Cherry Vanilla at her Bowie Book party in Milan


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Here is Cherry Vanilla in Milan at her Bowie Book party. She is surrounded by Italian musicians that have covered Bowie songs.

In the early 70’s Cherry was majorly responsible for giving Bowie his megastar image. In the mid 70’s she left Bowie and went off on her own recording career. She was immediately picked up by RCA records and recorded two albums “Venus D’Vinyl’ and ‘Bad Girl.’ Last August when I was a warmly received guest at her lovely home in Hollywood, I asked her who she would choose to play her in a film version of her life. She said today’s bad girl, Lindsey Lohan.

If you want to read more and listen to Cherry, visit her site.



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.