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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

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Vested Interest gf; - 'f , Id I; i' - A J . J!" - .few, . .-J- . In Just Right Accessories For Here, Now DEAD GIVEAWAY It's an out-and-out romantic. An extravagantly lace-edged handkerchief is tucked into her pocket. It's the sort one used to throw in the way of suitors. More insights into the character of a dandy are the tuxedo vest of black broadtail by Mr. Fred, and the ruffle-fronted shirt. 3v Go Vest young woman! So say the fashion experts this fall. Whether it's hip length and casual or rib-cage short and decorated with beads and braid the vest is what updates the shirt and skirt to the most Here and Now fashion combo. The vest can create many different moods which is what fashion is all about today. You don't have to do a rain dance to get with the Indian beat just wear a beaded headband, fringed leather and a handkerchief in your vest pocket printed with symbolic Indian designs. Or follow the colorful ways of the gypsies with mixed prints, a scarf at the waistline, chains at the neck and many hued handkerchiefs spilling from the vest pockets. Perhaps you like the proper Victorian look. Create it with a tailored vest, stock shirt, Victorian rings and stick pins, and a formally embroidered and monogrammed Irish linen handkerchief. For the incurably romantic slip into a frilled shirt, the vest of a dandy and a whimsical lace jabot. The versatile vest is made even more so by the addition of a hanker-chief. Whether neatly folded or casually furled in a pocket, tucked into a cuff or gathered at the neck, it is undoubtedly fall's most vest-worthy accessory. I . t it i u L Dr. Brothers Says: Step-Parents Really Not Bad I ZZ25Zp3tt I FOR (WoMEN x ic r v t; v 1 VI .: ! Palm Beach Post-Times, Saturday, Nov. 2, 19689 WHAT FETTER USE The pocket (above) serves as a cache for an embroidered handkerchief. Ann Klein's casually vested knicker suit checked in gray and white was made with no fewer than four pockets. By DR. JOYCE BROTHERS " NEW YORK (NANA) Any. parent who has lived through. !the period of getting his children adjusted to his remarriage can sympathize with the situation of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. These parents who, either because of death or divorce, have been faced with the delicate problem of . introducing their children to -the new step-parent can best ' understand the slow and some- times painful process of bring-. ing the children to accept and respect their new spouse. The new Mrs. Onassis also has to cope with the criticism of the public, many people being reluctant to accept her remarriage, but as with any parent who remarries, her most crucial problem will be centered around helping her children adjust to their new stepparent. In myth and fairy tales, the figure of the wicked step-parent Is well-known. In these stories, the children were overworked or otherwise mistreated by uncaring stepparents. Step-mothers seem to be the biggest villains, as In "Snow White," and "Cinderella," perhaps simply because a mother Is naturally more intimately and immediately involved In the care and upbringing of the children. The step-father enjoys a less tarnished reputation, perhaps because he is able to limit his contact with his step-children. Part of the difficulties arise "out of the child's distorted the situation in real life may provoke little laughter. The step-parent who is trying his best to establish at least amicable relations with his new spouse's children may become discouraged and exasperated by the resistance he encounters. At times he may strongly resent the burden of patience and understanding which, as an adult, Is largely his, especially when the child seems to be Intent on sabotaging his new marriage. But the answer is not, of course, that the single parent should avoid remarriage he-cause of the possibility of adverse reactions and stubborn resistance on the part of his children. The single parent who, lonely and unhappy, becomes overly dependent on his children for emotional satisfaction, may he creating a detrimental relationship for both his children and himself. "Sacrificing all" for the children can be risky for what children say they want and what they really want can often be two very different things. While the child may appear to be highly dependent on the undivided love and attention of the single parent, he may profit from and happily, eventually, accept the parent's remarriage. For If the remarriage is satisfactory to his natural parent, the benefits of a stable and secure family situation for the child are invaluable. iii.u.3 j view of reality. He sees himself as the center of the world and may have difficulty understanding the behavior of adults without Immediately relating their actions to him. Thus, when a parent dies or divorces the other parent, the child may Irrationally