Monday, June 23, 2008


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Fashion Scoops: Tanshy's Florence... Bryanbag... Blue Nnotes

Published: Monday, June 23, 2008

BRYANBAG: Move over Victoria Beckham and Imelda Marcos. Manila-based blogger Bryanboy just added his latest luxury handbag to a collection that already spans 100-plus pieces. This one happens to be named after him. Four months ago Marc Jacobs was photographed backstage at his fall 2008 show holding up an "I [heart] Bryanboy" poster and Bryanboy enthused over a women's ostrich skin handbag from the show on his blog. An e-mail subsequently sent by Jacobs to Bryanboy promised to name the bag in question the "BB" in the blogger's honor. Now, Jacobs appears to have made good on the promise.

Over the weekend, a series of posts on revealed photos of a DHL delivery slip from Marc Jacobs International, a large Marc Jacobs box, a portion of a handwritten note from Jacobs on the designer's personal stationery and a link to the Luisa Via Roma e-tail site offering pre-orders of a goatskin version of the Marc Jacobs "Sunburst BB Shoulderbag", with September delivery. And finally, images of the bag in question — or at least, the original prototype, Bryanboy told WWD, which he reports the designer told him was "not perfected, as it is the sample from the show" but was sent because Jacobs "felt that was somehow special in a way."

Bryanboy photographed himself holding the bag, with one of the images a mockup in which he "stars" in his own Marc Jacobs advertising campaign. So far, Jacobs has neither publicly confirmed nor denied that Bryanboy is a new muse. When asked if Jacobs named the bag after Bryanboy, a spokeswoman for the designer, Asa Larsson, reluctantly noted, "Allegedly so."