Photos by Jose Juarez
The classic look of a tweed coat or a simple suit will probably never go out of style.
And who better to model such an enduring look than two of the University's mosti
venerated faculty members?
Arlene Saxonhouse, professor of political science, and Gayl Ness, chair of the
Senate Advisory and Committee on University Affairs, have been at the University for
a combined 42 years.
"The University is a difficult place to leave," said Ness, who added that there were
plenty of opportunities to go elsewhere in 1964, when he came to Ann Arbor. Besides,
he said, "it's the best single place inhthe world to study Asia."
Neither one said they'd ever considered modeling as a career, though, and
Saxonhouse made special note of the fact that she "normally doesn't wander around
the house" in clothes as classic as we had them model.
Nevertheless, both seemed to fit in rather well with the atmosphere of Martha "
Cook Residence Hall during tea-time.
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Left: Saxonhouse wears wool
crepe jacket ($240 as part of
suit); green corduroy pants
($52); silk scarf ($48).
Available at Talbot's. Ness
wears wool Huntington suit
($395); cotton Gitman shirt w,
($62.50); Talbott silk tie
($42.50); Carrott & Gibbs silk ° k
pocket square ($30).
Above: Ness wears wool
Freedburg suit ($625); cotton
Gitman shirt ($65); Talbott silk
tie ($42.50); Carrott & Gibbs
silk pocket square ($30).
Saxonhouse wears wool crepe
suit ($240); silk scarf ($48).
Right: Saxonhouse wears wool
Glenn tweed jacket with suede
collar and armpatches ($128);
merino wool turtleneck ($58);
. gold clip earrings ($18); green
corduroy pants with pleatedr'
fronts ($52). All clothing
available at Talbots.
Brighten your wardrobe
with a range of accessories
By Marilyn Kitzes
0 Accessories are always an essen-
tial fashionable feature. Since the
mode of dress on campus is very ca-
sual (who doesn't wear jeans almost
everyday?), accessories provide a
great way to expand the student
"Ann Arbor does really well in
accessories... students wear the same
type of clothes all the time, so dif-
erent accessories can create a whole
Wew look," said Cie Woodring, man-
ager of the new Urban Outfitters on
State Street. "A hot item this season
are thick belts with big buckles.
They're being used to hold up over-
sized, baggy jeans that have become
If there is one major accessory
this year, it's scarves. Scarves in all
sizes are being worn as belts, hair
ccessories and, traditionally, around
the neck. Fabrics come in cotton,
rayon and silk, as well as in many
different prints, floral being the most
popular. Woodring noted scarves that
are "politically correct, and really
anything that looks like it comes
from a different country are really
big sellers this year."
This ethnic popularity is carrying
over in retail stores throughout cam-
us. Orchid Lane, which just re-
cently expanded their store to South.
University, specializes in clothes and
accessories from Peru, Guatemala
and other Central and South Ameri-
can countries. Guatemalan sash belts
are being worn by both men and
women, in addition to tie-dyed and
batique scarves from Indonesia.
"Pillbox" and bowler hats are a fa-
vorite, especially as the weather
starts to become chillier.
Orchard Lane also sells a lot of
"ethnic" style jewelry that has be-
come very popular this past year.
Owner Nancy Elias says she has
been selling a good deal of relatively
inexpensive brass jewelry. In addi-
tion, lapis lazuli stones are fre-
quently sold, complementing printed
textiles that make up a large portion
of the store's merchandise.
Cotton and lycra tights worn in
bright colors provide an extra accent
to basic outfits. This year, tights
appear not only in solid colors, but
also in florals, polka-dots and
stripes. Since black clothing is a
staple of most wardrobes, this wide
selection can allow the same clothes
a new versatility that is fun and in-
Silver hoop earrings seem to be
another popular accent this year,
providing a look that is both casual
and dressy. Like many stores in the
area, Bivouac says they are selling
"tons" of sterling silver hoop ear-
Since most students on campus
carry bookbags or knapsacks, purses
or handbags are not crucial pieces;
nor are they hot sellers at local
stores. However, hip bags, tiny
purses attached to belts, are very use-
ful since they are casual and com-
fortable to wear.
Many of the shops in Kerrytown,
often unexplored by students, are full
of wonderful accessories. Fashions-
n-Things, located in the Kerrytown
Mall, has clothing and jewelry from
many different countries, as well as
American-made items. Straw bags
from Kenya and cotton knapsacks
from Nepal are extremely popular
among students who shop there. The
store has a large selection of jewelry
at inexpensive prices, including a
huge variety of bangle bracelets to
spice up any outfit. Prager, located
on the second floor of the Kerrytown
Mall, specializes in tribal Indonesian
merchandise. The owners travel to
Indonesia twice a year in their quest
for beautiful and distinctive jewelry.
Vintage to Vogue, also in Kerry-
town, specializes in new clothing
designed in vintage patterns. The
store also features new hair items in
suede, velvet, and tapestry fabrics -
the big accessory this season. The
smooth textures popular last year in
hair accessories have been replaced
by these richer textures; plastic is
So if you feel the need to upgrade
your wardrobe but your bank balance
is a little low, try visiting Ann Ar-
bor's interesting shops and give a
new dimension to the outfit from
last year - or the year before that.E
Fine fashion at its best!
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