A visit with Ilona of Ilona Upstairs…the cover girl for Advanced Style

Dear Shaded Viewers,

When I was in NYC for a super quick visit, back today, Ari Seth Cohen took me to the charming 94 year old artist that happens to be Ari Seth Cohen's cover girl for Advanced Style. Ari changed her life. Listen to her story about her first telephone and thinking she was going to be discovered…miracle happened in her later years, Ari Seth Cohen discovered her and now…she is famous. I love her story about how she met Tennessee Williams and how she was his first guest to try out his cooking after taking some cooking lessons. She also did the portraits of Ayn Rand that were used on several of her books. She is a swimmer, a teacher of art classes and is a performer.



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.