Monday, January 29, 2007

It’s a ‘Fashionable Life’ Indeed

Jayne Chase began her fashion career at Glamour and Vanity Fair Magazines, eventually finding her way to Harper’s Bazaar where she was named the International Editor at Harper's Bazaar. It was there that our paths crossed (some 20 years ago give or take a few), as I was Senior Market Editor at the time.

Fast forward to September 2006 and New York Fashion Week for Spring 2007 (the Bryant Park Tents to be exact). I can’t remember what show exactly, but seated beside me was Jayne Chase. We caught up a bit and exchanged cards. She knew I was the Editor-in-'chief of the Look On-Line, but I was not aware of her interesting endeavor. (FYI, one of the more interesting aspects of Fashion Week, other than seeing the clothes, is having a chance to catch up with people from your past ‘lives’ that you haven’t seen for years).

The New Canaan resident and mother of two explained that in addition to being a fashion reporter for Connecticut, Hampton and Palm Beach Cottages & Gardens Magazine Group, covering the New York and European fashion collections, she and Jennifer Goodkind (another fashion veteran with an impressive background and resume) co-host 'The Fashionable Life', (http://www.fashionableliferadio.com/) an interview format show based out of Greenwich, Connecticut which is live on Wednesdays at 9:30 am, (WGCH 1490-AM). It’s devoted to “everything that helps to make a woman’s life fashionable”. And that means fashion, beauty, accessories, home interiors, entertaining, health and wellness, body, mind and spirit.

She asked if I would consider being a future guest and of course, I said yes (what a no- brainer: just think, I could even stay in my pajamas and not even put any make up on since nobody will see me…they will only hear me!) It is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, January 31st. I’m certainly in good company; other notable guests in the past have included: Carolyne Roehm, former fashion designer, lifestyle expert, author; Cap Lesesne, plastic surgeon and author of Confessions of a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon; Liz Michel, celebrity make-up artist; DJ Carey; Editor-in-chief of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens Magazine; Chandler Burr, new perfume critic for The New York Times; Dana Cowin, Editor-in-chief of Food & Wine; Jill Fairchild, author of What to Wear; Michelle Kwei, Marketing Director of Moet & Chandon;
David Patrick Columbia, Editor-in-chief of NYSocialDiary and Quest; Dana Buchman, fashion designer and author.

By the way, Jayne and Jen will be covering the scene and reporting on the entire goings on from Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week (join the club!). They will be live from the Moet & Chandon VIP Lounge on Wednesday, February 7th from 9 - 10 am.

-Marilyn Kirschner

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