"" wondermomo: September 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Robert Rodriguez Eyelet Mini Dress

It’s hard for Robert Rodriguez to go wrong in the eyes of his fans. The Cuban-born designer had admired Dior as a child, devouring a book on Dior that his mother had given him. Then, as a fresh NYC/F.I.T. graduate, he was hired by Dior and this gave him the huge opportunity to refine his craft. Today Robert Rodriguez designs for an impressive clientele (which includes industry buyers and celebrities) who appreciates understated sexiness and alluring fabric and fit.

Imagine this sweet, flirty little dress with a bright bag and oversized shades or some fab heels -- just right for sunny days and city nights!
Fashioned from vintage hand-cut lace.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Babydoll with Embellished Neckline by Castle Starr

Wish upon a Starr: With astute financial acumen and a design team to support him, businessman Dan Castle has successfully launched an emerging label which comprises pieces made with such enviable refinement and impeccable taste, it's no wonder fashion editors and celebs are big fans.
Merging modern beauty and vintage embellishments, this delicate
Castle Starr creation captivates with a neckline that looks like it was fashioned from a vintage necklace.
For ladies who don't want full sequin, but want to shine.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Viktor and Rolf Butterfly Sleeve Dress

First-time fans are often surprised to discover that Viktor and Rolf, the avant-garde Dutch design duo, do make utterly wearable clothes. This sophisticated dress in a gentle shade has a graceful drape over the body, making it perfect for weekend get-togethers, or alluring in the evenings when worn with flirty heels. Nice touches include the butterfly sleeves and pretty satin accents.

100% silk. Dry clean.

Evisu Heritage Kamikaze Phoenix Jeans

Osaka-born, Evisu grew out of founder Hidehiko Yamane’s quest to produce vintage-style denim wear through labour-intensive methods. Lacking the funds to produce the leather logo patch for his first creations, the then-tailor came up with the cost-saving idea to hand-paint a stylised gull on the back pockets. The logo stuck and Evisu took off. “If I can’t find quality in a product, I’ll make it”. Guided by this philosophy and being the avid angler and golfer that he is, Yamane has even gone on to make fishing tackles and launch a golf line.

The Evisu Heritage Kamikaze Phoenix Jeans features a phoenix, the word “Kamikaze” (divine wind) in Kanji characters, and the gull logo screenprinted onto the back.

Now in store.

Button fly. Care: Wash before wearing, color may transfer. Hand/machine wash cold separately. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low or line dry. Do not iron design.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tibi Art Deco-inspired dress

The lack of formal training did not stop former American Express marketing executive and keen traveller Amy Smilovic from transforming her penchant for fashion into a brilliant new career. A retro-inspired line, Tibi embodies the designer’s fearless, casual chic approach.

This colour-blocked dress is from Tibi’s much-praised Fall/Winter ’07 line, a collection said to have deftly captured the 1930s ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ visual style.

Invisible back zipper. Dry clean only

april, may embroidered top with flutter sleeves

Despite its yet-small presence, many predict that april, may will soon be a big hit. A labour of love by former Paul & Joe designer Diane Goldstein Sitbon and her husband Yohan, this Paris-based collection (so named for the couple’s months of birth) is coveted for its earnest blend of youthful charm and sexy femininity, created for women with a sense of fun and attitude.

Wouldn’t it be exquisite to own a lovely piece of april, may now?

Currently in store.

Taupe grey linen, slight babydoll shape.100% linen.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Retro silk jersey Tessa dress by Trina Turk

As autumn draws in, you are sure to "fall" in love with this stylish dress from Trina Turk.

One of LA's best loved brands and a celeb favourite, Trina Turk's distinctive, chic style is inspired by the optimistic fashions of the '60s.

Influenced by her Japanese mother, her designs often incorporate lots of interesting, vintage prints.

Rev the dress up with a bold necklace or leggings if you think you can handle serious Palm Springs cool!

In store now.

Tessa Long Sleeve Dress. Contessa Paisley Silk. 100% Silk.