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Spring Things: Visual Adventures from Design Quixotic X Loeffler Randall

Category: Collaborations, Inspiration, News

Our recent Pinterest collaboration with Design Quixotic is filled with beautiful images and spring inspiration. Take a look!

 

 

More Design Quixotic

http://designquixotic.com/

http://www.pinterest.com/helloquixotic/


Published 3/24/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Artist Talk With Helen Dealtry

Category: Collaborations, LR Loves, News

Collaborator behind our new Spring 2014 custom design citrus printed shoes and handbags, artist Helen Dealtry shares a little about herself, her creative process and how she's wearing her favorite Loeffler Randall styles.

 

Click to shop the exclusive collaboration!

 

 

Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to NYC?

 

I grew up in Surrey, not far from London. I first came to the states after graduating from university in 2000, when I was offered a junior placement at a printed textile studio in New York. I loved NYC but felt very young at 20 to be so far from home, so after 6 months I moved back to London to work in the same field there. After a few years, when a position came up, I thought I’d try New York life again, and I’ve been lucky enough to work as a printed textile designer here since then!

 

We're obsessed with your floral paintings and prints - where is your favorite flower spot in the world? Is there one you haven't been to yet that you're dying to visit?

 

I was very lucky to have a mother and grandmother who loved to garden so my introduction to flora started very early. Some of my favorite flowers to paint were probably inspired by memories from this time. I always visit Wisley gardens when I go home, it’s close to where I grew up and is a favorite day trip. One day I’m going to see the cherry blossoms in Japan during springtime.

 

Fill us in on Woking Girl Designs, the genesis of the company and what you're up to these days?

 

Woking Girl Designs is a printed textile studio, we are based in Brooklyn, NY and work to deliver unique, original prints to fashion and interior houses worldwide. New and exciting ventures are in the works for our own interiors line, a dream of mine for many years! As well as this I have my own line of scarves under the ‘Dealtry’ brand.

 

How did you originally discover Loeffler Randall?

 

I tried on a pair of the Matilde boots in Bergdorf Goodman back in 2006, and was smitten. I loved that they had no zip, still looked fitted and had the vibe of a great vintage boot done in a modern, clean way.

 

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How was it collaborating with Jessie on our SS14 custom printed shoes and handbags? We're in love with how well they came out!

 

Such a fun collaboration!! Jessie had a strong vision of the kind of story she wanted for the collection, and had seen my hand-painted designs and felt it would be a good fit! We met to the discuss possible color palettes, scales and imagery. Then I set to work painting the print using the framework Jessie provided. Such a joy to work on this project!

 

Describe your personal style to us, what do you wear when at work, painting or just relaxing?

 

Mainly borrowed from the boys for basic layering--I love a great shirt and jeans combo. I use statement jewelry to fem-up casual sweaters, and am fond of a good hat and an interesting shoe when I want to pull an outfit together. I’m really into jumpsuits for the warmer months when i’m painting in the studio, my collection of vintage onesies is growing. I love the soft, worn in cotton of my floral 1980’s number and if I get paint on it all the better!

 

How would you say Loeffler Randall shoes match to your lifestyle and aesthetic?

 

I love that I can wear my LR shoes and feel like they both complement and give my outfit an edge. I never feel like they are wearing me and yet they pack their own design punch. They are beautifully made and are the kind of shoes I want 2 pairs of in case I ever lose one!

 

Do you have any upcoming escapes planned this season?


All my fingers are crossed for a trip to St Barts in May. If not there, somewhere my LR citrus espadrilles will feel at home please!

 

Your perfect weekend is...

 

An early start with a great breakfast. Walking with friends and dogs in the countryside, anywhere near water. Later cooking and eating outside, live music and night dancing under stars.

 

More Helen Dealtry:

http://wokinggirldesigns.blogspot.com/

http://wokinggirldesigns.myshopify.com/

http://instagram.com/helendealtry

 

Photos by Ryan Slack

 

Published 2/10/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Loeffler Randall for Goop

Category: Collaborations, News

We're very excited to announce the official launch of Loeffler Randall for Goop! For this special collaboration our designers and goop created two limited editions of LR favorites – our iconic Rider Bag and Felix booties, exclusively available for purchase through goop.com.

 

Shop: Loeffler Randall for Goop

 

 

We ask none other than our amazing Creative Director Jessie Randall how she felt about this collaboration:

 

"I was thrilled to partner with GOOP as I've always admired their aesthetic," Randall tells Lucky. "It was a fantastic experience working with their team to collaborate on these exclusive pieces I'm very proud of."


"I always start a collection thinking about what I want to have in my own closet and then we pull images and inspiration from everywhere. I really think about function while designing something women will actually want to wear. Black is such a staple for New Yorkers, and it's a classic go-to all year round. So for this partnership, it just kind of felt right to stick to black and focus on the details. Plus, I love a lower heel height for fall and will live in the Felix boot (yet again!)."

