Synopses & Reviews
The dynamic author-illustrator team of Jeanne Beker and Nathalie Dion again work their magic in this comprehensive career guide, with a detailed resource section at the back, for those who dream of working in fashion. The famous Coco Chanel said that fashion “is something in the air … you feel it coming,” and this book captures the excitement, inspiration, and passion of the whole industry. From agent to designer, model, photographer, stylist, makeup artist, retail fashion director, publicist, journalist, fashion illustrator, creative director,
editor-in-chief, trend forecaster, fashion show producer, color specialist, and personal shopper to all the people behind the scenes, Jeanne Beker informs, entertains, and inspires. Discover the ins and outs of fashion production, the players, and who deciphers whats hot. In this common-sense career guide, Jeanne Bekers down-to-earth approach, peppered with quotes and mini profiles of successful fashion people, lets us explore what we love about fashion while receiving practical advice on how to break into this diverse and creative industry.
As in their collaboration for The Big Night Out, Jeanne Beker and Nathalie Dion dazzle us with a whole new world of possibilities.
About the Author
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Jeanne Beker
began acting at the age of sixteen. In the early 70s, she studied acting at the Herbert Berghoff Studio in New York, mime with Étienne Decroux in Paris, and theater at Torontos York University. In 1975, Beker landed her first media job with CBC Radio in St. Johns, Newfoundland. In 1979, she launched and cohosted the groundbreaking TV series The New Music
at City TV. Beker helped launch MuchMusic in 1983 and launched Fashion Television in 1985, which is now seen in over 100 countries.
Beker began writing a column in Flare magazine in the early 90s, and launched @fashion, one of the first fashion sites on the Internet. In 2003, Beker also launched FQ Magazine, then SIR Magazine in 2005. Jeanne Beker is currently the cocreator and coexecutive producer of Cover Stories, a syndicated documentary TV series about the behind-the-scenes workings of FQ and SIR magazines.
Born and raised in Montreal, Nathalie Dion, who studied Design Art at Concordia University, has been an illustrator since 1996. Working mainly with watercolors, she also uses ink, gouache, and Photoshop. She loves to create images that reflect the lighter side of life.