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

This year, we are elated to feature Capitol, a luxury clothing boutique that offers designs from Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Saint Laurent, as well as high-end jewelry and accessories. To showcase their beautiful styles and this season’s hottest looks, we went to the Duke Mansion for a photo shoot with one of Charlotte’s most recognizable media personalities, Barbara McKay.

If you’re in the need of a fashion-forward getaway, we’ve curated a style-focused trip to the Big Apple just in time for New York Fashion Week on Page XX.

We’ve also got a little something in store for the fashionistas out there who enjoy the fine arts. On Page XX, read about Charlotte’s own modern art museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

So without further adieu, happy fall, South Charlotte, and please enjoy our annual style and fashion issue!

Lyn Coaldwell, Publisher