Once upon a time Giacomo Veronese proposed to me….

Dear Shaded Viewers,

As it was just my birthday my dear friend Paola Piglia sent me some archival photos of me. One of the photos was of her son Giacomo Veronese who proposed to me when he was three. He gave me a ring. I told him that I was older than his mother so it might be difficult. Here is a photo of him then and now. This was in the 90’s. You should follow his mother on instagram @paolapigliastudio, an artist who’s work I’ve always loved.



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.