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5:11 am

Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler

21/02/2010, Celebrity Gossip, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, New York City

Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler

It’s been a crazy two weeks! I’m in turbo-blogging mode so let me start with the ‘easy’ entries and allow me to indulge in a quick round of shameless and blatant self-promotion before I continue with fashion, fashion, FASHION! I found these photos of me on Style.com and Style.it (Conde Nast Italy) that were taken by Style.com’s backstage and front-row head honcho, the handsome (and petite, like me) Greg Kessler.

Bryanboy at Anna Sui

At Anna Sui where I got a last-minute seating upgrade from 4th row to 2nd row (yay!). Ahhhhh the now-famous faux feather Zara coat which I got
back in Manila for $45 on sale (down from $250). I love living in Manila
where it’s hot and humid because nobody buys the coats come sale time
hahaha! Anyway, when I arrived in JFK, at least 10 people at the airport
stopped me, asking where my coat was from. In front of Macy’s, some
really old man touched my coat… I thought I was gonna get attacked by
an animal rights protester, lo and behold all he wanted to know is what
my coat is made from. Even the Daily Telegraph’s (UK) Hilary Alexander
told me it’s a fabulous piece. Lots of people praised me….
unbelievable! I’ve never received so many compliments based on a single
piece of garment alone. Amazing.

Click click click click for more photos!

CONTINUE READING

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3:15 am

Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge at Soho Grand Hotel

21/02/2010, Fashion Bloggers

Sea of Shoes’ Jane Aldridge at Soho Grand Hotel

Earlier this week, I bumped into my fellow blogger, the charming and lovely Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) on my way back to my hotel, the Soho Grand. It’s the first time we met and I wasted no time in taking out my flip cam out of my bag. Jane is so adorable! I love her fox fur jacket. Beautiful.

I also met her mom, Judy, who is so gracious and ferocious in real life.

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10:28 am

American Vogue March 2010 Power Issue: Style Bloggers

16/02/2010, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers, Vogue USA

American Vogue March 2010 Power Issue: Style Bloggers

Hello everyone.

As you already know, I went here in New York last December for a shoot.

Well, that shoot is for the bible, American Vogue.

I have to run to the Marc Jacobs after party but I’ll elaborate on this later. I haven’t even seen the issue yet. I’m so excited! It’s such an honor and a privilege to be part of the fashion blogger story in Vogue.

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8:24 pm

Vogue Portugal February 2010

25/01/2010, Current Affairs, Fashion Bloggers, Press Coverage, Vogue Portugal

Vogue Portugal February 2010

Another day, another Vogue. What a delightful surprise!

There's an article about fashion blogs on the February 2010 issue of Vogue Portugal and yours truly got mentioned in the article and their favourite blogs list.

Demi Moore is on the cover.

Photo of Demi Moore on the cover of Vogue Portugal, article on fashion bloggers

Yay!

If you are able to read Portuguese, click HERE (part 1) and HERE (part 2) to read the article.

Big hugs to my reader Joao in Portugal who sent me the scans and thank you so much Vogue Portugal for the shout out!

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8:49 pm

Suzy Menkes (and Bloggers) on Fashion Blogs – PREMIUM Exhibition, Berlin [Must-Watch]

24/01/2010, Fashion and Style, Fashion Bloggers

Suzy Menkes (and Bloggers) on Fashion Blogs

Mary Scherpe, the lovely blogger who runs Stil in Berlin, made this fascinating video as part of a presentation on fashion blogs at the recent PREMIUM exhibition in Berlin this week. There’s interesting commentary from Suzy Menkes along with my fellow bloggers from The Coveted, Facehunter and Les Mads.

The world changed when fashion instead of being a monologue, became a conversation. And that’s never going to stop.
– Suzy Menkes

I was invited to contribute but had problems with my webcam so I was unable to do so… and my Flip Mino got a little too late. Ah well, perhaps next time. :-(

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7:10 pm

There’s a special place in hell for fashion bloggers

22/01/2010, Fashion Bloggers, OMGOMGOMG

There's a special place in hell for fashion bloggers.

Someone posted this photo on a gay personals website. 

There's a special place in hell for fashion bloggers.

Hysterical!!! Totally made my day.

