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Russia day 4…

How fabulous are these dolls? Created by top designers to celebrate Russian Vogue’s 10th Anniversary. Well known designers were asked to design a dress for a matrioshka, a traditional Russian doll. The designer’s sketches were realised by Russian craftsmen who hand painted and created these amazing 50cm tall dolls, which were then all auctioned for charity. If you’re a fashionista, I’m sure you’ll be able to guess a few of the designers…



Bronwyn’s fact of the day, ” Russian dolls and nesting eggs are sold everywhere – some are the typical rosy-cheeked babushkas, but you can also find sets of presidents’ heads, soccer stars, figures from Klimt paintings and cartoon characters.”
I think I’ll stick to the traditional ones thanks and of course any of these gorgeous designer dolls

Here are all the designers of the dolls, did you mange to guess any correctly?
Row 1: Burberry, Versace, Marc Jacobs
Row 2: Sonia Rykiel, Emilio Pucci, Blumarine
Row 3: Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith
Row 4: Dolce & Gabbana, Alena Akhmadullina, Gucci

Just a few pics from Russian Vogue August 09…
Russia collage 1
Russia collage 2
Russia collage 3


  1. Vanilla Press

    17 December

    Those dolls are beautiful.

  2. Being Brazen

    17 December

    very cool

  3. Jaime

    17 December

    Fabulous- beautiful interpretations by our fave designers. The Burberry trench one is so cute!

  4. Kris

    17 December

    I am loving these posts!

  5. megken2001

    18 December

    LOVE the Versace doll πŸ˜‰

  6. cape fiction

    18 December

    I absolutely love those dolls!

  7. Amy

    18 December

    I love the designers takes on these dolls. I got Burberry right away but the others definitely make sense after I knew the designer. I love this whole series on Russia.

    Have a great weekend!

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