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SPOTTED IN LR

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Now that spring has officially sprung, we've taken notice of some of our favorite ladies that have been out and about in LR. 

 

Going anywhere from an L.A. stroll to a tropical vacation, these girls stepped out this past month with their unique spin on some of our most coveted pieces.


We're inspired by the casual yet feminine pairing on Jamie Chung with our Luz tassel zandal; Chrissy Teigen's statement sandal look on vacation and of course, the classic combo Jessica Alba pulled off with our Felix bootie.

 

 

 

EXTRA CREDIT (starting at the top from left to right)

Solange Knowles in Shea Mule

Jamie Chung in Luz Sandals

Lena Dunham in Felix Booties

Jaime King in Pascal Sandals

Jessica Alba in Felix Booties

Kate Bosworth in Petra Sandals

Chrissy Teigen in Lark Sandals

 

Published 5/13/2015 By Loeffler Randall

NYC Sample Sale

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Calling all NYC friends! Join us for our Annual Spring Sample Sale.

 

WHEN

Thursday, May 14th: 9:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 15th: 9:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 16th: 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE

NEW LOCATION: 150  Wooster Street (between Prince and Houston)

WHAT

Seasons past to current, and some of our favorite styles at 60% off

WHY

Exclusive LR shoes and bags, perfect to take you from brunch to beach and more, all summer long.

EXTRA

Not in the Big Apple? Receive 15% off through Sunday at loefflerrandall.com with the code: FOMO15

 

 

Published 5/11/2015 By Loeffler Randall

LR Loves | Justina Blakeney

Category: LR Loves

As long time fans of Justina Blakeney’s “Face The Foliage” project, we were ecstatic to work with Justina on a foliage interpretation of our favorite pieces from Spring.

 

 

Enamored by her hand-made foliage series, we asked Justina to apply her masterful technique to creating original works of art inspired by our Spring 2015 Collection. The result? A super elegant yet simple series of collages, showcasing Justina’s experimental sensibility and fearlessly fun design approach. Check out the final collages below and read on for Justina's inspiration behind the project.


 

We’ve been long time fans of your “Face The Foliage” project, which inspired the direction of our collaboration. How did it get started and how do you hope it evolves?

I was raking dead leaves in my yard one morning when all of the sudden, after staring at the leaves for several minutes, one of them smiled at me. It really looked liked lips. So I grabbed a few of them off the floor and arranged them on my patio table until I had created an entire face from leaves. The face looked very expressive. She looked a bit melancholy, but if I titled her eyebrows one way, or switched the leaf I was using for lips, the expression completely changed.


This got me playing around with the leaves and next thing you know I was picking little flowers and grabbing small twigs to make the faces. The more I create them, the more elaborate they become. When I take walks in my neighborhood I collect little berries and flowers and bring them home for my faces. I do not glue them together; I simply arrange the pieces on my table until they ‘speak’ to me. When they do, I take a few photos and then put the leaves back into a bowl for the next moment of inspiration.


It may be the temporary nature of the collages that I like most. A dead leaf floating down from a tree becomes an eyebrow, or a nose. A petal of bright bougainvillea becomes painted, puckered lips. A shamrock becomes a bow-tie, and then it goes back into the bowl and is just a bowl of dried leaves and flowers. It’s a very fun exercise, it calms me and is fun to do with kids as well. After sharing the photos on Instagram and starting the hashtag #facethefoliage people from all over the world have joined in and begun to share in the fun making zero-waste foliage portraits! I hope that the project evolves into a book someday, and that more people join the #facethefoliage movement.


 

You have such a fabulous sense of mixing bold colors and patterns in unexpectedly fresh ways! Tell us your secret, do you start with a edited palette and move out from that or what?

Thank you! I tend to design very emotionally—I think that bold patterns work well together if in a more defined color palette—but I’m also not to fussy. I layer and layer, and when it feels fun, full and patterful, I stop.

 

We love that you’re able to seamlessly mix decor that’s both high and low prices for those of us who are thrift minded. What are your favorite places to shop right now for deals at reasonable prices (that mix well with a high aesthetic)?

