Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 24, 1964 · Page 21
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 21

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, May 24, 1964
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Showers Eased On Tradition CONSTANT COMPANIONS FOR SPECIAL SKIN NEEDS ARE EYE OIL AND LIP EMOLLIENT STICKS New cosmetics, many in tube form, are uniquely useful and handy io tote In handbag with no crowding BEAUTY BEAT New Cosmetics Delight, Dilemma By MARIE DAVID When you wake up some mornings and face your dressing table, do you sometimes wonder if the jars and bottles and tubes and boxes have multiplied overnight? Yet, you wouldn't dream of giving up a single cosmetic? This feminine dilemma is all well and good, no doubt about it! It appears that women today are taking better care of their looks, perhaps because of the clever companies who keep presenting new and "perfected" arrays of tempting cosmetics ... or is it the other way around? Nevertheless, it is a joy to discover delightful items that arouse the feminine instinct for beauty and are compact and useful as well. Many special products for specific needs come in tube form these days, such as: ... The eye oil stick which keeps the eyelids, upper and lower, moist and lubricated through all kinds of trying drying weather. Applied delicately to this crinkle-prone area, the eye oil stick may be used at bedtime, during the day, under or overshadow, especially when you wish protection from sun or wind. ... A lip emollient stick that creates a fine film over the mouth, protecting the vulnerable spot from harassing elements. It is a nice, un-sticky base for colored lipstick, and should be a 24-hour companion. Keep a stick in your purse and one at home. ... The not-really-new-but-ever-wondrous flesh- colored makeup stick that erases tiny lines, dark shadows and blemishes beneath your makeup. Many women consider this the most important investment in her entire cosmetic wardrobe. Its inestimable value lies in its ability to blend a complexion to unmarred smoothness. . . . Yellow lipstick! Yes, it's an old model's secret that a base of pure, clear yellow makes lipstick colors sing like liveliest sunshine. You'll be shouting about the marvel of this new golden secret, a light yellow glow worn as an undercoat, iced with delectable shades of rose, pink, coral or apricot colors. . . . The "marbled" lipstick that's been making national headlines! It's a regulation stick, but the innovation is in the dual-coloration swirled together like marble. It glides on the lips as a single luscious shade. A unique technique in eyebrow makeup uses brush and cake. You stroke the tapered nylon brush over the compact makeup, and apply lightly to the brows, extending and defining the color evenly with the flat-angled edge of the brush. No smudge, shine or harsh line with this new idea . . . just duplicating Nature at her very best. More brush-on beauty is the new tan-toned makeup. Instead of spending hours under the hot sun, running the chance of blistering, you can simply brush a flattering bronze glow on your skin, blending in the pale areas for a smooth, sun-swept finish. This product works on the same principle as the "blush" powder you've read about before. For further information, contact the American Press beauty editor. Our out-of-town readers may send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with their inquiries. Modem brides reap-sizable harvests of "loot" at the traditional bridal shower. And many have come to feel this is only fair because in theif single days they gave to theif friends who preceded thefti down the aisle. But still there is a sentimental side to the custom, and most brides enjoy the party atffios- phere and being surrounded by their close friends at this great moment in their lives. The gifts afs an added bonus. One legend which tells how the bridal shower originated concerns a Dutch girl who fell in love with a poor but charitable miller who gave most of his flour to the needy. Because the girl's father did not approve of the miller, he refused to give the girl her dowry, necessary to set up housekeeping, unless she married a wealthy farmer. Townspeople who had been aided by the young miller joined together and donated small gifts to help the couple. When massed t o g e t h e r and "showered" upon the girl, the gifts exceeded the value of the dowry she was supposed to receive. But the term "shower" was not coined until the 1890's when someone conceived the idea of filling a Japanese paper parasol, then a popular fad in interior decorations, with little gifts. The bride -to-be was obliged to open the parasol over her head, resulting in a "shower" of gifts. A bride had to have a pretty hard head even back in Roman days. At the wedding feast it was customary to break the wedding cake over her as a sign of abundance. Guests took home small broken pieces of cake, and eventually these "tokens" were invested by the superstitious with the power to make single guests dream of those they would marry, it the tokens were tucked under their pillows on the wedding night. Brides also had rigorous going in the 14th century in Europe. Wedding guests scrambled to obtain the bride's garter, a symbol of good luck. The disheveled brides finally took to throwing a stocking instead. And with time, custom has made the event less wearing on the brides. They can just toss their bouquets today, and the girl who catches one is supposed