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Beyond Style Matters

Jeanne Beker/ TSC / Frequency Podcast Network

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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Welcome to Beyond Style Matters!
02-09-2020
Welcome to Beyond Style Matters!
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 … Continue reading "Welcome to Beyond Style Matters!"
Celebrating the Golden Age of Fashion with Irina Lazareanu
23-05-2022
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/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker  FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker  www. TSC.ca
Agota Gabor on The Power of Positivity and Resiliency
09-05-2022
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.   To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Re-Writing the Rules of Fashion with Christian Allaire
22-04-2022
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 fashion companies need to adopt more sustainable and ethical practices.  To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Izzy Camilleri: Fashion's Game Changer
05-04-2022
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 quadrapalegic 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. To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Sandy Schreier's Passion for Fashion
21-03-2022
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." To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Up Close and Personal with Brian Bailey
08-03-2022
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 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/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
In the Fashion Television Trenches with Patrick Pidgeon and Christopher Sherman
21-02-2022
In the Fashion Television Trenches with Patrick Pidgeon and Christopher Sherman
For many of us, watching Fashion Television for over two and half decades gave us backstage passes to all the international runways. On this episode, listen to first hand accounts from former Fashion Television Camera Man  Patrick Pidgeon and Field Producer Christopher Sherman.  After 27 years of working together on the show with Jeanne, the three old friends share some larger then life memories from the glory days in the fashion trenches. To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Daphne Guinness: Celebrated Style Icon, Artist and Muse
07-02-2022
Daphne Guinness: Celebrated Style Icon, Artist and Muse
On this episode, revered fashion icon Daphne Guinness, talks to Jeanne about all things style-from fashion's glory days to couture fittings and her personal style philosophy to the shock and pain she felt with the deaths of her close friends Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. Daphne also talks about her passion for music, her current recording project and her recovery from her near death experience.To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Fashion Education with The Dean of Fashion at Parsons, Dr. Ben Barry
24-01-2022
Fashion Education with The Dean of Fashion at Parsons, Dr. Ben Barry
On this episode, Jeanne sits down with The Dean of Fashion Dr. Ben Barry.  Ben explains how he founded his successful modeling agency at the age of fourteen, and his responsibility as an educator to create a fashion curriculum that emphasizes equity, inclusion, and social justice.   To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Once Upon A Time With  Phillip Bloch
10-01-2022
Once Upon A Time With Phillip Bloch
In this episode, American celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch talks to Jeanne about his early days as a model, and how he eventually transitioned to styling. Phillip's journey wasn't easy, and he shares his personal story about harassment in the fashion industry at a time when it was seemingly acceptable.  Jeanne also reads a passage from her book Jeanne Unbottled: Adventures in High Style about how the two met for the very first time at the VH1 Fashion Awards in 1995. To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Queen of The North Brooke Lynn Hytes
13-12-2021
Queen of The North Brooke Lynn Hytes
On this episode, Jeanne sits down with Canadian Superstar Drag Queen Brooke Lynn Hytes to talk about her early training as a ballet dancer, the art of drag, her experiences judging Canada's Drag Race, and her new show 1 Queen 5 Queens on Crave TV. To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
The Magic of Molly Johnson
29-11-2021
The Magic of Molly Johnson
Canadian cultural icon Molly Johnson sits down with Jeanne to discuss her new holiday album, It's a Snow Globe World. As a free-spirited rocker at heart, Molly shares her experiences growing up as an artist on Queen Street West in the 80s, the influence of her parents on her career, and the power of costume on stage.  Check out Molly Johnson’s tour dates at mollyjohnson.comINSTAGRAM: @mollyjohnsonmusic To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
George Sully: Changing the Landscape for Canadian Black Designers
15-11-2021
George Sully: Changing the Landscape for Canadian Black Designers
In this week's episode, Jeanne speaks with designer George Sully about his early musical beginnings and his first shoe design. He talks with Jeanne about racism, and the significance of founding BlackDesignersofCanada.com, the first-ever Canadian index that celebrates black designers.   To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Finding Light Through the Darkness with Canadian Military Veteran Kelsi Sheren, Founder of Brass and Unity
01-11-2021
Finding Light Through the Darkness with Canadian Military Veteran Kelsi Sheren, Founder of Brass and Unity
On this episode, Jeanne speaks with Kelsi Sheren, a Canadian Military Veteran who served as an artillery gunner in Afghanistan in 2009. As a result of being injured and sent home, she developed severe PTSD. During her recovery, Kelsi discovered art therapy and started her jewelry company, Brass and Unity. To raise awareness for PTSD, Brass and Unity donate 20% of profits to military and veteran charities around the world. To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Cool Canadian Fashion Brands: Kaela Kay, Biko and AI
18-10-2021
Cool Canadian Fashion Brands: Kaela Kay, Biko and AI
On this episode, Jeanne talks to the innovative female founders of three dynamic brands making their mark on the Canadian fashion landscape: Kaela Kay, Biko, and AiTo check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Cosmetics Queen Lise Watier
04-10-2021
Cosmetics Queen Lise Watier
On this episode, Jeanne talks to the trailblazing Lise Watier about her humble beginnings and the determination that drove her to create her Canadian cosmetics empire. Lise Watier discusses her views on ageism, mental health, and the foundation she started to empower women to become financially independent.   To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Sage Paul on Indigenous Craftsmanship, Political Change Through Fashion, and How Storytelling is Rooted in Culture and Tradition
21-06-2021
Sage Paul on Indigenous Craftsmanship, Political Change Through Fashion, and How Storytelling is Rooted in Culture and Tradition
On this episode of Beyond Style Matters, Jeanne talks to Canadian artist and fashion designer Sage Paul about her Indigenous roots and her passion for story-telling and awareness-raising at a time when so many hard truths are being revealed.To see more of Jeanne Beker, head to shoptsc.ca/StyleMatters.
Norma Kamali on Aging with Power, Reinventing Yourself at Any Age and Never Settling for Less Than You Deserve
01-06-2021
Norma Kamali on Aging with Power, Reinventing Yourself at Any Age and Never Settling for Less Than You Deserve
In this empowering conversation, legendary American designer Norma Kamali, famous for all her fashion trailblazing in the 70s, 80s, and beyond, talks with Jeanne about her new book, “I Am Invincible” and shares her life philosophies about creativity, romance, wellness and purpose. At 75, Norma remains astoundingly relevant and intent on showing us all how to “age with power”.To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Colin and Justin on the Charm of Canadian Cabin Life and Creating a Cozy Nest for Yourself No Matter Where You Live
17-05-2021
Colin and Justin on the Charm of Canadian Cabin Life and Creating a Cozy Nest for Yourself No Matter Where You Live
On this episode, Colin and Justin talk with Jeanne about their love of the great Canadian outdoors, the benefits of “nesting”, and how slowing down and being more mindful has influenced our attitudes around home design today.To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca
Famed Fashion Publicist Kelly Cutrone on the Power of Marketing Your Brand and Making Your Voice Heard
03-05-2021
Famed Fashion Publicist Kelly Cutrone on the Power of Marketing Your Brand and Making Your Voice Heard
Badass New York publicist Kelly Cutrone, founder of the innovative PR agency People’s Revolution, discusses her own brand evolution and breaks down the do’s and don’ts of how to market one’s own brand and tell a unique story. To see more of Jeanne Beker, head to shoptsc.ca/StyleMatters To check out more from Style Matters, visit TSC.ca/stylemattersINSTAGRAM @ Thejeannebeker FACEBOOK @ Jeannebeker www. TSC.ca