Not your average tea party

This under.ligne by Doo.Ri dress is officially my favorite new piece. It fits like a glove, and the leather and mesh panelling adds the perfect dose of edge to an otherwise simple LBD.

During our New York visit, I was SO honored to be invited to Doo-Ri’s studio (along with some amazing bloggers) for a “Crafternoon Tea”. The adorable little party – complete with mini-sandwiches, Magnolia cupcakes, and of course, tea! – was in celebration of Ms. Chung’s collaboration with talented jewelry designer, Melissa Joy Manning. We chit-chatted the afternoon away, all the while exercising our fingers for the sake of friendship bracelets. Yep, that’s right, Melissa Joy Manning taught me to make jewelry!

We got a sneak preview of their INCREDIBLE collaboration, and while I swore I’d never use the phrase “I Die”, it pretty much hits the nail on the head. Think giant spike rings with chain draping, thick, embellished cuffs, and metal gloves. My heart skipped a beat.

The entire collection has not yet been released, but click here for a little taste from the Doo.Ri S/S 2011 show.

Huge thanks to Deanne for inviting me, and of course Doo-Ri and Melissa for hosting such a lovely party!!

*wearing: under.ligne seamed leather dress c/o Doo-Ri, LF lace jacket, Deena & Ozzy hat, JC platforms

By |2010-09-28T12:58:06+00:00September 27th, 2010|LIFESTYLE, OnTheRacks|26 Comments

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charles
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charles

finally, ive stumbled across a seriously enrinched blog! x

http://www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

LateAfternoon
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LateAfternoon

I’m going to steal that hat next time I come over along with those topshop wedges you have.
Looking great! Love the editing of these images.

Abi
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Abi

Loving this ensemble! Especially that lace jacket. Such a nice addition to the outfit.

Christina of Profresh Style
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Christina of Profresh Style

loving the leather panels. Works so well on you!

Grace
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Grace

I love this look, it’s so perfect for afternoon tea:)

Grace
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Grace

Love the shoes. And these sheer cardigan was made for the light!

Love Grace.

fashionista on tour
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fashionista on tour

The dress is absolutely unbelievable and so are the shoes!
You picys always have that romantic look with the perfect light! I think I officially have to include you in my blog roll right now!

http://www.fashionistaontour.com

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane
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Rach is Ordinarily Urbane

Oh my that dress is perfect! I love anything that makes you do a double take – simple from afar but detailed up close. So pretty :)

And I’ve been on the lookout for a hat like the one you’re wearing here. Funny you mention ‘I Die,’ because it’s totally something I could see in R. Zoe’s closet.

xo

Rebecca from See You in Sweden
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Rebecca from See You in Sweden

Such a cool mix of things, this outfit really is great and says a lot!

Marcia B.
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Marcia B.

Omg i completely loved that lace jacket on you at NY fashion week, i photographed you twice, leaving MB Fashion week fiercely down those stares and you look like such a diva, love your style, here is your picture….DARN I CUT OFF THE SHOES…how dare i…lol

http://marciabcreative.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-york-fashion-week-ss11-style.html

Hannah
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Hannah

I love this! The cardigan adds such a sweet touch to it and that dress is to die for!

gina
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gina

that lace throw on is incredible. link to it?

x
ginaespo.blogspot.com

Menina Elegante
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Menina Elegante

fantastic dress!! i love it too death!! and your little overlay is stunning!!

bjs!
menina elegante
http://meninaelegante.blogspot.com/

Rachele
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Rachele

beautiful outfit and blog! i love it! great shoes! they’re my fav in this post! <3

Amber's notebook
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Amber's notebook

I am loving that lace jacket! And that last picture is amazing!

Anthea
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Anthea

You looks lovely! Love the shoes and the contrast of the soft white lace jacket.

Emma
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Emma

Those shoes Rock ! The whole outfit really rocks but I had to call out the shoes : )

jennie going west
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jennie going west

love your dress, laura! and the hair for doo.ri from nyfw2010 last february was AMAZING. you should recreate it :)

brit
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brit

lace and leather done right. absolutely adore that jacket! and you should totally wear a hat all the time- so damn cute on you.

xx
b

Flor de Maria
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Flor de Maria

Love the whole outfit and your shoes are fabulous!!!

http://flordemariafashion.com/

Marilyn-Jeaux
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Marilyn-Jeaux

I could not agree with you more. I swore I would never say “I die” when I saw that everyone and their cute old granny was saying it from describing an F21 bag to a Wang. I ate my words today though. Someone mentioned something about Alexander Skarsgard (the hottie mc hottie deluxe from True Blood) and when I thought of him it was so fitting to say “I die.” Now enough of my infatuated banter The shoes really stand out to me and I could already guess that they were JC. I may have to take a look at… Read more »

Kimberly Wright
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Kimberly Wright

I love how vintage looking your lace cardigan looks! Great outfit!

Vida
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Vida

I think this may be my favorite post to date. I love the outfit. The dress is stunning and fits you perfectly! And the lace jacket – WOW! And Blake did such a nice job with the photography. Love the shadows and how the light shines through the lace in the last picture, giving you a “saintly” glow! Great job!