For the HOME DRESSMAKER
NOVEL HAIR ORNAMENTS
AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS
PUFFS and curls have had their
sway, and there is an evidence
of a simpler arrangement of tfie
evening coiffure which will be
Joyfully accepted by all women who
wish to wear their own hair till the
end. Many women have adopted the
new swirled effect, which is produced
by winding the hair in straight strands
?round the head. For those who are
biassed with thick hair a heavy braid
la coiled over the sides and top. A
flat effect Is much favored, and this
presages the banishment of rolls and
enormous false additions.
But what the hair lacks In ornate
ness is supplied by lovely decorative
tends. These are fiat, and are used
to confine soft locks to the head. If
purchased at the jeweler's they are
expensive and beyond the purse of
many young girls and women. From
the suggestions which have come to us
from Paris there is an opportunity to
make many successful Christmas gifts
?lovely hair ornaments for your
friends. A woman can easily employ
her knowledge of a friend's outfit and
tastes to excellent advantage In de
ciding Just which one of these models
will make the most acceptable gift.
The materials cost little and these or
naments are very quickly made.
A novel arrangement of gauze or
satin ribbon is shown on the first fig
ure at the left. Three pieces of rib
bon a~out two inches in width are
sewn together at one end and are
plaited in a loose braid.
At each end of this ribbon braid a
cabochon of pearls or gilt or silver
beads is attached. These round orna
ments can be purchased or made at
home. Beads strung on a fine wire
and wound Ja concentric circles will
give this effect.
For your young girl friend a simpler
model would perhaps be better. Pur
chase ribbon about five Inches wide
of a color which she favors, and
which favors her. It may be silver or
gold tissue, or lustrous satin. At one
?nd of the ribbon tie a knot and add
another out end. Pass the length
around the head and mark the opposite
?Ide of this band by another knot,
nnder which sew two ends. A hook
and eye are all that is necessary to
hold this pretty band In place. The
ends and knots should be neatly sewn
and the Joining place effectually con
Or perhaps the strands of beads are
more to your liktag? Two pieces of
wire form the foundation. Any color
of large beads can be selected. These
two bands should be attached at om
Place, so that a narrow effect can ha
retained at the back. The supplenesl
of the wire enables the wearer to
widen them in the front at her will
The wreath of leaves Is quite new
and very Inexpensive. On a fiat wire
?ew the dull leaves which you have
picked up in the millinery depart
ment. A row on each side and an ir
regular central line of leaves are
sufficient. The Lund uoes not meet in
front. Some of these leafy models
have tiny crystal beads dotted over
the surface, to simulate dewdrops. Ar
tificial flowers can be used to carry out
this same Idea.
The last model la a combination of
silver gause and pearls.- On a strip of
this tissue turn s narrow hem and sew
pearl beads. At one end of the band
make two loops and an end. A hook
under these will fasten In an eye on the
other end. and there is one of the pret
tiest ornaments that can grace a lovely
head. Black net .edged with gold beads,
or any colored net with beads of con
trasting colore, is worthy of being used
for this model.
When we realize the Importance of
carrying the idea of an evening costume
up to the hair, these new ornaments
FRENCH FASHION NOTES
PARIS. Nov. 25.
THAT the modistes over here are
active in changing modes is
world-renowned. The Pariaienne
is ever ready to accept innovations and
loves to appear at well-known public
places dressed in the latest sensational
changes in hat and gown.
VVeli-coUIed hair nas excellent oppor
tunity for display under the upturned
brims of the new boat-shaped turbans.
These have high, rolling sides which
n.ect in a point at the front.
The very large, exaggerated form of a
Napoleon hat is also worn bv many
stylish women. It is made of blark
velvet, and the points descend well down
over the tars, while a rosette of rib
bon is jauntily tixed on one side.
During the last few days an ex
traordinary popularity has arisen for
Bows fashioned from bands of multi
colored feathers are used for trim
ming felt and velvet hats and toques.
Ti e new kind of "goura" plume aD
pears as the only trimming on somo
large velvet or long-haired felt hats.
The threadlike hair* of this peculiar
feather are wide apart, and this new*
plume pierces the turned-up brim of the
large cavalier shapes.
Malson Blanc is showing a splendid
Collection of children's clothes. This
nouse has exerted everv effort to supply
attractive outfits for little French boys
And girls. A pale blue cloth coat has
a collar of squirrel. It is belted in like
a Russian blouse, and there is a fur
Russian toque to match. This has a
crown of blue cloth and a stiff little
quill at the side.
White rabbit fur coats, with quaintly
shaped bonnets trimmed with fur, are
For girls of 14 or It years corduroy is
popular. Scarlet and blue serge dresses,
made in Russian style and trimmed with
tiny gilt buttons,'are being shown in
many sheps that make a specialty of
With these serge suits tweed coats of
gray or brown are worn, and rough
beaver hate, simply trimmed, complete
the outdoor costume.
Moire in the most gorgeous shades,
embroidered and trimmed with fringe
or cord, is said to be holding its own.
This is not hard to believe when one
glances at the magnificent evening
wraps seen at the theaters.
