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“ Vassalli, if a zechin would save you, I will not | twelve were placed-in the second, those from twelve give it. Away !---leave this room, or by the Virgin ! | to fifteen-in the third division, young ladies from will summon the stranger, and tell him the infernal plot fifteen to eighteen--and the fourth, was reserved formed by Carraci for his ruin. Believe me, his is a for the friends and female relatives of the younger bold and daring spirit; and his strength would crush dancers. It was altogether a very interesting and deyou in a second.”

lightful spectacle, to such as liad the good fortune to “ By the Holy Mother! I am both desperate and de be admitted. termined ; Marcella, will you assist me ?"

The severity with which the Prefect of Police has I heard a movement towards the door, and Marcella attempted to suppress public, fancy, and masked balls in a firm voice reply, “No!Next moment there was during Lent, has given no small impetus to similar a spring--a struggle---a fall.--and“ Murder !" was feebly private meetings of the same character, so useless is the uttered. In an instant the light casement and shutter power of the law in constraining the elastic fashion of gave way to my strength. I burst into Farrinelli's the day, which like the air we breathe, though pressed dressing-room ; she was lying on the ground beneath | in one place, will regain its elasticity in another. Vassalli; the ruffian's knee was on her breast; with one! The shortening of the public performances has also hand he grasped her throat, and with the other he given great offence to the Inhabitants of Paris, in the stopped her mouth, thus prevented her from calling for ordering the Theatres to drop the curtain precisely at assistance.

eleven. The obligatory abstinence has been so little reThe crash of the broken casement, and the noise my lished by the frequenters of the the temples of Thespis, forcible entrance made, alarmed the ruffian. Darting that scarcely a theatre in the metropolis has obeyed the his hand into his breast, I saw a dagger glittering ; but mandate. my impetuous attack was irresistable : ere he gained his The Thespians themselves have held, with doors feet, with a tremendous blow I levelled him to the closed to all but themselves, several elegant and admirground, His head struck against the marble tripod, ably conducted fancy and dress soirées, in which the and the stiletto flew from his nerveless grasp. I seized, most beautiful and fantastic costumes were worn by the the weapon, but it was unneccessary for my defence, for sons and daughters of the mimic-art, and the assemblies, Vassalli, deluged in blood, lay insensible on the floor. which did not open until midnight, were caught by the Stories of Waterloo,"

morning sun still revelling:

Our neighbours, the Spaniards, have been endeavouring to re-establish, in spite of the opposition of the

authorities, the exploded mysteries of the fourteenth PARIS CORRESPONDENCE.

century, when the twelve Apostles, Moses, Aaron, and

even Divinity itself were exhibited under familiar and To the Editor of the Beau Monde.

even ridiculous circumstances. We have little fear that

our countrymen, M. M. Victor Hugo and M. Dumas Having at last completed my preliminary arrange will fall into the “grossiéretés" of the olden time, but, ments, to furnish to your elegant work all the move we can hardly conceive how, sacred subjects, and cha. ments and employments of the fashionable world of racters canonized by religion and virtue, can be repre Paris, as well as to give the earliest and most accurate sented on the stage without desecrating the character description of our reigning costumes and fashions, I professed to be represented, and offending alike the lose no time in sending this, my first communication, votaries of religion and good taste. We need hardly and I will do myself the pleasure of remitting my future say more, than add, that “ The Passion” is one of the bulletins through a party incapable of betraying the projected representations of the bible history, when we priority of my information, the sources of which, I trust, express our conviction, that the Parisian public will you are now satisfied are not only exclusively mine own, appreciate the mis-directed talents of the dramatists. but are also extensive and not likely to mislead.

