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July June May Smatterings

24
Aug
 17

2
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps a Lolita?
(A bit unusual...)

From Kristi

          


Blogger - Vintage Brighton

From Nancy N.

 

 

Sylvia Marie has provided this nice carnival ride shot


 

Era designs

(L) Dior, 1947, "Diamont Noir"


  
From BB Bloomer  

 

  

 

23
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Attractive Lolita bride
with
crowded pettis and bell skirt

 

From Nancy N.

 

 

 

And now for another GG Sissy...maybe

From Kristi

          


Thai? Burmese? perhaps...


  
From Crinolyn   

 

 

A couple of fine unidentified Era youth catalog pages

 

  

 

22
Aug
 17

2
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffled perkiness

...with a 'Come hither' look!

From Kristi

          


Vivien of Holloway short ('vintage') Bridal Dress

From Nancy N.

Source

 

 

From Karl K., a great picture

Capucine was an (Era and beyond) French fashion model and actress

Celebrity area


Cyd Charisse

Her Pond Page


  
From Crinolyn   

 

 

NOTICE

One more day:  The next Update will be 22 Aug

 

20
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogger
 

From Nancy N.

 

 

 

Best put in our GG Sissy section

          


 

This appears to be from an
unidentified Era catalog

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 


 

Nice enough to show us more!

From Nancy N.

Source

 

 

19
Aug
 17

2
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We salute you!

From Nancy N.

Source

 


 

Making Easter eggs in fine fashion

From John N.

 

 

NOTICE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the next Update will be 19 Aug

 

17
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizens for Animal Protection -
"Best Little Dog House in Texas"  
benefit theme party in Houston.


Source

From Nancy N.

 

 

 

Beautiful Sorbier design,
2015-16 season

          


 

Showgirl/burlesque costume

Sent by Abby Rhodes

Petti/corset area

 

 


 

 

Sophia Loren

Cannes, 1954

Her Pond Page

          

 

16
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promo picture from a 2015
Jimmy Vargas' show
Tiki noir

 

 

Ed N.:  "We can only dream of being left alone in a place like this!"


 

 

An especially nice square dance image from Abby Rhodes

 



 

Rather sweet, actually!

From Ed N.

 

 

 

NOTICE

We are skipping another day:  The next Update will be 16 Aug

 

14
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
    Joe A.:


"Two graduation pictures I came across. The high school picture (L),
the girl second from right, what an amazing petti.

 "The grade school picture (R), do you wonder why the boys look so happy?  Besides the petticoats the little girls are displaying, take a look at the teacher!"

More such

 

 

 

 

Ed N.:

   "Remember how it took your breath away when you
sneaked a peek into your girl friend's closet and saw this!?"

 ED: This is good for wallpaper!

          


Legacy tightwire

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 


 

 

Floor length Lolita

From Kristi

          

 

13
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bells on belles

Lolita area

From Kristi

 

 

    SMILING models!
    What a wonder


       From
Crinolyn   

 

 

 

Well, either a half
 a mermaid or a train

with "sullen-nity"
Would it hurt to smile?
 

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


 


Legacy ballerinae

 

 

12
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
      From the 1957 Sears catalog


From Crinolyn   

 

 

 

An interesting outfit

From Kristi

          


 

Kinetic energy

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 


 

 

An instance of crowded pettis

From Kristi

          

 

11
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vivacious-sosity!
(slowly, now)

 

From Kristi

 

Chris P.:

Openly TG Actress Trace Lycette in a darling petti-frock before attending the Spirit Awards. Everyone around her is so completely
oblivious, as well as dressed a lot more warmly, LOL. I am on the Pier all the time and if I had seen this I would have wet myself.
She is such a dish.
"


 

 

Sumptuous sight

 

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 



John N. sends this awkward scene
 

ED: Kind of looks like a scene from one of the 'Gypsy'
weddings TV scenes.  Definitely extending her charm! 
 

          

 

 

NOTICE

We are skipping a day:  The next Update will be 11 Aug

 

9
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Anonymous]:

"Yesterday on Facebook I saw a post from a female friend, she posted two dresses and a blue petticoat asking her friends which everyone preferred for her as The Mother Of The Groom.

"I actually preferred the other dress a bit more, but both were nice, the original post had been deleted by the time I went back, but she is fairly certain this will be the dress and petticoat."

 

 

 

Strictly feminine, indeed!

From Kristi

          


 

Era rock 'n roll

Sent by Abby Rhodes

Dance area

 

 


Elizabeth, regarding Denise B.'s query on 7 Aug:

Denise (and others) -  First, for the two pieces of nylon net:  What Ms. Lon was attempting to describe was that one piece of nylon netting was heavier' (meaning 'thicker') than the other piece.  Nylon netting can be purchased at any fabric shop; the sales people can assist you in determining the 'heaviness' of the nylon netting the store has in stock.  You will need to purchase two separate pieces of nylon netting, one piece being 'heavier' (meaning 'thicker') than the other.

Secondly, for cutting a full circle:  There are various ways to cut a full circle.  No one way is better than another.  What works for you is what is best for you.  The 'full circle' means the circumference of the nylon netting.  Keep in mind you will also be cutting a hole in the very center of the full circles of nylon netting.  The hole will be your waistband.

