Favorite Things // The Littlest Key

Yay! New products. It’s always an exciting day when we get to unleash newness on our website. Today we are talking up our latest addition to the line of Davina Sowers inspired Key Necklaces. It’s understated and wearable, incorporating the unique nature of our other pieces in a simple and intriguing way.

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You can find these little lovelies {Online | Canary Salon Seattle | Get Lazed MPLS | and coming soon to Via’s Vintage MPLS}

Photography | Michael Houser

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Bohemian Boardwalk

Another happenstance of a beautiful day burst through the rainclouds and showered the city of Seattle with a bit of sunshine. GB and I made the trek down from First Hill to the Pier and snapped a few as the sun set into the Olympics.

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Photography by Garrett Born

The source

Many of our designs happen organically from our base materials. Start with a stunning centerpiece and build around it, add on, refine, tweak and we are left with something entirely new and different. For our line of key necklaces we started with our muse and our materials, added, subtracted, redesigned and perfected. Key necklaces and the materials that make them | L'avenirA staple in our collection and lovable wardrobe addition, these pieces are making the rounds. We recently came across an impressive collection of antique skeleton keys that are just begging to be redesigned.Skeleton Key Collection | L'avenirStay tuned as these pretties transform themselves {#anatomyofaskeletonkey} into a new batch of one kind necklaces and hit the online shop.

Photos by Garrett Born Photography 

Anatomy of a Skeleton Key #2

Happy Friday! We are taking a little break from spreading a ton of holiday cheer to sit down and make some chain. Lately we can’t seem to check it off the to-do list because it keeps popping back on there as soon as we get it done in the first place. No complaints here, once you get in the rhythm it becomes a therapeutic project. Check out this weeks bit’s and pieces coming together into a stack of new designs.

You can find the story behind them {here} and follow the process as it unfolds on Instagram {#anatomyofaskeletonkey}

Behind the Scenes // Fall 13 Look Book

After an excellent day of shooting with Davina a few weeks back, we couldn’t wait to get back at it again. The goal this time around was to get a few of our newest pieces in front of the lens for the up and coming online shop, and we took advantage of this day as an opportunity to style the looks in a few very different ways.

The usual team gathered again, Hair and Makeup by Jen Des Lauriers, Photos by Garrett Born and art direction by Joan Born; add into the mix fresh faced designer and Via’s shop girl Behtsee Millman and things just started clicking.

And our the biggest star…..The jewelry