Top drawer

The street is her runway

Karenina Brooks

• Who she is: Karenina Brooks

• What she’s wearing: Necklace from “a cheap store in the mall,” as she puts it; red low-cut top, from a mall store featuring club-inspired clothing; black skirt given to her by a friend; pants from Express; and sleeves cut from a shirt she bought at Rugged Wearhouse.

• Why we love it: Karenina is model-tall and can pull off elegant evening-wear as Lexington Avenue day-wear. Black and red adds drama, and sleek, long lines render the overall effect far more sophisticated than its mall beginnings would imply.

Try this on

As part of the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Fiber Weekend, the Folk Art Center shows off the best in wearable art with a Fashion Passion runway show. Fiber artist Liz Spear hosts and fashion designer Jen Swearington guests curates the event. More than 30 craft-guild members exhibit their apparel, jewelry and accessories on local models. The show will be held Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Entrance is free; info at 298-7928.

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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