Has the internet made the world smaller?

Has the wonderful world wide web made people more connected to one another? I don’t know about you but I’m still trying to make sense of it all. I was just browsing the Bergdorf Goodman website for gift ideas because my mum is turning 49 in a couple of weeks and I need to get her a present. I confess, I didn’t find anything for her because I spent more time looking for a little present for myself but let’s not go there.

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**I’m starting to miss my old, super short hair. =(**

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Anyway, I went to the one of the designer pages, lo and behold I saw this model who I thought looked **VERY** familiar, so familiar that I interact with her online occasionally. I literally squealed like a proud mother: "omg omg omg omg omg I know that girl!"

It’s funny cause a few hours ago, I practically screamed at her online do whatever she can in her power to get her ass in the Victoria’s Secret show, even if I don’t like VS that much. I never really understood VS shows until the last one. Heck, I’ve always thought VS is a high fashion career killer/runway model graveyard. I mean, who watches VS anyway other than rural heterosexual American males from age 13 to 75 who want to see tits, ass and $10 million-dollar bras? Obviously I was wrong. Call me a late adopter if you must but I’m totally hooked! There’s just something about that show that screams OH MY GOD HOT MODELS GALORE!

Nevertheless, the whole Bergdorf Goodman "omg I know her" model scenario got me thinking.

I almost died when I got a couple of emails from a "OMG" Paris-based designer and a NYC-based editor this week.

I’m sure you know it’s not the first time it happened. Remember how a lovely Swedish designer emailed me a little personalized illustration earlier this year? Same goes to the fashion editor of one of NY’s papers who told me she was introduced to my site by some of her "very VIP fashion friends in Paris" and how I have some "big-deal tastemaker friends out there".I even have that email printed out AND FRAMED! As to who those "friends" are, I have no idea but I’m glad I have angels who are whoring me to the extreme. Hahaha JK. :) What about my brief brush with male porn stars, thanks to a lovely guy in NYC whose work I’ve seen in one of the magazines I’ve read since I was a child?   

Blah blah blah yaddi yaddi yadda.

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These are just examples and I won’t name names. I won’t share explicit details of my interactions with people because I value their privacy as much as they value mine (I hope) but don’t you just find it all a little surreal?

Although I’ve interacted with what seemed to be thousands of people around the world over the years, I still can’t help but feel like a giddy, starstrucked schoolgirl whenever the "beautiful ones" send me a message. You know who I’m talking about — people whose work we admire, people with lots of talent, people who are good in their craft, people we see in magazines, newspapers and news sites, people whose faces are plastered all over the place, people whose names, names and names are in boldface. It’s amazing really.

I don’t think I’ll ever be ‘used’ to it because at the end of the day, I’m simply a voyeur… a spectator… an outsider in the world of fashion who just happened to have an opinion and nothing else. As much as I want to get myself in the door, there is no chance of that happening; I know my place and I’m happy where I’m at. I’ve always believed that sometimes, it’s so much better to create your OWN opportunities instead of looking for them. Does that make any sense?

So there.

Enough babble from me.

Judging by the slow bids today, looks like SOMEONE (me) is getting his dream Prada dress. *wink wink*. I just hope nobody else bids (I’M BEGGING!) anymore because I’m almost near my budget and there’s 4 more days to go. Ouch!!!! They just came out with a coat, loafers and a bag but I’m not gonna bid on that. Someone told me to bid towards the end of the auction to keep the bids low + higher chances of winning.

Do you believe in love at first sight? It’s an illusion, I don’t care

Do you believe this dress can make me feel better? (HELL YES)

Too much confusion come on over here.

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BTW, OMG, have you seen the new V Magazine previews? It’s gonna be out on newstands in a few days and my darling, my muse, my inspiration, my thinspiration (jk) Snejana Onopka is there!

Snejana Onopka

I have no idea how long it would take for the new V to reach the third world but someone please, for the life of god, scan the page with Snejana on it (or send me a copy! I’ll even pay you if you want). I need it as my new desktop wallpaper!!!

As always, email me and tell me you love me. My email address is bryanboy@gmail.com or SMS +63.915.785.1492.

I love you all!