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THE LATEST FASHION FANCIES
FASHIONS FANCIES IN EVENING HEADWEAR Brilliant Effects for Opera and Ballroom- Ostrich Ornaments Again in Vogue - Flower Pieces That Are Becoming to All Ages - Scarfs and Hoods - The Evening Hat, Its Trimming and Color. 80 fascinating are the winter's fanciea In dressy heedwear that one Is tempted to dub them, instead of the coiffure they are destined to adorn, "woman's crown ing glory." All sorts of new and fetching Ideas are displayed within the glass confines of brilliantly lighted show cases, flower wreaths, scintillating murcury wings, glittering gauze butterflies and dozens of other beauties vising for the favor of opera and ballroom devotees. Ostrich headdresses are In again. We nave not had this style, of ornament since the Prince of Wales tips went out of favor, doubtless because of their too im posing dignity, which while attractive for women of mature years were not becom ing to youth. And youth makes up the majority of society these days, so why not eater to It. Hew Kffecta in Oatrlch. The new ostrich ornaments are soft and fluffy and as coquettish as one could Imagine. Perhaps the one most so is a pompon which sets high over a soft part or snuggles closely along side a high braided or puffed knot, and trails Its long billowy, willowy end down over the left ear to touch the fair shoulder. Nothing could be more effective agalnat the lustrouK chevelure above a pretty face, bnt let the matron of uncertain years eschew this ornament If she would stem the tide of unkind criticism. More befitting her years are those Jewel studded black velvet hows wired so as to be bent to tbe most becoming angles and sometimes holding the qnllls of a soft aigrette which sways and nods with every movement of tbe head. Small Ornament* Generally Fa rorrd Though there Is an Inclination toward larger ornaments this year, there are many unusually attractive small effects which take well. Small mercury wings of net and gauze, scintillating with rhinestone drops or sequin appliques are as pretty ornaments as one might choose, especially when the hair Is dressed with the new flat pompadour which points down over the forehead, wheu the tiny wings are posed Just over the templo, left or right, as the wearer elects. Flower effects are pretty and have the advantage of being becoming to women of all ages. Floral designs In ribbons are the choice of many. These come in white, pale bine, green, pink and yellow, bnt no pretense of adhering to nature's tonings In the small blossoms which are the motifs of these ornaments Is made by their designers. Scarf* and llnndi. Other headdresses which are really head protectors first and dressings after wards, are those scarfs and hoods made o* any and every dainty material suited to this use tlint may be called sheer, from the most Inexpensive nets to the richest laces. Sometimes the hood Is made a part of the evening wrap, but this nrrangement has the disadvantage of making one look round shouldered, so It Is not used generally. The separate hoods have capes which tuck 'in warmly around the neck and make up for ab sence of a collar on the evening coat, the majority of these garments lacking this detail. These hoods are so ample In proportion as to slip easily over the elaborate coif fure without disarranging It the least lit tle mite. Ruched and shirred the outside may be, but the inside must be perfectly plain. A . soft | surfaced taffetas or Japa nese silk Is best for this purpose. Around the face, of course,' soft ruches and frills vie with each other In making a charm- Ing ' setting . for, the • pretty ' face. Tiny ruches • of ¦¦ rnalinette ; . which ..stiffens j In stead of 'slinks in the nlgbt air, make a pretty finish and ' act as . a ! support for the drooping ruffles around the face. and -Xv ;! J •'•:¦» ¦¦•:¦¦.¦ i. ¦ ¦ Marabout Fancies. : ; Shoulder scarfs yof , silk and chiffon edged . with marabout and attached, to a marabout ; ¦ hood ' are . . exclusive novelties ' which ; the "handy" ' woman cannot ; copy as * she ' does 'those lace ' and chiffon . con fections. Kvening- Millinery. Those, who by force of circumstances — and ' the • number ,la great— are obliged <to LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT travel tn public conveyances, will nat urally be Interested in evening millinery. Nothing, of course, Is so dressy as the velvet chapeau, and the handsomer the feathers and flowers which trim It, the more ultra its mode. The fancy this sea son Is for one handsome plume rather than a number of ostrich feathers of smaller size. Galnsboro shapes are very modish and this Is probably the reason, though the single plume idea is not con fined to this shape alone. Straight brimmed shapes with all the Jauntlness of tbe summer's sailor are seen with one long feather curling from the side of the crown down over the brim into the neck, and the small toques which as yet are not many, but presage a later vogue for small effects, are conspicuous for this, same trimming scheme. Fur hats while confined as yet to motoring headgear may come out strong a little later in 'the season. There fs no telling; doubtless It will be the case, but fur trimmings are now quite conspicuous. Ermine Is beau tiful combined with dark blue or black velvet, so Is Persian lamb or chinchilla, while mink Is a general favorite with brown and all the fashionable shades and tones of this warm color. Because one must remove the hat at the theater or any public place of amuse ment many