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 March Smatterings

25
May
 17

2
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Kidman

...at the Cannes screening of 'Killing of a Sacred Deer'

From John N.    Her Pond page

 

   

Delightful!

Elizabeth Taylor
by John Engstead, 1948

Her Pond page

24 May skipped

23
May
 17

2
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

From a fashion shoot by Roger Prigent at a casino in the Dominican Republic for Vogue, 1956

Designer Area

 


 

Christian Dior with model
Dorothy Emms, 1952


22 May skipped

 

 
WE'RE BACK!

Turned out it was a complicated shoulder break.  The pain was excruciating; opioids helped,
but we chose to vow off of them -  couldn't handle the severe constipation and 'Twilight Zone' feeling.

In any case, your many emails of encouragement and well wishes made it all more bearable.
Thank you for your concern.
 

Because of temporary limited range of motion, we will start off slowly -
you may notice less-than-usual entries or perhaps a skipped here and there, until  everything heals totally.

You should all know that I dearly missed The Pond and my friends here.

 

21
May
 17

1
 entry

 

 
 

 

Nice Warner's spread, from 1954

From Michelle

 




 

NOTICE

Due to a broken arm, and our inability to type with our left hand, Updates are suspended temporarily

 

2
May
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn has provided this contrastive (?) study for our car section:

           


We like the way the skirt and pettis here arrange themselves

Think we'll start a new 'stairs' section

From Jean L. 

 

 

Admiration session

From 'Captain Marno'


 

Scene at the School of American Ballet,
New York, 1936

Nice and fluffy then!

The Pond's Ballerina Site

 

 

1
May
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An interesting look at an Era performer giving herself a once-over before going in stage - and
 that precious wire bustle!

From Crinolyn 

 


 

'Captain Marno' tenders
these Alice images

 

 

Yesterday's 'discussion' on cotton pettis prompted
Pond
Pinup (la)Bee to add HER take to
her page

                            

 

 


Yummy pettis in

Seguin High's "Guys and Dolls"

From Nancy N.

Source          Stage area

                           

 

 

30
April
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Pretty St. Gall embroidered lace dress with pleated ruffles on the skirt by Bernard Sagardoy, photo by Joseph Grove, 1957

From Crinolyn        Designer area        Pleats area

 


This picture demonstrates how cotton pettis allow for a distinct look; the degree
of starching (or none) also gives you a bit of control over the fullness.  Cotton
pettis are sure unique and, if you've never worn one, you are missing out.

From Jean L. 

 

Lolitas from ALT to celebrate spring!  (Sorry about the low resolution)

              


 


Newport High's "Guys and Dolls"

From Nancy N.

Source          Stage area

                           

 

 

29
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Alice Bruno (L) and Lillian Marcuson in silk taffeta party dresses,

 Vogue, September 1953

From Crinolyn        Media area

 


More charm extension

From Jean L. 

 

 

Alice CosPlay - frock by Candy Fruit


 

For our small petti-bondage area

From Rhino

 

 

28
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Crinolyn has sent us a cache of petticoat-related Era newsclips that really give us great insight into the beginning of the petticoat craze in fashion. 

Here are the final four, all from the Chicago Tribune, dates in the filename:

#1     #2    #3     #4       (First six on 23-24 April)


 

Era dance frenzy

From Jean L. 


 

Kristi has provided this - quite beautiful,
but we do not  know what costume represents. 
If we had to guess, it is used in a Catholic event.

The 'petticoated hood' is quite interesting...

Turns out, this is Dita!

                            

 

 

 

Make room for us!

Pretty sundress

From Rhino

 

 

27
April
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The World of Wearable Art" search word, recommended by Crinolyn, returns a highly
 visible-impact collection of videos that most all of us will find EXTREMELY fascinating.

Give it a shot.


Jean L. has sent this most compelling picture, which, while

 certainly very feminine, also, in us, evokes thoughts

that she could be the original Sweet Lolita template!

 

 

 

A contrast from Rhino:

modest and provocative Alices


Kristi offers this example of charm extension

                           

 

 

26
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Elinor in white gown and Grit Hübscher in black velvet gown by Sinaida Rudow, photo by F.C. Gundlach for 'Film und Frau', Autumn-Winter 1955-56

From Crinolyn 

 


Girdles and pettis - we haven't featured them for a while! Here's a nice sequence:

         


 

Jean L. has sent us this snapshot of square dancing
history.  The filename is "Crawford Square Dancing."


1953

Pleated

Nightgown from Vanity Fair

 

 

25
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claudine Auger (winner of Miss France Monde 1958) in pretty full-skirted dress, Paris, 1959
From Crinolyn 

Another, 1960


 

A couple of ballroom dancers

From John N.

