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FASHIONS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.
our Print, is another for the same purpose of fine Decca muslin, striped, and embroi
dered in a small pattern between the FASHION AND DRESS.
stripes; the border is ornamented with In order to supply the votaries of Fa- | three rows of muslin bouilloné, run through shion with every new invention that taste || with rose-coloured satin ribband. The and fancy can devise, a few of the most Catalonia dress is worn at friendly dinner emiuent Marchandes de Modes have quitted parties; it is of fine cambric, embroidered the metropolis, and repaired to those places | all over in crescents or very small sprigs, whereto beauty is led by the hand of pru- and is finished by three flounces of open dence to the abodes of health on the shores embroidery, and at the head of the upper of the ocean. Amongst these priestesses founce is a row of the same open kind of of the toilette may first be classed one of work. For morning walkiug dresses, printthe most elegant of the profession from St. ed muslins, with borders to correspond, and James's-street, and who purposes, we be- above the border two flounces of plain Jieve, to make her marine excursions as muslin, scalloped with the colour of the versatile as that fancy for which she is so pattern, are at present in favour ; but this justly famed: of this we are assured, that is one of those ephemeral fashions that soon several amongst the higher classes, now vanish, and are scarce worth recording, stationed at the different watering places, excepting that they find employmeut for are anxiously awaiting her arrival, before the loom in the charm of variety. they fix on some important articles of fe Mrs. Bell, whom we have cited above, male attire. We here, we are well assured, has, amongst her novelties, some very suneed not name the inventress of the Circas- perb ball dresses, the newest of which are sian and Armenian corsettes, the new court the harvest frocks; some of these have a hoop, Meinengen corsage, &c. &c.
beautiful border of wheat ears, actually The continued warmth of the weather || worked in straw on fine net, and others renders yet the muslin pelisses and spensers il are adorned with a rich border of corn to be almost universally adopted : some of poppies, which produces, certainly, the the latter are of clear book muslin, trimmed most beautiful effect by candlelight. These with very full trimmings of muslin, richly dresses are worn over white satin slips, embroidered at the edge. Scarf shawls, with a Meinengen corsage of a correspondmautles, and sarsnet wraps are only seen ent colour to the border. on evenings, when returning from the Never were caps so universal; and in rooms or from crowded parties.
this the English ladies do wisely : an arBonnets for the carriage are of white dent sun, particularly when accompanied satin, crowned with damask roses, or made by breezes from the sea, has often a sudden transparent of fine net, almost covered in effect in changing the colour of the hair. alternate stripes, crosswise, of French Among the new cornettes is the fan corwhite satin ribband: these bonnets are ge- nette à-la-Comtesse, so called from the front Derally crowned with hollyhock blossoms: being spread out like a fav; youth and but nothing can be more admired, or more loveliness are certainly requisite to render deserving admiration, than the Cambridge this head-dress becoming. The breakfast dress hat of pale pink satin, embroidered cornette, of five thread net and Brussels
ed by a full plume of white ostrich feathers: , sittin, is a very becoming deshabille to every this elegant bat is partially turned up in face: and a lighier kind of Madras turban, front. For walking, the Cheltevham bon woru as a home costume, is an improvenet of marine striped straw, with a simplement of a fashion that has lasted much ornameot of white roses, or a large Leg. longer than we predicted; it is of plaid horn, with little trimming except blond gauze, the colours of a light and appropriand ribband, are reckoned most fashionable, ate kind for summer. and are very universally adopted.
The favourite colours are Clarence blue, Next to the dinner dress, represented in
rose colour, and lilac.
OR MONTHLY COMPENDIUM OF FOREIGN
Cabinet of Taste; colours, or of poppies, deep coloured red
carnations, larkspur, and other flowers most in season. Leghorn bats have wreaths
of ripe corn Jaid in bias across the crown: By a Parisian Correspondent,
and bunches of flowers, brought very near
the edge of the brim, are a favourite ornaCOSTUME OF PARIS.
ment on all bats; these bunches are formed I AGREE entirely with you, that, in some of pivks, roses, Indian pinks, jessamine, instances, the characters of the French are mignionette, honeysuckles, and geraniums, totally changed. Party and passing events all mingled together; otbers of musk-roses, seldom now give titles to the different ar. guilder-roses, larkspurs, wild poppies, and ticles of female dress; and this mania has pomegranate blossoms. been gradually sinking away since the
Printed cambric gowns are yet very faguillotine lockets, broaches made of Bastille shionable; they are either striped or spotwood or stone, Marat's blood beads, &c. ted, and are oftenest trimmed with rows of &c.; things are now called by their right muslio bouilloné ; and maslin gowns, printnames, fashions described as plainly as pos ed in small chequers of pink, are in bigh sible, and, to use an English phrase, you
favour: but for the dress promenade, or “ beat us all hollow" with the elegant titles the public gardens, nothing is so fashionyou give to a cornette, a coloured body, &c. able as white, with flounces the same as the &c.
dress, which, if muslin, are laid ou in very I must not forget, however, to tell you
full plats; with these white dresses are in our homespuu, plain way, what are the woro sashes of tartan plaid ribbon: if the most prevalent fashions now in Paris. For Canezou body worn with this dress is of out-door costume, cambric pelerines are
the same material, it is made open in front, most in favour ; they are trimmed with with a plain frock stomacher to supply the muslin, and a ruff is worn with them, broad opening; and a clear muslin fichu generally hemmed, and made up in very full plaits.
finishes the dress. Gowns of India dimity, Canezon spensers are also much worn in
with flounces embroidered in differevt cothe public walks ; and these, like the pele- lours, aud rows of coloured embroidery berines, are seldom the same as the dress.
