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Shop Talk

October 4, 1934
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Something pretty earth-shaking has happened again. If you never liked your face any too well under a flat little pancake of a hat then please, #ul-lease see Rose Saphire’s alternatives — the high-hatted hats. All we lookers-on got a brand new thrill when we saw them. Are they Cossack caps snitched from the Czar’s old bodyguard? Are they African fez’s? Are they pill-boxes grown up? Anyway, they’re grand! There’s something so young and jaunty about a tall hat—like a bell-boy’s cap or a dandy’s topper. It makes you want to hold your chin higher and emphasizes that long-necked look we’re all bent on this year. Miss Saphire uses soft velvets, stunning fabrics, felts and lots of feathers. There’s a Russian brush of black and red feathrs—there are quills sticking up in back, feather fancies in crescent or V shapes and wings. Soon—very soon—all of her best chillun will have wings. Her salon is at 501 Madison avenue.

Ansonia, that magnificent Aladdin’s cave full of beautiful shoes at popular prices startled us the other day with an “are-women-slaves-to-fashion” question and, before we could catch our breath they answered “yes” for us. However, you can take my word for it, you’ll be glad to show tangible evidence of your bondage when you see the new Slave Chain Sandal for evening wear, which is on sale exclusively at these shops. This new type of sandal was designed by an eminent shoe creator and Ansonia was so delighted with its originality they have patented it. Actual miniature chains, guaranteed not to tarnish, are mounted on strips of leather, which form the toe and heel straps of the shoe. Pretty toes have not been #eglected in this model, and there is plenty of exposure through which they can peep. The Slave Chain Sandal comes in colors to match your evening gowns, and gold and silver kid.

One of the saddest feminine truths of our times is the fact that we gain over the hips and lose under the eyes. And what’s the use of a lovely seventeen-year-old figure, if your face is haggard. For those laid waste by strenuous reducing or illness, Kathleen Mary Quinlan is a life-saver. Her treatments practically guarantee to keep the face and figure within the same decade. Her special Herb Mask is a deeply penetrating circulation treatment. Her creams and lotions will fix you up in no time at all. A little expensive, naturally, but no one will ever notice afterward that you only have one hat.

Because the world and his wife has been flocking to Coward’s since last February to get this firm’s new Vitasox (lisle or silk hose with a sole made of specially processed white yarn) this exclusive Coward creation will now also be offered in wool with a lisle sole. They’re not the old-fashioned split-hose that our forefathers wore with high shoes, but the result of months of experiment with yarns and machinery. The white sole has been designed so that it will not show above low shoes. And since it seems men are fussy about their socks, gay-colored, clocked models now supplement plain models in a wide color range. They are a boon for men who stand on their feet all day and likewise for tall men, the reason being that this is the only sock in town that comes in extra large sizes with a quarter of an inch allowance for shrinkage.

Somthing metallic, a bit of mesh around your neck or on your wrist, this season will lend a bright note to the somber blackness of your favorite dress. Lord & Taylor’s have these accessories as crisp as organdie and as delicate as lace. A gold belt, from the same shop is very light and made of mesh disks. It caresses the waist softly and has a smart and simple buckle. Try it on any evening dress, the one you are most bored with and see the magical effect.

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