The post-college set takes
a good look at what they're wearing.
Special to the Jewish News
hen it comes to fashion,
Cindy Raick is lost.
When the -30-year-old
nurse from Birmingham
looks into her closet, she sees a variety of
jeans and sweaters, a button-up blouse,
two pairs of pants that might be consid-
ered "dressy" and no dress suits.
"I work in the ER and we don't dress
up," Raick says. "We wear scrubs every
day. It's very plain."
Although Raick is successful career-
wise, her closet is unsuccessful. She's
clueless about dressing for an interview
and says she doesn't know the first thing
about mixing and matching. And for
young adults today, mixing and match-
ing your blazers, shirts, blouses, skins,
shoes and suits is a must for saving
money and looking good.
That's why Hillel of Metro Detroit
teamed up with Trish Dreher and
Marilyn Meyerson to present Dress for
Success at Nordstrom in Troy on Sept.
29. Dreher and Meyerson, two friendly
fashionistas and personal shoppers for
Nordstrom, showcased several garments
for men and women that could be worn
to an interview, to work, to dinner or
out for an evening at a club or bar. They
also answered questions about what's
appropriate to wear to an interview, and
how to shop on a budget.
During their presentation, the two
stressed that black, gray and tan gar-
ments can be mixed and matched easily.
Buying them will save tons of money
and make it easy to expand your current
"What we're doing is giving them
ideas," Meyerson says. "Then if they
come in and say, 'I can only spend this
much,' they'll still have an idea."
And an idea is just what some people
need. Aaron Schwartz, 28, wants to
learn how to dress a bit more stylish.
Schwartz, one of the three males who
attended the presentation, is an office
administrator from Grosse Pointe
Erica Berg is a freelance writer in
"I'm not very stylish," Schwartz says.
"I lack the gene that tells you what goes
with what. Only the president and vice
president of my company wear suits
every day, but I just wanted to learn how
to dress better."
During her portion of the presentation,
Marilyn Meyerson shows how to mix and match.
Meyerson went over the four basic rea-
sons why someone buys one garment
over another. She listed:
• Function — what you're buying
the garment for.
• Fit — how comfortable the gar-
• Finance — how much you want
to spend on the garment.
• Message — who is your audi-
ence while wearing it?
The four reasons will help Erica
Davis dress for success during inter-
views, events and evenings. The 25-
year-old freelance writer, one of 10.
Daniel Schreiber, 21,
women at the event, already has the
of Oak Park enjoys the
basics down. Her closet consists of
mostly black, white and tan, which is
Getting some tips is Judy
just what Dreher suggests for business.
Borock, 32, of Farming-
But Davis wanted more fashion tips
Zivit Javetz, 25, of
Dress for Success.
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Eric Adelman, 25, of West Bloomfield
likes what he sees.
Checking the clothing is Elana Balkin, 26, of West