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Re: Fashion-challenged Maggie needs advice!

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 03:45:55 PST


Hi, Maggie!
O.K., so my perspective is from the "clothes horse Susan from LI" who loves
shoes, bags, and matching outfits...LOL...so take this from where it comes: I
would wear a skirt and blouse, or a suit. Buy a skirt and a low heel
pump-professional looking shoe. (not casual) The shoe is very important!
They don't have to be expensive. We have Payless in NY with copies of the
good stuff.

Funny story: 15 years ago, at a final interview with the superintendent of a
former district in which I taught, I wore a bright yellow skirt with a hand
painted tee shirt, that I had painted and artsy hand made earrings, that I
had made. As I left the interview, the superintendent said , "It's so good
to see an art teacher wearing color. The retiring art teacher is always in
grey." To that I said, "Thank you, my shirt and earrings are my original
creations." As I walked past the other two woman who were waiting for
interviews, I saw they were both in GREY suits! LOL...knew right then and
there that I had the job.

Of course, that look is out today (I mean it was a trendy look then, maybe
its come back.) Or, an artsy outfit would o.k., too, but definitely a skirt,
not casual pants. If you have a piece of jewelry that you have made, wera it.
 Then, when the question comes up about what kind of art you create, you can
also point that out as an example.
Wish I could lend you something- of course, my long skirts would be up to
your knees-LOL...
Susan on Long Island

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