Wednesday, July 24, 2013


SIA Snowdown Media Event/NYC
Part 3

The mountain lifestyle gets big style and a big name endorsement by the fabulously FABULOUS  icon CHER.. in the Malibu Cowboy collection of handmade shearling boots, jackets accessories and deerskin clothing---

When we say handmade-MEANING not buy workers in a far flung country ---but right here in the USA by Amish women in the San Luis Valley in Colorado...

The mix of Navajo inspired printed fabrics, unique leathers and toggles/button made from bone/horn and rawhide laces-give the Malibu Cowboy a Home on the Range vibe-akin to glamping (luxurious camping)---meaning, a rather luxe edge to the boot offerings.
We tried on the boots which are 100% shearling lined-amazingly comfy and breathable---no wonder Aussie surfers wore year round-a footwear look that inspired many versions ...Uggs for one.

These Malibu Cowboy kicks  are more eye-catching imo-with hand stitching details and a wie assortment of uppers, available.

Maybe not a silhouette for everyone-but that flat kick has major fans for sure! Available in boutiques---including several we found online-with boot prices averaging $379

fun-a calendar with models in M.C. boots----

The outsoles are comfy to with solid rubber that'll endure the bad weather---and are supportive.

Founder Phil Chapnick is quite the raconteur---recalling for us how he used leftover materials to craft a jacket for himself---and that people in LA literally came up to him and bought the jacket off his back. AND fyi-Cher is a close friend.

cute-kid sizes too

The jackets are truly note-worthy --- soon more of the Malibu Cowboy collection will be online at

Jane jacket-belted polish style to wear on off the slopes...puffy down with a toasty 600 fill, DWR finish-full center zip, printed Fair Isle pattern lining, snap closure collar, removable belt, 2 exterior concealed pockets, interior chest, concealed sleeve pocket and branded trims. Over Cortina-a retro mid layer-vintage zip silk blend knit sweater-
MORE: Snow wear-from a high-end label with a strong fashion edge --- Colorado based NEVE ---is famous for its contemporary knitwear and accessories.

New for 2013 are several smart and stylish women's outerwear separates---that are just as form fitting and flattering as the plush sweaters, tunics and base-mid layers.
The Boulevard Collection-fashion/function-like this Jamie Down vest-with a DWR finish. Asymmetrical 2 way front zip, printed Fair Isle lining, concealed front pocket+interior chest pocket, nice high collar to wear up or down,w/ Neve branded trims-3 other colors available. Blossom Pant w/ spandex for a performance fit- and matching zip neck-same pattern. Pink fuchsia Emmy pullover sweater-in Orchid

loved the quilted stitching...!

From the Sport Collection-this Apricot Mountain print Erika jacket-has a shell made from recycled poly, DWR finish, full center zip, 2 exterior pockets, interior chest pocket, ribbed cuffs, and Neve branded trims and printing lining. 
great mountain graphic on back-also available w/ print in white and an Acid light green

Neve's vintage designs are so fun-they appear on satchels, sweaters, messenger and tote bags...AND NOW---in a puffy down jacket-REESE...600 fill with DWR finish---with a full center front zip, printed Fair Isle lining, removable belt, 2 exterior concealed pockets, interior chest pocket, concealed sleeve pocket-and branded trims.
great print-color waves on back too.

Neve offers a line of men's wear too-handsome! On left-Slate 100% Ultra-Fine Merino Wool-classic fit. On right-Ryan full zip cardigan 100% Ultra-Fine Merino Wool-classic fit both m-xxl sizes. Also on right underneath-the Vintage Zip neck Men's Team USA---part of the official logo-ed sweaters for the USA Ski Team---alpine, Nordic, and freestyle. Didn't qualify-no worries---Neve sells them for the regular folks-and several other  nicely done styles...