Thursday, August 29, 2013

Celebrity Camilla Alves sporting Old Gringo short boots -
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Monday, March 25, 2013


Harper's Bazaar, March 2013

Greetings from Paris, Maverick Fans !

Not so Chanel....

It has been a while, and I apologize for the hiatus. The Maverick's own Gayle Hill and Susie Ward joined me in Paris earlier this March to attend the Paris trade shows, featuring ready-to-wear and accessories from all over the world. We met up with a few, old friends, and made some fantastic, new ones ! Most importantly, we found many, new treasures that we very much look forward to sharing with you soon! Oh! And we did drink quite a lot of champagne, too!!


This week’s blog is devoted to denim. A timeless favorite, denim has now reached the pinnacle of chic, in the form of Chanel’s strapless, pearl-rimmed denim dress (third from left in first image). Having grown up attending the Cowtown Rodeo, every Saturday night in the Fort Worth Stockyards, I’ll admit that, if I imagine it without the pearls (and add some red suspenders), it does sort of remind me of Rick, the Rodeo Clown’s arena wear. I am sure Rick would not mind Karl Lagerfeld taking inspiration from his days of dodging bulls and saving cowboys from peril.

Be - France, March 2013

Sexy, Sophisticated Denim

So denim can be ultra-sophisticated, yes.

You can dress it up is with a sexy, pencil skirt and sandals.

Be - France, March 2013

Denim and the White Shirt

Another great idea is to wear your denim shirt over a crisp white one (an essentiel this summer) with a big, Native American silver and turquoise choker and a pair oversize earrings. Clean, simple and beautiful (complete here with a pretty, matte-red pout).

Be - France, March 2013




Slim and Cool as an Ice Pop

On the left, slim jeans with a pair boots will always look cool (popsicles optional). We suggest a pair of The Maverick's best-selling Old Gringo ankle boots.


Big Hair and Denim Flare

At a party last Saturday, someone told me that my hairdo reminded them of Jaclyn Smith, my favorite Charlie’s Angel. We won’t waste precious time debating whether or not that was meant as a compliment, and maintain our focus on denim  :  I am seriously considering acquiring a pair of flares, as they are making a comeback ! Yes, be on the lookout for Seafarer jeans, maties !

Made famous in the 70’s, these flare leg jeans are on the retour, and looking pretty good to me…although I am not sure how they'll look with my boots! Incidentally, did you know that flared jeans were originally designed for seamen, and allowed sailors to move easily through a ship's galley, and could be quickly removed, in the case of being thrown overboard ? News to me !

High-Waist Slims
Try a high-waist slim this summer

If you are not a hippy-chick, but still crave the snug, reassurance a high-waist jean provides, you could also go for a slim fit.  








Denim is as Denim Does

What I love about denim is that everyone can wear it, and does, because it is just so amazingly comfortable, durable, ever-improving with age, and yet, denim still carries such a strong symbol, depending on how you wear it, when you wear it, and where you wear it.

Cosmopolitan France, March 2013

Below, I have included a series of photos from the April edition of French Vogue, great looks, which remind me of the Maverick. I hope will inspire you as much as they inspire me.

Vogue France, April 2013

Trends : Overall, or Just plain over?

In closing, I’ll just remind you of a few big trends in denim : the patchwork, the bermuda, the baggy and last, but not least, the overall, which designers are trying to take to a whole new dimension, one that erases all possible recollections of « Hee Haw », although, I am having a hard time…Buck and Roy just keep popping up in my mind, jamming on their guitar and banjo, no matter how my fashionista heart wills them away ! I hate to be a poop, (and knowing myself, I'll end up with a pair, anyway) but I guess a good rule of thumb regarding overall-wear might be : if you are old enough to remember « Hee Haw », you are probably better off reserving your dungarees for gardening! Better let the Y-generation have a go at making them cool ! Hee Haw !

Until next week!

- Lou Murrin-Honoré

Selection of Patchwork jeans : Grazia 8 Feb 2013

Selection of Denim Bermudas : Grazia 8 Feb 2013
Selection of "Baggy" jeans : Grazia 8 Feb 2013
Selection of Overalls : Elle France N° 3508 March 2013

Selection of Denim Overalls : Grazia 8 Feb 2013


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Yes, the word is out : LA COUNTRY, C’EST TRENDY from Paris to New York, from Fort Worth to L.A., from Berlin to Buenos Aires, from Mexico City to Moscow!

Be a part of it ! Maverick Western Wear carries everything your cowgirl or cowboy heart could possibly desire. Let’s take a look at the latest western trends on the international fashion scene.

©Glamour Magazine France March 2013

Cowboy Cut Tops

The Western-cut shirt continues its popularity into a new season. This model, from Ventilo Paris, graced the cover of French Cosmopolitan’s March issue. We love it paired with printed slim jeans and stilettos, to add a chic, unexpected touch.  I want to see some true Texas cowgirls in jeans and stillettos !





