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Latest Parisian. Fashions.

(from our own correspondent,)

The new Spring hats are very charming. Much lace straw is used in^ which fine gold thread is blended,* .forming a pattern with balls of straw,' marking the- points and intervals of the design. . .The Btraw and gold-wrought brim framed ' the face like an aureole, and the .crowri j is .but a wreath of shaded roses, 1 encircling the head and tied under the chin with narrow black .velvet strings.', I'Many of the new capoUs consist of three tiwisted bands'-of velvet, sometimes all of, "the^sanje color^ tjwo tones'harmonising 'together.- Orfe'

bonnet fo^ instance, is of red r and. green velvet, in soft tones' of tHe' rijoldin"V:wwi^ the front trimmed with, a bunch: of '-ivy^ fi leaves and berries. ' '*: ":•' '-'"" „ : \ Mimosa is a favorite flower and is pft#n mingled' with purple 'violets.*- Black crinoline is a fashionable; material both for hats and bonnets, and is made in the finest texture worked In crocket patterns,-, which with waved 1 edges : form ja t briaiy\ One of these net hats had a wreath 4of:' yellow roses at,-the edge pi the open crown surrounding rthe' hair very prettily, i The hats, as rule,, are %rge r ana extraordinary.' 1 They afebecbmjftg.' on ywa«f| faces but for women; passed' the' rpi<fuaht ? the neat close fitttihg^iipot^iA ttf 4ft'preferred. !l<l ':;'*! ■■j;i I** 1." I"?.*.' • Fine chip and leghorn are twisted info a variety of shapes, and the 1 reign 'of - flat hatswith high or flat trimmings, has -set in. Bunches of roses and lilac nestle on the ample surface outside ; sometimes a gauze veil'is placed around the -crown," and one end left to encircle the throat. ,a Large; bunches of green wheat-ears adorn many of the large transparent tulle hats, withj bows of artificial grass and rosette* | of? "beauty ribbon.", f Floral^ bonnets and" toques are in the majorlty, L but they are not a new fashion,-although they ( may be lpuch worn. ' They are so easil^made at home on a foundation of tulle; whjch can be purchased eveiywhefee/that th'ey^will not do for. the^Jashionable i^rpT\i t \ where\ something more origiiial is required. , / ; A novelty ~ihrgloves;iß'RuM»»«i.ile9^?r» whichT is very softand durable, in' maho;gany shades, and preserving the subtle perfume of the skin.. . New Sued? and kjd gloves are made with' ornamental, -carina . points up the back of the hand. This carina marking ,1s not., common, . and,. stamps the gloves as being of good quality.. > Theaottrwin several shades, are,novel,,,; with plainer stitched backs ;. and;BO<is ;*,,.. beautiful palo lavendar Suede evening glove, with stitching on the back in black for light mourning. The best shades for evening wear, arc pearl-grey and ficelle. In stockings 1 there are-silk fcijeyery shade, and Lisle thread so fine that it is almost impossible to distinguish,it from the silk. The novelty is a; delicate veiriing in the ribbed stocking, which makes a. very dainty effect. Large buttons are to ■ be much worn again, and are often covered , with cloth and embroidered to carry oiic - the colors of the dress. Vegetable ivory and another new" composition have been tinted every shade to match the dresses, ■ and made in bullet-shape, with the shank forming; part of the button. - - „ ! Large pierced steel and silver buttons are used, and the antique silver ,and old jewelled buttons, as well as the' prettilypainted ones of the time of, the Louis, have been introduced. v Paris, April 15, 1890.

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Latest Parisian. Fashions., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890

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Latest Parisian. Fashions. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2433, 5 June 1890

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