Strutting It!: The Grit Behind the Glamour [NOOK Book]

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Who wouldn’t want to wear gorgeous clothes, travel the world, hang out with stars, have adoring fans – and get paid a fortune for it? But is that what the life of a model is like?

World-famous fashion guru Jeanne Beker offers a unique insider’s look at the reality behind the glitz. She demystifies the industry for those who are thinking about a career in modeling and for those who simply want the scoop on an intriguing world. Strutting It! is...
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Strutting It!: The Grit Behind the Glamour

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Overview

Who wouldn’t want to wear gorgeous clothes, travel the world, hang out with stars, have adoring fans – and get paid a fortune for it? But is that what the life of a model is like?

World-famous fashion guru Jeanne Beker offers a unique insider’s look at the reality behind the glitz. She demystifies the industry for those who are thinking about a career in modeling and for those who simply want the scoop on an intriguing world. Strutting It! is full of fascinating information, from getting discovered to finding a personal style, from the team of people behind every model to the education a good model should have.

With a foreword by modeling superstar Coco Rocha, Strutting It! is packed with biographies of successful models, lots of black-and-white photos, and the great humor and common sense Jeanne Beker is known for.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—From the foreword by model Coco Rocha to the assertion that America's and Canada's Next Top Model reality series is mainly "entertainment," an industry veteran offers readers a more realistic view of high-fashion modeling. While there's no denying that top models can earn big bucks, Beker reminds readers that for each Linda Evangelista, Tyra Banks, and Gisele Bündchen there are hundreds of hopefuls who never become household names. She is also quick to point out that the work can be glamorous but for the top models it is also a game of genes and tremendously hard work. Biographical sketches and black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Excellent, age-appropriate information for readers with a passion for fashion in a well-designed format.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta
School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—From the foreword by model Coco Rocha to the assertion that America's and Canada's Next Top Model reality series is mainly "entertainment," an industry veteran offers readers a more realistic view of high-fashion modeling. While there's no denying that top models can earn big bucks, Beker reminds readers that for each Linda Evangelista, Tyra Banks, and Gisele Bündchen there are hundreds of hopefuls who never become household names. She is also quick to point out that the work can be glamorous but for the top models it is also a game of genes and tremendously hard work. Biographical sketches and black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Excellent, age-appropriate information for readers with a passion for fashion in a well-designed format.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta
From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR PASSION FOR FASHION:
“…Jeanne has packed the book with information… And when it comes to passion, few people come close to Jeanne….”
– Editor’s letter, Flare Magazine

“…an indispensable guide for teens who want to earn a living working in fashion. …[T]his comprehensive guide [is] glamorous and captivating…”
– Best Books for Kids and Teens 2009, Arts and Poetry, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre

PRAISE FOR THE BIG NIGHT OUT:
“…A must-have for budding fashionistas.”
School Library Journal
VOYA - Donna Miller
Beker has created a high-interest, informative read for young women who aspire to work as models in the high-fashion world. Beker presents a realistic picture of the competitive nature of modeling and the hard work necessary to succeed. The book contains a wealth of information, including many aspects of both the positives and negatives of this difficult but rewarding career. In addition to a brief historical overview, practical tips and suggestions are provided. Also addressed are the many characteristics, besides just beauty, that successful models must possess or develop. In the author's favor, models are not simply presented as lovely objects for all to admire but as intelligent, strong, unique, hard-working, talented individuals whose strength and perseverance have helped them rise to the top in this challenging profession. High-interest features include numerous photographs of well-known models and boxed profiles. Included in the profiles is such information as birth date, country of origin, agency for which each model works, how they were discovered, career highlights, and more. This book will serve as a useful primer for those who are passionate and commited to entering the difficult and sometimes stressful world of today's glamorous models. Reviewer: Donna Miller
Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Many young girls dream of being rich and famous. The media is full of beautiful, successful women and it is only natural for young girls to imagine themselves living the dream life as a supermodel or movie star. The reality of that life, however, can be very different. Beker offers a tantalizing look at the life behind the scenes of professional models, focusing on the hard work and rare opportunities that arise for models just starting in the industry. The author also takes care to point out the dangers that young women face when they enter a world completely different from the world they grew up in. Beker focuses on the career opportunities and pitfalls of female models and only briefly mentions the possibilities available to young men in the modeling industry. The text is peppered with stories of supermodels that came from humble beginnings and struck gold and at times seems to only offer a false sense of what young girls can expect upon entering the business. Black and white photos, along with brief biographies and professional statistics of famous models, also appear throughout the text. Reviewer: Danielle Williams
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770492585
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 10 years
  • File size: 9 MB

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.

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