Philippine Blogger bryanboy Stirs A Fashion Revolution

Philippine blogger Bryan Yambao went from reading his mothers magazines to the front rows of the worlds top catwalks at warp speed, as the Internet demolishes the exclusive barriers of high fashion.

Supermodel-thin and fond of wearing colorful hats, fur-collared cardigans and handbags, the 24-year-old is now an industry heavyweight who hangs out with the likes of supermodel Naomi Campbell and designer Marc Jacobs.

If you ask me, all of my dreams have already come true. What else can you ask for, Yambao said in a speech at an independent fashion bloggers conference in New York late last year.

Yambaos vehicle for fashion stardom is his online journal at, which delivers fresh, irreverent, and witty critiques of the worlds newest trends on expensive clothing and accessories.

The site attracts more than 200,000 unique visitor hits a day, while nearly 52,000 people follow his Twitter stream, giving the jet-setting former web designer from Manila awesome powers to thrash or promote a product.

The blog is also studded with money-spinning ads that would be the envy of fashion magazines that have only a small fraction of his readership.

Recent posts told of his labors to buy Pradas red mens wingtips (Its the shoe of the season, no doubt) and how Hollywood stars Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher stole the thunder from fashion figures at a Sao Paulo show.

Ive heard several rumors that they were paid about half a million dollars to be here. Celebrities. They always f up the whole experience, Yambao ranted.

Drawing heavily on the Paris Hilton playbook, the blog is also as much a homage to the author as style, with photos of him in outrageous, gender-bending outfits.

Shower me with attention and inflate my ego. Email photos of your love and Ill add you to my ever-growing collection. Be creative! Be spontaneous! he wrote.

The biggest fashion labels indeed do work super hard to inflate his ego, as evidenced by one of his latest posts for the current fashion week in Paris.

Im trying to enjoy the calm before my set of shows, he wrote.

My invites are starting to pour in. So far Im confirmed at Isabel Marant, Mugler, Balmain, AF Vandevorst, Gareth Pugh, Rochas, Damir Doma, Chanel, etc. Cant wait to receive more of my invitations!

The traditional media also love him.

Bringing androgyny and attitude to the blogosphere since 2004, Bryanboys reflections on fashion never fail to entertain, Elle magazine wrote, in an excerpt posted in his blog.

With his sharp wit and cheeky style choices, Manila-based blogger Bryanboy is on the brink of international stardom, Teen Vogue wrote.

Yambaos extraordinary online career began with him blogging about his foreign travels in 2004.

But he had always been drawn to fashion, even as a 10-year-old studying at a strict Manila Catholic school.

I would steal my mums magazines and read them at school, Yambao said in his New York speech last year. Yambao initially agreed to be interviewed by AFP but then did not reply to e-mailed questions.

From a puny readership of his friends and family, the blog took off in 2007 after his posts caught the eye of Jacobs, the influential American creative director of French design house Louis Vuitton.

I discovered this sort of satirical little film that Bryanboy had done of me, and I was really amused by it. I started to look at the blog and I thought, this guy is so into fashion, Jacobs said in a clip posted on Yambaos site.

Jacobs named an ostrich leather tote bag, BB, on his own 2008 fall collection, in the Filipino bloggers honor.

Love your passion for fashion, the designer gushes in a post on Yambaos site. After all, where would designers be without enthusiasm like yours?

In 2009 Dolce and Gabbana put Yambao and other top bloggers on the front row at the Milan fashion week, beside traditional industry arbiters such as Vogues Anna Wintour and Suzy Menkes of the International Herald Tribune.

Menkes, the doyenne of the fashion press, said bloggers had democratized an industry that had long been used to having everything dictated from the top down by the fashion houses.

And then along comes Twitter and all of a sudden somebody walks out of a, say, Louis Vuitton show and says, That show sucked. I hated it, she said in an interview posted online from last years Berlins fashion trade show.

But that can go viral and other people can answerand suddenly youre faced with three million people saying negative things. Its pretty terrifying for these brand managers.

