Ponte and I have been firm friends for quite some time now.
And I do use the word firm appropriately here. Ponte is one of those special fabrications that comes with equal parts comfort and “firmness”.
The firmness works its magic by keeping any wobbly bits in place but not at the expense of little things … like being able to breathe.
This week has been a bit of an ode to ponte for me and if I could kiss the inventor of this fabric, I would.
It’s Day 4 of Fashion Week and the need for fashion week outfits that scream comfort is written on everyone’s face … well, except for that model-like blogger I saw last night who showed off her bleeding toes like a fashion week badge of honour.
I bow down at her hurty feet.
And celebrate my non-hurty feet. Today I stepped into a pair of new-season Rockport booties in black snakeskin. Yes, they’re a heel and yes, they’re Rockport, which means thanks to the technology of the soles in them, it felt like I was wearing sneakers. Albeit sneakers with a heel.
I wanted to let those Red Phoenix Emporium tassel earrings do the talking. With my hair straightened, they actually swish like coloured hair pieces. A few people had to look twice.
I also dropped the bright lip for the first day this week, opting for my new blush application method and a gloss – Maybelline NY Color Sensational High Shine Lip Gloss in Glisten Up Pink ($16.95).
Have you discovered the power of ponte?
**These items have been loaned or gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.
* Maybelline NY has engaged me as its official blogger for MBFWA 2013.