Rufus Wainright under the parasol with Cherry Vanilla and Michael Maloney

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It’s a day for news from old friends. Here is Cherry Vanilla with Rufus Wainwright and Michael Maloney at the festival this weekend. Rufus gave a concert in the 100 degree weather. THey all had a ball.

Rufus Wainright, Michael Maloney and Cherry Vanilla. For those of you that don’t know her, among her many credits Cherry was the star of Andy Warhol’s play Pork. She also worked in the early 70’s as David Bowie’s publicist.

Cherry is the coolest, that is where I stayed when I was in Los Angeles for You Wear it Well last summer. Rufus has been known to stay there too.If you want to know more about Cherry, visit her site. In addition to listening to her music and reading about her you can also find a filmed interview that I made with her last August.



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.