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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

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

Pack your bag with Laurel Pantin

Category: LR Loves

This season we're excited to focus on travel tips from some of our favorite influencers and friends. We had the awesome opportunity to sit with Lucky Magazine's newly minted market editor and Texan style-savvy darling, Laurel Pantin to hear about her favorites from the new LR Resort 14 collection, see how she styles them and get a look into what she's packing for a sun-filled road trip.

 

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Above, Laurel pairs her LR Resort '14 Ella stacked heel booties with her personal favorites.

You recently started your new job at Lucky Mag, congrats! Was there something you loved about Lucky's message before you started, and how has your view evolved since you've been there?


I love that Lucky's focus is on the way real women dress. I've always loved the personal style/practical-dressing angle, but since I've started (really since Eva Chen took the helm) every page looks SO beautiful and surprising! I love that we're able to show usable, practical tips for modern dressing.

 

As Market Editor, your job is to choose what goes on to the pages of Lucky Magazine - basically, every girl here's dream job! Tell us a bit about your creative process, what typically draws you towards a specific item?


I like things that are well made, functional, and beautiful. It's the mix of all three that makes something a hit in my book!


 

We know you are a self-proclaimed tomboy and love to mix masculine pieces into your wardrobe. How do those pieces find their way into your vacation packing list?


Flats and cutoff shorts are a staple, as are jumpsuits, which are easy to pack and a foolproof outfit. I like to bring things that I'll be able to wear no matter what I'm doing. I tend to over pack mesh shorts and sneakers more than dresses or heels.

 

What are you loving from the Loeffler Randall Resort '14 collection? How are you planning on wearing them?


I love the Sawyer D'Orsay raffia sandals and raffia Lock clutch and I'll definitely wear them together, always! They're so cute! I think they'll look great with my favorite slouchy cutoffs and a loose knit cream sweater.

 

Do you have any fun travel plans this winter?


I'm going on a road trip to Marfa and Santa Fe, which I'm super excited about!

 

What are your packing necessities, besides your new Heart LR sandals and Lock Clutch?


I'm definitely going to bring my Levi's "mom jeans", which will look awesome with the sandals.

 

Follow Laurel on Instagram for more inspiration: instagram.com/lapantin

 

Photos by Ryan Slack

Published 1/13/2014 By Loeffler Randall