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Dear Shaded Viewers,

Today was the day that Thierry, the angel that spent endless hours in the late night till the early morning putting together my blog, arrived in Paris. In fact it is only the second time that we’ve met although it feels like I’ve known him for years.

I decided to pick him up at his door, or rather Justin’s door, and walk with him to the opening at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin.

That is TInko with the one piece that I felt drawn to, in fact it was the only piece in the Galerie of Tony Matelli.  We have to wait until next week for another wounded survivor to arrive. The rest of the exhibit was dedicated to the graphic Faces and Profils of Bernhard Frize.

Thierry with the pigs behind

Thierry was going home now with the chocolate that I bought for him. I know that he likes to drink chocolate milk. He  brought me great Pierre Marcolini chocolates from Belgium that I should not eat but did.

He knows how much I like the Eiffel Tower

Thierry and I, he took the photo.

Sweet dreams,


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.