Michelle Elie and her Prim Makak Collection

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I met Michelle Elie during Paris fashion week, a beautiful former fashion model turned jewelry designer and then I ran into her again last weekend, Naturally I was intrigued and wanted her to show me her work. She was beautifully dressed in Comme des Garcons.  Michelle moved to Cologne Germany with her artist/art director husband, Mike Meire and that is where she started creating her treasures which fall somewhere between art and jewelry. 

The rabbit handbag is a unique piece inspired with the idea that one could carry their own small "petite coiffeuse" with them." "It is an antique minaudi

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.