Little Lux

Ever since I first wrote about Gunner & Lux, a jewelry line started by John Petersen, I've been keeping an eye on what he's designing. At the time of my first blog entry early last year, his then four-year-old daughter, Riley, had started making her own necklaces for herself and friends. They were a mix of vintage jewels and letters. Now, following along on their Instagram feed this past year, I've noticed Riley's side gig become a full time passion. Her very own jewelry line called, Little Lux is now in over 75 shops across the country, including Barneys NYC. Big things are on the horizon for these two gems...

My favorite aspect of Little Lux is how I feel these two actually created their very own trend. Each necklace showcases one thing- whether it's an animal, a person or a thing. The object of attention is oversized yet not overly so. The featured item is allowed to shine, keeping each necklace minimal in design yet with the perfect added touch of color, flair and kid appropriate fun. I just love it...

Although John is there to lend a helping hand and handle the logistics, it's Miss Riley who is at the helm of her own brand. As John shared, "Riley is always coming up with new ideas that we are experimenting with and trying out. She gets lots of ideas from books she reads, antique stores we go to and the many camps she went to over the summer. Some of her ideas work and some don't, but the creative part of sketching and picking colors is where she really gets excited." 

You can see Riley hard at work in the pics above...and it must be amazing for her to be at the forefront of building a very credible and viable business at the spry ol' age of six. I love that her popular Charlie the Cheetah necklace was featured on a recent issue of Babiekins Magazine (modeled here by Marley Battle) As she designs, cuts rope, ties knots, packages, delivers and may I add, writes a Thank You note for every order, she's well on her way to becoming a strong, in trend, in demand, force in the business. How cool is that? Find your favorite Little Lux statement piece, here.

 

Images: gunnerandlux.com     Content: Sweet Peach