THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Of Fas ion
White Wool Is'
Pet Date Dress
Tunics, Peplums And Fringed
Tiers Are Latest Fashion Note;
Beads, Sequins Trim Frocks
By DOROTHY GOLDSTEIN
Christmas vacation is a college
girl's best opportunity to impress the
"Man-Back-Home," and it also in-
eludes all the holiday dances, parties
and other festivities. It's rather im-
portant to look your best, therefore,
and abig step is getting a date dress
that will guarantee your being attired
appropriately for any occasion.
The fashion editors' newest pet is
a white wool dress. Under a fur coat
(if you are so lucky as to have one)
it is the last word in elegance and
good tast. One style has small brown
Wooden buttons edged in gold down
the front. There are tucks over the
hips . and cleverly concealed slash
pockets. The belt is of the same
creamy white wool and has a gold
buckle to set off the dress.
However, if you still prefer pastels
or dark colors, don't worry because
your favorite store still has those for
you too. A youthful wool flannel is
just the thing for a girl with a petite
figure. One dress in this material is
form fitting with'a tiny waist and full
flaring skirt. The collar is reversible
and gives you a much admired cas-
ual look. This number may be ob-
tained in blue, rose, or gold.
Another form fitting dress may be
had in black silk with two lines of
scallops running from each shoulder
to the hem. These scallops are trim-
mned in old blue or old rose. The
sleeves are three-quarter length and
tight-fitting and the neckline is
square anid also scalloped.
New Coral-Red Wool
For a spectacular entrance there
is a coral-red wool with a basque bod,
ice and full skirt. The sleeves are
long and snug with fringe bordering
them as well as the square neck.
There are also tiers of fringe around
the skirt. If, you are going to meet
his mother and desire something a
little more conservative there is a soft
shirt-waist dress with a full dirndl
skirt. The sleeves are loose and ex-
tend just below the elbow. The belt
is wide ane of rayon grosgrain.
Make Lipstick Last j
Does your lipstick -fade under the
damaging influence of coke-swigging,
pencil chewing, napkin wiping and
other pastimes? 'Then try this, little
Instead of .blotting your lips after
applying color, apply face powder,
This will form a film that will "make
yopr lipstick more ,durable and will
give them that desirable velvety look
Be Chic Ini I ttr jfWI!t
Warmth And Style
/11Ehllki Is FaEshionable
By Trimmed Hats, Full
Originality, Cleverness Bring
Gift Wrappings To Foreground
Distinctiveness In Fur Trim '>Sable Or Mink Dved Muskrat
Goes Far For Campus Wear
By Uses In Muffs And Gloves
It calls for a little special twist of
the wrist to keep you from being just'
one of the 400 University women.
This year a little fur goes far in help-
ing you realize distinction.
Per usual, matching fur trimmed
hats occupy the spotlight with fur
coats. But in case you didn't order
one with your coat don't entirely
abandon hope for they are abundant
enough to be easily matched. Jaunty
fur caps are designed this season to
keep your curls under control in even
the fiercest winter gales.
Fur Muff Is Practical
A fur muff is both practical and
distinctive- even with cloth coats.
Make it serve double duty by carrying
it with your evening wrap. A hit
this year is the tiny Persian Lamb
muff matching dainty Peter Pan col-
lars on dress coats or formal wraps.
In speaking of formal attire, a rowI
of ermine tails falling V fashion from
a huge white tulle skirt and a second
row edging the belt will net you com-
plinents galore. Hem a white eve-
ning gown with a wide band of silveK
fox and drape a loose silver fox stole
about your shoulders.
About the neatest trick is to sew
giant clover-shaped pockets of black
Persian lamb on a bright red wool
jacket; its chicnresults seem unbe-
lievable. This winter gray Persian
lamb trimmed pocketbooks strike a
new note in bags. For accenting
your old suede pumps try tacking a
mink tail on the toe.
Newest in the fur glove line are
the white broadtail mousquetaire
gloves; warm and definitely smart
especially with a tailored suit or coat.
A gray Persian lamb trim will do won-
ders for tame looking gloves and is
a feat yo'u can execute yourself.
Fur Stoles Are In
Fur stoles have staged a grand and
gorgeous comeback this winter. They
are being featured over tailored black
wool coats made of long haired black
skunk and designed to cover the
shoulders and tuck through the belt.
For evening wear either red or silver
fox stoles make glamorous wraps.
For outdoor winter sports, bunny
fur parkas keep you looking feminine
in this day of athletic women, Fur
trimmed galoshes are concocted to
match your coat be it black, brown
Miniature Shoes As Gifts
You can actually buy a pair of
shoes for someone for Christmas-
all difficulties have been discarded.