I love flea markets and thrifting. I swear I get a little high when I find amazing stuff at good prices. I think designing on a budget is so much more fun and challenging than designing with limitless funds. As far as retailers go, I often find great stuff at World market and Anthropologie, but also at places like Ross! I think if you’re open minded and have a good eve you can find interesting stuff all over the place. Online I have a pretty serious addiction to eBay—especially for finding textiles and I love Chairish for finding pieces that are a little more high-end.


 

You just launched your first book, “The New Bohemians” – big congrats!! Tell us about the book and what it was like re-searching + writing it.

Thanks! As a boho gal from Berkeley, I was born to write a book on bohemian décor. After spending the better part of my 20’s living abroad in Italy and six years of sharing bohemian design ideas on my blog, it felt like the right time to create a book that featured the New Bohemian lifestyle that has emerged in this digital age. People are now using their homes as so much more than just homes. Homes featured in the book are used not just as dwellings but as workshops and ateliers, bed and breakfasts and pop-up restaurants, urban farms and makeshift showrooms. The New Bohemian home takes the spirit of the vagabond and manifests it in the form of colorful, creative homes that are at once totally cool and artfully collected. Writing (and shooting it with my friend and collaborator Dabito) was really fun, and also quite arduous. 

 

What are you feeling right now from the new Loeffler Randall Spring’15 collection?

Gah! So much goodness! I love how the pieces remain edgy but are also basic. I love that I can count on comfort with y’all and that you have so many options in flats (I’m 5’10”!) And don’t get me started on the fringes!!!


 

GET INSPIRED:

the book

the blog

the work

the insta

 

Published 4/22/2015 By Loeffler Randall

LR Loves | Eric Trine

Category: LR Loves

 

Eric Trine is one of our all-time favorite makers. We love his structural planters and his woven chair has been on Jessie’s wish list since last Mother’s Day. So when we launched our Spring 2015 collection, we knew he would be the perfect person to collaborate with. His cool aesthetic and talent with architectural elements are the perfect complement to the collection’s perforated details and playful gems. Check out at his take on our Spring 2015 collection, we hope you love it as much as we do. 


We had a little Q&A with Eric about his current inspirations, projects and of course, his LR picks.


 

What are you calling these assemblages?? You always come up with the best project names.

I call them "situations" - But I also really like the term "scaffold" lately - So these situations are like little visual scaffolds because they are temporary - they aren't permanent, like a building scaffold that you see all over Manhattan. They suggest the architecture, but they aren't architecture themselves. It's not an art piece, or a sculpture, because the only thing that is permanent is the photograph - the assemblage only lasts for a few minutes. 


How did you interpret visual inspiration from the Loeffler Randall Spring 2015 collection to make these? 

Loosely, I supposeI mean, I think I only looked at the inspiration page once, because the pieces in the collection already feel very "spring". Really, I just looked around my studio at stuff I had lying around to see what would fit together well. 


What are the most important concepts that inspire your own work? 

Form and materials - and how those two interact. Sometimes materials can suggest form - or they can "in-form" a particular application of that material. For instance, I use perforated steel - and I love how it can remain visually light yet structurally sound - just like the perforated leather espadrilles - my favorite of the new collection. 


 

Which of these shoes / bags would you like to see your wife wear? Which would she actually wear? 

I love the perforated stuff - SO MUCH! I know she would wear the heck out of those espadrilles. I want the espadrilles - men’s shoes are so boring.  


Any upcoming projects / cool new releases or mentions you want to share or plug with us?!? 

The big push for me this spring are the new Octahedron Stools, the latest addition to the Octahedron family of pieces. I'm just continuing to exploit the octahedron form as much as I possibly can, and I'm really excited about these stools. I originally designed these stools for the poolside bar at Ojai Rancho Inn, and I had such a great response that I decided to turn that project into a product. 

 

 

GET INSPIRED:

the work

the shop

the blog


 

Published 4/6/2015 By Loeffler Randall

LR Loves: Jess Hannah

Category: LR Loves

When we first came across jeweler Jess Hannah’s instagram, we couldn’t help but dig her super casual and minimalistic grid. Her aesthetic is simple and effortless, never overpowering—just like her eponymous line of fine jewelry, J.Hannah. Characterized by clean lines and delicate details, her designs are celestial yet edgy by nature. We are hooked on Jess Hannah—and were so excited when she agreed to take us into her L.A. based studio. Jess shows us a thing or two about her craft while wearing her selects from our Spring '15 Collection.

