Skirting the issue
• Who she is: Rachel Bramig
• What she’s wearing: A pieced velour skirt from a secondhand boutique in Louisville, Ky., and a Wrangler corduroy bag from the Cherry Bomb.
• Her style: Rachel is a dedicated vintage- and thrift-store shopper. “I don’t own anything new, which my mother doesn’t like much,” she admits.
From the Top Drawer photo vault
• Who he is: Hunter
• What he’s wearing: A jacket purchased from Goodwill for about $5; Shirt from Rugged Wearhouse and belt found at a sale.
• His style: Besides combining stripes with stripes, Hunter is a bargain … um, hunter. “The whole outfit cost, like, 15 cents,” he reveals, “And I did my own hair.”
Local designer Meredith Law shows her “M” line of stretchy, convertible clothing at Rags Reborn Eco Chic Boutique (1 Walnut St., 253-4488) on Thursday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. “I am a mom, so my designs are geared toward women who want function and comfort with their fashion,” Law notes. All the skirts and dresses come with a pocket to hold a cell phone or keys, and each piece is made not only to fit a variety of shapes, but can grow (or shrink) with the wearer through a body’s many phases. “Nothing has a zipper or stiff elastic,” the designer adds. “All pieces rely on the stretch and forgiving nature of the fabric to hug onto your waist or torso.” And they’re affordable at $30 to $120.
[For more Asheville fashion, visit www.topdrawerstreetstyle.blogspot.com.]