The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 37
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 37

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, ir- - Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 24, 1968-C5 She's Fashion Exponent I' v Does she love Worth Avenue and the season? "There's nothing quite like it." she smiles. "Seeing old friends and making new ones. I love the excitement of the AAAAA TO EEE SIZES FROM She remembers vividly the field trials and shooting, a life her parents loved but which she just didn't care for. "My father really would have loved a boy. or at least a tomboyish girl. I wasn't." When she began her shop it was in the location now known as DeMarios. It was hard to find and she was afraid no one would ever walk in. But walk in they did. and with such devotion that the blond from Alabama was encouraged. She moved to Worth Avenue. Then she went scouting to Europe for fashion finds. Her first meaningful-contact was Emilio Pucci, then little known. She signed him up as an exclusive for her shop. Thus, more by accident than design, she had a specialty. From there on she found other Italian designer items in exclusive sports or casual wear which were to be her hallmark on the Worth Avenue scene. The serene-looking stylist thinks casual wear can be ele ferently. Her boutique, incidentally, has everything from palazo wear, to bikinis to ball gowns. Miss Hunt started her schooling at private Miss Margaret Booths, then on to Wes-leyan college in Macon, and the University of Miami. She has a sister, Maria Johnson, Miami, who was with her for two seasons on Worth Avenue. She admits to being totally a city woman, and loves travel. While in Greece last summer she did some painting, a newly-discovered personal joy. She also loved London as a city. The talented boutique owner is proud of her son. Sean Hunt, in his twenties and a guitarist-singer in Sausalito. Calif. He's performing in Gatsby's and has his own group, she said proudly. He attended the University of Florida after prep school in Colorado. As the wife of an officer she spent years in world and U.S. travels. fl mm BE PROPERLY s i k - . FITTED! I r-' By VEDA GRAVES Staff Writer A young wife's wishful thinking led to a venture in high fashion and the nation's first authentic Italian boutique in Palm Beach. Winona Bell Hunt was the wife of an Air Force colonel stationed in this area when she began fancifully-dreaming about a business of her own. preferably in apparel. Her husband, as any husband naturally would, grinned. She had no business experience whatsoever, although she was blond and beautiful. Today Winona Hunt enters her 15th season on Worth Avenue with everything it implies, business success, social involvements and excitement. Born in Montgomery, Ala., into a prominent family of landowners and estate holders (Bell Avenue is named for her family), she recalls her childhood was every child's dream. There were hills to roam, big trees to climb, dogs and horses. Everything but other children to play with, and so she loved playing with paper dolls, dressing them up. Her grandfather came to Alabama from North Carolina after the Civil War, and built vast holdings, some of which were intact until several years ago. He wcs the first to build a skyscraper, a 12-story building, in Montgomery, the Bell building. She grew up on a 15.000 acre estate. "It doesn't sound like a plantation, because my grand-lather did not own slaves, yet it reallv was. KIX SHOfi SAMurs m (jMcmi'.oits 333VTCLEMATIS W.Pil Phona 832-7664 BLENDING DESIGNS Seated in her contemporary ited in her contemporary IK livin which ich "Ji L-nf'"W """ "'MJ'gMT''l If ng room, the focal point of ? T "f 1 7w Ay f . c , .J r M is an ancient far East- it ill f 1 I V f I & 131 I fi screen, Winona Hunt of v 1 "f-H I n INis J m Beach relaxes from a t U , i ' . v life in the fashion world. H I i yl . " V0 era Pair busy I y gant, and spends five months of the year in Europe, largely Rome and other parts of Italy, searching out fashions. She carries some high fashion jewelry and accessory items, too. and believes Italian designers have a use of color that is very special. Before the Italians came up with luscious color combinations like pink and orange in high fashion, no one dared wear them, she says, and their slacks! They are not only cut beautifully, but dif- METICULOUS DETAIL -Winona Hunt checks the hemline detailing of a high-fashion garment with Mrs. Doris Eg-ger and Mrs. Betty Davis, saleswomen in her boutique. 1 1 MEN'S COMPLETE I I I 'A "A WEAR 0 7y OVER 1,000 SUITS IN STOCK liilL 'M1 ffr -.. '' MODERN STYLE EXPERT 1 FITTING FRESHLY CLEANED MODEST COST slinky siren for the jr. dating game It's that exciting time of year when so much is happening ... informal parties, little dinners, winter weddings ... Meet these occasions in our scoop neck bonded acetate knit with fake fur cuffs. Gold only. 5 to 13 15.98 Dress Dept. At All 12 J8 Stores Formal War for All Occaiiom Tho nl shoo it wi also un A itlti ilmitly UI6'. SilKIIOK or C010I OMNEIJiCMlS to fofmol Wtoi ulti tni riolili AHILAIU. call 832-4790 WEST PALM EEACH FORMAL WEAR SERVICE 531 CLEMATIS ST. GLITTERING DISPLAY - The Palm Beach fashion specialist approves a display of footwear in her Italian-styled bouti- 'Want To be a Lovely Lady" i-nWrthAv-nue- Visit Seautif acn Featuring the latest in hair fashions styles & specializing in coloring and permanent waving Meet our Stylists 1. .1 M '" Miss Sandra & Miss Lu Ann And To Keep You pretty from head to toe! Miss Sandra See Our Manicurist Erma For Manicuring Pedicuring And Facials great shapes We are not affiliated with the First Lady Beauty Shop in The Palm Beach Mall for misses . . . silvermine at jb Glitter ... all razzle-dazzle ... a "talk of the town" look! If you don't have it. you're not with it! Two-tone silver mylar metallic with long torso and flippy pleats. Sterling good looks for misses, sizes 10 to 18 18.98 Dress Dept.. At All 12 JB Stores for misses' and half sizes 8t88 mP- at 12.98 Ladies . . . compose yourself ... in one of these much-for the money tweed dresses. Coloray -rayonsilk meets town or travel with sophisticated ease A. Cowl neck skimmer. 12 to 20. B. Princess line. 12 to 20 & 14 "j to 24 V Gold. Mint or Peach . Dtess Depl , Al All 12 JB Stores fresh in from France! LUXURY LEATHER HANDBAGS Beautiful basics, superbly styled in fine leathers to carry all your 'round the-town needs. Long wearing as only real leather can be, poised and polished. Inside zipper and pockets, handsome clasps. Navy, Blue, Brown, Black, Gray. $14 to $21 AcniM'MV Downtown West Polm Beach The First Lady Beauty Salon 2505 So. Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach President Apt. Hotel Call 582-7676 ons lactsonxj

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