When it comes to apparel, I do not often equate "cute" with "chic". By cute, I'm not referring to say.... a marimekko floral dress. I'm thinking more along the lines of slingbacks with a little mouse face at each toe. We are all in agreement that this is absurdly cute, non? The kind of cute that is adorable for a 6 year old but a bit silly for fully fledged femmes- even those intent on embracing their inner child? Never mind that these flats are by Marc Jacobs- they have ears people! When I saw them for sale online, I smiled but couldn't quite imagine anyone pulling them off. Enter Spanish model Laura Ponte. Somehow, despite the overwhelming cute quotient, she manages to look fiercely chic with mice on her feet. Her dress, with its '70s wallpaper pattern, and in particular, it's pairing with this year's ubiquitous black leggings, had the near inevitable potential to look affected, but somehow Señora Ponte pulls her bit of whimsy off as well as any icon would- Chanel bag on one arm, and newborn daughter on the other. Señora, I salute you. Who knew that mouse flats could be so indomitably chic?
**Thanks to Mrs. de Winter of Sobre Moda for the post and pictures!