Shop Talk by Joan Klein

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“A Lady,” said my mother, “never goes out without putting on her gloves.” And I say, no gal, lady or otherwise, would want to go any place without putting on all the gloves there are in the new Bonwit Teller collection. Among them are luxurious suedes and Cordova suedes in brown, black, white and navy. Interesting cuft treatments, and the gloves, of course, are all hand sewn. They are definitely luxury mitts—but we owe it to our sense of elegance to wangle one pair into the budget.

Queen Mary, bless her hat, has done much to bring in the tall hat era. Best’s is showing them in all colors and all shapes— and all very high. If you want to show yourself a good time, spend a morning on the millinery floor of this shop. The styles are worth an admission price.

If You are a lady seeking amazing results from your skin treatments, you will be more than delighted with Quinlan’s Strawberry Cream. It is compounded of rare oils and it does rare things for your face. You begin to feel its action after its been on for about twenty minutes, and the action consists in erasing the little wrinkles nobody wants, enlivening the skin before your very eyes and creating a smooth, soft texture. It is one of those preparations with which you can really see results after the first usage.

Evening shoes are growing more and more classic. We now have “little toes peeping from under long dresses” and all that sort of lyricism. Pinet, on Fifth Avenue, has woven gold sandals that consist of one broad strap across the heel and another across the toes and a third across the instep. They are decidedly Grecian and thoroughly captivating. Pinet’s sequin evening slippers may be had in practically any color. They’re grand and slithery!

Occasionally, not just admiring, but actually buying an outfit that is listed well outside the budget acts as a stimulant. A good choice for this would be one of those talented, ambidextrous town-and-country suits to be found at Dunhill’s. One, in green and white, left me wistful with longing. It began with a perfectly fitting skirt and a white wool sweater and went on to a suit coat that matched the skirt, with self-covered buttons traveling down the front, and it ended with a full length top-coat, lined. Of course, the point about these outfits is that they can be utilized any number of ways. Sweater and skirt worn with a suede jacket. Top-coat used with separate dresses, ad infinitum.

Italian Balm, that pleasant standby for keeping hands and arms in soft and velvety condition, is making its Autumn debut in brand new costume. It is in a tube now, as well as in bottles, and a nice looking tube it is, of convenient size. You can keep a bottle in the bathroom cabinet and have the tube in reserve for weekends and traveling time when you especially need this type of preparation and seldom find yourself equipped with it. The Balm dries just as quickly and softens just as effectively in its new form.

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