From Africa to New York City Search for Style with Colin Cowie

Third Season of Original Series ‘Everyday Elegance’ Premieres October 18 On Romance Classics

BETHPAGE, NY, August 28, 2000 – Style guru and tastemaker extraordinaire, Colin Cowie, is back with the third season of Romance Classics’ original series, Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie, premiering Wednesday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. (eastern time). This season Cowie is in search of style featuring several episodes shot entirely on-location in his homeland of South Africa. These episodes will feature the best African culture has to offer. Cowie, born and raised in Africa, will share the customs, culture, decorating, food, traditions and unique style of his homeland in four original episodes. From the bustling waterfront and majestic allure of Table Mountain in Cape Town to the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean; from the colors, sights and sounds of Spice Markets in Durban to the deep roar of charging elephants on safari, viewers will be transported to this magical land.

Featured guests this season also include fashion designer and author Cynthia Rowley, celebrity hair stylist John Sahag and designer Pamela Dennis.

Cowie is the mastermind behind some of the world’s most memorable fetes. He has planned some of the most highly publicized parties and weddings of the decade including the marriages of Jerry Seinfeld, Kelsey Grammar, Lisa Kudrow, Paula Abdul, Kenny G., Don Henley, Hugh Hefner and many others. He is the author of four books, Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie, Colin Cowie’s Weddings and A Guide For The Bride and A Guide For The Groom.

Jeff Eisenberg is the executive producer of the series for Romance Classics. “Everyday Elegance with Colin Cowie” is produced for Romance Classics by Design TV. John M. Heller and Nana Colgrove, co- founders of Design TV, produce the hit series with Mr. Cowie. Telling stories of lives filled with passion and creativity, like Colin Cowie’s, has been the inspiration for many of Design TV’s programs.

John M. Heller is the director of “Everyday Elegance” he has also directed original programming for such fashion names as Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Elsa Klench. John Heller directed films written by Elmore Leonard and Alfred Uhry for the short film series “Byline Showtime.” Working with Robert Redford, Mr. Heller produced documentaries for the Sundance Institute and has garnered an Academy Award nomination for his work with PBS on “The American Experience: Adam Cayton Powell.” Nana Colgrove’s expertise as a producer includes her ability to work with clients to develop ideas like Style Solutions for Romance Classics, TV 2000 for Reuters and The Body Shop’s award-winning program “Body and Soul.”

Romance Classics, a network from AMC, features popular movies and entertainment for women. The network’s programming lineup features original lifestyle and entertainment series, as well as biographies of inspiring women.


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