With the year winding down, Audrey Magazine is looking back at some of the Asian American greats of 2010, in everything from fashion to entertainment. Here, we highlight a few of the Asian American bloggers who have attained serious industry recognition.
A generation ago, Asian influences in the fashion industry was limited to a handful, like fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and supermodel Anna Bayle, to name a few. Now Asians aren’t just plentiful, they’re dominating the world of fashion — from fashion designers like Alexander Wang and Jason Wu, to models like Liu Wen and Chanel Iman. And it isn’t just industry insiders. The biggest fashion influencers these days are the bloggers. Here, we look at three of the biggies of 2010.
Manila, Philippines native Bryanboy (Bryan Grey-Yambao) seems to have it all: the clothes, traveling expenditures, model men, fashion icon friends, and of course, thousands of blog readers. Since his blog’s birth in 2007, he has become one of the virtual world’s real-life celebrities, earning him front row seats next to people in charge like Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour. A recent article from New York Magazine reveals Bryanboy’s annual earnings here.
Fashion Toast (Rumi Neely) is a hapa Japanese American, San Diego local who has recently been swapping real time with Bryanboy. The two seem like an inseparable fashionista duo, part of the new web of cyber celebs. Neely recently modeled for the Forever 21 campaign and collaborated with DANNIJO in creating a six-piece jewelry line for Tobi.com. Her modelesque frame and exotic looks don’t look too bad either in her dynamic blog photos.
The Showmanship (Ingrid Holm) is a Filipina-Norwegian model who has mastered the art of photographing her daily looks in the comforts of her own room. She also has trendy buddies and a classy look.
Cheers to the best blogs of the year. It seems as if behind every great blog is a star.