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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

Travel Reads with Joanna Hershon

Category: LR Loves

We spent an afternoon with our friend, the Brooklyn-based author and escapist Joanna Hershon to find out what she's up to, learn about her new novel A Dual Inheritance, and get the story on her all time favorite books to read while travelling. Whether you're about to go on holiday (or just armchair traveling) this winter, we hope you will find some transportive inspiration from Joanna's story.

 

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Smart, creative and effortlessly chic - you're a perfect picture of what we like to refer to as an "LR Girl". How did you discover Loeffler Randall and what is it that connects you to the brand?


Why thank you so much-- you've definitely made my day. I'm not sure how I originally discovered Loeffler Randall, but when I did, several years ago, it became my instant favorite. The look is unique; it's such a distinct combination of vintage and utterly modern. There's something romantic and literary about the look, too. It appeals to my sense of fantasy.

 

Tell us about yourself and how you got your start as a writer?


I've always written since I was a kid-- stories, poetry, plays, journal-writing. Joan Didion famously said, "I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking," and "Keepers of private notebooks are... afflicted at birth with some presentiment of loss." I read these lines as a teenager and felt such recognition. When I was in my early twenties, I wrote a play that was produced off-Broadway. My friend had just become a junior agent at a literary agency. She asked me that if I ever wrote a novel that I show it to her first. Three years later (in 1999) I handed her my just-completed novel (which was my thesis for the MFA program at Columbia University). She took me on as one of her first clients and sold my book soon after. It was an exciting time. She's still one of my best friends and she's still my agent. As for right now, I do have an idea for a new book, but I'm still in the percolating stage...


Fill us in about your new novel A Dual Inheritance - how did the idea for the book come about?

 

This book is in some ways my own crackpot anthology project and it has taken me into various worlds, leading me to have many conversations with some pretty extraordinary people. There's a strong theme of tribalism at work, and what it means to stay in one's tribe or leave it. There were several seeds to this story, and I'm not even sure which came first or when I knew what, but I've always been interested in male friendship--specifically my father's friendship with his best friend from college. The book is in no way about my father and his friend, but that interest in their friendship started something as did the time period in which they went to Harvard. Also, I've been focused on the passage of time, and-- for this book specifically-- how people can be revealed so uniquely through their children.

 

We're obsessed with the cover art (and the sweet shout from Jen Egan) - is there a story behind it, do tell!?

 

I love the cover too. I also am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Egan, so I was beyond honored that she offered this blurb. Regarding the cover, the art department at Ballantine had sent me several cover ideas but I didn't think any of them suited the book. They allowed me to give some input, and they created some that-- I was thrilled to see--really captured the novel. Like what I said about Loeffler Randall, I wanted the cover to have a real blend of a vintage and modern style, as the book starts in 1962 and ends after Obama is elected, so there's a scope that's important to project. When I had the opportunity to meet the designer she showed me the photograph where she found the trio that graces the cover. It was a nondescript photo taken in Germany in the early 1960's-- nothing special in the composition. But she zeroed in on this detail and created such a perfect tableau. Then-- and I love this-- she scrawled the title and my name in magic marker. That sensuality really comes across, and I'm so grateful to this designer.

We heard you have a magical winter travel tradition of escaping to the coast of Mexico...


When I met my husband Derek Buckner (seventeen years ago) he was living in Baja, painting. We met at a wedding in New Hampshire but I ended up going down to Baja to visit for a couple of make-or-break weeks and by the end of the trip, I was head over heels for not only him but also the place, which was such a different kind of landscape than anything I'd previously known. It's an unusual mix of desert, mountain, jungle and beach. We've always spent a couple of months there each year and this will be the fifth year our kids will go to school there.


What are your favorite travel reads and why do you recommend them?

 

  • Alice Munro - Selected Stories: Reading her work feels weirdly nourishing. It's so pure and unpredictable and I have no idea how she does what she does. That she won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature will hopefully expose more readers to her work and to short stories in general.
  • Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina: My favorite novel. I read it on my honeymoon in 1999, and-- among many many other reactions-- I couldn't get over how Tolstoy described the wedding of Lenin and Kitty, how fresh and true it felt.
  • Hilary Reyl - Lessons in French: Such a delightful sophisticated coming of age story. Funny, smart and tender. Highly recommend for a trip to Paris.
  • Jennifer Egan - A Visit from the Goon Squad: A modern masterpiece. Gripping, original and lush, Jennifer Egan always surprises and inspires me, and this Pulitzer Prize winner is spell-binding.

 

We know you are loving the new Tilda scallop pumps in white snakeskin from our Resort '14 collection, and they look awesome on you, we must admit! Can you describe your personal style and how/where you will be wearing Tilda this season into the next?

