Episode 15: The Masthead With Marie Claire Video
The world's top supermodels come together for a shoot featuring the latest denim trends.
My name is Zanna Roberts. I'm the Senior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire. The shoot today is all about what to wear for work to impress and the clothing we choose, I think makes such an impression on people and I think many women underestimate it.
And I think it's a genuine concern. I mean, I think we all look out, see people wandering around. Thank goodness, I wonder which outfits you're working in because you wouldn't get a job in mind.
We are shooting two very different industries which is in the model industry and the financial industry.
The concept is to have someone who is in that role of the dream job and have them mentored and sort of give advice on how they really should be dressing. Choose a younger woman who's aspiring. We have CNBC presents Becky Quick. She, every morning is on the television telling everybody on Wall Street the news.
Becky Quick is advising Lucia and I on how to basically get a photo in the financial industry and also to stand out in the sea of suits.
Becky had a way of standing and she really knew how to come across all the time, you know, and for a still or for a video.
If you have that kind of job where you wear a suit all day and I will stick to a make up that also stays the whole day with you as through the meetings and everything. So, stay with some good make up, good skin care and keep it simple.
Amanda Sun who's a top model and also a fashion designer now for a jean line and a model who's just started out.
So [unknown] gonna help her style-wise and see how the best she should dress for castings and for jobs. She's just gorgeous that anything that you put on her head, she looks great. I did not that much because my job is to know the difference between her looking already gorgeous and making her look gorgeous.
I think this story in particular is very relevant to our readers because we're all month busy and we already care about fashion. You know, it's important. It's not the most important thing 'cause our careers are probably more important than what we choose to wear, but we're into fashion.
One of the ways to encourage people and to reassure women is to think about not just the job you have now because most people actually want to move out to the job they have and move to the next level. Think about the job you actually want and dress accordingly.
One of the things that we've been do when they get together is they often talk about what they don't like about themselves. It's a way of women bonding with each other. What we wanted to do was actually get real women together and just say, "Listen, what do you like about yourselves?" Let's get something positive, 'cause actually when you ask women, they normally have several things that they really like about themselves. And we found it just became this incredibly popular page in the magazine. Katie, what's your favorite beauty feature or body part?
I would have to say, my nose.
I think would be my smile.
And it's really a way of exploring the extraordinary variety and wonderful variety of America and the wonderful variety, the attractiveness.
Well, I've really great tattoos on my hips.
We try to capture, get a sense of what-- what it is about women in that city that makes them unique. How do you think the women in Philadelphia differ from women in other cities? Well, sometimes, specially, New York, you can have, you know, very pretentious people, very glamorous people and I think, sort of, it has a touch of that, but nobody, too over the edge and nobody who takes their passion too seriously.
We look for women who feel confident in their individual beauty. We try to definitely mix it up in terms of different types of looks. We get a wide cross section of ages, different backgrounds.
If you are to pick a second favorite beauty feature or body part, what would it be?
Can I say my boobs?
Yeah. You can definitely say your boobs.
I love my boobs.
I think this is a great story from Marie Claire readers because it's an opportunity for our readers to have a strong voice in the magazine and it's just a celebration of beauty and individuality.
All the women we choose to put in in this section of the magazine are very attractive and they all look very different. And it's really challenging the assumption that London's Blue Eye is the only way to look. It's not, and I think modern American women know that.
What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship is having people around us, you can be yourself with and you don't have to worry about them always judging you.
Or if I call and I need someone to talk to, whatever they kind of drop, everything.
Friendship to me is just someone that you can turn to when you're going through a rough time.
Someone that I can do something with that I maybe wouldn't do with my styles like shopping or just someone who can make me laugh.
To me, it's almost like a sisterhood.
I know it sounds really corny, but I'm an only child and it's like having my friend is something that like brings me, gives me a base. So, you know, extend myself.
We've known each other for like a long time, but we've really grown close in the past three years.
We've become sisters.
What are your favorite activities to do with your friends?
Whether it's surfing or snowboarding or going to a random country. I got to travel. I drive with my best friends all the time.
Just go out to dinner and tell stories and you go through it and drink and have a good time.
When you're with your friends, what is your favorite activity to do?
I would like to say, shop.
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