The name Matryoshka comes from old Russia, where, among peasants, it was a very popular female name. According to scholars, Matryoshka contains the Latin root “mater,” meaning “Mother.” Eventually coming to symbolize the maternal image of a large, healthy peasant family, the Matryoshka inspired Russian wooden nesting dolls—constructed so they may be taken apart to reveal smaller and smaller dolls resting inside.

We are all Matryoshkas in one way or another, playing many roles that exist within—being a mother to ourselves and others. May your inner Matryoshka shine this fall and winter season.

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“Matryoshka” by Ashley G Garner
Crew Credits:
Photographer:Ashley G Garner 
Models:
Samayah Jaramillo
Kate Verb
Wardrobe Stylist: Kaytee Papusza
Hair: Ariane Garcia
Make-up Artist:Christine Geiger

Apparel
All clothing – Papusza Couture
Knit Pom Pom Hats and Crowns – Sparkle Princess
Fox Hat Mad Elegance
Fortune Teller Necklace – Domino Dollhouse
Scarves – vintage

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