We can travel the world for a great pair of shoes (and you bet we'd find 'em), but with NY-based Loeffler Randall right in our backyard, we're lucky we can just stay put and end up happily satisfied...and sartorially pleased we were with an exclusive first look at the newest Loeffler Randall collection.
Teaming with fellow fashion friend, Gaby Basora of Tucker, the spring '13 offerings include a seven-piece collaboration that mixes the charm of the designer's penchant for prints with LR's classic lace-up flats and Rider bags. "Gaby and I were introduced by a mutual friend and we just clicked," says Leoffler Randall's Jessie Randall. "I am a huge fan of her beautiful prints, so it seemed like the perfect idea to combine her patterns with our shoe designs."
Of course, the rest of the spring '13 collection is also flushed out with the label's adorable lucite-heeled sandals, supple tan booties, and color-blocked handbags and flats galore. And in case the feet that feature the new designs don't look familiar, they happen to be none other than those of Randall herself. Adding model to her résumé — somewhere next to president and creative director of Loeffler Randall — she kicked up her heels (and OPI "It's All Greek To Me"-polished toes) quite literally for the collection shots.
"It was the hottest day of the entire year, and we nearly passed out shooting the lookbook at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. But I loved just fooling around with my camera and getting all these shots. The guards at the entrance gate couldn't figure out why I kept changing my shoes so much!"
The final results? Sunny, flower-filled footwear that's ready for the picking. Click through to see them all, then hurry over to the Loeffler Randall e-commerce site to shop them — yes, they're available now!