"" wondermomo: August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Merdeka

Born of the vision of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tugu Negara (the National Monument) is the work of acclaimed Austrian-American sculptor Felix de Weldon (who also made the US Marine Corps Memorial a.k.a. the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Washington, USA).
As we celebrate this Merdeka, may we remember the unsung heroes of our nation's struggle for freedom during the wars and the Emergency.

[Image Credit: The bronze statues of Tugu Negara, by The Rat Man]

Saturday, August 28, 2010

H&M Men's Underwear

Superheroes have invaded these underpants by Swedish chain H&M!
Aesthetically pleasing beyond words for the gents, or -- hehe, if you happen to be a supportive nerdy girlie -- such fun things to give your comic character-loving man :-)

Friday, August 27, 2010

VANESSA BRUNO Dress and Blouse

New from Parisian designer Vanessa Bruno!

• Vanessa Bruno Fluffy Silk Dress
With a cascading tailored shrug, reaped and draped shoulders, and a soft silk construction, this gorgeous Vanessa Bruno dress is pretty much a no-fail. Pair it with patent pumps, sassy stockings, and a light sprinkle of silver jewellery, and you will be the office beauty blazing fashion trails whilst breaking glass ceilings ;-)
(RRP €319)

• Vanessa Bruno Button-Catch Top

If ladylike, vintage-inspired items have always caught your eye, then you're probably daydreaming about this lovely blouse. This cotton/silk blend -- so pleasant to the touch! -- top is full of bookish charm, with a dainty ruffled stand-up collar and a
half button-catch. Simply slip this on over jeans or a pencil skirt for a sweet and charming look that will have others taking note.
(RRP €209)

(Both garments available in other colours.)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New from MOSCOT (New York)

Ever since Hyman Moscot, who arrived in the USA from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island, began selling eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street in 1899, Moscot has been one of the most venerable names in New York eyewear. This family institution is now run by fourth-generation brothers, who continue to pay homage to the brand’s heritage and influences via eyeglasses collections that are oddly elegant, mildly moronic, slightly geriatric, and therefore totally awesome.

Moscot’s Lemtosh, Miltzen and Nebb are said t
o be the heart of the collections. Now available in very limited quantities!

• Moscot Lemtosh
Unisex. The round frame has a pleasant-all-around shape loved by many eyeglasses wearer.

It's hard to resist a Moscot Lemtosh-wearing bebeh.

• Moscot Miltzen

Unisex. This even rounder, full-view shape, eponymously named after a family uncle, is sleek, clean, and fastidious.

Bella and Rosalie both love Edward Cullen the Moscot Miltzen.

Moscot Nebb
Unisex. This chunky, rectangular Henry Kissinger-esque style has stood the test of time and is reportedly by far the most popular frame in the Moscot Originals collection.
As seen on Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live comedian/musician), Forest Whitaker, Justin Timberlake and Ted Danson.

Pick your Moscot and try it on and see. Trust us, people will come up to you and ask you about your eyewear ;-)
(Or if you don’t need glasses but love the frames, you can always have your optometrist turn them into sunglasses.)


New from the Olsen twins!
• Elizabeth and James Havana Gold Skirt
This Fall, several runway shows (including Dries van Noten, Jason Wu, and Balmain) witnessed a bona fide gold rush -- metallic brocade, lamé, foil. Elizabeth and James too is showing shades of gold in different forms and shapes. Following the dazzling “James” blazer, there is also a sparkler of a skirt -- in an elegant gold tone that ensures you're seen even from the back row :-)
Team with a white shirt or slinky silk vest top for evening or weddings.
(RRP € 298)

• Elizabeth and James Tropical "Juliet" Shorts
For your next night out, give that faithful little black dress a short rest, and slip on these slinky little Elizabeth and James shorts for a look so fresh, you won't be able to understand why you feel so at ease :-)
Pair this with a simple tank, vivid red heels, and lipstick to match, and you're ready strike out for a night of fabulous fun with your favourite guy or gals!
Or, with a floaty floral button-up and plimsoll sneakers, it’s versatile enough to go for a day outing, too.
(RRP US$265)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS - 21 Aug (Sat)

