At Perma-Facial, 119 West Fifty-seventh street, they had a sad little story to tell about a woman who came into the salon one day last month. She was about fifty, of good family, well – educated, intelligent and the mother of a family. Her skin was deeply marked with acne pits and the lines under her eyes deep from lack of proper care. She came to the salon on a last desperate chance that something could be done for her. After two of their treatments, which involves no surgery, no use of electric appliances and is guaranteed absolutely harmless, the woman looked in the mirror. For a while she sat there, her eyes frozen on the face that stared back at her from the glass. Then she burst into tears. “If only you could have done all this five years ago! How it would have changed my life.” This sort of thing is not rare. It happens at the salon all of the time, but it never fails to shock the people there. Beauty is their metier; they see no necessity for age. In fact, the possibilities of taking ten years off a face are to them commonplace. No skin defeats them. Scars and wrinkles fade away as these experts conjure forth color and suppleness and the fresh glow of youth. After their treatments you need apply make-up only as a finishing touch, for they have left nothing to disguise.
The Slack Galleries at 18 West Fifty-eight street, have three virtues. They sell nice furniture. They sell it at moderate prices. They give you expert advice on what you really need. However, don’t rest content with being shown only the thoroughly grand collection on the main floor. Push right upstairs and see the whole works. They have the ultimate in distinctive Century Reproductions, Early American, and furniture with a distinctly modern feeling yet sufficiently restrained so that it can be used in conjunction with furniture and accessories of other periods.
You are weary, oh so weary, of wearing glittering tiaras or bow-knots in your hair of an evening. With the season’s new sweeping, classic lines you crave a return to the simpler things, and yet you rather like the flattering effects of a diadem topping your brushed up curls. What to do about it? Charles & Emil at 47 East Forty-sixth street, have a neat solution to this problem in the form of a brand new natural hair coronet to be used on long or bobbed hair. It is matched exactly to the color of your hair. All you do is pin it on, and there you are. The prices start at $5. 50 and up and the braid will last forever.
A Good way to stop the Art Critics in our midst from complaining of the flood of cheap prints and pseudo-art now being sold around town is to tell them where they can find really fine reproductions of the pictures they have always had a hankering for. At the F. A. R. Galleries, 21 East Sixty-first street, they are demonstrating that it is possible to bring to the home of every discriminating person, faithful replicas of world famous achievements in ancient and modern art. These reproductions have been carefully selected in ancient and modern art. These reproductions have been carefully selected to represent the finest accomplishment of artist and printer. You’ll be delighted with the genuine beauty of the many rare and unusual water-colors, oils and drawings which they have assembled. You’ll be delighted with the prices, too.
Arriving Tuesday on the Majestic, London’s youngest, and one of its most successful designers, tossed bouquets to the smart American woman for her inherent sense of simplicity in clothes. Simplicity is the special passion of this brilliant 26-year-old designer. “The future of clothes,” says Mr. Stiebel. “aims at a goal where the desire for simplicity will be supreme. Clothes that only on the closest investigation reveal the intricate and carefully thought-out work put into them. In creating a dress, movement and color contrasts are prime considerations. Beautiful cut and workmanship that look like nothing on a hanger, but that come to life and move when on a woman’s figure, these are essentials.” Mr. Stiebel will be in New York for several weeks, during which time be will present a collection of his latest creations at B. Altman & Co.