 

A short while back, we posted a couple pictures of Patti, who passed  away a couple of years ago, and of whom during her life, her husband took many pictures, which
he jealously guarded. (However he DID give us  permission to post the ones
here, in our Femme Splash area- we believe he, too, has passed away.) Doug M. has provided
a HUGE cache of her work, which, we will post periodically, as these three pretty frilly blouse pictures.  Many are a bit  risqué for The Pond - we will not use those.

[See earlier this month and last]

 

                      

 


 

 

A couple of 'nicies'...

 

 

 

24
April
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn has sent us a cache of petticoat-related Era newsclips that really give us great insight into the beginning of the petticoat craze in fashion. 

Here are the first three, all from the Chicago Tribune, dates in the filename:

#1     #2    #3       (First three on 23 April)


Here's what you might expect when you picked
up your dance date during the Era!

 

 

Balenciaga Era design


...and here is a car of that innocent Era, the quaint little Metropolitan, with an appropriately-attired model to sell it!

                        Water area                           

 

 

23
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn has sent us a cache of petticoat-related Era newsclips that really give us great insight into the beginning of the petticoat craze in fashion. 

Here are the first three, all from the Chicago Tribune, dates in the filename:

#1     #2    #3


 

 

These two more will be added to our Gabriella Ray page

Celebrity area

 

 

 


 

We get bored with plain tulle -
prefer more imaginative
balletwear!

 From Jean L. 

 

 

Era couture

(L) Unidentified designer

(R) Dior, fall, 1957

from BB Bloomer

 

 

22
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another for our Translucent Hoops area


From Crinolyn 


 

Unidentified groups

From Jean L.  

 

 

 

Fantasy floor-length

From Doug M.

 


 

 Typical 50s frocks

(L) Arnold Scaasi 1961

(R) Unidentified designer

 From BB Bloomer       Pleats area

 

 

 

21
April
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel Alice


From Crinolyn


This unique frock is exciting, but the designer is unidentified

from BB Bloomer

(Dior? Cannot read the inscription,
even with magnification)

 

 

Unidentified group

 From Jean L. 


Jimmy Vargas:

"Some more black petticoat video of Liliana Scarlatta at a live performance."

 

20
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn:

Pleasant rendering

Appropriate area


 

 

These two more will be added to our Gabriella Ray page

Celebrity area

 

 

 


 

So sweet and refreshing!

From Ed N.


Steve C. sends these 'water pettis', for those interested:

   

 

19
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...and some Era little girl Easter dreams


From Crinolyn 

 


Red is so refreshing!

From Jean L.  

 

 

 

Naughty!

From Doug M.

 


 

 

These will be added to our Gabriella Ray page

Celebrity area

 

 

 


 

18
April
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A couple of delightful young girls' Easter dresses

(A little late)

From
Crinolyn

 

Singer-Songwriter Tulisa,
of The X Factor (UK)

This quite-perky image is

from BB Bloomer

 

 

Sitting pretty

 From Jean L. 

 

Pleated ballerina  -  quite special

 

From Kristi

 

 

17
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn:

Perkiness, interrupted

 


 

Most certainly for our Simply Feminine section

From Kristi

 

 

Extending the charm...

From Doug M.


A bit disheveled...

From Jean L.  

Appropriate area

 

 

16
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double duty


From Crinolyn 


The big guns!

From Jean L.  

 

 

 

We don't know from which film this moving
gif
is, but it is certainly worth posting

From Kristi

 


 

 Sweetness from Doug M.

 

 

 


 

15
April
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bell-skirted Lolita


From Crinolyn



1957 Jean Dessès creation

 

Designer area

 

Sheryl:
 

It would seem that the Dance Project only produced one final video instead of two. It was uploaded yesterday; do enjoy.
 


Those Russian girls!  Three nice videos, pointed out by Jean L.:    #1    #2    #3
 

 

14
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn:

A couple of Sweet Lolitae

 

 

 

A cute outfit with parasol

1955

From BB Bloomer

 

 

GG Sissi

From Doug M.


Classy look!

From Jean L.  

 

 

13
Apr
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another floating image,
this with delightfully
crowded pettis


From Crinolyn 


The more pettis, the better, Alice!

From Jean L.  

 

 


Scrumptious Era evening frock

From BB Bloomer

 


We have most likely posted this many years ago, but Doug M. recently sent it, and, it being so representative of The Era, we felt it incumbent on us to post it again.  Oh! Do e miss those times!

 

 


 

12
April
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A most pleasant pastiche


From Crinolyn    



"Three types of dresses girl in 1959 routinely
wore: straight, loose but straight, and full."