tween each floupce, is a novelty much Carriage hats are vow often made of admired; aod with this is worn a hat to futed vet and straw, intermingled; rose correspond in colours. Letting-iv of lace coloured crape hats are also much in favour, is now a favourite way of ornamenting the as are hats of white gauze, ornamented with borders of gowns, either of cambric or mus. marabout feathers, though some ladies pre- lin, between the rows of which are six or fer a bunch of roses, daisies, and lauristinas: seven very small tucks. transparent bonnels, ornamented with satin Young ladies continue to go without rouleaux, at the edge, of rose-colour or caps, with their hair arranged in very fall white, are also a favourite carriage head. curls, à-l'Enfant. This head-dress, so very dress; as are bats of tulle, with sweet pease infantine, requires the hair to be cut short embroidered on the tulle ; this is a beauti- behind; and many a fine head of hair is ful, but very expensive article. The brims sacrificed to a fashion, often too youthful of all hats are worn much extended; and for the wearer. The cornettes, turbans, and down feathers are reckoned more elegant dress hats have undergone but little alteratban flowers.
tion since my last accounts, except that the Straw hats are most in favour for walk. | former is seldom ornamented with flowers ing; they are turned up behind, w-la-Fan- now, but is wom merely as“ a deshabille ; chette, and the hats are placed rather for- || and a hat is generally put on when a lady warder than before. Hats of the new dresses for the day, for she seldom nieans cottou straw manufacture are generally or to stay at home; this hat, however, is vari. namented at the edges with a cordon of small ous, according to circumstances, as above white roses; and a bunch of pinks, of a described : a turban is generally worn for celestial blue colour, are placed ou the evening dress parties, and the first night of crown, or a bouquet of daisies of various a new play.
LETTER FROM A YOUNG MARRIED LADY.
DESCRIPTION OF A YOUNG MOGUL splendour that fashion and affluence can BEAUTY, &c.
bestow, previous to our departure for WeyHer age did not exceed fifteen; her mouth or Cheltenham, it is as yet undeterform was perfect, her features regular, andmined which; could I racket through all her large antelope eyes of a brilliant lustre.
the summer amidst balls, routs, and conAlthough fairer than the generality of In. certs, in the elegant way I do at present, I djan females, neither the rose nor the kily would be content to remain here the whole adorned her complexion; yet the brunette
summer; but that the laws of fashion fortint rather enriched than impaired the soft. bid; for this lively scene is reckoned now ness and delicacy of her skin;
too near London to make it an entire sumin all her steps," and her whole deport
mer residence for those who compose the ment elegant and courteous. This young hant ton. beauty excelled in personal charms, but
You read in the papers, no doubt, the was not so superbly dressed as her friend, wedding of the dashing Adelaide Worwhom I hastily sketched as a specimen of thington with the Hon. Frederic Cleve. a well-dressed Mogul.
land : it is with this pair that Fitzosborn Her drawers, of green satin, flowered and myself, at their earnest intreaties, conwith gold, were seen under a chemise of sented to be inmates during their short stay transparent gauze, reaching to her slippers, || here. We have not the awkward embarrichly embroidered; a vést of pale blue rassment of not knowing what to do with satin, edged with gold, sat close to ber ourselves, or how to bebave before a pair shape, which an under robe of striped sil- of turtles just caught in the conjugal net ; ver muslin, full and flowing, displayed to they are both so completely fashionable, great advantage; a netted veil of crimson that I am sure they would not be heard to silk, Aowered with silver, fell carelessly say a tender thing to each other for worlds: over her long braided hair, combed smooth the beaux still continue to Autter about apd, divided from the forehead, where a Adelaide, and Cleveland is as fond as ever cluster of jewels was fastened by strings of of bis dogs and horses; he is a modern chaseed pearls; her ear-rings were large and rioteer, a great encourager of pugilism, and handsome ; that in her nose, according to the delicate bride has lately affected to be our idea of ornament, less becoming. The robust; swallows at her breakfast anchovy Asiatic ladies are extremely fond of the toasts, and holds the pinion of a cold fowl nose jewel, and it is mentioned among the || in her fingers, while she picks it with her Jewish trinkets in the Old Testament; a || ivory teeth: she endeavours to be thought necklace, in intermingled, rows of pearl
a good judge of a horse, but by some of her and gold, covered her bosom ; and several || misplaced remarks, obtains a boisterous strings of large pearls were suspended from langh from her husband, who has most adaq embroidered girdle, set with diamonds; mirable skill in horseflesh. bracelets of gold and coral reached from
Alas! my dear Lucy, I do not seem now her wrist to the elbow; golden chains en- | to have laid up much store of prudence circled, her ancles, and all her toes and from my dear parent's last awakening adfingers were adorned with valuable rings. monition, in her kind letter. Lady WorLike most of the Oriental females, of all thington, with some little alteration, rereligions, her eyes were tinged by a black peated it to her niece Adelaide, when she circle, formed with the powder of antimony, | parted from her. “ Lose not," said that which produces a refreshing cooloess, gives excellent woman, “ lose not your hours, the eye additional lustre, and is thought to my dear Adelaide, in fashionable follies : be a general improvement to Asiatic beauty. | do not act like too many votaries of dissipa. Borbes's Oriental Memaire..
tion, as if youth and life were eterual."
But Adelaide has wedded a man so LETTER FROM A YOUNG MARRIED.
LADY TO, HER SISTER IN THE wealthy, that Mexico and Peru seem to be COUNTRY:
at his command; so much the worse, pero
Brighton. haps, for her; for she is naturally extravaHere, my dear Lucy, are we now en gant, and will think his riches inexhaust. joging ourselves, with all the gaiety and ible. Cleveland has never less than thirty