42 episodes

Canadian media icon Jeanne Beker changed the face of fashion reporting with the internationally acclaimed Fashion Television. For almost three decades, Jeanne took us behind the scenes of the world’s most famous runways. At TSC, she has demystified trends for a home shopping audience with Style Matters with Jeanne Beker. She now expands her reach with Beyond Style Matters, giving listeners insider access to fashion’s top designers, trend-setters and most fabulous players. Join Jeanne and her guests as they tell their stories, examine the true meaning of style and discuss some of the hottest topics disrupting a trillion dollar business.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Canadian media icon Jeanne Beker changed the face of fashion reporting with the internationally acclaimed Fashion Television. For almost three decades, Jeanne took us behind the scenes of the world’s most famous runways. At TSC, she has demystified trends for a home shopping audience with Style Matters with Jeanne Beker. She now expands her reach with Beyond Style Matters, giving listeners insider access to fashion’s top designers, trend-setters and most fabulous players. Join Jeanne and her guests as they tell their stories, examine the true meaning of style and discuss some of the hottest topics disrupting a trillion dollar business.

    Celebrating the Golden Age of Fashion with Irina Lazareanu

    Celebrating the Golden Age of Fashion with Irina Lazareanu

    In the early 2000s, Canadian model and folk singer Irina Lazareanu was a compelling fixture on countless international catwalks—becoming a muse to such greats as Karl Lagerfeld. On this episode, Irina talks with Jeanne about fleeing Romania with her parents as a young girl, immigrating to Canada and then moving to London as a teen to study dance. After a knee injury, Irina pivoted to modelling and music, hanging out with a super cool crowd, which included the likes of Kate Moss, Pete Doherty, Amy Winehouse, and Sean Lennon. Now living in Montreal, Irina has authored her first book entitled "Runway Bird"—a celebration of fashion’s Golden Age and some of the magical people she met along way.

    To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylematters
    INSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker
    FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker
    www. TSC.ca

    • 33 min
    Agota Gabor on The Power of Positivity and Resiliency

    Agota Gabor on The Power of Positivity and Resiliency

    Resilience, reinvention and relevance: For octogenarian Agota Gabor, that’s what survival is all about. Her astounding life journey—from ballet dancing in her native Hungary and her battle with polio; to fleeing a revolution and becoming a glamorous showgirl; to studying journalism and launching a career as a TV producer; to starting a PR company, which she runs to this day— Agota's unconventional path is a testament to the power of positivity. Her new memoir, Forever On Pointe, is an adventure story with a vital message about guts and tenacity. Jeanne talks with the indefatigable author about navigating life’s stormy waters with grace and aplomb and what it takes to just keep on going, no matter what.

    • 35 min
    Re-Writing the Rules of Fashion with Christian Allaire

    Re-Writing the Rules of Fashion with Christian Allaire

    Christian Allaire is a First Nations Ojibwe writer, stylist, editor, and a current contributor to Vogue magazine. On this episode, Jeanne and Christian talk about the influence of his Ojibwe heritage and how while growing up, he rarely saw Indigenous culture reflected in the fashion industry. As well, Christian speaks about cultural appropriation on the runway, the role of the stylist, and why more fashion companies need to adopt sustainable and ethical practices.

    • 31 min
    Izzy Camilleri: Fashion's Game Changer

    Izzy Camilleri: Fashion's Game Changer

    While many designer labels have long been accused of not being inclusive enough, Toronto's Izzy Camilleri truly broke that mold: The seasoned costume designer had a career changing moment in 2004 when she met the late journalist Barbara Turnbull, a quadriplegic wheelchair user who loved fashion, but had trouble finding anything to fit properly. A whole new arena opened up for Izzy's custom design work, and now, at the helm of her IZ Adaptive line, Izzy is helping disabled people the world over not only look and feel more beautiful, but move through the world with comfort and ease. On this episode, Jeanne and Izzy talk about fashion values, the transition from high style to adaptive design and venturing into a market that's often overlooked.

    • 30 min
    Sandy Schreier's Passion for Fashion

    Sandy Schreier's Passion for Fashion

    On this episode Sandy Schreier, the world's largest collector of couture, speaks with Jeanne about how she fell in love with fashion as a young girl while growing up in Detroit, where her father worked in the fur industry. Sandy often received dresses as gifts from some of the store's best clients and later, the preservation of haute couture fashion became her life's mission. A portion of Sandy's impressive collection was on display at the Met's exhibition, "In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection."

    • 34 min
    Up Close and Personal with Brian Bailey

    Up Close and Personal with Brian Bailey

    On this episode, beloved Canadian Fashion Designer Brian Bailey talks to Jeanne about his early childhood growing up on a farm in Alberta. Brian also shares how he started his career designing menswear fashion, the importance of size inclusivity within his clothing line, and how he has adapted to the changing retail landscape.

    To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylematters

    INSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker
    FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker
    www. TSC.ca

    • 28 min

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