Pom Pom

February 10th, 2012

Pom Pom - Kids

Put a bow on it.

(submitted by Kristina in Russia)

43 Responses to “Pom Pom”

  1. Carrie says:

    The middle one kind of looks like Michelle from Full House!

  2. Brittany says:

    Is it just me or does the middle one remind you of Mary Kate or Ashley Olsen a lil bit?

  3. sonia says:

    i’m from Romania and in communist years, little girls had this kind of bows in their hair. they wore them mostly in kindergarten and in school. so when i saw the picture i felt the girls were from Eastern Europe.

  4. Eric says:

    they look like they have lufas on ther heads.

  5. Taylor says:

    My friend went overseas to adopt a girl and boy from an orphanage. They keep all the children’s hair short so they all look like boys. When the kids were brought in when visitors are there or potential parents they put those huge gaudy bows on the girls so you can tell them apart from the boys. My friend has a pic of her little girl then age 3 with a big pink bow like that on her head. She is now as Floridian as can be and 13 years old!!

  6. Elena says:

    The girl on the left looks so much like my mom as a little girl, this picture screams Russia!

  7. dennis says:

    I think you’re all just as cute as can be!

  8. Anna says:

    I don’t think this is very awkward. Yes, maybe in USA. But, these hair accessories are still worn by all little girls in Russia and Ukraine. So, it is very normal and common to see pictures of young girls like this. I myself have many pictures like this when I was little.

  9. Doug says:

    The Blond on the left was an early Model for Walt Disney, back when he was considering a Blond Minnie Mouse.

  10. Simon says:

    The dead flowers make it a bit sad.

  11. senora_jennifer says:

    I can totally see my niece and SIL putting these on my great niece today! The ones she wears now rival the ones in the picture.

  12. Natalie says:

    I’m an American living in Russia, and little girls still wear these bows. They wear the big white ones on the first day of school (known as First Bell) and also on special occasions. I think it’s darling!

  13. Theocentrica says:

    In Soviet Russia, bow wear *you* !

  14. Inkcap says:

    In Soviet Russia…

    …bow wear *you*.

  15. Poweredbypoptarts says:

    Ahhhh! Gotta love those Soviet era fashion symbols!!! 🙂

  16. Penny says:

    Adorable and so typical of little girls from Russia.

  17. Rudy says:

    Cutest thing ever!

  18. Yelena says:

    Yep that’s how it was in Russia back in the day.. the bigger the better.. I remember getting upset when mom made a small one lol.. my mom said she wore those till she was 18!!!

  19. shaun says:

    The girl on the left looks like she might actually be rockin’ THREE bows…

  20. Lisa says:

    Is it just me or do the two girls on the end look like they are wearing loofas in their hair?

  21. ValCKnoxTN says:

    Too bad they couldn’t find a bird . . .

  22. Phils girl says:

    That must be some of those shower scrubbies I like on the first ones head.

  23. kathleen says:

    The wilted flowers match the mood of the girl in the middle.

  24. Les says:

    Awww, They’re so adorable.

  25. Modern day kids (mostly babies) wear bows this huge, just add some zebra stripes, rhinestones and flowers larger then their heads.

  26. norm says:

    they don’t look happy

  27. Tree says:

    I bet they could pick up Radio Free Europe with those things.

  28. Krystle says:

    Come to SW Oklahoma…kids legitimately still wear bows like this.

  29. Sharan says:

    Shower poofs.
    When you don’t have time to make ribbon bows.

  30. anastasia says:

    oh god i grew up in the post-soviet russia and yet i had those too! itchy as hell and somewhat overdecorative

  31. Dana says:

    Wowza! those are FAN-Freaking-TASTIC!

    Bring them back! Bring them back!

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