The ladies were cool in fragile pastel prints: most of them were heavily powdered but unrouged; the only lipstick in the room was Tangee Natural. Cutex Natural sparkled on their fingernails, but some of the younger ladies wore Rose. They smelled heavenly. I sat quietly, having conquered my hands by tightly gripping the arms of the chair, and waited for someone to speak to me.

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 24. Scout describes the ladies at her aunt’s missionary tea meeting. To the tomboy who is at home in a man’s world, she finds that ladies are still a mystery to her. But a fascinating one, judging by the great details with which she describes their appearance.