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LALOON

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I have posted many pictures of my Christopher Ross belt collection, but another line of vintage belts that I'm pretty passionate about is Laloon.  Laloon is a mysterious line, and almost impossible to find.  I have managed to collect only 5 of them over time.  Pictured below is my elephant.  It's hard to tell how large he is, but he's huge, 8 inches wide.

Best elephant

Silver tiger

Brass tiger

The lion.  This one has a very interesting face.

Best lion

Lastly…the Horse.  I've been looking for the horse forever.  I was so excited to see it on E-bay.  I knew it existed, but I had never seen it until mine arrived.  It's really incredible.  It's 10 inches by 5 inches.  Really massive.  They are all like small animal sculptures…I think that's why I like them so much.  I'm assuming they were all made in the 80's, but it's impossible to find even a scrap of information about Laloon.  If anybody out there knows more, please share.

Best horse

I just took a load of Mimi buckles to the local shoe repair to have belts made for them..I should have them up on the site in a couple of weeks.  There are a lot of great tigers and other cats.  I'll let you know when they are up.

  • Pearl Westwood
    August 31, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    These are stunning! Thanks for introducing another facinating vintage designer! x
    http://fashionpearlsofwisdom.blogspot.com/

  • Margarita
    August 31, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    What a great collection! So gorgeous. I bet they look great on!
    http://www.fabbrunette.com

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    August 31, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    it’s amazing that you know specifically about these different belt designers. it’s your own little niche.

  • Kristen
    August 31, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Oh wow, those are so gorgeous you could just display them somewhere, and I can imagine they’re even more beautiful as a belt!

  • Kat
    August 31, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I agree with PretPP! I’m learning about Cristopher Ross and now Laloon animal buckles from you. I’ve found myself properly seduced by these belts. Thank you for sharing with us your loves!
    Enjoy your day!

  • clO
    August 31, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    oh my god!!! they are so gorgeous!! i love all of them and i really think tey are a piece of art!!

  • stacy di
    August 31, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    really great buckles…I’m not a horsey-girl, but I think I like the horse the best!

  • WJ
    August 31, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Wow, you continue to blow me away with your knowledge and collection of vintage accessories. These are absolutely gorgeous, are they as sough after as the Christopher Ross buckles? I’d love to see an outfit with the horse, can’t image how huge he would be on you.

  • Cruz
    August 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Wow I really I dig these. The animals are so cool and since tigers are my favorite animal, I’m smitten.

  • samantha ezra
    August 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    absolutely stunning.
    http://almostlikesushi.blogspot.com

  • Noelle + Kendall
    August 31, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    The horse is beautiful
    and the elephant is too!
    -N + K
    http://www.fanseapants.blogspot.com

  • mr.freddy's mom
    August 31, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    wOw!
    those are really incredible pieces!
    i fell in love with the lion so much!
    http://momfashionworld.blogspot.com/

  • MPE
    August 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I was on ebay today and I happened to see a unicorn Christopher Ross buckle. If you hadn’t seen it yet I wanted to give you the heads up.

  • Francisca
    August 31, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    i will kill to have one of those!!!…hahaha they’re so pretty…unfortunately i’m from Chile…nothing comes here, i’m lucky to have like Nine West and Aldo hahaha…i love your daughter’s blog and yours…

  • Squill
    August 31, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    They’re all stunning, but 10 x 5″? How much do those things weigh?

  • Tara
    August 31, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Yes! I want to see these belts actually being worn!! I’m trying to imagine how big the leather belt would need to be to support something this massive!

  • lisa from london
    September 1, 2009 at 12:18 am

    wow these are so interesting. they are like minaiture wearable antiques. would love to see one styled into an outfit! think it would look really great.
    check out my blog at
    http://lisa-smalldetails.blogspot.com

  • Mads
    September 1, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Judy you are the queen of vintage belts! probably the best collection in the blogosphere.. I esp adore the Lion with the stones, such an amazing statement piece..
    POP YOUR FASHION PILL
    http://www.fashionisthebestmedicine.blogspot.com

  • Jill
    September 1, 2009 at 4:54 am

    I have a belt buckle that was my Mother’s. It’s gold and a lion…I need to find it. Maybe it’s a Laloon…very similar if my memory isn’t completely fried yet.

  • Zoe
    September 1, 2009 at 6:21 am

    They are all gorgeous, especially the Horse one. Incredible!

  • Heini
    September 1, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Ooh, these are lovely!

  • Elise
    September 1, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Hi, just had to leave a note for you to say what a beautiful blog you have here. Interesting, creative posts and great pictures as well – perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes…

  • fashion roadkill
    September 1, 2009 at 7:50 am

    The horse is really beautiful..very intricate.
    http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

  • amy
    September 1, 2009 at 10:03 am

    i love that horse.
    simply breathtaking

  • Jules
    September 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

    it’s all been said, but WOW, unbelievable, esp. the horse buckle

  • candice chu
    September 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    love, love, love this post! u are a wealth of info. can’t wait til u put up the mimi belts!!
    keep up the amazing work!!
    CC

  • dreamsequins
    September 2, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Elephants and tigers and horses– oh my! You’re making me want to invest in a quality belt buckle!

  • Katerina
    September 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

    as I told you in the past, they are amazing art!

  • Jill
    September 2, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I emailed you a pick of it. I’m so damn blind, I can’t read what it says on the back. And it isn’t lions…it’s two horse heads.

  • Solo
    September 3, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Those are awesome! And i think the lion is good. ;D
    Solo
    Travel and Living
    Job Hunt Pinoy

  • Liv
    September 3, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Gorgeous! I like the horse and the lion best 🙂
    http://www.anchorintheocean.blogspot.com

  • Fabulous Finds Gal
    September 8, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Oh my… I have that Elephant Belt Buckle! I’ve always wondered about it’s origin. I can’t wait to see what you have done with yours.

  • no prescription hydrocodone
    June 17, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Interesting, creative posts and great pictures as well – perfect ! Thank you for sharing them and best wishes…

  • Betonrenovatie bedrijf
    June 23, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Yes! All gorgeous! I want to see these belts actually being worn!! I’m trying to imagine how big the leather belt would need to be to support something this massive!

  • Betonreparatie
    June 30, 2010 at 3:54 am

    This blog is very nice and informative. it is pretty hard task but your post and experience serve and teach me how to prepare for the vintage designe I make.
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  • stephanie meek
    September 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I JUST CAME ACROSS A TIGER BELT..IT IS QUITE BEAUTIFUL…DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THE PRICING OF THESE..