Passion for Fashion: Careers in Style

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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

KLIATT - Sherri Forgash Ginsberg
There is always a lot of interest in fashion design. Obviously, there are millions of magazines devoted to the latest in style and a lot of young people are drawn into the field. However, there are so many different paths one can take besides being a fashion designer or model. This book talks about being a fashion photographer, an agent, a booker, a public relations person. There are tips on how to be a make-up artist or an editor-in-chief for a fashion magazine, as well as more careers in the fashion world. At the end there is a list of schools all over the world that will enable someone to pursue a career in fashion. The most disappointing part of the book is that there are cute graphics but no real pictures of people and clothes. Reviewer: Sherri Forgash Ginsberg
Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
This is an excellent career guide for those pursuing a place in the creative and intriguing world of fashion. Written and illustrated by two successful women of the fashion industry, this book initially captures the reader with its colorful illustrations of the fashion world. These illustrations, placed amongst the numerous informative quotes from many top designers, photographers or agents, give insight into the industry. Each chapter lends itself to one aspect of the fashion world, incorporates the fascinating and not so fascinating facts, highlights the ways to break into that specific area and provides blurbs in each chapter about one of the best in that field. It is informative and creative, covering all aspects from runway shows to magazines to the retail stores. Discover how trends are developed and the inspirations of stylists, makeup artists and hairstylists. This book covers behind—the-scenes and all the people that make fashion happen each and every day. It is a great resource for those considering a career within the world of fashion. Reviewer: Lisette Baez
School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up- A stylish offering for a budding Pat McGrath or Karl Lagerfeld or André Leon Talley. Combining spirited prose and stylized illustrations, this book is perfect for readers with an interest in fashion. From its opening pages, Beker breaks down the myriad key players who drive the industry-from the designers and models to the make-up artists and hairstylists to the show producers, photographers, and publicists. The author's personable approach makes the text accessible, igniting the spark to take readers from dreams to practical ideas for getting started in this highly competitive field.-Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887768002
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 3/11/2008
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,325,796
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.99 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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