Charles Guislain – Happy Birthday and an excerpt from Rimbaud’s unsurpassed poetry Roman and what it is like to be 17

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Charles for birthday
 No longer sweet sixteen, Charles turns 17 today. Happy Birthday.


No one's serious at seventeen

–On beautiful nights when beer and lemonade

and loud, blinding cafes are the last thing you need

–You stroll beneath green lindens on the promenade.

Lindens smell fine on fine June Nights!

Sometimes the air is so sweet that you close your eyes;

The wind brings sounds–the town is near–

And carries cents of vineyards and beer…

excerpt from Arthur Rimbaud….



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.