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Spotted: Eva chen in the LR Rain booties

Category: How We Wear It, Press

 

 

 

Our favorite LR rain slip-ons were spotted on Eva Chen during a snowy fashion week by the Sartorialist. 

 

 

Published 2/24/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Shop Talk / LR x OTTE / Rose

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

For the second installation of our LR X OTTE feature we met with Rose, the PR and Marketing Coordinator for OTTE NYC boutique. Below Rose explains a bit about her role at OTTE and illustrates how to add life and color to a winter wardrobe. 

 

Featured on Rose, the Mini Rider in white snakeskin.

 

I am originally from Des Moines and i moved to NYC in 2011. I wound up in the fashion industry a bit by accident, but I love it! As the PR and Marketing Coordinator for Otte I handle everything from social media to Otte events and promotions to tracking our growth goals and figuring out how we can reach them. I love that there is always a challenge in my job--and I especially enjoy seeing everything come together for a project or promotion we're working on! It also doesn't hurt to be surrounded by great clothes and great style every day, either; I love the designers we carry at Otte. Some of my favorites are WWAKE, MSGM, Iro, Sea and Nicholas.


My personal style mantra is to wear whatever you are most comfortable in--and to not be afraid of bringing a little personality in with a bit of color or some accessories. I also really like winter whites. I think that they can be incredibly classy when done right. Structured, sleek pieces are key, though--anything too loose or flowy can start to look a little too bohemian. When it comes to mixing in textures and snakeskin pieces into your ensemble I think the key is not to over-do it. When I'm working with a textured or statement piece, I like to plan the rest of my look around it--complementing textures or patterns mixed with simple basics brings the right amount of balance.

 

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Winter is the most depressing style time for me; I often end up wearing the same 5-10 sweaters on repeat, but I hate forgoing style for warmth if I can help it. I try to mix knits with summery fabrics as much as possible, like layering a chunky knit over a silk dress (which I did with our Otte Ellen dress and an Isabel Marant sweater). To avoid looking like a snowman during the coldest months, I opt for a skinny jean or pant with a heeled boot to balance out thick fabrics and bulky coats.


The LR Resort '14 collection is perfect for my summertime blues. I paired the Zip Wallet in white snakeskin and the Felix stacked heel bootie in milk lizard with distressed white jeans, a navy top and a Sessun jacket. I love the mix of patterns with the wallet, jacket and boots--they complement each other perfectly while the solid navy top and white jeans bring balance to the whole look. The Zip Wallet is actually perfect for a weekend or night out when I don't want to carry that much around, my phone slips easily in the inside pocket. The contrasting snakeskin and colors make it too pretty to hide in a bag! For my other look I wore the Mini Rider in white snakeskin and the Henry stacked heel sandal and mixed them with one of my favorite Otte NYC pieces, our silk Ellen dress in marine. Layering this look was the key since it's still pretty chilly in NYC, so I pulled on a loose-fitting chunky knit sweater. The Mini Rider is one of my favorite LR bags! I love the cross-body style because it's great to have your hands free when you're running around NYC.


One of the reasons I am so attracted to Loeffler Randall as a brand is that the pieces are wearable, playful and fun/ I like feeling put together everyday--I was definitely not the girl in sweatpants in college--but I also like to be comfortable. LR is easy to wear and incorporate into my daily style while bringing some personality in with unique patterns and textures.


I can't wait to carry all my new LR Resort '14 pieces into the spring. I am looking forward to reducing the number of layers I have to wear each day! But, really, I'm looking forward to warmer weather and getting back outside on evenings and weekends. There's so much to do in NYC and I love spending my downtime exploring and enjoying!


 

Shop Otte NYC: Otteny.com

Follow Otte NYC: Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , Twitter

 

Photos by Ryan Slack

 

Published 2/5/2014 By Loeffler Randall

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