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Written by on Monday, April 06, 2015
Johnny Was Scarves

Tie One On at Missouri Bluffs Boutique

I am a huge fan of Johnny Was scarves and I own several of them. Johnny Was scarves are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns so you are sure to find the perfect scarf for your Spring and Summer wardrobe. If you want to browse through some of their beautiful scarf designs, you will find a great selection on the Missouri Bluffs Boutique website.

The Johnny Was Grey Bird Scarf (left, $93) evokes the essence of a Spring garden. This lovely scarf features a detailed multi-colored botanical print accented with an Art Nouveau-inspired geometric border. The colors include shades of blue, green, yellow, orange and red, so it is extremely versatile.

If you like to wear neutral colors such as grey, tan, kacki and brown, the Johnny Was Rich Paisley Scarf (center, $93) will provide a wonderful burst of color to your outfits. This scarf is adorned with a 1960's inspired paisley motif in a statement making color palette of red, blue, yellow and purple.

If vibrant colors appeal to you, the Johnny Was Tea Garden Scarf is an excellent choice (right, $93). It features a bold kaleidoscopic graphic print that is accented with a white border. The bright shades of red, orange, blue and green will bring a smile to your face every time you wear this scarf!

Johnny Was Scarves are 43" X 43" in size, and are made of 100% silk. You can wear them draped, wrapped or knotted to add a colorful finishing touch to any outfit. I love all of my Johnny Was scarves!

Visit the Missouri Bluffs Boutique website to see and purchase these Johnny Was scarves as well as several others.

Johnny Was Grey Bird Scarf from Missouri Bluffs Johnny Was Rich Paisley Scarf from Missouri Bluffs Johnny Was Tea Garden Scarf from Missouri Bluffs

Christin Miller is a marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides designers, manufacturers and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness.


 
Written by on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Double D Ranch Spring 2015

Camp Rodeo

The Double D Ranch Spring 2015 apparel collection is arriving in stores now. This colorful new collection called "Camp Rodeo" will immediately brighten your days and get you ready for the warm Spring days ahead!

Double D Ranch designer Cheryl McMullen finds inspiration for her clothing collections through vintage apparel, accessories, jewelry, artwork, and textiles. Her "Camp Rodeo" Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 is centered around a fictional 1940's Rodeo Camp where cowgirls come to trick ride and rope! The four different cowgirls/looks include Buffalo Betty, High Plains Hannah, Princess Little Flower, and City Slicker. The Princess Little Flower look features Native American elements including brightly colored serape prints and feather motifs. Several of these pieces are in stores now, and you will want to snap them up quickly before they sell out!

The Double D Ranch Princess Little Flower Poncho (left) features a brightly colored serape print made of lightweight acrylic with black fringe around the entire outside edge. You can wear this poncho now with a turtleneck or a long sleeve tee and continue to wear it during the Spring and Summer months with a tee or tank top.

The Double D Ranch Rodeo Dances Top (center) is one of my favorite tops in the Spring Collection. It is made of flowing cotton gauze accented wtih brightly colored crewal floral embroidery, satin ribbon, and pom pom trim. This top is gorgeous in black and it is also available in hot pink and red. It looks great with or without a belt, so wear it both ways!

The Double D Ranch Star Blanket Vest (right) features another colorful serape print that will work with almost everything you have in your closet. This vest is made of soft, comfortable acrylic with black fringe across the front. The cut and fit of this vest will be very flattering on everyone!

The beautiful Princess Little Flower serape print is also featured in a scarf, a mini skirt, a maxi skirt, a tank top, a tee, and palazzo pants. So you can add this colorful print to your wardrobe in the way that works best for you!

These apparel pieces and many more from the Double D Ranch Spring Collection are available now on the Double D Ranch website, the Cowgirl Kim website, and the Missouri Bluffs Boutique website.

Double D Ranch Princess Little Flower Poncho Double D Ranch Rodeo Dances Top Double D Ranch Star Blanket Vest

Christin Miller is a marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides designers, manufacturers and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.

 
Written by on Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Cozy Outerwear From Pendleton

Fall's Captivating Colors

Fall is my favorite season for fashion, and I have seen so many wonderful pieces this year! I especially love all of the vibrant colors and textures featured in the clothing and accessories. I wish it was cooler in Los Angeles so I would have more opportunities to wear cozy jackets and vests.

I was dreaming of cooler days as I reviewed the Pendleton website the other day. Pendleton has a wonderful selection of rich, colorful jackets, sweaters, and vests that will brighten up the bleakest Fall and Winter days.The Sedona Jacquard Wrap Coat (left, $399) is one of my favorite jackets on the Pendleton website.  I love the vibrant Sonora Stripe jacquard in bright shades of red, green, yellow, black, and turquoise. It is trimmed in brown ultrasuede and has a hooded shawl collar. Anyone who wears this coat will receive a ton of compliments from friends and strangers alike.

Tasha Polizzi is one of my favorite designers, and her new High Mountain Vest (center, $195) is stylish and comfortable. The scarlet colored fleecy vest is easy fitting and features luxe faux fur trim. And guess what? It is only available from Pendleton!

