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Taos Magazine March 2019

Gail having a deep respect for Na­tive American life and culture holds her connection to her Native fam­ily dear to her heart. A percentage of all earnings from SallyGators go towards the Adopt-a-Native-Elder program of Park City, Utah and The Farmhouse School Lunch Program of Taos, NM. Crucita Mondragon of Taos Pueblo sewed all of the Sal­lyGators prototypes.
SallyGators are available for pur­chase on the website at www. or at Gail Russell’s Photography Studio and SallyGa­tors® Show room located at North Star Plaza, Hwy 522 Bldg. 65 Suite A4, El Prado, NM 87529. Gail is available by appt. gail@sallyga­ or call (575) 776-8474. Like SallyGators on Facebook or just drop a line to say hi!

Kali Little modeling Blue Dryad (Kali Blue Dryad) photographed by Gail Russell

Gail Russell Taos Photo Artist and Designer has done it again! She re­cently released a new fashion line, SallyGators®, Legwarmers for fash­ion and adventure. SallyGators® are Southwest style wear, inspired by Native American women’s leggings. Russell’s new leg warmer line is mak­ing a splash in the fashion community due to the functionality and original nature of the design. There’s nothing else like it out there. SallyGators are made entirely in the USA! They are a wonderful asset as well as fashion accent to any cold weather or out­door adventure- great for horseback riding, hiking, walking, dancing, aero-arts, yoga, or going out on the town. Russell recently debuted Sal­lyGators and their Matching Fleece Kangaroo Scarves at the renowned Oasis Gift Trade Show in Phoenix Arizona.
Russell and her late business part­ner Barbara Whitestone created the company Kangaroo Girls in 2008, releasing an inventive scarf line

Kangaroo Scarves, fun, high-end scarves with pockets. After Barba­ra passed, Russell resurrected the Kangaroo Girls Company with her new creation SallyGators. Sally­Gators are available in 5 different materials and a plethora of designs: Printed Fleece, Printed Cotton, Cot­ton Canvas, Denim, and Velvet. The Fleece gators are delicious for warmth and style during the colder months and have matching Kanga­roo Scarves with Pockets. The Denim and Cotton Canvas styles are great for riding and other rugged outdoor applications and also great for tick protection. The cotton line is light­weight with fun designs great for hiking, walking, dancing, tick pro­tection, and casual wear. The new velvet line will grace any situation with class and elegance. They are lined with quilted cotton for comfort and have metal, bone, shell or co­conut button accents. At the bottom of the garment is a stirrup to keep the warmer comfortably in place.

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