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New Prints, Bringing Cheer to Winter Season, Foretell Spring
Small Sprigged Pat terns Are Charminj for Daytime Weai and Designs Thai Give Effect of Large Splotches of Coloi on Dark or Lighi Ground Make Strik ing Dresses for For mal Wear. BY MARY MARSHALL. FIGURED prints are with us again They have come, as they usual! do at this time of the year, as i very early harbinger of Spring We see them in the wardrobes o women who are going to spend the nex few weeks at Southern resorts or cruis Ing through Southern waters. But they are also presented for thi approval of the woman who stays a home through choice or necessity. Thi dressmakers and saleswomen offer then as just the thing to wear under the lonf cloth or fur coat. And even though yoi may have decided a few months ag< never to wear prints again, you wil doubtless be persuaded to buy one o: two of these new ones. The very fac that they have been less in evidence within the past few months gives then an air of distinction that they definite! lacked when nlT”' women out of ten yoi met were wearing a print of some sort And besides that, the new’ print! really are exceptionally attractive. Ap parently the fabric makers this yeai have decided to confine their effort! almost exclusively to the prints tbal really are fit to print. Even ir the less expensive silks one sees very few of the hodge-podge combina tions of color and design that did sc much to bring about a reaction against prints of si! sorts a few months ago. * * * * TV'OW that prints have definitely been revived, there are doubtless mans women who will wear them, as they did once before, for almost every conceiv able occasion. They will wear prints for offloe hours, for travel, for shopping and for housework. They will weai them to church, to card parties and to dances, and when Summer comes thej may wear them for gardening and tennis. One thing that has made prints pop ular with many women in the past is that they make it unnecessary to settle the question of color. Cousin Jane hasn’t decided on her color scheme foi the coming Spring. She may choose navy blue or she may choose beige. If it is being worn, and again she may de cide on green. Until she decides she Is a little reticent about buying an all green. dress or an all-beige dress or one of navy blue. But if she sees a com plicated sort of print that contains four or five colors of the rainbow she will be persuaded to buy it under the misap prehension that it will go well enough with anything. Another thing that has recommended prints in the past is the conviction that they do not show water spots, dust or wrinkles. That makes them more prac tical than plain tones. Complicated prints, according to this theory, are even more practical than dots or stripes or simple geometrical designs because their outlines are less distinct. * * * * 'T'HIS point of view probably did prints more harm than good. It gave them a wide popularity, but brought them into some disrepute among cer tain fastidious women, and eventually brought about the importance of plain toned materials. With the new prints there will be far less danger of overpopularity than there was with the more complicated prints that were worn several seasons ago. Whatever your prejudices may be, you will find these new prints delightful. And if you are feeling a trifle depressed during these Midwinter days, our advice is to go to your favorite dress shop or department store and Invest in one ol these new printed dresses, cr to gc where you will find a large, good assort ment of dress goods and buy 5 or 6 yards so that you can make a print dress for yourself. For the useful little dress that you may wear at once under your Winter coat you will probably choose one of the small floral or sprig designs, in two or three tones, or possibly one of the larger all-over designs. You must really see these new prints to realize the new quality that distinguishes them from pints of other years. * * * * pOR the more formal afternoon and evening dress there are designs that give the effect of large spots of color without detracting from the good design of the dress. There is every reason to believe that prints will play an Important part In early Spring fashions and that the little print dresses that you buy now to add a note of cheer to your Winter ward robe will be useful in April and May. | In the advanced showings of Spring clothes in Paris more than one impor tant dressmaker has offered costumes consisting of dresses of printed silk with hip-length Jackets of flannel or light weight wool. Guest Room Should Be Made Comfortable T^ON'T feel that you must offer your house guests the best rooms In your house, If to do so means that members of the family have to be turned out of their usual quarters. Of course, If you have no regular guest room, and in order to accommo date them and your family some must sleep In the garage or on a lounge In the hall or on a cot In the children’s room, then it is only ordinary courtesy to do this yourself and to give the guest your own more comfortable quarters. But if there Is any sort of a spare room —that is decently warm in Winter and cool in Summer—it is a far wiser plan to let your guests occupy this even though it may not be so well furnished or so