Just pay the money and receive a
small box with a miniature pair of
shoes of some simulated leather in
it. They may be turned in later for
the real shoes.
with gold beads. If you like peplums
a gold rayon crepe with smart drop-
ped shoulders should satisfy you com-
pletely. Gold sequins and "turgouises"
accent the sloping flare of the pert
little peplum and the brief sleeves
give you a chance to show off your
new Christmas jewelry.
Decorate With Beads
For a dinner date or dancing how
about a black crepe with a powder
blue yoke and sleeves-which, inci-
dentally, are loose and decorated with
small gold and coral beads at the
Velveteen is always rich looking and
for cold Christmas weather will be
just the thing. A two-piece dress with
a, plain full bodice and three-quarter
length sleeves, and a full softly pleat-
ed skirt will enliven your wardrobe
since the blouse and skirt can also
be worn with other combinations.
The military influence is also much
in evidence. Date dresses are now
decorated with gold army and navy
insignias on the sleeves. Double-
breasted jackets with brass buttons
over silk dresses are also much in
vogue and are reminiscent of our
own Navy ROTC.
Are Favorites With Sheared
Beaver, Chinchilla And Lynx
"Christmas is here with its ice and
snow, and once again the cold winds
blow. The poem is poor but the idea
is good if it can convince the "one
in power" that daughter needs a new
Today it is no longer necessary to
mortgage the family farm in order
to purchase a precious peltry. Budget
furs in the campus-irl set have come
into their own. Many are such per-
fect duplicates of their more extrava-
gant sisters that only an expert can
tell the difference.'
Muskrat Heads List
Heading this list is muskrat, who
has powdered its nose, combed its
hair and come out looking like no-
thing less than mink or sable. This
little animal abounds in the faraway
north, where the frigid climate en-
courages thick luxuriant pile. One
should try to be sure, in purchasing,
3 that she is receiving the backs of the
animal, the durability of which can-
not be surpassed.
The luxury of mink plus the sturdi-
ness of muskrat equals mink-dyed
muskrat. This fur will prove a double
favorite for winter '41 because of the
zooming popularity of brown. It may
not have apedigree but it can keep
company with the real article any
Beaver Made Better
Beaver has been a favorite among
college women since the days of our
mothers. They objected, however, to
its tendency to curl and mat in the
rain. A shearing process, developed
in recent years, has somewhatnover-
come this fault. The beaver is an ani-
mal that comes from northern United
States, Alaska, and Canada. Its pelt,
will take a great deal of punishment.
Sheared mouton has been so pro-
cessed as to step in for her sister,
beaver, at any time . Its wearing
ability is 'excellent.
It Looks Like Chinchilla
Chinchilla, the pet of quedns, has
been duplicated by chinchilla-dyed
coney. Incidentally, coney, not rabbit
is the correct name for this fur. Coney
'is a middle-English word that pre-
ceded the word "rabbit" which origin-
ally meant only the young of coney.
Chinchilla-dyed coney is appropriate
for afternoon or evening wear. Over
formals it will blend with any color
you have chosen for the occasion.
Truthfully, however, do not depend
upon it taking any rough treatment.
Skunk, when blended to resemble
sable, is really a very friendly crea-
ture. In fat, so friendly that it will
provide you with years of serviceable
wear. The best quality for dyeing
comes from Minnesota, Iowa and the
Dakotas. The two white stripes are
cut out of the pelts, the remaining
portions of which are then bleached
and dyed in sable shades.
Ersatz or Lynx
Have you ever dreamed of owning
a genuine lynx jacket. It is that fav-
orite of the pale, long-haired group,
that is perfect over sport tweeds or
fluffy formals. You may stop dream-
ing for white fox can be dyed to per-
fectly masquerade for the reality, and
for half the price. Treat her gently,
Wolf can also be made to resemble
lynx. It will wear better than the
fox duplicate, costs lss, but isn't
quite so pretty.
For Senior Women
Taking into consideration that to-
day's seniors will be business women
tomorrow, you who fall into this
group should purchase your clothes
accordingly. For example, flawless
black Persian lamb with its tight,
iAf-black curls, its mirror sheen, will
complete your college career, and be-
gin your business career. It is truly
an aristocrat among furs.
In purchasing a masked fur be sure
to find out just what it is imitating,
how this imitation was accomplished,
and just what was the original fur.
Blending and dyeing in no way im-
pair the original value of the fur, if
done by a reputable firm. In this way
it is possible to have the beauty and
good taste of a rare fur with half the
cost and half the care.
So now sit down with sweetness
in the pen and cleverness in the head
and convince Dad that he should
make your most exciting Christmas
dreams come true!
"Drafty corridors, thou shalt bother
me no more!" will be your cry if you
are fortunate enough to receive a pair
of those luscious smtked deerskin
moccasins on Christmas morn.
