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Spotted at the Asheville Downtown Association’s Nouveau Night celebration (Thursday, Nov. 17), these revelers both played dress-up in patchwork.

Katie Hild

• Who she is: Katie Hild

• What she’s wearing: Pieced top purchased in a boutique in Winston-Salem

• Why we love it: Redhead Katie takes a cue from Pretty in Pink. The vintage-meets-import styling is a perfect mix of elegant mystery and holiday glam.

Michael Parker

• Who he is: Michael Parker

• What he’s wearing: Dolce & Gabbana jacket

• Why we love it: Despite Michael’s claim that his designer coat, purchased a decade ago in San Francisco, “sounds hoity-toity,” this high-end hobo look has classic lines and a sense of humor.

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• The newly opened Beauty Bar (70 Wall St., 285-2992) carries makeup and skin-care products by Hakansson, Julie Hewett Los Angeles, Deep Steep and Paula Dorf Cosmetics, as well as Tweezerman personal-care tools and more — all in an elegantly cozy environment.

• German indie-crafters Baum Baum ( fashion chic urban-oriented one-of-a-kind skirts, bags, scarves and more from unique fabrics and found thrift-store items. Rags Reborn Eco Chic Boutique (1 Walnut St., 253-4488) will hold a trunk show featuring Baum Baum designs on Saturday, Dec. 3, noon-5 p.m.

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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