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ILLUSTRATED FASHIONS. Borders of fur-principally in astrakan, cara- cul, or mink-are going to be generally worn again this winter round the draped velvet or cloth toques that have become so popular both for indoor skating and the sport al fresco. The same popularity is also shared by the metal or jewelled plaques which the milliners introduce in the folds of their drapery or in the centre of one of the new cart-wheel or fan" rosettes. Here is a very practical little smoke-grey felt shape, which, I am sure, would suit the majority of girls. Being rather quiet, though extremely elegant in charac- ter, this medium-sized hat is just suitable for those who have to walk about a good deal alone. The grey felt brim is raised over a semi-bandeau of crumpled velvet of the most delicious shade of emerald green-just that particular tone which imparts so admirable a look of transparency to the skin, while the crown is draped in the most picturesque and flattering style with the same coloured velvet. Towards the front some grey quills are thrust through a loop of the velours. Abroad, the matinee millinery is especially dainty A SMART HAT FOR THE MORNING. I this winter, and Englishwomen would do well, I fancy, to copy the French as regards the moderate size of the new Parisian hats for theatre wear. One of the sweetest models in the revised Restora- tion style, is a bewilderingly curved and twisted toque in white horsehair lace entirely embroi- dered with silver and gold spangles On one side a half-garland of the most exquisite pink roses rests on the hair, coupled with a piquet of white plumes. It is perhaps because of the peculiar adjustment of these feathers that the toque strikes out so original a line. One of them is laid flat along the side of the hat, while the other plume falls down on the hair, and describes a graceful curve near the ear. Before I begin my gossip on the subject of the newest fur garments, I should like to mention the latest style of material ruffle for the throat. This novelty is fashionod-witli no stinting of stufi- in the new crimped velvet. I have already in- spected some charming ruffles of the kind in the new Capuchin brown, in periwinkle blue, bright red, and geranium and I consider they are far preferable at this chill period to the lighter frills of lisse or chiffon. Besides, the velvet novelity is so easily manufactured at home. Fur was perhaps never more popular than at present. Besides being employed for the multitude of Russian blouses and other shaped mantles, peltry is also pressed into service-at least on the other side of the Channel—for entire winter cos- tumes. A whole dress in Alaska seal, touched up stylishly with cream satin, for instance, looks extremely chic. But here am I dreaming of gorgeous attire rather beyond the means of those with only a moderate dress-allowance, so I will at I once proceed to describe my sketch, which exem- THE NEW FUn. MANTLE. plifies a new-shaped cape in skunk. The mantle I would, of course, look equally well in caracul or seal plush, both of which arc not at all expensive. This new model is made with wing sleeves that are essentially womanly and graceful. The other portion of the cape is fashioned in front rather after the manner of a, Russian blouse, the basque being tabbed, and the revers graduated to a point at the waist. At the back the mantle does not bag over, but fits quite closely in to the figure. A belt composed of small dull worked steel plaques, brightened up at intervals by sapphires singly set, draws in the fulness of the front. After the man- ner of so many of the pretty things in fashion this season, the high collar is waved in and out, form- ing a most becoming frame to the face. This winter many of the furriers are blending two kinds of skin together with the happiest result imagin- able. To some of the latest seal confections chin- chilla is added as a trimming, while other mantles in the same smooth brown peltry are carried out with the addition of sable. As to the linings used this year, the first-rate modellers of fur garments usually face their models with a silk to matcn the peltry, though if the skin is a very costly one it is quite within the bounds of strictly good taste to use a brocade of some rich luscious colouring. When December returns with its long evenings spent by lamp-light few articles of indoor attire are more acceptable to the thoroughly womanly woman than a cosy softly hanging tea-gown, j know that in some of the very smart country houses, where one party of visitors succeeds another incessantly, light silk or muslin frocks are the things to don at the five o'clock tea-table. However, for home birds who prefer the comforts of their own houses to the very questionable delights of visiting, there can be nothing to beat FOR FIVE O'CLOCK TEA. I the ease and grace of a well-modelled tea-gown. The especial one I have in my mind is shown in the illustration. The confection is designed in dove-coloured nun's veiling and has a fichu of the same soft material edged with cream lace. In front the gown is draped very artistically. The waistband, bow, and straps round the elbow sleeves are carried out in ribbon velvet of the loveliest tone of "mandarine yellow, some more lace softening the edge of the sleeves. COQUETTE.

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