The good people of New York Magazine caught up with BryanBoy last night at some event for sunglasses, and their chat with him elicited a lot of information we really needed to know about the Filipino fashion blogging sensation. To wit: dude makes over $100,000 a year (!) through advertising on his site and from appearance fees, he’d never want to move to New York because he thinks no one here is happy, and his boyfriend had never heard of him when they met. Sweet.
He also doesn’t think there’s any reason to be scared of American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
Legend (OK, fine, fact) has it that the blogger and the editrix sat next to each other at a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show a few seasons ago, and Wintour didn’t have anything to say to BryanBoy, so she didn’t. Icy, right?
“But, two weeks later they e-mailed me and we did that shoot together in the March issue of Vogue,” he said. After that the grande dame of fashion seemed less terrifying: In February of this year at Prabal Gurung, Bryan Boy tapped Wintour on the shoulder and thanked her for the Vogue feature. “She said, ‘Oh, it’s you. They were great photos, thank you for doing it.’ And since then I approach her during Fashion Weeks, say hi, and she’s so wonderful. So for me I don’t really understand the whole hullabaloo about how she’s this cold icy person. She’s been warm and gracious to me.”
We guess some people just don’t have what it takes to survive the cold of Wintour. And, to be honest, we’re more impressed that he’s on the famously inaccessible editor’s good side than we are about the fact that he makes 18 times what we do. And now we no longer have sympathy for the posts he writes complaining that he can’t afford Balmain.