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Episode 33: The Masthead with Marie Claire Video

All about hair - volume, curls, and length.

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It's night at the Hearst Building. We're hosting a screening of the film, Holly. It's about a young girl and-- who is trafficked in Cambodia. She sold as a sex slave. It's a feature film. It's a fictionalized account of what happens to young women in Southeast Asia, who are sold by their parents essentially.


Strong, tough. You only do what you wanna do. You don't do with anybody tells you. Stubborn.

Yes, I'm stubborn.

Tonight, is a-- should have really meaningful night to me because the cause is very close to my heart

About 6-1/2 years ago, while on a sabbatical, I was looking in the street in Cambodia and found myself surrounded by a group of about 50 little girls who were very aggressively soliciting me for prostitution.

These are 5, 6 year old girls and that ignited the need or the-- the decision to write a screen play.

Marie Claire involved because I've known the producers for a couple of years. They run their own non-profit to help rescue girls from sex slavery. It just makes sense from Marie Claire to be introducing our readers to this kind of story. What's going on with women around the world. It's-- it's a human rights outrage.


Holly [unknown]. I'll give you other girl.

It's beyond our understanding and there is not much happening that's why it's so great at movies like this, Holly, and foundations, like Somali Mom and Redlight Children, they are taking action and trying to create a change.

We found out about Somaly Mam in Cambodia, and a flew out there, and we met with her, and we spend sometime in the [unknown] and at her various locations when she has the victims and she's rehabilitating them and saw the wonderful works she's doing there, and we told her, that this is-- We wanna go back to US and raise a million dollars for you.

The film has been in the theaters throughout the year. The DVD is coming out in January. The Redlight Children Campaign is working to make sure that laws are in place and enforcement is in place, all over the world. So, one of the things that people can do is go on RedLightChildren.org and put their names, zip code and address and have a letter with the blueprints of what we proposed, needs to be done, send to their constituents in Congress.

Things like this should never happen and that's why I choose-- Started to be very much behind this and trying to help us as much as I can. So, this is behind the scenes of the Fashion 401K shoot, where some models today are the close.

Fashion 401K is really a way of looking at your closet, and saying okay, you have a limited amount of money to spend this all over in the next spring. What are the investment pieces that really gonna get your money back from? When you talk about investing in fashion, it sounds like it's, "Oh, so serious" and "Oh, it's only something that you're gonna wear for the rest of your life," but nobody wears anything for the rest of their lives. There are few things you'll be able to put away, but we're talking about investing something, that's actually a little fashion forward.

This top is Reyes. The idea is this is something that you could wear, not only now in your wardrobe, with jeans or with the skirt or you know, with slacks, but you can also like pull it out in 5 years, you know when a floral kind comes back over when-- You know, this origami details come back. So, it's something that you would buy that is high quality, therefore somewhat expensive, but it's gonna make a statement. It's going to be very now, but you can wear the heck out of it, because it's so versatile. We run the 401K column, probably every 2 or 3 issues. So, we're looking for items that come out that season that we think will last. A lot of what we've talked about, when we talked about investment dressing, is something that you can wear all day, as well, 'cause we've got busy lives of something that's good quality, you might be putting on it, 7:00 in the morning, and not taking off till 2:00 in the morning. So, something that's versatile and very attractive pencil skirt you wear in the office with maybe a jacket or a big blouse and then you would wear a slick top and higher heels for the evening.

Two things to keep in mind, when you're building your Fashion 401K are standbys. You know that a Chanel bag is timeless. You know that you're gonna bring it out for years to come. In fact, you may never ever put it away in the back of the closet. You will just always love this thing, and the other thing to sort of think about, is maybe you wanna get like the new cool up and coming designer, and you sort of wanna get them before they hit really big. I guess, it's more like getting a stock option or something, on something where you're like buying in small for the big pay off later. We're really talking about classic things like a great bag, or really fabulous coat, or maybe a fantastic pair of shoes that will always be in fashion and that you're probably going a spend a little bit more on, but cost low. It's better than a 401K.

I'm doing a beauty swap with another woman. It's more of switching beauty routines on my style so she's high maintenance, I'm low maintenance. For the week, I'm high maintenance and she's low maintenance. It's pretty great living her life for a week.

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