Who's that gurl?

via tumblr

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8:13 pm

Danny Roberts + Bryanboy

18/01/2010, Fashion Artists, Fashion Bloggers

Danny Roberts + Bryanboy

If you frequent my humble little website often, you probably have noticed my awesome header banner. My friend Danny Roberts from California generously gifted me with an image of his painting. Here’s a quick ‘behind the scenes’ video.

As you know, I’m a huge fan of his. His artwork is always full of emotion.

This isn’t the first time he drew me. Some of you might remember his portraits of fashion bloggers from last year.

I’m so happy he’s getting amazing attention these days. He’s extremely talented and I am so proud of him.

Thank you Danny for the wonderful gift. I’ll cherish this forever!

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9:16 pm

In Style Magazine UK – Teenage Clicks

17/01/2010, Current Affairs, Fashion Bloggers, Press Coverage

In Style Magazine UK

If you live in the UK, be sure to pick up a copy of the February 2010 issue of British In Style magazine. Me, my favourite gurls Julia Frakes and Tavi, and of course, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, are there. I remember doing this interview when I went to NYC last October after the European shows.

In Style UK February 2010 - Teenage Clicks

Thank you so much In Style UK for the lovely mention, especially considering I’m the oldest of the bunch and no longer a teen. Haha! ;)

scans via In Style UK

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6:58 pm

Great Expectations

26/12/2009, Current Affairs, Fashion Bloggers

Great Expectations

Just a few hours ago, I was chatting to a few bloggers how it's rather unfair that some people pit fashion bloggers against some of the industry's journalism heavyweights. Suddenly, the expectation level and the pressure went off the roof.

Bryanboy

I've said this before many, many times… what's beautiful about the internet though is that it opened up a platform for anyone who wants to be heard. Whether you're a 13-year old who posts commentary about the latest collections or an 18-year old girl from Texas who wants to share photos of her (very expensive, if I may add) footwear acquisitions, everyone is entitled to to be heard online and for some people to downplay such voices as mere noise or worst, online flotsam and jetsam, is, a bit harsh.

I came across a Brazilian blog a few days ago and several commenters
expressed their disappointment. How most bloggers choose to blog in a
positive light, how one blogger isn't really a blogger but a 'consumer
who just posts photos online', so on and so forth.  Some seem to forget that not all bloggers aspire to be fashion journalists or critics. Heck, not all blogs are equal. 

Perhaps it's just me but IMO, to in order to be a credible and authoritative critic, one has to possess a great knowledge of a particular subject they are talking about. And it doesn't happen overnight. Sure, one could say the internet opened up doors for "everyone" to be a "critic", do keep in mind that the average blogger doesn't have industry access, resources, formal fashion education or even years of experience such as the highly-respected Cathy Horyn or Sally Singer  who I admire so much and writes fashion best in a socially-relevant context, or even the oracle, Suzy Menkes, who can accurately pin point a designer's exact reference whether from the present or the past. 

I'm not delusional to fool myself into having aspirations of being an esteemed editor or what have you. I knew what I want from the very first day I started my site — that is, to entertain and to share stories to my readers. I do, however, hope that someday, I can express myself eloquently and write well, not just about fashion but any other topic, beyond the ubiquitous "OMG I LOVE!" or "OMG I LIKE!" entries that I make.

Baby steps. I'm still a work in progress. Some of you, especially my long-time readers, have witnessed how my blog changed dramatically compared to when I started. Think about it. Just think about it. I'm just as shocked as you are!

For now, the most I can offer is my unbridled enthusiasm about a world I've always dreamed about. Will my passion, interest and obsession get me far? I hope so. Only time can tell. 

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4:50 pm

New York Times

26/12/2009, Fashion Bloggers, New York City, Press Coverage

New York Times

Holy Manolo batman!

Four years ago I was just one of your usual "dear diary" sort of blogger who sometimes like to put on blond wigs and Jimmy Choos to go to the mall with a wheelchair I got from a garage sale for kicks and giggles. 

New York Times article on Fashion Bloggers

And now, I'm on the Gray Lady's home page. Visit http://www.nytimes.com while it's still there.

Eerie. I'm having goosebumps.

They have an interesting story about fashion bloggers as part of their "The Year in Style" coverage.

If you live in NYC, be sure to buy a copy of this Sunday's paper.

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