Showcase #2: Russell Davis

Showcase #2, curated by Rory Devine and featuring works from LA artists Hilary Baker and Russell Davis, opens at Matrushka Construction on February 24. Opening Reception February 24 7-9pm.

Showcase #2: Hilary Baker

Showcase #2, curated by Rory Devine and featuring works from LA artists Hilary Baker and Russell Davis, opens at Matrushka Construction on February 24. Opening Reception February 24 7-9pm.

Win a $100 Gift Certificate!

It’s Matrushka’s 15th Anniversary! We’ve had so many wonderful and loyal customers and friends share this journey with us, and we want to say “Thank You”!  We’re giving away Gift Certificates to a few lucky customers – and all you have to do is send us a photo of your favorite Matrushka pieces! How to Enter: […]

Looking For An Alternative Wedding Dress?

Looking For An Alternative Wedding Dress? UPDATE: We were just featured in an Associated Press story about non-traditional wedding dresses, written by the lovely Solvej Schou!  Read the entire article HERE.   Recently, at Matrushka Construction (www.matrushka.com ), a cozy, one-room clothing shop in the hip Silver Lake area of Los Angeles that makes colorful dresses and […]

We are pleased to announce our latest featured artists at Matrushka, Jennifer Gutowski & Diana Sieradski!  Join us at Matrushka Sunset on Friday, December 2 at 7:00PM for the opening night of artworks from these fabulous artists, and our annual Matrushka Holiday Party! Matrushka is proud to support local artists in the Los Angeles area in a […]

Join us for our Annual Holiday Party December 2!

You are invited! Matrushka Annual Holiday Party Friday, December 2 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM @ Matrushka Sunset 3822 Sunset Blvd. Join us again as we celebrate friendship, community, and getting through another year together!  We’re focusing on a theme of Peace on Earth this year, as we all wish for peace and love moving forward in […]

Stop, Drop, and Vote! This is not a drill, folks – our world is on fire – hate, distrust, and violence are threatening the fabric of our community. Let’s join together to work toward solutions… and have some fun while we are doing it! Matrushka Construction and friends are throwing a party, a party for […]

SHOWCASE #1 at Matrushka

Matrushka Construction is pleased to present SHOWCASE #1 Sept 30 – Nov 27, featuring work by Los Angeles based artists and curated by Rory Devine.

Matrushka on TV: No Tomorrow (CW)

Looks like Hollywood stylists have been sneaking into our store again!  No Tomorrow is a new series set to premiere on the CW network on October 4, and looks like the main character Evie is a fan of our style in her Matrushka hummingbird t-shirt.  This show is set right here in our neighborhood of Echo Park, […]

Matrushka at the Emmy’s (Again!)

Carey Oakrand (center) wears Matrushka at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. It's award season again, and Matrushka is a quiet favorite on the red carpet again this year!  Being located in the heart of the entertainment industry, we look forward to award season as thousands of nominees, party goers, and their plus ones head out [...]

Sara Benincasa Stands Up for Women

Sara Benincasa stands up for women in her viral “Why am I so fat?” article for Medium. I have always felt passionately about designing for women of all shapes and sizes. Sara is a perfect example of the sexy, smart, funny ladies we love at Matrushka! She exemplifies how a woman can be so so […]

NOT HUMANS Sculpture & Drawing by SENON GAIUS WILLIAMS Matrushka Opening Night Reception Friday, April 1, 7:00PM – 9:00PM Senon’s search for truth leaves him amazed and baffled. Creating art is his meditation on meaning in the face of a fraught existence. These recent works on paper begin with fragments of humanity’s ongoing questions. The […]

Art @ Matrushka: Liv Aanrud

Opening Night Friday, February 12 7:00PM - 9:00PM Meet the artist, Liv Aanrud Wine and snacks Exclusive Sale on Matrushka Fashion for Exhibition Guests   Since the early days of Matrushka we have exhibited artists and art of all forms. The walls of our handmade clothing boutique have hung everything from abstract painting, photography, ceramics, [...]

Matrushka Annual Holiday Party! December 4

Matrushka Annual Holiday Party Friday Dec 4th. 7-9 We are proud to present ceramic works by Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo.  Proceeds from their works will benefit the Echo Park Film Center!  There will be live music from The Here and Now. Drinks and Holiday treats as well as crafts from other local artists.  A […]

35 Best Los Angeles Boutiques and Small Shops

For the Fashionable Matrushka MaryAnne’s Pick SILVERLAKE This shop has the most beautiful dresses, and they are all handmade in LA. They will alter a dress when you buy it so it fits even more perfectly. You see their dresses pop up on the red carpet a lot, and I’ve collected enough to go two […]

The Matrushka Charm Dolls ARE HERE

Guess what kids?  The Matrushka Charm Dolls ARE HERE!!!!! Check out Britni in our latest red jump suit holding one.  Princess Natasha as seen in this picture was known throughout the kingdom of Eastern Europe in the late thirteenth century.  She was known for her beautiful music and love and animals.  She played so beautifully […]

Fall / Winter 2015 Collection

What’s new at Matrushka?  Everything. Stop into our shop on Sunset Boulevard for dozens of unique and exclusive dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, and more, all custom tailored for your perfect fit.  All handmade right here in Silver Lake, CA.  Most items are available in sizes XS to XXL.  Which one is your favorite (we love them […]

Matrushka at the Emmys!