Martial Arznand has introduced a long
floral mousseline scarf for evening wear
which bids fair to be popular. It is
broad, and has a long trailing design of
flowers running up the entire length.
Bach flower is appllqued upon the
mousseline, while the pale green leaves
are embroidered with silk. No flower
seems too large or too small to be used
on these latest novelties. Indeed, they
ci.me as a lovely relief from the popu
lar beads. ELOISE.
suggest delectable gifts for our friends.
No woman can possess too many; every
feminine heart will appreciate one as a
Christmas gift. For busy women they
solve the question of what to give, and
solve It in an Inexpensive way.
^'-IERE i? comfort In the thought
I tnat nowadays women can resort
?*- to becoming outing hats when
they contemplate strolls through the
country or business trips to town.
Ever ready are these good-looking
models to be snatched up and adjusted
without a lengthy studying of lines be
fore a glass.
Outing hats are rough and smooth, and
are trimmed with all kinds of material.
A general tailored effect Is adhered to,
but the Idea has departed from the
stiff, scarf-adorned felt of a few years
The smooth beaver Is particularly good
looking In its simplicity. Its large, soft
brim Is turned up at the side and held
In place by a caboehon of brown suede.
This material is wrapped around the
crown. No fear of sudden storms need
worry the owner of this becoming shape,
and it is an easy venture to assert that
the wear and tear of a season wlH n#
EVEN a factotum could not assign
a valid reason for the wearing,
by unobtrusive persons and with
ordinary street clothes, of oar
lain glaring absurdities. There Is, for
instance, the large brooch?a miniature
in efTect, of the wise virgin with her well
tilled lamp. She's a veiled lady, quit*
well known and after some famous
painting; which makes her not one whit
less reprehensible as a breastpin.
She is no more to be sanctioned aa a
chest decoration than a great-grand
father. done in ivory and mounted on
gold, with somebody's plaited hair at
the back of his frame. These treasures
should be kept for inspection or hidden
from sight in their blue velvet, satin
The stamp of approval goes out with
certain correct apparel, and the death
warrant accompanies other vagaries at
their very first inception. These dis
tinctions are felt by the discriminating
only, and a knocking or hammerlng-in
process is necessary to keep the atro
city from becoming too prevalent.
There Is, happily, an 'Eternal fitness"
that is pervasive to a certain extent
and which prevents the womanly hand
from tacking a $50 plume on to a 50
cent "Charlie" hat. It withdraws ths
foot, too, on Its way into the tan
walking boot when about to trip forth
with the black velvet gown.
There should exist a natural Inclina
tion toward the regular leather shades
for gloves and the shopping bag, but
the deep-dyed accessories?the regal pur
ple pocketbooks and emerald belts
tempt the seeker after novelties, not
withstanding their resemblance to such
monstrosities as the far-famed purple
cow and the forgotten green carnation.
Chamois gloves, it is understood, are
not worn with party frockd; but there
are mistaken mortals who will not
learn that wr'nkled gloves should
wrinkle; they are not intended to be
smoothed to a nicety from the wrist to
A topaz coronet on the hair is queen
ly, but not suited tr *he most simple of
semi-evening dresses in cashmere or
wool crepe, and the dinner gown it not
Intended for the concert, nor Is the
bridgo gown a sensible market dress.
Admonitions on these critical points
are of little avail; it would seem that
persistent knocking alone may bring
the response. Publio comment ought
to prove effective, but does not. Wom
an inclined to wear the irrelevant ar
ticle will do it. Knowing woman will
affect Its general looks.
Wings are used in a becoming 11ns on
the rough blue beaver. The brim !?
turned to the crown, and from the point
of attachment blue iridescent feathers
spread out on each Bide. A fan-shaped
ornament of silk is placed at ths front,
while a band of the Earns swathes ths
In smaller form the outing hat Is just
as attractive. Beaver cloth is trimmed
with Dresden silk draped around the
crown. Cordlike loops are spread out
upon the brim. There is a trig sugges
tion about this hat which is hard to
An outing hat Is very easily made. The
field of materials and lines is wide, and
there is no excuse for the absence of
this necessary shape for rough-and
Belts and Buckles
HE return of the blouse and sepa
rate skirt restores the sash and
belt to favor, and some attraotlve
styles of leather and silk are ready for
Satiny folds encircle the waist 11ns,
while scarf ends are knotted at the
back. Leather in supple form Is studded
with stones and beads.
Belts are wide, and this, of course, Is
Joyful news to women who have strug
gled for smartness with narrow bands
at their waists. Under five Inches of
shirred or folded silk a multitude of
sins against neatness can be bidden.
Nearly every belt must have its large
buckle. This important part of the girdle
is sometimes four Inches in width. Some
are highly polished, while others are
made as a concession to the liking for
antique and barbaric designs.
Jewels are introduced with filigree and
carvingj. the color of the stones being
a reflection of that of the silk or
Heavy silk thread and cord are em
broidered in motifs that hint of ths
East In both color and design.
Look to your belts in thisdsy of the
return of the waist line. They can make
or mar ths appearance of your cos turns.
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