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Jessie's Resort 2015 Inspiration

Category: Inspiration, News

 

Resort ‘15 was inspired by a painting class I took and the beautiful, raw, bleedy inkblots left when we blotted out our paintbrushes. This led to the creation of an abstract, inky interpretation of a floral print in vibrant hues of blues and oranges. This “ink floral” became the cornerstone of the collection and is used on printed leather in shoes and handbags. I loved the idea of brush strokes and hand work, 70’s crafts and natural organic elements juxtaposed against the modern, sporty silhouettes of the collection. For example, the glazed interior of an otherwise unglazed piece of pottery inspired a veg tanned vachetta tote with a more slick, printed interior and ballet flats with print only on the lining."


Sporty new shapes in footwear include a runner in rich raw material mixes and a luxe take on a shower slide. There
is a tomboy vibe to this collection with a focus on elevated sporty classic staples done up in rich raw materials and with modern styling. Circle perforation - like the kind found on basketball shorts - is a key idea across the line from bucket bags to mules. This intersection of sport details and raw materials with earthy, artisanal raw materials and handwork evoke a modernity that nods to the past.

 

- xxJessie

Jessie Randall | Creative Director

 

Published 10/29/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Resort '15 Sneak Peek with DesignComb.com

Category: Inspiration, LR Loves, News

We're excited to share this special sneak peek of our upcoming Resort 2015 collection by Sara Combs of Designcomb.com. If you haven't visited Sara's self described "blog as a playground", do yourself a favor and check it out. Sarah is a interactive graphic, web designer and co-founder of Hexagon studio. She spends her time between the East and West coast and is obsessed with everything citrus. We love her eye for trending art, design and lifestyle aesthetics, and we think you will too. 


Make sure to check back with us at the end of the week to shop the new Loeffler Randall Resort 2015 collection, including styles featured below.


"The Loeffler Randall Resort collection brings back memories of art school - paint blots on paper towels, material exploration, texture, and contrast. Maybe a semester consisting of a painting class, pottery, industrial design, and weaving or fibers. It sounds like a dreamy semester... and as it turns out, this combo also makes for a dreamy collection." 

 

Read the full post at Designcomb.com

Extra credit: visit @saracombs on Instagram.

 

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Published 10/27/2014 By Loeffler Randall

15 Questions With Madelynn Furlong

Category: Inspiration, LR Loves, News

 

Photo by Emma Jane Kepley for Loeffler Randall

 

LR ASKS / 15 QUESTIONS

 

Visiting NYC is like coming home.


And the LR Mercer Boot is let's see... perfect. I wear them more often than I would like to admit!


My style muse is currently, Lykki Li. She has some amazing style, but more importantly is an artist that I deeply respect.


I always picture myslef in black.


Beauty is natural.


My favorite lipstick color is currently nude.


Something I always keep in my bag is sandalwood essential oil (it's suppose to be a Leo's lucky scent).


The place I'm happiest is with my close friends.


I can't live without art.


I despise gossip.


I feel most creative when it's late at night, with music blasting and a bit of melancholy in my heart.


In my past life I was for sure a preforming Jazz singer.


On repeat in my life soundtrack is I Feel It All by Feist.


Published 10/6/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Inspiration Pre-fall 2014

Category: Inspiration, News

 

Published 6/2/2014 By Loeffler Randall

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

Jessies Inspiration - Spring 2014

Category: Inspiration, News

 

Spring 14 Inspiration:


The Loeffler Randall Spring 2014 collection was inspired by the Italian Amalfi coast, specifically the island of Capri and all that it evokes: sunshine, chic living and a modern 60s vibe. The collection contains nods to the many fishermen’s nets that line the shores of the island, which are reinterpreted into perforated leather on key new shoe and handbag styles, the Ione open-toe booties and Shopper Tote. Motifs of Italian lemon trees appear on flats, pumps and handbags in soft silk linen fabric with exclusive handpainted prints by textile artist Helen Dealtry. Nautical stripes in woven raffia adorn handbags like the Industry drawstring bucket bag and comfortable spanish espadrilles, while touches of hand stitch detail are presented on the essential Kyle ballet flat and Ceci sandal, a sultry new stiletto. This is a collection that a modern Mr. Ripley might thoroughly enjoy.

 

Color play:

 

Playful citrus prints, a recurring theme throughout the SS14 collection were brought to life by the talented hand of textile artist, Helen Dealtry. Classic LR shapes like the Mini Rider handbag and Tamsin pumps are bathed in refreshing shades of mint green, rich papaya and deep-sea blues set against stark white and neutral patterns bringing to mind notions of pebbled beaches that adorn the Mediterranean Sea. A new take on the classic fisherman sandal in rich vachetta leather captures the artisanal spirit of Capri.

 

New Spring Heart LR:


The Heart LR offering is casual collection of styles with affordable price points that also capture the elevated, special feel that represents the Loeffler Randall main collection. This season is all about fun and beachy standout styles with clean lines, pops of color and textured leathers. The Sarie, Skye and Starla plank sandals, best sellers from last year are re-offered in classic and new colors, and the Winona slide sandal is an easy go-to for summer with its minimal shape and layered lines.

