Photograph by Paul Mehaffey; hair and make-up by Desireé Roberts; sweater courtesy of designer, Allyson Ansusinha

In autumn, the bend of the light changes. Nights become longer and cooler, colors shift from green to yellow to auburn. We mirror what we see, donning jackets and boots, layer upon layer, drawing closer and more reflective as the days turn inward. The seasons alter our feelings, priorities, and interests, just as the Earth responds to our presence in it.

Style is more than material, and October is more than cinnamon brooms and pumpkin spice lattes. In summer, we wear what we can. In fall, we wear what we want. Our style feature “Ends of the Earth” showcases elements of fashion—layers, textures, colors—as reflections of the changing features of our landscape. In this issue, we pay homage to this dynamic season that burns and twists in the wind, celebrating retailers, curators, and crafters of great style and design, many of whom call Greenville their native home, and whose reach extends far beyond our city limits.

We often miss what’s right in front of us. Some call it farsightedness, others our blind spot. The closest things are often overlooked. We tend to see with our mind’s eye, through the lens of our preferences or what we believe is best. Sometimes it’s difficult to take in the magnitude of what’s beside us.

But there is no need to go far to find your place—or exceptional style. It’s right under your feet. All you have to do is look.

 

Behind-the-scenes of our annual fall style shoot with model Addie McBryde and photo assistant Justin Nix.

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Blair Knobel, Editor-in-Chief

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