1000 Fibers Connect Us

Hello! It’s me again!
I’m delighted to be back with Betsy Fisher Online and a brand new platform to connect with you all!
Isn’t it wonderful to be almost anywhere in the world, today, and chat like we just finished each other’s sentences?
My dearest recollections of the years I spent living in Washington DC were with the Betsy Fisher Store. It was more than just a hub for buying contemporary clothes. We were a club where smart and beautiful women came to let their hair down and exchange ideas. We talked a lot about clothes but we often shed those layers and learned more about what unites us - and Betsy Fisher Online aims to maintain that same vibe.
So much has changed over the years. Today we take our fashion cues from celebrities and social media mavens. The digital world has become a potent trend setter with customized advertising targeting our tastes. We’re no longer unfamiliar with shopping online.
What remains steadfast is our collective passion for fashion. So many of our customers are style icons in their own right. I have learned much of what I know about clothing from the women who shop with us. You are the guides that inform Betsy what to add to our lines.
If fabric is defined as cloth then we became united by a common thread. What was not so common was that we found common ground by a mutual appreciation of integrity and moral fiber - and that’s a bond only spider silk can rival!
2020 was a game-changer for us. Some of us left jobs, changed cities, changed countries. Others telecommuted, homeschooled, or split their time between home and home offices. For many, new wardrobes weren’t foremost on our minds. Yet for others, new dress codes would factor in as we moved to new environs or learned to sit half-dressed at virtual conferences tables.
For me, moving west to New Mexico afforded the freedom to spend a lot of time outdoors - and while I hung my citified clothes out of reach, I had to satisfy my addiction for jackets with some casual western style gear for the dusty trails. I also found a new addiction to hats, not just for sun protection, but because they are such a great persona changers! My friends tell me I still look like I come from New York City. But, you know - I yam what I yam!
I’d love to know how 2020 influenced what you wear. I’d love nothing more than to hear from friends, old and new. What do you see for the future? Who has the crystal ball on fashion trends?
One thing to count on as we climb out of our caves and return to a “normal” way of life are the invisible fiber optic threads keeping us in communication.
I’m here, and hoping for as long as we live may we always have occasion to dress for life’s occasions!
Yours Truly,

1 comment

  • Alyn Hadar

    Lisa, what a wonderful essay! It’s good to hear your voice again, even if it’s only virtual.

    Are you still living in Taos?

    The pandemic changed the way I wear clothes. In 2020, there was no place to go, and I didn’t buy anything. 2021 opened up a bit, but I’m still working from home. And conferences are still mostly virtual.

    In two weeks, I’ll be representing USPAACC at the NGLCC conference in Hollywood, FL. But it’s a scaled back event and the dress code is business casual. I have so many great pieces I bought at Betsy Fisher’s, I can choose from them.

    I also don’t like shopping online. I like to see clothing in person and try on the different pieces.

    2022 I think will be different, especially if the pandemic numbers decline. And, I have a feeling they will.

    My niece is getting married in November 2022; so I’ll be looking either for a dress or interesting pants and tops. It’s an evening event and will be a dressy affair. She ‘s still deciding on whether it will black tie.

    Additionally, after two years of a virtual conference, ours will be an in-person event in 2022.

    Will you still be doing the Gambler’s Sale?

    And I always liked the atmosphere Betsy created in her store. It was always fun to stop in; even if just to say hello.


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