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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 6, 1941)
Empires May Fall,
But Fashion Won't
By PAT ERICKSON
Bombs can crush an empire, but fashion seems to be made of
more enduring stuff.
In fact, lady fashion is a parasite. When Paris, her traditional
home city, bowed to the blitzkrieg, la mode shrugged her shoulders
ahd moved away to hunt new life. New York, the greedy, welcomed
her with open arms.
She has been a capricious, independent waif, critical of the hospi
tality of Americans, i tie designers
first tried to tempt her by clothing
her in their modernistic impres
sions of trends from American his
tory. She wore the Mormon hat
But she wanted more color, more
life. A touch of the South Ameri
can verve perhaps? She bedecked
herself in gaudy Latin American
colors, and told everyone she was
creating intercontinental gool will.
Lady fashion became more de
manding. She mocked the war, and
taxed the patience of designers.
They gave her more, ever more
fashions. They brought out the
giddiest American colors and
named them after cacti, deserts,
Indians, horses to beguile her.
They tried to stir her to patriot
ism with red, white, and blue. She
smiled happily and wore their col
ors—all at once.
But la mode remembered the
season she had been cnchantingly
dressed in a wine-color, chartreuse,
and the sensation she had made
then. She became discontented
again. The designers took up world
geography. They gave her Scotch
plaids, Spanish boleros, Grecian
lines. Each new country to make
war headlines became fertile
ground for their fashion research.
La mode wore the harem skirt. Al
pine ruffles, and white for black
Conservatives look at la mode
and sniff. “Much too much,” they
say, as each new creation is heaped
upon her shoulders.
But American designers arc giv
ing fashion their all, American col
ors, American ideas, American
broadness of scope, and all, again,
at once. They are eager to please
her. Lady fashion is a polyglot
child this spring, but, for a while
at least, it seems to make her
Popular Wintergarden Band
Gents 40c —
By MABILYNN MILLER
Spring is in the bag! So say our
local merchants, as they prepare
newest styles in clothes and ac
cessories in anticipation of the
warm, sunny days ahead. Already,
some of the better stores have dis
played their first collections.
Bags and gloves are giving
dress creations first-rate competi
tion as they blossom out with many
vivid, new ideas. Among the bags
featured in some of the local shops
i are those in saddle-leather. Still
a reigning favorite is calf. Des
tined to be a big favorite with col
lege girls are the big roomy bags
found in many bright and assorted
colors, nriced at only one dollar.
Good with tailored clothes is the
slim capeskin carrier found in red,
navy brown, black, or the new
shade of green that is so popular.
For you rain amblers, that are still
sure that we will have a few more
showers bfore spring, a spacious
and handsome model in felt in
choice, .perky colors is recommend
ed. Always perennial favorites are
black and white, now found in
flattering sizes and designs. An
especially attractive model, .no
ticed in a local shop, was a black
patnt bag trimmed with the new
sac-de-gord. Two-toned gabardines
in shades of blue are a new feat
Pleasing to the eye and money
I saving is the new combination of
suede bag and matching gloves.
Ranging in price from one dollar,
in tailored models, to five dollars
and up, in the dressier styles, the
selection is wide and varied, as are
the large, narrow and small sizes.
To match your new bag you must
have some new gloves, of course.
Very attractive are the Keyser
models with multicolored stitching.
Beige, stitched in beige, white
stitched in black, and black
stitched in white, are a few exam
ples. They are all priced around
one dollar. Appealing to the eye
are fabric and suede gloves in nov
elty pastel colors. White pigskin,
beige and white kid, and washable
doeskin are only a few of the many
selections to choose from.
Colors are many and varied, so
you won't have trouble matching
them with our new spring suit or
THE PAINT-BOX GOES GLAMOROUS
Photograpns by .robes and Suoemaker
LeFong’s newest quick in make-up kits is shown above. Built like
a child’s paint box, it nevertheless contains all possible ingredients to
make you into a beauty at any "me of day. The mascara In little tubes
comes in colors suitable for day, afternoon, or evening; the rouge
((Team and dry) ranges in shade from lightest rose to dark red; the
eyeshadow and eight shades of lipstick supply enough color variety to
fit your most exacting mood. TIFF AN Y-DAVIS has the set.
Milady's Veils Are
By A0ELE SAY
A veil is an enchanting thing. It always brings a whiff of per
fume into the room. It does something to a face—magics out the
hardness makes it fresh and breezy as daffodils on a hill; captivating
as a spoiled kitten.
FASHION must have guessed that this spring, tired ladies wanted
frisks and frills, more light pretty things to compensate for the stiff
military mood the world is in. So out of the hat-box pops—not severe
triangle crossed with sabers, but a buneh of meadow flowers dancing
into a soft veil.
When milady walks into the square this spring, she will be no
coat. Glory-red, Florida-pink, navy,
white, new-blue, rico-tan, adobe,
natural, and medium beige, will all
catch your eye. You may think that
you will exceed that monthly bud
get of yours by investing in some of
these collections, but the low prices
will amaze you, and even if you
feel that you can't afford them,
you can have fun just window
Mrs. C. J. Haase, a 1936 gradu
ate of Stout institute, Menomonie,
Wis., is keeping records of activi
ties of all members of her class.
WE PRESCRIBE . . .
The. newest in makeup. Rosy-Red
enchantment lor spring lips - the
new Dorothy Gray “Nosegay”! An
exquisite makeup for pure roman
tics! Wear Nosegay with flower
hats. . . .
