Top drawer

A model of eclectica

Joanna Walsh

• Who she is: Joanna Walsh, photographed at Sky People Gallery’s Altars of Alternative Religions exhibit.

• What she’s wearing: Long coat purchased in Annapolis, Md., more than a decade ago; a dress from a former shop on Lexington Avenue (located in the space now occupied by Natural Home); bag from a silent auction to benefit Woman Song; beaded lariat necklace.

• Why we love it: Years of careful collecting have gone into Joanna’s ensemble — and into her personal style. Here, she successfully mixes ethnic prints in similar rich, wintery shades for a pulled-together Boho look. Glimmering beads and a mirror-work bag adds shine, while a black turtleneck and beret anchor this plethora of patterns.

Try this on

• Christmas shopping made local: On Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16 and 17), participating Lexington Avenue shops will stay open till 10 p.m. for all you last-minute shoppers and night owls. See this week’s Buzzworm section for more info.

• Through Sunday, Jan. 15, Japanese designer and former kimono planner Kaorico Ago shows her eco-collection Little Eagle at Ananda Hair Studio. The wearable art exhibit Walk in Beauty features beadwork, shells, quilted cottons, felted wool and buttons fashioned from driftwood. The line will be available at Worthwhile in Spring 2006.

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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