"" wondermomo: December 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

To all our friends, thank you so much for your great support & friendship over the past year.
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2009, 1430, 4705, 2553, 4342 -- or indeed any other year that your culture or religion has reached!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

NEW - Dr.Denim Jeansmakers

Those in search of a doctor can now find a brilliant one in our store.
There're no stethoscopes or antibiotics here, though. Instead, this doctor prescribes jeans, & calls itself Dr.Denim Jeansmakers.
Based in Gotenberg, Sweden, Dr.Denim Jeansmakers was launched in 2004 as a high-image, low-price jeanswear brand. With a family background originally in clothing & marine fishing, the founders (& brothers) were inspired to name the first pair of Dr.Denim jeans ever made 'Unagi' (Japanese for eel). Indeed, like the eel, Dr.Denim jeans always carry an enviable sleekness & simplicity (usually in darker inky hues), not to mention that special brand of 'sunshine pop' that only the Swedes seem to be able to pull off.
Sportwear International Magazine recently tipped their hats to the Graah brothers by naming the label the winner of 'Best Denim' in the 2008 Sportswear International Fashion Awards (SIFA)*.
*First-round SIFA nominees are selected by the magazine editors with the help of readers. The winners are then determined by a panel of prestigious international retailers. (Think swanky award show for clothing.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

"A few years ago, I went to St Moritz in Switzerland to be part of an exhibition in a big hotel that was owned by an art collector. Everyone who was there was into skiing. I'd never done it before and I spent the first morning on the nursery slope being taught to ski by children.
After lunch I decided I didn't like skiing, so I returned to the hotel to build a snowman. I decided to build a non-confomist snowman. When the owner of the hotel saw it, he became very excited that I had created an artwork in the grounds of his hotel. I had to explain that it was not an artwork -- it was just a snowman. It was an easy mistake to make."
(Artist David Shrigley reinvents the snowman.)

May at least some (if not all) of your Christmas dreams come true...
Business as usual on Christmas Day. Oh & more cool new items just in this morning. See ya!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Phillip Lim galore!

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1) 3.1 Phillip Lim Pixel Dress

One of the most amazing prints we've seen this season. Rich, wild, artistic. With beautiful leather gemstones embellishment at the neckline... wait a minute, didn't Mrs Obama wear this?

2) 3.1 Phillip Lim Jersey & Silk Ruffle-Front Dress

A feminine, stylish dress for day or night with exquisite detailing: jewel neck, hidden rhinestones, ruffled silk panel zig-zagging down front to
create the effect of cascading tiers.

3) 3.1
Phillip Lim Embroidered Crest Tank
Delicate embroidered crest on front with bead embellishments adds accents to this rather classic tank. Think about layering this over either a white or black tank, too.

4) 3.1 Phillip Lim Tiered Maxi Gown
At the risk of sounding like we're suffering from an overdose of superlatives, there really is only one word to describe this 3.1 Phillip Lim piece in peacok-blue & that is "flawless".
Such old school glamour, so divine, all eyes will be on you!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Catherine Malandrino Embroidered Silk Blouse

The multicolour embroidered geometric squares & the simple elegance of a bateau neckline are the keys to the charm of this Catherine Malandrino blouse.
Dress it up with slacks or pencil skirt for a polished ensemble, or wear it over jeans or a mini skirt for a weekend look. Anyway you play it, this top is a definite hit!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Earnest I AM by Earnest Sewn

The original Earnest Sewn, the "next big thing" from former co-founder of Paper, Denim & Cloth Scott Morrison, was built as a luxury jeans brand with a "sewn in earnest" philosophy free of assembly-line production. Since its 2004 roll-out, a huge celebrity following at the hipper end of Hollywood star spectrum has quietly sealed the status of Earnest Sewn jeans as the off-duty uniform for the stylish. The diffusion line
Earnest I AM (launched Jan 2008), meanwhile, references a more contemporary approach to jeans -- clean washes, straightforward fits, minimum design flourishes. Although lower-priced, rest assured the collection has stayed true to Morrison's vision of pride in workmanship & commitment to authenticity. Just the thing for the denim devotee who in the future might move on to Earnest Sewn.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Alice McCall for Topshop Collaboration #2

