Reub's journey

11 October 2011

Willow Manor Ball 2011

It's the evening of the Willow Manor Ball, a flight of imagination hard to ignore, hosted by the charming and lovely poet Tess Kincaid. Choose anything you want off the internet: your dress, your transportation, your date, anything.What will you eat? What will you drink? Money is no object, and the sky is the limit.

Last year I wore a killer red dress by Donna Karan. But this year I am in a different mood entirely. I just finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and from the Hermes Fall 2012 collection, I have JUST what I want right now:



Yep. This is so me. I know it's maybe not ideal for dancing. Whose gonna ask me to dance in this intimidating get-up? I don't care! I'll just stride around the place making sure everybody is safe from Muttations.


"Dog" Lithograph by Elizabeth Frink, 1990
Instead of a date I'll have a fabulous red hound at my side. Don't worry, he looks scary, but he's really a dear.


My only accessory will be this silver octi-cuff, an irresistible item from Etsy.


Image from the Manhattan Food Project
The entree that I choose will of course be none other than lamb stew. As far as beverages go, however...

I am not okay with drinking iodine water, not tonight. Instead I'll have a glass of pinot gris...set down this bow and arrow, put my boots up, ahhh, that's better.
Wow, everybody looks so beautiful.

22 comments:

  1. That rather unorthodox outfit really grabbed my attention. As a man with two red and white basenjis, your choice of a canine escort struck a chord with me.

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  2. Well, I for one think those boots are amazing! And with legs like those... you need to be on the dance floor. :)

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  3. Kerry, Your ensemble is quite alluring and seems to go with the red feathered haute gown of our hostess. Margaret is quite right about your boots being amazing. The lamb stew looks so yummy. Save me a forkful, please.

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  4. The dog is adorable...sinister on the outside but a lamb on the inside. Ooops did I say lamb??
    Love the boots!

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  5. Oh good choice on the wine, darlin'. Chin chin

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  6. You look like a lovely Sagittarius, it was a pleasure to meet you and your darling hound!I love your style!

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  7. yeah, the outfit is rather killer! :)

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  8. Oh my! You turned this pirate's head, for sure. I am always up for a dance with the huntress of the night :-)

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  9. Those boots were made for walking...but dancing isn't impossible.

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  10. A renegade ~ how utterly charming!

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  11. I am green with envy over your fabulous jacket and boots!

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  12. Dressed like that Eugene will totally sweep you off your feet... Love the boots

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  13. What a ravishing and clever one you are Kerry....love the boots!

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  14. And you look lovely sitting there with your boots up. I feel quite safe with you patrolling the party!

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  15. I think Bruno and your red hound will get along fine, Bruno only chases away the gents from SJP :)

    love your boots

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  16. strut your stuff--your escort is divine..enjoy the evening!c

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  17. Dear Kerry: Lovely ensemble! And the beast is really a beauty! The lamb stew look delioious and the octopus cuff is very naught-i-cal!
    Fun times!

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