 

 

How do you like to start your day?

I love my mornings and I try to keep things relaxed. I usually start with a cup of tea and answer emails on the couch for an hour or so. A couple times a week I'll go to the gym or yoga before that. Then I usually make a bite to eat and head up to my studio. That's when I start really getting into work mode. I'll plan my day and make my daily to do list.

 

What’s a typical day (in the studio) for you?

My days can vary a lot. Most days I answer emails, plan instagram/blog posts, work on jewelry designs and pack and ship orders. My days are often broken up by meetings or errands in the jewelry district - which is nice to get a little fresh air.

 

 

What’s your favorite thing about living in LA?

I love downtown LA specifically because I can walk everywhere. Yes, it smells like hot pee on every corner, but it is so worth it. Everything I need on a daily basis is steps away. Some general LA things I love are mostly food related. There are SO many great restaurants here and such a vast array of choices. My current fave restaurant is Bestia, in the Arts District.

 

We love that Global consciousness is a priority for you – tell us more about how this incorporates into your designs.

I use recycled gold whenever possible and always conflict free diamonds. I used to make all of the jewelry myself, but in order to keep up with recent demands, I now have a really great guy that helps me. My goal isn't to be a huge company, I just really love creating jewelry. It's more about quality than quantity for me. It's just me and my bench jeweler and no matter how big my line gets- it will always be handmade in downtown LA.


If you weren’t a jewelry designer, you’d be…

Unhappy. Jewelry design is such a huge part of my life, it's really hard to imagine what else I would do. My dad really wanted me to be a doctor but I’m horrible at science and totally squeamish, so I guess that would be off the table. I studied Graphic Design in University, so I would likely be doing something related to that if I had not gone down the jewelry path.


SHOP THE LOOK: Open Tote in WhitePetra Cross Strap Sandal in White

 

How did you originally discover Loeffler Randall?

I had seen the brand around pinterest and a few shops and had always really liked it. My first purchase was the Rider Satchel and I was thoroughly impressed with its functionality. There are two strap length options and tons of pockets in all of the right places, not to mention it's quite the looker. Cue "praise da lord" emoji.

 

What are you coveting from the SS15 collection? 

I'm a big fan of the petra cross strap sandal in white. For me comfort always comes first and these guys really nail it. I am not a huge fan of bright colors so for me white is my color of choice to convey spring.

 

Current show you’re binge watching on Netflix?

My boyfriend and I just finished a binge marathon of Peaky Blinders. If you haven't seen it already then you should probably cancel your plans for this weekend.


We heart Jess—especially for offering LR Girls a super special discount on her jewelry. Use code: JHANNAHXLR20 for 20% off all J.Hannah jewelry.


GET INSPIRED:

the jewelry: www.jhannahjewelry.com

the blog:  www.jesshannah.com

the insta: @jess_hannah

 

Published 3/30/2015 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Packing Picks

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

This snow has us running for the sand. We're seeing stripes and eyelet essentials at even the thought of warm weather. Get lost inside Jessie's Spring Break bag. You'll be lounging poolside in your pool slides before you know it.



Packing: plan ahead or last minute?

With 3 kids I always plan ahead. I’ve had the boys’ suitcase packed for 3 weeks!

 

What’s your vacay-style philosophy?

I like to bring a few nice outfits with me, a couple great bathing suits (I am obsessed with Zimmerman’s classic one-piece), some workout gear, comfortable cover-ups for by the pool, hat, sunglasses and way too many pairs of shoes. Shoes are my weakness. I can never decide which ones to bring so I usually bring them all.

 


When you get to your hotel, what’s the first thing you do?

I like to change the boys into their suits on the plane so very first thing we can head out to the pool.

 

Favorite locals spot? (or favorite place to find local treasures?)

