I do adore this lovely photo (and magnificent gown) of Jean Patchett spotted on My Vintage Vogue. When I looked at it again, I realized it sort of reminds me of a bunch of little 50’s headpieces stitched together.
Like any of the ones you see perched atop my at-the-time-overly-cluttered dresser. (The two on my head are my own little creations)
(My ((Russian)) grandmother’s nesting dolls)
I was quite delighted to spot these delightful little updates to the traditional Matyroshka dolls whilst perusing a Russian Vogue during one of my periodical devouring sessions at Barnes & Nobles yesterday afternoon. Since, most unfortunately, I cannot read a lick of Russian, I was forced to dig into the internet to get a bit more info; and so, I found out that in honor of Russian Vogue‘s tenth anniversary, the magazine asked 30 designers to design a Matryoshka doll (aka nesting dolls) in their own design aesthetic. Here’s a peak at the results (you can see them all on Vogue):
Alena Akhmadullina, Stella McCartney
Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs
Konstantin Gayday, Dries Van Noten
In case these little darlings got you pondering up your very own design:
A DIY Matryoshka doll set!!