In a smilar spirit, M. Martin calls the twelve civilized The same gorgeousness and splendour prevail in the young Lions, with which he is now surprising the materials of the dress, which were conspicuous during Parisians, the Twelve Apostle. The appropriateness the Carnival, though with respect to fashion, individual of the title is hardly obvious. taste is now especially consulted, and simplicity seems The Chamber of Deputies has for a third time intro, the leading motive among our “ elegantes," in shaping duced a law admitting of divorces, and it is hoped, that the prevailing costume. The weather though fine, is the enlightened Chamber of Peers will see the propriety still too cold for the lighter fabrics to appear, as the of passing a law, which shall enable two ill-assorted figure still seeks protection from the season in the ample | individuals to cease being a source of reciprocal annoya cloak.

ance and discomfort. Every description of brilliant and splendid fabric The present season has been propitious to the arts, was to be seen in the numerous assemblies, dress and and claiming the priority for painting, I hasten to in. fancy balls, with which the season of last Mid-lent have form you, that the Museum containing the works of the been enlivened. The number of parties of the above Painter and the Manufacturer, were opened on the 1st description have been unusually numerous, and among of March : the public was admitted from eleven until them, juvenile balls were not the least attractive, nor four every day of the week, excepting on Monday, which the fewest.

was dedicated to the more private view of the man of One of the latter description was very remarkable, on science and the student. . account of the peculiar arrangment in dividing the young The pictures are less in number than they were last dancers into classes, according to their youth, in four year, not exceeding in the present exhibition 2000separate saloons. In the first, children not exceeding but what has been lost in numerical strength, has been


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more than gained in the superior character of the speci allowing ample room for the ladies to pass on their mens presented to the admiring gaze of the Parisians, leaving the saloon, and this gave a delightful delay for a people unexampled among nations for their refinement those who could appreciate the charms of beauty and taste, in collecting, as they have been zealous in heightened by all the auxiliaries of splendid costame. defending, their national monuments.

Description must fall short of the reality, the power of The power of fashion and the universality of its em language can never give any adequate idea of the pire, cannot be better illustrated than in painting itself, splendour of the scene. and the rapidity with which the various schools of The Mid-lent festival, was celebrated with due honors modern art caught and reflected as a mirror the passing and unwearied gaiety, and the Boulevards filled with fashion of the day, is as marked, as it is remarkable. | beautifully dressed company and elegant equipages.

In the days of David when republicanism and sim We observed a remarkable deviation from the usual plicity were dominant, the canvas of the painter bore weapons used by the fair bombardiers of the carnival, nothing but the unclothed figure, and the struggling by a certain nobleman furnishing his friendly battery wrestlers at the public games of Greece—the military with actual Lisbon Oranges, which however, were used dynasty of Napoleon, turned the efforts of art to pour with considerate mercy, in return for the unceasing tray the marshalling of conflicting armies, with the bombardment of Bon-Bons and Noisettes, to which he blood, dust, and havoc of war and her attending Furies was subjected from the hands of his fair, but not invet—with the devotional Bourbon a milder school succeed. erate antagonists. ed, and saints and prophets glared from every corner of A fancy ball was given, in which the characters were the Louvre-in the more enlightened and liberal present dressed in the costume of Louis XIII, in which the school, art is wisely left to herself, and the student fol. courtiers of that day were faithfully represented, dislowing no single subject, and swayed by no influences , playing some beautiful dresses, and presenting groupes but the internal inspirations of his genius, strikes into of picturesque effect, and ever changing variety. a wider field for their exercise, and, like the present At a very large brilliant assembly given by one of feeling of the people, will submit to no laws but such as our Millionaires, each guest was furnished with a sepageneral opinion dictates.

rate table, and at each was placed an attendant. In Among the objects most worthy of observation, are much better taste, a leading fashionable introduced several subjects taken from English history, the Execu into her ball-room, flowering shrubs and exotic plants tion of Lady Jane Grey, by Paul Delaroche, in which with a profusion and grouping resembling nature, and the heroic fortitude of the unhappy and innocent victim mimicing with gemming and varied lamps the fancy of another's ambition, is forcibly and pathetically pour gardens of the Arabian Genii. The “Coup d'Euilo trayed, is a very interesting picture. Among the other was impressive in the extreme, and the whole arrangeexhibitors of merit are the Brothers Johannot, In grez, ment was highly creditable to the fair projector. Granèt, &c., the comparative merits of which are warmly

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de F . discussed in the gallery by their respective partizans, which in a nation so susceptible of the beauties of painting as we, are as numerous as they are zealous, and urge their respective Idols to still higher attempts LONDON AND PARISIAN FASHIONS. of art, by the natural emulation so readily excited by applause and competition.