 

Published 10/3/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Rider 1 Year Anniversary + LR Bag Giveaway

Category: Collaborations, LR Loves

Influenced by the beautiful design and practical utility of vintage menswear attachés - the LR Rider Bag has captured the hearts of fashion editors and working girls alike since it's introduction only one year ago. It's no wonder the Rider Bag continues to be the core silhouette and best-seller of our handbag collection each season.

 

Jessie Randall says, "I love this bag - it speaks to the kind of lifestyle that a lot of my friends and I lead. There is so much workmanship and quality that goes into a Rider Bag. It is a great blend of cool, casual and polished all at the same time."

 

In celebration of the Rider Bag's one year anniversary and as a thank you to our fans, Loeffler Randall has teamed up with Purseblog to give away your Rider Bag of choice! Enter via our Facebook page for a chance to win, now through October 6th.

 

Click to Enter the LR Rider Bag Giveaway hosted by Purseblog & Loeffler Randall

 

 

*The LR Rider Bag Giveaway starts September 30th and ends at 11:59 P.M. EST October 6th, 2013. To enter you must "Like" both Purseblog and Loeffler Randall on Facebook. Entrants must be 18+ yrs to enter. Open to US and Canada residents only.

 

Click here to view contest Rules and Regulations.

 

Published 9/30/2013 By Loeffler Randall

teen vogue like to win

Category: Collaborations, News, Press

Teen Vogue is giving you the chance to win a pair of your favorite Loeffler Randall sandals and pouchettes everyday for the next week! Enter to win by liking Teen Vogue's facebook page. Take a look below at the daily giveaways of Loeffler Randall items in Teen Vogue's like to win month of prizes calendar! You can enter everyday on Teen Vogue's facebook page for a chance to win amazing prizes!

 

 

Published 3/1/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Q&A with Gaby Basora

Category: Collaborations, LR Loves

 

We're excited to share our spring time one-on-one with LR collaborator and the graphic visionary behind one of our favorite and always inspiring fashion labels, Tucker by Gaby Basora. As we learned, each of her pieces tells a unique story.

 

Each Tucker print has a unique identity, tell us the story behind the names of the prints for the LR X Tucker collab.

The graphic black print is called "Marcel and Aix" - an homage to Cacherel, eveyrthing including the scale of it, reminds me of Provence. The Aix is from Aix-en-Provence. One of my favorite cities to have an early dinner on the terrasse, walk through town, window shop with all the stores closed and have ice cream by the fountain with my kids. Marcel comes from Marcel Marceau the famous mime.


The Floral is called "Coco Kir Royale" - I was having an obsession with the famous art collectors from Baltimore, The Cone Sisters - this print reminds me of a gorgeous salon, the peachy flower, kir royales, bellinis and more...

 

The LR Spring'13 collection is inspired in part by the film Edward Scissorhands. What were some sources of inspiration for Tucker this spring?

Well, the Cone Sisters, Matisse (!!!), Deauville, boardwalks, folk singing sisters, Joan & Mimi Baez and sisters in general.

 

What are your favorite plants or flowers? Favorite gardens to visit?

Impossible to pick favorite flowers: tulips, peonies, pansies, daisies, marigolds because my grandma loved them. Floppy roses. Gardens: Park Borely in Marseille, my Dad's garden in his courtyard in Malibu, the Bronx botanical garden.


What do you like most about the springtime?

Sunny skies and warm air, skimpy silky clothes after short days and lots of layers. Drinking margaritas when it's still light again in the evening. Cherry blossoms seem close again and the summer is even closer.


Your NYC store is such a special place - want to give us a verbal tour?

Coming by the Tucker shop is like going over to visit a great hostess. Most likely you'll be offered tea or coffee poured from a golden pot and served in the prettiest tea cups we could find or have been given. Then the trying on will begin, girls will have to come out from the studio in the back to see what's going on - lots of chitter chatter and sighs - trying on the pieces you may have never seen before in your favorite shop that sells Tucker. We carry the full range of the line here and are constantly surprising our loyal fans with one-offs.

 

We can't stop watching your SS13 video - how did it come about?

It's a long story - maybe too long. It came out the same way Tucker started (and continues). Being in the right place when specialness apears and creating beautiful clothes all along the way. Being awake and open to see as much of it as I can. Good energy, great people, timing, magic, momentum, dedication, Proustian beauty. Having no fear to chase it!

 

Last year around this time I was scouting on bike in Chinatown for locations. Sitting on the stoop of the Tucker shop with photographer Benny Horne, I was contemplating running the NYC marathon the following weekend. A vintage car drove past us - the perfect prop for our next shoot - I sprinted after and caught up to the driver! I took it as a sign and ran the marathon.

