story by Sandy Ramirez
While enjoying one of the new McCafe Lattes, I had the chance to talk with fashionista and stylist Rosemary Ponzo. Rosemary (a native New Yorker) has styled film and television productions for clients ranging from Sam Raimi to the History Channel. With camera, and coffee in hand, and after disavowing all connections to The New York Post, I began asking her a few questions.
5MW – I always see you every Fashion Week dressed…
RP – Over The Top? (laughs)
5MW – Yes. Why do you dress the way you do?
RP – I dress this way to inspire folks to buy more fashion. If more people bought fashion, the economy would get better. I love clothes. I want to inspire more folks to shop and to think about how they present themselves.
5MW – Who is your favorite designer of all time?
RP – Bob Mackey! He gave us all more glitter, glamour, and razzle dazzle. He was all about making women beautiful and glamourous, especially with his gowns.
5MW – What is the moment you most remember of your many seasons attending NY Fashion Week?
RP – Meeting Paris Hilton. She is such a sweet girl in person. At the time she was engaged and showed me her diamond ring. It was huge. What amazed me was she would show up at each show in a different dress. Her secret to that was she had a van parked by Bryant Park, with an entire wardrobe and stylists. Between each show she would change into another dress. That inspired me to do the same, but I don’t have a van and have to run home between shows.