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ANIMAL BELTS//a zoo around your waist

My mom and I have both been obsessing over 80's animal belts for the past year. The elephant belt was the first belt in the collection and the gigantic lion head is the latest addition. My mom is very skillful at pulling up obscure and demented animal belts on eBay. I love how stupid the glass eyes on the lion head belt look-it's sort of sweet. He has a 'Mona Lisa' like quality to him. His eyes follow you everywhere.

My mom and look forward to styling some outfits with these belts soon!

To people who have been asking: my camera is a Nikon D40.

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49 Comments

  1. cheyenne wrote:

    hey, do you know what company made the mouse one? because I LOVE IT!!!
    this whole slew of belts is great!

    11.10.08 · Reply
  2. Hanna wrote:

    I love the mouse one!

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  3. Corie wrote:

    do you like your nikon d40? because i have one and i’m really happy. (i’m always interested in what people say about their camera)

    11.10.08 · Reply
  4. “My mom is very skillful at pulling up obscure and demented animal belts on eBay.”
    LOL!!
    mary
    hoganfe

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  5. anne wrote:
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  6. critters and gold! two of my favorite things!

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  7. alyssa wrote:

    hey jane, if you ever have time, i’d love to see a comprehensive picture/list of your shoes! that’d be pretty neat. :)

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  8. The mouse one is to cute. But the elephant is my fav. Love it!

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  9. SD wrote:

    for a second i thought that was all one belt and i began to drool
    those are beautiful
    how bout trying to wear they all at one time?
    haha

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  10. Katlin wrote:

    Wow that lion is huge! Haha. I have an Hermes elephant belt similar to the one you have. I got it at a consignment store for $30!! It’s a little too big for me so I hardly wear it though.

    11.10.08 · Reply
  11. i love these. i have one with two ladybugs (looks like they’re kissing) and it’s one of my favorites.
    love your blog!
    xo

    11.11.08 · Reply
  12. erika wrote:

    i agree with the above commenter who said they want to see all your shoes!!!! :)

    11.11.08 · Reply
  13. wow. and yet you never wear them…

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  14. kajsa wrote:

    I found a similar one at an opshop in Stockholm the other week. It was an eagel that you putted together so the head was in the middle and the two wings out to both sides. Not very big but really really cool!
    Your belts feels a bit Kenneth J Lane-ish in supersize.

    11.11.08 · Reply
  15. pretty awesome. looking forward to seeing the ideas come to real life

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  16. Heather wrote:

    awesome collection! i have a silver tiger belt with rhinestone eyes…it’s huge and i still can’t figure out how to wear it. can’t wait to see what you and your mom come up with!

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  17. Nubby wrote:

    That lion’s face is priceless! He’s definitely giving the stare down….

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  18. Roni wrote:

    U R Kirsten Prout!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Love them! I have a few animal 80s belts. One has a clasp that looks like two elephants making out. Maybe I will post it soon!

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  20. Sunset wrote:

    These are INSANITY! Ahhh love them!

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  21. Sandy wrote:

    love them! I cant pick a favorite! I just bought a dragon belt. sooo cool.

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  22. Pati wrote:

    I love the mice! Its so adorable! I cant wait to see how you guys wear it :)

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  23. sofia wrote:

    I love youre blogg, I read it every day ! nice pictures !
    Love from sofia, sweden

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  24. Alexandra wrote:

    best belts ever!

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  25. Jamie wrote:

    I have an jaguar necklace that was my moms in the 80s. I can’t wait to rock it this holiday season. The eyes are emeralds!

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  26. Zad wrote:

    bit corny yet nice

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  27. Clarisse wrote:

    I’ve just discovered your fashion blog thanks to an article in the new french Glamour issue. I love your style, and you’re just sixteen, respect !

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  28. Can’t wait to see the looks you come up with, with these belts!
    http://the-shades-of-black.blogspot.com/

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  29. i feel like if i stared at the lion long enough, id be convinced i saw it blink

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  30. Mike wrote:

    love the lion one

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  31. caroline wrote:

    i am in love with the lion. he reminds of the cowardly lion.
    *c*
    louiseorvalentine.blogspot.com

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  32. teresa wrote:

    Ahhh, that lion! I think he’s really alive.

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  33. jorina wrote:

    my friend just showed me your blog about a month go, but i’ve never been able to leave a comment.
    but anywaysssss, those belts are so cute! i have a couple at the vintage store i work at. tell your mom to definately look into vintage judith lieber belts! :)

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  34. Love the mice, the lion to the side and the elephant one.
    Gorgeous

    11.12.08 · Reply
  35. These belts are bizzare but I like them at the same time, really different.
    Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxx
    http://appliquefashion.blogspot.com/

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  36. Ms Shallow wrote:

    Oh, they are fab. Quite tacky, but in a good way :)

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  37. Kristina wrote:

    cant wait to see what you wear with the mice!

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  38. evelina wrote:

    amazing!!! like always :)
    by the way this is my fashion diary from poland:
    http://evelinefashion-diary.blogspot.com/

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  39. GoldTee wrote:

    Wow impressive – but i’m sure you’ll wear it very nicely!
    http://goldtee.wordpress.com

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  40. a la mode wrote:

    woah! those belts are sick!

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  41. the lion’s face is so cute, i love the eyes!
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    11.12.08 · Reply
  42. nancy wrote:

    those belts are gorgeous! so funny, i opened this tab at the same time i opened yours:
    http://production.web.barneys.demandware.net/Skinny%20Tiger%20Belt/19803.5910,default,pd.html
    and it reminded me of you! hahahaha.
    best wishes!

    11.12.08 · Reply
  43. crista wrote:

    those belts are ridiculously awesome!!

    11.13.08 · Reply
  44. Stefania wrote:

    i so desperately need the elephant one!
    desperately……

    11.13.08 · Reply
  45. you two are great. i LOVE that collection and animal accesories/clothes anything really.

    11.20.08 · Reply
  46. Josephine wrote:

    here’s an ebay find for you:
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Mens-Vintage-Fish-Buckle-Western-Style_W0QQitemZ270265269974QQihZ017QQcategoryZ20287QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262
    it’s a fish! and its a perfect match for your current collection :)

    11.23.08 · Reply
  47. Jessie wrote:

    These belts are amazing! i would be the happiest girl if i stumbled apon some amazing vintage pieces like this! I adore your style too very chic!
    xx

    11.25.08 · Reply
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