Dear Shaded Viewers,

It was wild yesterday when I was having lunch with Waris at A Priori The, a table of 3 women came over and asked us if they could take our photo with them. That in itself would not have been that unusual but it turns out that these women are avid readers of and beyond that they are huge fans of Waris and have seen him in all of Wes Anderson and Spike Lee’s films. They first fell under his spell when they saw him in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and if that was not enough one of the women was wearing the infinity diamond ring of Waris.


I don’t know what is wrong with this image but the ring looks a bit stained here and of course it is not.

After they took our photo I asked them to take one for us.


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.