Sunday, 23 December 2012

VS. by Diego Zúñiga



This collection of 8 shirts is inspired by light weight cotton with a paddle mark.  Zúñiga also takes inspirtation from boy bands of the 80's and early 90's.

*Photo: Ying Li Wong *Edition: Eduardo Garcia *Art Direction: dz. *Make Up: Claudia Gamiño B * Model: Joe Quintana *Gratefulness... Studio Victoria


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Friday, 22 June 2012


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Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Paris tour with Diane Pernet.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

ASVOFF will arrive to Barcelona on January, meantime, Diane shows her favorite places in Paris on Catalan TV show Ànima:


 If you can't see the video, please click here ;D

thank you Diane,



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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Ragazze Ornamentali — La Borsa

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Dear Shaded Readers,

This morning Valentina Ilardi Martin showed me something she brought back with her from Paris: a handbag.

And as I opened the box it was as if I had never seen a handbag before.




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Monday, 21 May 2007

Paris Secrets: A Visit to Madame Stern, the best engraver in Paris

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last week a day in my life was documented by a journalist from Travel & Leisure. The first stop in the morning was a visit to Madame Stern.


The Madame Stern experience is a very special one. There is a ritual when one orders engraved bespoke business cards. The ritual - you make an appointment, then you write your name on a virgin sheet of paper while seated in front of Madame Stern. Madame Stern looks at you and your handwritting and then will propose different possibilities for typeface, paper stock and ink. If your choice of a typeface is not in agreement with that oft Madame Stern, she will explain to you why she feels that your choice is not correct and at that point propose other card stock, type face or size of a card. If it was up to Madame Stern, the only information on your card would be your name. You can imagine what a disturbance it was when I asked to have my website printed on my cards.


Alex, the journalist, dared to ask Madame Stern what she thought about her business card. Quickly she was informed that although the typeface was lovely, the paper was no better than a dish rag.

To our great pleasure, we were given a little tour of the establishment. Stern Engraveur has been in the family for the past 5 generations. We were allowed to have a look behind the vaulted door where one finds amazing type, embossed papers and beautiful dark brown boxes containing bespoke cards. Cards were ready to be shipped around the planet to clients such as the King of Morocco, the Princess of , I forget where, and other notable citizens of the world.

The phone has been there for generations, however, it is not in use today.


Be warned, if Madame Stern does not have a good feeling about you there is a chance that you will be shown politely to the door. Passage des Panoramas is where you will find this hidden treasure.

Stern Graveur +33 45008086045
47, Passage des Panoramas 75002 Paris



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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Paris Secrets: A Visit to Ragtime, the best vintage shop in Paris

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Francoise Auget in her shop Rag Time. Francois loves cats so much here she actually looks like one.

Two years ago the Expert Francoise Auget put together La Creation en Liberte - the Universe of Paul and Denise Paul Poiret dating from 1905 - 1928. The preview for the sale held at the auction house, Drouot-Richelieu was at one of Francoise' dearest friends, Chez Azzadine Alaia, I am happy to say that I was there. The Metropolitan Museum of NY purchased some of the most important pieces for their exhibition on Poiret. The postman had just delivered a copy of the catalogue from the Met's show in which there is a lovely dedication to Francoise.

My day in the life was being documented for an article that will appear in Travel & Leisure magazine.One of my stops was a visit to Rag Time. I might add that Ragtime is a great source for inspiration to designers both in Paris and abroad. Below is an image of Francoise showing me the catalogue from her Poiret exhibit and the catalogue from the Poiret show currently in NYC at the Metropolitan museum.




It is not possible to go to Rag TIme and not to get totally into the shopping experience. I too have tried on the most unexpected treasures. Here is the Travel & Leisure journalist, Alexandra Marshall falling in love with a leopard hat. How she walked out of the shop without it, I don't know. It clearly has her name on it.



Rag Time 23 rue de l'Echaude 75006 Paris +33(0)145 77 80 28



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