Top drawer

West is best

• Who they are: Rachel Harper and Evan Allen

• What they’re wearing: On her, a western-inspired shirt she’s had forever; on him, western boots from HoneyPot, plaid pants from Hip Replacements and a striped sweater from Goodwill.

• Their style: “We’re not huge shoppers,” Evan explains. “We only buy used clothes.”

Resurecting that Jim Morrison attitude

• Who he is: Jeremiah Brennan, self-proclaimed star of Asheville the Movie (we don’t doubt him; we just haven’t seen the film).

• What he’s wearing: Casually undone shirt with retro pearl buttons, strands of beads, oversized shades, bed-head, plenty of swagger.

Try this on

Local artist Alena Hennessy ( introduces her new fall items. Wide-necked tees and long, wide scarves feature minimalist horses, feathers and flowers. In addition, she’s also created a line of paintings featuring birds, antelope, deer and bunnies, “And lately I’ve been inspired by simple flora silhouettes,” she notes.

Loose Threads

Designer Karen Dickson, the featured artist at Your Arts Desire in Saluda, holds her own fashion show in conjunction with Saluda’s Art Party. The Tea & Chocolate Fashion Show runs from 4:30-6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, above the historic Ward’s store on Main St. in Saluda. Dickson’s creations include re-sized and refurbished items from her friends’ closets as well as thrift-shop finds that the designer retructured. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 749-9646 for info.

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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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