I have a special place in my heart for Loeffler Randall as I’m a devotee to their shoes (I have a pair from their first collection and they remain one of my favorites!), so I was thrilled when CFDA-award winning Creative Director Jessie Randall agreed to do an “Insider’s Obsessions” feature with us. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Loeffler Randall launched their company with a focus on shoes in 2005 and in 2007, debuted ready-to-wear. Every piece is well-made, understated, elegant, and feminine with a bit of edge – modern and luxurious pieces that you can have in your closet for many years to come. Now onto what Jessie’s obsessing about this month… (more…)
It’s been raining nonstop this week in New York City, which means I’ve finally had to break out my new Sorel rainboots, the Sorellington, which I’ve been hoarding in my apartment since May! Now, I didn’t think I’d be able to wax poetic about a pair of rain boots, but these Sorel ones are possibly the best pair of rain boots that I’ve personally tried. Unlike your typical wellies, the Sorellingtons are not too heavy or clunky and actually form quite well to your feet. Since I’m usually changing into heels, I never wear socks with my boots which usually results in some kind of chafing, if not (horrors!) bleeding. The Sorrelingtons, however, are made of a super soft rubber which make them extremely comfortable to wear and the heels bend with my feet to prevent any irritation. And lastly (and the best part), the boots have built-in arch support which is so key especially if you live in a city like New York where you’re always walking. I’ve never felt more comfortable in a pair of rainboots than my Sorellingtons!
With the weather cooling down, I’m craving a new pair of flat boots! My two pairs are in a very sad state and I definitely need a new pair to replace them. I went over to Coach’s site and am already coveting a few pairs. Here are a few of my favorites:
For a classic boot, this Nanyce Boot ($378) is a great pick. Though it’s offered in a few colors (Hillary Duff is wearing it in a gray suede), I’d probably pick a timeless black shade that would work with everything this fall/winter. From the elegant, clean lines to the luxurious leather, I’m in looove with this one!
The Natale Boot ($378) is another gorgeous boot in a beautiful, versatile whiskey color with a little bit of edgy hardware. You could wear both of these with a ton of pieces – from tights, dress and a leather jacket (like Emmy Rossum below) or just skinny jeans and an oversized boyfriend sweater. I’ll take this pair, too!
Seriously, can one of these pair of boots come home with me? My cold feet would so appreciate it! Which are your favorites? Go over to Coach.com to view styles or to order.
Last week, I thought, it’s almost midnight, I’m wide awake and I have nothing to do. Why not go crash a swim party?!? So a friend and I drove over to a rented mansion in L.A.’s Hancock Park district and indulged in Havaianas’ third Midnight Swim Club, filled with good-looking people and celebs like Jack Osbourne, Devon Aoki, Mekhi Phifer and more. (In the past, Kevin Connolly, Nicky Hilton, Elijah Wood, Shenae Grimes and David Arquette have been spotted.) We oohed and aahed the hanging Havaianas sandals, the bedazzle-your-sandal tent, the make-your-own-photo-book tent and, of course, the bar while gazing at a table full of Crumbs cupcakes.
The Cobra Snake shot gawkers (these are his photos you see) as people debated whether or not to go into the pool (For most people, the answer was no since it was dominated by Havaianas models in teeny swimsuits). But we spotted several brave souls and at least one skinny dipper as we grooved to the DJ’s sounds of everything from Axel F to Jay-Z. This got me thinking, if you and/or your building have a heated pool, or even just a hot tub, why not throw your own pool party … at night? A novel idea. And the perfect excuse to show off my favorite swimsuits of the season … in your best Havaianas flip-flops of course.
Don’t have a pair yet? Score a limited-edition pair by throwing your own Midnight Swim Party and post pictures of it to your Facebook or Twitter account (tag #midnightswimclub). Every week, Havaianas will award the best pool party picture with special Midnight Swim Club Havaianas.
Earlier this week, the Roman Sandals by Jeffrey Campbell arrived at my doorstep (via an order I placed at Martin + Osa a couple weekends ago). I debated a bit over whether or not to order them (because really, do I need another pair of sandals?), but am so glad that I did. When I opened the box, I was instantly smitten because I knew how fantastic they’d look on.
Skinny straps are decorated with silver and bronze studs. The narrowness of the straps lends a delicate feel to the entire shoe, and when worn, it looks really gorgeous. I want to wear these with my favorite summer dresses already, but sadly have to wait out the rainy weather we’ve been having. But when the sun peeks out and the weather warms up, I’ll be ready!