Celebrating my friend Alex Bossi’s 30th birthday

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I had so much fun tonight despite the fact that I lost my phone….it was a few days after Alex Bossi’s 30th birthday and he did a one night stand in Paris before going off to Barcelona with his friend Evan. Evan is Alex’s best friend in NYC and they both just came back from London where Alex got to see all of his hard work on the new private hotel, the Curtain, come to life. I’ve only seen the hotel from the outside and it looks major. It’s been a work of passion and sleepless nights but it is open now. And now , at least 2 days of holiday. Here are a few photos from the night, many by Marco de Rivera. It was fun, girls were falling in love with Alex and his YSL shoes and had to come over for a group shot. I am in the process of trying to convince both Evan and Alex to come join me in Sofia for the launch of ASVOFF 9.



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.