L. Lavone Dresses Up for Season at the WEF Show Grounds

L. Lavone Dresses Up for Season at the WEF Show Grounds

Sport Your Scarf at the Show With the help of young rider Chloe Hatch L. Lavone is thrilled to show off a few ideas for styling your Il Salto scarves at the beautiful Palm Beach International Equestrian Center show grounds in Wellington, Florida. These looks are a fun way to dress up you basic horse show wear either at the show or when you venture off the grounds.   Wear it with your White We love the idea of throwing a brightly colored scarf on with your horse show basics of head to toe white. Nothing says chic like a pop of color added to all white or even the basic hunter garb of tan breeches and a conservative show shirt. Even if the scarf is just looped around your neck or helping to cover up some helmet hair, the addition of Il Salto makes boring show clothes very fashionable.     Gorgeous in Gold The beautiful Gold variation of Il Salto pairs beautiful with a taupe colored leather jacket that is the perfect weight for the mild winters of Palm Beach. Orange and gold are everywhere this season in high fashion from accessories to outerwear. The gold and bright orange of the silk scarf is a perfect complement to Chloe’s hair color and it helps lighten up the look of her black quilted barn jacket for Florida.     Perfect in Pink Il Salto, The Leap, in the navy and pink variation is just as chic as its gold counterpart. The Pink is a more playful choice. When combined with a navy show coat the bright pop of...
Meet: Exceptional Equestrian

Meet: Exceptional Equestrian

Meet one of the retailers that is selling L. Lavone scarves, Exceptional Equestrian a mobile store traveling across most of the USA. At it’s core, Exceptional Equestrian is a mobile Equestrian Lifestyle boutique that travels across the greater part of the country to bring horse show goers a concentrated collection of high-quality and highly coveted apparel and accessories. Owned and passionately operated by Cindy Lay, Exceptional Equestrian carries a wide variety of both equestrian and non-equestrian brands. Customers can explore the latest lines from big-name brands like Asmar Equestrian, Equiline, Goode Rider; Kingsland Equestrian, San Soleil and Le Fash. However, they will also find unique collections from lesser-known vendors like Fior da Liso, Dimacci, Sarm Hippique and Patricia Green. As someone who is as excited about fashion trends as her consumers, Cindy is always eager to add the latest and greatest items to her boutique. Carrying beautiful and fashionable items like the exquisite L. Lavone scarves is what Exceptional Equestrian is all about!   The Exceptional Equestrian mobile itinerary is as follows: October 29-November 2 : Texas Rose Horse Park, Dallas Harvest [H/J] Tyler, TX November 5-9 : Great SW Equestrian Center, Great SW Autumn Classic [H/J] Katy, TX November 12-16 : Great SW Equestrian Center, PJCP Final Chase [H/J] Katy, TX December 3-7 : Exacto Stadium, Thanksgiving Show [H/J] Waco, TX December 10-14 : Exacto Stadium, Christmas Show [H/J] Waco, TX January 13-March 15 : HITS Thermal [H/J] Thermal, CA March 18-22 : WestWorld, Scottsdale Spring [H/J] Scottsdale, AZ Cindy with Fior da Liso mastermind Lotte Schockemohle at the SPOGA international equestrian trade show this fall. JJ Atkinson...
Colors are Getting Spicy for Fall 2014

Colors are Getting Spicy for Fall 2014

One trend that is making an appearance for fall 2014 is the warmer hues of yellow, gold, orange, cognac and sangria, especially in accessories. From the to-die-for heels in bright orange to the perfect pop of color in a yellow handbag these warm transitional colors are heating up the fall runways. Paired with the ever present black these colors are bringing a little heat into an otherwise cool blue/gray/green fall season. Designers are calling on inspiration as varied as the poppy flower and the desert sands to guide them in their use of these sophisticated and lively hues. It’s easy to carry the “in” colors into your riding looks this fall as many equestrian lines are sprinkling in these hot hues and a few high fashion brands are still showing equestrian influences on their fall looks. Click the Wanelo images below to see more fall finds and shop for all the items pictured. Yellow A pop of yellow from chrome to mustard is a must; pair with browns or grays for refined combinations that will keep you from looking like a bumble bee! Red From spicy cinnamon to poppy flower and deep sangria, reds are heating up our fall wardrobes; go bold with a signature item like a coat, bag or pair of breeches in these elegant hues. Orange Cognac, flame and coral all the oranges are strong for fall after enjoying a lot of success this summer too. Mixing in a few orange summer items with your winter and fall basics will give your look an instant update. See more fall trends in yellow, red and orange on...
Steps to Rock the FEI Jog

Steps to Rock the FEI Jog

The FEI Jog is the red carpet photo op of the horse show world. It’s a chance for riders that we normally see only in breeches and helmets to go full on fashionable. And lately we have been seeing more and more photos of perfectly turned out riders and their mounts jogging past the equine world’s version of paparazzi, oh and the critical eye of the FEI judges. The photos then instantly appear on social media and web sites like PS Dressage, The Chronical of the Horse and HorsesDaily.com, just to mention a few. That’s a lot of pressure on the riders, not only do the horse need to be beautifully turned out and sound but the riders need an outfit that will look great while they are jogging/dragging their mount down the strip. I think the best way to cap off your perfect jog outfit is with a memorable pair of shoes, and riders at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy agree. Kim Dong-Seon in Blue Sneakers @ WEG 2014 Edward Gal love the orange shoes @ WEG 2014 Mikala Gundersen in her Pink Trainers @WEG 2014 While a few brave equestrian ladies have been able to rock the high heels and even a dress at the jog, I fear that look can be hard to pull off. A heel and a sassy horse sound like a disaster in the making not to mention the problems you could encounter from and ill-timed gust of wind combined with a short skirt. Running in heels! A lady like skirt and flat look The days of doing the jog in...
Major Fashion Brands Building a Stable of Equestrian Models

Major Fashion Brands Building a Stable of Equestrian Models

The iconic image of a beautiful woman posing with a horse in fashion magazines is evolving away from runway models that merely hold their beautiful steads at arm’s length, instead major brands are looking to tap into the ever increasing pool of talented and attractive real life equestrians to help sell their goods. It’s no wonder as high profile beauties like Kaley Cuoco, from TV’s Big Bang Theory, take to the saddle that marketing companies are looking to real riders for a new kind of equestrian model. Gucci has been leading the charge with its equestrian line by signing top show jumpers Charlotte Casiraghi and Edwina Tops-Alexander (Edwina also models for watch brand Jager-LeCoultre) to the brand in 2009-2011. In 2013 the brand added its first male equestrian ambassador to the lineup the devastatingly handsome Guillaume Canet, a French actor and show jumper. Gucci followed up this year by signing Jessica Springsteen American show jumper and daughter of rock-n-roll royalty Bruce Springsteen. They have invested heavily in advertising their equestrian line including a major sponsorship position at the star studded Paris Eiffel show jumping event and title sponsorship of the Gucci Paris Masters. Edwina Tops-Alexander Edwina Tops-Alexander Guillaume Canet Jessica Springsteen Jessica Springsteen Charlotte Casiraghi Not to be left behind sports powerhouse brand Nike has signed its first equestrian athlete, Ayden Uhlir. Ayden is a dressage young rider signed by the brand in 2014 thus far the sports company has not produced a photo ad campaign or equestrian focused product line, but we can all remember those cool boots that they created for the 2008 USA Olympics team. You have to think it’s...