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Episode 44: The Masthead with Marie Claire Video

Fashion and beauty tips for your high school reunion.

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Today we're shooting the pictures to go with the High School Reunion Special in our November issue. The story is about-- it's like a survival guide for what to do, what to expect when you go back for your 10-year, 15-year, 20-year high school reunion.

The high school reunion story came up because various people here had been invited to or just gone to high school reunion and we realized it's a source of tension for a lot of people.

I went to my 5-year highs school reunion right after graduation and that was all. That's the only I've been to.

I've had high school reunion and I've been invited to them. I've never gone because I always feel like the people who I'm friends with from high school who I wanna keep in touch with are the people who I do keep in touch with and we meet up. I guess we have our own mini reunion.

Yes, I have been to a high school reunion. I mean there were definitely you know a couple surprises, a person who came back you know pregnant or has a child, or someone getting married.

I think that Roxanne was a perfect choice, there really was no other choice and when I heard she was doing it, I was-- I was like oh please send me on that shoot.

It's just really having fun it looks it and then it comes across on the page and did with energy and if it has energy, it looks good and natural.

Since we were doing a reunion we try to make the play up a few characters and together with the hair and clothing and everything, the setting.

We made a point of not trying to capture the looks of 1998, which was much bigger, scrunchied, hair sprayed hairs than today. So the looks, we'll just drop them down and made them more modern. You know we are working with current clothes and current collections.

Picking the clothes for this was sort of complicated because you know we are saying it's the class of 98, I myself is a class of what 96 or 97, its like Peggy Sue got married, will she like shows up and like the remake of prom dress and she's got crown and all that stuff. So the stuff I picked, I had 2 things in mind, one was like what's so chic and elegant right now, shape wise; and the other was oh god, doing up school colors are red and gold. No its not its not gonna like [unknown] in the gym with all the red and gold.

My advice for anybody going to their high school reunion, don't be afraid to buy the extra fabulous dress and update your look and walk in there owning the place.

When you go to your high school reunion, have fun.

We have a very attitude look, long package of little I say some tips and ideas about how to survive your high school reunion and not really have to survive it only, but have to [unknown] at your high school reunion.

It was really fun to see you know my close friends that I've lost touch with at my high school reunion and also of course the boyfriends.

It's funny because the feelings that I have from 10 years ago or 15 years ago I still kinda feel them. Like I don't like her. But what am I talking about. I haven't seen her in 10 years. How can I really have an emotion negative or positive, but somehow those feelings come right back.

Usually the men get bald and chubby and the women get more attractive thinner and quite beautiful.

The amazing things like you meet these people who you expected to be-- have a smell of Victorian, you know that had [unknown] her third kid and wasn't working or you know the kid was a total burn out and running, some [unknown] company in DC and you're just like.

I guess if I were to go to a high school reunion, I would make sure that I was looking my best because obviously you wanna represent what you've done with your life for the past 10 to 15 how ever many years it has been.

At your reunion you're just gonna wanna look the best that you've ever look. So, that might require getting hair and makeup done before hand, really planing your outfit, thinking about what you're gonna wear and wear something solid color, something that's not gonna be too trendy.

I think what I would wear, I would wear something very New York since I'm from San Diego and I'd want to wear something very sort of chic and sophisticated.

At my high school reunion both of them, I wore classic black.

To be honest I think, I would just dress casually. I think it's a great idea to just dress as yourself, which you don't have to really go and impress people. You should just put that [unknown].

I'd say basic I guess fashion wise. You don't wanna be the best [unknown].

You shouldn't have to rely upon these things to feel better, but if its gonna give you that extra confidence when you put on that outfit and face these people that you haven't seen in 5, 10, or 15 years, if that's gonna be the secret, then you know go for it and do it.

I think for a lot of people, it brings closure to some issues that they've not quite faced down and I always here from people who thinks that there actually [unknown].

[unknown] just passed away recently I mean he was a very influential designer. He definitely created a lot of iconic looks. So we deiced to do a tribute to him. And basically shoot some of his pieces but also pieces that other designers had done that were inspired by him.

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