80′s animal belts

I started collecting 80's animal belts some time ago.  (I didn't have the means to afford any really nice belts in the 80's, so I decided now was my chance)  I really became obsessed when the Sex and the City movie came out last summer and I saw Carrie's great elephant belt.  It was actually pictured in the book, not sure if the belt made the movie–Carrie was too fixated on the Roger belt, which was also unbelievable, and I completely adore Patricia Field's styling–back to the animal belts.  I photographed my collection today–it has become quite large, but I'm still avidly searching for more.  

Here is a group of them around my dress form…
Belt1

This is a Christopher Ross lion belt–one of my first great finds..
Belt4

This another Christopher Ross piece–a dragon.  This is possibly my favorite, the details are amazing.  
Belt3

Another Christopher Ross…the unicorn.
Belt6

Laloon was another designer of great 80's belts–I have managed to find a few of these.  Below is the elephant—I like this one better than Carrie's.
Belt2

I have also been lucky enough to find two of the Laloon tigers, and the lion.
Belt7

Belt8
I'll show these soon with outfits…so long for now.

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  • ...love Maegan December 22, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    brilliant!

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  • Prêt à Porter P December 22, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    o wow, these are amazing and the details are phenomenal! even the eyes on the dragon!

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  • faithsalutes December 22, 2008 at 7:35 PM

    This collection is fantastic.
    My husband recently visited Dallas and was immediately drawn to it…your home must be somewhat of a reflection of why he was drawn to it: charm.

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  • Juley December 22, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    It’s great to finally see your blog! I’m already so excited to see more. Would you like to trade links?

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  • a December 22, 2008 at 7:39 PM

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    i only found it today because of the link/post on sea of shoes.
    could you add it to bloglovin?
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  • sara December 22, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    love, love, love your collection. i am green with envy. my mother hands her vintage belts down to me, but i couldn’t possibly compare mine to your finds. show us more!

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  • bluejayintokyo December 22, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    ジュウティさんは自分のブログを始めることにして本当によかったです!大ファンです~

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  • Nini Nguyen December 22, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Judy,
    This is so much fun. I love your 80′s animal belts collection.

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  • connie December 22, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    I love the silver plated lion’s head the best just because of the detailing. Imagine it in gold!

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  • escritora December 23, 2008 at 3:01 AM

    unicorn and dragon belts are my favs ;)
    beautiful collection :)

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  • anne December 23, 2008 at 4:33 AM

    brilliant–we’ve been hoping for more from you–both your fashion and house design sense. please keep it coming!

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  • StyleCopycat December 23, 2008 at 6:49 AM

    Yes, I am one of your home fans, and of the special pieces your daughter sometimes borrow from you.
    This pictures from your decoration inspire me for my new shop, we share same love for white and mix of old and new things.
    I am really happy about your own blog, you have a follower in me.
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  • Jill December 23, 2008 at 7:04 AM

    Love the Dragon belt…I have one that my Mom gave me. It’s from the late 70′s. Gold double clasp with two lion heads. I love it! Great collection.

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  • AK December 23, 2008 at 7:26 AM

    those belts are AMAZING! Also your pictures of your home are so lovely! welcome to the blogging world!!

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  • Vi December 23, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    Oh, they’re lovely!

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  • Lidia Luna December 23, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Fantastic collection! I especially like the dragon and unicorn.

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  • mybeaumonde December 23, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    so fantastic… i can’t get enough of animal anything! also very impressed with the mother and daughter blogging!

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  • chauss December 23, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    congratulations on starting your blog judy. i am an avid fan of jane’s blog.
    my perosonal fav animal belt is the sterling silver large alligator from barry kieselstein-cord. it is a signature piece for me since i like to dress simply and let my accessories personalize my outfits.
    stop by my blog sometime and say hello. chauss

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  • We Are December 25, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    I absolutely ADORE the Christopher Ross lion belt!

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  • margie January 30, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    what a wonderful collection. My boss is in awe, and would like to know how to find more ross belt buckles such as the ones in your collection. she has a few, but we are at a loss for how to find more. nothing on ebay this week. any suggestions? are there retailers like Saks or Neiman’s that carries this? I am new to this line so I am not familiar. Any help is appreciated – reallymargie@yahoo.com

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  • Nic August 10, 2009 at 2:37 AM

    oh your blog is amazing and I love the belt collection.
    really wonderful.
    perfect style
    greets from germany
    Nic

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  • adileen September 21, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    While visiting a buffalo exchange in Hollywood this weekend I spotted a beautiful dragon belt buckle in the designer case I knew it was a Christopher Ross piece (thanks to your blog!)I asked to see it and sure enough it was signed and dated. It turns out it was your favorite the dragon buckle. I was in awe after reading your blog about these buckles as I am a collector of all sorts. Oh and it was only $15! what a steal :)

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