puffed sleevesWelcome all of you after my break blogging! Hope that New Year will brings to me more inspiration, time and energy for new creative posts 🙂 Today I want to show you my love for puff sleeves, I’m also a big fun of old school in fashion and designs from XX or XXI cetury. That’s why I want to present you unique fashion projects from XIX century to present times. The puff sleeve emerged in the Renaissance, but its popularity would ebb and flow even past the Edwardian age. The puff sleeves were either a short ¾ length or full length sleeves gathered at the top or bottom. The puffed sleeve was a hyper feminine style that would go through many transformations. But  How were the puffs achieved? The sleeves would be lined with stiffened fabric. I chose some examples which you’ll find below.

I like the scene in Anne Of Green Gables movie about puff sleeve – I’m a big fun of this humorous and poignant story, please watch my attachment below from movie directed by Kevin Sullivan. Second half of the XIXth century, Avonlea on Prince Edward Island (fictional town) and need to own spectacular puff sleeves 🙂 My version of puff sleeves is more subtle than example from Anne 😀 I’ve chosen beige suit and golden accesories. Below you will find also one of my favoruite modern projects like coat by Jean Charles de’ Castelbajac or top by Hardy Amies with puff sleeves motive.


Anne Shirley’s Puff Sleeve Dress from Sullivan Entertainment on Vimeo.


Satirical graphic about fashion in 1890s

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania puff sleeves history

Summer Polka-dot Dress, 1890s



Yohji yamamoto – 1990s

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Jean Charles de’ Castelbajac


Vintage Hardy Amies Evening Top For Sale

Hardy Amies, 1990s





Yves Saint Laurent Puff Sleeve Double Breasted Jacket For Sale

Yves Saint Laurent

Emerald & Turquoise

_mg_8551 Emerald and turquoise are definitely one of my favourite gemstones. Gemstones have very important meaning in my life, I believe in unique energy which flows from them. Different shapes, colors, textures and different affect for our life… Today I want to focus on emerald and turquoise! Emerald bright green precious stone, called the “Stone of Successful Love’, stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. St. Hildegard of Bingen declared that “All the green of nature is concentrated within the Emerald” It was dedicated in the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to insure security in love… I love jewelry with emerald details. Also worth to focus on turquoise – is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey. Turquoise promotes leadership, it is a talisman of luck, success, ambition and creativity. You will find below example of unique brancelet with pearls and turquise and also few photos with my perspetive for nice piece of jewelry. All photos were taken by my friend www.polaspace.wordpress.com


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My velvet love and Neon by Yael Bartana



W obiektywnie Pauliny Babickiej, inspiracja neonem projektu Yael Bartana. Kilka zdjęć z Narodowej Galerii Sztuki Zachęta. Ostatnimi czasy powróciłam do moich ubrań z weluru, postawiłam tu na lekko ekstrawagancką marynarkę o ciekawej fakturze pionowych pasów. Stylizacje uspokoiłam basicową bluzką o jednolitym kolorze i klasycznymi, szarymi cygaretkami. Z pewnością welur zawita jeszcze nie raz w moich zestawieniach 🙂 Miłego oglądania!

In camera’s Paulina Babicka’s, inspiration by the neon project byYael Bartan. A few shoots from the Zachęta National Gallery of Art. Recently, I returned to my velur clothes, I choosen here a slightly extravagant jacket with an interesting texture with vertical stripes. I ”calmed down” my outfit with a basic white blouse classic and gray cigarette trousers. Certainly will chose velvet more than once for my future outft sets 🙂

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Z wizytą w jednej z sieci księgarń Artbook store w domu aukcyjnym Desa Unicum! W moich rękach CHANEL The Vocabulary of Style autorstwa Jerome Gautier, na okładce przepiękna Anja Rubik. Złapana w obiektywie utalentowanej Pauliny Babickiej wpadam do Was z moimi inspiracjami projektów Chanel z okresu lat 50-70tych, komplety żakardowe, magia dodatków w postaci złotych guzików czy atłasowe buciki z ozdobną klamrą – to garstka projektów, które bez cienia wątpliwości zawsze podziwiam. Uwielbiam podejmować dialog z jej projektami w modzie, przy każdej możliwej okazji staram się to robić!

With a visit to one of the chain bookstores at Artbook store in Desa Unicum auction house! In my hands CHANEL The Vocabulary of Style by Jerome Gautier, on the cover beautiful Anja Rubik. I’m photo-shooted by the talented Paulina Babicka, I’m here for you with my inspirations of Chanel ‚s projects from the 1950s and 1970s, jacquard sets, the magic of accessories in the form of golden buttons or satin shoes with a decorative buckle – these are a handful of projects that I always admire. I love to create a dialogue with projects designed by Gabrielle Chanel, I try to do it at every possible opportunity in my daily life!


chanel_shoes_front_masterChanel shoes by Massoro, circa 1950s


chanel2Tweed skirt suit, 1960s











Circa 1968-70



Chanel Wool coat, 1970

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Chanel, Cuba Collection in gilded metal and pearls


photos : Paulina Babicka

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