Maria de Medeiros and The Saddest Music in the World by Guy Maddin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I met Maria de Medeiros today for a photo shoot for the May issue of ZOO.

After the shoot I went to see Guy Maddin’s film The Saddest Music in the World starring Maria and Isabella Rossellini. It is a musical set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression where a beer baroness missing her legs organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world. If it is playing around you go see it, if not, buy the DVD.MariaThe_saddestsong

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.