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Shop Talk / LR x OTTE / Alexandra

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

For this LR feature we teamed up with the stylish ladies at Otte NYC boutique for an insight into their jobs and how they're wearing LR handbags with personal picks from the store. Meet Alexandra, junior buyer for Otte.

 

Featured on Alexandra, Lock Clutch in black and white snakeskin and Ella booties.

 

I run the show with Kay, the owner and senior buyer, selecting everything that we sell on our online store and at our 5 Manhattan locations. I graduated from the Fashion Merchandising Management program at FIT in 2011 with a major in buying and became part of the team here shortly after. Fashion allows me to express my creative side and I happen to love shopping so it's pretty sweet that I get to shop for a living!


The best part about working at OTTE is the hands on experience of being able to hand pick clothing for all of our loyal customers from hundreds of amazing designers. A few of my favorites that we carry are: Acne Studios, Etoile Isabel Marant, NSF, R13, IRO, Golden Goose, Sessun, Opening Ceremony and Loeffler Randall! There is nothing more rewarding that seeing everything I've selected displayed in our stores. (Being a buyer is a very personal profession and hearing our vendors, customers, and sales associates compliment our buy makes everything worth it.)


Working at OTTE, with our vast selection of incredible designers, has allowed me to take my personal style to another level. My mantra for style is mixing old and new. I love my outfits to have a sort of story, so I wear a lot of vintage. I have a downtown city vibe and I feel most comfortable in easy pieces more than super trendy items. I have a huge collection of vintage tee's and flannels that I mix with my everyday contemporary designer pieces like Veda leather pants or 3.1 Phillip Lim silk tees.

 

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During the winter I love to mix cozy whites into my wardrobe. Winter has the tendency to make most people head straight for dark standards like black, navy and grey and I feel like winter whites are a fresh way to lighten up the harsh NYC weather, especially this year! Adding a dove sweater or a pair of cream cords to your outfit can be just the right lift. Texture is also trending very hard right now. For an easy texture addition I paired my LR pouchette in white snakeskin and Fitz Chelsea booties in putty with a distressed tee and textured sweater. The pieces have different simpler looks on their own, but mixed together they bring pop to an otherwise neutral outfit.


The weather this winter has been a bit bi-polar, and I find that the best way to deal with transitional weather is layering. I love a layered look because it incorporates different colors and textures. It's easy to gravitate toward darker colors for the winter and layering gives you the option to bring in pops of color or prints without making it the focus of your outfit. Adding layers allows you bundle up or take off as much or little as you want. I love the big chunky blanket scarf and sweater trend this winter. but I like to balance them out by putting a skinny and sleek leather pant under. This makes your look more tailored and allows you to really work with all of the layers.


When I think of the LR brand I automatically think: comfort, edge, practical, and I am loving the LR Resort '14 collection for these exact reasons! The white and black snakeskin lock clutch and the Ella stacked heel bootie in black are perfect for mixing with neutrals and blacks. Accessories are the easiest was to add something to an outfit without it becoming overwhelming and the snakeskin clutch brought in just the right amount of texture, while the Ella stacked heel dressed up my look, making it the perfect day-to-night transitional outfit.


I also adore the Fitz Chelsea booties, I got them in Putty. I love wearing them with lighter colors. For this look I paired them with lighter blues and whites to make the booties pop. I finished off the look with the LR Pouchette. It's a great small bag, it's so easy to wear and fits my cellphone, keys and lip gloss perfectly.


I love that Jessie Randall makes shoes for the city girl. Loeffler Randall shoes are unique in style but practical and totally wearable. When I am writing the line for OTTE I am always intrigued by the way Jessie takes a feminine shoe or bag and adds an edgy detail that is still understated.

 

Shop Otte NYC: Otteny.com

Follow Otte NYC: Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , Twitter

 

Photos by Ryan Slack

 

Published 2/3/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Shop Talk / LR x OTTE nyc

Category: How We Wear It, News

We teamed up with with our friends at Otte NYC, the curated designer boutique and maker of a killer in-house line of essentials, for a spotlight on the talented ladies who work there and how they're mixing LR handbags with personal picks from the store.

 

Plus - as an exclusive offer to our friends and followers, Loeffler Randall and Otte are pleased to offer 15% off* all LR handbag orders on BOTH websites (loefflerrandall.com and otteyc.com), today through thursday. Use code LRXOTTE at checkout to redeem. Click to shop!

 

*Only valid on purchases of Loeffler Randall handbags from otteny.com or loefflerrandall.com, cannot be combined with other promotions, and no price adjustments on previous orders | offer ends 11:59 PM EST 2.6.14

 

 

Photo by Ryan Slack

 

Published 2/3/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's resort picks

Category: How We Wear It

 

New Heart LR casual sandals, sneakers and espadrilles are all you need to pack for your next vacation. Our Creative Director, Jessie Randall ived in her Mara espadrillesSarie strappy sandals, and Mini Rider in mint on her recent trip to Jamaica. For an insider look at how we're wearing LR this season, follow us@LoefflerRandall on Instagram.