Made by the Indiansthey-are per-
feet for sneaking around the halls
during quiet hours. As regards
warmth, few slippers can be com-
pared with them. Comfort is the key-
note of the design for these moccasins
fit like gloves.
Incidentally, no two designs are
exactly alike, so you may be unique
as well as warm and comfortable.
By MARILYN MAYER
"..forl the gift without the giver
is bare" and in this day and age of
Christmas shopping by telephone, a
cleverly wrapped gift boasts that its
owner has really spent some time and
effort to make the recipient's Christ-
mas a merry one. To be sure tissue
paper and tinsel may always be em-
ployed as a last resort but why not
have everyone raving over your pack-
ages this Christmas?
Toss conventional wrappings, meth-
ods and colors to the winds this year
and let your imagination run wild
on each individual package! Raid
every department store and 5 and 10
counter for clever doodads to bright-
en up, your packages and even draft
some that were never intended for
In Fact, Anything Goes
Hunt up unusual wallpapers, old
yarn, left over dress materials, and
rickrack braid to make your pack ges
unique. Use the rickrack as ribon
and as a final stroke of genius spell
out the name of the happy recipient
of your gift with the braid.
From the scrap bag plaid and polka
dot cotton materials cut up and
pasted on make gay trimmings and
may even be used to make tassels for
the ribbon ends. Lingerie lace with
ribbon run through it over paste tis-
sue paper is a possibility you've prob-
ably never thought of. Left over
yarns make festive ribbons and old
fashioned yarn dolls tied to thV ends,
give your package that extra touch.
Tape It With Color
In this era of Scotch tape, there's
no excuse -for a gift arriving with
the ribbon feebly clutching at the
package for support. Colored Scotch
tape is in its glory this Christmas
and can readily be manipulated with
miraculous results. For example,
"peppermint stripe" a cylindrical-
shaped package with. silver tape. Or
for originality, cut the tape yourself
and make your own designs.
Another smooth idea is to buy in-
dividual letters at the 5 and 10 and,
paste them on to spell Noel or the
Crown a tailored multi-looped bow
tied at the small end of the package
with frosty New Year's bells. Or
better yet swing a red cellophane
bell from a giant red satin bow. An
Used To Paint
A very neat and inexpensive way of
producing one's own Christmas cards
can be accomplished as follows.
Select a design such as a bell, a
piece of holly, or something equally
seasonal and cut it out of cardboard.
Next hunt up anpld tooth brush and
a can of red or green paint.
When the materials are gathered,
place the design on a blank card and
proceed to spatter the paint bysmeans
of rubbing the tooth brush (filled
with paint) over the edge of a stiff
piece of cardboard. Apply the paint
heavily nearer the design and faintly,
as the areas not near the design are
Cover only a part of the card and
'when the paint is dry, remove the de-
sign and behold the bell or holly de-
sign outlined by paint spatters.
Did I say NEAT? Well, fun, any-
way and quite effective!
ethereal ten-cent store angel sur-
rounded by a geld paper sunburst
riding atop your gift will give it a
definite holiday appearance. Speak-
ing of angels, fashion a Russian style
angel for your package by clipping
wedges out of a lace paper doily and
crown her with a metal paper halo.
The Snowy Aspect
Fluffy cotton snowballs stuck on
ribbons or a pipe cleaner ice skater
on a "Christmas tree snow" lake will
make your gift distinctive. Cello-
phane straws offer limitless possi-
bilities. Make a Santa Clans face on
one of your less weighty gifts, out of
cotton and white paper with handles
on top so it can be hung over a
Christmas tree branch.
If you are wrapping jars of jelly or
jam or just jars in general~ dress
them in bright cellophane hats plus
a few cellophane curls and give them
Christmas seal eyes, nose and mouth.
A practical package may be designed
by topping a box with three huge
clown collars of red, white and blue
cellophane supporting a cellophane
wrapped cookie face with a jaunty
hat perched on one side. Disguise a
bottle as a lamp by giving it a bar-
er pole stripe of Scotch tape and
adding a dime-store lamp shade. Skip
a greeting card and scrawl your
wishes across the shade. Tuck a
man's small gift under a mountain
of pretend cotton soap suds spilling
out of a similarly stripped shriving
Smart And Simple
For a smart yet simple do why not
use brown paper tied with gay red
cord, the ends of which you tip with
big gold Sunday school stars? If
you ever get down to your last gift
and have completely exhausted your
supply of ideas, why not appropriate
a few snippings of pine and some
bulbs from the Christmas tree and
tie them in with your bow? Patriotic
packages promise to be popular this
Christmas; try topping your pack-
age with a toy boat, plane or gun
appropriate to "his" branch of the
Well, now with a lot of new ideas
under your bonnet let your hair
down and really come through with
some packages that are packages
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