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September 05, 1987 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-05

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Continued from Page 90

Fashions From The Sophisticated
Classics to Contemporary

29839 Northwestern Hwy.
Applegate Square
Southfield, Mich.

94 FALL '87

wore it with a gray silk blouse
and a strand of pearls and the
neck," she says. "It made me
feel good."
Now, after landing the job at
Bell and several promotions
along the way, the suit has
become ancient history. The
latest promotion six months ago,
to District manager in charge of
Installaton and Maintenance,
puts Fisher in charge of 240
people, mostly men, in a
geographical area bordered by
Chelsea to the North, Detroit-
Metro Airport to the East, the
Michigan-Ohio State line to the
South and South Lyon on the
"It is a very traditional cor-
porate job and a decidedly
non-female one," she says,
describing work days that might
range from riding in a bucket
truck with supervisors and ser-
vice techncians to inspect cable
installations, to heading a board
meeting with 90 people in at-
tendance, including a Michigan
Bell Assistant Vice President,
her boss in the chain of
Fisher still looks for clothes
that make her feel terrific, but
her wardrobe has gotten trend-
ier, and definitely more expen-
sive as she has moved up the
corporate ladder. She still
adheres to some absolute
NEVERS in the corporate
workplace which include: No
denim, no sweaters, no wrap
skirts, no low cut blouses, no
slouchy Joan Vass separates or
unconstructed knits, and despite
the dictates of the moment, no
knee-skimming hemlines and
no dresses.
"I have noticed some women
starting to wear coat dresses or
the right silk dress, but I won't
do it." Instead, she looks for
beautiful fabrics, and has dif-
ferent levels of suits, including a
"frivolous" one, by Tomatsou,
with pleated detailing on the
jacket, and an "elegant" one,
also by Tomatsou, of silk and

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