"" wondermomo: June 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Sunday, 28 Jun

Stop in this Sunday (28 Jun) & you'll be the first to see our New Arrivals!
Paul & Shark Men, RL Purple Label Polo (Men), 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elizabeth & James, Helmut Lang, Mint Jodi Arnold, Rebecca Taylor, Schumacher (read about the label here) & more!
It's indeed a happy Sunday so far :)

Image: happy40nz

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

REBECCA TAYLOR Dinner Party Dress

Dainty & delicate!
This Rebacca Taylor top is adorned with delightful beading & rhinestone detail at the scoop neckline & bust. Also, elbow-length dolman sleeves give great coverage to slightly flabby upper arms :)
Slip this on, & you'll seriously instantly feel like hostessing a fun gathering of close pals & family!
Or, partner it with shorts & heels (like the model) for a stylish day about town.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Stop everything, & run over quick to check out these NEW stunners!

Catherine Malandrino Zip-Trim Ruffled Dress (top).
High style elegance meets edgy downtown in this dress with a striking zipper-trimmed ruffled detail across & down the front. "Wow," is all we can say. This is THE kind of dress to make an entrance in!

Helmut Lang Silk Romper (bottom).
With a perfect V-neckline that slims your face & torso, this short jumpsuit is one part sophistication, one part playful, & all parts brilliant! Whether day or night, all you need to add on is a pair of sexy pumps & you're all set!

* Also instore: Helmut Lang drop-crotch harem pants. (Another key trouser trend that was revived when big-name designers rumouredly took inspiration from an outfit worn by French Vogue uber-editor Carine Roitfeld.)

Monday, June 22, 2009


Co-founded by a Dutch architect Rem D. Koolhaas (nephew of the Pritzker Prizer laureate architect of the same name) & Englishman Galahad JD Clark (a seventh generation of the Clark's shoe-making dynasty), United Nude shoe designs are usually inspired by an architectural idea or a design object, like a chair, so that every shoe has its own story.

• A reinterpretation of the iconic 'Barcelona' chair created by Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & collaborator Lily Reich in 1929, the 'Mobius' was the first shoe created by United Nude. A heart-broken Koolhaas apparently designed the 'Mobius' to try to win a girl back. The girl left all the same, but Koolhaas & Clark then realised they were sitting on a surefire hit. The 'Mobius' is characterised by a single strip that forms the sole, heel, foot-bed & upper of the shoe. ...Reminds us of the lucky number '8', which goes around & around & symbolises never-ending happiness!

• Ray & Charles Eames' famous aluminium office chair inspired the United Nude 'Eamz' series, featuring pumps & sandals, even a 'tech' sandal (see lower right of pic), that integrate the chair foot into the heel of the shoe, a feature that seems to suspend it in mid-air.

No matter what the shoes are named, United Nude's design credibility & typical sculptural shapes have made it popular especially with design-conscious shoe-lovers. Try it on soon for a look & bounce that will put a spring in your step even on those awful hard-to-rise mornings.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day... to the No.1 man in our lives.

Photo: Steve Schofield

ALICE + OLIVIA "Cheryl" Top

The Alice + Olivia "Cheryl" blouse -- in a subtly shimmering salmon/peach shade -- is perfectly sweetened with a bow & band of matching gleaming satin charmeuse. Also, didja know that the adjustable neckline can actually be worn on- or off-shoulder?
Completely flattering with a slight empire waist -- we love it dressed up or down.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Summer is the season of the dress & we're here to help you find the piece that will work hard for you all season long -- whatever the occasion!
From Bohemian-inspired frocks that will carry you from beach to a dinner date, to the essential slinky dresses that will see you through countless Summer parties & weddings, we've got all the trends covered. See two of our favourites from French designers this week:-

1. Manoush, which means 'gypsy' in French slang, has proved more than a flash-in-the-pan leftover from the boho craze of the last couple of years. Founder-designer Frederique Trou-Roy's creations -- like this cute & fun silk rainbow dress -- are filled with kooky, folkrolic details, making them a hearty rendering of the inspirations gathered from her frequent travels to North Africa.

2. Stylish French girls swear by Zadig & Voltaire & we urge you to experience the wonders of the sexy strass-embellished Ruban Deluxe Dress.


They say one-shoulder is better than two this season. (Well, maybe not better, but different, & that's a good thing!) This gorgeous one-shoulder top, which plays on NYC designer Robert Rodriguez's love of old-Hollywood glamour while giving a nod to classic tailoring techniques, also features bold tiered ruffle detail. The look is totally seductive, without being one bit slutty.

Friday, June 5, 2009

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Jumpsuit & Romper

An "it" trend since late last year, the jumpsuit/pantsuit/romper popped back up on so many different Spring Summer runways, it's hard to keep track of all of their appearances. You would've spotted a wide range of celebrities wearing assorted jumpsuit styles as well. Yes, jumpsuits are literally on fire this season & a fun throwback to the 70s. So why not jumpstart your day in these instant-chic 3.1 Phillip Lim designs? Depending on how you style them, these all-in-ones can look downtown cool & glamourous in equal measure, & be very comfortable too. Plus, they really are the best ultimate "lazy" wardrobe solution -- a top & trousers/shorts in one.
* We're stocking jumpsuits by other designers as well, come find the right pieces for your Summer wardrobe.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Friday, 5 Jun

5 Jun is Fun Friday at wondermomo & Whoop!, with new arrivals from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Genetic Denim, Manoush, Mint Jodi Arnold, Robert Rodriguez, Zadig et Voltaire, Zegna Sport Men & lots more!
Our doors are open daily from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See ya :)


We wish all our dreams were as sweet as this little bohemian dress by Rebecca Taylor!
Just the thing for a mid-Summer day/night out.
(BTW all the Rebecca Taylor stores have a giant poster of this dress displayed in their show-windows now.)
* Restocked in very limited quantities on account of exceeding loveliness & popular requests.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

VANESSA BRUNO Sleeveless Gathered Dress

At first glance, Vanessa Bruno's clothes may seem a bit plain, but true fans know better. The simplicity of Bruno's designs are always offset by a combination of chic Parisian flair & refreshing atypical cuts. Take this lovely sleeveless gathered dress, for instance. The sweet ice-cream colour lightens the unusual cut & will show off your Summer-bronzed arms nicely. And because this piece is all about the details (ribbon on the neck, pretty fin-like pleated panels), understated accessories are all you need to pair it with. Wear in the day with simple flats, then slinky heels for the evening.
* A couple other sassy lil' dresses by Vanessa Bruno also available... Come see!