From Karl K.

 

 

1957 - Italian socialite Felicidade de Sousa Campos in Dior

From BB Bloomer     Designer area

 

 

 

'A Coquette by Water'

by Ernest Webster


From
Jean L., for our Art Section


 


Prom Portrait

Sent by John N.  

 

 

11
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An "Oh yeah!" pastiche

From Crinolyn 

Appropriate area


 

1957 evening frocks

From BB Bloomer

(L) Pierre Balmain  (Designer area)

(R) From Mademoiselle  (Media area)

 

 

Black in two incarnations

From John N.  

 

 

This site might be of interest

From Doug M.


 

 

A petti-frolicker

From Jean L.

 

 

 
 

 

10
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful wedding gown of pleated tulle in layered
tiers edged in lace by Nina Ricci, photo by Lipnitzki, 1954


From Crinolyn 


Rikki took the opportunity of pettis piled on her
bed to submit this pretty result for
wallpaper!

Very large

 

 

Well now!  This groom is getting a treat!

From John N.  


 

A couple of delicious dresses

(R) Givenchy, 1956

From BB Bloomer

    Designer area          Sundress area

 

Here's one for our history section, provided by Jean L.

Ruby Bridges in 1960, as she  entered a white elementary

school  as the first Afro-American child, guards for her security;
 
so sad that she needed them.

 

 

 

9
April
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bubble dress by Lanvin-Castillo, photo by Richard Avedon, 1958

(Reminds one of 'horizontal' pleats)


From
Crinolyn   Designer area



Era ad
 
(not the singer/composer<g>)

From BB Bloomer

 

 

 

Petti-ed frocks of consequence

From John N.

 

 

Refreshing frocks

From Jean L.
 

 

 

A short while back, we posted a couple pictures of Patti, who passed  away a couple of years ago, and of whom during her life, her husband took many pictures, which he jealously guarded. (However he DID give us  permission to post the ones here, in our Femme Splash area- we believe he, too, has passed away.) Doug M. has provided a HUGE cache of her work, which, we will post  periodically, as these two outdoor frolicking pictures.  Many are a bit  risqué for The Pond - we will not use those.

 

 

8
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn:

(L) Brigitte Bardot being helped in her Dior gown which she will wear
to the Munich Mardi Gras Bal, photo by François Pages, February 1957

(R) Miss Bardot and her doggie in dressing room of the theatre where
she was making her debut in the play 'L'Invitation Au Chateau' by Jean Anouilh, photo by Jack Garofalo, November 1953

 

 

 


(L) Beautifully understated Era frock

(R) Runway extravaganza

From BB Bloomer

 

 

Pretty!

From John N.

Appropriate area


 

Beautiful dance dress

 

From Abby Rhodes

 

 
 

 

"Every-body's House Should Have a Maid"

From Doug M.

 

7
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Lollobrigida wearing a dress of her own design sits in the
living room of her villa in Rome, photo by Angelo Frontoni, 1958


From Crinolyn 


1960 Harper's Bazaar

From BB Bloomer

Media area

 

 

Fluffy view

From John N.  


Another video of Liliana, muse to Jimmy Vargas & the Black Dahlias watching the petticoats in a live show snippet of their production MAMBA NERA
 

 


Publicity poster


From Nancy N.    Site

Swan Lake Ballerina Tutu Site

 
 

 

6
April
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gina Lollobrigida on the set of the 1961 film,
Come September,

photo by Leo Fuchs, Italy, 1960

From
Crinolyn    Pond Film Page   Celebrity area


 

Era iconic

From BB Bloomer

 

 

Unidentified actress
in an unidentified film

From John N.

Cancan Area


Here's a nice

Elizabeth Taylor

 picture, 1950, which Nancy N.
has added to our collection

 

 

 
For our coat frock area

From Doug M.

 

5
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn:

French actress Estelle Blain, photo by Angelo Frontoni, c.1960

Celebrity area



Megan Nicole Nickelodeon Slimefest 2016. Sydney Olympic Park.


Source  
 

From Nancy N.

 

 

Shiny and Perky!

From John N.


 

Crinolynne sends this yummy Era Bardot picture


Her Pond Page

 
 

 

GG Sissi

From Doug M.

 

4
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Nixon, in a pleated dance dress
 by Maggy Rouff, photo by Georges Saad, 1960


From Crinolyn 


Delicious Sweet Lolita in a sundress

From Jean L.

 

 

We've seen this gal on a certain blog -

Most of her pictures are well done,
and in this format

From John N.  


