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3:50 pm

Severe Acne Problem

02/09/2013, Acne, COS, Current Affairs, Ferragamo, Prada, Saint Laurent Paris

Houston Stockholm, we have a problem.

Ever heard of the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome”? Here’s a little fun fact for you — in 1973, several employees of the former Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorgwere held hostage. During the standoff, the victims became emotionally attached and even defended their captors after they were freed. The ground floor of the same building is now the home of the Acne flagship store in Stockholm. The rest of the building now belongs to Nobis hotel where I stayed at for a week. You could only imagine how often I went downstairs to Acne. Rumi and I must’ve been there at least twice a day. I literally bought something new every day. It was so awkward telling staffers that it was somewhat pointless to wrap my purchases in tissue paper (and huge paperbags) because I’m literally staying a few floors up.

Oh Acne. Acne, Acne, Acne. Why oh why do you make some of the most relevant clothes around? You’re so dangerous to my bank account.

Acne Mape leather biker jacket worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing a pair of Acne Orlando crushed velvet trousers
Bryanboy outside Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern wearing Acne

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, “MAPE” leather biker jacket with shearling collar by ACNE (click HERE), tank top by COS, “Orlando” crushed velvet trousers by ACNE, bag by Salvatore Ferragamo, sandals by Prada

9:18 am

Don’t Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

02/09/2013, Alexander Wang, COS, Current Affairs, Saint Laurent Paris, Stockholm

Välkommen till Stockholm! Words cannot express how nice it is to be back in Stockholm aka Stockhome. I used to go to Stockholm at least four times a year MINIMUM but my schedule this year stopped me from coming back sooner. This trip, thanks to Fashion Networks Europe, feels like a homecoming to me, not to mention a celebration of different milestones. Rumi and I first bonded and sealed our friendship in Stockholm (during fashion week) a few years ago so to be back at the same exact place is special. It’s also amazing to see some of my closest and dearest people in my life in the same city. Y’all know who you guys are. Talk about a reunion of all sorts.

Bryanboy wearing a leather-sleeved COS top in Stockholm
Bryanboy wearing a pair of Saint Laurent aviator sunglasses
Black Kris van Assche sandals worn by Bryanboy in Stockholm

Aviator sunglasses by Saint Laurent, top by COS, shorts by Alexander Wang, sandals by Kris van Assche

7:34 pm

The Finalist

23/08/2013, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, H&M

As you guys already know, I’m currently serving as a judge for H&M’s latest ’50 States of Fashion’ social media contest to promote the launch of H&M USA’s e-commerce site.

Bryanboy wearing a faux shearling vest, white shirt and leather pants from H&M's Paris Runway collection
Bryanboy in H&M Paris Runway Fall collection

I represent the North East region, which covers 9 states, my home state New York included. Some interesting stats — we’ve received over 1,500 photo submissions from my region and over 16,000 votes were submitted on those photos. My job is to pick the finalist representing my region from a group of “well-liked” semi-finalists. Not an easy task when the submissions represent a wide variety of personal styles, aesthetics, etc.

I’m proud to announce Francisca (Ala Mode Wearhouse) (instagram: alamodewearhouse), from Massachusetts, as my personal choice for finalist representing the North East region. As a finalist, Francisca will receive a $250 H&M shopping gift card and a chance to win the grand prize (a trip to NYC + a major shopping spree).

Francisca from Ala Mode Wearhouse in Massachusetts

Congrats Francisca!

Visit http://www.50statesoffashion.com to view the rest of the submissions from all regions in the USA.

On me: white t-shirt, vest (click HERE) and leather pants (click HERE), all from H&M’s Fall 2013 Paris Show Collection.

11:51 am

Muir Woods

20/08/2013, California, Camper, Current Affairs

Just because I’m a big city boy at heart it doesn’t mean I’m no nature lover. Every once in a while, I like to escape the craycrayness that is New York effing City and go to places like Muir Woods at my best friend’s hometown in Marin County, California. Muir Woods National Monument Park is home to some of the rarest trees in the world — thousand year-old Redwood trees. I’ve never seen trees that tall before. It was insane. It’s a shame the weather (and the sky) wasn’t being cooperative. It was overcast and foggy the whole time we were there.

Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County, California
Bryanboy at Muir Woods, California
California Redwood trees at Muir Woods
Redwood trees at Muir Woods, California

Theory sweater, shorts by Alexander Wang, sneakers by Bernard Willhelm for Camper (click HERE)

11:37 am

Mademoiselle Carine

11/08/2013, Carine Roitfeld, Fashion and Style, Fashion Editors

Have you seen the new trailer of Mademoiselle C, the new documentary by Fabien Constant, featuring the glitzy, glamorous life of the iconic Carine Roitfeld?

