Dear Shaded Viewers,

As my last appointment for fashion week I spent a lovely hour or so with Julia Muggenburg, the designer behind the brand Belmacz. I know that pearls are a little too popular at the moment but those at Belmacz transcend anything else I’ve seen. It is such a pleasure to look at the Belmacz pieces that one can just imagine what it must feel like to wear them.

The materials are rock crystal, yellow, white, black and green cultured pearls, onyx, diamonds, walnut and ebony bangles, and many other rare treasures. Every piece in the collection has a name and a story behind it.



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.