Update Log

MARCH 2018

 

 

        

31
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A certain appeal...

 John N. sent this


Angling for the view

From Crinolyn

More such


 

 

Car fluffs

From Captain Marno


Cute retro pinup

From Abby Rhodes


 

30
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Well now, this certainly can be put into the category
of 'girls that look like boys who look like girls'

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


Perky and pretty!

From Kristi


 

 

Jo Wood magazine blurb

From Captain Marno


From the past:

British pop singer Cliff Richard jives with dancer
Doreen Freeman during filming of Serious Charge (1959).

 John N. sent this

 

 

This is the final Update until Friday, 30 March

 

28
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Kittensoft' provides this
femmy 1970s
advertisement


John N. points to this 50s-themed Pink video (with a bit of a surprise)


 

 

Fluffy pleats

From Captain Marno


 

A couple more delicious
mermaid
wedding gowns

 

27
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You never see a man do this!  So woman-like!

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


Appears to be a cute costume

From Kristi


 

Jean Patou design, 1955

This outerskirt overlay was a popular look in The Era


 

Iconic Era dress (and hat!)

 John N. sent this

 

 
 

26
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

A pleasant ballerina vision

From Crinolyn


   

 

Hoop preening

From John N

 

 


 

 

Mermaid delight


Extending steampunk influence

From Kristi

 

25
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 


Video of interest, from Rikki

John Galliano Fashion Show Play the 50's in 1995


 

Julie Andrews, as Cinderella, 1957

Another of Miss Andrews


 

The deep blue...

 John N. sent this

Bridal froufrou area

 
 

24
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Stylized 'cage'

From Crinolyn


   

This Era photo, provided by John N.,
features  a quilted skirt - quite popular.

We find them to produce the same effect as crowded pettis;
that is,  a pressing of the  petticoats underneath against the legs.
To us, this is quite noteworthy and exciting!

 


 

 

Here's a [rare] brand we were unaware of...although there is this, with a different spelling

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 

Appropriate section

 


What have we here?  CosPlay Star Wars?

From Kristi

 

23
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving runway gif

From Kristi

 


David Barber points out a film to add to our list:

Carry On Cowboy (1968)

 ...featuring the can can girl troupe Ballet Montparnasse (Their petticoats are lavender, as they dance in the saloon.)


Crinolyn has provided this exciting video link:

"50's Fashion Trends" Spring Summer 2008 by Fashion Channel

Her favorite part

 


 

Era amateur stage shot?

 John N. sent this

 

 
 

22
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think the little boy felt left out?

From Crinolyn

More youth fashions


 

An emblematic example
of Era evening wear

 John N. sent this

 


 

 

Another peek into bridal readiness

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


Mother/daughter (?) feminine delight

From Kristi

 

21
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lolita with pretty parasol

From Kristi

 


 

Take note of this very
special
bridal gown...

 


In February, we  posted a short story by Worzel entitled Poppy's Awakening.  He has written a sequel:

Together At Last 

Suggestive material  


 

A far cry from today's 'princesses', especially at the price!

 John N. sent this

 

 
 

20
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

  A couple of delicious
mermaid
wedding gowns

 John N. sent this

 


 

 

Crowded upskirt

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


'Princess' CosPlay?

From Kristi

19
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bird on  a swing

From Kristi

 


 

Joe A.:

"Three  Era girls, perfectly
dressed for the
beach!"

 


Stephen K.:

"As a fan of Fifties fashion I think she should accessorise this gown
with above-the-elbow, more than skin-tight immaculate white kid gloves,
but I am willing to forgive her that when she looks so wonderful!"

Car area 


 

 

 

Runway rainbow

Received from John N.

 

 
 

18
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

  Vivacious Audrey 1956

 

An interesting take

 John N. sent this

 


 

 

Sylvan blue

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


A couple of pert Era prom pictures

From Crinolyn

 

17
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A  sweet Sweet Lolita

From Kristi

 


 

 

Dishing in blue

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


 

Oscar DeLarenta, September 2010

Designer area

 


 

 

Hip hop Star Cardi B

Received from John N.

 

 
 

16
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

  50s number

From Crinolyn


 

Nice color match...

 John N. sent this

 


Sylvia Marie has found and enhanced some Manga anime; here are the remainder, the first installment was 4 Feb

                        


My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star

Barbara McFadyen


Relevant article

From Kristi

 

15
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

In conjunction with Ed N.'s contribution yesterday, he has written a short story:

The Blue Angel

 


 

 

Apparently, she loves to show off her crinies

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie

 


 

A  nice latex maid number for our fetish area

From Kristi

 


 

Received from John N.

 
 

14
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

  The kind of dress you want to see on your prom date
Sweet!

Received from Ed N.


Hailey Steinfeld at the Oscars

 John N. sent this

2011 Oscars


 

What used to be called 'naughty'

Received from Sylvia Marie

 


Cute little blue number

From Kristi

13
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Snowbunny Lolita

From Kristi


  Enid Boulting wears a dress by Madame Grès
in a photo by Georges Dambier, Paris, 1955

Designer area


TV dance shows for teens were quite popular
during The Era.  This one is untitled

Offered by John N.