The Lodge Stripe Cardigan (right, $229) is a new arrival to the Pendleton website, and I think it is fabulous! It is inspired by the stripes in Pendleton's Arcadia National Park blanket, and features a color palette of black, ivory, burgandy, orange, yellow and taupe. It is textured with placed cables, and has a double layer collar, a ribbed hem and cuffs, and button flap pockets. This cardigan is a classic that you will be able to wear for years to come.

You can see and purchase these colorful, cozy fashions as well as many others on the Pendleton website.

Sedona Jacquard Wrap Coat from Pendleton Tasha Polizzi High Mountain Vest from Pendleton Lodge Stripe Cardigan from Pendleton

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides designers, manufacturers, and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.

 

 
Written by on Friday, October 24, 2014
American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry

November 8 - 9, 2014

The Autry's American Indian Arts Marketplace is the largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, and it is one of my favorite annual events. Over 200 Native American artists representing more than 40 tribes will be exhibiting at The Autry National Center, Saturday and Sunday, November 8 - 9, 2014.

During the weekend event, top Native American artists from across the country will be offering hand crafted jewelry, textiles, sculptures, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, wood carvings, and mixed media works for sale. The American Indian Arts Marketplace also includes live performances, children's activities, informative talks and demonstrations, and a short play festival from Native Voices, the Autry's resident theatre company.

I have been attending the American Indian Arts Marketplace for several years now, and I have met some very talented artisans and purchased beautiful pieces of jewelry. This year I look forward to seeing Navajo silversmith and jewelry artist Tonya June Rafael. I visit her booth every year to see her bold sterling silver jewelry enhanced with bright-colored natural stones. Tonya loves to create butterfly jewelry, such as the pendant featured below left. They are some of my favorite pieces in her collection.

I also look forward to meeting contemporary Native American artist DG House. Based in Bozeman, Montana, DG House is a guest artist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and her work has been exhibited at many of the finest art museums across the country, including the CM Russell, the Phippen Museum of Art, the Heard Museum, and the Eiteljorg Museum of Indians and Western Art.  Her paintings are bold and colorful, and I can't wait to see them in person! Her painting "Ancestors Yet To Come" is featured below center.

I discovered Muscogee/Seminole jewelry designer Kenneth Johnson through his American West Jewelry designs in collaboration with Carolyn Pollack Jewelry. I was very impressed with his jewelry in the American West line, so I visited his website to see more of his work. I learned that Kenneth Johnson is an accomplished metalsmith who works in copper, silver, gold, platinum and palladium. He is recognized for bold combinations of stampwork and engraving, often incorporating coins and bead set gemstones. Featured below right is Kenneth's handmade Palladium 3 Spider Bracelet accented with sapphires, diamonds, and 24k yellow gold inlay. It is a stunning work of art. I am excited to meet Kenneth and see more of his jewerly!

If you are interested in Native American art and crafts and live in the Los Angeles area, you won't want to miss the American Indian Arts Marketplace at The Autry. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Autry website.

Tonya June Rafael Butterfly Pendant Ancesters Yet To Come Painting by DG House Kenneth Johnson Palladium 3 Spider Bracelet

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.


 
Written by on Sunday, October 05, 2014
Tasha Polizzi Fall 2014

Standout Style from Smith and Western

As you all know by now, I am a huge fan of the Tasha Polzzi Clothing line. Tasha Polizzi has a wonderful talent for combining rich colors and textures in classic styles with a sophisticated edge. And as always, the Smith and Western website has a large selection of Tasha Polizzi clothing available for the Fall season.

Tasha Polizzi's Mountain Heritage Collection for Fall 2014 features boldly patterned skirts, capes, jackets and shawls. One of my favorite pieces is the Mountain Wolf Shawl (left, $240), a beautiful heathered knit blanket patterned shawl with a ribbed knit collar, side pockets, hand tied fringe along the edges, and a leather buckle front closure. The colors are perfect for pairing with denim, red, tan, and brown. And guess what? Smith and Western also carries the matching fringe blanket skirt.

Tasha Polizzi's Horse Country Collection for Fall 2014 focuses on elegant equestrian inspired pieces. The Walton Lake Vest in vibrant Spruce (center, $132) is a quilted faux suede vest with patch pockets, tweed trim at the shoulder and pockets, a button front closure, and fabulous leopard print lining. This colorful vest will brighten up all of your Fall and Winter days!

The Tasha Polizzi Grantham Jacket (right, $240) is also part of the Country Horse Collection for Fall 2014. This smart tweed equestrian jacket features a faux suede collar, elbow patches and pocket flaps, as well as a leather button closure. This jacket will keep you feeling cozy and looking stylish throughout the Fall season.

Visit www.smithandwesternonline.com to see more of this fabulous new Tasha Polizzi Fall Collection before it sells out.

Tasha Polizzi Mountain Wolf Shawl from Smith and Western Tasha Polizzi Walton Lake Vest from Smith and Western Tasha Polizzi Grantham Jacket from Smith and Western

Christin Miller is a strategic marketing consultant and the creator of the Maverick Style website. Christin provides manufacturers, designers and specialty retailers with the expertise and guidance needed to optimize marketing strategies, increase sales, attract new customers, and expand brand awareness.