We've just put up our first CNY collection on ourbraletteclub.com! 🍊🍊

I'm personally pretty pleased with what we've put up this year.

CNY is really nostalgic for me because OBC started around this time last year? And we didn't even have our own website and our own designs then.

Looking back, it's been a crazy crazy year, but I think I'm quite happy with how far we've come. Not perfect, but perfect enough for me 😊

Only 2 designs in this launch, but two good designs! Personally very very happy with everything, especially the Good Fortune Set that I've been prancing around in, just cos it's comfy and that shade of red is just ???? 😍

I'm not a pink person, but we decided to have some link in this launch anyway, because we came across some quite gorgeous pink lace that has obvious (and not obiang) florals in them!

Btw, we, meaning my manufacturer and I haha. No one else will indulge in my fabric rants.

I actually scrolled all the way back to when I began posting on Dayre just to see what I was up to last CNY!

And mostly I was just feeling very thankful for all the support that went into the creation of OBC 😊

Just nice, @blog just reminded us to talk about our Dayre experience and I realised. I haven't been here as long as some of you?

I think I only started actively updating late 2016, so that's only 1.5 years, compared to some of you who've been here for like what? 4, 5 years?

But this place has really given me so much more than I could ever imagine!

It gave me OBC, new friends, haters (lol? I'm thankful for that??) and crazy experiences that I wouldn't have, in a million years, dreamed of ever having.

I wasn't intending to do a roundup of the craziest moments I've had on Dayre, but I guess since I'm already talking about it, I will? πŸ˜‚

But first! Let me finish posting some photos for the #OBC #cny collection!

If you're intending to get these festive pieces, do grab em!

Doubt we will restock them in bright red after they go oos, so if you like this, head over to the site to check them out!

And a softer pink floral lace for those who are pink at heart!

Btw this piece has a tri-colour design.

Pink lace, rouge lycra lining and black straps.

So fun!

Ok, so as I was saying, haha, I wanted to just note down the things I love about Dayre, just because…the feels are everywhere today πŸ˜‚

As you know by now, I'm not a huge fan of the dayre stickers (πŸ˜‚ I find they can be uh, cuter haha) and I used to be an avid fan of bitmojis and using them here.

But you know what….to show my support….

I bought them πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I know some of you are saying that the stickers are not applicable to daily life (especially the Dayre loves you set) or that they are not cute enough but…

Tbh….

Do you ever go to a girl scout selling cookies for fundraising and tell them…

Girl ah, your cookies hor, not nice leh. Not worth my money.

Abit weird right? πŸ˜‚ People already say it's for fundraising so mai hiam!

But ykw, let's move on cos…

Wah, you see!

It's so applicable! I already used 2 stickers πŸ˜‚ but ok let me just move on to the main point of this post.

You know how some people are famous because they basically depict a lifestyle that most of us (*ahem* peasants) cannot afford?

Like how you have "Ultra Rich Asian Girls" (which is a legit series on YouTube that I casually follow because I watch it and my face is like ????? And then !!!!! And then ??!?!?!?!?!)

Which are very popular because…who doesn't wanna see someone else buy 10 Birkins while window shopping right?

Then suddenly, while sharing some of my Taobao buys on Dayre, I realised that.

Holy shit, people like it when I'm being a freaking miser and a cheapo too!

That's how I got my first 100 likes on Dayre btw.

A post on how I was so #budgetbride that I only spent $6000 on my solemnization for close to 70 pax. *pats self on back*

If you're curious, post is here @braintango:051116

This was pretty hilarious and shocking!

It was as if the underground (anonymous) society that was thriving was suddenly unearthed and everyone wanted to be a part of it.

I remembered all the secrecy and the fear of exposed identities and stories after some media picked it up and shared it.

And how Dayre tried to censor it! πŸ˜‚

But most of all, I was really impressed with the girls who were so in touch with their sexuality.

And to own it. Even anonymously, is something we don't see in asian society.

Some women have never seen their own coochies, not know what they look like and have never felt an orgasm.

And they think it's normal.

So even though there were a lot of exciting racy stuff going on in #/r21,

I thought it was coolest that women showed other women that it's ok to be sexual creatures.

And even cooler that it happened here!

On Dayre!

I also found it pretty awesome how it got other women (who were not anonymous) thinking and sharing about their own sexuality as well.

Women are sexual creatures, just like men are.

Nothing wrong with that!

Once upon a time, Dayre was free from ads.

Or was it?

Any way, a lot of people were apparently unhappy when #sponsored posts started sprouting up here.

So many debates around whether it was "ruining the dynamics" of this platform where people genuinely came to share about stuff they loved

and whether a particular individual "deserved" to be sponsored.

I was seriously quite surprised when this happened because I thought it would have been expected and people would have been used to it

I mean, IG sponsorships are like…everywhere now.

Even the government uses influencers nowadays (haha)

But to see that strong reaction really kind of showed me what Dayre was like before it was popularized.

And also how protective the OG (original) users of Dayre were of this community they had helped built and come to love.

I kind of…sort of? Understand from their POV that sponsorships ruined the whole community spirit here.

It's almost as though you've been reading about someone's life for 4 years (whether an influencer or not) and suddenly you start seeing these #sponsored posts and you wonder if everything you've read so far is actually a lie.

But in the end everyone just wants the best for this platform and community and I think we eventually found a balance between lifestyle and sponsored posts.

Which is awesome!

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