"Everyone should feel as fabulous
as I did wearing this dress," says
Eisenshtadt. And we can. "The key
to buying a great dress is planning
in advance: There's nothing worse
than an invitation popping in the
mail and feeling pressured. Stores
are not putting tons of dresses
on the floor, so find a good sales
associate and attend trunk shows."
est illoornfield Contemporary
NAEEM KHAN ROSE-PRINT CHIFFON STRAPLESS GOWN
WITH CHANTILLY LACE ($7,400): JUDITH LIEBER BAG
($2,675): JIMMY CHOO HIGH-HEEL SANDAL ($465).
Stunning Great room
with spectacular view.
Almost 5,000 square
foot interior, including
finished lower level.
No expense spared in
tastefully finished lower
level with recreational
area, work out room,
office, full bath,
bedroom and it's own
Living The Designer Dream
Sharon Eisenshtadt has been "working"
Raising two children with her husband,
in fashion since she was 3 years old. "My
Howard — the two were pals growing
mother says I would follow her around
up down the street from each other — in
in stores with a hanger around my neck,
their Bloomfield Hills home plus working
saying 'Try this on. This would look great
full time, Eisenshtadt doesn't have a lot
granite counters and
on you!' I was her personal shopper," she
of down time. But she fills even that with
beech wood floors.
says. She soon went professional. While
activities: She's chaired numerous events
Easy, open floor plan
a student at West Bloomfield High School,
as a local board member of JARC, ORT and
Eisenshtadt (nee Beerman) would ask the
the Jewish Federation. "I'm very busy, but
bus driver to drop her off at Brody's in West
I have an amazing family who helps out,"
Bloomfield. "I was the jeans folder," she
she says. "That's how I can do it all."
After graduating from Eastern Michigan
So when this multitasker goes on vaca-
tion, she means business. We asked the
Private wooded setting
University (and a tenure at clothing and
fashionista what she plans to pack when
surrounds this like-new
sporting goods retailer Bivouac in Ann
she heads for a sunny clime this winter.
Arbor), Eisenshtadt, 40, worked as the
• To travel, Eisenshtadt always wears jeans
with first floor master
contemporary sportswear manager at Saks
Fifth Avenue in Troy before becoming the
personal shopping manager at Marshall
Fields' Somerset Collection store.
Now Eisenshtadt has returned to Saks
in the position of manager of designer col-
lections. "It's like a dream," she explains.
and a blazer. "It's a clean look, but still
casual," she says.
• She packs an oversized emergency bag
for the plane with a bathing suit, a cov-
erup/sundress and hairbrush. "The bag
can then double as a beach bag."
• Lots of sundresses — they don't take
"This is true fashion, and I'm seeing it up
a lot of space and are very comfortable
close and personal. I'm working directly
— and a wrap.
with designers — they call me on the
• A string bikini.
phone! I'm working with the best of the
• A little black dress and one pair of black
best, and it's amazing."
sandal heels. "They go with everything."
4966 Countryside Drive • West Bloomfield
(off Green Road across from W.B. High School)
Call Gwen Schultz
Max Broock Realtors, Inc.
ALL DESIGNS AVAILABLE FROM THE DESIGNER SHOP AT SAKS FIFTI -I AVENUE, SOMERSET COLLECTION, TROY.
JANUARY 2007 •