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Free Shipping Until September 7

Are you ready for Fall? Matrushka has brand new dresses perfect for autumn available now!       Take a look at our new Fall Brush Strokes and Santa Fe designs with your favorite Fall colors!  Shop online and enter Coupon Code ‘SHIP’ between now and Labor Day to receive FREE shipping! (USA only).

Annual Summer Sale Save 20%

Browse our new designs and save 20% this entire week online at Matrushka.com, or stop by our Silver Lake shop this weekend for the return of our Crazy $20 Bin, the perfect wear for Echo Park Rising and Burning Man, and other discounted specials! SHOP TO WIN A MATRUSHKA GIFT CERTIFICATE For every $100 you […]

SONGS OF THE RED DIRT Art Reception June 19

Friday, June 19 7:00-9:00PM Matrushka Construction 3822 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 665-4513 info@matrushka.com Leila Elliott and Ted Ridgeway are a wife and husband collaborative team, using poetry, short stories, and illustrations to tell tales full of mystery and humor, usually of the dark variety. Leila is also one of the founding members […]

Sunset Junction Holiday Function Dec. 13th

  Come join in on the Holiday Cheer! At the Sunset Junction Holiday Function – Support Local Business Don’t forget to stop in Matrushka for some toe tapping fun and watch Triple Chicken Foot Perform!!  

   SHOWING SOON!!! Join us at Matrushka Construction (3822 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026) on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 6-9pm for the opening  of “Other Dessert Cities”       Lake Sharp has created for us some conceptual, creative and fun ceramic cactus planters, bedside water carafes, salt wells, and ring holders.   In addition […]

Matrushka Dyes Fabric

Recently I have been experimenting with dyeing my own fabrics, and it has proven to be a fun and challenging process creating designs. What led me to this decision was that sourcing good fabric has always been one of the hardest things about designing. Having the right fabric is essential to the creation for the […]

Feature In District West!!

Recently District West featured Matrushka in their “Cool off with these runway-inspired fall styles for women” Editorial!!   Read more: http://www.districtwest.com/fashion/post-cool-off-with-these-runway-inspired-fall-styles-for-women/#ixzz3G92mZ5ea

Matrushka Documentary Launch!

We are so excited to announce to launch of our awesome new Matrushka documentary, made by Small Medium Large right here in Los Angeles! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a reality! Enjoy!  

  Over the years, we have heard whispers of the “Lucky Matrushka” – the magical dress you wore on the first date with your significant other, or on the interview for your dream job, or the one that just makes you feel like you can take on the world every time you wear it. We […]

Screen Print In Action

These days it has become more and more laborious to find great fabric. Upon relentless searches with less than satisfying results,

Moana’s Wedding

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Jenny Ziomek

East L.A. Store Front Paintings Jenny is an artist and illustrator living and working in Silverlake, Los Angeles.  Her long background in portraiture influences the way she approaches cityscape painting, in which she attempts to capture the expression of each subject with whimsy and darkness.   Currently Jenny is negotiating the differences between fine art […]

The Next Generation

  It’s crazy to think we’ve been in business for over ten years.   Never, ever would I have thought that I would own a retail-clothing store, which makes hand made goods.   Yet here I am in Silver Lake, ten years later and the next generation of Matrushka Fashionistas is on the scene.    These […]

Matruska Makes T-Shirts

    Things have always been done a little differently here at Matrushka.  It all started with the idea of making everything ourselves.  That includes silk screening and hand making all of our t-shirts. In fact I recently calculated that I personally have made over 7,000 shirts since we opened over ten years ago.   It makes me tired thinking about it!  With that being said, […]

Scott Thewes

Scott Thewes is a mask maker who lives in Los Angeles, California.  Scott has an MFA in theater arts, and his masks have been seen in music videos, films, galleries and theatrical performances in New York, and Los Angeles. His masks are created from paper pulp and acrylic paint, and are influenced by performance and ritual masks […]

Frog Town – L.A. River Fashion Photo Shoot

What makes Los Angeles so interesting is it’s incredible diversity and that includes the landscape.  We have Urban Wilderness right in the heart of the most densely populated city.  The Los Angeles River provides a nice natural backdrop for a photo shoot and has quite easy access.  We needed to do a shoot with a few of the […]

Shopping For Fabric

Shopping for fabric is both one of the most fun parts of the process and the hardest parts of the designing process.  Los Angeles is fortunate to have one of the largest textile districts in the world.  The fabric isn’t manufactured here but it is definitely a final destination.  Most of the worlds fabric is […]