women make the dressy after noon cbapeau serve both uses, being sure to select a color that tones well with all costumes. Black and white are old standbys that represent high style and much practical service, either one har monizing perfectly with any color with which choiea to combine them. . The Society Woman in Street Garb "We dress Mrs. Mercer de Qulckwit for business as well as for society," explained tbe fashionable dressmaker to a customer who was gazing admiringly after a de parted woman, "but while she is willing to trust to our taste in the designing of evening and reception gowns, she has defi nite ideas about feminine business garb and will have nothing else. Yes, she's made a tremendous success of selling houses, yachts and real estate on commis sion and much of It Is due to her trim appearance. More than one man has ex pressed confidence In her earnestness be cause of the absence of fllpperles In her toilet. All of her street costumes, consist ing chiefly of walking skirts and plain coats, are strictly tailor-made, but of the best materials, as alternating with other Bulls, they are expected to do duty for sev eral years. Four times annually she or ders one cloth tailor-made of seasonable weight. For Instance, she is now wearing that new black and blue striped doth win ter costume which, while exceedingly plain, Is perfectly fitted and tailored, and warm enough to alternate with her last season's suit and a regulation rain-proof costume whenever the weather is stormy. "After January when Mrs. de Qolckwlt visits Alken, Ashevllle, Jacksonville and other fashionable winter-summer resorts, and also runs out to* the Pacific Coast, she will wea» white, ecru and dark blue linen tailored suits, but no matter how tropical the weather, she would not dream of ap proaching a business man while wearing a lingerie frock. "For tbe mild days of our uncertain northern spring, my sensible customer, who realizes the effect of cheerful clothing upon the disposition, usually gets a suit of tan or a gray mohair, or one of those fashionable rough silks. Instead of veiling or voile, which soon becomes stringy with hard wear. In summer she supplements her winter wardrobe with a dark silk or lansdowne costume which latter fabric, by the way, sheds tbe dust and wears In definitely. "With her cloth costume, Mrs. de Qulrkwit wears strictly tailored bats of the most expensive type, devoting time and care to their selection, for she realises the value of becoming headgear, especially for a business woman, as men have a wonderful respect — nay, veneration — for the feminine bat. Straw hats are neces sarily a bit leas severe, but on them plumes and flowers are tabooed and bits of meaningless lace and ribbon have no place. She's exceedingly careful, too, about her veils. They are invariably fresh and In conspicuous and never arranged freakish ly, such as the fad for draping yards of chiffon over the back of tbe hat and al lowing It to fly wildly tn the vagrant breezes. "Bnt In addition to her quartet of tai lored cloth costumes, Mm. de Qulckwit provides herself with several other frocks for business me. For Instance, when giving or accepting a luncheon at some fashionable hotel or club where a rather elaborate costume Is in order, she wears a dark velvet or silk with a skirt escap ing the ground — for she economizes in cabs whenever possible — but a rather ornate waist of the same material, and a large hat carrying plumes or flowers. This winter she Is getting a black satin deml buslness dress, made with a simple skirt, and a satin and mallnette waist enlivened with rblnestones, buttons and buckles. This dress, worn with a blocked black satin Lydlg hat and a caracul coat will look exceedingly swagger and be quite elaborate enough to wear to a debu tante's reception or a tea in case she has not the time to rnn home and change her costume after a business luncheon. In fact, the manner of her dressing enables her to keep pace, with her social position which undeniably gives her prestige with a certain class of clients. "Mrs. de Qulckwlt's shirt waists are tbe acme of good taste. They are of rather heavy linen, severly tailored, for crnvetlug ami mornings, but for exceedingly warm days when the cobweb seems like a burden, she substitutes blouses of finely tucked batiste or linen of French manu facture, made dainty with hand embroid ered collars and cuffs. She also has sev eral white and black lace and chiffon blouses which she uses with her tailored suits when a more elaborate frock would not be perfectly suitable. Another femi nine frivolity to which she gives way in purchasing her business outfit. Is the gratifying of her fancy for handsome kid and leather belts with ornamental silver and gold buckles, accessories which give tbe last touch of elegance to a se vere costume. "Winter boots have sensible soles and heels and are as conscientiously polished as any man's, but In summer Mrs. de Quick wit allows herself rather more lati tude In this respect and with her favor ite colored linen suits, dons tbe prevailing shade of brown kid, and with white cos tumes adopts tbe canvass walking shoes which are so easily kept clean and are so comfortable for hot weather. "For use with dark gowns, the regula tion shopping glove with heavily stitched back aud mannish buttons Is selected In tan or dark gray, because black so quick ly becomes shabby. With linen salts, Mrs. de Qulckwit prefers white or yellow cha mois gloves which will submit to home cleaning. "Petticoats are a serious problem for every