Thirdly, length depending on height:  The length will be measured from your waist to how far below your waist you wish the hem of your nylon netting to be.  Your overall height will also be a determining factor.  (After all, you don't want the hem to drag on the floor!)  Ms. Lon was 5 feet, 6 inches in height.  Your height plus how long you wish the nylon netting to be, waist to hem, is what Ms. Lon meant when she wrote "length depending on height."

...and Tina F. adds:

"This blogger has a great tutorial on how to make petticoats; perhaps this will be of assistance to Denise B."

Denise B. reacts:

"Number one rule of petticoats, NEVER store them in a plastic bag. (Regarding how to organize a petticoat collection, 11 Aug). It will make them go flat, and we don't want flat petticoats!"
 
ED: No,  not good for storage, but spray starch is the antidote.  We should have read more carefully.

 

8
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   


A couple of Era advertisements


From Crinolyn   Parasol area

 

Blog of interest, pointed out by Jennifer H.:

"How To Organize a Petticoat Collection'


 


Kristi

American lolita?  Denim Lolita?  Bluejean Lolita?
 Western Lolita?  Colorado Lolita?  Hmmm...

   


Parasol wedding

   From Nancy N.    

          

 

  

 

7
Aug
 17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting CosPlay girl!  

More of her here

   From Nancy N.    

          

 

Gabrielle Miller

Noted for her performance in the Canadian TV series Corner Gas (2004-2009)

From PondGirl Allison     Her CDs

 


 

 

Alice in the bouncy house

From her namesake

          


 

A good candidate for our
Simply Feminine section

How nice!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 


Denise B.:

 "I'm in love with the page about Alice Lon's petticoats, and am excited to make one for myself!  Can you clarify the first part of the instructions for me?  
They're a little vague.  It's the first paragraph, where it says to cut a full circle with two thicknesses of nylon net, length depending on height.  
I confess I have no idea what it's talking about.  I understand the next set of instructions."

ED:  Can anyone help? - We, too, are at a loss.

6
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the manner of the dance scene from the latest
Cinderella (2015), this gal knows how to sweep the floor!

From Crinolyn   

          


Delightful fifties creations

(L) Balenciaga

From BB Bloomer

 

 

Kind of period Lolitae!

Kristi sent this

Lolita area


Design by Sylvan Rich, 1954

 

5
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MOST impressive translucent hoop!

   From Kristi    

          


 

Close enough to be called steampunk?

From Crinolyn   

 

 


Milan interestingly writes:

"The folk frocks in yesterday's Update are from the Czech Republic, the South-Moravian region, namely Velké Bílovice. The pictures were taken during 'hody',
an  annual folk festival typical for all communities in the South Moravia. The photographer is probably Ludmila Zemánková.
 
"As for the petticoats, no hoops were ever used in the folk frocks. All the petticoats (typically 5-7 of them) are heavily, really heavily starched, so the (usually)
linen feels  like canvass and behaves like 'laminated' sheet. The preparation of such frock to a festival takes a couple of days. In every village, there is usually one
or more ladies who take care of all such frocks and run something like a rental service. Of course, many more captivated girls and boys own their own costume. The
fabric design and colours are typical for every village, therefore an expert (not me) can tell exactly, from which part of the region the girl is (something like the
Scottish tartans)."

Highly Illustrative video (Must see!)


"Oh, one more thing. There is a tradition in the South Moravian region called 'jízda králů' (The Ride of the Kings), where a young boy (c8-10 yers old) is put into
the girl's  folk frock and is the main part of the feast. This event is said to be in the memory of the flight of a Hungarian king before his pursuers disguised as a
woman, but definitely the tradition is older, even from the pagan times. It used to be common throughout the Central Europe (Germany even) but nowadays it
remains only in  South Moravia. This ceremony has been even listed in the UNSECO World's Heritage in 2011. See
here and others (Put 'jízda králů'" into the
 YouTube search box).  You  may also read about this custom here."

ED:  Looks like he enjoys it!  Here they would call that 'child abuse', sadly.
 


     This 1956 gown is unique, maybe
because of the material
and draping

 BB Bloomer

4
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAMA!

From Crinolyn   

          


Unidentified folk frocks

From David H.

These are primo!

 

   ED: Looking closely at the above, one can't help but notice that the layers of the petticoats uniquely seem to stay apart. 
Thus, they might be attached to the hoop in such a that them so, no?  Any thoughts on this?


 

Bell-ed belle

So CUTE!

Kristi sent this

Lolita area


 

Luscious (Era) lace in black and white

Sent by BB Bloomer

 

3
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweetness on two levels

From Kristi    

          

 

 

Peekup of excellence!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 


Nancy N. has sent these fanciful pictures:

         

Source


      BB Bloomer sends these
      exceptional
floor-lengths
 

2
Aug
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of Jovani creations
that will turn any head!

From Crinolyn   

          

 

An exemplary ballroom gown

Sent by Abby Rhodes

Dance area

 


 

Someone is hiding her bell skirt!

Kristi sent this



Delightful floor-lengths

(L) Giambattista Valli

Sent by BB Bloomer

Designer area   Floor-length area

 

 

 

 1
Aug
17

5
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pleasant pastel parasol pose

From Kristi


Crinolyn has favored us with images of the puppeteer at Disneyland:

                             

 


 

The fifties were always full of surprises!

Sent by BB Bloomer  

 
 

 
 

'The Little Model'
by Lewis Christopher Baumer
(1870-1963)

      From Abby Rhodes    Art Area

     

 

Unidentified actress
in an unidentified film

From John N.

Cancan Area

 

 

July June May 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!
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