Libra Love, Happy Birthday to my dear friend Cherry Vanilla

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I remember the first time I met Cherry Vanilla, I was a young designer in a group show put on by the Fashion Designers of America and Cherry Vanilla was the Master of Ceremonies. The idea for the mise en scene was to re-create the door at the Mudd Club with Cherry Vanilla performing. That was decades ago and for the very first fashion film festival, You Wear it Well, I asked Cherry to be the Master of Ceremonies, that was in Los Angeles in 2006.

Here are a few articles on Cherry and all my warmest wishes for a very Happy Birthday.




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.