FROM A VARIETY OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES Darting back for a moment to the other mimic art,

INCLUDING COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM we saw Mozart's inimitable Opera, Don Giovanni, performed with all the auxiliaries that a splendid orchestra, Le Petit Courrier des Dames"-" Journal des magnificent scenery, and great histrionic talent could Dames et des Modes, L'Observateur des Modes et command, but the splendour of the saloon, far surpassed LIndiscret-“ Le Follet Courrier des Salons-“ Le the dreams of the most imaginative eastern poet, for the Mercure des Salons," &c. &c. richest looms of the East, and the deepest mines of the

Dresses.- Promenade redingotes have been much gem-bearing Golconda, seemed to have exhausted their

worn, and in a vast variety of modes. Plain velvet treasures to lavish them on the fair daughters of France; so resplendant in diamonds, magnificence, and beauty,

ones trimmed with fur have had their sway, but few was the the saloon of the Opera on the first representa

cloaks are now seen. When the weather is fine, the tion of Mozart's inimitable production.

signal is a Cashmere shawl or pelerine. Corsage form. Her Majesty the Queen, Madame Adelaide, and seve

ed into the shape of a reversed V, are pretty novelties ; ral other branches of her illustrious family graced the

they generally terminate at the extremities by a little theatre with their presence. Her Majesty wore on

neud of ribbon or an acorn. Plain and spangled velvet the occasion, a cherry-coloured velvet tocque with a

when for the promenade, redingote should be of a very

simple form. For instance, golden buckles uniting white waving plume; the Princesses wore their hair

short strops of velvet or satin, or gros de naples, noeuds. unadorned by artificial aid-white dresses prevailed,

A plain under-dress, croisée. The flat corsage buttoned and were worn very low indeed, unusually so—the next prevailing colour, was rose.

before, with the usual under-dress and large sleeves Artificial flowers were much worn in the coiffure in.

are remarkably elegant. For the theatre or evening stead of braids, some had a most fascinating effect.

visits, bright coloured velvet or satin is much employed. Turbans, tocques, berêts, were also to be seen, and a

The carriage dress does not differ in shape nor material, few satin hats resembling riding hats turned up on one

and its only distinction is, that, the colours are more side and ornamented with a plume.

varied and contrasted. Muslin redingotes of different

colors are worn for half-dress in the evening, or as The gentlemen in the saloon formed a double row,

demi-negligees at home, they are frequently worn over L A Cheapau de Paille of Rice d'Herbault; with a satin, and are closed with nouds of satin lace. For rose placed lightly waying gracefully with each movemorning calls, we have observed an embroidered muslin ment, and trimmed with gauze ribband of the colour of lined with rose-coloured satin, the under-dress, the point the straw is much in vogue. of which was bordered with alençon point, had white Feathers are now worn of a colour resembling the satin under it, and trimmed with two volants de point : |

| capote which they surmount. the plain corsage was concealed by an organdi kerchief An elegant negligeé capote, high in the peak and shaped en-pointe and trimmed with very deep lace, | coming low under the chin, is likely to become very gathered all round, and falling on the shoulders and fashionable. the back. The points passed through, and secured by MATERIALS AND COLOURS. -The leading colours the ceinture, which consisted of rose-coloured satin worn at the Tuileries, were blue, green, violet, and light covered with pompadour flowers. Sleeves long, narrow marone. toward the wrist, with a ruffle of alençon lace point Very few dresses were of mouselines de laine, their upon a rose-crape, branches of Ivy entwining with each place being substituted by foulards with plain designs, other, were embroidered and had a beautiful effect. and of one colour in the trimming, &c. Another, upon a citron-coloured gauze with satin co For hats, straw-colour in satin or pou de soie is the lumns, two bands of orcilles d'ours descended from the | favorite, and surmounted with lilac flowers. ceinture to the hem, forming an apron.

