In our magazine world, the September issue is the most anticipated arrival of the year. It’s a first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s an issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you with our own localized fashion issue.

To get the latest on fashion trends, we met with Kirsten Heinz, owner of downtown Bend’s Hot Box Betty, and her team of stylists called The Bettys. Be sure to check out the featured styles of designer Raquel Allegra whose authentic and socially-conscious clothing makes it a local favorite.

Early October brings an opportunity to attend the second annual Giving in Style “fashionthropic” event at Tetherow Pavillion. Hosted by local nonprofit Bend Gives Back, the October 4 event benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon.

This issue also features some stylish ideas to dress your favorite cocktails, and a glimpse at how murals are dressing up the streets of Bend. . . enjoy!

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Jane Rial, Publisher


Cover Photo: Eli Defaria