large as your own room. The most important thing is to have a really comfortable bed in the guest room Then It doesn't matter so much if the rest of the furniture is of a more or less miscellaneous sort. Almost any guest would feel more comfortable In a room of this sort than In the perfect ly furnished room which he felt he had turned his host out of in order to oc cupy. New Aprons Appeal. J JAVE you seen the new aprons? Not just maids’ aprons or nurses’ aprons or practical work aprons for the woman who does her own housework, but what used to be known as “ladies’ aprons.” They are made of sheer cotton mate rial in printed flower design and many of them are trimmed with lace. “Hostess aprons” you might call them, because they are Just the thing to wear when you are serving afternoon tea informally to a friend or two. The college girl—who might once have scorned anything so frankly domestic— now has her little apron to wear when she prepares a dormitory spread. The young business woman who usually > takes her own dinner out, but who will cook dinner for you in her small kitch enette as a special honor, must also have an apron of this sort, and if It Is »ne of the lace-trimmed sort she may 'proudly leave It on through the meal. You will need one to wear when you prepare and serve Sunday night sup per »• when the cook is out. DARK GROUNDS IN SMART CONTRASTS. Black with green and blue deftly patterned over its surface is the color scheme of this dress. which is made more interesting by the draped collar wound- around the body in a soft tied belt. Model’s Beauty Secrets Show Valuable Methods I Vf ARGUERITE AGNIEL is the vivid fulfillment of the dreams of countless women. Because of the rippling perfection of her body, she has become the favorite model of many of the great artists in America and Europe. Born in Princeton, Indiana, she grew up in a lively household with four sisters and two brothers, all of them led merri ly on in their education by a French father who loved flowers and fine horses, and a mother of English descent who was a musician. “Our house was a lot like the San gers' house in ‘The Constant Nymph,’ *’ she says, “and every one of us, my mother and father included, felt that life was just packed with significance. I guess that was why all of us had such an uninhibited time. We were all too busy to stop and warn the others to be careful. "Incidentally, I learned more about life from my father’s horse books than I ever learned from my school teacher.’’ When she was 17 she was seriously ill, but out of that illness she dragged herseif by a series of physical exercises which she learned from animals in the zoo. “If most women could be as graceful as the elephant,” she said, “or as well adjusted to their environment as the Brazilian sloth, who knows all there is to know about inverted exercise, or if women who want to have beautiful j bodies could learn to quiver their mus cles the way a horse does when he shakes off flies, we would all be far happier and a lot easier to gaze upon.” When Marguerite Agniel first began to pose she had had experience as a dancer, and had developed her own sys tem of pantherlike exercise which had won the enthusiastic approval of such world-famous critics as Havelock Ellis, Sigmund Spaeth and Ruth St. Denis. And above all other qualifications she possessed a perfect body and knew how to dramatize it according to the needs of the picture she was posing for. Nevertheless, for an entire year she had to pose for a dollar an hour. “If any woman thinks being a model is a romantic profession, let her try to hold a simple pose for half an hour,” she says. “Every muscle in her body will ache and her expression will hardly be fit to paint. “All women can make themselves more beautiful than they are. If every woman will stand before her mirror and study herself with a detached view point, she will find some features that are lovely enough to emphasize. “Let her think of herself as a picture. She will soon unconsciously use her body and her face to interpret that pic ture in her mind to the world. And she will soon find herself much lovelier in every w'ay.” Success came rapidly after the first year. The artist, Robert Henri, used Miss Agniel constantly and loved to say to her, “Sometimes you are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, at other times you are plain.” Ben All Haggin, Leo Lentelli and many other great artists found the tall, supple body of this Indiana girl an in spiration to outstanding work. When Warren Davis first painted her he ad mitted that all his life he had been painting girls like her. but that she was the first girl he had ever seen who looked like his pictures. Sometimes Miss Agniel poses as a seductive Javanese court dancer, at other tunes as a saintly, ethereal type, then again as the embodiment of youth and freedom, and often as a poised, classical type. Her ability to Interpret all the human emotions with her face and body has made her invaluable to creative artists. - —-1 Make Eyelashes Longer TP your own eyelashes aren’t all they 1 ought to be, buy a little envelope of them. Glue them on, one by one, cr have somebody do it for you, and you will get the feel of eyelashes that sweep the cheek. Some poet who had looked into somebody’s eyes too long once remarked that