A few hightlights from today in Sofia, Bulgaria with the ‘fab five’ Balkan Fashion Week

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is my first trip to Sofia, Bulgaria, it is a short one but a very interesting one. I got to spend time with the ‘Fab Five’ the five women behind the Balkan Fashion Week (Maria Koleva,Mila-Magdalena Dimitrova , Kristina Dimitrova, Elena Alexy and ¬†Teodora Guergova. In addition Myra Postolache is doing the International PR and Nikolay Pachev will do the art direction. All are pictured above under Team Balkan Fashion Week.

Today we went to visit the Nuboyana Film Studios where you can be in Rome, New York, London, Greece, US in a matter of minutes. Antonio Bandaras, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody are all in town filming at Nuboyana…alas it is Saturday and none of the shoots are going on…so the pleasure of meeting any of them was lost. Later I was interviewed by the BTV and met the Minister of Culture, Vejdi Rashidov who happens to be an amazing artist. Here are a few pics from today.




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.