Yambao, who had had his Facebook account fill up with a maximum 5,000 friends a long time ago, appears to revel in the irony of a Third-World blogger dictating to the rich what to wear.

It did happen to me, you know, somebody from the boonies, in the Philippines, he said in his New York speech.

One of Yambaos friends from the Philippines, fashion reporter and blogger Ingrid Go-Chua, said his spectacular career in breaking through one of the worlds most exclusive industries was an inspiration across Asia.

A lot of Asian people look up to him. Hes like a beacon of a person. In the Third World, you never thought that dreams would come true but he made them come true. Hes put the Philippines on the map, she told AFP.

This entry was posted on September 18, 2014, in Others.

Live Your Wedding Fantasies With Byron Bay Weddings

People of todays world are fond of perfection and extreme modernization which has come in their each and every aspect of life. If we talk about the most special and prominent day of your life is your wedding and that has to be perfect as well as the memorable one. To make it interesting and cost-effective you need to take assistance of expert wedding planners.

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This entry was posted on September 18, 2014, in Wedding.

The Advantages Of Reading Through A Fashion Blog

There is a large number of people on the planet today that are very closely interested in the clothing and also device industry. This is a concentrate and interest which is typically based on the requirement to ensure that all facets of the shopping process are as stylish and also well handled as possible at all times. People considering this target should be professional in the fashion weblog appeal as part of their attempts.

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This entry was posted on September 17, 2014, in Others.

Wholesale Korean Fashions Short Cut

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This entry was posted on September 17, 2014, in Others.

The Role Of Fashion In Society

Everyone is a part of it, even folks that would deny it. Most fashion lovers don’t stop to think about the possible meanings this ancient social phenomenon has for society at large. Although mostly associated with trendy clothing and accessories, the term encompasses just about anything that denotes something that appeals to large groups of people at any point in time. Here are some reasons as to the wider meanings this cultural phenomenon might have.

The meaning of the term could include concrete objects to passing mannerisms. At some point in people’s lives it becomes something that everyone one pays attention to, as transient as it might be. It’s something that’s visible everyday and everywhere, and changes rapidly with the seasons.

Human beings generally desire novelty as well as conformity. These are social demands that fashion fulfill well. It makes a society-based practice of the need for newness, with many people participating in it. The rapid changes in what is perceived to be trendy is also indicative of the fact that people always seem to have need for things that are novel. It’s clear that this phenomenon has valuable psychological functions as well.

At the same time its manifestation also satisfies the need to be distinctive, the desire to stand out from the crowd. Thus variety and novelty go hand in hand, two human desires that anything fashionable seems to sate. Anything from the latest shoes to cell phones or tastes in music are suitable as visible markers of uniqueness.

In a way it also helps to sate the need for conformity. Everyone conforms to the extent that everybody has some interest in what’s new and trendy. It gives the sense that one is part of a larger whole, a necessary social-psychological mechanism to fortify against the sense of isolation from the rest of humanity.

It also has a role to play in facilitating cultural shifts between all manner of customs. It thus prevents socially-derived customs from being static, and underscores the importance of adaptability in beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. So in a sense it reflects on the surface a deeper resilience involving adaptation to changing circumstances, something important in the history of the survival of the human species.

It is also a mode of cultural influence. People with high and sought-after status like film and pop stars or admired artists are sometimes unwitting trendsetters when it comes to what’s regarded as fashionable clothing or even eating habits. Even subcultures of every type adopt unique styles as a way of socially marking its distinctiveness and influence over its members.

Universally cultures divided by geographical and social space use fashion as a marker of difference and uniqueness. Through it a social group or nation communicates its rich history to the world. Even among the same social group there are usually a plethora of smaller groupings based along the lines of religion or ethnicity that express a sense of history and solidarity through this phenomenon. Thus despite its transitory surface appearance fashion represents enduring social and psychological qualities unique to humanity.

This entry was posted on September 16, 2014, in Others.