Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year


A Very Happy & Healthy New Year

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 Commemorative Stamps Released


Cowboys Of The Silver Screen

The post office releases a series of commemorative stamps every year, honoring people, places and institutions. These stamps remain on sale for a limited period and are widely collected.  Among those being honored are Mother Theresa, Katherine Hepburn, and a four part series of "Cowboys of the silver screen".
Gene Autry, William S. Hart, Tom Mix and Roy Rogers make up the collection.

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Silversmith



Turquise Buckle By Arnold Goldstein

There is something truly special about crafting and casting sterling silver jewelry and accessories.  Arnold Goldstein is not only a personal friend, but a true talent.   After having his earlier designs picked up by Ralph Lauren in the eighties, Arnold has been creating beautiful buckles and jewelry for many companies and retailers.  His concho belts and turquoise buckles are some of the best around.   Luxury Custom Accessories offers many of his pieces and they can be purchased online.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2010 Pantone Color of the Year


Turquoise

The Pantone Color Institute is the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries.  They have selected turquoise as its 2010 color of the year.

In the essence of color therapy, turquoise has a transporting effect, like an escape to a tropical vacation.  It is a color of deep compassion and healing, inspired by water and sky.  Turquoise will be popping up all over!  Look to see it Home decor, the latest fashion trends, jewelry and accessories. 

Having been a textile colorist and print stylist in my first career out of college.  I am always curious to see the latest in color and design.   My love for turquoise and Native American jewelry...well this makes me happy.  I wear turquoise jewelry year round and over the years I have acquired many beautiful turquoise belt buckles each one special and unique to me.  The pieces are timeless. 



Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas



Season's Greetings From Luxury Custom Accessories

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A River Runs Through It


Go West Vogue January 2010

Ukrainian model Daria Werbowy in the January 2010 issue of US Vogue, wearing a suede shirt by Ralph Lauren, Pucci leather pants and vintage sterling silver bracelets.  The story featured the Amangiri Luxury Resort and Spa at Lake Powell, Utah.  The desert scenery is just magnificent.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rockmount Ranch Wear


Matthew McConaughey in Rockmount

A true Western icon.  There is no name more reccognized for their western shirts than Rockmount Ranch Wear.  They have been dressing celebrities, rockstars, cowboys and cowgirls since 1946.  Their quaility and unique designs make their shirts not only collectibles, but timeless. Rockmounts signature look, the longest production shirt design in America, is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyber Monday


Online Shopping

For all of you who could not brave the long lines and weather on Black Friday to nab the best holiday deals.  No worries, it's time to get clicking.  You can shop from the comfort of your home or office. Cyber Monday has become the biggest online shopping day of the year and once again online retailers have sweetened the pot by offering more deals online on this day.

How big of a day has this become?  $846 Million was the amount spent last year on Cyber Monday in 2008 and that number is expected to increase 15%  for this year.  Most of the bigger retailers are offering free shipping and special coupons for even more savings. 

Still hesitant about shopping on line?   Here are a few tips to ensure your experience is a pleasurable one. 
Make sure the site provides full contact information, so you know how to contact them.   Check out their privacy policy to see if they share your information with third parties.  It is also important to see how they process your payments and make sure it has a secure shopping cart.   Look for that actually on the site.  Also if it seems to good to be true.  It probably is.  And notice if the images look blurred or altered in the item you want to buy.   That is another way to spot fakes!    Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday


Doorbusters

As I think of all my childhood memories celebrating with family and friends. It just occured to me how did the day after Thanksgiving become the biggest shopping day of the year "aka Black Friday"?  For those who don't know Black Friday is traditionally the day that retailers whose sales were in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit) all year long, are now profitable. It is the unofficial start of the Christmas holiday shopping season.

Some of the larger retailers  have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals  and other shopping incentives to draw people to their stores. 

I will be home relaxing that day, eating turkey leftovers!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving



 The First Thanksgiving

The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621.  I am always grateful for this holiday!  Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general.  Happy Thanksgiving!




Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vintage Western Apparel



 Laurel Canyon 63 Thompson Street

You must check out Laurel Canyon for really hip 70's inspired vintage western apparel.   They have a great selection of western shirts, cowboy boots, suede jackets and vintage denims. 