to become the next bride. Orange blossoms, now attached to the bridal veil or carried in her bouquet, were thought by the Saracens to insure happiness and good fortune. And the reason wedding gowns are white is that In early Rome the color signified joy. Later, the connotation of purity was tied in. Most of the customs connected with marriage have grown up as the rite went through three phases: capture, purchase and finally the marriage for love. For instance, from the days when brides had to be captured, comes the term "best man." He was the most ablebodied of the groom's friends who actually caught the bride as she ran away. Other friends who aided in the chase were called "groomsmen," today's ushers. From the same phase came the forerunner o[ the "honeymoon." After the bride was caught, she had to be hidden from kinfolk out to rescue her. After a length of time, usually (wo weeks, (he groom felt confident they had given up looking and gone away, and it was safe for the couple lo come out of hiding. "Giving the bride away" harks back to the days when fathers looked upon their daughters as commodities to be sold. And the bridal veil stems from the same period when the bride's face was covered until after the business contract was secure. Then the bridegroom got the chance to lift the veil and gaze for the first time upon the face of the wife he'd bought. Bible Institute Students to Wed In Houston Church Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chaddock, 1654 Oak Lane, Houston, Tex., have revealed the engagement of their daughter, Kathy, to Charles Bryant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bryant of Lake Charles. The wedding is calendared for June 6 at 8 p.m. in the Spring Branch Community Church, Houston. Mr. Bryant and his fiancee are both students at the Dallas Bible Institute, Dallas, Tex. SEAMSTRESS STITCHES her own wardrobe, in »asy bow-to-do alter creating her wedding gown and her maid-of-honor'* dress. She Designed Her Trousseau, Finished Sewing Night Before "I was really a budget bride," gays vivacious Barbara Banner, plunging in to a description of her cost-cutting wedding. "I made my own wedding dress, street length, out of upholstery fabric, and sewed one for my maid-of-honor, out of the $ame material in green." Barbara, who makes all her own clothes besides carrying a full-time job as publicity writer in New York, designed and Forma/ Dress Demand Grows The widely promoted, widely accepted "dressed-up" look in Women's wear, featuring elegant fajjrks and long skirts for evening, has created a demand for a matching dressed-up look for men. (Cruises, resorts, civic and country cljA> dinners and dances, and school proms and cotillions aU contribute to the growing im- gortaccg of formahyear. made her trousseau, thoughtfully planning clothes for a double life. One such is a bright green suit, with sleeveless patterned blouse, conservative enough for her job, gay enough minus jacket for going out. "You should have seen me at 3 ajn. the night before the wedding," says Barbara. "I was making my hat out of cardboard. I tried to use an oatmeal box, but it didn't fit my head. So I cut a round circle from cardboard, scotchtaped the dress fabric around it, and over the crown, and there I was. "But the hat didn't survive long. After the wedding, my husband dropped it in a puddle, and that was the end of the cardboard." Flowers for the wedding were no problem for the Banners. Barbara's husband, Joseph, : owns a florist shop, which spe- t cializes in bridal designs. dotted pique sun-dress with delightful dog motif For months of sun-days- our summer cooler of crisp white pique with black or red dots. Has tie leather belt, big lace-edged pocket with glitter- eyed dog applique. Sizes 8 to 16. 12,00 21 Unique Detailing Makes Simple Dress Big Success The master, Herbert Sondheim, has embellished Ibis some what simple dress with Interesting, unusual detail. The sleeveless dress has a deep "rounded-out" square neckline, both front and back. The intricately seamed skirt is flared and pleated to shape two arrows in fromt that are accented by the two buttons. The dress is finished off with a slim, bowed belt. A marvelous summer party dress whether you use simple cottons are more elegant fabrics like silk. To select your correct size, use Spadea's exclusive ready-to-wear size chart, SIZE BUST WAIST HIPS 10 .14 24 12 35 25 14 3fi'/i 2(5 Vj 16 38 20 18 40 30 fabric (or dress. To order Pattern No. N-1307, state size; send $1.00. Add 25 cents for first dass mail and special handling. Pattern Books Nos. 21, 22, 23, 23, 25, 26 and revised Duchess of Windsor are available for 50 cents each, OR any 3 for $1.25 OR all 7 for $3.00. Add 10 cents postage- for each book. Address Spadea Patterns, Box 535, G.P.O., Dcp. L-ll, New York, New York 10001 35 3fi 37 Vi 4! Size 12 requires 4% yds. of 36" GRADUATION CARDS invitation* — Thonk You - Ploc« Card* — FoVori — Naokliu — Plalti and Cups. Parly Good* for All Occoiiont BEN'S CARD SHOP fOS RYAN — Ntxt fa Rltf't smashing combo: denim & gingham in our Beach Part/ playtimers Qpeo 9 KM (pwgt (No Cgnryiag Swmg ng 3-p>ece v.-. ,m s« f blue cemm top with b<..-'t- -i bra, red checked gingham (line,:.' pants, back-zipped and a v.ra;> oround circle sk^rr of dcn.m 18.00 Carefree shift of blue denim that doub'es as a beach ccat . . it zips from top to bottom, h-.i\ two handy, oversize pocket Both m juniors, sizes 7 to 1 :• 10.00

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