Fringe Forever

One cannot escape it ! Fringe returns season after season in new and creative ways. On belts, on jackets, tops and handbags.

© Marie Claire France, March 2013
© Elle Magazine France, February 1st, 2013

Le Nouveau Western   

In the page above from French Elle, grouping the latest western chic looks to hit the Hexagon, my favorite piece is Hedi Slimane’s full length suede dress. In his debut collection for Saint Laurent Paris, Slimane pays tribute to a wildly sophisticated West. Be on the lookout for the matching, wide-brimmed sombrero, too.

©Marie Claire France, March 2013

Cowboy boots continue to dominate the scene, both the low boot, highly accessorized or ultra simple, and the traditional « vintage » variety, with some fashionistas remaining faithful to basic black. We, at the Maverick, really love Old Gringo boots, among many others, and so do our customers, judging from the fantastic demand !

©Marie Claire France, March 2013

Stars and Stripes

In closing, had to include this navy cowgirl shirt with stars (worn here with a discreet bolo), as it reminds me of Steve Murrin, the « Mayor of Cowtown », (also known as my daddy), whose collection of custom-made cowboy shirts from Fort Worth's own Williams Western Tailors, includes a seventies-era, navy and star-spangled version – a real collector’s item.


One last look.... at these awesome white leather, laser cut pants and a stars-and-stripes jean jacket worn with baggy patchwork jeans...we'll look at the lastest trends in jeans and denim next week! Thanks for reading!

Laser-Cut Leather pants & a Stars-and-Stripe jean jacket


- Lou Murrin-Honoré in Paris, for Maverick Western Wear

Monday, February 4, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Maverick at Market

It's that time of year again! Last month, Susie and I attended markets at F.I.G. and Dallas Market Center, as well as WESA in Denver. We had a great time catching up with some of our favorite vendors and meeting new vendors with fresh, wonderful lines for the seasons ahead.

We finished buying for spring, added to our summer orders and began looking for Fall deliveries! Here are a few sneak peeks as to what you'll be seeing in store at Maverick soon, as well as what's currently trending:

Calf hair on items like handbags and home decor accents

Native American Themes - Indian Chief Motifs and Navajo pattern designs on everything from shirts to boots!

Embroidery and Beadwork

As any avid shopper knows, shopping can wear a girl out, so we were happy to be treated to apple pie and vanilla ice cream in the Johnny Was Showroom! We also had a lot of fun at the Consuela showroom photo booth!

There is always so much to see at market, but these are just a few of the items that we're excited about! Be sure to stop by our store or visit us online every so often to see the latest and greatest from Maverick!

- Gayle Hill
Founder of Maverick Western Wear

Monday, January 7, 2013


Hello, Madcap, Maverick Lou is back! Since I promised that last week’s blog was to be continued, I submit to you, gentle reader, a quick wrap-up of the New Year’s Eve shopping frenzy and subsequent dinner party, chez Patricia and Pascal, my dear friends, who have a beautiful loft near the Bastille in Paris. 

La Bastille by Night



The dress ? Perfect.

Stockings ? (Prowling feline sound) Yes.

The shoes ? Flawless, while seated. After a couple of hours of dancing ? Ow-wow-ouch ! Hep! TAXI!

The hair, complexion and matte-red lips ? Impeccable.

Marlene Dietrich
Greta Garbo

The false-eyelashes ?  Let’s just say, I got them on, which was a triumph in itself. Unfortunately, I believe that the overall effect was perhaps a little more goth than glam. I was going for a Greta/Marlene combo, but, judging from the expression on my husband’s face, ended up more closely resembling Morticia Addams. But hey, Morticia's got style! Sort of?

Morticia Addams

Food ? Delicious !

Wine ? Divine !

Music ? In addition to being a fabulous cook, my friend Patricia Louisor, the quintissential Renaissance woman, is also a professional deejay, so the music was, as usual, excellent ! 


By the way, if you are looking for an extra special present for any occasion, be it for a birthday, a Valentine, a wedding, or even as a corporate gift, I urge you to take a look at Patricia’s latest endeavor, Le Chant du Coq, featuring a unique selection antique crystal, china and silverware, lovingly assembled with hand-dyed linens designed by Patricia Louisor and Catherine Delas. Made in France.


Patricia Louisor (left) - DeeJaying in NYC © Stephanie Badini

So all in all, my gleeful shopping spree of December 31st, 2012, was an exciting way to bring in the New Year, but it would have all been for nought, without love, friendship, delicious food and wine (and my wonderful husband, who I eventually forgave for liking me better with no make-up).

I wish you all a wonderful, joyous 2013 !

Next week, I’ll be back to talk more about the "locally-made" phenomenon, and all the exciting opportunities it presents for Maverick shoppers in particular, as the Maverick Fine Western Wear carries so many beautiful products, made in the U.S.A. !

- Lou Murrin-Honoré