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he Omaha Sunday Bee Magazine
Lady Duff-Gordon's Up-to-the-Minute
Fashion Cablegram from Paris
Hats are atlll very small and hardly show any brim at all. Fantasies
In paradise and aigrettes In every shape are placed at .an angle from a
point In the brim; this point generally comes toward the back.
Pearls (In the evening) are draped In every way but never Just
worn around the neck.
Fur Is worn round the waist ermine, especially, haa been seen In
the evening draped round the waist as a waistband. Chinchilla, sable
and skunk have been used In like manner. Fur Is also used, even draped
through the hair.
Evening dresses are all worn opened at the feet and draped up to
show a great deal of ankle and no petticoats are seen.
Turbans swathed tightly round the head with a Jewel placed at the
side are still seen about; often a long thin paradise or two, going In
opposite directions, rise from this Jewelled ornament.
Stockings are always plain and flesh color (In the evening) and shoes
are of brocade or shades' that occur round the waist, or In the turban,
and heels are again of different shade '.'tan the pumps.
By Lady DUFF-GORDON
OVER tbo tea cup gowns have a
fascination for all woman
kind. I am never bnpplcr
than when creating theso delightful
little lntlmo costumes. I develop
each detail ns carefully as when cre
ating u marvellous evening cOBtumc.
Tho theory Is, of course, that a
woman wears theso gowns only In
her boudoir; but to-day tho most
cblc matrons, those who nro yotinn
and lovely, wenr thcra when their
fcmlnlno friends drop In for u cup of
tea and a dish, of gosolp.
In tho threo costumes that I am
showing you this week, tho Jowelry.
the hair and tho slippers are of as
much imno'rtanco as tho robe. They
show varying degrees of formality
In tho first figure, the costume Is
. absolutely Informal the kind that a
mondnlno would wear only in her
boudoir. There ts an undor slip of
tho palest pink crepe, having flounces
of delicate Mechlin loco. Over this
Is worn a loose, graceful robo of palo
bluo satin. Tho fringes and braided
fastening below tho hips are of tiny
gold beads anil gold cord.
Tbo cap Is of gold net. overlaid
with Hat pink and bluo roses',' The
necklace Is a slnglo strand of pearls
There Is a simplicity about this
costumo that is altogether charming.
A cup of tea sorved by the wearer
must indeed bo delectable.
Tho gown In tho second plctnro la
more formal. It is a symphony In
green. Tho under robo Is of clinging
ago green chiffon cloth, embroidered
with tiny green stones and seed
.pearls. Tho over drapery Is of supple,
heavy, green charmeuse. Tho slip,
pers aro of green and also tho Bilk
stockings. And, of course, tho neck
lace Is n strand, of pearls. Pearls I
consider tho most Informal of Jewels.
They aro sultablo to be worn with
the most negllgeo costume .
Tho last degree of informality Is
given this costume by tho lack of
hair adornment With this extremoly
boyish coiffure,, any ornament would
be sadly out of place.
In the third costume I have al
lowed my fancy full play. This is
one of tbo most graceful lntlmo cos
tumes Imaginable. The under robe
is of orchid purple satin, the over
robo of a lighter shade, of chiffon. Tho
one-sided train of the chiffon is very
I particularly like the bodice of
tbls gown. It Is of embrofOcred
chiffon. The embroidery Is done In
purple silk and gold thread, with the
extremely long sleeves edged with
brown fur. This Is a costume that
sMsMMsWWsMsWaByaBKHl of Gold Net Overlaid with Roses.
An At-P.ume Costume in Sage Green, Showing '
New Over Drapery,
' - IL11
No. 213 The American Blemish
THERE Is an Amorlcan blem
ish. It is not one of tho
eruptions on tho face which
the mention of the word suggests,
though I should like the American
face freer from this fault. It Is not
a fault of carriage, for tho tree, In
dependent American spirit reflects
itself In the chest held well up, tho
head oarried high and the shoul
ders back. It is not In lack of vi
tality. The American abounds In
that Nor Is It that there Is any no
ticeable lack in taBte in dress. The
great American blemish in Ameri
can beauty is nervousness.
