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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...

Creating Our Ringside Totes

L. Lavone owner Michelle Donn knew there was only one company to approach about bringing her ideas for a beautiful grooming tote to life and that was Braly Woodwoorking. Braly is family owned and operated boutique, artisan wood shop in California, run by husband and wife team of Hugh and Mary Braly. Braly has specialized in the art of fine woodworking for almost two decades. The company is dedicated to creating products of superior quality, beauty and longevity. And Michelle having worked with them in the past on tack trunks and other equestrian items knew that their work was flawless. The collaboration started with a phone call to Mary and the exchange of a number of sketches between Hugh and Michelle so that they could work out ideas on the first two L. Lavone designs. Michelle is in love with all the beautiful herringbone inlays that are showing up everywhere in home furnishing right now.  Michelle also wanted to use a corresponding color palette of dark and lighter browns that is traditional but without it being boring. Thus the idea for the Herringbone Ringside Tote was born.  Hugh on the other hand wanted to show something softer and less traditional maybe even a little funky. He embraced the wild pattern of the quilted maple and paired it with exotic natural colored woods for his design of the Wave Ringside Tote. As the totes took shape Michelle, Mary and Hugh were all excited to see just how wonderful they were going to be when complete.  Hugh is truly an artist and Mary was quick to let Michelle know about the...

Il Salto – The Leap

L. Lavone is proud to release the first photos of our inaugural equestrian scarf, “Il Salto,” The Leap. The limited quantity, exclusive “Il Salto” design was skillfully created by Julie Freund for L. Lavone. The vibrant scarf is an Italian-made 90cm x 90cm silk scarf that will beautifully packaged in a distinctive L.Lavone box. The first scarves will ship November 2014, arriving in stores just in time for holiday sales. Julie Freund is an accomplished artist and an equestrian herself, she has a particular talent of portraying the English sport horse, and earlier this year her artwork was chosen as the design for the esteemed Hampton Classic Horse Show’s official poster. Designing a wearable piece of art was a new experience for Freund, but it was one that she enjoyed immensely. “It’s always great to be able to see your work go beyond just an image on the canvas,” Freund said. “It was a process to combine the traditional medium into a digital work of art to be used for fashion. For this design, I worked in many layers, just as I do in painting. However, because it was on the computer, I had more of an opportunity to play around with composition and color.” L.Lavone believes that a simple scarf can transform an entire outfit or become a lasting keepsake cherished for years to come. That is the philosophy of company owner Michelle Cavanaugh Donn “Equestrian themed scarves are iconic. That is why I decided silk scarves would be our first product.” Donn said, adding that she can’t wait to start wearing her company’s first creation, “The soft...