Asheville Fashionistas: Sara Kate Eubanks

We’re starting a new “Asheville Fashionistas” segment for our blog featuring some of the most stylish women in town. Of course we couldn’t have a feature on local fashionistas without a real, pure-bred Ashevillian. Enter: Sara Kate Eubanks.  Sara Kate has been shopping with us since the early days and her fun and flirty sense of style gets us every time.  Paola and I went to photograph her at her chic apartment in North Asheville and had a blast talking about style, interior design and handsome mountain men while snapping away.  We are honored that she let us into her world for an afternoon… usually she’s in ours!

Where are you from? Asheville, born and raised.

Tell us about this look.  Clothing: skirt- Neslay (Minx), top- Silvergate (Minx), bra- Wacoal, heels- Naughty Monkey, clutch- Shiraleah (Minx), ring- by boe (Minx, Letitia has one too!), earrings- vintage Hattie Carnegie. Makeup: foundation- Bobbi Brown’s Extra Repair Foundation (great for drier skin), blush- Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink (perfect for that fresh cheek pop), lipstick- Bobbi Brown’s Sandwash Tulle.  Room: painting- local artist Cindy Walton (www.cindywalton.com) and sideboard- vintage Milo Baughman.

Describe your style. I like classic lines/shapes/patterns, usually tailored for my curvier figure. Vintage inspired is always big for me. Heels or boots and a pop of color (usually as an accessory of some sort…shoes, ring, bag). Bows and flowers aren’t typically for me, but never say never, right?

Occupation?  Makeup Artist for Bobbi Brown at Belk and night resident to contact in case of emergency at The Albemarle Inn.

Magazines or blogs that you read? blogs: Minx, Mrs. Lilien, Mark’s Daily Apple, Ashevegas, a spicy perspective, CrossFit Asheville. mags:  dwell, craft, readymade

Favorite music? Feist, Patsy Cline, The Dining Rooms, St. Germain, Etta James

Current Obsession? CrossFit

Three things youʼre never without? phone, lipstick/gloss, clutch/purse

Top three favorite clothing/shoe/accessory brands? French Connection, Frye, Tano.

Style icon? Sarah Jessica Parker

On your wish-list? A black clutch/purse. I don’t have one! All of my bags are colored. A pair of summer sandals, a black pair of Frye 14″ stitch boots. I have had the orange pair for nearly 4 years now and am wanting to invest in the black pair next.

Favorite local activity? Dinner at Curate followed by sitting on a bench in the warm weather watching the people walk by.

Last/fave Minx purchase? last: a green silk ruffle dress.  fave:  There are so many! My Butter by Nadia tube top pantsuit more than likely and my THREE Trashy Diva dresses (red, black fleur de lis and black shoulder studded deep V).

Thanks Sara Kate!

Photography by Paola Nazati.