At last our big new shipment has been unpacked! *stands up to stretch aching limbs and back*
We have again a very broad choice of desirable goodies -- Catherine Malandrino, Class Roberto Cavalli, Elizabeth and James, under.ligne by Doo.ri, Rebecca Taylor, Sita Murt (Spain), Theory, Vanessa Bruno, Vivienne Tam, and more.
Also just in: 3.1 Phillip Lim Men (a first!); shoes from Mimco (Australia), Bally, and Sperry Top-sider; Moscot Originals; shades from Karen Walker, Ksubi and Tom Ford, and bags from Rebecca Minkoff and Bric's of Italy.
These hot new arrivals add to our fantastic line-up of sale offerings for your shopping pleasure!
Do please come and meet them this very day :-)

Friday, August 20, 2010


New Zealand-born, NYC-based Rebecca Taylor's kittenish designs have inspired legions of loyal fans to indulge their feminine wiles. With a firm understanding of what makes a woman feel pretty, Taylor consistently designs the loveliest pieces of any season.
This little dress features a poppy flower print, sweet shoulder ties, and a tulip skirt with pockets. You could wear this to garden parties with strappy heels, you could also layer it over a bandeau top and pair it with rustic sandals. Perfect pleasantly relaxed style on a wonderfully lazy day… like today!
(RRP US$350)

Thursday, August 19, 2010


How many passes does the team in white make? Test your awareness.

Well? Did you, hehe, like us, find yourself asking “What is he talking about? Have we been watching the same clip”?
This awesome video is by TfL (Transport for London), encouraging folks to look out for cyclists.
More adverts have since been created.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Ahhh, the comfy flip flops – or slip slaps, or toesies, or jandals, or slippers. A symbol of summertime, an emblem of relaxation, and -in the case of this logoed design from Emilio Pucci- a harbinger of style.
Covered in the kind of super-vibrant abstract design that's made Pucci famous, these flip flops are basically like bikinis for your feet -- they make you look and feel extra fun and sexy.
And they're super easy to wear, too. You just, like, put them on, and Ta Daa!... they're on, and you’re all set to flash designer style with your every step :-)
Also featuring soft, supple vamp straps and slender, rounded thong post that are easy on your toes.
(RRP US$120, or ¥17,850 in Japan!)

EMILIO PUCCI, Marchese di Barsento
The scion of a venerable Italian Florentine political family, Emilio Pucci (1914-1992) was raised in the lap of luxury and became an avid skier and scholar. Intuiting his aristocratic sensibilities, Pucci then set about revolutionising resort clothing. By the 1950s, he had become the kingpin of textile reinvention and beautiful prints, catering to wealthy sophisticates, heiresses and movie stars the world over. Pucci was one of the first brands to bear a logo, and a pioneer of diversification into interiors and accessories. Screen goddess Marilyn Monroe was said to have been buried in her Pucci dress. Pucci's influence even extended to the Moon, when he created the three bird motif for the Apollo 15 mission patch (although the crew replaced his blues and greens with a more patriotic red, white and blue). Six decades later, now under the stewardship of Norwegian designer Peter Dundas, Pucci’s legacy of luxurious geometric prints and kaleidoscopic colours continue to resonate.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New from Paris - LOVEMILLA

With a name like “Lovemilla” and a slogan that states “In Love We Trust”, obviously all the ingredients are there for us to fall in love with this exquisite new brand, created by the talented Parisian designer Amelie Gillier just two years ago.
Leaving behind the Artistic Director seat of Zadig et Voltaire gave Gillier the opportunity to explore what she wanted to do most: to create a more feminine and sophisticated line that would reflect her in
timate style and involvement. She hasn’t totally abandoned the principles that made Zadig et Voltaire amazing, but she did notch up the touch of romance whilst toning down the ‘rock’ attitude. Gillier also confessed that she often finds inspiration from things of the past, readjusting vintage style to life today.
Seductive without being trashy and understated without being boring, these precious 70s-influenced pieces beautifully communicate the DNA of Lovemilla.


Amelie Gillier had been married to Thierry Gillier for twenty
years, during which she helped her husband build up Zadig et Voltaire, the brand he had set up in the 80s. Following their separation, Gillier left the company and embarked on a new adventure. She named her label “Lovemilla” because she wanted to keep her daughter Manon Milla in the loop of this journey.
Carried by an extraordinary intuition, Gillier’s creations for Lovemilla is essentially an ode to love and femininity, besides also being a mirror into the core of her universe: vintage, chic and only an itsy bitsy teensy weensy rock :-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