the eyes are the windows of the soul. But the soul is more interesting when it is veiled. Eyelashes do the trick. The eyelashes come very long, li you are gluing on your own, take a tweezer, put an eyelash in it, dip it in a small bottle of glue which comes with the eyelashes, and fasten it al most at the end of your original lashes. It takes about an hour to do both eyes. The bottom lashes aren’t sup posed to be included in the process. A | line of eyebrow pencil and mascara will t do enough for them. For three hours after the eyelashes have been added you must let them \ dry. After that mascara is perfectly [ safe. For three or four months your eye lashes will do all sorts of beguiling things to your eyes. When they start to come off, they will do it gradually. You will have plenty of warning that it is*time to buy another envelope. Water, tears, swimming are supposed to affect the artificial beauty aids no more t^an they would your own eye lashes. Just the same, there are some beauticians who suggest that creams, instead of soap and water, should be used for cleansing the area around the eyes. These eyelashes are made from real hair. Most of them are brownish-black. Every woman knows that her lashes should be darker than her hair to have the proper effect. After the eyelashes are firmly added to the shorter fringe that na ture gave you, the matter of cutting them arises. You may make any sort of a dazzling curve that you want to. An even sweep, a curve, a line that is very coy and subtle or one that is quite dignified and aloof are just wait ing for you to make up your mind. Curl them up, if you want to. They are more than long enough. The process of removing the eye lashes is very easy. A bottle of liquid remover is part of the outfit. Put some of it on a daub of cotton, close the eye, and brush down on the lashes. Beauticians will perform the service for you or show you how to do it 1 yourself. ...i ii- in nil ' « Shelves for Your Rooks QNCE upon a time books stood In solemn rows in rooms set apart for them. They were kept behind glass doors. Dust might hurt them. But today, if you want your living room to be gay and bright you must let your books stay in the sunlight. Glass doors are out. .They always were a nuisance. Before a book could be taken out the door had to be opened. When the old-fashioned sliding doors were used, some unwieldy volume was always certain to get in the way. Low shelves, of course, are always best. And the most interesting effect 1s gained if you paint the inside of them a gay color. Red makes an Interesting lining. Especially if you have a red leather lounging chair in the room or a Chinese red maga zine rack. Yellow is also quite effective. And green, too, has its points. Built-in bookcases are the most practical. However, if your house isn’t arranged that way you will be sure to have a wide space somewhere that seems to call for books. Watch the height. Don't put your books too far obove your bead. Volumes that you don’t use belong in a museum or in the attic, not in the rooms where you live. Bookcases should be in proportion with the rest of your furniture. There is a trend today to arrange pottery, an odd brass teakettle from an old curiosity shop, or a pewter candlestick that looks historic among the books. In case you haven’t enough books to fill a wide group of shelves, this scheme will help you until your library grows. The return of the secretary also gives you an opportunity to find a place for books. Of course, In this case glass doors are essential. They are part of the scheme. Nurseries and children’s play rooms are featuring their own built-in book cases, also. If the play room doesn’t have this feature, miniature cases can be bought to hold Mother Ooose, Red Riding Hood, and so on. Eggshell Satin Blouse With Brown Suit ‘‘J HAVE a brown cloth suit that Is heavy enough to wear all Winter save on the coldest days. I am wearing It now with an eggshell silk crepe blouse, but would like something that does not show the soli so quickly. Would a blouse of matching brown silk crepe, with light, removable lingerie and cufTs, be in good style?” This Is a reader’s question. Darker blouses are worn this season, but wearing lingerie collars and cufTs Is not advised. Interestingly enough, lingerie collars and cuffs are worn with dresses but are not worn with separate blouses. A green silk crepe or aatin blouse might be worn with the brown suit or one might wear one of Spanish tile, which goes well with most dark shades of brown. < SIMPLE LINES AND ACCESSORIES FOR PRINTED DRESSES. The figure above at the right wears a lovely afternoon or informal evening dress of white crepe figured in black, in a design that loses the importance of its detail in the greater importance of the dress as a whole. At the left is one of the new all-over patterns in two or three colors—Spanish tile and brown and green on beige. In the narrow panel are the sort of accessories that look best with figured dresses—monotone and simple. Brown for prints with brown in them—green, black, blue, according to the color of the figure and background. Centerpiece Gives Charm WITH CANDLES. Use four candles, one a foot In from each comer of table, with center bowl of fruit. China, glass, pewter, silver, brass or bronze for the bowl. Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears for the fruit at this time of year. Use five candles, one in center, four others symmetrically arranged around the one, eight or ten inches distant, so that the heat from one won’t melt the others. Artificial fruit may be used effectively with candles. WITH FLOWERS. Fresh flowers are always lovely; when they are expensive they can be used in attractive holders to make them go father. One rose and a little asparagus in each of four small vases, arranged with single or double candle holders, makes an attractive centerpiece. A low bowl of green and flowers, with four candles grouped around it, is always in good taste and effective. In the daytime, the bowl of flowers alone is lovely. If there is plenty of green there need be only a few flowers. Sometimes hall a dozen roses or carnations arranged flat of the table with asparagus fern make a lovely decoration. Of course, the roses die, but the effect is delightful with a small outlay. A little fem dish or a few candles, for the home dinner, make a most attractive show day after day. Milliners Are Victorious In Trimmed Hat Vogue SIX or seven years ago milliners in Paris were seriously concerned over the universal acceptance among women of untrimmed hats. It seemed likely, said they, that “le chapelier" would usurp the place of “la modiste." Mere hat makers were taking the business away from milliners—artisans against artists. Fortunately a change took place. The plain felt cloche went out of style, and now there is as great an opportunity for the artistic talents of the milliner as one could wish. True enough, the feather-trimmed Eugenie hat was of short duration and lavish trimming of feathers and flowers does not appeal to well dressed women, but huta at the present time show a wide variety of shapes, and what the trimming lacks in quantity it makes up in ingenuity. The type of hat that is attracting most attention is the very small brim less shape that may be worn without interfering with the generously propor tioned fur collar. These new hats are light of weight and fairly soft, but they still possess considerable formality. They are made of felt or sometimes of grosgraln silk. Usually they tilt down at the right side and show more of the hair at the left than the right, and they are trimmed with small quills or feather fancies, with small bows or ribbon or with braids of felt or wool. From Paris come reports of all sorts of smed! ornaments on the new hats. Several very smart French women wear hat pins for ornamentation—two stuck in one side of a beret for ornamentation, for Instance. Sometimes they are pearl headed, sometimes gilt or silver. And, sometimes crystal. They are, of course, not thrust in carelessly, but are put in by the milliner who designs the hat as part of its line and foundation. Flowers, now and then, but in unusual ways. Whether flower-trimmed hats will come in with the Spring or not nobody knows. They may. At all events, the hats Paris is wearing at the moment oc casionally utilize flowers to make them selves more beautiful. The smartest idea just now is to have a pair <Sf flowers, one placed a little above the other at the side of the hat—the left side. The Iiouls XVI hat ft something that suggests another new trend. It is tilted high at the back, off the hair—you know the coiffure of ladies in the reign of that King were so elaborate, back and front, that hats^ere just little pancakes tilted on the hair and wished on, one supposes, with pins or ribbons. The modern Louis XVI hat is tilted down over the eyes, and is high at the back. It has a line quite different from that of the Eugenie hat. In the new hats that have gone South there are a good many most attractive ones of the modified sailor sort. Their rather narrow brims are often tilted up a bit rakishly at the left side. Their trimming consists chiefly of ribbon I bands and bows. Sometimes the ribbon of the band is pulled through slits at the left side of the brim, which is turned up. And the ends are tied under the turned-up brim in a smart bow. -. Unbleached Aprons. Aprons made of unbleached muslin are decorated with appliqued flowers in gay colors, sometimes with pockets of brick-red muslin like flower pots, with flowers growing above them. They are used for housework aprons. Make them in a big, enveloping fashion, of a kind that cover the frock completely and stay in place securely on the shoulders. For children, too, unbleached muslin makes good aprons. You can put on borders of little ducks or kittens or flowers, cut out of colored muslin, and run on with colored threads. You can put on pockets shaped like animals. Remember that on any apron this year the pocket may be emphasised. Pockets are in high fashion. . .