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Keep Looking Feminine
Women may match wits with men, but hearts are won by the tricks of the Victorian '80's ^ My/wa Drawing by Major Folton Modern women, though they demand freedom and equal opportunities with men, are anxious to preserve their feminine distinctions. And in 1940 when women match achievements with men. all along the line from big-game hunting to aviation, you see them delving into one of the most feminine eras of the ‘ past for ideas on beauty and dress. In this I quote Ruth Hammond, well known actress, who alludes to the Victorian influence on present day modes, which you see in almost everything from fashions to furniture. Miss Hammond, who plays her favo rite role as a Victorian beauty in a current Broadway hit, has done re search in the fashion and beauty books of that period. One of her sources is ihe "Guide to Feminine Charm," a beauty book of the '80's, written by her grandmother, Rosetta Smith Hammond. Though this young actress is as modern as any woman of the day, she thinks, and puts into practice, the belief that we could all take some hints from our grandmothers. “Feminine charm,” she says, “is a talent for being womanly in appear ance and behavior.” As for the aspects of feminine charm, here are some which Miss Hammond thinks are well worth considering. First she mentions a feminine figure and the key to that, in her opinion, is a small waist. Today you can rely upon simple, well-planned exercise rou tines and sane, slimming diets to achieve this mark of femininity, for which your grandmother frequently had to take a reef in her waist with tight laces You can also use deceptive tricks in dress to create the illusion of a stem-like waist — such, for instance, as a full sleeve that balloons out above the elbow. This one, of course, was known to our grandmothers. But we have other tricks which they never thought of. One is a wide shoulder line, built out with padding or dress maker details. Another is the unbelt od. litted-to-the-midriff, Princess type of dress, swung from wide shoulders and Hared out around the legs. Use this type of dress to build up an hour glass silhouette, with a cartwheel hat at the top and a belling hemline at the base — and you can seem to dwarf a waistline to almost nothing today. Next named are accents on the fem inine side of your persona! getup. If you wear tailor-mades, whip them to a froth with lingerie frills. A blouse, as foaming as a vanilla soda, etching the cut-away of a prim, dark suit, comes straight to us out of Victorian fashion books. Our flowered cottons, summer sheers, extravagant laces, printed silks, and softly colored wool ens are modem fabrics inspired by the materials our grandmothers used. Keep your accessories feminine in character. Ensembling your gown, like a well-dressed doll's, with shoes, hat, bag and gloves, creates as charm ing a picture today as it did in the '80’s. Thanks to the revival of Vic torian fashions, you can carry a quaint matching parasol for day-time wear and a coquettish fan for evening. Of Bangs and Pompadours Some of our most successful hair styles today get their inspiration from the ’80’s. One is the bang, which you see in every conceivable version. Our grandmothers thought this “frizz” was as softening to the face as a veil seemed to a hat. One important New York salon believes this too, and has tracked down styles in bangs for every type of face. They are calcu lated to give now, as then, the same pert look to the face, the same un studied fillip to a coiffure, and the needed flattery under a hat’s edge. The most popular of these Victor ian hair styles is the pompadour effect of the '80’s, prized again for its versa tility. For it, the edges of the curl can be turned upward toward the top of the head or downward toward the nose. Slicking our hair up from the temples is something else we borrow from our grandmothers. This was a trick to give their faces a lift. As for make-up, most of us can use some Victorian pointers on that, says Miss Hammond. One important hint is to depend more upon natural skin beauty than color camouflage. An other is to go easy on the eyebrow emphasis. Miss Hammond’s grand mother warned the readers of her beauty book: “If eyebrows are em phasized, this imparts a general air of fierceness.” There are, in the grand daughter's opinion, two modern types who can benefit from this advice. One is the girl with naturally dark, heavy brows; the other is the girl who bears down heavily on her eyebrow pencil. If you neglect keeping the lip tissue smooth, firm and fine-grained, you can mend your ways by adopting one of your grandmother’s beauty prac tices. The Victorians followed a daily routine both night and morning of rubbing on odorless castor oil, or a similar lubricant, until the skin was soft and smooth. WINGS IN THE NIGHT Continued from page ten nurse's uniform had got them through, for they were on the move again. Raeburn thought of Lili Breitner. She would be over the French lines now, flying at high altitude towards the southern slopes of the Vosges. He tried to picture her as the moment of • ordeal drew near — the blind plunge into space. She had courage, that young woman; she was crooked, but she had courage — The van stopped, and the doors were swung open. Venetia’s voice spoke crisply: "Down there we’ll find a path. We’re about a kilometer from the shore of the Ostinsee.” She seemed oddly calm. A few words to the driver, then she turned to Barthold: “We’ll go as quickly as you can manage it. Keep close behind me. We’re between two gun emplacements — we must look out for patrols.” Raeburn followed at the old man’s heels, and five minutes later they were crouching in some bushes by the side of a stream. The clink of boots on - pebbles drew nearer. A detachment on patrol halted a dozen yards away — then went on. Venetia stood up and listened; then Raeburn heard her telling Barthold to hurry. The path grew steeper, and he saw a faint sparkle of starlight on water. They were at the shore of the Ostinsee, and beyond its southern beaches were the foothills of the Swiss mountains. “The rowboat should be here — ” She had led them to a narrow inlet, and Raeburn heard the jingle of a chain. "Get in, Herr Barthold. Good by — and good luck! You'll find oars, Nick — ” “You’re coming,” he told her. "We mustn’t quarrel about it — please.” She touched his hand. “My job’s here, you know.” “You’re coming!” he said again. ^Listen. I didn’t mean to tell you. I had a message tonight. I leave Grd nenstadt in two days — on another job near the Siegfried Line. It’s all in the game!” There was a long silence. “Yes,” he repeated slowly, “I sup pose it’s all in the game.” He lifted her hand to his lips and stepped into the boat. In a few minutes he had stopped rowing, for he heard a quiet hail in the darkness. A black object loomed on the water. As they climbed over the rail, a powerful engine roared into immediate life and they began to move forward rapidly . . . In a private suite at the Hotel Wagner, Colonel von Siegen was en joying a final brandy and seltzer with a high officer of the Intelligence staff. “I had a narrow squeak tonight,” he said. “I nearly made a colossal blunder. A man who called himself Ruckert came to see me. He must have known we have an agent called Ruck ert in France. It’s a new way of get ting false information to us!” "How did you find him out?” he queried. “His fingerprints in his hotel bed room. I had them transmitted to the central office at Berlin. His general description tallied, but the finger prints were not our man Riickert’s.” "Where’s the fellow now?” "Flying back to France in one of our planes,” said von Siegen. “He’s going to make a parachute drop. I found I had just time to stop the plane, but I didn’t.” “Heavens! Why not?” “Because I thought of a sweeter revenge than that. I telephoned an order to the aerodrome. When the passenger jumps from the plane over the Vosges mountains — the para chute will fail to open!” Tht End Here’s How to Lose Ugly Fat withmmt «Hinting a hungry mmnnnt, nr taking straaaaas exercises ar drags IN every section of the country to day, women have marveled at the wonders of a safe, easy reducing method-which requires no strict diet lists; no strenuous exercises; no drugs. Increases energy as weight goes down. 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