Dinner at Yen with George Inaki, Jed Root and Justin Wu

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George Inaki, Jed Root and Justin Wu

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Had a great evening with George, Jed and Justin at YEN. At the end of the evening I asked the waitress to take a photo of us and she was great really cared about the framing and took it from several angles till she found the best one. How often does that happen?

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George Inaki and Jed Root

We talked about everything from fashion film to advertising to how Justin took a journey from wall street to filmmaking in 4 short years. His loyalty to the college roomate who took his photos without telling him and showed them to a gallery and that was how  he got his first show and the rest, I'll tell you when I make a little interview with him in July. Neither one of us is going to be in Paris much before then. Happy Birthday Justin Wu, 26..

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George and I might be cooking up a little contest for you Shaded Viewers but more on that later.


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.