D&G Scarf Print T-Shirt

A prevalent catwalk trend this year, shadow stenciling or trompe l’oeil (the French expression for "deceive the eye") is the art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion or visual pun which makes the viewer start and think “is it real or is it not?”.
With a clever scarf motif, this basic and classic D&G white crewneck tee is instantly elevated to something altogether more must-have :-)
(RRP £99.95)


One of the newer additions to the denim trade, luxury denim line Red Monkey Jeans (now known as RMC Martin Ksohoh, after its Hong Kong-born founder-designer) has climbed its way to the top of the industry. The quality of Red Monkey Jeans is said to be comparable to Evisu, which is perhaps unsurprising as Red Monkey Jeans is basically adopting the same formula but with different characteristics. Because Red Monkey Jeans have gotten very popular, they are worn by celebrities worldwide: Jay-Z, T.I. Akon, soccer stars Darren Bent, Thierry Henry and Djibril Cissé. A pair of Red Monkey Jeans will definitely set you apart from the crowd, and anyone who is anyone will know that you are wearing a one-of-a-kind pair of Red Monkey Jeans!
Top pic:
Sunderland striker Darren Bent (whom, BTW, many say should’ve been in England's 2010 World Cup squad) modeling his Red Monkey Jeans.

RMC founder-director, Martin Ksohoh aka Martin Lee Yat Ming (on the right, of course!).

P.S.: Pssst... and these jeans are now on sale at wondermomo! Get them before they're gone!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Dear fellow bargain hunters,
We interrupt your internet browsing to bring you this Public Service Announcement on sales... Not just any sale, we mean a seriously toothsome sale.
To commemorate the 53 years that have passed since this peaceful nation of ours gained independence, and the upcoming Hari Raya season, we present to you the WONDERMOMO & WHOOP! SALE-A-BRATION!
This sale (at the time of typing) is seriously our biggest yet and you can expect
super sweet discounts on a palatable palette of designer goods.
Only problem is, some designs only have limited pieces left. So hurry before the best styles and common sizes are gone!

Also, check out our NEW merchandise arriving bi-weekly. Just in: Lovemilla from Paris (in love we trust!), Vanessa Bruno, Theory, All saints Men, D&G Men, and more!

We’ll be here rain or shine or (dare we even say it?) flood… Hope you can make it real soon :-D

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ELIZABETH AND JAMES "James" Golden Blazer

Strike it rich in this super luxe blazer from Elizabeth and James!
The Olsen twins clearly employed their golden touch when creating this winner, made of lamé (a fabric interwoven with metallic yarns).
Pair this with a slim bottom, sexy heels and a sheer flirty blouse, and wear it on any glamourous occasion, and it is sure to earn you a gold medal in sassy but savvy style!
(RRP US$395)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Fasting

Ramadan Mubarak! to all our Muslim friends.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ACNE (Sweden) "Domino" Dress

A multi-faceted design company that infuses the hallmark of Swedish aesthetics into truly modern trend-free collections, Acne is one of the hottest cool labels in Scandinavia and Europe. (Anyone with a keen eye for fashion will notice Acne styles adorning an overly high percentage of the population there.) Founded in 1996 by four Swedes, the label’s first full collection was launched in 1998 and since then it has gone on to -among others- awesome collaborations with Lanvin and become an exceptional brand that demi-hipsters are obsessed with. Acne lovers -hehe, as unfortunate and unpleasant as that sounds- are described as individuals with strong individuality and fashion awareness.

The Acne "Domino" Dress reflect the same devotedly raw and clean tone of the brand. A relaxed sleeveless silhouette with a softly draped back and a dropped drape on the left side, it can be worn with a little tank underneath to flaunt your female form within the dress’s loose shape without showing too much skin :-)
(RRP US$349)

P.S. Etymology - A.C.N.E. supposedly stands for "Artists Creating Novel Expressions", but the acronym -which comes from Greek into Latin thence into modern languages- means the same thing in Swedish, so maybe the founders were just trying to be cheeky? :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

HALSTON HERITAGE One-Shoulder Cape Dress

All we can say is… WOW!
Unleash your inner goddess when you wrap yourself in the exquisite drape of silk and asymmetrical one-shoulder of this lavishly stunning Halston Heritage dress!
As seen in Sex and the City 2 on Sarah Jessica Parker -- who, as you may know, is now the Chief Creative Officer and President of Halston.
(You could also insert a shoulder pad like SJP did, or show off a pretty jewelled brooch at the shoulder.)
Available in Peach and White.
(RRP US$325)