Dear Shaded Viewers,
I arrived in Shanghai this afternoon as a guest of EXCEPTION. Tomorrow there will be two great moments for EXCEPTION, first their new shop grand opening and then, a few hours later, their first fall winter fashion show. More on that tomorrow. Tonight a quiet dinner and then a night drive through Shanghai. I passed by The Peace Hotel where I stayed in 1987 and drove along the Bund. Lets just say a total transition has taken place but of course I knew that. Electricity conservation laws have lights out at 23 h.
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.