I’ve worn this dress over and over and have shared it several times on my blog. It still makes me feel as princess-like as it did when I first wore it. Normally, the dress takes centre stage, but today I’m focussing on my eyewear, the Ponza by Tarian Eyewear.
Jeremy Tarian is as passionate about ceramics as he is about eyewear. He launched his eponymous eyewear collection in 2010. Tarian frames are traditionally made and assembled in France (Jura) and Japan. The ceramics meanwhile, are individually handmade in Jeremy’s studio, an old stable in Paris. Jeremy applies traditional principles of crafting to both. He uses natural materials, pays meticulous attention to detail and produces limited numbers per design.
The Ponza is made from acetate and steel and it comes in several different colourways. I adore the contrast of the “wood” with the dark pink, although the other colours are just as striking. The frame is lightweight and comfortable, the latter being a prerequisite for me. Because the design is so strong and top heavy, I kept my lips understated. Anything brighter would compete with the eyewear and make the overall look seem too busy. (I do appreciate the irony of that last sentence; I’m fully aware my dress that is anything but understated!).
These images first appeared as part a collaboration I did with The Eyewear Forum, a global eyewear blog which champions independent eyewear brands. A huge thank you to Ian for the stunning photography and for capturing the exquisite details of this Tarain eyewear.