Diane Pernet is a fashion blogger and critic, whose comments on fashion and culture are logged on AShadedViewOfFashion.com, a collection of photos, drawings, short films and interviews that give an insider's view of the fashion industry. Pernet is also the Fashion Editor at Ninja, a fashion, art and photography magazine printed in both French and English. In addition, Pernet has a degree in filmmaking, worked as a costume designer in New York, launched and ran her own brand for 13 years and held the Co-Editor-in-Chief title at ZOO Magazine. She is currently based in Paris.
Meet Diane Pernet
Expertise: Fashion, film
Interests: Fashion, film, art, music, life.
Background: Degree in filmmaking, designer of my own brand for 13 years in NYC, costume designer, founder/director of ASVOFF Festival, editor-in-chief of A Shaded View on Fashion, co-editor-in-chief of ZOO Magazine, filmmaker, talent scout for the festival d'Hyeres.
Why did you curate Graham Tabor and Miguel Villalobos? Graham Tabor and Miguel Villalobos are true Renaissance men. There is nothing these two cannot do, and they do it all with purity, love, and a sense of our times. I suppose what is most interesting about their work is the emotion that passes through each piece. It is savage, modern, timeless.
Favorite meal: How about favorite kinds of food instead? In which case it'd be Japanese, Italian, Thai.
Recent purchase: A new hard drive.
Hidden talent: Not so hidden.
Book/Film recommendation: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. The Killer Inside Me directed by Michael Winterbottem.
Restaurant recommendation: Yen [in Paris]
If I had $20, I'd... : Buy a beautiful bouquet of Casablanca lilies.
Transformative travel experience: A long, long time ago in Darjeeling, India.
Favorite neighborhood: My own.
Dream holiday: Buenos Aires.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: Starvation.
I wish people cared more about: The planet.
Recent aha! moment: Being back in contact with the lovely Lauren David Peden.
The world would be a better place if: More people thought outside the box.