Costas Argiriou, my Reiki hero

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Costas Argiriou

Leaving the London Fashion Week International party at Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch, which was great fun by the way, I tripped on 3 little steps at the exit and hurt my ankle, I might add that all that I had had to drink was water. I know, sunglasses at night…. In the morning I called my friend Mei Hui, the designer behind the brand Victim, who sent her assistant Jin over with some remedies. I decided to be intelligent about this for a change and not to walk on it for one day. As luck would have it my music master friend from Athens, Costas Argiriou was in town and wanted to come over for a tea and chat. He was in London doing the music for Christoforos Kotentos show. When he heard about my little accident he told me that he is a healer and promptly did a little Reiki magic. It’s not like I’m walking on a cloud at the moment but I am now a firm believer in the power of Reiki because the improvement was quite amazing. What would the world be without a few good friends? Thank you Mei Hui, Jin and Costas for your help and to the British Fashion Council for taking such good care of me this week.

Later from Paris,


P.S. I also gave Costas a few copies of IQONS Magazine to take back to Athens for one of our contributors, Filep Motwary of Un NoUVeaUiDEAL.

I regret not being able to make it to Mulberry’s “The Meaning of Sunglasses” launch for the new book by Hadley Freeman. As a lover of sunglasses, clearly I would be interested in reading the book.

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.