The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 25, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 5, 1909 Page: 2 of 62
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25 NOVEL HAIR ORNAMENTS ' gf :
PUFFS and curls have hail their
my and there ia an evidence
of a simpler arrangement of tne
evening; coiffure which will be
jo fui'.y accepted by all women who
w.sh to wear their own hair till the
er.'J. Many women have adopted the
r.re twirled effect which Is produced
by winding the hair in straight strands
around the head. For those who
b etscd with thick hair a heavy braid
Is coiled over the sides and top. A
flat fTtct is much favored and thla
presages the binishment of roll!
enormous false additions.
But what the hair lack In ornaxe-
ness is supplied by lovely decorative
bands. These are flat and ax wed)
to confine sft locks to the head. If
purchased a: the jeweler's they are.
expensive and beyond the purse of
many younar girls and women. Frem
the suggestions which have come to ua
from Paris there Is an opportunity to
make many successful Christmas gifts
lovely hair ornaments for your
friends. A woman can easily employ
tier knowledge of a friend's outfit and
tastes to excellent advantage In de-
ciding Just which one of these models
will make the most acceptable gift.
The materials cost little and these or-
naments are very Quickly made.
A novel arrangement of gauze or
satin ribbon Is shown cn the first fig-
lire at the left. Three pieces of rib-
bon about two inches in width are
sewn together at one end and are
plaited in a loose braid.
At each end of this ribbon braid a
cabochea of pearls or gilt or silver
beads la attached. These rousd orna-
ments can be purchased or made at
home. Beads strung on a fin wire
and wound la concentric circles will
give thla affect.
For your young girl friend a simpler
model would perhaps be better. Pur-
chase ribbon about five Inches wide
of a color which she favors end
which favors her. It may be silver or
gold tissue or lustrous satin. At one
end of the ribbon tie a knot and add
another cut end. Pass the length
around the head and mark the opposite
aide of this band by another knot
under whloh e two ends. A hook
and eye are all that is necessary to
hold this pretty band in place. The
ends and knots should be neatly sewn
and the Joining place effectually con-
cealed. Or perhaps the strands of beads are
more to your liking? Two pieces of
w ire form tne foundation. Any color
of large beads ..an be selected. These
two bands should be attached at one
place so thiil a narruw effect can be
retained at uie back. The suppleness
of the wire enab.es the wearer to
widen them in the front at her will.
The wreath of lea.es ia quite new
and very inexpensive. On a flat wire'
sew the dull leave) which you have
p.cked up in tne millinery depart-
ment. A row on each side and an Ir-
regular central line of leaves are
sufficient. The L-nd uoes not meet In
front. Some of these leafy models
have tiny crystal beads dotted over
the surface to simulate dewdrops. Ar-
tificial flowers can be used to carry out
this same idea
The last model la a combination of
silver gauze and pearls. On a strip of
this tissue turn a narrow hem and sew
pearl beads. At one end of the band
make two loops and an end. A hook
under these will fasten In an eye on the
other end. and there Is one of the pret-
tiest ornaments that can grace a lovely
head. Black net edged with gold beads
or any colored net with beads of con-
trasting colors. Is worthy of being used
for this model.
When we realise toe Importance of
carrying the Idea of an evening costume
up to the hair these new ornaments
suggest delectable gifts for our friends.
No woman can possess too many; every
feminine heart will appreciate one as a
Christmas gift. For busy women they
solve the question af what to give and
solve it In an Inexpensive way.
EVEN a factotum could not assign
a valid reason for the wearing
by unobtrusive persons and with
ordinary street clothes of car-
lain glaring absurdities. There la for
Instance the large brooch a miniature.
In effect of the wise virgin with her well-
filled lamp. She's a veiled lady quite
well known and after some famous
painting; which makes her not ana whit
less reprehensible as a breastpin.
Site is no more to be sanctioned as a-
chest decoration than a great-grandfather
done In Ivory and mounted on
gold with somebody's plaited hair at
the back of his frame. These treasures
should he kept for inspection or hidden
from sight in their fcfue velvet satin-
The stamp of approval goes out with
certain" correct apparel and the death
warrant accompanies other vagaries at
their very first Inception. These dis-
tinctions are felt by the discriminating
only and a knocking or hammertng-ln
process Is necessary to keep the atro-
city from becoming too prevalent.
There Is. happily an eternal fitness"
that Is pervasive to s certain extent
and which prevents the womanly hand
from tacking a IN) plume on to a 60-
cent "Charlie" hat. It withdraws the
foot too. on Its way Into the tan
walking boot when about to trip forth
with the black velvet gown.
There should exist a natural Inclina-
tion toward the regular leather shades
for gloves and the shopping bag but
the deep-dyed accessories the regal pur-
ple pocketbooks and emerald belts-
tempt the seoker after novelties not-
withstanding their resemblance to such
monstrosities as the far-famed purple
cow and the forgotten green oarnatlon.
Chamois gloves It is understood are
not worn with party frocks; but there
are mistaken mortals who will not
learn that wrinkled gloves should
wrinkle; they are not Intended to be
smoothed to a nicety from the wrist to
the elbow. ........
A topas coronet on the hair Is queen-
ly but not suited tc the most simple; of
semi-evening dresses In cashmere or
wool crepe and the dinner gown Is not
Intended for the concert nor Is the
bridsre gown a senslbls market dress.
