Born in Kitwe, Zambia, educated in South Africa, and a United States resident since 1985, Colin Cowie is recognized around the world as an arbiter of style. He is the author of five books on style and entertaining: Dinner After Dark, Effortless Elegance With Colin Cowie, Colin Cowie Weddings, Colin Cowie For the Bride and Colin Cowie for the Groom. Upcoming releases through the Clarkson Potter imprint of Random House include Colin Cowie's Extraordinary Weddings (publication date; February 2007); Colin Cowie Chic (publication date; November 2007); and the Colin Cowie Kitchen (publication date: November 2008).
Colin Cowie Lifestyle -- the world's premier event planning, interior design and lifestyle company, with offices in Los Angeles and New York -- is the undisputed leader in its field. Colin's corporate clients include Audemars Piguet, Davidoff of Geneva, Warner Bros, CBS, The Whitney Museum, Architectural Digest, Kerzner International's One and Only Hotels, Cosmopolitan Magazine and InStyle Magazine. Colin's celebrity client list includes Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Jenny McCarthy, Sela Ward, Don Henley, Kelsey Grammer, Kenny G., Lisa Kudrow, Charlie Sheen, Sugar Ray Leonard, Paula Abdul, Barry Bonds, Michael Jordan and Hugh Hefner.
As a lifestyle expert sharing his views on food, fashion, travel, entertaining, decorating, and interior design, Colin hosted his own television series for 5 years, "Everyday Elegance With Colin Cowie" on the Women's Entertainment Network. Today, he appears regularly as a popular lifestyle consultant for the CBS Early Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, designed and produced the wedding for CBS's Rob and Amber's Wedding, and had a recurrent role judging culinary contestants on NBC's, "Celebrity Cooking Showdown."
Colin has appeared on many national television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Live With Regis and Kelly; Entertainment Tonight; CNN; and Extra! Colin has been profiled in The New York Times Magazine; Time Magazine; O the Oprah Magazine; O at Home; People Magazine; US Weekly; Architectural Digest; Bon Appetit; In Style; Town & Country; Readers' Digest; New York; Elle Décor; House Beautiful; Travel & Leisure; USA Today; Women's Day; TV Guide; the Los Angeles Times; the Los Angeles Times Magazine; Biography Magazine; the Daily News; Bride's Magazine; Modern Bride; the New York Post; and the Chicago Daily Herald.