I went to see Where The Wild Things Are last night, and though I was very tempted to wear my new fur coat from Etsy, I decided on stripes instead.

I thought stripes might be animalistic in a way, and fitting enough for the occasion. I also wore my favorite vintage Ferragamos (I have three pairs so far - these are the black ones with the bows, in velvet.) I also may have decided to throw on the same outfit for work the next day (plus a light shrug) as I was just too in love with it to only wear for about three hours.

For work, for play.

And now, my tribute to the exurberance of childhood in Where The Wild Things Are, and to the fair beauty of black velvet bowed vintage Ferragamos.

Ah, they are of classic beauty...

all images © Alison Messinger.