My afternoon with friends

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It was a mini Hyeres reunion today. Jean Pierre Blanc, the Director of the festival d’Hyeres was in Paris for the Design selection for the next exhibit at the Villa Noailles. Since we did not have time for his interview while we were in Hyeres we invited JP over to Antoine’s to conduct it there.
Jean Pierre Blanc, Antoine Asseraf and Yoann Lemoine

After the interview I went to visit Michael James O’Brien and Zoltan Gerliczki at their place close by. We were looking at Marion de Beaupre’s website, Michael’s photography is on it. It was the most instinctive and fluid site I’ve used.



We drank Black Magic tea from Marriage Freres and water out of the most beautiful glasses. Zoltan and Michael James O’Brien with a portrait of me taken by Wiglius de Bie. Michael was tearing pages out of a magazine that had an article about me and wanted to give me the extra pages. Here we are as a threesome.



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.