"" wondermomo: October 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
-- Steve Almond

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

REBECCA TAYLOR Snake-Print Blouse

Animal prints are one of the season's most sought-after trends & we are loving this simple style, by go-to designer Rebecca Taylor, in your not-so-ordinary bruised (brown/black) snake print.
An ultrachic option with anything from a suit to skinny jeans!

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Bunny-Print Dress

Girlishly graceful, this short, sweet, & vintage-inspired dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim in itself is inspiration to find a daytime fête to attend!
And the delightful rabbit decal is definitely an uplifting element that will certainly draw out the free spirit in you.
Just bunny-licious :-)

ROSASEN Golf-Inspired Fashion

LA-based fashion-driven golf- & sportswear label Rosasen came about when founders Chris Rosaasen & David Kasischke (avid golfers since the age of 5 & 10 respectively!) found themselves staring at a huge niche for a new breed of golfers who respect the traditions of the game but really want to wear something cool & relevant for their lifestyle. In 1999, the duo teamed with streetwear designer Greg Lucci (who'd done work for Y-3) & introduced a street-smart line of golf apparel where function meets hip & preppy. With designs that one would want to wear almost anywhere, in & out of the country-club, Rosasen rapidly captured a style-savvy male golfing market. A women's line was added in 2004, & in 2007 Tomoaki Matsumura (of cult Japanese label Silvain Sylvian) was brought in to creative-direct the 'T Line Rosasen' collection, which gained such widespread popularity in Japan that it eventually evolved into a full-fledged unisex golfwear label called Mark & Lona a year later. Rosasen itself, meanwhile, continues to extend its reach & appeal at nearly 50 points of across Japan.
Signature polos graced by whimsical designs (tweeny, weeny 'golfing skeleton' monogramme) are among the many fan favourites.

ALICE + OLIVIA Layered Cutout Dress

Once a very popular style of the 80s, cutouts are back in a huge way (on dresses, tops, leggings, shoes, everything!). This Alice + Olivia dress is a shining example of an artful interpretation of the trend-- rather than going straight to the skin, the cutouts are backed up with pops of colour here & there, like a good game of peek-a-boo ;-)
Think of all the design & work that went into creating the look, & you’ll truly appreciate this complex yet sexy piece.
Keep the rest of your look subdued/monochromatic so the cutouts really stand out.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Diwali

Warmest Diwali wishes to all our friends from the Hindu community. May goodness always triumph over evil.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SCOTCH & SODA Menswear (Amsterdam)

Where Paris & Milan represent the traditional couture industry, Amsterdam-- a city that’s never short of multicultural creativity & quirky attitude-- offers a more dynamic alternative. One fast-growing Dutch label enthusiastically supported by young-minded guys in Europe (& more recently, the States) is Scotch & Soda. With a name like that & an impressive network of 4000+ points of sale in 29 different countries, this brand has got to have something great going on behind the scenes. As DNR magazine (the premier weekly news magazine of men's fashion & retail) put it: “It's that price-value combination & an appealing Abercrombie-meets-Trovata aesthetic that have helped Scotch & Soda grow…” The quality of washes/treatment & the level of detail really make this brand stand out from the crowd, yet price points are more reasonable than many fellow European labels.
Incidentally, Scotch & Soda’s latest development (launched Fall 2008) is a new kidswear line for little boys aged 4 - 14 years. Fuss-free & urban cool, the clothes are exact copies of the brand’s adult collection, taking the “mini-me” complex to a new level!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Spitalfields is in the heart of London’s East End; where once upon a time Jack the Ripper saw off many of his victims (!). Renewed, revived & revitalised, this trendy destination now has a burgeoning reputation as a groovy hangout amongst Londoners.
Supercool Spitalfields is also where English fashion label All Saints came into being in 1994 (hence, “All Saints Spitalfields”). Initially introduced as a menswear collection, All Saints Spitalfields now offers both men's & women's wear known for their enticing looks & edgy details-- firmly establishing the brand as one of the most exciting & successful British brands.
(Left) Sold out in the UK! Fall's plaid trend gets fun in this sleeveless button-front top with a quirky neckline, from All Saints Spitalfields’ Autumn/Winter ‘Deadwood Altair’ series.
(Right) Attend your next party occasion in sheer elegance with All Saints Spitalfields’ unforgettable midnight-black ‘Ditra’ dress. Styled with a graceful cowl neckline/front & a soft belt. Lightly sheened.