Summer Book Reviews: Fab Fems
Here is my first installment of a summer book review series I am calling “Fab Fems”. I thought while you are sitting around looking amazing at the beach, park or on your patio you might want to read about some fabulous and inspiring females so here are some recommendations and reviews. I have put links to where you can purchase these books online, but I encourage you to go out and buy them in your local bookstores if you can! much love.
Jeanne Beker’s Finding Myself in Fashion
“For a long time , I was enamored with the fashion world because it seemed so rarefied. Those of us who work in its trenches are, for the most part, die-hard romantics, hell-bent on keeping our glorious bubble intact.”
If you are not a Canadian you might not know who Jeanne Baker is, but to us Canadians she is a fashion icon. She was the host and producer of Fashion Television for 17 years, reporting on style and fashion shows from Canada to New York to across the globe and got exclusive interviews with all the greats. She was also a judge on the lesser known Canada’s Next Top Model, launched two clothing lines and has written 5 books on her life in fashion and style. In this book “Finding Myself in Fashion” she writes about how she came to be in the business and how being part of the fashion world changed her life. I was so touched by her story, this little lady fought her way into the business moving and adapting to work her way to the position she wanted. She writes about the life changing fashion shows and fantastic designers she’s encountered along the way. Her story is helpful for any girl looking to work in the fashion journalism business, she talks about how hard she needed to work and what she did to make her way into the business. But she also writes about the trials and traumas of her life: her parents were holocaust victims, she was in New York during the 9/11 fashion week and went through a terrible divorce after 18 years of marriage. So her story is so inspiring for all woman as she demonstrates how if you want something, no matter the obstacle you can work and put your heart into it and persevere. You can live a life “not great but extraordinary”.