Sheryl:
 

"After a long delay, the 3rd video of the dance project is now live here. The creator behind the project has stated 'Due to the slow pace
and lack of feedback from the project, we are stopping production after our last set of  filming. Unless something changes, we're
unable to continue any further. Perhaps in the future we can continue this when time and money will allow.'
 

"They've assured me that they still have at least 2 more videos to upload, maybe more depending on their final wrap-up."
 

 


Strictly Ballroom - The Musical


From Nancy N.       Site

 
 

 

Welcome Doris Designs back as an advertiser! 
Consider patronizing them to help support The Pond!

A Doris Petticoat is super full with over 36m of soft tulle. Our Petticoats come in over
20 colours and prints and various lengths and fit all sizes (adjustable waistband).

10% Discount using PettipondDoris2017 for our loyal Pettipond customers. 

 Click either picture to buy                                                              Love Doris x 

 

 

3
April
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingrid Bergman attends Dior's Spring-Summer Collection
of 1957, model Victoire presents  ruffled dresses,
(R) photo by Philippe Le Tellier, Paris, 1957

From Crinolyn                   Celebrity area 

 

 

Speaking of ruffles,
BB Bloomer offers these

 

 

The bulk under this skirt seems to hang deliciously for a twirl!

From John N.


A ballet performance of Cinderella

From Abby Rhodes

 

 

Hovering cage -
is this a FEDEX delivery?

From Doug M.

 

2
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn:

"Here is a video of a young girl really enjoying her
twirl in a beautiful red gown -just look at her face!"


With such a yellow on display,
can summer be far behind?

From Abby Rhodes

 

 

Wallpaper!

From John N.


 
 

In Jimmy Vargas' newest video, Black Dahlias muse Liliana works her petticoats and pettipants

 
 

 

So long as they show up,
they can show off
!

From Doug M.

 

 

1
Apr
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn says:

"No petti?  Use an umbrella!"

Similar items we already had:  #1   #2

 

 

Era model Patti Waggin

From Abby Rhodes

 

 

 A recent picture of

Amy Sedaris

She still likes her full skirts!

From John N.     Amy's Pond Page



Denise:
 
To go along with Rikki's square dance clips on 26 Mar, here's a fun one Wearing petticoats always brings the cancan to mind,

and in the 1950s many of the girls referred to their petticoats as can can slips.  So, here's some cancan and square dancing. 

 


 

This appears to be an avatar


(probably from Second Life)

From Doug M.

 
 

 

Welcome Doris Designs back as an advertiser! 
Consider patronizing them to help support The Pond!

A Doris Petticoat is super full with over 36m of soft tulle. Our Petticoats come in over
20 colours and prints and various lengths and fit all sizes (adjustable waistband).

10% Discount using PettipondDoris2017 for our loyal Pettipond customers. 

 Click either picture to buy                                                              Love Doris x 

 

 

 

March  Smatterings

 



IF YOU ARE A GIRL, AND WANT TO BE  POND GIRL MODEL, JUST CONTACT US! 

"How many clouds of scented lace kiss each other under your skirt?"  
C. Govoni (1884-1965)

 
WHEN I SEE...
A fetching lass, enveloped in tulle,
declaring, defining the beauty of man(kind)
Slim of waist, contours of mystery.
Dark tresses which defy description,
a mantel of the soul.
She leads on, unaware of her uniqueness--
Classic,
Haunting,
Deep auras of eyes
Deep vibrations from the heart
Deep color of the gentleness of her inner self.
I see jealousy
I see my yearning to take her place
I see, also, my utter, deadening sadness.
Tessy Staylace -- July 12, 1992
Update Page Policies
Generally, updates are linked to the appropriate area so you do not have to search for it.  We keep updates for six months, after which we merge the individual entries into the appropriate areas of the site.  Very rarely is anything discarded.
Pettipond  ALWAYS attributes the source of pictures when possible.  Image contributions should include the source, when possible, so at least the site from which it is taken can posted with it. It makes no sense, and is unfair, to have the same image on the Internet more than once, especially if the site originally posting it doe not at least get the benefit of a link. If an image is not attributed, and later is found to be in violation of copyright laws, it will be removed.
The Pond is FIRSTLY a petticoat/bouffant/crinoline site, and SECONDLY a TG site.  Image contributions are always welcome and appreciated, but our policy is to not post TG images (with the exception of Poufbunny Parlor Pinups and the occasional VERY passable CDer).  Please do not be offended - there are many TG sites on the Internet, but only ONE Pond, and we want also to be inviting to GGs and non-TG males who merely appreciate females in petticoats!
Pettipond Reflections response additions will NOT be listed in this area.

 

 


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