Stockhome Is Where The Heart Is

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It’s hard to define where “home” is because I have three special places in my life. My spirit belongs in the Philippines where I’m originally from, my soul belong in New York because that’s where I live “full-time” (though to be honest, my version of “full-time” is a fucked up one because I spend way too much time flying) and last but not the least, my heart belongs to Stockholm aka Stockhome.

I’m back in Stockholm for the first half of my 2014 Yuletide celebrations. I try to go to Stockholm as much as I possibly can. It’s been a very warm winter so far. I don’t think the mercury dipped below ZERO celsius ever since I arrived here. I’m praying for the powers that be for a blizzard to happen. I want snow, dammit, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen any time soon. I always play the same game every year — are we gonna have a white Christmas? I guess we all have to wait until next year.

Oh Stockholm. I love you so much.

Fashion blogger Bryanboy at Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Bryanboy at Gamla Stan, Stockholm wearing an Acne Studios coat
Pub Movitz, Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Bryanboy at Pub Movitz, Gamla Stan, Stockholm
View of Sodermalm from Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Bryanboy at House of Nobility, Riddarhuset, Stockholm
Sergels Torg, Stockholm Sweden

Coat by Acne Studios
Polo shirt by COS
Trousers by Balenciaga
Leather pochette by JW Anderson (click HERE)
Shoes by MSGM

Shot in Gamla Stan and Sergels Torg, Stockholm
Photos via Mr Sweden

Flora by Kris Knight For Gucci

Flora by Kris Knight For Gucci

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Gucci collaborated with Canadian artist Kris Knight to reinterpret the iconic floral print for their Resort/Cruise 2015 collection. Kris referenced ancient Roman florals and plants in his work. The canvas backpack Gucci sent me as part of their Holiday Collection (click HERE) is very lightweight and can fit a ton of stuff. A good floral print is a fail-safe way to bring some color and joy in your looks.

Kris Knight floral canvas Gucci backpack worn by fashion blogger Bryanboy
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Bryanboy carrying a canvas printed Gucci backpack by Kris Knight
Gucci backpack from men's cruise 2015 collection
Cruise 2015 Gucci backpack
Bryanboy in New Yorm City carrying a Gucci canvas backpack

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Backpack by Gucci. Click (HERE)

Shot at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, New York City
Photos via Luke Meagher

natalie joos at bryanboy's apartment

Tales of My Dearest Natalie

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Over the weekend, Max Mara ambassador Natalie Joos and I raided each other’s apartments –mine in the Financial District, hers in Williamsburg. I’m wildly obsessed with her cool, eclectic style. There are very few “street style” stars who wear clothes in a personal kind of way. She’s a true original.

Her wardrobe is a terrific mix of the latest and the greatest, upcoming designers and of course, a ton of vintage pieces. She’s a HUGE champion of vintage shopping — she also took me to one of her favorite vintage stores in Brooklyn. Her closet is a well-organized operation with military-grade precision. Every single item had their own space and place. She has an accessories closet that housed her bags, hats and shoes. She invested in a custom-built closet in her spare guest bedroom which stored even more shoes and a ton of dresses. Her coats, like me, go to different rolling racks. Her sweaters (and yes, even socks) are all folded nicely. Even her sunglasses are organized, by color and style, in a really cool rotating stand that you usually find in shops.

It’s very impressive how she mixed different things that I own in ways I never thought of before. She knows what looks good in photos without even trying things on. A strip sweater underneath a printed grid top? Major.

Personal style aside, what I love Natalie the most is her intimate stories about life, living in New York and of course, dating. I live vicariously through her dating stories!

Visit Natalie at Tales of Endearment.