Admonitions on these critical points
are of little avail; It would seem that
persistent knocking alone may bring
the response. Public comment ought
to prove effective but does not. Wom-
an Inclined to wear the Irrelevant ar-
ticle will do It. Knowing woman will
FRENCH FASHION NOTES
PARIS. Nov. 26.
THAT Os tr.ocjistes oer her are
active In chansijr modes is
worid-reno w.-.eu. Toe Paruience
is ever ready to acem innovations and
loves to appear at neil-known public
places dressed In the .a'.eat sensational
changes In bat and gown.
Well-coifCed hair ias excellent oppor-
tunity for display unaer ut upturned
brim of the new boat-shaped Turbans.
These have high rolling sides whloh
B.eet in a point at the front.
The very large exaggerated form of a
Napoleon hat Is also worn bv many
stylish woman. It is made of ba k
velvet and the points descend wall down
over the ears while a rosette of rib-
bon is Jauntily fixed on one side.
THxrlng the last few days an ex-
traordinary popularity has arisen for
Bows fashioned from bands of multfc
closed feathers are used for trim
ming felt and valvat halsand toauoa
pears as the only trtmmraaj oa soma
large velvet or loaaoalrsd fait hats.
The threadlike hairs of this peculiar
feather are wide spart. and this new
plume pierce the tumed-up Slim of the
large cavalier shSDea.
Maleoa Blanc Is sbowias a soleedld
Solleotloa of children's clethea This
mis has exerted every effort to susolr
attractive outfits for little FYsstoa boys
kneV sirlsv pal Mm cloth hag
a collar of squirrel. It Is belled la like
a Russian blouse and there is a fur
Russian toque to match. This has a
erown of blue cloth and a stiff little
Q nil at the aide.
White rabbit jOoreeats with quaintly
shaped bonnets) tztoxmed with fur. are
F or girls of Hiursa years corduroy is
popular. Scarlet and blue serge di seals
made in Russian style and trimmed with
tiny gilt buttons are being shown la
n-.any shops that make a specialty of
With these serge suits tweed coats of
gray or brown are worn and rourh
beaver bats simply trimmed complete
the outdoor costume.
Moire in the most gorgeous shades
e-nbroidered and trimmed with frlnae
or cord is said to he holding its own.
This is not hard to believe 'when one
glances at the mirrilfliisal - eveains
wIap..een at the theaters.
Armand has mtrodaead a long
ww. man nu m ions frauxnff ad
gowvr run nioc u tb atji
are embroidered with rtlt No flower
seems too large or too small to be used
on these latest soveities. Indeed? the?
saaw' v at t sV w . w. y-.v a lw. m
r y If '"2Z 111 c
THERE s comfort In the though
that nowadays women can resort
to becoming outing hats whan
they contemplate strolls through the)
wnatnr e liwsrasa trips to town.
Kmc ra4g sua these gut ssssingj
models to be (Hatched trp and adjusted i' but ib Idea has departed from too
without a lengthy studying sf lines be- stiff scarf-adorned fait lef a few years
tore a glass. . . Mo.
Outing hats are rough and smooth. an4 The smooth beaver Is paVtlenUaitr aoooV
are trimmed with all kinds of I
A gaaaral tailored aOssc. ia
la nlacs by a cauocaoa e browa
This mat artel Is wrapped around
crown. No fear of sudden storms
' im owner ox tats
rtaa Vseklng m its atmpUetry. Its terra soft and K is aar easy
1 stm ls turned as M too atd snd bjtd) .. the wear and tea
tbs vsar sa4 Uar t awaaoxi SI Mot
affect Its general looks.
Wings are used In a becoming line on
the rough blue beaver. The brim Is
turned to the crown and from the point
of attachment blue iridescent feathers
spread out on each aide. A fan-sbaped
ornament of silk Is placed at the front
while a band of the same swathes the
In smaller form the outing hat Is Just
as attractive. Beaver cloth is trimmed
with Dresden silk draped around the
crown. Cerdlike loops are spread out
upon the brim. There Is a trig sugges-
tion about this hat which Is hard to
An outing hat Is very easily made. Th
field of materials and lines is wide and
there is no excuse for the absence of
this necessary shap for rough-and-ready
Belts and Buckles
THE return of th blouse and sepa-
rate skirt restores the sash and
belt to favor and om attractive
styles of leather end silk are ready for
Satiny -folds encircle the waist Una.
while scarf ends are knotted sixths
back. Leather In supple form Is studded
with stones ssd beads. (
Belts are wide' and this of course is
Joyful news to women who have strug-
gled for smartness with narrow bands
at their- waists. Under five Inches of
shirred or folded silk a. multitude of
sins against neatness can be hidden.
Nearly every belt must have Its large
buckle. This Important part of tha girdle
Is sometimes' four Inches In width. Some
sre highly polished while other are
mad as a concession to the liking tof
antique and barbaric designs.
Jewels are Introduced with filigree and
carvings th color of th stones being
a reflection of that of the silk or
Heavy silk thread and cord ar em-
. broldered lit motifs that hint of th
Jtast ia both color and design.
Look to your belts la this daw of the
return of the wsiK Oa. They oaa meks
or mar tae
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