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FOR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. A WEEKLY BUDGET OF I'ASHION, HOM-E NMANAGEMENT, NEEDLE WORK AND COOKERY. 'Specially. written for the "Colac Herald.")
SUIMMER MILLINERY. The'?e is something very attractive about the'summer millinery ; partly, no doubt, because tulle and lace ei ter largely into its composition, and partly also because the shapes are infinitely more becoming than they were last season. The shapes, too, are so light. The wide, shady brims, curving down in Dolly Varden fashion, casting a soft shade over the fore head and eyes, with the many loops of ribbon, which are used to 1;1 in the space under the brim at the back, . are invariably becoming. Wide sash ribbons, chosen in brilliant stripes Sad checks, form a favorite trimming for straw hats for morning .wear. These ribbons are lightly folded round the crown :of the hat, aad then tied high n front, with many tall, r: upstanding loops. In other cases they are gathered into full ruches, vwhich encircle the crown completely, Sand -then- at the back two long ends Sare drawn through the brim, and ; either allowed to float away loosely Sor else brought round to the front and lightly knotted under the chin. iats made entirely of tulle are trim d med, as a rule, with very -large loops and bows of the same. fabric, wired Sinvisibly, just at the edge, to save Sthem from getting too quickly crush Sed and out of condition. Flowers are notquite so extensive Iv used as feathers, especially on the F- rench models. For girls to wear. with a simple mousseline frock, with . a sash and fichu, the sylvan hat of - the Dolly Vaiden type is seen; it Sneeds very little trimming, a wide Sbelt of ribbon passed over the crown's Ssummit. Faint blue, the brightest of ''old". pinks, mauves, and black look very effective, and upon a bright sun shiny day, white ribbon upon a white hat has its charm. To some of the fabric hats fabric feathers are given. A pin-spotted muslin chapean with a faint blue muslin brim binding, has quills to decorate it, made of pleated cambric, and the effect -is very de ceiving at first sight. To the flower aigrettes, a veritable radiance of color is attributable, and again one finds the purity of white a perfectly satisfactory resource. The glorious hues of the fuchsia are sug gested, but not by those flowers. I Pansies and stocks, geraniums del phiniums and roses are massed to gether to produce a glory of crimson and pink in every gradation. After I being satisfied with small 'iatpin i heads for a comparatively short space of time, the whirligig of fashion C has changed, and brought into wear t more gigantic pinheads than ever were seen before. The more extra ordinary in appearance the large hat- i pin is, the better it is liked, but it ] must also be valuable. Costly pieces Sof Chinese carved ivory make beauti- o Sful hatpins.