Kanya West for President made me think of Robert Downey Sr.’s 1969 film Putney Swope

Dear Shaded Viewers,

American politics continues as a reality tv show, yesterday Kanya West announced he was running for President. Well, it could not be worse than the current man in office but made me think about the 1969 film Putney Swope. If only that would encourage Ophra to throw her hat in the ring….she would have my vote.





Kanya West at Dries Van Noten

I remember sitting next to Kanya at a Dries Van Noten show. Friends were wondering what we were talking about. Essentially our love for Dries.


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.