Animapolis by Jan Bajtlik

It’s been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened. I have become a mother to a wonderful baby girl born in February. She and her older brother and sister have been filling my time since then.

Despite being a busy parent, I have been keeping an eye on the latest Hermes SS2019 collection of scarves. This season two designs have drawn my attention – Animapolis and another one which I will reveal soon. Having been torn between a couple of CWs of Animapolis, I finally decided on the bright and cheerful Yellow/Green/Pink, CW 1. 

Animapolis is an exuberant composition designed by Jan Bajtlik, a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. It is his first silk scarf designed for Hermes.

“In this phantasmagorical city, zebras, dinosaurs, monkeys and toucans joyfully run riot. Each animal tells a story – a dragon lays siege to the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science, a leopard sets its sights on the Kremlin in Moscow, and a panda and crocodile pass the time lounging at the foot of Moscow’s St. Basil’s Cathedral. And, for the very best view of this delightful spectacle, other protagonists gather at the windows of Hermes on Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris”, as described on

It is such a fun design and I can spend hours looking at it and discovering all the details!

I hope you will find my pictures below inspiring and wish you all a wonderful week ahead.


  1. 🙂 Dear Irina,
    first of all congratulations on your baby daughter! I bet you’re really busy with 3 kids and I’m sure you’re enjoying some free moments going through your lovely scarf collection.
    Animapolis is quite a scarf – I’ve looked at it in the catalog and online, but so far couldn’t decide. The colorway is stunning. And I like it as a head band on your extremely well!
    Have a very HAPPY week!
    Claudia 🙂


    1. Thank you so much, dear Claudia! Yes, indeed it is quite challenging to be a mother of 3 kids, but it is such a joy as well. Every morning I wake up and think how blessed I am to have them. Animapolis is a really beautiful scarf. It sticks out from the other ones from the SS19 season. But there are some other lovely designs too in wonderful fresh color ways. I am so tempted to get another one. I wishing you too a great week. Many warm hugs from Sweden 🇸🇪


  2. Judith Benjamin

    Dear Irina, Congratulations to you on this great occasion. Daughters are a delight. 🙂
    The scarf is amazing, the design and the colors are magnificent. I like the scarf with the red shirt.


    1. Thank you, dear Judith! Yes, indeed. I love all my children equally much, but I totally agree the daughters are so special. As for the scarf, it looks great worn with red color. Have a wonderful week, dear. Many warm hugs


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