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Latest Parisian Fashions


Pansies which were once worn only by dowagers are now placed on the hats of young girls, wreaths of them encircling the crown, or bunches placed jauntily on the brim.

A curious capote was made entirely of hyacinths, four rows, each of a different colour, around the head, with no foundation between them, and a moss green velvet bow and string. •"

A new bonnet, it is said suggested by the helmet worn by Jeanne d'Arc, but bearing no resemblance to it except in the name "the Casque," is made with straps of heliotrope velvet, simulating the sides of the helmet and tied in a straight upright bow in front. The height thus given the hat is quite becoming. At the back, .fitting close to the head is a mass of heliotrope blossoms and narrow heliotrope velvet strings which tie in front.

A picturesque hat of black fancy straw has the brim lined with a full, soft pleat' ing of fine black gauze, with an embroidered , silk spot. Draperies of the same gauze are used to veil the crown, caught in by a band of black ribbon velvet. Graceful plumes of ostrich feathers droop over the crown towards the front, a similar group being placed ac the back of the crown on one side. Another bonnet has a very, wide Empire crown of gold gauze, veiled with flutings of fine black Chantilly lace. t The crown is quite low and flat, and is almost hidden under a mass of shaded-purple pansies. The front of the brim underneath, resting on the hair on a black velvet bandeau, is placed a single large pansy blossom. Small bows of black velvet are placed among the flowers around.the crown, and strings of black velvet ribbon are attached to the back. The " Cledpatre " visite is in ruby velvet, with high collar and puffed epaulettes, and a Spanish jacket effect of Russian net, with a long black lace jabot and jet fringes. A new shoe has been introduced called the "Diuard," and is made in glac<Skid or patent leather, or the bright-colored leathers now used. The front is cut in one piece, and blocked to the shape of the foot, thus' reducing the appearance of the size without interfering with the comfort of the wearer. A neat strap, ornamented with a steel or jet buckle, fastens across the points of the insteps, thus preventing the uncomfortable feeling produced by the friction of the heel*

A great many novelties in leather goods have also been introduced. The beautiful Empire cream-colored morocco, touched up with gold, is very popular ; and one of the novelties in tins leather is a handglass in the shape of a large heart with a handle attached. In the back is set a china pompadour medallion, framed in delicate gilt tracery. The leather writing table trays with deep edges that have been popular as receptacles for letters, notes or cards, now have a case for note paper and envelopes fitted" into them at one end, and contain pen, pencil, knife and scissors, so that the whole arrangement is most compact. Paris, April 1, 1890.

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Latest Parisian Fashions, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2435, 27 May 1890

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Latest Parisian Fashions Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2435, 27 May 1890

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