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Lady Duff-Gordon Discusses Her New Colored
Wigs for Women, Explaining That
Hair Has Become Simply
LDY DUFF-GORDON, the famous 'Lucile" of London, and
foremost creator of fashions in the world, writes each week
: the fashion article for tljis ncswpapcr, presenting all that is
newest and best in styles for well-dressed women. '
) Lady Duff -Gordon's Paris establishment brings her into -close
totjch with that" centrcof fashion. - . . .
Gordon, SVhen the
QUITE- recently I Interested
Paris by showing some, of ray
prettiest models with charm
Jng ahades of -pink, blue, purplo nnd
green. halrl Since then my Idea has
been taken, up toy, many fasblonnuTo
ladles, while nt least ono cutQUrlere
hah paid mo tho compliment tbat Ilea
in Imitation and has even, I under
Ftand, bwdu to the length of claiming
parentage of the mode. Not that I
mind that In tho least; I do llko to
see my Inspirations bear fruit
Hut only last night a dear old 'Ens-
llsb lady asked mo whether I thought
"It was moral to wear ono's hair pink
"What an wful time you take to
get ready, Mildred! I wonder your
husband doesn't object to waiting."
Mildred turned from the mirror
with the wlljness of former ances
tresen In her eye.
Now, look here, my dear slrl." she
said, "you're going to be married, ao
I'll tell you a seoret. My husband's
never quarrelled with mo for being:
''you surprise me, for look at the
time you taket Jack would be hor
"It'o like this. When he (ells me
to hurry I say "All right, dear. Get
your hat and stick, and I'll be with
"You aee, I previously hide them
both, and when I go down And nnd
them for him It Is he that has to
apologise for keeping me waltlngl"
., In ,the Barber's . Chair. .
-No sooner wa X Seated In the
chair,' began Jones, "than the barber
commented on the weather, and di
rected a current of discourse Into my
MJe no comprend pas,' said I with
an inward chuckle, thinking his
volubility would' be1 checked.
"In very good French he started In
afresh. I lopked at him as If be
wildered and then Interrupted him by
UVas fiagen Slef
"Ha began to repeat In German all
that he bad been skylit?, when I shut
Mm off with:, ri
"Oh talk to i me with your Angers.
I'm deaf and dumb!' "
to tho second objection Is tho same
that science gives Its questioners.
Science Is not concerned with who
uses, or to what uses nro put, Us dis
coveries. So tho discoveries of fashion
oven to thnt of coloring tho hair,
or wearing n dyed wig.
As for the first there nro still
races which carefully hldo nwny nail
parings nnd hnlr combings becauso
they fear that some one, getting hold
of them, will use them as n spell
against tho original owner. Even
In civilized England. France. Amer
ica, you still find this belief. It is
part of tho idea that what wo may
call dctachablo parte of the body
carry with them Identity. And In
tho thought that the hair, because
wo came to earth with It, must bo
kept tho eamo as It grew and grows,
wo have a rellectlon of the eamo
As It stands to-day there Isn't
even tho excuso that the hnlr Is nec
essary to us to Justify tho feeling
that Jt Is "immoral" to do anything
wo like with It. Our hnlr now is
simply nnd frankly nn ornament.
If one, for inntnme, decided that
sho wanted to have her head shaved,
would it bo thought Immoral If sho
did so? Decidedly- not. Absurd, per
haps, but not Immoral. Why then
should it bo thought immoral to put
on rnoro hair, or to change the color
of that already on?
There nro always a vast number
of folk who feel more or less acutely
that all beauty Js of the evil one,
that ono can't bo gay without being
wicked and that tho only proper vo
cation of mankind is to mourn. These
folk have even tinctured tho minds
of tho normal with n shade of their
apprehension. Consequently cutting
off thn hnlr raises no auostlon of
morality becnuso It makes ono uolil, faintest reason In Nature for wear
and nnytumg ugly can't possioiy De
of Satan. But because changing the
color of one's hair can bo dono for
no other reason than to mnko ono
moro attractive, it must necessarily
bo looked upon with suspicion..
