A funny encounter at the end of the day


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Years ago when Preen used to show in London this funny incident occurred. I was staying at my friend Mei Wei's house and she only had one key so when it started to pour buckets of rain outside the Preen show and the PR kept us all waiting there getting drenched instead of letting us all in….and I felt trapped because I did not have a key and a place to go so I waited and got wet. When the PR finally let us all in, an Italian journalist came running over to me with her camera crew and told me that she had been following me around last season for 3 days. It became clear that she thought that I was Isabella BLow. I informed her that I was not and now she is always happy to call me by name when she sees me. Today I ran into her as I was leaving the Qasimi show, she asked to take this photo. I love it, thought it might make you smile too.



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.