"" wondermomo: January 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Trina Turk Bonita Mini-Dress

As a teenager, Trina Turk loved scouring for garments from the ’30s, ’40s & ’50s at thrift stores. The quality that went into the making of these yesteryear pieces nurtured Turk’s appreciation for textiles & construction. The ‘Bonita’ Dress is exactly what the name says in Spanish: beautiful. It has pleasing retro-ish pattern (as is the designer’s signature) & a subtly embellished horseshoe neckline. The fabric feels lovely against the skin & the fit is flattering. Makes a positively sexy mini-dress, or a striking tunic top to pair with sleek pants or jeans & heels.
Available in Citron & Fuschia.

Filippa K Dark Indigo Slim Fit Jeans

Swedish designer Filippa Knutsson spent 6 years learning her craft working in her father’s company Gul&Blå (he was known as Sweden’s jeans pioneer). Today her eponymous label is a statement of the designer’s belief in the basic commandments of fashion: style, simplicity & quality. One will also notice that these values are consistently & respectfully applied not only to Filippa K clothing, but to the shows, photographs, & store furnishings as well.
The Filippa K dark indigo slim fit jeans are a fine example of the designer’s devotion to producing clean, fussless pieces that easily become people’s personal beloved. From the denim (raw selvage) to the fit (a happy medium between straight & skinny) & the lack of visible labels, these nondescript jeans are rapidly winning legions of enthusiastic converts.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

By Malene Birger Felice Dress

Danish designer Malene Birger is allegedly one of Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark’s favourite designers. MTV Europe has crowned her the ‘Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen’, while international trend magazine Wear Global has nominated her Copenhagen boutique as one of the world's finest in terms of design & decor. Like many of Birger’s creations, this elegant silk dress featuring regal mandarin collar & comfy balloon sleeves reflects a vintage touch & an inspiration from classic film & style icons. It also oozes a refined European sophistication common in the designer's works. For sweet, casual charm, pair this with your favourite blue jeans.

Robert Rodriguez Seamed Dress

Urban gals can thank Robert Rodriguez for feminine looks that have a contemporary appeal, such as this versatile V-neck dress with pretty seams. Work the layered look in the office -- by wearing a white top under the dress, for instance -– then take the top off for a night out on the town!

A.P.C. New Standard Jeans - Unisex

Known as an unmarketer who makes “insanely ordinary” fashions, French clothier A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) is really taking off these days with a cult-like following for its denim line. Save for minor tweaks, the label has barely changed these classic, slightly tapered unisex jeans in 2 decades. The New Standard jeans do not carry external tags, although the first button is engraved. Think of these as the ‘French 501’ -– except they're made from harder Japanese selvage (raw) denim. But the jeans will reward you with handsome fading & wear patterns if broken in properly -– for example, if you only cleaned (or rather, dry-cleaned) them after, say, 6 months wear. Although that sounds a bit disgusting, you'll find the jeans moulding to your natural shape. Another interesting care tip recommended by A.P.C.: go swimming in the ocean wearing the jeans, rub the jeans repeatedly with dry sand, rinse the jeans in fresh water, then let dry in the sun. All part of the fun that deepens the jeans’ appeal.

If you are new to A.P.C. denim, try 1 size down to start -- but you can wear them normal, baggy, or with huge cuffs showing, too, of course.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy new murine Year of the Rat

Dear friends (hey, we know it’s mostly just us talking but we may as well be polite),
We know, we know. We've been slacking on the blog. We promise we'll have new posts up by next week. We can do better!
Hope you're all doing great and didn’t get too stressed out over the holiday season. We're enjoying the New Year spirit and feeling extremely thankful for all your support and friendship in 2007. We wish you the most wonderful Year of the Rat possible -– crisis-, worry-, and pest-free.
(We also wish for you a 2008 blessed with cheap fuel, splendid sunshine, on-time flights, first-class upgrades, stylish finds, continued health, good food, more stylish finds…)

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.