   

Crowded pettis are just as nice in red&white as in red&black

From Crinolyn

 
 

12
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Fogarty petticoat

From Crinolyn

 

Fifties fashion designer Anne Fogarty, an icon of The Era, was dubbed "Petticoat Queen" for her advocacy of the flared and bouffant skirt. In her book Wife Dressing (1959), she relates a story concerning her husband’s bout with these beautiful creations. She came home one night after a long day to find him sound asleep, his head pressed against a large mound of petticoats as a result of rolling over. Apparently, she had been sorting them earlier, and had left them on part of the large bed; he had fallen asleep on the other half. Upon hearing her, he awoke and greeted her, but only after exclaiming that he thought he had died and gone to heaven! For, when his eyes opened in the fog of sudden awakening, he found himself immersed in a cloud-like atmosphere, soft and delicate, and totally out of touch with reality. (Many present-day women think most men are too!) I think we can all relate to that!

 


 

Gypsy Rose Lee (1914-70) was a burlesque entertainer
famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright.

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie



 
Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters or simply Stormy,
is a pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director.

Received from John N.

   
 
 

11
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

  Princess Margaret, as a bridesmaid at the marriage of her sister, Princess Elizabeth to Prince Phillip, of Greece, November, 1947

 

Rockabilly fun!

 John N. sent this


 

For our Girdle Area

Received & optimized, from Sylvia Marie


 

Those huge skirts on
dresses were SO appealing

From Crinolyn

 

 

10
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Unidentified J-pop singer

Low-keyed

From Kristi


  Grace Kelly at the 1956 Academy Awards ceremony. Her gown was by Helen Rose

Andra Day at
this year's Oscars

Offered by John N.


Denise:
 
 Adorable poufy!   "Sometimes when looking for a needle in a haystack (i.e. unrelated) we run across something that makes us smile."
 
 

9
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Crinolyn tenders these links apropos to the 1 Mar posting about the 1938 film, Jezebel:

#1  Filler
#2   Minimal
#3  Conglomeration
#
4  She sings in surrounding skirts
#5  Check out the steel hoop near the end!
#6  (Spanish) Lots of petti-ed skirts in this dance scene
#7  Would be devastating if we saw it in color, but the red DOES manifest itself anyway!

#8   Full movie
 


 

Nautical  CosPlay


Steampunk in solitude

From Abby Rhodes 


  Millie Everatt, 18, from Eastoft, Lincolnshire, has been crowned Miss Lincoln 2018, and will now compete in the Miss England competition 

Received from John N.

 
 

8
Mar
 1
8

4
 entries

 

"Pink"
is
the
theme!

 

 

 

 

 

More pink fluff... self-admiration justified

From Abby Rhodes 


Pink on the rocky side of things

 John N. sent this


 

...and pink dishing

Received, optimized, from Sylvia Marie


A cute, pink Lolita

From Kristi

 

 

7
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Couch territory

Received, optimized, from Sylvia Marie


 

Pink fluff...

From Abby Rhodes 


Camela Elves, wife of Matthew McCaughey,
at this year's Oscars

Offered by John N.


  Florida Fashion Catalog, 1960

From Crinolyn

 
 

6
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Pastel CosPlay


  "Extending" the bridal mermaid myth

From Kristi

Crinolyn, on her gown site, posted the same image in June of 2017 on her page 520 as gown 5198



 

Red and fluffy

Offered by John N.

Designer area

 
 

5
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Remembrances"

by nineteenth century artist J. Forman

Peeking lace is so feminine     


Black and white and red all over...

 John N. sent this


 

Evocative artwork...

Received, optimized, from Sylvia Marie


This Lolita is celebrating the forthcoming
Spring season with a lovely, frilly
parasol

From Kristi

 

4
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Classy AND provocative!

Received, optimized, from Sylvia Marie


 

Legacy Texan square dance

From Abby Rhodes 


A Betsey Johnson number from her 2011 collection; at the
Museum in The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2010

Offered by John N.


 

Charming painting by
Norbert Schrodl
(Austrian, 1842-1912)

(Unidentified title)        Art area

 
 

3
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

Indulgence...

Sent and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

  Probably from an advertisement, this reminds
 
Crinolyn of a young crossdresser getting caught...

Bell-skirted Lolita belle


 

For our stairs collection

Offered by John N.

 
 

2
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed N. offers this interesting photo.  The shorter petti, used this way, would give this gown a
silhouette reminiscent of certain Korean wedding gowns: a bell-like upper part to the skirt,
in a manner of speaking.  Would be interesting to see the completed gown in place....

Of course, she could just putting on or taking off her underskirts, in which case our comments may be null.

Above originally posted on Crinolyn's gown site a few years back


Betsey Johnson pleats!  (2013 season)

Runway Area    Pleats area     
Other Designers

 John N. sent this


 

Margo Channing is a star of the theater;
here she is taking her bows in an attractive
moving gif


Alice kicking up in the woods

From Crinolyn

 

1
Mar
 18

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

An interesting little moving polka dot slide show...

Concocted by Sylvia Marie


 

Legacy peek...

From Abby Rhodes 


(1905) Another great example of entertainer
frocks during 'The Era-before-the-Era'
[Previously posted in B&W on 14 Feb]

Mlle Thetis was a music hall dancer


 

Bette Davis with Henry Fonda in the 1938 film (Pond Page)
Jezebel

A crinoline classic! In the 1850's, an unmarried Southern belle attends a ball wearing a scarlet dress, shocking genteel antebellum society. In the war between the crinies, the Southern gals always win hands down, right? Watch for the scene when Ms. Davis, clad in a gorgeous, beautifully laundered and starched cloud of snowy, frilly lace, goes out on the steps of the colonnaded mansion to sing. Why it was [presumably later] colorized, I do not know, for the red of her gown can be sensed even in B&W! - Review by Pammie