I had the amazing opportunity of meeting the legend himself – Bryan Boy http://www.bryanboy.com He was in Dubai for the Furla Candy Bag event on Saturday the 11th of January 2014 and we got to pick his brain (some of the questions were crazy but he was an incredible sport about the whole thing!) He was super friendly, funny and really smart – very inspiring and humble overall. The atmosphere was set as we were surrounded by Furla’s latest SS14 collection – an absolute visual treat! Continuing the successful trend of Furla’s Candy Pop up Stores opening all over the world, the exclusive concept pop up space opened at Dubai mall for DSF and Bryan met with fans at the event.
For those of you who don’t know him – here’s a little bit about him from his Wikipedia page
Bryan Grey Yambao, better known by the pen name of Bryanboy, is a Filipino fashion blogger. A former web developer, he started blogging at age 24 from his parents’ Manila home. His eponymous blog won the 2007 Philippine Blog Award for Best Fashion & Lifestyle Blog.The New York Post named him one of the nine hottest internet celebrities,and news.com.au has called him “one of Fashion 2.0’s biggest superstars” and a “phenom in the fashion blogosphere”.
His Style Mantra: – He says style is something that comes from within. His advice is not to follow anyone else (especially trends) and create your own. He says he’s very intuitive and observes others style as an inspiration of what he doesn’t want to wear. This helps him stay unique and true to who he is!
His favourite fashion item: – There are too many for him to choose from.
Shopping ethos: – He doesn’t believe in fast fashion and buying too much. He would rather buy 5 really good items vs. 20 things. He believes that you should use those items and style them differently and then replenish for the next season. He says he’s constantly recycling items on his instagram and that’s OK!
Advice for other bloggers: – Be unique and tell a good story. It’s not about taking pretty pictures it’s about the story and narrative behind those pictures. One of the things he likes to do is create looks during his travels. He says this way his followers get to travel with him.
When asked about his success:- He doesn’t see himself as successful – there’s a lot more he would like to do and make an impact on the world.
His favourite shopping destination: – Italy of course!
His favourite Furla Bag: – He kept his favourite piece close to him – a Gorgeous candy in Black, Beige and White color block. It can be styled from punk to glamorous!
Upcoming projects: – This is where I couldn’t get him to spill the details! He said we have to follow his Instagram to know whats gonna happen next!