Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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18 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 10.18 The woman told them up front: "I don't like skirts." It was sometime last year, not long after Laurie Sustek started working part-time at Dress for Success, a nonprofit that provides donated clothing and accessories to women going on job interviews, setting them up with extra outfits if they land a gig. Sustek and a colleague slid garments around on coat hangers like they were THE BIT CITY IN A SENTENCE HAIKU REVIEW Photo by Mickie Winters No, not Huber's!!! Hip-Hop Flopped? New 105.1. This morning heard Coldplay. Miss Naughty by Nature. "Where else can I get a 10-pound calzone?" — a man outside Cliftons Pizza on Frankfort Avenue last month, upon learning that the restaurant had closed after nearly 30 years in business. OVERHEARD SPACES Closet on Wheels On the road with Dress for Success. flipping through a Rolodex and selected a suit in the woman's size. It fit perfectly — so perfectly that it seemed to change the woman wearing it. She was brighter, more confident. "You dress up and you feel good about yourself," Sustek says. Now Sustek is taking that charitable show on the road. Anthem Kentucky Medicaid recently bought a 2010 Win- nebago, renovated it and donated it to Dress for Success. The interior looks like a boutique that's been squashed skinny, with faux-wood floors, a closet running nearly the full 31 feet of the vehicle, dressing rooms in the back complete with mirrors and hooks, and a scarlet booth where patrons can sit and try on shoes. There's also a wifi-equipped bar where women can hop on one of the laptops for help writing resumes. "It's a closet on wheels," Sustek says.

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