Top drawer

Red: Not just a Feng Shui accent color

• Who she is: Genna Stokes

• What she’s wearing: Red and pink skirt from Forever 21; green scarf, purple knit top, red bead necklace and earring from Goodwill, and her boots are Uptown Uggs.

• Her style: Genna describes her look as eclectic. She loves to mix colors and pair new clothing with thrift-shop finds.

• Michelle and Rebecca in menswear hats and winter layers.

Shoe gazing

R. Maddox and Wanda Wright model footwear at the Joli Rouge. Photo by Zen Sutherland.

Try this on

Even though the weather is getting cooler, the YMI Cultural Center is turning up the heat with the “Stylishly Hot”-themed Ebony Fashion Fair. Now in its 49th year, the annual event benefits the YMI’s programs with an evening of haute models strutting the latest fashions. Tickets run $25 and include a year’s subscription to Ebony or six months to Jet and a chance to win airline tickets, a 2007 Ford Edge, hair products and cosmetics. The Fashion Fair takes to the runway at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Info: 252-4614.

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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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