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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1911)
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aN1 the new hats for midsummer It 1s the
line that will receive the first considera
tion. The hate are to be of wonderful
beauty of outline, and embrace the popu
lar shepherdess and Gainsborough types
in all their grace and charm. A number
of attractive toques are also shown, with
V ribbon trimming In novel arrangement.
Among the newest of theiblg hats are the trlanon hat
of hemp, which is frequently trimmed in lacs or em
broidery, and the 1911 Vatteau hats, which certainly
are peers of the original
But everywhere It is the artistlo line that the best
milliners are striving for. It may be daring and bold,
but Its lines must be perfect from an artistlo stand-
point. Both upward and drooping brims are shown,
and a number of the smartest and most picturesque
shapes are copied from portraits by famous masters.
A new shape which may safely be counted among the
most exclusive is a modification of the famous Rubens
hat. It has a smart, dashing line, and is offset by a'
garniture to correspond.
The shape is only moderately large, but the propor
tions are perfect. The crown Is rather rigid looking
and of a height to correspond perfectly with the cir
cumference. The brim Is flat, folded back at the left
side, forming a high, boldly curved rever, and from
this point It slopes down gradually, drooping ever so
slightly In the center front and back, and flattening
out at the right eide.
With the big hats that settle down over the ears
earrings are worn sometimes, one feels, to save the
face from utter annihilation by the big structure
around It. But earrings are usually becoming When
the ears are covered, and with some of the new mid
summer millinery the large baroque pearls in earrings
and the swinging drops are extremely chic. Ofttlmea
the earrings are especially selected to match the hat
One need not even have the ears pierced to wear the
new ear drops that match the hat; they are provided
wlthr a screw device which fastens securely over the
lobe of the ear, and may be worn to set off one's hat
and removed when one comes indoors and arranges the
coiffure for the house.
In these midsummer hats the premier empire idea is
also accentuated. Soft, close fitting turbans, drapedIn
Recamler style, vie with others shaped like the helmet
of Minerva, and with large capotes, the brlra of which
. Is turned up like a vizor In front, comes down in points
over the ears, and In the back Is either entirely clipped ."
' away or notched and rolled up In a straight, rigid rever.
Although all these helmet shapes are apt to be a
trifle severe and trying, they, are undeniably smart in
general effect, and if put on right they are possible to
Again, It all depends on that Important thing, the
line, whether a helmet is becoming or not, and these
hats should be turned around on the head and slanted
this way and that until the proper angle Is reached.
Sometimes a hat that turns up on the right side on one
woman will be much better on another woman turned
up at the left side. Often these helmet bats may be
turned completely around, front to back, with good re
sults. It all depends upon the line, and so little trim
ming Is used with these new crowned shapes that this
question ot line Is vitally Important. The effect of the
shape should be studied with a large minor and a hand
mirror from every possible viewpoint before a decision
The convertible and the collapsible hats are novelties
of this season. The collapsible hat Is called the priori
cP easguatle prieur. It Is shown in all yfhe soft
braids. The chief advantage of this modeVis that It
may be folded up perfcely flat and conveniently car
ried along In a handbag. It Is suitable for street and
dress wear, and represents one of the most orlgiual and
attractive styles of the season. The convertible hat, a '
distinctly novel hat, lends Itself to various develop
ments, though the luster braids are JJj Ideal ma
terials for this type of hat, on account of their pliabil
ity and the fact that tVy do not break or crack when
bent or folded.
In these hats the brim may be turned entirely down
or rolled up In the front alone, or turned up at a left
- side slant. In fact, there is no limitation whatever, as
the wearer may manipulate the brim of these con
vertible hats In any way she may find suited to her In
dividual taste. Another novelty in the small bat is
one on the Pierrot line, with rim formed from a
tubular roll of straw, the exact counter reproduction
In miniature of an auto tire.
In motor millinery there is a novelty shown that will
be greatly appreciated. It permits fastening the veil
securely on the motor bonnet or evening hood without
the use of pins. The device Is exceedingly simple. It
consists solely of three straps, the one attached to the
center of the hood, the other at either front corner. The
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Trianon. Mat of mntwm -the lavish Use of lace
latter are stationary, tacked down at either end; the
center strap is sewed down at one end, while the other
end is kept in place by means of a patent button.
The veil is slipped through the three straps, making
an attractive trimming as it drapes the front of the
bonnet. The ends may be allowed to hang down freely
st either side, or may be tied under the chin. When
one wi)ies to drape the veil over the face, all that Is
required Is to open the patent button on the center tab.
The veil may then be drawn over the face and, simply
by pulling the two ends, may be held in place a great
deal niore conveniently and securely than could be
achieved with pins.
In selecting one's summer hats the greatest care
should be taken to secure lists that fit the head com
fortably. A bat that wabbles about on the head will
cause one to wrinkle her brow to such an extent as to
cause permanent furrows. Many not easily eradicated
wrinkles and frowns ensue as the result of badly fitting
headgear and troublesome trimmings.
It is all a matter of studying oneself, of being aware
of one's own styles and distinctions from the styles of
the wax models in the Windows. One's own face should
mean something to her; one knows that Bhe is tall and
light, or small and dark, vivacious or rosy and placid.
Should a woman be willing to extinguish her little
face beneath an overgrown picture hat, loaded with trim
ming and flowers brljrhter than the sparkle In her eyes,
with colors that make one fairly sallow by contrast?
Or shall the tall woman perch a ridiculous little helmet
hat on top of a classic hair dress. If she of the statu
Fancy Juno In a Tommy Atkins toque)
If we are built In the goddess mold, let us not be per
suaded Into buying a toy hat by the most golden
throated milliner that ever chanted.
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If we. have beady eyes and a nose inclined to a beak,
let us not plant parrots above our, forehead to accen
tuate our defects, no matter what the salesperson says
about the stylishness and smartness and chicness of
dead parrots as adornment for live ladles.
We need-not carry respect of our own style to the
monotonous extreme of never wearing but one kind of a
hat. Each season there are fashions which may be
adapted to our knowledge of our own Individuality; each
year it Is possible for the woman who knows her own
fare, and has due regard for Its possibilities, to frame It
becomingly without sacrificing every consideration of
Women must know themselves sufficiently well to be
Intelligent factors In the clothing of their own heads;
not mere pawns, moved about at a milliner's whim.
Adaptation to one's Individuality means harmony.
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