 

Well I'd like to say my personal style is very Loeffler Randall-- an effortlessly chic blend of vintage and modern, always a bit grounded in another era. HOWEVER-- I fear that much of my day you'll find me trying to create passable looks with my exercise clothes, which ends up involving leg warmers and being a little bit Flashdance, a little bit Brooklyn Writer-Mom. I do plan on wearing the Tilda Pumps with jeans and a delicate white top and leather jacket, or with a black pencil skirt in my closet that I tend to think about more than I actually wear. The Tilda's might embolden me to bust it out more often. I'm always happy when I do.

 

Besides a great read, what's one thing you always bring with you when traveling?


Tinted moisturizer with SPF (latest purchase: Bobbi Brown's BB cream) and a cute dress (I realize that's two things but it also answers the bonus question of whether I'm an under or over packer).

 

Find out more about Joanna here: www.joannahershon.com

 

Photos by Ryan Slack www.rslack.com

 

Published 12/13/2013 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

Q&A With Correy Law of Catbird

Category: LR Loves, News

For this special LR feature we teamed up with our favorite ladies (self titled "birdettes") at the coveted Brooklyn jewelry store, Catbird (home to some of the most amazing ring stacks!) to show you how we are layering boots and jewels this fall. We met up with Correy Law, PR director at Catbird and ring stacking extraordinaire, for a stroll around Williamsburg and a special tour of the Catbird store and offices. Correy showed us how she pairs her Frankie Moto Boots with different outfits throughout the day and talked us through her typical day and current goings-on at Catbird.

 

Above: Correy in the Catbird shop.

 

Tell us a little about yourself and your position at Catbird?

 

I am very much a midwestern girl. I moved to New York two years ago from Chicago and I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan. I am in the in-house PR manager at Catbird - I am responsible for all public communication and press surrounding our brand and I manage each of the brands social media platforms. I love that no two days are the same within my role and that I get the opportunity to work directly with incredible editors, stylists, tastemakers, and celebrities to pull key items needed for photo shoots as well as appearances. A large part of my job is to work closely with our team to portray our shop and brand as a whole in a unique digital way and to, most importantly, give our customers a chance to quickly interact with us on an intimate level.


The Catbird storefront is so amazing - we just love everything about it and all the products you carry! What do you think makes it such a special environment?

 

The Catbird shop is unlike any I've ever stepped into, and I'm not only saying that because I am a part of the brand - I've had a crush on the magic happening here before I ever moved to New York. The personal touch that is put into every detail of our brand is especially apparent at our jewelry box sized Brooklyn store. The enchanting environment is all thanks to our phenomenal team - Rony, owner, and Leigh, buyer & general manager, hand select each item that we carry. They range from unique pieces of jewelry made by independent and local designers, beauty products, paper products and baby gifts to all of our absurdly adorable trinkets.

 

Not everyone gets to go behind the scenes of Catbird, but those who do are very lucky. The Catbird office is incredible! What are some of your favorite parts about your workspace?


Our offices are on the southside of Williamsburg, right along the Williamsburg bridge - we have these incredible pale pink blinds, and when the sun hits them just so, our offices are drenched in the dreamiest glow. Our e-commerce, customer service and creative teams are in one office, and our jewelry studio (where all the magic happens) is right next door! So there is always vibrant energy circulating around. Rony had a giant moodboard built for us where we pull images for inspiration as well as little notes from our customers and friends! On any given day Rony and Leigh will have meetings with designers to see new jewelry lines, and stylists and wholesale clients occasionally pop in to say hello, as well!

 

 

Above: A curated assortment of Correy's beautiful Catbird ring collection.

 

We are kind of obsessed with your jewelry collection, what are some of your favorite pieces?


I've taken after my grandmother in my jewelry wearing - whatever I have, I wear and I wear it all the time. This really lends itself well to the Catbird stacking aesthetic as I can keep piling pieces on top of one another. I wear almost all of the Catbird classic stacking rings. My hands are a mix of Threadbares, Twisted Stackers and Classic Hammered Rings. I mix in pieces from our other designers as well, including Yayoi Forest, Satomi Kawakita, Odette and Blanca Monros Gomez to add interesting textures and shapes. A favorite of mine is the Klaia Triangle Ring. Two of my most special pieces were gifted to me by Robin of Bittersweets NY. I wear her Pinky Club Ring and Teensy Evil Eye Ring stacked on my pinky, both have messages stamped onto them. Oh, and I never take my Chained to My Heart earrings off!


Above: Correy taking the Frankies on a stroll in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

We adore the Frankie Moto Boot on you, how do you style them?

 

The Frankie's are the perfect moto boot in my opinion! They aren't too intimidating in their motorcycle-ness, they're slender enough to tuck your skinnies into or have your boyfriend jeans rolled just above, and the stacked heel doesn't hurt their overall versatile look! I love the Frankie for a more casual day, I pair them with some distressed skinnies, a chambray shirt and an oversized sweater if things get chilly. BUT, the Frankie can definitely be dressed up or down, you can wear them with pants, skirts or even a mid-length dress! They are the perfect all-day bootie to get me from my neighborhood of Clinton Hill to Williamsburg, and all of the running around in between. Needless to say, I could wear these ladies every day from fall through winter!

 

Photos by Ryan Slack

 

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