Material Obsession

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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

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Denim-tied sleeveless jacket dress, $425. By Sea, from Augusta 20; golden woven halter dress, $88. By BCBGeneration, from Cocobella Boutique; Tage tassel suede pumps, $149. By Louise et Cie, from Muse Shoe Studio; Mercer metallic adjustable shoulder bag, $395. By Tory Burch, from Monkee’s of the West End


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Wool felt fedora, $25. By Staring at Stars, from Labels Designer Consignments; Spencer quilted vest, $42. By Mudpie, from Splash on Main; Elisa Sweater, $295. By A.L.C., from Augusta 20


 

SHEER FORCE

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Horn blue aqua necklace, $160. By T. Marie Designs; Shameless knit dress, $109. By MINKPINK, all from Monkee’s of the West End


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Manteau Ewa (coat), $398. By Suncoo, from Pink Bee; Teton plaid tunic, $182. By CP Shades, from Savvy


 

CURTAIN CALLS

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Dauphine sunglasses, $275. By KREWE Optics, from J. Britt; Birds MLT necklace, $525. By Mignonne Gavigan, from Monkee’s of the West End; striped wool suit, $225. By Worth, from Labels Designer Consignments; Shelby black suede boots, $150. By Sam Edelman, from Muse Shoe Studio


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Geo diamond deep V maxi, $273. By THE ODELLS, from Custard Boutique; Sheila double ring with coral pineapples, $48. From Monkee’s of the West End; Hematite Colette clutch, $148. By Hobo, from Muse Shoe Studio; Cheetah print belt, stylist’s own


 

TUG OF WOOL

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Black sun hat, $78. By Giovannio, from Belk; Kent black suede boots, $190. By Sam Edelman, from Muse Shoe Studio; turtleneck tunic vest, $68. By Rebecca Elliot; Crackle-print tunic dress, $179. By Tina+Jo, all from Savvy

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Jayme midnight blue pullover, $278. By Marie Oliver; CeCe tassel lace elephant wedges, $378. By Frye; blouse, $178. By Crosby, all from Monkee’s of the West End; Newton skinny jean, $228. By McGuire Denim, from J. Britt


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WOOL: (left)

One of fashion’s most crucial ingredients is fabricated right here in the Upstate. Piles of shorn wool from sheep in New Zealand are shipped to the Kentwool plant in Pickens (check out GVLToday’s video by Orion Yorke), to be spun and cleaned, then spun and cleaned again, until finally reduced to tiny perfect threads. Famous for their smart socks, Kentwool not only covers the feet of every serious golfer and runner, but the company also manufactures threads that create the looks on St. John runway supermodels. Special thanks to Kentwool for providing TOWN with fresh wool skeins used for this photo shoot, and thanks to Labels Designer Consignments for providing a St. John skirt. Alpha to omega, right here in our own backyard.


DENIM REFINED

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Denim tank with tie waist, $225. By Sea, from Augusta 20; cape jacket, $198. By BLAQUE LABEL, from Monkee’s of the West End; Tyler suede pull-on pant, $54. By Mudpie, from Splash on Main; Starburst bracelet, $40. By Ornamental Things; Link necklace, $82. By Mark Edge in Atlanta, all from Custard Boutique


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Gilet garmia cardigan, $169. By Suncoo, from Pink Bee


 

ARM’S LENGTH

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Faux fur vest, $108. By Hatley, from Cocobella Boutique; stone and druzy bracelets, $18 each. By Pink Sky, from Pink Bee; La Veronika dress, $207. By Misa; mother of pearl teardrop earrings, $180. By Maya J, all from J. Britt


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Floral chiffon hilo dress, $88. By Karlie, from Monkee’s of the West End; belt, stylist’s own; leather jacket, $499. By Liebeskind; Gotham slim jeans, $224. By McGuire Denim, all from J. Britt


 

TALE SPIN

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T-body grommet detail dress, $225. By Laundry, from J. Britt; Horizon earrings, $49. By Betsy & Iya, from Custard Boutique

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Alice crochet dress, $372. By Karina Grimaldi, from Monkee’s of the West End


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Gisele gown, inquire for cost. By Jeff Garner, from Prophetik; Sterling silver dipped CZ hoops, $297. By Maya J, from J. Britt


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PROPHETIK:

Jeff Garner’s Prophetik line uses all-natural eco-materials inspired by his days growing up in Franklin, Tennessee, and he dyes fabric with plant dye he makes on his farm. His eco- gowns are worn by celebrity clients such as Lady Gaga, Gisele Bündchen, and Taylor Swift. Garner makes use of everything around him, so his pieces surround the wearer in nature’s bounty and nostalgic memories. He is a trendsetter in sustainable fashion. prophetik.com


Models Ashtyn Lowery and Brittainy Gardin from Directions USA

Hair styling by Desiree Roberts

Make-up design by Isabelle Schreier

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