Top drawer

Polka dots: Not just for kitsch bands and Minnie Mouse

Corinne Shields

• Who she is: Corinne Shields

• What she’s wearing: an original dress by Myah Hubbell, creator of Recyclone ( as seen at the Red Ball fashion show.

• Why we love it: This pieced creation is fun, youthful, flirty and comfy all at once. See-through fabric with strategically placed panels shows a little skin, polka dots and an applique heart keep the mood light. Corinne adds knee socks and black boots to balance the whimsy.

Try this on

Delicate flora, gentle deer and owls, soft fabrics that defy the cutesy quotient of pastel color: Designer Alena Hennessy brings the best elements of spring to her apparel. For elegantly minimalist hand-crafted tees and scarves, onesies for tots and the most versatile dress, visit and click “La Boutique.” Order online or call 683-8668 for info.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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