We have seen the spring fashions of all the first With the spring, lined redingotes are introduced, houses, and observe, that the most elegant hats will be of India muslin, embroidered latiste, lined with mar. of pou de soie, glacé, or white, ribbands of the same celline.

colour, although a few brighter colours are to be found We also remarked a rich bridal dress of white lace, in their magazines. lined with rose-colored satin. The pelerine was trim- A great variety of foulards of Egyptian and other med like a mantelet with a high border of English antique designs are likely to become fashionable. point lace. The jupe croisée was closed with satin Amongst the rest, the taffetas de Siam, the ulèwas, the noeuds. The dress would look well either in plain or grenadine tissue, the foullard d'Orient, the cachemire embroidered tulle, lined with taffeta or gros de naples. | and silk tissue, embroidered colour upon colour, the

Among the most elegant in effect, was a dress of mandarine, a light brilliant and glossy fabric--one of delicate jonquil yellow crape, open at the sides, and pare the prettiest has a beautiful ground of marbled green tially re-united on each side by five bunches of the blue and violet, sprinkled with chinese pinks. Forget-me-not. The robe beneath was also of a jon. VARIETIES.-Some very elegant cravattes embroid. quil yellow, but the material was satin. A triple sabót ered pou de soie are to be seen. We reinarked several to the sleeves with blonde ruffles, corsage a pointe, at the Tuileries, of pou de soie pistachio green, and formed by ranges of small violet-coloured boutons within covered with blossoming pea-flowers embroidered with a circle of diamonds. The coiffure was composed of silk braid. The embroideries my be of either black or Forget me-not's and a diamond aigrette.

white silk upon a light ground. Ball DRESSES.-A dress of satin embroidered in The India scarfs are of muslin, embroidered with silver or gold, with the tunic of smooth gauze or crape, silken braid: one of the prettiest we saw, was of a dark rather short before and lengthened behind.

ground' embroidered with a deep blue silk braid of At the splendid ball of Madame le Comtesse De L-. arabesque designs. It would be easy to imitate these The hair was worn in a great diversity of ways, many scarfs, by having the India muslin carefully dyed and wore the coiffure a la Grecque, and others on the con embroidered. Another of rose-coloured muslin covered trary, with very high ornaments.

with little palm leaves was worn as a turban, with a Jewellery was abundantly worn, and the same variety black velvet dress, and had a very elegant and graceful in their selection seemed to prevail. Topazes, emeralds, effect. sapphires, diamonds, and rubies,, seemed almost equally The poly branch cane umbrella, which takes up as its to prevail in favour among the “haut ton."

name imports, but the space of a walking stick, and A white gauze dress with designs of gold, the cor. amply secures the person from the weather, is likely to sage à pointe with a gold cordelière,-blond mantilla, become a fashionable attendant on our promenaders. sleeves with triple sabots. On the head, a gold band The fans hitherto generally ornamented with pastoral with a cameo ornament upon the forehead, and a plume subjects are going out, being supplanted by others, reof white feathers waving over the side and back of the presenting gothic ornaments or hieroglyphic designs. head.

Necklaces are worn to fit the neck closely, and fast. Upon a distinguished belle, we observed a white crape ened by a clasp, allow the end to fall below the upper dress, a little above the hem of which, was worn a gar: part of the corsage. They are mostly composed of gold land of flowers forming a festoon, a similar one behind, chain studded with pearls or emeralds. and on each side an oval garland placed lengthwise. Flowers or garlands worn with ball coiffures are in

Hats, Caps, &c.-Hats and Capotes are worn some. general very delicate, small and of light colours. For what wider, and with a higher crown.

young persons, Chinese pink, forget-me-not, and jas. We have seen some very beautiful turbans of white mine are very becoming. diaphane gauze, and pale blue intermixed. There was The Coiffures à la Clotilde, or à la Berthe, which in this mixture something very elegant and becoming. consist of a sort of semi-circular tress falling on the

Hats are now made to turn up higher behind than in cheek, are more than ever gaining ground. Their front, this is in many instances very becoming, and in keeping their position on so well, renders them exparticular to persons of small stature. The front is tremely convenient for the danse. very low at each side and high in the middle.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PLATES. [The description of the plates which has hitherto taken up a considerable portion of our space, we have long considered might be much more appropriately devoted to matters of more interest and more utility ; though, in accordance with the general usage in similar works, we have long given a detailed description, we could never discover the advantage of describing dresses, &c., so accurately delineated in the engravings, and particularly to those who are so perfectly au fait in all matters of taste and elegance.

Our descriptions are already very ample of dresses not engraved ; and we propose, of the actually engraved ones, only to notice those which in form or material may not be familiar to our readers. This matter will be found under the proper heads in the article London and Parisian fashions.

