FINDING MYSELF IN FASHION
THREE DECADES WITH JEANNE BEKER
International fashion icon Jeanne Beker dishes on her life on and off the runway
More than 30 years ago, Jeanne Beker set out to live a life that was not just great, but extraordinary. In Finding Myself in Fashion, she recalls some of the high and low points of the turbulent past decade. Personally, she dealt with heartbreak (the end of her marriage) and rediscovered romance.
Professionally, she suffered setbacks that became learning experiences leading to new career paths. She travelled the world with FQ Magazine; witnessed epic events and conducted intimate interviews as a fashion reporter; launched her own clothes labels; wrote newspaper columns; and hosted or appeared on innumerable television shows. Through it all, both at home and at work, she stuck to her youthful resolution. This is Jeanne's candid account of a life lived to the max.
JEANNE BEKER pioneered the groundbreaking and award-winning The NewMusic and later hosted Fashion Television. She was the editor-in-chief for FQ and SIR Magazine and a regular featured columnist with The Globe and Mail. She is also a documentary producer and published author. Her books are The Big Night Out, Passion for Fashion: Careers in Style, and an autobiography, Jeanne Unbottled: Adventures in High Style. Her book Strutting It: The Grit Behind the Glamour, A Guide to Modelling for Young Women will be published by Tundra Books in February 2011.