Virginia Slade’s Ball Gown

“Virginia Slade’s gown, no doubt made by hand by herself, was the outstanding one at this party of the year. It had a tight bodice, long flowing ful skirt, and was of pale green silk, this alone making it stand apart from the cotton dresses of the other feminie guests. The pale green was striking with her dark splendour. She smelled sweetly, too, of lavender water, this and cinnamon cologne being the two favorite fragrances of that period.”