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!?)