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us that one of the most beautiful
things in the world and one of
the hardest to paint is a wom
an's back. Certainly a keen ob
server can afmost tell how a wo
man looks from the. front if she
walks behind her for a block or
You can tell if she is slovenly,
if she is lazy, if she is vain, if she is
old or young in spirit, if she is
coquetish, if she is strong minded
or if she is overworked, by just
looking at her back. "
I wish I could impress on every
woman who does me the hqnor to
read my little sermonettes on
beauty the importance of care for
every detail of her appearance.
After you have gotten your
face and hands into shape you
have only just begun. Indeed, I
think it is better to begin with
your feet and figure and leave
your face and hands until the last.
A good carriage means a
straight back, without an ugly
hump at the bzse of the head be
cause you are too fat without any
curving vetebra either at the
shoulders or the waist
To acquire a good back the
first thing to do is to stand and
walk on the balls of1 your feet.
About 'one woman in ten does"
this, and she is always called a
stylish woman and she always
has a straight back and well-set
One must be very careful not to
wear corsets which will raise
one's shoulders up. This is often
the case with the woman who is
growing stout, and nothing gives
& woman an uglier appearance
t than shoulders "hunched" up like
a prize fighter's.
Be careful not to sway your
hip when walking. I have seen
young girls who had the appear
ance of dislocating their hips
every time they took a step.
Dori't'sit "on the middle of your
back. Our grandmothers may
have been called a stiff-necked
generation," but at v least you
must give them credit for straight
backs as well.
Don't sleep on a high pillow.
This will round your shoulders
and give, you a double chin long
before your time. If you find a
little lump of fat coming between
your shoulders get one to jub it
with camphor. Let them beat
and jnawl it until the fat cells are
all broken. Be sure your collar
sets as well in the back as in front
and that it is fastened together
properly, that your belt and
placket is beyond cavil.
Look to see that there are no
scraggly locks hanging down
from your coiffeur, and when you
buy your fall hat be sure to get
the full-length back view of your
self in it befdre you decide
"Mercy," says some little girl
who wants to be pretty without
taking any trouble, "do all those
things go foward making a
straight back?" Yes, my dear,
you must do every one.
Tust one last woro-Let vour
back express a wholesome, well-VI
groomea, neaitny personality.
The man who is all "I's" ex
pects everyone else to be all ears,