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10:03 am

In Conversation With

10/06/2014, Dubai, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers

As many of you guys already know, I went to Dubai not too long ago for Fashion Forward. If you have forty minutes to spare, here’s a recorded conversation with my beloved Sofia Guellaty, who is Style.com Arabia’s Senior Editor.

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3:53 am

Cafe Hafa, Tangier

29/05/2014, Acne, Barbara Bui, Cartier, Celine, Current Affairs, Morocco, Phillip Lim, Tangier

No trip to Tangier is complete without visiting the legendary Cafe Hafa. Founded in 1921, this modest cafe perched along a cliff with spectacular views of the Bay of Tangier (and Spain on a very good, very clear day). Cafe Hafa is known for its mint tea. You go there, sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of their refreshing tea. The vibe is very casual. It’s ultra low-key so don’t expect full fare or anything fancy.

Bryanboy drinking mint tea at Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco
Cafe Hafa exterior, Tangier Morocco
Cafe Hafa sign, Tangier, Morocco
Cafe Hafa Tanger
Cafe Hafa Tangier
Cafe Hafa Mint Tea
Bryanboy at Cafe Hafa, Tangier, Morocco

Sunglasses by Gentle Monster, knit sweater by Acne Studios, tank top by Barbara Bui, shorts by 3.1 Phillip Lim, calf hair espadrilles by Celine, watch by Rolex, bracelet by Cartier

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6:35 pm

Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco

28/05/2014, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chefchaouen, Current Affairs, Morocco

I’m thrilled to be back in Morocco once again — it’s my third time around. This country has a very special place in my heart. I’m currently here, very high up in the northern Moroccan (Rif) mountains, visiting this gorgeous town called Chefchaouen. If you ask me to name some of the most beautiful places I’ve been to, I would definitely include Chefchaouen on my list. It’s a quaint little town where the buildings, streets, alleyways, walls and doors are in different shades of blue. Visiting the Medina is a must. It was rather humbling walking around — you feel like you’re in some sort of time warp. I haven’t felt “detached” from the world in such a long time and believe me, it’s a precious, magnificent feeling.

Bryanboy using a payphone at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Chefchaouen Medina Morocco skyline
Fashion blogger Bryanboy takes a selfie at Chefchaouen, Morocco
Fresh orange juice vendor at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Pigment and dyes at Chefchaouen market, Morocco
Knitted hats and scavres at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Chefchaouen residential houses
Bryanboy at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Bryanboy with a group of Moroccan boys crossing their legs at Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Moroccan children in Chefchaouen
Blue stairways and streets in Chefchaouen Medina, Morocco
Blue door in Chefchaouen, Morocco

T-shirt by Calvin Klein Collection, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Celine

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8:37 pm

Feel-Good Tracks

18/05/2014, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Marni, Music, See by Chloe, Spring Summer 2014

One of the things I dislike about living in New York City is that days go by so fast you’d think the calendar is on crack. I can’t believe it’s Monday tomorrow! It’s gonna be very busy but exciting week nonetheless. I’ll be taping my new series for Conde Nast Entertainment/Teen Vogue plus a handful of events and appointments. Let me share some top tracks on my playlist. I have them all on auto-repeat. I guarantee you these feel-good tracks will uplift your soul.

Bryanboy wearing a spring summer 2014 Marni shirt and shorts in Costa Rica

On me: Shirt by Marni (in collaboration with Katja Schwalenberg, click HERE), shorts by Marni, sandals by See by Chloe (click HERE)

Together – Maor Levi
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You – Galantis (Still Young Remix)
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Payback – Steve Angello, Dimitri Vangelis, Wyman
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Ping Pong – Armin van Buuren (Hardwell Remix)
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Everybody Is In Their Place – Hardwell
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Overtime – Cash Cash (Vicetone Remix)
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9:05 am

Come See Me This Saturday!

14/05/2014, Events, Just Cavalli

If you’re in NYC this Saturday, come swing by and say hi to me at the new Just Cavalli boutique in Soho for afternoon cocktails, instagram photos and chit chat!

Bryanboy at Just Cavalli Soho

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10:16 am

2014 Whitney Museum Art Party

10/05/2014, Art, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Max Mara, Valentino

I had so much fun at the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party at the Highline Stages the other night. “I need to find a birthday gift for my boyfriend. What should I get him?” asked the lovely Nicky Hilton, who I had dinner with the night before at my friend Tina Craig’s Snob Essentials x HSN bag launch. In attendance are Jane Keltner de Valle, Zoe Saldana, Dree Hemingway, Natalie Joos — her date was really tall and really handsome, Harley Vera-Newton and Maria Giulia Maramotti, all in Max Mara. My favourite highlight of the night, aside from always being outbid by random art buyers, was the photo booth. My friend Eva Chen, in a fabulous MSGM dress, joked that I have a PhD in photo booth posing. Fun times!