 

Published 1/27/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Oh Joy! and the LR Matilde Boot

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

This season we're excited to highlight one of our most versatile and beloved styles, the Loeffler Randall Matilde flat boot. To us, Matilde is the epitome of a LR classic - timeless, chic, and seriously worth the investment. With proper care, Matilde can last years on end and only keep getting better.

 

We were excited to speak with Joy Cho, the effortlessly chic designer, mommy, and creator of the blog Oh Joy! about her personal pair of Matilde boots (in chestnut leather - in case you were wondering). Read here to learn why she love's her Matildes and some personal care tips for keeping them fresh every season.

 

Above: Joy and her adorable daughter, Ruby play in a park of fallen ginko leaves.

 

The Matilde's are a versatile and beloved boot, that are timeless and chic. Joy, we love seeing you wear you're Matilde's! Can you tell us a little about your pair, how long you've had them and what you love most about them?

 

I've had them for a year and love them still. They're my favorite fall shoes and make every casual outfit look that much more polished. I live in LA where the weather is pretty amazing year-round so I am terrible at wearing close-toed shoes when it gets chillier. These boots are my go-to for that more brisk time of year.

 

How does the Matilde boot suit your lifestyle and how do you typically style them?


They're so comfortable and so easy to wear with jeans. I wear them a ton while hanging out with my daughter because I don't need to be too precious with them yet they offer a better alternative to wearing sneaker on the playground.

 

One of our favorite qualities of the Matilde is that it develops a unique leather patina that sets in beautifully over time. How have your Matilde's developed since you first started wearing them? Can you speak to the process and what makes it special?

 

They've definitely gotten better over time--softer and richer in color. Boots can be pricey, so you want to feel like they're going to last a long time.


The Matilde has a soft leather sole, which molds to the shape of the foot, making break-in easy and supremely comfortable. We (city dwellers) like to re-sole our Matilde's with rubber once the break in process has reached a sweet spot to protect them from the city streets. How do you care for your boots? Do you have any tips or tricks to share?

 

I use a leather cleaner and conditioner maybe three times a year. I also keep them in boot trees to avoid creases the form when they fold over.

 

Above: Ruby and Joy make sure to get their full dose of fall. Joy wears her Matilde flat boots in chestnut leather.

 

See more photos and learn more about Joy here: http://ohjoy.blogs.com

Oh Joy! on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ohjoystudio

Oh Joy! on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ohjoy/

 

This week only, we are excited to offer our readers and fans 25% Off all Matilde boots with code MATILDEJOY at checkout. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity - Shop now! Deal starts 11/25/13 and ends 11/29/13 at 11:59 PM EST.


Published 11/25/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Nicolette Mason and the jules

Category: How We Wear It, Press

Nicolette Mason recently paired our Jules ankle strap wedges with an adorable jaquard midi skirt for a lovely Fall stroll around Brooklyn. Just one way Jules wears perfectly for the chilly season ahead!

 

 

 

 

Shop: Jules ankle strap wedge

 


Published 11/20/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Boots and Jewels! LR x Catbird

Category: How We Wear It, News

We teamed up with the coveted Brooklyn jewelry store and e-boutique, Catbird to show of our favorite layered looks for fall featuring the Loeffler Randall Frankie moto boots and pretty Catbird jewels.

 

Below, Catbird's own PR maven, Correy Law takes us on a sunny stroll through the heart of Williamsburg, giving us a peek at a typical day in her sparkly life. Enjoy!

 

Plus - as a special treat we're offering 15% off* all orders on BOTH websites (www.loefflerrandall.com and www.catbirdnyc.com) today through Sunday: Use code LRXCATBIRD at checkout to redeem. Click to shop!

 

*not valid on international orders from www.catbirdnyc.com, cannot be combined with other promotions and no price adjustments of previous orders | offer ends 11:59PM EST on 10.20.13.

 

Photos by Ryan Slack


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Published 10/17/2013 By Loeffler Randall

LR Studio Series // Jessica Navas

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

For the fourth Loeffler Randall Studio Series we met up with the contagiously bubbly Jessica Navas at the JWT communications HQ for a fun peek at her workspace complete with a tour of the inspirational mementos she keeps close at hand.

 

Watch Jess's video on the LR Instagram @LoefflerRandall #LRWorkingGirls

 

Above: Jess, wearing her LR Reese kitten heel booties.


