Pawie Oka (Peacock Eye) is a discontinued CH from late 2011. The bra itself is smooth purple satin. It's shimmery and soft, it feels plushy and the band is really nice against my skin. It's not quite as deep purple as it appears in photographs, but it also isn't muted like 65E - Ewa Michalak » Ch Lawenda (588). It's somewhere between the two in shade. The trim along the cups and the band is where the name comes from. It is comprised of purple circles the same color as the bra, but inside this circle is an "eye", like a peacock feather. It's a shimmery silver teal ...that is very beautiful in person. Frankly I never noticed in photographs, but it was the first thing I picked up on when the bra was in my hands. It's hard to photograph, and I posted the best two that I could get but they still don't really show just how much that little eye contrasts with the purple. It really makes the bra in my opinion.
This is a 60 band that I could stretch to about 27.75 before I started distorting the wires. This is good for me, but it's fitting just a tad tighter than I want it to at this time of year. You can see the hooks kind of pulling in my picture, so I'm wearing it with a single column of an extender. I can wear it comfortable on the loosest hook, but I'd rather not. The straps are partially adjustable and stretchy. They're not the most comfortable even though they are well padded in the front. I feel like they dig into my traps more than they should. As noted in PetiteCollegiate's review of this same bra, the straps are very wide set. Normally this isn't an issue for me, I have broad shoulders and a wide upper chest, but these ones actually feel like they may slip off my shoulders at times. They've not, but being so wide set and so slippery I'm aware of them always. The wires are narrow goodness. They're scaled down well and are low under the arm. The cups are soft and comfortable. They give a nice projected and heaving shape. The cups are a little floppy like my 75D - Ewa Michalak » Ch Toffik (138). I think this is a foam thing as other older CHs are described as having the soft cups. I bet Ewa now uses a firmer foam which is why the shape is so much more dramatic in the newer bras than in the older ones. That's not to say that the shape in the older CH/Ps is bad or not uplifting, it just isn't as "strapped in" as the newer bras. Read more 352 more words
I really love the style and color of this bra! There will never be enough purple bras in the world. That being said, it's not a perfect fit. The straps are obnoxiously long and stretchy (they're the half adjustable comfort type). Also, this particular bra has no pockets for pads, so cups gape at certain angles because I don't have a lot of upper fullness naturally (the rounded shape you see in the pictures is a polish miracle). The straps are very wideset on this model and they sort of attack my armpits and the gore is higher than that of my CH Karmelki. It's just tall enough ...to slip into the ditch at the top of my sternum and be very stabby. I definitely think Ewa has come a long way each season in her designs and the quality of her work. While this is still a gorgeous bra with a comfy band and great projected shape, it doesn't work quite as well as the more recent ones I have. The band is true to size and stretches exactly to 28 inches.
This bra has convinced me that I do need the CHP Klaudyna (and SM Czarna Mgielka and S Letnia Noc), so eventually I'll be able to compare her newest ones! I have no self control and need bracoholics anonymous... at least it's a loving community of addicts here https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_razz.gif" alt=":p" /> Read more 130 more words
This is an older CH style in a beautiful, royal purple color. It has gorgeous, scalloped lace around the cups with a pale turquoise shimmer. The lace really makes the style. This bra really does offer the narrow wires and incredible forward and immediate projection that CH is known for. It’s like a tray for boobs! This is my first CH style, and the closest thing I have tried is 60FF - Ewa Michalak » Chp Klaudyna (747). Klaudyna felt a bit roomy, so I wanted to try a half cup in 60F.
I have somewhat mixed feelings about the fit. It kind of looks small? But ...I think it might be just because of the low coverage. This is quite literally a half cup! I’m not really quadding, except over the center gore which always happens because my boobs are desperate to be together. The cups are very open and accommodate upper fullness. The wires are incredibly perfect! This bra gives me quite a ridiculous cakes-on-a-plate cleavage.
This is the tightest Ewa 60 band I have tried so far, although it’s a used bra. It feels snug but comfortable on my 26" ribcage. The straps are only partially adjustable but they work well for my somewhat low-set breasts, and I like the material used. The straps are quite wide set as well. The gore tacks and it’s lovely and doesn’t poke my boobs.
All of the materials are super soft, and the bra is extremely comfortable. The only problem I have really is that if I lean over, there’s a lot of tissue falling out of the bra. The bottom of the cup becomes empty at the same time. Maybe I don’t need this much immediate projection? In the end I think that I feel more secure in Comexim plunges or Ewa’s S style, which offer a bit more coverage and support. (This sounds really boring!). I think that I could keep this and wear very comfortably, but I don’t know. I think that it might nevertheless suit somebody else better. (If this was burgundy, I’d never let it go.) Read more 243 more words
When I realised that I must have this bra, it was no longer available on Ewa's site. I'd been searching an used one for a very long time when I eventually found it in 60f, "almost" my size. This bra is so beautiful, that I decided to buy it at the risk of wearing it with an extender. As it's used, the band is not as thight as in a new bra, but it's still very tight. As expected, I have to wear it most of the time with one or two hooks of bra extender. Concerning the cups, they run normal for the CH style. I love the shape, the shiny fabric, and the straps are very comfortable.