Natalie Joos at Bryanboy's apartment in New York
Bryanboy holding a Philippines bag in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bryanboy wearing a Whistles coat in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Natalie Joos wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim coat
3.1 Phillip Lim shearling coat worn by Natalie Joos
Bryanboy in Williamsburg wearing a Tibi coat
Natalie Joos in Burberry Prorsum metallic lilac shirt
Bryanboy carrying a crocodile Max Mara bag
Bryanboy and Natalie Joos in Williamsburg
Bryanboy and Natalie Joos in Brooklyn
Bryanboy and Natalie Joos in Just Cavalli coats
Natalie Joos hair
Natalie Joos wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim pants
Natalie Joos wearing Prada loafers

Click HERE for Fashion Credits

Shot in Williamsburg and Financial District
Photos by: Bryanboy, Natalie Joos and Luke Meagher

This Is Real Life

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Five minutes. That’s exactly how much time I had to come up with this lewk. If you are very well-versed in my personal style vocabulary, there’s no way anyone would even consider this is a typical Bryanboy “lewk”. Where’s the fur? Where’s the texture? Where’s the color?

I’m usually an early riser but after working late the other night, I ended up waking up around nine AM yesterday morning. I find it absolutely rude to be late at business meetings so I had to come up with something quick. I settled for a plain white t-shirt and a black trouser as the foundation and wore that underneath this cute Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket and the gray fleece hoodie I recently bought from Polo Ralph Lauren. I was gonna walk out of my door in white sneakers but my gut instinct told me to wear my favorite black penny loafers from Louis Leeman instead to elevate the look just a little bit. The end result? Street life realness.

After my meeting, I went to Soho randomly to take some pictures. Spent about fifteen minutes shooting within 3 blocks before I left for my next appointment.

I’m very impressed how the photos turned out. I didn’t plan my lewk or the location. Everything just fell into place naturally and a true reflection of the moment. When you think about it, there is NOTHING special at all about this look. Nothing at all. Take the labels out and all you have is just another gray hoodie underneath a varsity jacket with the hood sticking out, a canvas backpack, a white t-shirt and a black pant — a typical look worn by millions of people around the world. This is real life.

Now that’s what *I* find fascinating and special. The idea of real life.

Bryanboy sitting on Fire Hydrant posts in Soho, New York City
Marc by Marc Jacobs Plaid Jacket
Chanel Graffiti Backpack worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy in Soho, New York City
Gray hoodie by Polo Ralph Lauren
Bryanboy wearing black penny loafers by Louis Leeman

Jacket by Marc by Marc Jacobs (click HERE)
Gray fleece hoodie by Polo Ralph Lauren
White t-shirt by COS
Trousers by COS
Backpack by Chanel
Penny loafers by Louis Leeman

Shot in Soho, New York City
Photos via Kostennn

That Gucci Backpack

That Gucci Backpack

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Fashion news aside, Gucci’s been on my radar as of late. My newly-renewed obsession with Gucci started this summer when I visited their flagship store in Rome to buy a classic black bamboo tote bag. I also liked this season’s men’s collection when it hit the store floors. Imagine the delight when I received a huge package earlier this week — Santa made an early pit stop in my building to deliver gifts! One of them is this terrific, very well-made white leather Gucci backpack (click HERE) with the classic bamboo handle. Y’all know me, I love anything and everything white — it’s the color of purity! I took it out for a spin around my hood (over at South Street Seaport) and paired it with a white, cable-knit cashmere Gucci sweater I bought online recently. The world is circle indeed.

Why don’t you point your internet browsers to the Gucci website and browse their gift guide for several holiday gift ideas. Click HERE to visit the site. When you have the spare time, why not visit your nearest Gucci store? You’d be surprised with the amount of fabulous things they have. Gucci is THE fashion house to watch over the next few months.

Gucci white backpack with bamboo leather handle worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy holding a white Gucci backpack
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White Gucci backpack worn by Bryanboy
White cashmere cable-knit sweater from Gucci worn by Bryanboy
Bryanboy wearing a Gucci leather backpack
Fashion blogger Bryanboy carrying a white leather Gucci backpack
White Gucci backpack worn by Bryaboy
Bryanboy in New York City wearing a white Gucci backpack

Sweater by Gucci
White bamboo backpack by Gucci
Belt by Ralph Lauren
Trousers by Calvin Klein Collection
Shoes by Valentino

Shot at South Street Seaport
Photos via Luke Meagher