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FASHION'S' :I RIYIOLLTIES. NEWEST DESIGNS IN DRESS OF THE DAY. A merican ladies have given up wearing jewrellery joat nowr. lDut though they do not don theirdiamendl. they lavish them upon tie Email articles with which a fashionable woman equips herself. The purse and card case have a ty or floner in diamonds. The bracelet watch is ret in diamonds. The old-fashioned onitted silk purses have diamond ringsicstead of the steel or uilt one. that rEed to be considered good enough. The joctet mirror is framed in gold, and has a large diamond onitesliding cover. Gold walnut shells are carried in the poctet, the contents being a tiny poadcr polO on one side, with a rack for pius and small visairemlte vs lbs other. Rings are in great Ifavour, thoo~gh aectlcts sod bracelela are in teniparary reirprle. Tsrqaoios ia the favosrite atone, bat it musat consort writh many dismoode. They ame its dreoscat, as it yere, erithout which it cannot present itaelf in society.

A REETTY APRON

To the housewife, who "on occasions" must wear an apron, we commend our sketch. It is a useful and pretty apron with bib, Etrups, and a pocket. It is of cambric embroidered with quaint sprays in delicate colours;and, mark you, it is cheap.

A2T ARTISTIC ~SIALL

The abcre ill~utrates an artistic mantle made in " Azal" clothand velvet, "a harmoony in grey." The fulness is put into a deep yoke of velvet with a high and fullcollar. The opening over the arm discloses a yellow silk lining. Antique silk clasps add a finish at the neck.

A CIIAR3II! FAN.

Anticipating Christmas the London shops are fu!l of pretty prcsents for the festive season. We re produce a fan of yellow sills, decorated with pansies, daisies, and a butterfly. The effect in colour is clarm The Parisian authorities have issed-(observes the pictorial World) a decree that cloth is to be a permiesible material for evening dresses; and as there is an autumn and a winter season-although the "Ociety" newspapers would scorn to grant them the social recoguition of a capital 8-it is pleasant to know that while we enjoy their festivities we may realise the cosy comforts of a warm woollcn gown. Naturally, convention insists that we should cut our cloth according to the snodish measure which holds de rigoeur the low bodice. Thu Princess style is the most generally popular, and a gown which excited my special nnthusiam the other day was made in thiss wayof peach-coloured cloth, with a st'd of shaded violet velvet round the hem, edged with skunk top and bottom. The low-cut bodice of this was draped with a bsrthe of lace drawn into the waist under a belt of the shaded velvet ribbon, edged with the fur and inateniug at one side with an erent bow of the butterily order. Much effect (snys a writer on "Children's Party Frocks" in the Lad,) may be obtained by a skilful rombination of yelvet and light-coloured fabrics. which, made in piqunante style, are exceedingly useful for children's dance and party frocks, and yet not too elaborate for afternoon "*at homes," or ordinary smart wear. Most of the soft woollen crtpo cloths, the finer nun's vei'ings, and light-coloured cashmeres, are all suitable for such combinations, as it is only for fancy dress balls or very special dances that gauze, net, and tulle are employed for children's diesses. For children of threeto five or six years, soft wauh ing silks, prettily sinocked and trimmed with lace, or fine munlins embroidered or trimmed with embroidery and coloared ribbons, form the daintiest of party frocks, and, where the hair is cut low over the fore head and hangs in a tangled mass behind, a very characteristic and kecoming frock is of dark velvet, wiels a deuble collar of deep vandyked tare, or a sort of cape-collar, formed of scalloped lace mounted on mslin, snd.desp cuffs made to correspond. The dress is fall but plais, and very short waisted, and a broad soft sash is tied highup under the arms, and makes a lovely costamo of the Charles I. period. For a boy the same thing would be represented by full looe knickerbokers of dark velret, finished by full lace frills, a square-shaped velvet coat, fastening down the centre, and full sleeves put into a deep cuff of velvet. The deep double collar of lace falling well over the shoulders, and upstanding cuffs of lace, eosld complete this pretty suit, but the hair must be ns anud cot low over the forehead, or the proper sbctilei -..

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