At home with Cherry Vanilla – Punk Icon

Dear Shaded Viewers,

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Camera – Arlene Pachasa

When I was in Los Angeles earlier this month I stayed with the iconic Bad Girl, Cherry Vanilla. One of her many achievements is that she held the starring role in Andy Warhol’s Pork. She also performed at my very first group fashion show in NYC. The idea was to re-create the door scene at the Mudd Club and to introduce the event Cherry performed one of her hit singles from Bad Girl. On my last day in Los Angeles we talked about Vangelis, angels, the book that she is going to write, the film that will develop after the book is published and the music and her thoughts on innocence.

click here for Steve Olson’s first memories about Cherry Vanilla
Artist, musician and skate board icon, Steve Olson on meeting Cherry Vanilla



Later in the week I will post a short film on Steve Olson

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.