Marie Matryoshka

A few months ago,  I got a sweet email from a gal named Irene, asking if I’d like a set of Russian nesting dolls made in my likeness.  SAY WHAAAAT!?  I lurked her blog immediately and freaked out over these matryoshkas of Bjork, Santa Sangre, Small Wonder, The Addams Family and even Ab Fab! Bo Bo Babushka is the brainchild of Irene, an incredibly talented artist living in Australia. She makes these wooden nesting dolls in every theme/movie/TV show you can imagine so make sure you spend some time lurking it all too. She can do custom ones as well so if you want dolls of you, your family or even one of…Full House! OMG STAYMOIST HAVE MERRRRCY!!!!! Shoot Irene a note!

NOW…Let’s take a closer look at the dolls she made of ME!!!!

This was my Halloween costume from last year when I went as PIZZA! I love how she made PIZZA the main doll and included every detail, from my mini Totino’s necklace to the little DiGiorno clutch purse I carried around.

This doll was based on one of my favorite ~casual outfits~: Emi’s childhood NKOTB concert tee that she handed down to me, my trusty Levi’s jacket and this miniskirt from Target I likes to throw on. I’m telling you, Irene’s attention to detail is so MUTHA FUCKIN’ SLICK. She even painted the Wu-Tang badge I wear on my jacket, along with the Kate Bush-themed tote from Fieldguided that my friend Melissa got for me.

I wore this outfit to see John Waters do his standup for his amazing book Role Models last year. You might remember Emi made this hat for me a couple of Christmases ago. I can’t believe how great of a job Irene did replicating it as a miniature version!

I love how she had the dolls mimicking some of my facial expressions like this picture! This was the outfit I wore when I went to the American Horror Story house for the first time (I’ve been twice since..)

Had to do one of my classics- a red and blue schoolgirl look with a thrifted dress, Rococo Nouveau collarette and a Cutie Dynamite hair clip!

This outfit is OLD SCHOOL. I still love that vintage dress but those Rodarte for Target tights are all busted by now! Ha!

Irene saved the best for last. DAS RIGHT IT’S CORN!!!!!!!! When I opened the last doll and saw CORN looking at me I couldn’t stop giggling. Love you Irene! Thank you SO MUCH!


1 maria { 04.20.12 at 2:09 pm }


2 vanessa { 04.20.12 at 2:12 pm }

omg SO awesome, the attention to detail is incredible!

that lil corn marie SLAYS me!

3 Julianne { 04.20.12 at 2:15 pm }


4 melissa { 04.20.12 at 2:24 pm }

AMAZING!!! the detail is so incredible! they all are awesome but i think i love the little corn the best! hahaha and so cute that it even has the same exact expression from the real pic! love it!

5 Andi { 04.20.12 at 2:30 pm }

You are so LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 charlotte c { 04.20.12 at 2:46 pm }

Gurl, these are so beyond awesome I want some of me NOW! And IDK why the eff you were dressed up as corn for any reason, but I love you all the more now that I have seen that picture! <3

7 Danielle { 04.20.12 at 3:05 pm }

That is the coolest darn thing ever! What great detail… each one is so skillfully done, wow. Love the little corn finale!

8 Ashe @ Ash in Fashion { 04.20.12 at 3:41 pm }

OH MAH LAWD! Irene has some serious talent and attention to detail. And how could anyone NOT want to make dolls of you, Marie? You are clearly too damned cute.

9 Irene Hwang { 04.20.12 at 3:47 pm }

I agree with Ashe…the only sad thing about this project is I only got to paint 7 Marie outfits. What do you think about a chola set?

10 Dinah { 04.20.12 at 3:51 pm }

OH HELLZ YEAH. The corn is key. Irene, you’re the shit. <3

11 Monique Catalina { 04.20.12 at 4:03 pm }

I could not stop squeeing throughout this entire post! It is ssssoooooooo cuuuuute!!!!!!

12 tiff { 04.20.12 at 6:32 pm }

Oh my god. This is all so wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. And you are the perfect model to be a Russian nesting doll. You have so much spunk and your style is fun and unique!

13 Mary { 04.20.12 at 6:55 pm }

This is so awesome.

14 Eline { 04.21.12 at 2:43 am }

Haha awwwww these are so amazing and ADORABLE. Aw the last one is absolutely perfect.

15 Moxie { 04.21.12 at 4:41 am }

Ain’t life grand! These rock. Wow! How totally completely fantastically matryoshka-Ly ab-fab!

16 Michelle { 04.21.12 at 8:37 am }

These are INCREDIBLE! They look amazing and the details are so great. I love the little corn one so much! I am literally obsessed with both corn and nesting dolls (don’t judge) so that basically made my day. I want some of these!!

17 Eli { 04.21.12 at 10:15 am }

this may just be my favorite agent lover post ever!! I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this is!! I’m in love with the corn one! Look at how its face is your face!

18 Freya { 04.23.12 at 10:01 am }

This is the cutest thing ever!

19 Mary { 04.23.12 at 8:40 pm }

Wow, I love these. So awesome.

20 marie { 04.23.12 at 10:59 pm }

I have a big history with CORN….hehe

21 marie { 04.23.12 at 10:59 pm }

Don’t tease me, sista….

22 marie { 04.23.12 at 11:00 pm }

Thank you sweets!!

23 Lovely Sara { 04.24.12 at 2:41 am }

dear marie, i am so so so much in love with your lips hat. i dream of a similar hat like that for a long time. it would be slightly different don’t worry. besides I live far far away in another country, so you would be still the only one with a hat like that. but could you tell me who made your hat and do you think she might do hats on order? lovely greetings

24 Emily Britton { 04.26.12 at 8:28 pm }

Good Lord those are awesome.

25 Tanya { 04.27.12 at 2:26 pm }

Holy crap Marie, I can’t even. I MISSED THIS. OMG. This is magical. *cries*

26 Star { 05.11.12 at 6:36 pm }

This is the fucking best thing ever, clearly.
omg. omg. omg.

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