 

The owner of the car was artist Dylan Egon Samuels. Still wearing my marathon metal and bragging on set that I was a professional BMX rider in one of my past lives, he chimed in to tell me about his real BMX riding nieces and hence, the Spring13 film was born.

 

Meeting the director, Aaron Rose and knowing he had the magic to make it PERFECT made it real. Traveling to Santa Fe to shoot the riders and falling in LOVE with the wonderful world via Tucker all over again was the reward - and continues to be again and again.

 

 

 

(Special thanks to Dylan Egon Samuels, Jade, Hazel, Senna, Dagna, and John --- the entire Altheide Family, Aaron and Lucy Rose, Dana Balkin, the Basora boys and Tressa DiGiorgi)


 

Published 2/11/2013 By Loeffler Randall

ALMA MATERS: LR x NEW TRIER HIGH

Category: Collaborations, Inspiration, LR Loves

 

This year marks the 2nd installment of our collaboration with the fashion savvy pupils at Chicago's New Trier High School. Students enrolled in the school's Marketing and Merchandising in Fashion course taught by Melissa Duffy gain valuable industry experience through real world assignments that match their classroom curriculum.

 

Our brief to students: Concept, style and direct a distinct "street style" photo story using Loeffler Randall Resort 2013 products, focusing around notions of escape, vacation or fantasy.

 

The work that resulted was inspired, quirky, playful and unique. In teaming up with these young ladies LR sought to achieve a fresh take on the Loeffler Randall product as seen through their eyes. 

 

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Coco, Caroline, Hine and Sara

"We were inspired by the idea that this was a Resort collection. With that in mind we used colors and nature to achieve our goal of taking pictures that captured that vibe of a resort."

 

Ella, Katherine, Emma

"We decided to use the school pool as a backdrop because it represents a sense of escape that vacations can offer."

 

Grace and Courtney

"Our inspiration was the outdoors and we used colorful backgrounds to make the accessories pop."

 

Lexie, Tara, Eliza

"The Pouchette is cute and petite so we wanted to show that it was a fun accessory to pair with anything"

 

Mikayla and Katherine

"Our inspiration came from the idea of paradise. Here in Chicago, our beach getaway may not be a tropical location, but it's sure a beautifil place to showcase these bright pieces."

 

Sarah K and Sarah S

"Our inspiration was using warm tones because Resort is a vacation themed collection"

 

Sydney, Sophie, Gretha and Claira

"To achieve a tropical feel during the winter we took a trip to the Chicago Botanical Gargens and highlighted the shoes with tropical flora and fauna backdrops."

 

Tiffany Crystal and Abi

"We used a bouguet of flowers in order to emphasize the shoes and handbads; the colors coordinated with our concept of a tropical vacation."

 

Published 1/16/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Honestly WTF x LR Holiday DIY

Category: Collaborations, DIY, Holiday

 

Honestly WTF has combined their crafting powers with Loeffler Randall, collaborating on some seriously adorable boot stuffers which were conceptualized over breakast by our own craft queen Jessie Randall. These boot stuffers are perfectly practical and cute with handmade pom-poms and great for keeping your favorite pairs tall and tidy when not in use. Best of all, they're simple to create (sewing machine not required!) and make a perfect customizeable gift for your boot-loving buddies. Visit HonestlyWTF for the full tutorial.

 

 

Published 12/5/2012 By Loeffler Randall

Matilde boot giveaway

Category: Collaborations

 

 

MatchbookMag.com is hosting a Twitter giveaway in which one lucky gal will walk away with a pair of our signature Matilde boots!

 

To Enter: Simply follow @MatchbookMag and @LoefflerRandall on Twitter and tweet at us where you would wear your Matilde boots. For example, "@MatchbookMag @LoefflerRandall I'd wear my Matilde boots to..." A winner will be selected at random at noon EST Friday, November 30.

 

For more details and a Q&A with Jessie visit MatchbookMag.com.

 

Published 11/25/2012 By Loeffler Randall

Lookmatic Collaboration with LR

Category: Collaborations, LR Loves

 

Image via @Lookmatic

 

Jessie Randall, Loeffler Randall’s Creative Director, has directed her stylish gaze toward eyewear in a collaboration she dreamed up with the e-tailer, Lookmatic.  The leather-swathed sunglasses hearken back to the 1960’s with a nod to the elegant cat eye shape, yet are kept on trend with the neutral mix of blonde, raw umber, and eggshell called “horn.”  It’s no wonder that the style, known as “Kitty,” will be sold through December on Lookmatic.  You have to see it to believe it.

 

Published 9/26/2012 By Loeffler Randall