Bryanboy attends the 2014 Whitney Museum Art Party
Bryanboy and Jane Keltner de Valle and Bryanboy
Eva Chen and Bryanboy
Jane Keltner de Valle
Eva Chen
Zoe Saldana
Dree Hemingway
Harley Vera-Newton
Maria Giulia Maramotti
Nicky Hilton
Natalie Joos

On me: White shirt by Giorgio Armani, jacket by Giorgio Armani, pocket square by Ermenegildo Zegna, trousers by Valentino, shoes by Belstaff
Photos via Getty Images

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12:00 am

All Aboard The Brooklyn-Bound Christian Dior Ferry

09/05/2014, Celebrity Gossip, Christian Dior, Current Affairs, Events, Fashion and Style, Rihanna

Ladies and gentlemen, the next Brooklyn-bound Dior Ferry will arrive in 2 minutes. The next stop is Brooklyn Navy Yard. Please mind the gap between yourself and the models.

I texted my friend Jane, Glamour Magazine’s new Fashion News Director at 2PM: “Let’s meet at 6:15PM, 35th street pier, if you can. I want to be there early.” We both decided to take the logo-emblazoned chartered ferry (complete with all-white seat covers and cocktails served) to Brooklyn Navy Yard, the venue of yesterday evening’s Christian Dior 2015 cruise fashion show. As we got out of our cars, an army of handsome all-American male model ushers greeted us. They looked cute in double-breasted navy blazers, some dressed in complete sailor ensembles with the Dior insignia patch. I had a hard time stopping myself from using the guys as a backdrop for an instagram shot. A staggering amount of magazine editors, as well as a slew of impeccably-dressed, Dior-clad clients ditched their cars and took that ferry ride with us. I guess people are traumatized (and smarter) from their experience after that major Alexander Wang show in February.

Bryanboy attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
Christian Dior-branded New York City ferry docked on 35th street pier
Caroline Issa attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
Marion Cotillard attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
Marion Cotillard and Rihanna
Rihanna attends the Christian Dior Cruise 2015 fashion show in Brooklyn.
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3:28 pm

Christian Dior Cruise 2015 Collection

08/05/2014, Christian Dior, Fashion and Style, Resort 2015

One doesn’t need a magnifying glass or a pair of prescription glasses to see how crystal clear and precise Raf’s vision is. Christian Dior cruise 2015 was mostly inspired by scarves. It was all right in front of you — angular hemlines, usage of folds, subtle geometric cuts and pattern play. Some of my favourite looks from the very modern collection include the very light, yellow, orange and olive green embroidered organza scarf dresses, the embroidered and printed floral cotton dress worn on top of a black and white silk skirt, the floral-printed, waist-cinching silk basques and of course, the multi-colored tweed (woven so fine and tight) coat with the fringed hem. I also loved the sporty chic silk scarf sandals that was used sparingly throughout the show. J’adore!

Yellow Christian Dior embroidered organza scarf dress
Orange Christian Dior embroidered organza scarf dress
Olive Green Christian Dior embroidered organza scarf dress
A look from Christian Dior Cruise 2015 collection
A look from Christian Dior Resort 2015 by Raf Simons
Print on print looks from Christian Dior Cruise 2015
Christian Dior skirt from Cruise 2015 collection
Christian Dior Tweed Coat from Cruise 2015 collection
Christian Dior Resort 2015 fashion show
Christian Dior Cruise 2015

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4:05 pm

Everyone Was There

07/05/2014, Celebrity Gossip, Events, Fashion and Style

“I have NOT seen you in a year,” the formidable Naomi exclaimed when I greeted her after she walked in with Riccardo Tisci. Monday night was one big blur. A few things I remember happening from that night: dancing with the very pint-size and pretty Reese Witherspoon, admiring Lupita Nyong’o’s dress (looked amazing in real life), stroking Olivier Rousteing’s bare chest, Rihanna coming up to me and shamelessly asking her for a ciggie on the dancefloor (her bodyguard opened a fresh pack from his pocket and lit it for me), sitting on Riccardo’s lap, Anne Hathaway introducing herself to me “Hi, I’m Anne” while I cozied up with Jason Wu and Diane Kruger. Everyone was there. I can’t even! I didn’t wanna be the loser who took photos left, right and center so after a few photos, I kept my phone firmly in my pocket and enjoyed the night.

Bryanboy at the Top of the Standard for the Unofficial 2014 Met Ball After Party
Riccardo Tisci and Naomi Campbell
Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger
Jason Wu, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson
Anne Hathaway and Francisco Costa
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron
Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen
Ashley Olsen
Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Olivier Rousteing
Dianna Agron
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Lupita Nyong'o
Kate Bosworth
Alexander Wang
Nicole Richie and Bryanboy
Bryanboy sitting on Riccardo Tisci's lap
Diane Kruger, Anne Hathaway, Jason Wu and Bryanboy

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12:00 pm

2014 Met Ball Best Dressed

07/05/2014, Celebrity Gossip, Events, Fashion and Style

Let me share some of my 2014 Met Ball Best Dressed picks. My favourite is Bee Shaffer. She looked regal in Alexander McQueen. Emmy Rossum’s floral Carolina Herrera frock is gorgeous. Kim Kardashian, in Lanvin, also looked great. As for the rest? Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa, Suki Waterhouse in Burberry Prorsum, Arizona Muse in Ralph & Russo, Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu, Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli, Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein.

2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Suki Waterhouse in Burberry Prorsum
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Arizona Muse in Ralph & Russo Haute Couture
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Kim Kardashian in Lanvin
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli
2014 Met Ball Best Dressed Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein Collection

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