I'm an obsessive reader, film-watcher and wannabe historian. I'm kind of a digger – when I become interested in a specific point in time or topic, I need to understand everything about that moment. Like I collect Vogues from the 60's and 70's – beyond the killer style, it's so cool to read about the culture at the time. I also can't get enough of the Moth, This American Life, Story Corps. I just think sharing stories is incredibly important.


I love what I do because it's all about this digging process, understanding the why's behind culture, trends and human behavior - and then creating interesting narratives for brands and experiences.


I have a quote that's speaking to me right now: "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." (Kind of heavy, but very inspiring on lots of levels.)


I find Edith Wharton fascinating. Of course her writing, but also the life she led. House of Mirth and Age of Innocence are remarkably modern though they were written 100 years ago. Went through a big Mitford sister obsession too: amazing personalities, incredible wit and confidantes of major political figures. I'm in love with Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Adore the little piece that Maira Kalman did on her. RBG is such a strong woman - brilliant and graceful.


Onto booties! Am over the moon about my Reese's! I love the suede/leather combo which is subtle and beautifully rich. Love their versatility, they add a little zip to my tomboy beat-up jeans, camo pants - but also look super sharp with skirts. They're basically perfect. And so comfy! Walking with a firm and confident step is the key to everything.

 

Above: Stills from our shoot with Jessica at the J. Walter Thompson headquarters. (Isn't she adorable!?)

 

Jessica's Links:

Instagram @jess_monkey

http://www.jwt.com

 

Published 10/2/2013 By Loeffler Randall

LR Studio Series // Kyle Udelson

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

Our third #LRWorkingGirls video was shot in the heart of NYC, at the iconic Time and Life building, where media wiz, Kyle Udelson is an Acct. Director at Complex Media.

 

Watch the videos on the LR Instagram @LoefflerRandall #LRWorkingGirls

 

Above: Stills from our shoot with Kyle.

 

I am a Fashion and Grooming Acount Director at Complex Media. We reach more Millenial guys than any other site online and it's my job to work with major advertisers to create integrated video and editorial campaigns. I'm obsessed with pop-ups, social media and brand collaborations and my job keeps me up to date on everything going on online.


I love that the brands I work with are at the forefront of both fashion and media. From broadcasting runway shows on Vine to live-streaming shows on the side of media, the companies I work with are changing both landscapes.


I love that my Loeffler Randall Work Tote has a very on-trend shape but doesn't look like every other bag out there. It's also amazing that I can stuff it with all my junk and schlep to work on the subway but its polished and chic enough to take out to dinner with clients after work. I prefer bags at least 3/4 the size of my body that can hold a laptop, two cell phones and two pairs of shoes at any given time.

 

Kyle's Links:

Instagram @kyleudelson

www.complexmediainc.com

 

Published 9/30/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Sincerely Jules and the Duffel Bag

Category: How We Wear It

Jules Sarinana of Sincerely Jules pairs a fun and colorful vintage jacket with the LR Duffel Bag in nude for a day around town in her hometown of sunny Los Angeles. Jules says she "loves the nude and black!" and so do we.

 

SHOP: The Loeffler Randall Duffel Bag

 

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Published 9/30/2013 By Loeffler Randall

lr studio series // amy woodside

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

For the second installation of our Loeffler Randall Studio Series we had the pleasure of meeting with Amy Woodside AKA artist, writer, surfer and all around babe. Originally a Kiwi, Amy made the move from New Zealand to NYC about four years ago. She and her talented artist husband, Jason Woodside, live and work together in their shared studio in the LES.

 

Watch the videos on the LR Instagram @LoefflerRandall #LRWorkingGirls

 

Click to see Amy in her home studio via Instagram video.

Above: A still from our incredibly fun shoot with Amy.

 

All of my work is language based, so reading plays a huge part in what I do. Listening also - I'm most interested in what I overhear by accident, the conversation people have on the street...I always have one ear open. If I'm ever at a creative halt, I go for a walk and try to absorb all the weirdness that goes on outside. It usually helps.


What I love most about my work is that I can make it up as I go along. My personal motto is "Toughen Up".


I spend so much time in rugged, paint covered studio gear that it's nice to get fancy sometimes (but not too fancy). My black sueded lock clutch with gold studs has a bunch of little compartments for all my bits & pieces (or 'safe places' for me to lose things in). Practicality is really important to me so the Loeffler Randall Gaia platform bootie is perfect - they're super comfortable but are still pretty sexy. Good combo.

 

P.S. That little map you saw in the video? Jason gave that to Amy the first time they met. It was a map to his house. She framed it for their first wedding anniversary.

 

 

Above: Flyer for Amy's newest group show featuring her recent work at Human NYC in Greenpoint, BK.

 

Amy's Links:

www.amywoodside.com

Instagram: @ameohmy

www.human-nyc.com

 

Published 9/26/2013 By Loeffler Randall