And how utterly unintelligent is
I think it Is Immoral not to make
oneself as beautiful as ono can.
Things ns they aro aren't so sacred '
wo musn't tty to hotter them. If
mankind had thought that, It never
wouIdNiavo progressed. Man's light
has been against Nature tnrougnuur.
Nature makes tho desert and nan
lights hr, and, with his irrigation,
turns the desert into a garden. If
you think tinting ono's hnlr pink
or bluo is very far off from reclaim
ing a desert, you're wrong. .
3Iy discovery enmo nbou,t this way.
I made a dress. Jt was' for a very
beautiful dark Parlslennc. It was
n very beautiful dress. The girl
tried it on and was delighted. I
was not It was more beautiful off
her than on and that should not bo.
What was the tfouble? Its colors
wore harmonious, vibrant, living, but
I showed them to Pari and Paris
was nthuslastle. Not because it was
something new, but because it was
something true. Thero oro drosses
which, to bring out their full beauty,
domand thnt the hnlr bo a soft pink,
others n deep blue, even n delicate
shade of green. And when this Is
dono the woman and dress beconle
ono masterpiece v
That is why tho hnlr is colored.
Of course, nil dresses do not need It,
nor would It be good tasto for a
woman to go anywhere nnd every
where so tinted. DLscretlon Is nec
essary In this as well as In all of
fashion. One would not, for instance,
walk down Fifth avenue in a negligee,
oven though there is nothing im
proper in Itself in any negligee.
Our great-grandmothers used to
powder their hair nnd no one thought
tbat Immoral. And they wore wiga
Dut ono should satisfy oneself as
thoroughly thnt tho powder used is
harmless as one docs with tho un
guents ono uses on the skin. A wig
Is far better and ithey aro being made
now in tho most delightful shades.
And certainly Micro's no reason for
tho colony and kinds of tho nrtlflclal
skins wo do wear. If there's any
Immorality in colored hair whnt
abandoned sinners wo are with our
silks and satins and embroideries.
If we're to stick througrTUtlck and
thin to tho natural color of our hair,
why shouldn't wo stick to tho natural
color of skin and hldo no moro than
necessary?. So far ns comfort and
necessity go wo could do enslly with
one-tenth tho clothes wo wear few
ns they aro now.. Thero isn't the
or bluo. ,"It was at a very delightful
ball nt which quite three hundred
ladles woro wig-Tot bluo and mauve.
I myself woro a bluo wig. I asked
In return, "Is it moral to wear
"Oh, my dear." she said, "clothes on her there came a slowing of the
are what morality rests upon." vibrant quality, a dulling. Suddenly
Then I said: "If it is moral to I knew whnt It was. It wns her hair,
wear clothing, It Is equally moral to Her hair was a peculiarly deep black,
wear one's hair any color ono wishes; moro brooding than alive you will
but If if is not moral to wear clothes, understand me. I touched It with a
then it Is very immoral to tint our bluo powder and gave it hero nnd
trossoB or wear colored wigs." thoro tho flash you get In tho wing
Thero are two reasons. I think, for of tho bluebird. And lol At onco
tho prejudice ngalnst coloring tho
hair. Ono is an echo of tho ancient
superstition that tho owner of a hody
can bo mado to suffer by any ono
tho dress grew moro alive, moro
vibrant than it had been when she
had not worn it It was Just that
note that It needed. It tuned It up,
w mm mr d
One of the New Flounced and Extravagantly Decorated Dresses
of Spring Which "Lucile" Thinks "No Mora
Moral Than Colored Wigs."
ing skirts to the ankles, nor waists
to tho neck. There isn't any reason
for either shoes or stockings a good
paTt of the year. ,
The hair is- only an ornament. It Is
ns much a part of dress as tho hat, 01
the laces of a gown. There is nothing
either moral or Immoral about it 01
what we do with it It's Just hair,
that's all. '
S The Soul of the House
who gets hold of an unattached part accelerated it, gave it the proper
of that body. And tho other is tho pitch completed both dress and
eagerness with which tnos wo woman.
may call tho extremcty declasse take And then I tried other dresses and
up anything of tho sort Tho answer other hair colors with my models.
