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SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY CALL WOMAN'S SECTION THE SMARTEST FASHIONS OF WELL DRESSES FOLK DEAR ELEANOR: Yesterday afternoon there was a springlike freshness in the air and I strolled out to the park to read the book of nature. I might have been in the Bois in> dear, gay Paris, for a stunning creature with her. escort swept by;on: her way to an. afternoon- entertainment of some kind. I say swept by, be cause her dress was gracefully long, and her disregard for the effects oa the lovely costume was breath-taking. -She \u25a0.wore one of the long wraps that are so successful in covering .any delicate gowns. It was one of the rich apricots, enriched by -bands of heavy embroidery that outlined the neck and theffont'edges of.the'upper cape. A plaque of this just hinted of the shoulder, and the lowest corner of the skirt was turned back and y . embroidered -with the Frenchy touch of the unexpected. Chiffon pleatings outlined the shorter cape, and were used as a puffing between the embroidered bands' on the huge combination muff. Her hat was a becoming toque that was of filmy brown tulle, wound around the crown with an osprey at the side. A softening frill of chiffon showed the return of this Corday touch. > Even the mere man at this fair one's side seemed to be cognizaijj of the fact that the costume, of the woman was different from the usual garb. I confess that my long dull blue coat, with its curious treatment of straps, was conspicuously 'straight and tailored in contrast. ; ; , , The idea is resting in my fertile brain.^and you -need not be surprised if I burst out in the glory of a long wrap due to this glimpse. My love to you. ; -. ,v -- Yoursister, MADGE.