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Missy Hebson and Kelly Golden

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Missy Hebson and Kelly Golden
The Owners of Neapolitan
715 Elm Street, Winnetka; 847-441-7784.

“Some women are afraid of alterations, and it’s TOO bad because the right alterations can make or break a look,” says Golden (right).

Hebson and Golden have infiltrated the North Shore’s preppy bastion with fashions by American designers such as Zac Posen and Narciso Rodriguez.

IN THE BEGINNING

KG: “My mother is an excellent seamstress, and even made my wedding gown. She helped me appreciate and understand fabric and drape and why clothes cost what they did.”

MH: “My mom also made a lot of my clothes and instilled the importance of having a look that was your own. From an early age, I felt the importance of how what you wore affected your attitude.”

OVERDONE TRENDS

MH: “Skinny jeans and leggings and layering fancy dresses over trousers.”

KG: “That mixing of casual and evening is way too forced.”

FABULOUS DRESSES FOR SPRING

MH: “Zac Posen was pretty spectacular, and so was Martin Grant—he is known for his coats, but had a large collection of dresses and evening gowns that were outstanding. We bought a lot of dresses for spring—they are easy to wear and flattering.”

KG: “Oscar de la Renta used shorter silhouettes, lace or crochet, florals and polka dots. Every dress in his collection was stunning.”

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

KG: “At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz was trying to bring fashion into the future with new technologies and futuristic fabrics. He received good reviews, but will that trend translate into sales? I don’t know.”

SHINE ON

KG: “Anything patent—shoes, handbags, or a red trench coat from Martin Grant. Chloé and Lanvin did colorful patent leather shoes.”

MH: “So did Derek Lam; all of his are chunky silhouettes; wedges are everywhere, and toes are still round. And Lucite—we have a waiting list for two Oscar de la Renta Lucite necklaces.”

WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS

KG: “A fabulous coat since the spring season in Chicago is so transitional. And a Bottega Veneta handbag—in a dream world, I’d own the woven crocodile tote.”

MH: “Chloé’s classic trousers—they fit everyone. And Irene Neuwirth and Faraone Mennella’s jewelry. They both make lightweight chains, to add to every season.”

TOO MANY WOMEN IGNORE

KG: “Fit! Some women are afraid of alterations, and it’s too bad, because the right alterations can make or break a look.”

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

MH: “A big bag; I treat my Bottega Veneta so poorly, but it still looks great.”

KG: “My navy Tuleh trench coat with glass buttons. I love the tailoring.”

FASHION SHOULD BE

MH: “Fun.”

KG: “Individual.”
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