Diane Pernet’s Signature9

Diane Pernet

Diane Pernet photo illustration by YM Ousley

In an industry built on trends and frequent change, Diane Pernet’s style is both constant and uniquely recognizable. Previously a designer in New York, now based in Paris, Diane’s blog (43rd among the current ranking of 99 most influential) was one of the first to offer daily updates on style and fashion around the world. A pioneer in connecting fashion and film, she also created A Shaded View on Fashion Film festival to showcase short films on fashion, style and beauty.

While her lips are sealed on exactly how she achieves her signature updo, it should come as no surprise that two of her signature nine relate to hair.

Black Boudicca Shirt

Black Boudicca Shirt


“Black shirt by Boudicca and long skirt by David Szeto, I cannot have enough of either.”

Pictured: Boudicca Sport Polo Top
$599 {Elizabeth Charles}


“Kei Kagami custom made shoes, the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own. Custom made platforms from Natacha Marro, I love them, super comfortable and they make me taller.”


“Beliflor hair conditioner is the best I’ve ever used. Unfortunately my health food store rarely stocks it.”

Beliflor Baume Conditionneur
€8.40 {Escale Nature}


“Photographer, Miguel Villalobos made a silver snail for me that I always pin to my turban. There is nothing Miguel cannot do.”

Bags & Accessories

“My Comme des Garcons black bag, very simple, light weight and always on my arm.”

Art deco terrace at the Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna
Art deco terrace at the Grand Hotel Baglioni, Bologna


“Recently I was invited to Bologna and put up in the Grand Hotel Baglioni, everything about the hotel was perfect: the amazing view of a beautiful church, the succulent peach with other delightful fruits, the luxe bed linens and wonderful body products.”

Grand Hotel Baglioni {Expedia}
Via Dell Indipendenza 8
Bologna, 40121


“I’m quite fortunate to have many talented friends, I have 3 wonderful framed photographs that I love: Portrait of a beautiful young man with a leather brace on one arm by Michael James O’Brien, two young guys with a black band across their eyes by artist Vincent Gagliostro and a beautiful woman in the woods with a gold leaf halo wearing clothes by Matthew Cunnington and photographed by Amira Fritz.”


“Les Deux Abeilles. My favorite neighborhood tea salon, it’s a great place for lunch.”

Les Deux Abeilles
189 Rue Université
75007 Paris, France

Electronics and Tech

“I love electronics: Apple Macbook, Logitech speakers, Samsung ST50 digital camera, Flip HD Video camera. I use them all everyday, cannot imagine life without them.”

A Shaded View on Fashion Film launches September 25th at Palais de Tokyo in Paris

black shirt by Boudicca and long skirt by David Szeto, I cannot have enough of either.

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