The American woman with sound
nerves is so rare that she occasions
comment Lookers on, especially
foreign ones, exclaim: "How un
American she 1st" The word" Amer
ican" is a synonym of nervousness
and of dyspepsia, which is t form
Once every woman was afflicted
by headaches. Now they are rare,
for women have learned so much
of personal hygiene that they avoid
the overloaded stomach, and the
clogged condition and overburdened
liver that Invariably result In
beadches. But women have become
"fussy," They lack the Ana poise
which betokens well controlled
by the Star Company. Ortat Britain
WM lMmk lL. BIBB I .
Costume of Flesh Pink Crepe and
can be worn nt tho most formal "tea
tight," in one's own home. The
dainty hair-dress of purple and gold
gives the needed touch of informality.
With a large hat, this costume might
be worn awny from one's own home.
From tea cups to beads and glitter
ing sequins is perhaps a far, cry, bJt
not necessarily so. Paris Is literally
mad about all sorts of glittering
bead8v Everything but one's lingerie
Is apparently so decorated.
How nmny billions of beads are
ByMme.Lina Cavalieri,the Most Famous Livincj
Most European women have their
nerves under such admirable con
trol that they can bring them to
heel by a word as a hunter his
The American blemish reveals
Itself In the American woman In
three ways. It shows In the strained
expression of the face, the deep,
ugly lines between the eyebrows
wnicn American women no not seem
to fear, but European woman dread
as an affliction, and tense lines
about the mouth, the strained, tired
look that robs the loveliest eyes of
their brilliance. Another evidence
cf nerve strain is the Inabll'ty ot
the American woman to sit still. A
third, and nut the least, If not the
most, objectionable Is the hlQh, thin
voice with the staccato manner of
Nervousness is often caused by
wrong mental habits. Whenever
you catch yourself worrying look
instantly into the mirror. When you
are angry lift up your handglass.
A glimpse of the creature there re
flected should effect at least halt
a cure. Or perhaps you are predis
posed to low spirits, which Is ner
vousness expressed iu another form.
It is static as opposed to the dy
namic nervousness. Reform. Don't
say it Is "your nature.1" that you
"can't help it." We can always
change the natures, if they are bad.
My At-Home Costumer, the
Paris Craze for Beads and Sequins,
ADY DUFF-GORDON, the famous "Lucile" of London, and
foremost creator of fashions in the world, writes each week the
fashion article for this nc .paper, presenting all that is newest
and best in styles for well-dressed women.
Lady Duff-Gordon's new Paris establishment brings her inlo
touch with that centre of fashion.
Lady Duff-Gordon's American establishment is at Nos. 37
39 West Fifty-seventh street, New York Cily.
Pale Blue Charmeuse. Boudoir
being used this season, I wonder, for
the brolderlng of evening gowns and
cloaks, whose soft seml-transaprency
of net is so closely studded with the
tiny shining points of crystal that
the resulting surface and shimmer
can best be likened to an expanse of
snow, and then brightened by the
cold gleam of nwlntry sun?
It Is all, perhaps, Just a wee bit
suggestive of the attire of the fairy
princess In the Christmas panto
mime, and. of course. It might easily
Perhans. vour nervousness ts
caused by overeating or under feed
ing. Both may produce a disturbed
condition of the nerves. Overeat
ing is a parent ot melancholy and
eating too little may cause violent
nervousness, which is Irritability.
Perhaps the nervousness for
which you blame insomnia is its
cause. Let nyre fresh air into your
room, or Bleep in a room where you
I Beauty Questions Answered
D. S., a girl of wenty-three, has
noticed a growth ot hair on her
face which Is getting worse. In
the next paragraph she asks me to
tell her what will soften the skin
without Increasing the growth ot
hair on the face as "my skin is
If you can afford It, have your
hair removed by electrolysis. That
Is the nearest to a certain remedy
The vegetable oils are less liable
to stimulate growth of the hair. Ap
plied gently they should have no
such effect Often It ts the friction
of the skin rather than the oil which
causes the hair to grow. Yes It Is
true that peroxide of hydrogen, It
much ured, Is a harsh agent tending
to coarsen the skin.
