THE MICIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, DECEMBE9 11, 1949
SUNDAY, D~CEMB'EIt 11. 1949
Varied Footwear Provides
Typical yuletide problems in
Ann Arbor are looking for dif-
ferent, unusual and relatively in-
expensive Christmas gifts for
roommates or coed friends.
Bed socks, loafer socks, or bed-
room slippers may be just what is
desired and local stores have them
in stock between the one and three
dollar price range.
COLORS START at white and
go through all shades and tints of
yellow, pink, red, blue, green,
brown, tan and black with an ev-
en greater selection among the
various color combinations.
Sheepskin, bunny fur,
For the man who is planning
to buy an engagement ring for
her this Christmas, a few funda-
mental facts should be known.
In a diamond it is the brilliance
that counts. The brilliance is re-
vealed by the color and cut.
* * *
HOW CAN one be sure that he
is getting the real stone and not
a substitution? First of all, he
should go to a jeweler he knows
or to a well-known store.
He should examine the stone
to make sure it is not a "paste
diamond." A paste diamond is
a glass stone with a foil back
(often tin foil.
This foil back can be readily
discovered by turning the ring
over. The object of the foil is to
make the stone seem brilliant.
* * *
HE SHOULD ask to look at the
diamond through a ten power lens.
Any diamond which does not show
marks and scratches through a ten
power lens is considered perfect.
If a white setting is desired,
the best and most desirable is
platinum which has a ten per
cent alloy of iridium. Iridium
makes the ring much harder and
durable and also the setting will
hold its color better and not
White gold is an alloy some-
times with silver, steel or nickel.
Combined with silver it is likely
to turn a greyish yellow. White
gold with nickel or silver seems to
be most desirable.
Final caution can be taken by
requesting a certified copy from
the jeweler stating exactly what
kind of a stone the buyer has pur-
chased. This slip with the jewel-
er's signature is the best assurance
of the quality of the ring.
Star Travel Cases
Cosmetics are not in themselves
current fashion, but the cases in
which they will be carried have
caused considerable stir.
With the many new types of un-
breakable containers for every-
thing from deoderants to tooth
powders and perfumes, the per-
fect travel cosmetic cases can be
made up. No longer is is necessary
to carefully wrap every tiny bot-
tle of liquid.
For those who still prefer the
old school bottles and jars, com-
pletely waterproof cases have been
The fashion world has given
birth to a new accessory which
may create some interest, if to no
one else, at least for our fur
covered friends. Designed to ac-
company fur trimmed suits and
coats are shoes made of match-
ing fur. These shoes are not only
trimmed with the fur but are
completely covered by it.
wool knits, chintz and velvet are
just a few of the materials which
are also combined in a variety
of ways to give the buyer just
what he or she desires.
There is no need to worry about
exact sizes when choosing most
of the slippers as they run in only
small, medium and large sizes
with medium corresponding to
sizes six and seven.
ONE OF THE most practical
and inexpensive gifts to be found
in Ann Arbor is a solid colored
mule made of plastic which comes
with a matching plastic hosiery or
This washable mule comes in
kelly green and a purpleish rose,
and has an elastisized strap
around the heel.
Similar to these are the rayon
satin, quilted mules with an air
foam sole which are quite inex-
pensive. They may be purchased
in a cellophane bag which is
handy for traveling and to keep
the slippers clean. These mules
come in white, flame, dusty green,
navy, pink and Heaven blue.
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QUILTED COTTONS and
chintz are also appearing in many
different patterns, one of the nic-
est being a white background with
tiny rosebuds around the slipper
and also on the bottom.
Bed socks are, another of the
items included in the low price
range, and they are just the
thing for the long, cold winter
Bed socks appear in softer col-
ors of rose, pink, orchid, pale
green and baby blue. They usually
have a draw string which ties
around the ankle to keep them
snug through the night.
* * *
A RATHER NEW innoovation
of one designer is the bobby sox
bed sock. It is simply an all wool,
white, rather long sock that has a
draw string inserted at the top.
Loafer socks, which are becom-
ing more and more popular, run
between two and three dollars.
Some have the fur-lined leather
sole which is usually warmer and
the others have a felt sole which
is a little more expensive.
A few of the more elaborate
styles are accented with a gold or
silver thread around the felt at
the bottom of the sock, and others
are trimmed with various types' of
yarn flower designs.
Restraint of line and niceness
of detail seem to be the keynote
for spring fashions, leading dress
The exaggerated silhouette of
past seasons has been greatly mo-
dified. Slender skirts and those
with graceful, flaring lines will be
equally abundant, they say.
Styles will concentrate on fem-
ininity. A gently sloping curve
will be seen in shoulders, with pad-
ding used sparingly. A minimum
measurement is emphasized in
waistlines. The cinched midriff of
the Empire style so fashionable
last year has almost disappeared.
Hips will be snug and not ex-
aggerated to the point of padding,
American corset designers have
dispelled rumors that the little boy
look now coming into fashion will
mark a return to the flapper look
of the 1920's.
The natural, well-molded fig-
ure will remain in fashion indefin-
itely, surveys among top designers
disclose. Women will wear clothes
made along the natural lines of
Many materials will be airy.
Dresses will be made of the sheer-
est organzas, chiffon, net, rayon or
nylon, fine cotton voilet and many
There is something about the
Christmas pine which seems to
make the holiday festivities com-
Decorating a tree in the home
is a relatively new custom, but one
Many people make chopping
down the tree a traditional party.
All are gathered together and,
warmly dressed, they set out for
After much merriment and some
chopping, the party will return
home to a blazing fire and hot
Decorating the tree may also
give to a party.
The Christmas tree not only
adds gaiety to this season, but its
pine fragrance fills the house. It
is a worthwhile addition to our
Gone are the days when the but-'
ton was known solely as an in-
Winter fashions are making full
use of the myriad sizes, shapes,
colors and materials presented in
the latest creations of the button
DRESS STYLES, reflecting Par-
isian trends, feature clusters and
columns of buttons. Pockets, col-
lars, belts, sleeves and necklines
are dotted with attractive disks,
matching those which serve as
Skirts, too, are making use of
clever arrangements of buttons.
Parades of colorful metallic,
wool and gabardine buttons de-
corate hemlines, pockets and
Buttons, if used with ingenuity,
can make old wardrobe items
bright and stylish looking. Belts of
fabric or leather can be remodeled
with a few well-chosen and well-
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TAMS, BERETS and caps res-
pond favorably to bright buttons.
Many new hat designs are featur-
ing gay button trims. Large tor-
toise shell, jet and metallic f as-
teners are particularly popular
The woman who has the
slightest handicraft ability can
originate all sorts of ways to
make use of the unique buttons
now on the market. For in-
stance, a string of tiny, rhine-
stone buttons can be used as a
sparkling strand which may be
twined about the waist or wrist
or used in the hair.
Gold and silver signet buttons
showing interesting raised designs
can be made into pins with an an-
tique look about them.
WinterFashions Employ Myriad of Buttons
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