natalie joos at bryanboy's apartment

Tales of My Dearest Natalie

Published by bryanboy

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

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

This Is Real Life

Published by bryanboy

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