business woman, and as Mrs. de Qulckwit cannot endure a dusty skirt of any type, she dally dons a fresh one which In color precisely matches her gown. This Is managed by having sev eral sateen petticoat tops to which are buttoned wide silk flounces. Each nlgbt tbe petticoat flounce is removed, brushed, aired and repaired if necessary. With the linen suits she wears flounced white pet Odds and Ends of Fashion News Since the horse ahoe pin fnd and the later popularity of the Indian Good Luck, emblem, the swastika, talisman Jew elry has become a very attractive feature of fashions— American fashions at least. And now comes tbe Egyptian scarab or sacred beetle as n decorative feature of cuff links, scarf pins, belt buckles, etc., with Japanese luck tokens and symbols claiming equal favor in brooches, watch fobs, and other articles of feminine Jewelry. Elastic well bat bands In plain colors and color combinations, including those of all the principal colleges are novelties which Bisters and sweethearts of college men have found In smart haberdasheries along the avenue and are now wearing on broad roll brim outing hats. In the tiny footwear for baby there Is a new shoe model which adds much to baby's comfort and lessens mother's or nurse's trouble In dressing tbe small feet. In shape It is like any baby shoe, but the fastening Is straight down the outside of tbe shoe from top of upper to edge of side sole. With this arrangement the shoe Is slipped on the foot without effort. Quite aa ornamental as they are useful are those little cretonne bags filled with cedar sawdust which are now used by many housekeepers Instead of the of fensive camphor moth balls. One or at most two of these small novelties, which, by the way, can be bought for 10c. each, are said to protect a drawer, trunk or chest from those destructive small creatures, moths. Conch boxes 1 are conveniences which any housewife obliged to contrive stor age space In a city apartment where closet room Is limited will appreciate. These boxes come In various sizes, some half the length of tbe ordinary couch and quite as wide; others are Just large enough to accommodate dress waists. Some of the larger sizes are conveniently divided for bats aud waists. They are made of wood and have rollers and wood or heavy paste board covers. Tbe inside Is lined with gaily colored flowered wall paper, and tbe outside covered with cre tonne or burlap. Teddy Bear oxford bags and suit cases for small boys und girls are the latest fancies In the list of Teddy B. ticoats, guiltless of embroidery or lace. "In her collection of long coats designed for business trips In train or automo bile, she has one In black broadcloth, fur lined, and another of medium weight material, lightly lined, and a third of rubberized crepe de chine or silk. "Mrs. de Qulckwlt's business vanity box Is a flat little affair carefully con cealed from every man's range of vision, but Invariably consulted by her previous to an Important Interview, that no stray lock or streak of powder may mnr her tidiness." novelties. Thuy come In both white and the cinnamon brown bear plush, have strong leather bandies, brass fittings and are trimmed at one side with a life-like bear head set Just below the catch. TUMBLING BEARS nre toys which make lots of fun for tbe little people and also amuse the grownups. Velvet Hovr ami Aigrette Are Be coming to Some. . 1 Tbe selection of n becoming and ap propriate headdress should be a matter of careful consideration. There arc so many beautiful novelties In these Items of feminine adornment that women are oftentimes tempted to buy things which are completely at variance with their type of face and mode of dressing the hair. But when In doubt, ns many of us fre quently are In matters of this kind, choose one of those pretty black velvet bows wired so that they may be bent to nar monioiiß lines with the coiffure, and span- Sled or beaded with Iridescent beads or glittering sequins. The addition of a hand some white or light color aigrette makes a dressier ornament. A pretty Idea fljj to have the sparkling applications on ths> velvet match one's jewelry or costume. For Instance, the costume of the picture is trimmed with silver sequins and pearl beads, pearls are worn about the neck, one of the new cuff bracelets of pearls and diamonds encircles the arm, the rings are diamonds and pearls, and tiny rhlnestones in clusters of three dot the surface of the black velvet hnlr bow and mark the stems of the aigrette. Recipes for Supper Dishes. Bake large, mealy potatne* In their skins until nearly done. Take from the oven and cut a slice off tho top, leaving tho skin on one plde to form a sort of hinge; with a fork pull out tbe underdone heart, nnd fill the hollow thus made with a tiny shaving of smoked bacon peppered and rolled tightly. Close the potato and put back in the oven to finish cooking. For Cheeie Souffle.— Pour two cup of hot milk over two cups of soft brea< crumbs; add a cup of grated cheese am three beaten eggs; bake aa an omelet (thi will make two) and when one side Is dou set in the oven until brown. A muc longer time Is required In the cookiu than for the ordinary omelet It shoul puff to a thickness of at least two Incn| and be of a uniform golden brown. For carried efflfH. cut one apple anl and one onion in thin rings and fry I golden brown In butter; sift into this ; dessertspoonful each of curry powdj and flour ami dilute with half a pint j water; lay In 'our fiord boiled cgf shelled an*. Jjuartered. Serve in wall I boiled rue.