"" wondermomo: March 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Robert Rodriguez Floral-Print Silk Dress

Season after season, Robert Rodriguez continues to woo hearts with his unmatched skills at classic tailoring with modern sexiness. Artful draping distinguishes this flowing bateau-neck dress. Oversized ivory flowers meandering over the sensuous silk further lend romantic mystery to the style.
Perfect for Saturday afternoon high tea party.
Or just add a jacket for presentation-quality office attire.
Colours Av
ailable: Coral & Deep Purple.

Friday, March 21, 2008

MINT Jodi Arnold Ruffle Front Dress with Hidden Slash Pockets

From a girl who spent her teenhood sewing in Birmingham, Alabama, Jodi Arnold realised her dream of becoming a designer &, over a cup of tea on a trip to Paris (think she was sipping mint tea, maybe?), conceived the brand Mint Jodi Arnold.
Mint designs offer a refreshing twist on vintage form, fit & pattern -- the clothes are still classic, but exceptionally wearable, with an air of exclusive boutique luxury. Easy-going dresses with a Southern belle-goes-to-Europe kind of charm, in particular, are the designer’s strength. Mint pieces also balances hip with modest, which is nice to find in this day & age.

This Mint dress mimics a blouse + skirt, encapsulating a common theme strolling the runways this season. Rock it with black stockings or neon pumps; either way, you’ll be the star of the party.

Colours available: Mustard/Sepia, Off-White/Prussian Blue, Cherry/Taupe. Latest Arrival!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Elie Tahari 'Jada' Dress

From humble design beginnings (making tube tops for the disco crowd while changing light-bulbs in the Manhattan garment district), Elie Tahari built up an eponymous label that today retails at over 600 points of sale in the U.S. alone. At the late 2006 Bloomingdale’s Department Store opening in San Francisco, the brand reportedly even took the No.1 vendor spot. When the designer does a fitting, he does it on women who work in his company, not from agencies that specialise in models for fittings. “Real women as opposed to runway models” –- that’s Tahari’s principle.
Graceful & figure-flattering, the ‘Jada’ dress with oven-cord straps is another clear Elie Tahari winner that merits the approval of loyal & new fans alike, including the talented singer/songwriter/pianist Sara Bareilles (pic).

Vince 'Paint Brush' Sheath Dress

Run by three fashion connoisseurs -- Christopher LaPolice, Rea Laccone & Micheline Ip (all formerly of big-name apparel companies) -- Vince may be relatively new on the fashion landscape but it has rapidly built itself a name among the industry insiders, including many on the celebrity A-list, as a maker of classic basics & contemporary sportswear invaluable in any wardrobe. The U.S. label also gained reputation for always reacting more quickly than others to the latest fashion orientations.
This season too Vince was one of the first collections to pick up & style the ‘brush strokes’ trend. On this one-of-a-kind sheath dress, the brush strokes sweeping across the white background mirror the motions of an artist's hand, creating a dramatic effect that will make a refreshing impression.

Trovata 'Samantha' Double-Faced Wool Coat

Originally started by 4 good-looking college friends with great style, U.S. clothing line Trovata (meaning ‘found’ in Italian) excels at blending tailored quality with flea-markety look & East Coast preppy appeal. Vogue editrix Anna Wintour is said to be a huge fan.
The beautifully-cut ‘Samantha’ coat exudes a beatnik edge & embraces Trovata’s typical fondness for the use of buttons.
Put on this gorgeous piece & it’s easy to see why Trovata has won ALL the coveted industry awards -– the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award, & the CFDA Swarovski Perry Ellis Award!

BCBG Flock of Seagulls Dress

Born in Tunisia, Max Azria spent his youth in Paris studying acting but ended up designing womenswear. His move to the U.S. signified the start of the BCBG empire. The brand is an acronym for the French expression “bon chic, bon genre,” or “good style, good attitude,” & Azria’s ambition was to introduce European flair to American dressing. That spirit has propelled BCBG into a phenomenally successful worldwide label offering many great attractions not only for the young but the young at heart as well.
For a day at the office, a special party, or a weekend date, this charming BCBG seagull-print dress witha lovely waist-tie & functional pockets is the perfect mix of fresh & sweet. Just ideal to keep cool on sunny days or warm evenings. Throw it on & prepare to bask in compliments.

Daryl K. Liquid Leather Tunic Top

Made of a special sheened synthetic fabric from Japan that designer Daryl Kerrigan calls ‘liquid leather,’ this lean & mean slightly stretchy tunic top is from a Daryl K. collection inspired by Jane Fonda’s iconic style in the ’70s cult flick ‘Klute.
Laid-back yet provocative, with a little rock-chic attitude. Is it a wonder all cool gals love Daryl K.?