Portrait of Janice Breen Burns

Janice Breen Burns

Veteran journalist Janice Breen Burns is editor of Voxfrock, the fashion and pop culture blogzine she founded in 2013. For 19 years she was a renowned columnist, features writer, news reporter and fashion editor for Melbourne’s Age newspaper as it evolved from print to multi-platform news source.

In the 1980s, Janice was features writer and fashion editor for The Sun (now the Herald Sun) and women’s editor of the Geelong Advertiser.

For 30 years, she has judged Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival ‘fashions on the field’ series as well as various fashion and design industry and student competitions.

For her deep industry knowledge and experience, she is frequently invited to comment for print, online, radio and television broadcasts on fashion related news. Janice is known to write and comment on fashion in a realistic way.

She was a founding member of the Victorian Government’s committee to address the impact of media on body image.

In 2011, Janice was inducted into the Stonnington Fashion Hall of Fame and in 2013 appointed to the board of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, a not-for-profit public event that attracts more than 350 thousand participants every year.

Janice is listed from the inaugural issue of Who’s Who of Australian Women and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate from the University of Melbourne. She lives in Melbourne and is happily married with three children.