Happy Birthday to my dear friend Miguel Villalobos and many many more

Dear Shaded Viewers,

We met over a decade ago outside of a Raf Simons show when I saw a beautiful man smiling at me from the distance, I smiled back and then he came over to tell me that he’d been researching Jun Takahashi and Undercover and came upon my blog and had been a Shaded Viewer ever since. He asked to come to my place and take my photo, I told him he could not but we met at Palais de Tokyo and it was the hottest day in Paris he took an iconic photo of me that is on the ASVOFF t-shirt he is wearing in the last photo above and our friendship has only grown from that day on.

Happy Birthday my dear friend.




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.