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Here's the next great mascara—to give you bigger eyes to see the world. Here's a fabulous pair of jeans. Now go climb a mountain.

Jacqueline Carlyle is a main character in The Bold Type. She is portrayed by Melora Hardin. Jacqueline is currently the editor-in-chief of Scarlet magazine and maintains a good relationship with her co-workers. She is married to Ian Carlyle with two sons. Her character is inspired by Cosmopolitan Editor-In-Chief, Joanna Coles.


Jacqueline is clear, confident, and very good at what she does. She is challenging, but supportive and strives to help her employees grow, even through their mistakes.



Jaqueline has been married to husband, Ian Carlyle, for twenty years. He is kinder than her, and she accepts that. With him, she has two sonsJames and Connor. She also has a dog named Frieda.


  • Sometimes walks on a treadmill in heels at work.
  • Has bailed Kat out of jail.
  • Doesn't go to church.
  • Takes a statin for her cholesterol.
  • Loves to cook Cambodian food.
  • Has taken cello lessons for eight years, and is awful.


Jacqueline's Speech

Thank you very much for joining me to celebrate 60 years of Scarlet. Our little magazine has gone through quite a few changes over the past six decades, and for those of you who say that we are still a fashion and beauty magazine, I say yes.

Yes, we are. But for those of you who say we are just a fashion and beauty magazine, I say, "Here's the next great mascara to give you bigger eyes to see the world. Here's a fabulous pair of jeans. Now go climb a mountain."

A few years ago, I read an application of a young intern, and her words have always stayed with me. When asked why she wanted to work at Scarlet, she said, "Because when I needed it, Scarlet was like getting the advice of an older sister that I'd always wished I'd had. No matter how many years pass, no matter how the world changes, "Scarlet" will always be that older sister.

And we will always be there for the girls who need her. Those of you who work at the magazine, please raise your glasses. You are the women and men who work at Scarlet, and sixty years ago, this magazine set out to redefine the rules. And now that responsibility falls to each one of you.

And I want to make sure you understand what I expect of you. I expect you to have adventures. I expect you to fall in love, to get your hearts broken. I expect you to have sex with the wrong people to have sex with the right people, to make mistakes and make amends, take a leap and make a splash. And I expect you to unleash holy hell on anybody who tries to hold you back, because you don't just work for Scarlet. You are Scarlet.