Akiko Hamaoka and the magic cherry blossom tree


 Dear Shaded Viewers,

My friend Akiko sent me a magic cherry blossom tree. The instructions read to separate the branches, place the trunk in the base and then take the little pouch of magic water and pour it on the center of the tree…then wait a few hours. I did it before going to bed and when I woke up….the tree had blossoms on 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.