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Q&A With Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

Category: LR Loves, News

Anna Bond is the co-owner and Creative Director of Rifle Paper Co. The company, based in Winter Park, Florida was born from a belief that life’s personal stories and moments are best told through the gift of a handwritten card or notes. Proudly printed in the USA and assembled by hand in their Florida studio, Rifle’s product offering, from their signature greeting cards to iPhone cases is carefully curated, all reflecting of Anna’s unique hand-drawn aesthetic.

 

We've been a fan of Anna and Rifle since we first discovered her cards in 2009 (and are currently drooling over their new wallpapers). Always inspired by fellow creative female entrepreneurs like Anna, we're thrilled to feature her current inspirations and her favorite personal pieces from the Loeffler Randall Fall 2014 collection here in this profile. Enjoy!

 

Photos courtesy of Anna Bond or taken from @annariflebond on Instagram

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On first discovering and wearing LR: I probably first came across Loeffler Randall when I saw these awesome Rain Booties and immediately fell in love. My Ione booties and Mini Agenda bag are both unique but feel timeless, are great quality, and can go with so many things in my closet. The bag really goes with anything, which I love. The boots are perfect with jeans or a skirt. They’re also great for Florida Fall/Winter where it never gets too cold but I feel the need to wear boots.

 

Currently inspired by: Keri Russell

 

Fall has me excited about: Wearing jackets and spending time outside. It's been unbearably hot in Florida all summer...

 

A perfect weekend for me is: Going out to brunch, errands, drinks with friends, and a bit of work in the quiet studio.

 

Whenever I travel, I always bring back: Something locally made. I just went to Belize and brought back this amazing woven bag.

 

Currently listening to: Hozier

 

Thanks, Anna! xx

 

Published 10/20/2014 By Loeffler Randall

LR Loves: Wide Eyed Legless

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves, News

We met stylist, designer and blogger behind Wide Eyed Legless, Madelynn Hackwith Furlong, while she was in town for NYFW and immediately fell in love. We especially admire her less-is-more aesthetic that translates seamlessly from her wardrobe to her Nordic-inspired Midwest home. We were lucky enough to spend some time exploring Soho on a particularly perfect fall day collaborating with Madelynn and the talented photographer, Emma Kepley.

We tasked Madelynn to style a personal look with her favorite pieces from the Loeffler Randall Fall 2014 collection and love how Emma captured the essence of the day with these beautiful photos. We hope you enjoy!

 

Madelynn wears the Mercer block heel boot and convertible Lock Backpack.

 

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Photography by Emma Jane Kepley for Loeffler Randall

 

Follow Wide Eyed Leggless:

www.wideeyedlegless.com

Instagram @wideeyedlegless

 

Follow Emma Jane Kepley:

ejk.squarespace.com

Instagram @emmajanekepley


Published 10/7/2014 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 Home in Lucky Magazine

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves, News

We're very pleased to share Jessie's recent profile in Lucky Magazine by Jayna Maleri:

 

Comfort Zone: How Loeffler Randall Designer Jessie Randall Finds An Escape From The Busy City


Jessie Randall’s Park Slope brownstone is less than five miles from downtown Manhattan. It’s a fact that bears mentioning, since stepping inside her home gives the distinct impression of having left the city far, far behind. “My life is really busy, so it was important to me that my house felt calm,” she explains. “I wanted it to be a place for my family where we can all just unwind.”

 

Above is an excerpt. For the full editorial pick a copy of Lucky September 2014, now in print or visit Luckymag.com.


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Photography by Christopher Sturman

Fashion by Christopher Niquet

 

SHOPPING CREDITS

 

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1. Jessie wears the Paz two-stap sandal in gold/zebra. Woven hanging by Cold Picnic.

2. Light chandelier sculpture by Bec Brittain.

3. Childrens' clothes, their own.

4. Peonies in a pitcher by Cassie Griffin.

5. Jessie wears the Reeve lace-up booties in python printed haircalf.

 

Published 9/8/2014 By Loeffler Randall

The Walker Clutch / Otte NYC

Category: LR Loves, News, Store Profiles

Fall inspiration: oversized outerwear, masculine details and the Walker Clutch. This sleek convertible shape works perfectly over the shoulder of larger coat silhouettes or in-hand with strap removed for a minimal evening look.

 

Editorial images courtesy of Otte NYC.

 

Photographer: John Burke

Stylist: Lucy Armstrong

Hair/MUA: Liz Olivier

Model: Lena (One Mngmt)

 

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Shop: The Walker Handbag Collection


Published 9/8/2014 By Loeffler Randall

LR LOVES: Amber Interiors

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

No surprise here, we certainly have an eye for a great mixing of textiles and patterns. Case in point, Amber Lewis - if you haven't already checked out her blog Amber Interiors, do yourself a major favor and bookmark it now because your about to become addicted. We love Amber for her unique and unexpected design aesthetic and also because she's a hugely inspiring self-starter mama. Amber’s California based interior design company began in 2010 along with her blog and now boasts it’s own label of bold patterned textile goods and exciting new plans to open her first retail space this year.

 

Amber’s design philosophy is most importantly, “chic, should be comfortable, inviting and cool.” No wonder, we thought it a natural fit that Amber chose our casual yet cool Irini slip-on sneaker to compliment her killer style.

 

We invited Amber to show us two different takes on outfits built around them and what resulted was nothing short of brilliant. Enjoy!

 

 

Follow Amber Interiors:

AmberInteriorDesign.com

Instagram @amberinteriors

Pinterest Amber Interiors

Twitter @AmberInteriors

 

Published 7/30/2014 By Loeffler Randall

LR LOVES Stone Fox Bride

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves, News

It's the summer wedding season and we're totally spreading the love. Whether you are the bride to be or a guest for an upcoming wedding, finding the perfect ensemble that suits your unique personal style and works for the destination can be tricky. That's why we asked Molly Guy, creative director and co-founder of Stone Fox Bride to give us some advice on how to be prepared for the occasion while still keeping it cool and authentic.

 

Join us for a tour of the swoon-worthy NYC studio to find out more about Molly's summer style vibe, then get seriously inspired by these romantic looks we put together using her gorgeous dresses along with Loeffler Randall accessories.

 


Click To Shop LR Weddings and Parties

 

More Stone Fox Bride:

StoneFoxBride.com

SFB Instagram

 

Photos by Ryan Slack

 

Published 7/15/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Mother's Day Wishlist

Category: LR Loves

 

Jessie's Shopping Wishlist Links:


Eric Trine : erictrine.com

Carven :  carven-parfums.com

Cold Picnic : coldpicnic.com

Jess Brown : jessbrowndesign.com

Aire Ancient Baths : ancientbathsny.com

Everlane : everlane.com

Karen Walker : karenwalker.com

 

Published 5/8/2014 By Loeffler Randall

Jessie's Packing Picks

Category: How We Wear It, LR Loves

For her recent spring getaway to Miami, Jessie packed a perfect selection of transitional LR styles for playing with the kids to lounging by the pool. Below she shares a few pairings of what went into her bag before the trip. To see more of Jessie's looks, follow Loeffler Randall on Instagram #xxjessie.

 

Above: Rooney fisherman sandal

 

Above: Sarie strappy sandal and Industry Bag

 

Clockwise from right: Ione open-toe bootie, Alfie espadrille sneaker, Winona slide sandal, Rooney fisherman sandal, Sarie strappy sandal.


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