If our fair subscribers take a different view of the subject, they will be kind enough to communicate with us—we will bow to their decision.)


DONT LES TITRES SUIVENT :" Le Follet Courrier des Salons"..." Le Petit Cour. rier des Dames”-“ La Mode"..." Journal des Dames". &c. &c.

Les toilettes de bal, cette dernière semaine ont été pour elles le chant du cygne. Elles ont toutes reparu fraîches et brillantes pour s'éteindre à tout jamais devant les belles journées du printems, que le ciel nous envoie pour nous consoler des joies de l'hiver. Ainsi nous voilà bientôt obligées de parler des modes de la nouvelle saison. Jusqu'à l'abandon du velours et du satin, il n'y aura pourtant rien de très-nouveau à remarquer aux grands théâtres, aux promenades, et au Salon où les femmes du monde se donnent toujours rendez-vous. Le bon goût plutôt que la nouveauté fait la distinction des toilettes d'aujourd'hui.

Pour terminer nos indications sur les bals, nous dé. taillerons l'ensemble de quelques toilettes qui nous ont paru les plus saillantes dans les réunions des derniéres semaines.

Une robe de crêpe rose ouvrait sur un jupon en pou de soie rose, garni de deux hauts volans de blonde. La jupe de dessus était fixée à celle de dessous par des bouquets de violettes de Parme. Ces mêmes fleurs for. maient agrafes au corsage et dans les manches; dans les cheveux deux bouquets de violettes, et un petit dia. dème de diamans montés sur de l'émail noir ; point de collier : une écharpe de blonde à léger dessins rayés, et à mailles dentelle.

Une robe d'Angleterre sur un jupon de satin bleu ciel était retenue par des neuds de satin à longs pans que fixait une agrafe de perles, d'où pendaient cinq poires de diamans. Dans les cheveux une girlande de véronique ; pour bijoux des perles et des diamans.

Une robe de tulle cerise était ouverte en crevés sur le côté, fermés par des nouds de gaze cerise et des touffes de boutons d or. Dans les cheveux une couronne de boutons dor; pour bijous, des camées.

Une toilette simple fut remarquée comme trés-nouvelle;

c'était une robe de crêpe blanc à corsage blanc décoleté ; le tour de la gorge, au lieu d'être bordé d'une blonde, était bordé d'une frange en soie blanche. Cette frange garnissait le troisième bouillon de la manche, et une espèce de mancheron ou jockei à trois dents retombait sur le premier bouillon ; une large ceinture de satin blanc terminée par de la frange, nouait par devant à longs pans.

Pour poser sur le devant des bonnets, les fleuristes montent de très-petites fleurs de couleur avec beaucoup de feuillage tres délicat et touffu. Ces fleurs se posent de chaque côté, tombant en dehors des touffes.

Nous avons remarqué une étoffe simple et distinguée ; ce sont les marcellines camayeux. Elles sont destinées aux robes tout-à-fait négligées.

Une des plus belles etoffes que nous ayons vues est le pou de soie damassé et broche à fleurs brillantes.

En fantaisie, une des étoffes du matin qui nous a frappés comme très-distinguée à cause de son extrême simplicité, est un gros de Naple à vil de perdrix. Sur un fond vert, un petit rond noir; sur un fond brun, un petit rond blanc. Ce gros de Naples est tout-à-fait dans le goût des dernières années du dix-huitième siècle.

On continue à mettre des demi-voiles de tulle illusion bordé de blonde, autour de la passe des chapeaux de demi-toilette. Quelques personnes mettent simplement un voile en tulle ourlé ;ce n'estpas mieux que la blonde, mais pendant quelque temps ce peut être préféré comme nouveauté.

Les magasins de bonnetrie s'occupent toujours des bas en soie de couleur; il paraît que l'on vouderait établir de porter les bas semblable aux robes ; comme autrefois on portait selon la robe le bas à coins assortis. Pour don. ner notre avis nous attendrons que la mode se soit prononcée.

Les mitaines se feront peut-être égalenient en soies de couleur; en attendant on porte toujour celles de dentelle ou blonde noire, de dentelle ou blonde blanche, et celles en filet de soie brodées au plumetis,

Plus riches on voit aussi celle de point d'IAençon ou application d'Angleterre.