Even the Bathing Costumes Being Made for Southern Wear
Are Chosen with a View to Whether Wigs of That Shade
Are Becomininff to the Wearer. Two "Lucile" Models
of Palm Bead). (And Above) Another of the
Brilliantly Colored Dresses of Spring.
My Secrets of Beauty--ByMme.Lraa Cavalieri
How to Remould Your . Face
DO you know that you can re
mould your face?
If i-ni! ntiulv It In silhouette
and see that your cheek muscles
have sllppod away from or are tug
ging at their moorings, In a word
hare become flabby. It there is not
from tho end of the Jaw the fine,
clean aweop toward the mtddto point
that gives moro than a hint of the
bony foundation of your charming
chin. It your nose is growing wider
where the nostrils meet the cheeks.
It your lips are hardening into a
straight, inflexible line. It your ears
stand out a llttlo too prominently
from your head. It any or all of
these undesirable conditions exist,
don't accept them as hopeless. Don't
practise resignation, which is, after
all, a weak and negative virtue usu
ally practU&d when there Is no need
' of It and neglected when It is re
quired, It la quite possible to remould tho
face so that its contour will bo much
finer and better. Not easy, I admit,
but possible Hope, faith and per
sistence will perform the apparent
But you mifst first study your
profile with the aid of a cheval glass,
or it you are not so fortunate as to
possess one, then with a hand mir
ror. Scrutinize it as coldly as you
would that of a person whom you
aro prepared to dislike.
It a fine art. works with, never
against, tho muscles. They are tbo
guides of the hands as a pilot guides
his ship. Such exports can morally
lift the face by training the fallen
cheek muscles upward. You cannot
do this well yourself.
Dut you can employ two substi
tutes. You can Imprison those
muscles at night and prevent their
slipping any further by tying tnem
Mrs, Jordan had "Ideas" on the way
children should bo reared. Her young
hopeful. Tommy, caused her a llttlo
anxiety In this rospect. Now and
ngnln. therefore, a serious "polite
ness" leolure was administered.
"Now. Tommy, dear." she started.
ON'T care what else there Is In tell me that where there's smoke thes
the house If only It has a big must be some fire."
open fireplace," said Perdlta "Good evening:." said tho voice oix
to her yomur husband, when he re- some one hidden In the smolje.
turned from that most discouraging of "Huvlns somo trouble with your fire
hunts, the hunt for a simple cottage on placet We thought at first that the.
the North Shore. house was on fire, but wo might have
"Well," said Terdlta's husbandj "l known It was Just the open Hre ot
think I have found one that will fill logs, for we have had troubls of our
the bill. It's a little shack tuckedaway own on that score."
in the 'woods, and It has onl four "Tour trees are too high," put In
rooms, but one of these is an enormous then another kind, neighborly vole
living room with a fireplace at one end which came out ot the smoke. "Just
big" enough to hold all tho logs that chP down a few of the highest trees
have ever biased In your favorite Eng. and thu Ura" ' Vur chimney will be
llsh novels." V." r,Bht-"
"We'll take It," declared Perdlta. "Nonsense!" declared the nrst
"Then when the frosty evenings come volco- , "All that you need Is a hood
w'li d Kein advliM 'lmiihvth over t,,e 'ront of the Hreplace. That
we ll do as Keats advises, sit us by the w,y ,eep tno amok(J rQm uff,
Ingle bright and sver let the fancy out Into the room."
roam.'" "It certainly puffs enough nc-.i7T
"I believe." said Perdlta's husband, fffsped Perdlta. "I think I'll open
"that the next line In the poem Is to the windows."
the effect that 'pleasure never is at "0h' don'D do-, that." advljjd the
home.'" irionaiy nelgnuor. "There's a down
"Well, there will bo -nothlnr but nleas- ara now and that will make It
ure In a Home that boasts of a Are- worse.
