Filed under: Accessories, Art, Etsy, Fashion, Russian Dolls, Spring | Tags: Chanel Accessories, Chanel Matryoshka, Chanel Russian Dolls
I have always loved Russian nesting [also known as Matryoshka or babushka] dolls, but can’t quite pinpoint why, exactly.
Many designers have seemingly gone Russian Doll crazy, too, and I am currently lusting after Chanel’s range of Matryoshka accessories. Particularly this darling little necklace…
…but the price is most distinctly not darling, and so, with a heavy heart yet a skip in our step, we shall seek out other darling designs we may actually be able to indulge in!
Those be-rouged faces are certainly a popular theme this Spring/Summer – in fashions, homewares, stationary and art – all over the place…
Perhaps it’s the naive folk-art cheeriness of their smiling faces that appeals so much to designers, or maybe the incredibly satisfying sensation or image of opening one to find another, smaller, nestling inside.
There is even a distinct childhood memory I have of the smell of the wood, the sound the tops made when you took them apart, the feeling that you had found a kind of secret treasure when you came to the smallest of the dolls.
These Matryoshka dolls are very like the ones I had as a child, with their distinctive red lips (ha, maybe that’s where I get my love of bright red lipstick from?)
They can take many forms, however, and in recent history the design has also been used as a political or philosophical metaphor.
I’m going to stick with the traditional, though, as it’s just so cheering and both the image and colours feel very suitable for Spring somehow.
I do hope you will enjoy browsing the rest of my hand-picked selection below, dear hearts!
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