•-. Magnesia for Silk, Dry magnesia is usually successful I in removing grease-marks from silk. Rub It on with a bit of flannel, hold ing the garment near the fire to melt the grease. For finer fabrics make a mixture of one quart of rain water, two ounces of ammonia, one teaspoon ful of saltpeter and one ounce of soap, cut up finely. Shake well and rub a little on the stain. Dyed Laces, Youth; Black Lace, Dignity A WOMAN of 45 the other day said that she thought lace evening dresses made her look older than she was “And I ought to know,” she said. "Year in, year out, since I was married I have had a lace evening dress on hand, for my husband likes them. But, really, they are a bit old looking.” She hadn’t seen some of the new lace dresses or she wouldn’t have said that about them. Some of them are the most demure and youthful looking things you cad imagine. One of that sort is of Irish lace—baby Irish—and is made with a narrow bertha over the shoulders and a wide, soft red suede belt about a slightly raised waistline. Then there is the lace that is dyed pale pink—one of the sheer laces, like Spanish lace. It is most youthful look ing. Angel-skin lace—peau d’ange, as it is called in Paris—is one of the new est things in lace. It has a lusterless finish, but it is nevertheless a glazed finish. It is dyed to the light colors, and is specially suitable for evening dresses. Doubtless the black lace evening dress has a good deal of dignity, and does make us look older. That’s one of its charms—that it has dignity and formality on all occasions. There is always room for a dress of that de scription. And this year some of the black lace evening dresses are made with most attractive matching Jackets, or with Jackets of satin, velvet or fur. Colors Are Taken From Gay Chintz TT'S time to look about the house and see w’hat new is needed. And then it’s time to count the pennies and see what of those needed things we can get. Not all of them, of course. But there are some that we must get and there are others that we can surely afford—and that will surely make the house look more attractive. In this second class come sofa cush ions and all other small pillows. It’s a wonderful time to renovate them, be cause the fabrics to cover them with are lower in price than they have been for ages. Add to that fact that the fabrics are most charming to look at and you’ve a double reason for cover ing every shabby cushion in sight. One sort of cushion is the big one for the floor. Sometimes we call it a pouffre. It’s knee high—not to the proverbial grasshopper—but to a full sized person. It’s covered with any of a number of materials—leather, ve lours, suede, rep, anything substantial and strong. Then, at the other end of the scales, is the tiny, soft cushion to pile up on the chaise longue or bed or couch. It is covered with finest batiste, lace trimmed or eyelet trimmed. The sheer white cover is mounted over blue or pink satin, sometimes. The whole thing ts as dainty as a baby pillow. Sometimes these little pillows are covered with silk, and at Christmas charming, little packages of two or three of them were sold—sometimes covered with velvet. -% .- , Five hundred privately-owned busses have Just been placed in operation in the streets of Athens and Piraeus, Greece, and 150 more will be added shortly. LITTLE FLOWERS EFFECTIVELY USED. Demure, quaint, pretty? Perhapi. But also very much of the minute are the new sprigged designs. The one illustrated in the lovely frock in the sketch shows a pattern of brown on beige. Magenta Comes Back As Purple Gains Favor One of Hard Colors, Not Always Becoming, But Always Smart and Distinguished. lyjAGENTAI You've doubtless heard it spoken of as one of the new strong colors favored for evening wear, and you doubtless know the purple red tone that goes by this name. But you may not know how the color got its name. The story goes back 76 years to the time when the first artificial dyestuff was discovered. It was the first of the so-called aniline dyes and because of its pale violet shade was called "mauve”—the French word for the mallow flower. Experiments with aniline went on and three years later French chemists discovered a dye yielding a purplish red color of a very striking sort. It happened that at this time the French and Italian troops were fighting the Austrians in Northern Italy and when the Franco-Italian troops defeated the Austrians at the town of Magenta, Italy, the new color was given the name of the popular victory—and within an amazingly short time women in Amer ica as well as Europe were accepting this vivid shade as the latest fashion. About the same time another victory took place at Solferino, Italy, and another new aniline color of a vivid purplish pink that had just been dis covered was given the name of this triumph. Solferino also became a fashionable color, but it did not at tain the lasting fame of the deeper tone of magenta. Magenta Is not what you would call a pretty color, and it is usually not especially becoming, but, like a num ber of rather hard colors, it carries conviction, and in a season like the present when vivid colors of the more defiant sort are in favor It makes a definite appeal to the well-dressed woman. This season magenta is definitely an evening color. It is used for the one color formal gown of sophisticated lines in satin or crepe and sometimes pro vides the touch of contrasting color on a dress of pastel tone—by way of a girdle or shoulder strap of twisted velvet. Magenta is also used for some of the new hostess pajamas and negli gees. The revived interest in magenta is all part of the comeback of purple, which has been going on here and there for some months. Ofen the strong color note of an eve ning costume is introduced by way of 4 short jacket—usually of transparent velvet, though sometimes of satin. Pure white satin