The letter B stands for BRILLIANT.

Written By bryanboy

The letter B stands for the word BRILLIANT.

The secret is out of the bag. Check out Conde Nast’s Portfolio magazine’s feature entitled "Blogs for Brilliant Minds", part of their Brilliant issue. The fierce team at Portfolio recently interviewed Marc Jacobs and to quote:

But the most surprising thing involved one of those bags. Days after
the show, the blogosphere was busily buzzing about it: The large,
ostrich leather tote with sunray designs spreading across one side was
called “BB”—and it turned out that the name came from Jacobs’ favorite
blog, BryanBoy,
a deliciously funny read obsessed with all things
fashion, especially the blogger’s favorite designer, Marc Jacobs. The
bag will retail this September for $1,295 in leather and $4,800 for the
ostrich version.

“Love your passion for fashion—after all, where would designers be
without enthusiasm like yours?” Jacobs is quoted on the 19-year-old
Manila-based blogger’s homepage.

As a powerhouse designer and one of the key figures on our Brilliant List,
Jacobs, who is notorious for running late (his shows rarely start on
time), would seem to have little time to read blogs. But as the
internet has taken on a greater role in fashion, from live video of the
runways to up-to-the-minute perspective and commentary on the latest
trends, it has become an essential source for designers. Besides BryanBoy, Jacobs also makes a point of reading the more serious On the Runway, the fashion industry blog from New York Times writer Cathy Horyn.

Isn’t it amazing? I’m truly, truly, truly, utterly blessed. Words cannot describe etc etc etc. Not bad for a blog that’s 4+ years old eh?

I have one thing to say to my mother.

Lap it up!

(Just kidding. Love you mom!)

PS. Marc, I love you. You know that.
PPSS. To the lovely Mr. Anton Huang, purveyor of luxury goods in the third world, do I get a 75% discount now? The ostrich bag is US$4,800… hahaha ;)


  1. oh my god BB! You totally deserve it! and uh.. 19 years old? :)) ah well, at least the bag is named after you! You’re probably extremely happy right now! More power!

  2. Bongga! My copy is late punyeta! I want it on my lap now! Winner ka talaga! Applause!!!

  3. as if marc jacobs will not give you the bag royalty-free. he named the bag after you, you know..

  4. OMG! hurrah! congratulations to my favorite designer (well, next to Caten brothers) and blogger! i’m pretty sure that the BB bag will be an absolute hit to the fashionistas (sana wag naman ito mapadpad sa GH!).
    SOOOOOOOOO FIERCE! (whoa, tyra banks much?)

  5. Madonna

    Yipeeee BB! From Conde Naste, magazine royalty no less. Now that you’re up there in the blogosphere establishment, please don’t ever change. Stay fierce, funny and talented. You deserve all of this!!!!
    I don’t believe you;re 19 years old though.

  6. uhm, yay, that was kind of anticlimactic.. uhm, at least they said you’re 19?

  7. Lisa from Cali

    Hahaha…19 years old? Too funny. Can’t afford the ostrich, saving for the leather now. ;-) Congrats Bryan, am sure Marc will give you a freebie bag.

  8. Lloyd's of London

    Congrats! Marc should really give that $4000 ostrich bag to you for free and in all the colors available of the bag. And your 19?! Amazing! Hehe!!

  9. Congratulations BB, you are now officially out to the world. Take a bow you deserve it.
    19?? and getting younger by the year!

  10. hahaha wait BB = 19 y.o.? sige na nga! :p congrats BB! Marc Jacobs should give you the bag for free! haha!

  11. I said Marc would give him a free bag first way back when it was rumored to be named after BB…thanks but ya’ll late.

  12. Hi BB, just wondering.. If MJ named the bag after you why didn’t he give you that bag for free??

  13. i read about you in other fashion blogs and you are truly fab! you remind me so much of christian from project runway. fierce! go gurl!

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