8. N. says; "I am a young girl
and very slender. How can I devel
op my flguret"
be spoiled and vulgarized. But,
on tho other hand, when
cleverly and artistically treat
ed, the uew beaded net can be
quite beautiful, and I have
Keen some wonderfully attrac
tive effects resulting from the
blending of tho aforementioned
and purely, brightly white
crystal beads with others of
subtly shaded clalr de lune
colorings, while then a buckle
n or tasse of diamonds will
Cap bring a touch of still moro
uenniie Dnguiness into a
scheme which Is fascinating
ly suggestive of snow under tho
moonlight Instead of the sunshine.
Some of these beaded and beau
tiful wraps nro made in tho
form of sleeveless mantles, hanging
stralghtly from the shoulders, where
they aro fastened with buckles of
brilliants, or again aro so combined
with lace as to have the effect of an
elongated fichu, this latter style be
ing well adapted to older women's
wear, and providing a very dec
orative nnd dignified cbmplotlon for
1ioi.fi haMnr fnnlltHoc fnr vantlln.
tlon. Bo sure that your bedcloth-r
Ing Is not too heavy and dragging.
Keep warm by all means, but let tho
bed clothing bo light In weight.
Study your diet. Eat only what
agrees with you, and eat as lightly
as you can while giving the body
an much nourishment as It needs.
Remember that It requires a great
deal of vitality and nervous energy
Leave that to out of door exercise
and to nature. The figure develops
into mature roundness muah later
In some girls than others.
C. It writes a pathetic descrlp-'
tlon ot her hirsute visage. "It I
look .Ike this at nineteen wftat will
I be like at twenty-five?" Bhe walls.
"I cannot possibly use electrolysis."
I have repeatedly said electrolysis
Is the only approach to certainty ot
retrieving superfluous hairs. That Is
effective because In most Instances
it destroys the roots.
This lotion is one of the tem
porary meanB employed In France:
Bay mm, -I oxs.; Salicylic acid,
Apply night and morning with a
piece of absorbent cotton. Leave
gins to grow rough stop the appli
cations and apply a salve, as zinc
an evening gown wlien the outer and
more protoctlvo wrap is cast aside.
But the beaded net coat is at Us
best and most beautiful, I think,
when, for lnstanco, white net Is cov
ered with closely massed myriads
of crystals, and when the shining
and, withal, supple folds are slightly
draped at the back Into the central
bondage of a great tasselled orna
ment of diamonds and crystal
This is tho only actual trimming
(and, indeed, the material It
self being so striking and decora
tive, no additional ornamentation
Is necessary or even desirable), but
then there is latd about tho shoul
ders a great wide scarf formed of
two perfect and pure white fox
skins the loveliest finish this, and
such a becoming one. too. But there
is still another addition, and attrac
tion, for when the wonderful white
wrap Is flung open, there Is re
vealed a lining of flame-colored vel
vet, whicli is about the most effec
tive possible foil for the outer and
somewhat cold-looking brightness.
to digest a huae
AS THE GROW FLIEB.
pHB da-.- mi drawing to a close.
Judge, Jurors, witnesses and law
yer all were growing weary. Coun
sel for the prosecution Was cross-examining-
"Exactly how far la It between the
two towns?" be asked at length.
For soros time the man stood think
"Abput four miles as the cry flows,'
came the answer,
"You mean as the flow cries!" re
torted the man of law.
The Judge leaned forward.
"No," he remarked suavely, means
as the fly crows." (
And they all looked at one another,
feeling that something was wrens?
NO HINTS TAKEN. "
p that clock rJghtT" asked the visi
tor, who had already outstayed
His hostess yawned.
"Oh, no!" she said. "That's the clock
we always call 'The Visitor.'"
The obdurate one sat down again.
"'The Visitor!"' he remarked.
" hat a curious name to give a
His horitrsn ventured an explanation.
"ou set-." she cuoed iumiiv
j sail It that because we can never make
And even then he failed to see the
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