She has a resume that'll impress even the most discerning fashion-philes & a knack for wacky yet charming geometrics -- and she's attracting quite the fan base. According to Vogue UK, cult Aussie designer Alice McCall's debut collab-collection for Topshop turned out to be the label's fastest-selling line to date. (And you thought it was Kate Moss?) Now McCall is back at Topshop for round two. Her inspiration this time? Pong ball! Drawing from the Atari computer game craze of the 80s, McCall's new collection incorporates hypergraphic prints with pretty, feminine frocks in a way that assures us it's perfectly chic to be geek.
Shown here: Kimono Dress & Bow Dress.
(Nota bene ladies: These two particular designs are not available in the local Topshop stores.)

Converse All-Stars Lo-Top Clear

Converse All-Stars, or Chuck Taylor All-Stars, also referred to as "Chucks" were first made in 1917, but they didn't become particularly popular until basketball player Chuck Taylor adopted them as his preferred shoes, becoming what may be America's first player-endorser. The All-Stars quickly became indelibly linked with an emerging cultural shift that combined fashion & youth culture with rebellious figures of music & film who came to define a new casual style for generations to come. In the years since, the All-Stars has been produced in countless variety of colours, styles & material, making it undoubtedly the most successful shoe in history. (By the turn of the 21st century, over 750 million pairs had been sold worldwide!) As Converse celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, the All-Stars continues to serve as the brand's flagship, now an enduring sportwear icon.
An unexpected twist to the classic, the Converse All-Stars Lo-Top Clear features a transparent upper & tongue with a white outsole. They will match any outfit, can be customised to whichever colour your socks are, & may elicit some envy from friends.

New Arrivals - Wed, 17 Dec

From workplace to office party, or drinks with good friends & get-togethers with family, find your festive style at wondermomo & Whoop! New arrivals just in include: Dr.Denim Jeansmakers, Project E Vintage, Alice McCall, Mint Jodi Arnold, Twenty8Twelve by s.miller... plus a host of other totally covetable selections. (Those you gotta come & discover for yourself.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grace Dress - Twenty8Twelve by s.miller

A trendy merging of your comfiest button-down & your best swingy dress, the mod-inspired Grace Dress from Twenty8Twelve by s.miller is another great find on our list of the most stylish yet surprisingly simplistic dresses. Made of 100% cotton chambray & washable in cold water, this charmer is as durable as it is pretty!
Now instore.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Aidiladha

Best wishes for a safe & joyous observance of Aidiladha.
(May there be no more man-induced disasters aka landslides...)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

"Time to Indulge" Seasonal Markdowns

A little year-end indulgence is always nice... especially if you're indulging just a bit in yourself.

Whether you want to reward yourself for a year's hard work or get ready for that holiday party, the wondermomo & Whoop! "Time to Indulge" Seasonal Markdown has something for everyone.
From gorgeous dresses to dapper shirts, cool denims, & stylish bags & accessories, it's the golden opportunity to treat yourself to huge savings.
Indulge -- you've earned it!

(Photo by Jeongmee Yoon.)

Vera Wang Butterfly Applique Silk Dress

From the time of her privileged girlhood on the moneyed Upper East Side of NYC to her two-decade tenure as the queen of couture bridal, Vera Wang was & is always every bit the fashion maven. The designer's "fashion madness" is legendary. There's a story people tell at Vogue, where Wang worked for 16 years: Wang's assistant once rolled a chock-full rack of current season fashions into the office of Grace Mirabella, Vogue's then-editor, for a meeting before a shoot. Wang quickly corrected the assistant: "Those aren't for the shoot -- those are my personals." Wang took this passion & her talent & found huge success. Today, she is more than just the most influential bridal designer -- Vera Wang is a brand, which encompasses a CFDA award-winning ready-to-wear line.
Decorated by an exquisite butterfly-shaped applique, this Vera Wang piece is stunningly elegant with a dose of glamour. Plus, with this dress, you get to skip the headache of deciding what baubles to pile on. ...Just slip in & make your festive party entrance with bejewelled confidence :)