Passion for Fashion
Careers in Style
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
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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 what’s hot. In this common-sense career guide, Jeanne Beker’s 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.
Jeanne Beker is the host and segment producer of the internationally syndicated “FashionTelevision,” and style columnist for the Globe and Mail. She was editor-in-chief of FQ and SIR magazines, as well as being a celebrated judge for several seasons on “Canada’s Next Top Model.” In the fall of 2010, Jeanne launched her clothing line EDIT by Jeanne Beker at the Bay across Canada. She is the author of five books including The Big Night Out and Passion for Fashion. Jeanne Beker lives in Toronto.
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.
Praise for Passion for Fashion:
“Surely no one is better positioned to advise aspiring style-makers how to break into the fashion industry than Fashion Television creator Jeanne Beker. Her behind-the-seams look at how to start a career in fashion is engaging, informative, accessible, and encouraging…. Chic, age-appropriate illustrations by Montreal native Nathalie Dion add colour to every spread.” — Quill & Quire
Praise for The Big Night Out:
“A must-have for budding fashionistas.” — School Library Journal
“I wish Jeanne Beker had written The Big Night Out … a few years ago. Oh, like 40 years ago when I was the 13-year-old Big Foot.” — Ottawa Citizen