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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 27, 1912, Image 8

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fairee sentences the whole science
of dressing well, A few years ago
a well-known woman's magazine
gave great praise to Helen Gould
because she came to a reception,
at which she was he- guest of
honor, in a very plain black tailor-made
coat and skirt and white
shirtwaist, yet Miss Gould' vio
lated the first and thir.d of those
principles she was not dressed
fittingly for the occasion, and the
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"quality and the relation to one's
means" were entirely lacking.
Women who have the money
should indulge in pretty clothes
it sets the wheels of commercial
activity going round; it lets you
and me. and every other woman
who works find something to do.
Every woman should dress as
Well as she can afford, as that
helps much to show off one's
physical good looks. But every
girl should understand that the
adoption of a meaningless fash
ion not only is a waste of money,
but a waste of strength and a low
ering of one's taste.
I never shall forget seeing a.
number of Irish emigrant girls
enter a boat at Queenstown for
America. Someone had told them
of the hats which were being
worn in this country and had sold
them a lot of the most awful-looking
hats possible. The morning
they embarked it was raining and
these girls came on board with
streams of red and yellow and
green running down their faces
fand over their skirts. Here and
there a colleen looked trim and
neat with "her plaid shawl tied
over her head, but the others, in
trying to be something they were
not, had become pathetic carica
tures. '
There is more real beauty m a
plaid shawl tied over one's head
than una cheap, flowered hat
which will spoil at first wearing
in sun or rain.
When you buy your fall hat,
remember that it probably will
have to be wqrn in some bad
weather and let it be of such ma
terial that the weather will not
affect it much.
Just One .Last Word You can
'gain the reputation of being very
well dressed if you appjy Miss
Tarbell's rules when you buy
your clothes,
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To save the loss of fruit juice
from soaking into the cloth, slip
jelly bags in boiling water and
wring as dry as possible before
using. '
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Night fishing from either a
boat X)f a boathouse is illegal on
1 the River Thames.
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