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Can’t wait to see this!

2:19 pm

Shop VFiles

09/08/2013, Accessories, Adrienne Landau, Collaborations, Fashion and Style, Fur, Shopping

My fur accessories are hitting store shelves, y’all! The lovely VFiles in Soho is carrying a terrific selection of my fur bow ties, hats, camera straps and sleeves!

Bryanboy for Adrienne Landau available at VFiles
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If you live (or visiting) in New York City, don’t forget to swing by 12 Mercer Street in Soho to see the accessories in person. Otherwise, click HERE to shop the Bryanboy x Adrienne Landau collaboration at VFiles. Shipping is free for a limited time.

10:10 am

You CAN Hang Out With Us!

09/08/2013, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Rebecca Minkoff

Google+ and Neiman Marcus are hosting a live, Google+ Hangout session next week and you’re invited! I, along with my friends Rebecca Minkoff (who recently named one of her blockbuster bags after my beloved grandmother) and my lovely Tina Craig of Snob Essentials will take part in the video chat and you’re all invited. Mark it on your calendars my dearest readers!

Rebecca Minkoff, Bryanboy, Ken Downing, Tina Craig on Google+ Hangout

Click HERE to add me on Google+!

1:45 pm

Rock The Sidewalk

07/08/2013, Express, Fashion and Style, Sponsored Content

It’s been quite awhile since I last attended a fashion show that’s open to the public so when American retail behemoth Express invited me last weekend to attend their ‘Rock the Sidewalk’ show, I thought, why not? It was a massive event held at the legendary Times Square here in New York City — just look at the aerial view of the crowds. Pure insanity! The show featured looks from their upcoming Holiday 2013 collection. Some of my favourite girls, Frida Gustavsson and my beloved Kasia Struss walked the show. I thought many of the menswear looks were terrific. I also loved the red lace dress Kasia wore towards the end — a very sexy, wham glam bam, frock perfect for the endless holiday parties this fall.

Many of you asked on Twitter and Instagram what I wore at the show. Both the sweater and the shorts are from Express. Click HERE to buy the striped sweater online.

Bryanboy wearing Express at the 'Rock the Sidewalk' fashion show in Times Square by Express
Bryanboy attends the Express Holiday 2013 fashion show in Times Square
Express white catwalk built in Times Square
Aerial view of the the Express 'Rock the Sidewalk' fashion show in New York City Times Square
Frida Gustavsson opening the Express Holiday 2013 Rock the Sidewalk fashion show in New York
A menswear look from Express Holiday 2013
Frida Gustavsson and Kasia Struss at the Express Rock the Sidewalk fashion show
Finale walkthrough of the Express Holiday 2013 runway show in Times Square, New York City

1:36 pm

Rock Your Walk

05/08/2013, American Eagle, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Sponsored Content

To kick off their Fall 2013 project “Life Your Life” initiative, the lovely folks over at American Eagle invited some of their favourite friends to take part in their Rock Your Walk video project. I went to the launch party at their Times Square flagship store a few days ago and bumped into my lovelies Leandra Medine (of Manrepeller) and my fellow ANTM colleague Johnny Wujek who DJed at the event. Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Szohr were also there. I also had so much fun taking over American Eagle’s official instagram account that night!

I love American Eagle denim. They’re so easy to wear, the price points are terrific and I could wear them with pretty much anything! It’s so hot here in NYC so, at the very last minute, decided to cut off my American Eagle jeans and turn them into shorts!

Why don’t you take part in the festivities and submit a video of yourself walking in their jeans? The best videos will be added to the an ongoing runway video and will be featured on American Eagle’s major LED billboard on Times Square! Visit www.ae.com/RockYourWalk for more information or to submit your videos!

Fashion bloggers Leandra Medine of Manrepeller and Bryanboy at American Eagle Times Square
Fashion blogger Bryanboy gets carried by America's Next Top Model Stylist Johnny Wujek at the American Eagle launch of Rock Your Walk project
Bryanboy at American Eagle Rock Your Walk

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Photos via: Michael Simon, StarTraks Photo

8:31 am

Undisclosed One-Time Only Event

02/08/2013, Alexander Wang, Fashion and Style

I died.

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Bravo, Alexander Wang, for capitalizing on people’s desperation.