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sterlng Silver Buckle


The Sage Flower By Chet Vogt

I absolutely love this buckle!  This beautiful trophy buckle is designed by renowned silversmith Chet Vogt and is cast in solid sterling silver.  The buckle has applied sterling scrollwork and it is just stunning. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Country Music's Biggest Night



The 43rd Anual Country Music Awards will air tonight on abc. 
Co hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will honor the best of the best in country music.
It’s no coincidence that country is showing up all over the map. There are organizations, including the CMA, to market the music. In fact, country is the only genre with three awards shows of its own — CMT Video Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMA Awards, billed as “country’s biggest night.”

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pauric Sweeney Python And Calf Bag






Pauric Sweeney knows how to design . His unique combination of form and function mean that his gorgeous bags are now must-haves for some of the most discerning fashion-conscious customers.  Look out for classic shaped doctor's bags and structured totes with metallic finishes

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween



Thank You To All Our Cowboys And Cowgirls!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Exotic Cuff Bracelets


Exotic Cuffs By Orlanda Olsen

One of my favorite jewelry designers is Orlanda Olsen.  She crafts each piece with quality and wearability in mind using only the finest materials.  Shown here are gorgeous alligator and ostrich cuffs in 18 karat gold and sterling silver. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Custom Belt Straps



Custom exotic belt straps.  Available in alligator, ostrich, lizard and textured calf.   Choose from a wide variety of fashion colors and widths.  Straps can be made to fit Tiffany and Hermes buckles.   Just one of the many custom services offered on our site.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Still Mad For Plaid


Matthew Williamson Fall 2009 Fashion Show.  There is something just so right about this look!  We have seen oversized coats before, but Matthew does it modern, fresh and very forward.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chanel: Hee Haw!



Spring 2010 Chanel Show


Karl Lagerfeld's take on the "Simple Life" for the Spring 2010 Chanel ready-to-wear show in Paris complete with  a barn, a giant haystack and a rustic chic collection that included natural-looking tweeds, clogs and egg basket purses.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mad For Plaid


Country chic meets equestrian heritage.   I just love this slim fit western shirt by Ralph Lauren.  I swear if I had the body I would wear riding pants every day!

Ralph Lauren Tartan Plaid Shirt $165.00 at ralphlauren.com

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Python And Swarovski Crystal Cuff



When it comes to the exotic there is no one better than Ted Rossi.  A luxurious leather jewelry collection, that infuses exotic skins, metals and Swarovski Crystals.

The cosmic cuff bracelet is just stunning and is a favorite of celebrities and fashion magazines alike.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kettle Black Cross Body Handbag


Pebbled leather cross body bag by Kettle Black. 

A California based custom leather company that caters to a celebrity clientelle. Gorgeous stud detailing and unique style puts this bag on our Hot List


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Custom Cowboy Boots


http://luxurycustomaccessories.com/c/04c.html

Women's genuine alligator tail cowboy boots with personalized initials.  Truly Custom!  Beautifully handcrafted by BlackJack Boots.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome Fall


I hope you all have had a wonderful summer.  I have been very busy with the launch of our new site
luxurycustomaccessories.com and we welcome any feedback and new members to our mailing list.

With the change of seasons comes the change of  wardrobe and we love fall!  Cosy cashmere sweaters, scarves that wrap up our style, and most of all boots.  Put away your gladiator sandles and embrace the cold.

Our pick "Golden Goose Boots".  The perfect look for your skinny jeans and and cable sweater.
We especially love these.  Vintage Equestrian meets the contemporay women.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Python Belt


This gorgeous belt will accent any outfit or a simple pair of jeans.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Gucci Crocodile Bag

I just love this bag from Gucci. Luxury bags in python, ostrich, lizard, and alligator are the "it" bags for spring and summer. Many designers are showing a wide variety of colors and styles. My two favorites are Nancy Gonzalez and Carlos Falchi.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A "Whopper" Of An Insult

The new European campaign for the "Texican Whopper" features a squat Mexican strongman draped in the Mexican flag sharing the challenges of cohabiting with his new buddy, a lanky Texan in a cowboy hat. Fast food giant Burger King apologized on Tuesday for the advertisement and said it would change the campaign.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Hannah Montana The Movie"

The Disney movie grosses over 34 million dollars this weekend at the box office. Miley Cyrus is a true Urban Cowgirl.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hermes Spring Ready to Wear


John Paul Gaultier's interpretation of equestrian heritage for Hermes. At the Spring 2009 fashion show he paired a buckskin skirt with a classic white shirt and stetson hat.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Serape Stripes


Truly Contemporary and not your typical cowgirl. Fringe is a big trend for Spring 2009.

Vintage Ropers


A collection of vintage ropers, beautifully displayed.

In Vogue


Hand Made Cowboy Boots by Stallion featured in Vogue Magazine