Happy Birthday to my dear friend Brian Beker – a few memories 2006

Above Brian Beker with Steve Olson 2006 at the dinner given by Cameron Silver for my first fashion film festival You Wear it Well in Los Angeles. The video was when Brian flew me to San Francisco for You Wear it Well, 2006

Dear Shaded Viewers,

A friendship that has spanned over three decades. A few memories…I have such fond memories of the dinner that Cameron Silver aka Decades threw for me to welcome me and my first fashion film festival to Los Angeles. I stayed with Cherry Vanilla, she was the master of ceremonies at the first edition. YWIW. Here is a call for submissions 2007 for YWITW 2.

Brian is a film director, notably Lines of Fire https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-asian-studies/article/lines-of-fire-written-produced-and-directed-by-beker-brian-new-york-oasis-picturesicarus-films-1990-vhs-format-62-minutes/08CB65918A7E037CDA043214872CCCA9 and a writer, a dog rescuer and a dear friend.

You Wear It Well 2, Call for Submissions


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.