Walk along the misty trail and fall in love with colors intensified by an overcast sky. In my desert home, much of the earth is framed with rust-colored mountains and majestic stone cliffs. Some have been brushed with strokes of charcoal to match the richness of the lava fields. Autumn often arrives late, and if you’re lucky, you may get a glimpse of a drying leaf with the lightest dusting of snow. The birds flying through the mist are silent… like me, they feel the reverence of being in such a mesmerizing place. Nature has many kinds of beauty; the Smoke & Rust collection evokes the colors and textures of my beloved home and is designed for masculine and modern tastes alike. I’m Vanessa Goertzen - the designer behind Lella Boutique and this Smoke & Rust collection. I wrote those words about my home in southern Utah, approximately 45 minutes from Zion National Park. It's one of my most treasured places to visit. Inspiration for Smoke & Rust struck one particular snowy afternoon in December, 2019, as I was walking on the Narrows Trail. I don’t usually visit Zion when it’s snowing, and was completely taken with the striking colors Mother Nature had cooked up that day.