It’s hardly macabre, but there is a certain Lolita charm to Chanel’s Matryoshka handbag (above) and necklace (below). Dolls in general, especially vintage ones, have their own speciel creepy factor, and I think that explains part of the appeal to me. That, and they are shiny and black, albeit in a Hello Kitty sort of way. Sadly, the sort of matryoshka madness that followed (Russian doll measuring cups?) tends to be more brightly colored, and not as awesome.