A range of products co-designed by Leandra and friends
Cafe Leandra x Wilhemina Garcia
A collaboration between Cafe Leandra and Wilhemina Garcia.
A range of two rings, one with a blue spiral and one with a cheetah. Both are silver plated in 18k gold with enamel work. The cheetah represents one’s fight to go after their thickest desires while the spiral reminds you that time is not linear, it travels within a loop.
So fight, absolutely, but remember the outcome is not a straight line — let go and see what comes.
Cafe Leandra x Pure Cashmere NYC
A 7-piece collection of accessible knitwear to carry you through the Fall/Winter seasons.
The collection includes three speckled knits: one light grey crew neck, a pair of charcoal track pants and a v-neck with removable sleeves that becomes a vest. There is also a light brown flare skirt (which I like best styled with pants underneath) and a darker brown dress with a crew neck and rounded, long sleeves.
My two favorite pieces are the red wrap sweater (great for over a dress, or pants without a zip and fly) and the pistachio green cardigan (which pairs well with the brown flare skirt too). Shop the collection here.
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Cafe Leandra x La Double J
A capsule collection of five different garments, three styles, cut in brocade, linen and cotton between Milan based brand La Double J and me, the human concept store.
Two years ago I went to a lunch in New York that JJ (the founder of La Double J) was hosting to celebrate the launch of a homeware collaboration at Laduree, where the waiters were dressed in La Double J aprons. I suggested she turn them into dresses, to which she suggested we do it together, to which I then rebutted, only if we can add a festive hem and now here we are, two years later.
At the same time, I had recently connected with an Italian organization called Cooperativa Alice whose mission is to further rehabilitation for incarcerated women in Italian jails. The co-op teaches the women who join Alice how to sew, then employs them as seamstresses for which work they earn a paycheck while they are still serving their sentences.
As fate would have it, JJ was talking to the same coop about what kind of project they could do together and when we put our heads together, we realized this was a great place to start. And even independent of what you get to do when you support this collaboration (support the belief that we all deserve a second chance!), I will be donating a portion of my revshare to the Co-op, which La Double J will match.
And as far as the actual clothing: exactly the espresso shot for the dog days of summer, when you’re hot as hell but still yearn to get dressed, or at least feel like you’re dressed. No better way to wrap yourself up than into an apron.
Cafe Leandra x Cayumas
A capsule collection of four pairs of shoes, two different styles between the Spanish brand making classic friulanes and me, the human concept store.
I met Ana (the owner of Cayumas) last summer on Instagram while we were both in the same coastal town in Spain. We met for an afternoon hang with our families, I tried on her shoes, declared velvet mary janes the ideal bridge shoe between summer and fall, and now here we are, at the onset of our collaboration.
In the capsule you’ll find shades of charmeuse green and periwinkle blue silk on slides that cover the top half of the foot. These mesh perfectly with airy, nightgown style dresses. You will also find the classic Mary Janes in brown or light pink which I like best worn solo with a one-piece bathing suit and button-down shirt as a cover up.
Cafe Leandra x Soeur
A capsule collection of four garments (two styles) cut from cotton and silk, designed in collaboration with the Parisian brand, Soeur.
The first is an ivory set that you can wear together with the shirt buttoned up while you’re in a city, or over a bathing suit while beachside. The shorts have an elastic waist band so you can tie them up tight on your waist or low on your hips (my preference these days!).
Second set includes the same shirt in pink and green stripe and the shorts in slimy green, shantung silk.
Love these babies formally with a going out top, casually with a cotton tank or exactly as shown, with a companion button up. They are the perfect summer wardrobe curveball and I am predicting they will almost always result in outfit home runs.
Thanks for listening to that pun. But oh! The bag. Just a little fancy for you and your belongings this summer. Especially good if you’re a practical Patty dying for just a little bit of whimsy.
Cafe Leandra x Isle of Us
A cardboard box full of treats to commemorate spring in this “bougie picnic” assortment, concepted by me and made by Isle of Us.
You’ve got gordal olives stuffed with blanched almonds (the brine includes Meyer lemon, this is not a mistake), pickled apricot brined in a medley that includes saffron (delicious, try it with sparkling water too), mixed nuts (sweet nuts!) candied in ginger and smoked salt.
And my favorite anchovies to wrap around the very best breadsticks on earth, by Yiayia and Friends. There is also a candle that looks like a stick of butter.