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Pastel paisley dress with ruffled neckline. Vintage Moon tea and cake.

Newly opened vintage store and tea room, Vintage Moon (46 Commerce St., Asheville, 225-2767) serves up retro and antique decor, art, clothing, accessories and stylish afternoon tea services. What goes with a coconut-flavored infusion and petits fours? According to Vintage Moon creator Gigi Renee, anything from hippie-psychedelic maxi-gowns to somber Jackie-O sheaths. Here, Kate Matthews models the possibilities.

Photos by Jonathan Welch.


• [left] ‘60s-era mod dress in pink print.

• [right] Early 1960s ethnic-style dress with gold embroidery, hemp macramé tote bag.


• Black 1950s short-sleeved evening dress, short gloves, black rattan hat with ostrich feather, vintage journal.

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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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