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Focus on: Bryanboy

by Misha Janette

Meet Bryanboy, a breakout celebrity blogger who is known for a dainty swagger but a fierce penchant for all that is fashion. The Manila-based 27-year-old Filipino (right) has become an international sensation with his blog, which has produced a legion of fans, a Marc Jacobs bag named after him, and an in-the-works documentary for MTV Japan — not to mention the hundreds of thousands of daily hits to his site, Bryanboy.com.

“I can’t believe people read my stuff. I mean, I’m just saying what’s in my head!” he told The Japan Times while in town for Japan Fashion Week.

“It’s my first time here. I was so excited to come, since I love avant-garde Japanese designers such as Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see many shows, although I liked John Lawrence Sullivan for men.”

So what’s next in line for the walking chic-o-pedia? “Home! Work! Blogging is not so lucrative . . . and it’s tough. Recently, I have to watch what I post. Children could be reading you know!”

All’s not fair in blogs and war. But what if worse comes to worse? “I’ll die and come back as Marie Antoinette’s bloomers.” And that’s why his fandom is deserved — and served — on a fashion plate.