Your go-to airplane outfit…
I usually wear a black crewneck cashmere sweater with a cotton t-shirt underneath, cropped Acne leather pants, Celine calf hair “Vans” style sneakers and and Acne leather jacket.
What are your vices?
Asian food and cigarettes. Trying to quit with the latter, I promise!
If you could pick one other person in the world to switch closets with, who would it be?
Anna Dello Russo, hands-down. I’ve been to her apartment, excuse me, apartments, in Milan and boy oh boy, she’s something else. The furs, the jewels, her collection of haute couture blazers and jackets…her tranny box is a fashion maniac’s wet dream!
The most memorable event you’ve ever attended and why…
October 2012, Carine Roitfeld’s Ball in Paris to celebrate her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics. That was a bloody glamorous party. Mario Testino screamed at me “I love your furrrrr!”; I shook my booty with Haider Ackermann and danced with the legendary Azzedine Alaia; I saw Rachel Zoe bolt out the door after being sprayed with champagne by a drunk reveler, amongst other things… It was a fun night.
Five things you’re loving right now:
Black Balenciaga cut-out boots, my ribbed wool Fendi sweater with striped mink fur paneling on the front, Givenchy ‘Bambi’ neoprene sweater, tulips from Whole Foods and La Prairie “Cellular Power Charge” night cream.
What are your favorite cities for food? Where do you go to in each?
Singapore, is, hands down, my favorite city in the world when it comes to food. Eating is a national past time and I’m amazed by the culinary delights there. I’m a huge fan of Hainanese Chicken Rice and I always go to Tian Tian at the Maxwell Road Hawker Center for my fix.
Bangkok has some really good food but believe or not, I’ve had some of the best Thai food of my life in Sydney [Australia]! I love Spice I Am restaurant in Surry Hills. I’m obsessed with their crispy pork belly. I certainly wouldn’t mind having that as my last meal on this planet.
I’m not really a huge fan of Italian food, simply because my taste buds are not sophisticated enough to recognize subtle flavors. What can I say, I like my food tasty! I’m forever traumatized by the lack of excellent food options in Italy and I go there several times a year. Perhaps it’s unfortunate that most of the restaurants I’ve been to in Italy are mediocre…maybe I need a proper guide! Though I digress: I love, I mean, love the Linguine Vongole at Carbone here in New York City.
If you could have a dinner party, with any five people living or dead, who would be there? What would you cook (or order in)?
Nan Kempner, Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol, Ryan Gosling, and Naomi Campbell. I’ll serve spaghetti, chicken wings and a lot of champagne.
* *Bryan Grey Yambao, photographed at Indochine by Danielle Kosann. Bryan wears Balenciaga Cut-Out Boots, Helmut Lang Leather Pants, and a Fendi Mink Sweater.