Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1943 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
each side, half way to the knee, and
the space filled in with pleats or, on
tailor-made suits, with narrow ruffles
(generally three) of the cloth. This
is the skirt already known as the
Sashes of Roman silk will be worn
with tailor-made suits. All the suits
have the falling off Japanese collar.
The coats of these suits are very long
in the back, falling in straight lines
nearly to the knee, with pleats at the
side to give fullness. In the front
they are very short, of the kind we
have always known as "Eton jackets.
Some of these Eton fronts are round
ed like a bolero. Some are slashed
upward, showing an undervest of
All the hats worn by Madame Pa
quin's models were of two types. One
was small with a narrow straight
brim and a high' crown with regular
wreath-like trimming of silk dahlias
circling the crown. The other was
absolutely crownless, really just flat
ovals of straw set on top of the head
and poked over the face with the aid
of velvet streamers. All hats, bj the
way, are worn on the side.
A novelty in evening coats was
built exactly like a Mexican serape
or blanket cape, one side folding
about the wearer over the opposite
Madame Paquin's evening ' gowns
were entirely sleeveless, or else had
ong sleeves transparent to the elbow,
and from there down made opaque
by crystal or bead trimming. The
long sleeves fitted well over the hands
Nearly all the evening costumes
were practically backless, the back
consisting only of a narrow waist
band of the materials Sometimes the
expanse of flesh was veiled with tulle.
Madame Paquin showed one gown
of white chiffon printed in colored
medallions in which the bottpm was
finished with embroidered scallops.
Waists on all gowns were very
wide and natural.
Colors shown by Madame Paquin
.were a, blunted blue, very much like
Chinese larkspur, the new green ap
ple shade, a coffee and milk brown,
old-fashioned mulberry color that
our grandmothers loved, mustard
THE CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
THE EASIEST THING TO GIVE
"Come in and have dinner with
me," I said to Eliene Symone when
we arrived at my hotel after visiting
"Jack's chorus girl." "You said Har
ry was not to be home tonight and
you have never seen my rooms."
"I'll be glad to, Madge," she said.
"Oh, how pretty it all is," she ex
claimed as I opened the door. "Why,
Margie, do you know there is a more
homey look to this little place than
anywhere in my twenty-room castle
which we call 'the cottage'?"
She sank down into my favorite
'low chair with an almost envious
"You ought to be a happy woman,"
I said. "I do no think you have a
wish that you may not gratify."
She looked up quickly and then she
spoke: "Now, Madge, you know that
is a perfectly inane remark. Of
course, I have money just slathers
of it, but the one thing which I wish
for more than anything else it cannot
"I suppose you mean children," I
"Perhaps," she answered, "for a
child would give me what I long for
most a. knowledge that I was neces
sary to some one? and yet I some
times think that mothers are not par
ticularly necessary to rich children.
Do you know, Margie, I would be
supremely happy if I could do some
thing for some one that would make
him feel it was me that was working
for him and not my money?"