A Place in Fashion History

Written By bryanboy

A Place in Fashion History

In a very bizarre (and surreal) twist of fate, I had the privilege and honor of sitting on the same row as some of the fashion industry's heavyweights at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show yesterday afternoon: IHT/NY Times' Suzy Menkes, Michael Roberts of Vanity Fair, American Vogue's Sally Singer (who I really love and admire), Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles, and Tommy Ton of Jak and Jil.

Dolce & Gabbana Front Row

I'm usually the early bird when it comes to fashion shows but this time around, I went there two or three minutes before the show began because of pre-show interviews I did upstairs. When I finally settled to my seat, reality hit me. There I was, sitting amongst THE establishment. Influential people who shaped fashion for years and whose work you've kept track of since childhood. I've lost all sense of self and wrote a post on twitter how I wished for the ground to open up and swallow me alive. I was soo nervous throughout the entire time I even dropped my cellphone to the floor!

Thank you so much Dolce & Gabbana for this wonderful opportunity and for embracing us bloggers with open arms. I'll cherish this experience for the rest of my life.

Coming up next: models! backstage! clothes! Dolce & Gabbana's return to the classic floral prints!

PS. The very handsome 'stached Hamish Bowles is, as always, AWESOME! He came up to me after the show and it's soo nice seeing him again.


  1. WoW, your wildest dreams come true! you’ve come a long way. Congrats and super happy for you!

  2. You are the luckiest person in the world, from a young boy to a huge fashion superstar blogger.
    Love you BryanBoy.
    Happy for you.

  3. Wow! That is just crazy! Happy for you! Did Anna come and say hi? :) Still waiting to see the September issue movie.

  4. I would have had a panic attack and started sweating like a bastard.That said, I think you look considerably cool and calm in the above picture.

  5. you are so lucky Bryan

    you needn’t have been worried,you fit right in!

    congratulations on making it to the front row!!

  6. this would be the first time i ever would comment on your blog that ive been following for ages, but you really hit the ball! i dont envy you, as one day real soon ill be on the same boat, but congratulations all the way! im grandly happy for you and all the luxuries you do, youre doing your thing, real time!

  7. Lisa from Cali

    I’m so happy for you BB! Your dreams are coming true. Were you able to say a word to Anna, how about an eye contact?

  8. That’s huge.
    That’s big.
    That’s more than once in a lifetime — once in 10 lifetimes!!
    Happy for you <3
    Hope there are infinite more shows for you

  9. wow.your opinion now matters as you were seated beside the most influential people in fashion.the only difference between you and anna is vogue.lol.
    should you be writing for these publications now?

  10. OMG! Congratulations! I hoped you got a chance to have a chitchat with Anna! Share some more pics ….

  11. i just checked sarah mower’s review at style.com and she wrote this
    “This time, though, the clothes are aimed at a new generation, and the market is global—to which end, Dolce & Gabbana put two bloggers in the front row, who were tapping out their commentaries while the show was going on.

  12. Good God! What was the first thought that entered your head?!!! If I was in your place I’d just blank out, Thunderous claps BB you just broke a red-soled stiletto…:p

  13. this is such a huge, important event for the power and world of blogging. thanks for leading the charge!

  14. porky@yahoo.com

    not to worry. they are just people in the end and you are a person too. never forget that you deserve to be anywhere you want to be. i hope it was a dream come true.

  15. just one step closer to Anna Wintour!!!1 wow bryanboy…. ur famous… i post this photo in facebook…. i really love it!!!!

  16. Hey BB you truly make me proud to be Pinoy. You have achieved so many things that even our local fashion movers and shakers have not accomplished yet. YOU ARE A GOD! Btw, I watched Fame at GB3 the other day and saw your Ovi commercial. Super fab!
    Best of Luck!
    Kai :)

  17. empress maruja

    I guess a lot of people died on this post… died of envy, that is.
    Stay cool, Bryan.

  18. Dairy Queen

    Haters gonna hate! This photo is insanely awesome! Kabog lahat ng fashionista sa Pilipinas! I have never really commented on your blog until now. This one, hands down, is your defining moment.

  19. this is such a strong photo! it depicts so well the difference between more casual, passionate bloggers and established editors when it comes to how each group relates to fashion. and yet the fact that you are right up front next to wintour shows that both are influential in respective ways. love it!

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