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Episode 42: The Masthead with Marie Claire Video

Country fall fashion photo shoot, plus editors share "me-time" tips.

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We're back with Full Frontal Fashion's Best at Spring 2007, I'm James Aguiar. About to reveal her second runway selection is Marie Claire's Joanna Coles. I'm on pins and needles.

It's one of my Burberry.

Love it, love it.

Well probably not that surprising from a British person but I love the way that Christopher Bailey has just reinvigorated this house. And someone who grew up with Burberry's as a sort of object in the house or actually I should say a noun, have you got your Burberry 'cause we're going out, and obviously Thomas Burberry was the man who invented gabardines and [unknown]. I love what Christopher Bailey has done; it's charming, it's light. And there's something quintessentially English about it. And I was thinking how he sort of channeled a certain aristocratic state of mind, it's very-- it's not Princess Diana, it's strangely not Princess Margaret who in her time was a bit of a fashion icon.

There you go.

And I think he's done it very successfully.

Well, let's see, because whenever I see a Burberry collection I always want it. And I think that sort of that quintessential thing that you wanted get out of the show.

Yes, well it's very wearable. This is a lovely coat, look at the sleeves on it, oh and again it's a sort of humorous [unknown] on the back but obviously they're very well-known for their select coats. Lovely movement in this, just sort of [unknown] the super metallic sheen, very clean, very pretty, very nice. I love this jacket and I tried this jacket on actually just before I came here. We had it in for one of the spring shoots that we're doing. It just feels so nice, it is beautiful.

Okay, now you just gave me a little bit of news; 'cause you've had it in, [unknown] wanna shoot it, what about that jacket sells on a page? What do you love about it for the magazine?

Well, I love the fact that every woman needs a jacket. And always looking [unknown] to think, how do I translate this through our reader. Our fashion team is always saying is it wearable, can they-- you know, is it within their price point, is this one of the things that they splurge on. And, you know, we have this great feature, Splurging [unknown], is it one of the things that you say all about this jacket and then you provide 10 other things from Forever 21 that runs at $30 but the jacket is the thing that really gets you the attention. And everybody needs a jacket, everybody needs a coat and I think it's a great investment. They're stylized, and they say something about the way [unknown] you are that you want to be percieved a fashion forward but they're not so in your face that you might feel, or you might think people are thinking oh my goodness she's got that jacket on again.

Right. Well, okay let's talk then a little bit about where Burberry was because it did have the plaid moment?

It did have the plaid moment and obviously everybody knows that. And there was a time in England where everybody had the plaid, and they had sold all these accessories with the plaid on. And it sort of cheapen [unknown], me too. It's a great plaid but it cheapen the brands. And interestingly the plaid was [unknown] in the '20s I think because Burberry had started I think in sort of mid-18th, 1890s, they did the gabardine then of course they became very well-known for having done the trench coats for people [unknown] in the first world war. And so they reinvented the brand after that, they brought the plaid, and then obviously much more recently when Rose Marie Bravo went from Saks to reinvent the brand and then she bought Christopher and in 2001 you have this very different suddenly high fashion moment.

Okay, let's talk about then the ready-to-wear collection. Because that's what we're seeing yet this is a huge brand that existed on perfume, it exists on accessories, home. Where do you feel like the clothing line fits in the brand?

Well, let's just for a minute talk about the bags. I mean the bags with hilarious sort of fashioning wits on, I mean on all these packing up [unknown] when we're sitting on the front row and you get to the [unknown] you can see the details, you can see the plaid. So, it's like you always know that it's Burberry even though it's not in your face. And I have quite a lof of Burberry clothes that from the outside you'd have no idea but when you open it up there's a lining, [unknown] tiny lining with it, yeah with the plaid in.

Here's-- I think we see a little bit of that on this bag and [unknown] loving it.

Yes you can. I think [unknown] and it's almost like it's rich, there's [unknown] that just sort of worked and you see the plaid [unknown]. But you ask about where you see the lining, this [unknown] quintessentially English style. Slightly, you know, slightly down plaid but confident. And the English do that, that thing where they say one thing but they don't necessarily mean it. And they always say by English [unknown], English person likes you because they're rude to you. And if they don't like you they're incredibly polite to you. And I think like these clothes, there's a sort of slight decoding in them. So, in effect this cardigan looks as if it's just [unknown] cardigan but actually the way it shaped, the way [unknown].


It's just not in your face.

And here we go with the trench. Again you say it's a key trend of the season. Here it's simplified. We don't have a lot of bells and whistles on this, it's [unknown].

Very plain, that's [unknown], you can wear it with a belt. Very easy to wear with anything, you can wear it with mini-skirts [unknown] we know is a big trend; you can wear it with pumps, you can wear it with skirts, you can wear it with a longer skirts if you want; incredibly wearable.

This program was originally produced and aired in high-definition on ultra HD. The first HD channel featuring beauty, design, fashion and cuisine. Ultra HD is one of 15 UHD networks available nationally on satellite through the Dish Network.

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