Day 1 Zinebi and my first trip to Bilbao and a visit to Persuade with Rosa and Paolo

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I’m in BIlbao for the ZINEBI documentary film festival where You Wear it Well will screen at the Guggenheim Museum on Thursday night.
The festival events begin tonight at l9h30 so after checking into my hotel I went to visit Persuade, ‘the’ shop in Bilbao where you absolutely want to visit. I met Rosa in London at the Fashion Fringe and today I met her again with her partner Paolo. They took me all over Bilbao and out to lunch. I fell in love with the gold chair designed by Christian Astuguevieille, it reminds me of a tree dipped in gold wearing a skirt. Anyway I would be happy to have it in my home.

Rosa, one of the owners of Persuade and Christian Astuguevieille’s beautiful gold chair
Beautiful blue skies today although they say it will rain tomorrow and the next day so glad that Rosa and Paolo took me around today.





Tomorrow I’ll show you the amazing Guggenheim Museum and Louise Bourgois’s spider outside of 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.