Matrushka’s Handmade Bags

  Part of the Matrushka mission has always been to be somewhat down and dirty and done by us, as much as possible, or that’s what we told ourselves.  So much so that we didn’t even know how crazy that was and didn’t talk about it much.  Over ten years ago, before the DIY movement […]

Redbud Fabric Design

I’ve always wanted to design my own fabric.  It’s tricky for up until recently been difficult because of the cost and what companies will work with small outputs of fabric.  With modern digital printing capabilities, it’s now possible!  So I decided to take the leap and went for it.  I used The Matrushka theme of […]

California Natives

                    I have always had a close affinity for nature and open space.  Though I’m not originally from California, I have fallen in love with it’s beauty over the past 20 years.  There are many problems, to be sure, living in Los Angeles. You can start […]

Jamaica Rocks!!

              In late May 2013 I decided to go down to Jamaica with my long time expert seamstress Eunice. She was visiting anyway and invited me to go along.  It was one of the best trips I have ever taken!         I am an avid runner, […]

The Team Uniforms

  The relay team needed uniforms for our up coming relay marathon.  So I came up with lightening bolts and I’ve always love the number ‘5’ it’s very symmetrical and the color magenta works so well on tan skin. It’s was really unbelievable that all 5 of us ladies were able to run the Griffith […]

Humboldt Holiday 2013

There are few places in the world that I find more inspiring than the Redwood forests of Humboldt California.  So, for my birthday this year, that’s where my boyfriend Demetrius and I went! Happy Birthday to me!!! Hiking the Bull Creek Trail of the Rockefeller Grove is where the world seems set back in time […]

Weronika Zaluska

Weronika Zaluska is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (1999) and a BFA from Tufts University / Museum School (1997). Weronica’s art has inspired a popular screen print that Matrushka uses regularly (Matrushka T-Shirt Dress) and her art can […]

Vive le France!

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Reap What You Sew

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Fashion Show

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Matrushka Morning on the North Shore

(Our view from our campsite on Doris Dukes Beach) It’s morning and the sun is shining on our campground on the North Shore of Oahu.  My boyfriend, Demetrius, and I decided to ‘get back to basics’ for the a day!!! I wish I could say that it’s EXTRA peaceful, but it’s been this sweet the […]

Made In Mexico

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Kings Canyon

In Spring 2006 I went backpacking in Kings Canyon Nation Forest to see the Giant Sequoia’s. I decided to bring along some crude sewing materials and make a shirt inspired by my experience in the woods. We camped along a beautiful stream among to long majestic trees.  It was easy to find inspiration. I sat […]

Made in Oregon

Continuing the “Made In” concept I went to Oregon, an inspiring location and immerse myself into a new environment, set up a small workshop and created new pieces. My then boyfriend (who happened to be a black smith) and I when to Cascade Locks Oregon and stayed for 3 weeks in the Columbia Gorge. It […]

Mountain Matrushka

Beth Ann Whittiker, and I formed Matrushka in 2002 with the idea of exploring different possibilities of design and fashion. We wanted to combine our love of nature, travel, and fashion with our store. We had the idea of going to different exotic locations and making clothes to be sent back to LA and sold […]

Fashion Holiday

My boyfriend, Demetrius and I are crazy busy… We are in dire need of a Fashion Holiday!   He’s in the movie biz and I’m grinding it out here at Matrushka .  What I’m trying to say is; we sleep together ‘cause we don’t see each other much in the light of day. Demetrius is […]

Entertained by Silversun Pickups

Its 8am, and I am on my way downtown, in hope of inspiration. Always searching for that perfect “print” to suite at least one of Matrushka’s many designs. I have performed this ritual for many years,and one out of ten tries finding something great. Its that one tenth of a chance that keeps me coming […]

Fashion Photo Shoot for Matrushka in April

It’s the day before the long awaited Matrushka Catalog fashion photo shoot, and I swear my boyfriend, Demetrius, is losing his sh@$*%! He is such a perfectionist, that when things don’t go right, his stress levels start to spike. Although it could be that the model we fitted (the day before) accidentally double booked herself and can’t […]

Handmade in Silverlake

Matrushka is an entirely handmade clothing experience. We offer each client a personal, authentic and alternative shopping experience…

Welcome

My name is Laura Howe;  Owner & Designer of Matrushka. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you.  Not only to Matrushka, the Silverlake Store, but also my website  & blog. I can’t hardly express to you how happy I am that you are reading my words. I’ve spent so much of my life […]

Reap What You Sew

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Fashion Road Kill

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Scary Politics

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Vive la France

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Mountain Matrushka

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Kings Canyon, California

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Danielle Eubank

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Shopping for Fabric

Shopping for new, exciting fabric is a weekly activity at Matrushka. I can’t wait to go downtown to look at all the patterns that will look just perfect when made into Matrushka dresses!

Urban Style

Silver Lake is the home of Matrushka Construction. It’s where we get our inspiration and enjoy our community.

Matrushka Construction

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