Michel Gaubert in Mumbai

Dear Shaded Viewers,

When I saw Michel Gaubert at the launch of his luggage line for Longchamps he told me that he was going to do the music for Gucci in Bombay and the music for Fendi at the Great Wall of China. I knew that Shaded Viewers would be interested to see the world through Michel’s eyes so first a taste of Mumbai.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Diana Vreeland was right when she said that pink was the navy blue of india.

en taxi mauve

That shade is everywhere.

Mary Curry

Cafe Samovar and Undercover

We were there during fashion week that happened to be at the same time as postal week.
I found it more interesting to see the new stamp collections, and easier to relate to.

sleepy dog and soap opera


Michel Gaubert

Stay tuned for Michel in Bejing…..



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.