When I am on vacation, it’s all about my boys. There are no fancy adult dinners or out of the way shopping excursions. My boys are very excited to go get ice cream at Scoops in South Beach so that’s the only spot on my agenda. If my guys are into it, I may take them to the Design District.

 

SHOP THE LOOKS: Paz Sandal in SilverPascal Sandal in Cheetah, Cat Jeweled Sandal in Mint

 

Is there anything you won’t travel without?

My boys, Tata Harper rejuvenating serum, my prized Celine sunglasses that Brian gave me for Christmas, lots of LR shoes, the boys’  swim goggles, sunscreen and new things downloaded to read on my Kindle.

 

SHOP THE LOOK: Open Tote in Cuoio,Etta Jeweled Mules in Wheat

Published 3/20/2015 By Admin

LR Stories / R29 Editor's Picks

Category: News

From perforated circles to shiny geometric stones, the Loeffler Randall Spring 2015 Collection is filled with pieces that are casual yet unexpected everyday essentials. In thinking of ways to wear the new collection, we turned to Refinery29’s Editorial Team for some of their favorite spring things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editors Picks (from top down):

 

The Cat Pool Slide in Mint/Black

The Industry Bag in Mint

The Ruby Stacked Heel Sandal in Black

 

Published 3/9/2015 By Loeffler Randall

Melissa Joy Manning

Category: Inspiration, LR Loves, News

The self-proclaimed #rockgeek & eco-friendly jeweler shares her favorite stone of the season.

 

Melissa Joy Manning is a jewelry designer who effortlessly fuses an elegant and luxurious spirit with a sustainable approach – crafting heirloom-quality pieces made from recycled and ethically sourced materials. Melissa is dear to us because of her commitment to social responsibility and her generous ability to support, rally and inspire those around her in the fashion and craft community.

 

We asked Melissa to identify her favorite seasonal stone and to highlight its most compelling spiritual properties. Coinciding with the launch of her stunning new Tribal collection, it’s no wonder that she has chosen Turquoise.

 

 

 

 

 

In This Story:


Melissa wears the Loeffler Randall Pouch Bag and Petra sandal.

All jewelry by Melissa Joy Manning.

 

For more infomation on specific MJM pieces contact: customercare@melissajoymanning.com

 

Click to enlarge images.


 

Published 3/4/2015 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Spring 2015 Inspiration

Category: Inspiration, News

 

Spring 2015 began with the idea of a muted, soft palette of whites, beiges, mints and pale nude pinks. This understated palette of colors that are wearable and neutral informed a concept of impactful subtlety and lush textures. Tactile, textural and sculptural elements such as rich leather tassels, perforated circles and tubular leather mignons are found throughout the collection on thick vachetta totes, fun tasseled bucket bags and on sandals and sneakers.

 

Raw materials are natural and earthy, ranging from woven raffias to pale grey snakeskin to beautiful veg-tanned vachettas. These are juxtaposed against techy elements including iridescent saffiano and opaque geometric stones. Silhouettes are simultaneously casual and luxurious, from a heavily-jeweled pool slide to a fringed tote that’s ideal for taking along to the beach to a woven raffia lace up sneaker with the perfect summer vibe.

 

- xxJessie

Jessie Randall | Creative Director

 

Published 2/20/2015 By Loeffler Randall

Staff Styling // The Rio Sneaker

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

It’s officially the year of the sneaker. Our sportiest shape, the Rio runner is a recent addition to our casual lineup for Resort 2015 as well as a staff favorite. We especially like that it’s totally acceptable (and encouraged) to pair sporty sneaks with feminine pieces for a laid-back yet cool vibe. In this edition of LR Staff Styling, Jessie and the LR team take their Rios to the streets.

 

Jessie say’s, “I love my Rios! I have them in the perforated version. I like how they look sporty but yet elevated at the same time. Our other colors are really cool also – the prints give them something special. Sneakers are such a big part of a shoe wardrobe these days - I love how unique (and comfortable) our version feels.”

 

“These days I’m wearing my Rio mostly with jeans, but I’ve seen a lot of girls pairing them with a skirt and I love that look too. They’ve definitely become a staple around the office - so effortless.”


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Published 2/12/2015 By Loeffler Randall