Havana couture photographed by Anthon Beeke and Rene Knip for issue 13 BLOOM

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Aside from my constant fascination with the work of the tulip master, Ronald van der Hilst I am totally enchanted by the images of a dilapidated park in central Havana in the current issue of Bloom.


photographed by Anthon Beeke and Rene Knip

The blanket of dripping green lace covering the trees is a result of a vine that eventually kills the trees called kudzu imported in the Americas from Japan in 1876. It is a hauntingly beautiful death but a death none the less.

The tulip master’s Bloom cover

Later, Diane

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.