A visit with Maria Luisa Poumaillou, fashion icon and celebrated retailer

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Today I met up with the independent Paris retailer, Maria Luisa Poumaillou, at her sister's restaurant Ferdi. By now you have all read about  Maria Luisa's decision to close her boutique on Rouget de Lisle in order to focus her attention on the fashion direction of Printemps and her exciting  new collaboration with www.thecorner.com which is powered by YOOX Group.  Starting September you will be able to have worldwide access to the Maria Luisa boutique at www.thecorner.com. Our video interview with Maria Luisa will be posted on www.thecorner.com powered by YOOX Group in September to coincide with the launch of their collaboration but in the meantime I wanted to tell you a funny story about her mother's experience as a model for Jean Paul Gaultier's first Hermes catwalk show.  

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.