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The Smartest Fashions of
Well-Dressed Folk t? rif?/<^ ' DEAR ELEANOR: Do you remember El3le Clarke, who used to :llve sd near -to me? "Well, she has moved \u25a0back; only now she is Elsie "Willoughby. and hasa little boy just the age of my Eleanor, i. ; We ihave been renewing old friendship all week," and today she went down the lake with, me In Bob's friew rowboat— you know I wouldn't trust mj" precious | self; in 'a canoe" for anything! I. You ought to have seen that girl! I' felt pretty proud -of myself in my new black-and-white linen. but'l'cbuldn'tholda candlelight to her. If you will ' pardon a -moonlight metaphor. > : , Her 'gown'' .was* of figured .challis,- with the neck quite low and the sleeves elbow length. There was a .shallow;- yoke 'of .heavy white lace, with crocheted lace tassels over the shoulders," and then a subyoke of. blue silk just the shade of the challis, tucked sun vfashion and : piped with plain narrow bands. •?\u25a0: The-; sleeves were the new triple ones of three deep* ruffles, each edged with the silk,' and her wide girdle was- of'that same pretty taffeta. Down the front -of £the gown, from the subyoke to below* the ; girdle,'! was ; a broad pleat, piped with , silk and fin ished^ with, silk-covered buttons, which gave quite a • dressy;; appearance 'to :the whole frock." Elsie has learned things in Pari3 since I saw :herflast! \u25a0 Ju3t ihink,' she wore pink roses on 'her wide-brimmed J hat and a real rose at the side of, her hair; - It was the ; most fetching. and the Frenchiest ever seen. Still," if Ido say it; in Bob's slang, I myself was "some." Tbat precious linen of mine I 3 cut with a square Dutch neck,, and is slashed in guimpe fashion, with; the r under part of black-and white allover linen embroidery. ? - The 'tight elbow sleeves are of the same material, with"; a cuffband of flame-colored silk A3 sl \u25a0firiishiris touchr- .' ' "t -The girdle is bright flame-colored, with * yg sj Napoleonic. rosette and one of. those delightful float- « ing sasb;effects— that is, it floated" until I got it wet! X "And Just ; over the f hips there is- a wide insertion, of $£ the'"embroidery,> which, narrows _ down . above .the S* knees, -arid there the linen is slashed . agaia'to show £| an underskirt-'of the embroidery. \ ;.; ; bJ V;ilf declare,, l'm- getting quite, lyrical! But I must tell ''you -"about my. hat.' , 'I \u25a0...' r -^ ;-\V -It. is very : ,'wide,'. of course, and of natural-colored ' leghorn. Underneath, it is edged : with a wide -band of black, straw;, and has a lining of flame color, and the enormous flame-colored ': silk bow ha3 'the same straw, edging— an. idea which" came straight from the Paris Vbouleyards! ; - & , Dear; me! :I .must stop. c I .have only just time to give ', little namesake's loveto auntie/ and then I must be off ; to tea. at Elsie's. .Ever "your- " MADQE.