, I rushed to the Stuart Weitzman’s new boutique (designed by Zaha Hadid) in Milan’s ultra chic Via Sant’Andrea. The iconic Kate Moss, the star of Stuart’s Fall 2013 “Made for Walking” ad campaign, was also there.
In Manila, Philippines, the Stuart Weitzman flagship store is located at SM Aura Premier.
Many people on instagram have pointed out the obvious, how autumn is my season. They’re absolutely correct. Autumn is, hands-down, my favourite time of the year. I already had a taste of it when I went to Stockholm a few weeks ago but now the cool, crisp temperatures are vastly spreading across the entire northern hemisphere. Mornings in Paris are absolutely perfect. Why can’t it be autumn all year-long? It’s cool enough to wear a nice, thick sweater but not cold enough to ditch my favourite leather booty shorts. I wore look number 22 from Kim Jones’ fall 2013 Louis Vuitton menswear collection (obsessed wih his collaboration with the Chapman Brothers) to Marc Jacobs’ final show (spring 2014) for Louis Vuitton.
Hat, sunglasses, sweater, all by Louis Vuitton
Eight days in Milan, three days in Paris, thirty six hours in Los Angeles and back to Paris. I took a quick detour to Los Angeles in the middle of the Paris collections to attend this year’s Teen Vogue Young Hollywood event as a guest of Emporio Armani. It’s the annual affair celebrating Teen Vogue’s October “Young Hollywood” issue, not to mention the ultimate event to interact with Hollywood’s rising young stars. I have two words: COLTON HAYNES! Obsessed!
On me: Shirt, sweater, jacket and trousers all by Emporio Armani.
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Missed the livestream this morning? Here’s the full-length video of the Louis Vuitton spring summer 2014 fashion show in Paris. It’s Marc Jacobs’ final collection for Louis Vuitton.
As some of you guys already know, I recently went to Singapore to take part in the Charles & Keith festivities at the newly-opened flagship in Ngee Ann City. My beloved Yoshiko Kris-Webb (who I haven’t seen in ages, flew in from Tokyo), Liu Wen (who looked MAJOR in Calvin Klein Collection), Daniel Henney and K-POP Girls Generation were also there. In addition to the store opening, Charles & Keith held a runway show and an after party. Fun times!
I know, I know. I’m a bit late in the game. I initially had doubts buying these Balenciaga cut-out boots at Barney’s. They first released these boots (for women) centuries ago but when I saw them on the men’s section for the first time during New York Fashion Week, I knew I had to get them. It’s a no-brainer purchase.
Are you excited for fall? I am! I’ve decided to stock up on outerwear this season. I bought this Acne Studios coat (dubbed the “Era”) on my trip to Stockholm last month. I know I’m gonna get major mileage out of this piece. Outerwear (ie. jackets and coats) is the most crucial thing one needs in the upcoming cool months. If you are a keen observer of my personal style, you’ll know that I’m a coat person vs a jacket person. There’s something comforting about wearing a nice, big coat. I like how it envelopes you and sometimes, the simplest, frills-free coat can be the chicest thing in the world.
Photos via Jamie Mann