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September 05, 1987 - Image 90

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-05

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ASSURED

Stylish Sensations...
Fall '87!

Fashion for Everyone for Every Occasion

• American Eagle • Casual Corner • Classique •
Daniel's • Fashion Conspiracy • Hadley Arden
• Hit or Miss • Kids `R' Us • Lane Bryant •
Lerner Shops • The Limited • Marianne • Marti Walker
• Osmuns • Pinstripes Petites •Rave • Super Gap •
Thimbles • Van Horn's • Wilson's Leather • Winkelman's

Crowley's - Montgomery Ward - K-Mart
and 70 other great stores, restaurants and services

Tel-Twelve Mall

12 Mile and Telegraph Rds., Southfield
Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, Sunday Noon-5 p.m.

90 FALL '87

depends on her level of con-
fidence."
Whether an entrepreneur in
one's own business or corporate
executive, the female executive's
closet takes on much more free-
dom and range of choices once
that inner sense of confidence
takes over. "A woman who has
had a few promotions feels con-
fident enough to dress more in-
dependently and create some
of her own fashion rules,
espedally in a male-dominated
work situation," says Michele
Duke, co-owner, with her mother
Lee Duke, of Brava, in Birm-
ingham. Duke was raised with a
sense of fashion confidence.
Her mother was fashion co-
ordinator for the J.L. Hudson
stores for 5 years.
Right now she is high on
Eleanor Brenner and Carmelo
Pomodoro for women who want
designers who give a clean,
conservative look that has some
flair and originality, too.
Her advice for confidence?
"Use good judgement and a
good mirror;" she says adamant-
ly. "Men associate basic colors
with power, and a man in the
workplace gets mixed signals
from high fashion, skirts above
the knee, for example," she
says.
Sounds like Molloy would ap-
prove? Michele Duke thinks
that's fine. "He's absolutely right
about shoes. I've seen more
women WASTE money trying to
match the perfect fuchsia suit to
the perfect fuschia shoes when
black patent would work just
fine. At work, the focus of atten-
tion has to be on what you say."
Susan Fisher remembers the
suit that she bought for her job
interview with Michigan Bell
Telephone Company, just as
she was finishing her MBA pro-
gram at the University of
Michigan in 1979, and Thomas
Molloy would have given it his
blessing. "It was a navy blue
basketweave wool by Stanley
Blacker with gold buttons. I
Continued on Page 94

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