feel that somehow he was to blame for the loss of his natural parent. This may strengthen his loyalty to the departed parent, as well as Increasing his feelings of guilt and an xiety. The child may also have difficulty understanding his single parent's need for adult companionship and a mature sexual relationship. He may see the parent's attachment to a new partner as unforgivable treachery and disloyalty to the absent natural parent and see It his responsibility to protect the interests of the departed parent. The older the child, the more resistance he is likely to prespnt to accepting his par ent's remarriage. While younger children may even eagerly push for a parent's remarriage, the older child may he highly suspicious and hostile towards any possible remarriage. Step-parents of the same sex of the step-child may be In for special difficulties, especially if the children are adolescents. Rivalry between teen-age sons and fathers and teen-age daughters and mothers Is natural, if the same-sex parent is a step-parent the conflict may be intensified. The theme of the difficulties of parents and suitors is a popular one for situation comedies, usually centering on (he problems of a single parent raising his family. While an audience may snicker at the "brattish" behavior of a child who has decided he doesn't like mother's new boyfriend, HARD-EDGED - Even the "leather girl" (left) has her feminine side. It shows in the ruffle-trimmed stock shirt she wears with her timely suede separates, and the handkerchief she weaK importantly in a pocket. And everything carries: a certain cachet. . . the understated neutral ton ed leather by Mallory, the designer "name'' handkerchief, the cool crepe shirt. She's Catered More Than 20,000 Parties She's Meant The Mostest To Many Hostesses a slim, athletic figure despite whenever the occasion arlsesl lip of a cream pitcher and it will never drip. When serving wine, wipe the rim of the bottle with a little candle wax and you'll never have to worry about' wine stains on the ancestral tablecloth. A warm, merry woman with ry tomatoes? For a Sunday Brunch Wedding, tempt your guests with thin crepes stuffed with mushrooms, an assortment of smoked fish and cheeses with fresh-baked Danish pastries and coffee. Lore Moser offers two tips for the at-home hostess: Put a little butter under the have a little courage to try something a bit unusual. Why fruit cup every time? Your guests can have fruit cup at home." Intead, Lore suggests such vegetable delights as zucchini stuffed with walnuts. In place of the usual mixed green salad, why not endives and cher For his most recent birthday, she arranged for i "Night In Italy" with a 20-foot pizza, eight-foot bottles of Chl-antl and a waiter dressed as a Roman soldier stood at the the temptations of the restaurant kitchen, Lore Moser bicycles to the Central Park tennis courts every day and plays for at least an hour. She Is married to insurance broker Charles Brenauer and loves giving him a surprise party By JEANNE SAKOL NEW YORK (WNS) Lore (pronounced Lorry) Moser has arranged more than 20,000 parties and is still smiling. An expert caterer and banquet manager of New York's famous Tavern-on-the Green in Central Park for the last 15 years, Miss Moser believes a successful catered party starts with advance planning. "For a big, Important party such as a wedding or a celebration banquet, you should start planning at least six months before the big event." The first thing to decide is where to hold the party and hook your space immediately. Otherwise, as many an amateur hostess discovers, the date of your parents' (iolden Anniversary or son's graduation may be fully booked at your favorite restaurant or ballroom. Then, consult immediately with the caterer. The two things you must know at the start Is how many people you wish to invite and approximately how much you want to spend. "Don't be coy about your budget," Lore Moser advises. "The caterer must have some idea of what you want to spend TU Cmnw4- C They Set Sail On Sea Of Matrimony :i i S ij n? M- 111 it before it's possible to suggest menus, decor and the little details that mean so much. Choose a caterer you trust and then put yourself in his or her hands." Important decisions include color scheme, party theme, food and flowers. At Tavern-on-the-tireen, Lore Moser recommends a color scheme such as pink-and white which is coordinated in table linen, candles, flowers and may extend to the little after-dinner mints that wind up the festivities. For a family party, the very young and the very old may be given special attention, such as a tiny wristlet of flowers for a four-year-old girl at her first party and perhaps an orchid corsage for a venerable aunt or grandmother as a special mark of respect. "Small details but they mean a lot," Miss Moser em-pnasized. Foremost on Lore's list of hostess don'ts are the following: DON'T seat married people together. They see enough of each