Pour inettre avec une robe Pompadour à pointe, en belle étoffe riche, rien n'est plus en harmonie que les corsages ; cette ligne de pierreries qui descend en partageant le corsage et traçant une ligne brillante sur la poitrine,

La mode des bagues s'affaiblit, mais elle ne, peut passer. On en fait de nouvelles, on en fait de riches massives, apparentes. Une forme que l'on porte beaucoup et fort bien, est un serpent qui fait trois fois le tour du doigt, sa tête et sa queue se redressent en sens diffèrens; ses yeux sont marqués pas des pierres. Ce genre de bague est d'autant mieux que le serpent est fort et bien dessiné.

ReDinGOTES DE FEMME.-Avec le printems reviennent les redingotes doublées ; la mousseline de l'Inde. la batiste brodée, doublées de marceline. Nous avons admiré, dans un magnifique trousseau envoyé à Vienne, une redingote de dentelle blanche (application de Brux, elles) doublée de satin rose; la pélerine était garnie comme un mantelet, avec une haute bande en point d'Angleterre ; la jupe croisée fermait avec des næuds de satin. Cette redingote pourrait être en tulle uni ou brodé, et doublée en taffetas ou en petit gros de Naples

ROBES FOULARD-Le foulard est une de ces étoffes

qui convien nent à toutes les fortunes et à toutes les petits næuds de rubans semblables à ceux de la robe. toilettes. Une femme trés-élégante portera une robe de Eropfes.- En attendant la nomenclature des diverses foulard, mon tante, à pélerine, à manches longues, pour étoffes qui apparaîtront ces jours-ci dans nos grands mafaire des visites, pour aller à la promenade, pour rester gasins, nous pouvons annoneer que les étoffes en soie chez elle. Une femme plus simple fera du même foulard | seront très à la mode cet été. On en fait à dessins imune robe de soirée, décolletée, à manches courtes, avec menses, d'autres ramagés, d'autres immitation du dessin des tulles de soie et des næud de ruban.--Une disposi, moyen-âge ; mais à côté de toutes ces bizarreries on voit tion peu éclatante est un fond de couleur à dessins aussi des petits dessins plus à la convenance de la mulblancs.

titude : telles sont des soies mouchetées c'est-à-dire ayant LINGERIE. - Les jupons de dessous doivent être de tout petits points noirs sur des fonds vert, grenat, montés sur une ceinture presque aussi haute que celle rose, bleu, etc. Sur une étoffe qu'on appelle fontange, de la robe, et soutenus sans être plissés par devant. Le on voit des jolis petits dessins en couleurs vivement lé de derrière, c'est-à-dire toute la partie qui forme les nuancées.—Toutes ces nouveautés sont sans préjudice froncés, doit être trés-ample et faire beaucoup de plis aux foulards dont la vogue est telle que les robes de cette sur les hanches. Le jupon peut réunir l'accessoire de étoffe sont indispensables à la toilette d'une femme, toilette, la tournure, si l'on reploie en dedans l'étoffe, Bijoux.---L'émail et l'or, habilement combinés, forment en l'empesant de manière à faire bouffer le jupon comme les plus jolis bijoux que l'on puisse porter avec les la robe.—Les jupons ordinaires se font en percale, avec toilettes d'été. On y adjoins des camées, des turquoises... un large ourlet.-Les jupons brodés n'ont repris de quelque composition de fantaisie. On porte beaucoup faveur qu'en rares exceptions.

de superbes épingles ou agrafes qui, placés soit entre -On voit dans les magasins, quantité de bas de soie de les draperies du corsage ou sur le fichu, ont une chaîne toutes nuances brodés en blanc; mais il s'en voit porté qui vient descendre sur la ceinture où elles fixent un trés-peu jusqu'à présent.