 

Published 2/12/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Inspiration - Resort 2014

Category: Inspiration, News

 

Resort 2014 Inspiration

 

The Loeffler Randall Resort 2014 collection was inspired by Miami and everything the city evokes - Art Deco building facades and signage, the city’s bright yet sun-faded color palette and sense of innate excitement and celebration. Colors are taken from natural elements like palm leaves and flamingos as well the urban waterfront skyline composed cool mint tones, black + white combinations and mirrored metallic. Curves and graphic elements of Art Deco architecture and the natural waves of the ocean are seen mimicked in scallop details throughout the collection. Raw materials are also incorporated in woven straw and raffia to capture a casual, fun beach vibe.

 

Jessie's starting point for the collection:

 

"I started this collection thinking about Miami - the colors, the architecture, the vibe. My family tends to travel to Miami about two or three times a year. It's the perfect getaway and it just evokes the resort season for me. The waves of this beach city are evident in our wave Milla scallop flat and Tilda scallop pump. I was looking at iconic pictures of flamingos and thinking of the pink and green vibe of the city. Black and white is also a focal point this season, I love how graphic elements contrast nicely with fluid motifs seen on the new flats and pumps."

 

Jessie's favorite styles:

 

"I love the idea of being able to slip into a bootie without even having to undo a zipper, that's why I'm into the new Fitz chelsea booties right now. And, of course the Milla scallop flat - it's such a signature LR shoe - cool and feminine at the same time. The Henry stacked heel sandals are so simple and chic - exactly my kind of style. I'm excited to get a little break from the city and be out by the ocean wearing these out to a nice dinner and spending time with all my boys."

 

"My favorite handbag is the new Junior Work Tote, it's such a great size and shape - plus, easy to wear and get things in and out of. Its a very versatile style and I love the idea of a little tote with a cross body strap, I will live in mine. For travel this season, our Lock Clutch is key. It can litterally be worn anywhere and it dresses up or down so easily, plus, cheetah print adds a bit of fun to any outfit."

 

Published 11/5/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Inspiration - Pre-fall 2013

Category: Inspiration

 

Pre-Fall 2013 Inspiration

 

The Pre-fall 13 collection was inspired by the trailblazing style of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo's androgynous personal style is expressed with masculine/feminine collars distinctively placed around the ankles of new silhouettes, the Nahla booties and the Pippa flats. The collection also references elements of southwestern cultural heritage, such as rick-rac detailing on traditional dresses that are retranslated on the straps of the Damaris platform sandal and Reina kitten heels. Bold black and white combinations are modernized with pattern-play on tooled leather, hair calf and luxurious snakeskin. New handbag shapes, the Circle bag and Duffle bag are introduced, adding playful proportions to smaller handbag selection. The Lock clutch and Tamsin classic pumps get a painterly treatment of jade and black brushstrokes that evoke the artist's hand. Pre-fall is informed by experimentalism, an earthen aesthetic and the kindred application of decorative touches.

 

The vivid color palette of Pre-Fall is as if liffted from the surface of Khalo's paintings of rich natural landscapes and bold fauna. Jessie explains:

 

Jade green: is the color of the season, can't get enough of it! In my southwest daydream I'm surrounded by cacti.

Camel brown: has a vintage feel and goes with everything.

Cornflower blue: reminds me of denim.

Rose gold: is my favorite metallic color right now.

 

Jessie's favorite Pre-fall booties:

I love the Fenton bootie with the big metallic buckles. They are kind of tough and chic at the same time. I'm going to wear mine to death. I also like the Franca cut-out bootie which is great for the transitional season because they are more opened up. Pre-fall is the perfect season for booties because I wear booties all year round. They are perfect with shorts and little summer dresses but they also work right into Fall. This is the kind of style where you get a lot of bang for your buck.

 

Published 5/30/2013 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Inspiration - Spring 2013

Category: Inspiration

Spring 13 Inspiration:

Inspired by the cult classic film Edward Scissorhands and the concept of "suburban perfection," the Loeffler Randall spring collection comes alive in graphic black and white mixed with bright hues, feminine details and romantic motifs. New silhouttes like the Amelie wedge and the Alana mignon wedge incorporate sculptural swirls in an homage to Edward's gardens and styles like the Heddie sandal and Evie stacked heel sandal feature straps and buckles that reference Edward himself. Optimistic glimmers of metallic symbolize ideals of status and perfection. Bold prints by collaborator Tucker by Gaby Basora on silk/linen fabric adorn the new Dahlia platform, Tamsin pump, Odile sneakers, Lock clutch and Mini Rider. Spring styles communicate a playful contrast in material and an exuberant shattering of conformity.

 

"I wanted a floral print (by Tucker) to signify the "perfection" of the suberbs in the movie. For example, how everyone uses their lawns to communicate and keep up with appearances with the outer world. Edward's pruned trees become a status symbol for the women. The bright, overly cheery colors of the suburban houses in the film became a basis for our palette. Edward's hard-edged frankenstein straps and buckles were juxtaposed against the feminine prints, colors and details."

 

Jessie's favorite spring shoes:

"I love mixing feminine and masculine pieces. The Heddie sandal is going to be my main staple for spring. There's a good mix of dressy and casual going on in the collection. I never want to look too dressed up. The new addition of the kitten heel (the Roxy sandal and the Robin sandal) are perfect for summer weddings coming up. The Dahlia platform is a "wow" shoe that I'll wear with silk pants for the day. The silk/linen printed fabric by Tucker means it's a wear anywhere kind of shoe."

 

Jessie on spring's newest handbags:

"Softening the Rider bag is something I was excited to do. It's the more relaxed sister to the hard Rider bag. I love them both! The new Lock wallet came about because I have those occasions where I want to just run out with a credit card and phone. Thus the wallet on a string was born."

 

Published 1/30/2013 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