Karen Binns, a talent you should know

Dear Shaded Viewers,

For those of you that don’t know you know the work of stylist Karen Binns, she is the one responsible for giving Tori Amos her look over the past 10 years.  Tori sang at the last Viktor and Rolf show.

portrait of Karen Binns and group shot after the Eley Kishimoto show Mandi Lennard, my favorite London PR, Karen Binns, stylist to the stars, Robin Schulie, buyer for Maria Luisa in Paris.

I don’s see Karen that much but it is truly a pleasure every time that I do.I guess you could say that we go back to  NYC in the 80’s.  She even said that she worked a season for me years ago.She started her career assisting Zoe who worked a lot with  Judy Blame. Karen was a club kid from NYC with a great look and that look is what brought her work that she did not even know she was looking for.  Karen likes working with real people so that she can give them the confidence that they did not know they had. Her advice to emerging stylists is, "Don’t say yes to a client until you’ve sat down and had a coffee with them."

Karen is currently putting together a new magazine for the youth culture called Concrete it will cover London, Paris, NYC and Tokyo.The magazine is focused on the subcultures, she wants to know what it is like to be Korean or Chinese in Japan or Polish in London. Concrete is going to have a student body voice. Personally I cannot wait to see what she comes up with. She will be the creative director and the backbone of the magazine.



P.S. Click on SHowStudio today to see the beginning stages  of their new project Amaze Me. The project got it’s impulse from the famous quote when Alexi Brodovitch told Richard Avedon to "Inspire Me". The project will be launched in September.

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.