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How to be ready for anything (Mar, 1970)

How to be ready for anything

A. Picture hat concealing current copy of Women’s Wear Daily, which has hopefully decreed that skirts are going midi, willy-nilly.

B. Calibrated cigarette holder and tape-measure charm bracelet for measurement of other women’s skirts.

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Cloak and Dagger of the High Fashion World (Nov, 1959)

Cloak and Dagger of the High Fashion World

Here’s how glamor spies resort to complicated tricks to break through the ‘gilded iron curtain’ of the Paris couturiers… and how the ‘Mata Haris of High Fashion’ steal those precious secrets…

BY HENRI LECLAIR

If you think that international spies only hanker for juicy military secrets and the topmost confidences of diplomats, you are, of course, wrong. Espionage is actually hottest in relatively safer fields, where the secret agent, when caught, doesn’t face the prospect of the gallows and firing squads.

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Oddly Decorated Summer Parasols Add Novel Touch to Fashions (Oct, 1924)

Oddly Decorated Summer Parasols Add Novel Touch to Fashions

Sunshades grotesquely decorated with fur, feathers and various kinds of fabrics have appeared at some of the English resorts as novelties in summer fashions. Designs of different kinds of flowers and birds are worked on them, forming distinctive touches to the beach or holiday costume. One of the first of this style bore a realistic representation of a cat’s face of white fur with painted glass eyes.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF AUTUMN FASHIONS (Oct, 1930)

HIGHLIGHTS OF AUTUMN FASHIONS

Let’s go adventuring and choose new clothes for fall

by BETTY THORN LEY

“LONGER? Of course they’re not wearing their skirts any longer. I Didn’t you notice my cousin Eleanor? She spends a lot of L time and money on her clothes—and her skirts weren’t longer,” says Mrs. Brown, laying down the law to Mrs. Jones. Neither lady had asked whether Cousin Eleanor was wearing her new clothes or economizing on a motor trip by using up her old wardrobe. Mrs. Jones, being suggestible, is given her first wrong steer.

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