other. DON'T have a picture of the engaged couple on a printed menu. DON'T allow the mastcr-of-ceremonies to banter with the musicians. DON'T differentiate between the head table and the others in terms of food or drink. For example, at some weddings, champagne is served to the bridal party only. This is in very bad taste. If the budget does net allow for champagne for all the guests, then don't serve It at all. DON'T plan a party that goes on for hours and hours. A short party that ends at Its height is most enjoyed and best remembered. As for food, Lore Moser said, "I wish everyone would forget about green pea?., and ly, published the shapeup story- Along with her proud list of lovely ladles, Miss Craig Is her own best advertisement. She's straight and narrow and tucked-ln turn and not a bit bunchy like those knotted lumps usually associated with women athletes. Also writer Jerome Weld-man (he does the exercises) and his wife Peggy, those two young beauties, Mrs. Carter Burden and Mrs. Frederic Byers 3d, Mrs. Cowles' handsome son, Charles; Bennett Cerf and Truman Capote. "The only reason they let me In," quoth Truman, "Is because I strap those weights on my ankles and do as I'm told." He's a love. Seated under the crystal chandelier In the Cowles dining room were Mrs. James Fosburgh In pale green, the forever-chic Mrs. John Sherman Cooper, wife of the senator from Kentucky, In something ravishing and rust-colored; Diana Vreeland of the fashion world In stark, soignee black, Mrs. Vincent Astor In gray and white wool, Mrs. Ste-phane Groueff In a white ult and hat, and Mrs. Peter Llnd Hayes with her hair pulled back In a cluster of curls. Arnold Scasst's dresses were all over the room on Mrs. Jules Stein, wife of the head of MCA (in black with coq feathers on the Jacket and hem), on Mrs. Mortimer Hall (In purple velvet embroidered lavishly In paillettes) and on Arlene Francis In covered-up gold lame. Mrs. Alex Lieberman was enjoying her finest hour in a stunning, glittering black sequin tunic over a slim black skirt and Kitty Carlisle tucked a napkin In her neck during dinner to keep from spotting her ravishing apple-green Mme. Ores dress, brand-new and worth a fortune. Of course the Mayor and Mrs. John V. Lindsay were there (Mrs. Lindsay in brocade), and so were Mr. and Mrs. George Backer (Mrs. Backer in heavy white crepe embroidered in brilliants at the yoke.) Mrs. Douglas, the mother of the bride, wore white brocade ensemble, and Mrs. John McCloy, the bride's aunt, wore deep red with a red bow In her hair. Others there were Mrs. Charles Hollerith In pink crepe, Mrs. Harcourt Amory In stiver, Mrs. Merrill Lindsay (Pat Coffin) in a short white beaded slip of a dress and Mrs. Kingman Douglass (Adele Astaire) In white and gold. Mrs. Gardner Cowles loaded her dining room with lissome ladles and about five lissome men, and then served a lunch guaranteed not to keep anybody that way. Not unless she or he buys a little book (just out and already in Its third printing) called "Miss Craig's 21-Day Shape Program for Men and Women." That, plus a couple of dumbbells, a couple of ankle weights, a small sponge rubber ball and the will to work at a series of step-by-step easy-to-do, easy-to-understand exercises half an hour a day, can go a long way toward making ordinary mortals as smooth, taut and shaped up as Mrs. Carter Burden, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Mrs. Charles Engelhard, Mrs. Mum Baker, Mrs. William Paley, Mrs. Bennett Cert and Mrs. Cowles, all lithe disciples of Marjorie Craig, head of Elizabeth Arden's body-beautiful department. Because Miss Craig can fit only so many clients Into her busy day, she was persuaded by Mrs. Cert to take her message to the people. Mrs. Cerf's husband heads Random House, which, not surprising BySL'ZY They had to put a king-size bed In the cabin when Mr. and Mrs. Andrew MacKenzie Hay sailed off to Europe on their honeymoon on the last voyage of the Queen Elizabeth. There was really nothing else to do, the groom being 6 feet 5 Inches tall. Mrs. Hay Is the former Sharman Douglas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Douglas of Tucson, Ariz., whOjW rapped in a princess dress of white moire sewed together by Arnold Scassl, married the tall Scotsman in the chapel of the Madison Ave. Presbyterian Church. The reception which followed in the Baroque Room of the Plaza was beautiful and easy and friendly and the speeches by Mr. Douglas, former VS. ambassador to the Court of St. James's, by Dr. David Hay, the bridegroom's brother, and hy the bridegroom himself were magnificent. Witty, too. The guests were distinguished, you'll be glad to hear. Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Phlpps and Mrs. Paul Warburg arrived together. Mrs. Phlpps looked wonderful In a red and gold brocade ensemble and Mrs. Warburg was a vision in silver and gray. ix. n LORE MOSER . Banquet Manager

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