bijou, tel qu'une cassolette, une montre, etc. ENSEMBLES DE TOILETTES.-Une robe de crêpe Les boucles d'oreilles en émail ornées de camées, jonquille ouverte de des deux côtés du jupon et fermée forme longue, sont les plus nombreuses. par des bouquets de pensées. Il s'en trouvaient cinq sur Les bracelet, toujours très-étroits et brisés sur plus ta hauteur du jupon. Les intervalles entr'ouverts lais- | sieurs compartimens afin de réunir les camées ou les saient appercevoir en dessous une robe de satin jonquille. plaques qui les composent, sont les plus à la mode. Triples sabots aux manches et manchettes en blonde. Les bagues noires, ornées de diamans, sont toujours Corsage à pointe formée au milieu par une rangée de pe de bon goût. On peut aussi compter pour mode les ba. tits boutons d'émaux violets, entourés d'un petit cercle gues composées de petites plaques brisées, formant une de diamans. Pour coiffure, un cordon de pensées sur le galerie autour du doigt. front, et une aigrette de diamans placée dans les nattes FANTAISIES.-La mode des initaines doit se soutenir des cheveux.

tout l'été, à en juger par la quantité qui s'en confectionne Une robe eu crêpe scabieuse avait sur le devant du aujourd'hui. En noir, elles sont en dentelle, en blonde, jupon une guirlande de boutons dor placée diagonale en filet ; en blanc, elles se font en fin tricot à jour, semment et terminée à la hauteur du genou par un bouquet | blable à ce que l'on nommait autrefois le tricot de Ber. de mêmes fleurs. Des agrafes, formées par des bouquets lin, ou en fin filet brodé au plumetis. Nous en avons vu de boutons d’or, retenaient les plis du corsage et des de très-riches en point d'Alençon formé par des dentelles manches. Pour coiffure, des petites branches de boutons réunies. d'or entremêlées dans les touffes de boucles qui retom

Plus les éventails sont immenses et antiques de peinbaient très-basses de chaque côté des joues.

ture et de monture, plus ils sont de mode aujourd'hui ; Une robe en satin bleu, à dessins de blonde brochés on paie au poids de l'or quelques uns de ces éventails en blanc, présentait sur le devant du jupon des losanges qui possèdent le cachet du siècle de Louis XV, et attesdécoupés dans l'étoffe, La séparation entre les losanges tent par leur style qu'ils ont été au moins inventés pour et l'étoffe du jupon était d'un doigt environ, espace suf les caprices des Dubarry et des Marie Mignot. On fisant pour laisser appercevoir un dessous blanc. Chaque a payé 500 francs un éventail, monté écaille et or, pointe du losange terminée par un noeud de ruban blanc et d'une finesse de peinture admirable, représentant des de gaze blonde. Mêmes næuds sur le devant du cor. emblêmes mythologiques, &c. Les plus jolis éventails, sage, entre les draperies et entre les sabots des manches. et ceux qui sont les plus recherchés à présent sont à peinMantille en blonde blanche. Pour coiffure, bandeau de tures vives sur fond noir et élégamment montés. diamans et plumes blanches placées en arrière.

Au bois de Boulogne, on aperçoit une multitude de Robe en pou de soie blanc damassé en blanc, garnie redingotes de satin pensée, vert, mauve, gris ; peu d'ord'un volant de blonde relevé en festons par un camée. nemens sur le devant du jupon ; seulement des liserés ou Les draperies du corsage retenues par des camées. Sur des næuds. Une ou deux pélerines, des manches larges, la tête un turban de cachemire, mélangé bleu à dessins les unes étroites depuis le coude, les autres froncées au jaunes, et jaune à dessins bleus, orné d'un esprit noir. poignet. On en voit aussi à triple sabot, et alors la

Un robe de tulle rose ayant un semé de petits bouquets manche est très-serrée à partir du coude. Avec ce genre brodés en argent, formant tablier sur le devant du jupon. de manches on porte des corsages sans pélerines, les uns Le devant du corsage également brodé en s'élargissant en guimpes pour robes, les antres formés en redingotes en éventail. Mantille de blonde, turban de gaze rose froncés en bas et s'évasant en gerbes. lamée en argent, ornée d'une aigrette noire montée sur Les colliers ont un genre nouveau de forme et de tra. un ornement de diamans.

vail. Ils ressemblent à une chaîne serrée au cou, Une robe en vieux point d'Alençon, ornée de neuds Nous avons remarqué de charmante parures dont le de rubans chinés et brochés en toutes couleurs sur les collier faisait le tour exact du cou, et retombait d'un manches et devant le corsage. Coiffure toute remplie de seul bout jusque sur le corsage.

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