evening dresses are worn with jackets of emerald green, ruby red, sapphire blue, deep purple or occasion ally of magenta or that other reddish purple tone we call fuchsia. And these short jackets are frequently left on din ting the entire evening. |—STYLES—| Lace Knit Scarfs White for Sportswear Velvet in Evening Old Jewels Reset Many Colors Used Velvet Ribbon Sash tf"',AP and scarf sets, not cap and bells, are in vogue nowadays. All sorts of sets, for all sorts of tastes and all sorts of purses. A smart young thing appeared recently in a crazy quilt tam and scarf, the tam perched jauntily atop her pretty head, the scarf wrapped round her throat in a warm and comfortable manner. The wool fabric of the set was combined in squares of a dozen colors, purple, red, green, orange, blue yellow in many shades. T ACE-KNIT fabric, corduroy, vel veteen, jersey and all sorts of new knitted fabrics are used for the smart cap and scarf sets that young girls like this Winter. At the Northern re sorts, where skating and skiing, snow shoeing and tobogganing are indulged in, these smart, gay sets are a delight. O'ERE are some of the names used A1 to describe the colors of the new negligees: Tea rose, banana, turquois, coral, Nile, crabapple. YyHITE is much used for sportswear. ’’ White jackets, white gloves and caps and white sweaters. Suede jack ets of white are specially good-looking. VyASHABLE capeskin gloves with re ' ’ movable inner linings of wool are among the useful things you can buy at the glove counter. The inner lining may need washing, too, but it will come through the laundering process much more satisfactorily if it is washed separately than if it is washed with the leather. pRINT dresses for evening wear in 1 the South are often made with jackets of plain material. The effect is most attractive. AND for daytime wear in the South —which probably foretells day time fashions in Spring in the North— there are print dresses with full-length coats of thin wool. VyiTH snow on the ground, or at any ” rate a possibility, white evening gowns have been much worn in the big Northern cities throughout the holiday festivities. Often gowns of white crepe are much decorated with pearls and shimmering sequins. 'yrELVET evening dresses, much in ’ vogue, are made in every possible style. Some of most striking lines are ■ made like Elizabethan gowns, with stiff ened skirts and square-cut, ruffed necks. 1 - i AT a debutante’s party .the other i night the debutante wore a most i stately gown of velvet, cut in clinging | lines. Incidentally, at her party the ] waiters wore green Windsor ties. It’s i such a bore to have trouble Identifying the guests from the waiters—and this was a big party, with lots of waiters as well as lots of guests. A LOT of women are getting out *"*• their old jewelry and having it reset. The old gold and silver settings hide much of the beauty of the stones. At comparatively small cost the stones can be reset In most modern fashion. There is a vogue for really precious jewelry, you know. 'T'HE combination of colors indulged A In by some of the great designers is most interesting. Some of them make costumes consisting of skirt of one color, blouse of another, jacket of a third. The accessories used bring all the colors into charming harmony. TO LACK velvet ribbon for a sash on 15 a dress of black or color Is the choice of many smart women. One new frock of sheer black chiffon is most simply made, with picot-edged cap sleeves, draped bodice, long flaring skirt, its/only trimming a wide black ribbon tied In a big perky bow at the front. AT a smart dance the other night the debutante guest of honor wore a white velvet gown with a red velvet sash. A PLEATED, pinked taffeta ruchlng’ about the lower edge of a long lace evening frock was the high note on another dress that attracted at tention. COME of the new evening wraps show ° wide velvet ties to fasten the fur collars—in a big bow at the front. T-JAVE you noticed how the hems of A1 some of the haring lace dresses are stiffened? With horsehair. This is a time when an old-fashioned detail can produce a most new-fashioned effect. TADE, coral and other semi-precious J stones are used for the clasps of some of the loveliest evening hand bags. There are pretty imitations, too, of these stones that make similar handbags. There are pretty Imitations, too, of these stones that make similar handbags a possibility for women with less money to spend. Pajamas Game West From Far-Off India PACK to India we must go to dis cover the prototype of the modern sajama costume. And your dictionary will tell you. if you take the trouble to ook it up, that it comes from two Hin ioo words—"pae,” meaning leg, and ■jama,” meaning garment. The origi nal pajama was no more than a "leg j garment,” the usual sleeping and neg ige attire of men in India. The coat, vhlch was added as a matter of con tention by the English in India, had nothing to do with the original pajama. For years the pajama in England and America was worn exclusively by men, >ut eventually venturesome women i lared to adopt it, and now it has been - to generally accepted as part of worn- . ■n's wardrobe that It la no longer gon ddered even mannish. Incidentally, the J iresent feminine pajama costume bears tactically no resemblance to the la lian original.