Brass Band — another new Doro
thy Gray spring makeup — gay as
music “Aureate” Portrair Powder
—the- correct color tone to blend
pc. ! ctly with your new appoint
THE NEWEST IN
Corday’s Jet. LeLong’s 1 ail
spin. Dizzying as falling in
love. And lor evenings of ro
mance and a conspiracy with
cupid — select Caron’s hleurs
De Rocaille and “Nuit De
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avcu Muaa uuist. remaps »ne will
be wearing a beige suit with one
of the new “dandy” jabots. Re
freshing and crisp, she’ll greet the
green-grass world with her little
whltecap jabot peeking out from
her smooth suit, and her cascading
veil tied under her chin.
She may be in an apple green
flannel suit, or a wheat tweed suit
or a light wool pink and blue
plaid, but whatever her costume,
she'll give the square a bit of
breathlessness when she flickers
her eyelashes in the morning sun
shine and demurely tells the world
that TODAY SHE IS A WOMAN.
Graduates to Enter
Essay in Competition
Institute for National Policy di
rected by the College of William
and Mary in Virginia is sponsoring
a contest for an essay on the next
decade of American foreign policy.
Each cooperating institution is
asked to select a group of three
students and a faculty adviser to
draft the essay.
Faculty adviser for Oregon is
Dean Victor P. Morris of the school
of business administration and j
Graduate Assistants Fred W. Ra-;
sor and Aldus C. Smith of social
science, and Lloyd Koehler of busi
Three1 $450 national prizes and
$300 regional prizes will be award
ed by judges, who are men of na
tional reputation in the field. Three
will make the national award, and
three in each of the nine regions
will make the awards for their re
The subject is open to individ
ual interpretation of the economic,
political, geographic, and other fac
tors most likely to influence our
foreign policy. It is planned that
the more significant essays will be
published in bock form at the end
of the academic year.
Have a wonderful time at
our beautiful rink. Como
ou down tonight. Phone
ii'JoO-J for party reserva
24 W. 7th
Plays Its Part
In Latest Coats
Belted, fitted, loose, swagger
coats you’ll find them all on the
Oregon campus this spring.
What’s New—a two-piece suit
and a topcoat of pastel glen
plaid is. Try this outfit in oat
meal, pearl blue, and gold, add
a brimmed bonnet and your
date's spring, ’41.
Casual Campus Coats—here is
one coat in the world that han
dles Eugene's flirtatious skies
and critical men with equal ease.
The military trend has hit the
camel-hair coats—backs are now
belted. There's a new classic
loose coat of sharkskin fleece
just right over campus clothes
for spring evenings. You’ll love
this one in a creamy beige.
Wrap-arounds in country cream,
sea green, or honey are all click
Shirtwaist Collars—yes, on
coats and they’re so right you'd
gladly pluck them off another
coed’s back, if you had to.
Fling them over your shoulders
in cross-campus dashes. Wear
them to the Side ... or into
town. They’re snug enough for
“convertible” comfort on chill
Marching Coats — in mad
March weather, a rain or shine
lieutenant’s trench coat in white
cotton gabardine is the answer.
White rubber Gaytees give that
Dress Parade — every design
ing Oregon coed will be wearing
smart navy reefers with white
collars or lapels. Gold buttons,
chevrons, and military gadgets
make you feel like fighting. Your
sailor berets add a plus mark in
fashion. The pastel dress coat is
a flared swagger with a huge
fur collar piled high.
Fifteen members of Minnesota
U. medical staff have been as
signed to army base hospital duty.
Card Filing Asked
Mrs. E. M. Morris, University
housing scretary, announced this
week that students who “live out”
of organizations will facilitate
speed in registering next term by
notifying her housing office in
Johnson hall of any changes in
living quarters. If students move,
different housing cards will have
to be made at registration.
AND THAT ^
A New Hat for You
The Bonnet Nook is ready to serve your every
millinery need. Hats as bright as Spring, as
fresh as new paint, as new as tomorrow. Saucy
sailors—flower and veil trims. Big brimmed
bonnets, stunning flower toques. In ribbon,
silk, straw. Black, navy, gay Spring colors.
“If it’s correct, we have it—if we have it, it’s correct’’
The Bonnet Nook
In the Hit Parade
for Spring 1941
Doris Dodson Junior Classics
Lead the Way
All over America in the Smartest of shops—are exclusive
Doris Dodson sections—because of the tremendous pop
ularity of these fashionable frocks.
Prices are $5.95 to $12.95
Illustrated are two very popular numbers for campus wear.
A Request! . . . .
Please: Make it a point to
sec the NEW FORMALS
on display in our window
Thursday evening, Spring
Opening, March (ith.
FIND"— Doris Dodson
classic oj Spun Rayon
Gabardine in Red, Blue,
Green and Rusl Sizes 11
Far Right "CObt..
piece prim wi:h a polka
dol skirl Tailored otTam
iama spun rayon in
Beige, Rose and Navy.
Sizes 9 lo 15. 5.95
Suits to Fit Your Personality \
Btrictly tailored types — the jacket suit *
or dressmaker fashions. There are tweeds
—cords—and twills from navy blue to the
light pastels. A generous showing at—
10.95 to 29.50
The correct accessory for your suit, coat
or dress ensemble. Patent leathers, calf
skins, saddle leathers, and novelties in
black, saddle, tan, navy, and red. Featur
ing the latest and most affirmed styles.
1.95 to 3.95
lly means of a new technique nature's
gayest work, orchitis, tulips, roses, and
carnations appear as lifelike as flowers
from a garden. Delicate lace motifs, intri
cate patterns produce effects that are
truly works of art. Hack—
25c to 50c
Aberle Nylon or
Pure Silk Hosiery
Sheer and lovely to behold, in Spring’s
most fashionable colors. Aberle hose wears
longer because they are better. In three
lengths—short, medium, and tall.
Pure Silk 59c to 1.25
Nylon . 1.35 to 1.95
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