Place." declared Perlta. "Who was It "There's a certain kind of damper
supposing you accidentally stepped t an open Hre Is the soul of ttalw W another smoke
"I don't know," replied her-husband.
"However, I shall as soon as you look
What this cold scrutiny is most ud with a oieco of soft rubber, by an
apt to reveal is a loosenessvor bag- elastic band or by a fold of muslin
glness of tho facial muscles, denoted two or three Inches wide. Pin them
by a heaviness and looseness ot the or tie them not too tightly at the
muscles about the chin. crown of the head, tlghtlyNnough to
"Look out tor Jowls!" adjured a keep the band in place, but not so
beauty specialist whose speech was tightly as to impede circulation, ao
less elegant than bis parlors and as causing headache and Injury to the
extreme as his prices. "Your face is scalp and so to the hair. Comfort
getting baggy around the chin," will be the criterion,
your husband or friends who exer- Does your hand mirror reveal that
else the right of free speech will your nose is broadening? Tbat is
say to you. almost inevitable when you have
"You are growing old and fat," passed twenty-five. Tho noBemust
your mirror fibs to you. bo coaxed away from this tendency.
It is time to set to work on that The tendency must bo counteracted
contour to improve It high time, by gentle ptnchlngs toward the tip ot
upon a gentleman's foot, what would
"I would say, 'Btg your pardon.
"That's my own little son!" smiled it up.'
the pleasod mother. "And If the gen- aKt,n
tleman gave you a penny for your snu"-'
politeness what would you do?" It was not long before they were
The Innocent look passed
Tommy's eyes as he quickly an
clogged voice was heard, to say.
"that works like a charm with these
smoking chimneys. I'll find out the'
name and let you know."
"Why, I would stand on the other
foot and say. 'Beg pardon' again, of
Wonder What He Got.
-Sure, Casey was a fln fellow."
"He was that. A fine fellow. Casey."
"And a cheerful man."
".V cheerful man was Casey the
cheerfulest man I ever knew.
"Casey was a generous man. tor.
"Qeneruus, you say. Well. I don't
Just' thsn Perdlta's husband rose
from snugly established In their woodland from his knees before the grate.
home, and ot course the anticipated bearing In his arms an object which .
frosty evening arrived in due tlmo. It- closely resembled a charred human
was an exciting moment, for Perdlta body, though it was only a smolder
when the match was applied to th Ing log.
heap of sticks snd twigs which Per- "What are you going to dor
dlta's husband had gathered. The tw.t gasped Perdlta, as her husband
cottagersQrew up their choirs and pre- rushed past her to the door which a
pared for peaceful meditation ot tho friendly hand opened for him.
approved kind. He deposited his burden on the
"How It smokes!" said Perdlta, pVei- lawn and returned In time to an-
ehtly. swor his wife's question. "I have
"That's becaui the n.rcp'ace hasn't lust disposed of the soul (of the
been used for such a long tlmo." her house." he repl ed.
husband answered reassuringly. After thu kindly neighbors hsd
"Uut I nm rhoUIng to desth," wnlleJ dispersed he said with some asper-
Perdlta. "and your eyes are full Vr ity; "I hope you Jiavu had enou-rh
The masseur or masseuse who un
derstands his or her art, making of
tho cose every night and at moments
when you can give it a surreptitious
pinch during tne gay.
know so much about that Did Car
ever buy you anything?"
"Well, narly One day he carat tmqke tear Do stop poking the nr of all this literary rubbish about
Into Flaherty's bar room, where m and glv li a chance to burn." -ingles'1- and 'swu's.' I arrj sure hence-
ana my iri-Jium wej-o ui iuninK. ana "Burn, exoioimeu ieruna s ntw- joryi imti i uuh i um id ciihihuv.
he said l- us: "Well. men. what are band. "It does not intend to burn, it anthtiig mare poutio man a steam
Kolng to haverain or snow?" only means to smoke. Nobody noi,j radiator.
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