Loeffler Randall


I was recently out in Brooklyn visiting with a girlfriend who works in fashion PR. These girls always know what’s cool and true to form she walked in the door and I obsessed over her shoes and bag. “Where are they from?” I asked, “Loeffler Randall“. Of course they are.

It seems almost every time I love a New York girlfriend’s shoes they are Loeffler Randall. I myself am a fan girl… I’ve worn them to the beach, at southern mansion cocktail parties, and over coffee in L.A. They are easy and cool. Quality and comfortable. Or, as the founder and designer Jessie Randall puts it, “understated, elegant, effortless.” I stopped by their Soho studio to see what’s new this summer, what I will be lusting after like those red strappy heels above… UGH sooo good. And to talk with the beautiful designer herself only to realize, the products are good because the soul of the designer is too…

10 Questions with LOEFFLER RANDALL‘s President and Creative Director Jessie Randall 


If you could give advise to yourself 10 years ago when you started Loeffler Randall, what would it be?

JR: Hire a merchandiser. Stop being so hard on yourself!

Above, Jessie wears Arbella Platform Sandal with Drawstring Tote in her Soho office. 


Where do you find inspiration? 

JRI find it everywhere – especially in craft techniques and doing crafts myself, art, furniture and I love love love ceramics. 

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What one famous person has worn your shoe where you had a holy-cow moment? 

JRRoz Chast

Above, Drawstring Tote & Flap Bucket bag // Below, Bo Tassel Wrap sandal

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MICAM, Milan, ItalyWhen I think of Milan I think of luxury leather goods. I knew visiting this fashion capital to attend the MICAM International Trade Show for shoes would be a learning experience thick in Italian culture. Much like the trade shows in the United States you wander from isle to isle to an endless stream of ideas, inspiration and innovation. It’s here where Italy’s top accessory designers showcase not only craftsmanship but how they are bringing new technologies into our footwear and will shape the way we walk, manufacture and desire shoes. It’s also here where buyers from major department stores to small boutiques come to see the shoes and place the orders that will arrive in store six months from now.

It’s an endless steam of beauty covering every design you could ever imagine.  Broken up into five adult categories: luxury such as Alberto Gozzi, urban like Franceschetti, contemporary such as Apepazza,  cosmopolitan like designer Andra Morelli, and international with brands like United Nude.

It’s impossible to imagine how these buyers ever narrow down the choices from the vast options of brands showing. Of course as I roamed the pavilions I started noticing trends in shoes. What it looks like to me is a future of highly designed fashion sneakers and an updated playful version of the Birkenstock. Neither of which are my style personally, but below are a few shoe moments from MICAM where I wish I could have bought the shoes right then and now from these new Italian designers welcomed into my world.

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Mad, Magical, Mystical Wonderland

The Mad Hatter: Have I gone Mad?
Alice: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

Our heroine steps into a magical place, frozen in time. She makes her way around vintage teacups, forgotten old keys, and strands of ivy taking over this forgotten land as she explores a new world; a world of wonder and madness, of whimsy and delight. Wearing sparkling shoes as she tiptoes through the tabletop, she leads us on a brand-new adventure…

Special thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue. Love shoes? Check this out!

Crazy about CHOO

Before we all paused for the event which was Sandy, I was having quite a fun time running around the city in a beautiful collection of Jimmy Choo shoes as a part of their 24:7 Stylemaker series! What’s not to love? Beautiful shoes, street style photos, and you can be a part of it too!

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 Fall lunch date in Jimmy Choo suede and croc pumps

{Hoss Intropia scarf + top, Raoul cashmere skirt}

Dinner date on the UES in classic Jimmy Choo suede round toe pumps & bag

{St. John dress}

Shopping for backdrops in Jimmy Choo black leather ankle boots, leopard print clutch & the coolest fold-up-sunglasses

{Zara trench}

Getting some fresh air in Central Park in Jimmy Choo ankle boot & Rivera clutch 

{Koral Los Angeles jeans, Georgie blazer (how I wore it last fall), Damir Doma bodysuit & Mulberry scarf}

Girls night out in sky high Jimmy Choo leopard platforms & leather cross body

{vintage beret, Juicy Couture angora sweater, Kenneth Cole skinny pant & Lumete sunglasses}

Date night in patent leather Jimmy Choo & glitter hand clutch

{Misha Nonoo lace cutout cocktail dress

Heading to a Broadway play! Jimmy Choo Glitter Platforms

{Parker NY beaded dress}

Work wear outside our studio downtown- knee high Jimmy Choo boots & Rebel Bag

{Ralph Lauren scarf, Calvin Klein white button up, Jones New York blazer, vintage gloves, vintage belt}

In LA too!

A day at the polo in Jimmy Choo peep toe wedge pumps & hand clutch

{Giambattista Valli dress & earring from the souk

& France!

J’adore these Jimmy Choo suede ballet flats with the fur pompom!

{vintage beret, scarf from a market in Abu Dhabi, Damir Doma bodysuit, Josephine Chaus skirt}

Marilyn Moment in a glittery Jimmy Choo peep toe!

{Oscar de la Renta pleated ball gown skirt, Primary tee}

PS- I also wore Jimmy Choo shoes for my wedding day!