The Fashions of Paris. The ladies of Paris have dropped into the English habit of tea at a o'clock, which means au informal reception for ail hour, but they have not quite adopted the English tea gowu, at least not such marked ones as those the French modistes make to send abroad. For afternoons at home the lady of the house appears in a rich and rather unconventional gown, and her daughters in pretty and simple attire, as becomes youth and maidenly modesty. The handsome dress worn by the mother is of royal purple and gold brocade. The front of the skirt is draped slightly and of old gold colored faille, and the upper part of the sleeves and the HI t MOTHER ANT) DAUGHTER AT HOJHJ. vest are of the same. Tlie pattern of the brocade is in dark and light shades of purple thrown over alternate stripes of gold and deep purple. The corsage consists in a coat of the brocade reaching reach-ing nearly to the knees, and lined with old gold faille. The 6kirt is laid in ample plaits, and is altogether rich and imposing, and such a dress gives a dignity dig-nity to the hostess that no bewildering array of laces and ribbons could. The lovely and graceful dress worn by the daughter if of pure white crepe de chine with a narrow Grecian border worked in gold thread around the neck, sleeves, across the bosom and down the left side of the skirt. This same modest but very suitable dress for a young lady "at home" can be made of any soft and easily draped material, ma-terial, and it is so very pretty that doubtless many young ladies wiil-want one just like it. (iray cashmere would be very pretty for a home toilet trimmed Wittt silver braid.