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."