"" wondermomo: January 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

CAMILLA SKOVGAARD Tassel Heel Ankle Boots

Tassel originated thousands of years ago and throughout its history was used as a symbol of status. Now this artform -along with its connotation of luxurious craftsmenship- is returning as the adornment du jour, with the 2011 Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks catwalks positively dripping with tassels (see below).
Although widely featured on clothing, the trend is most prominent on accessories - whether it’s footwear, bags, belts or even jewellery.
Made of black suede and standing on a signature serrated platform with a reptile-like print on the back as an added touch of style, it is the a-swinging leather tassel stiletto heel that’s the real eye-catcher here.
Another daring and dramatic piece of wearable shoe-art from London-based Danish design superstar Camilla Skovgaard, these innovative heels will transform your classic cocktail dress into an avant-garde fashion statement!
Heel measures approximately 11.5cm/4.5 inches.
(RRP US$410 or £395)
Nothing gives a bit of swing to your sashay like a tassel or two!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

NEW ARRIVALS - 31 Jan (Monday)

Hey there fellow fans of New Arrivals.

If CNY preparations have left you with no time to hunt down that perfect dress or shirt or shoe or bag then fear not.
We will be adding another round of fresh picks -for both ladies and gentlemen- to our racks: 3.1 Phillip Lim, BCBG, Elizabeth and James, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Reed Krakoff (the hot new signature line of Coach head Reed Krakoff), Double RL (vintage-inspired and super-limited), Rugby Ralpha Lauren, Camilla Skovgaard, Ksubi, Mosley Tribes (Oliver People's more casual line of sunglasses), Kangol and more.

Whether you've been seriously slacking on your festive shopping, or just realised you've got nothing to wear to the in-laws'/dinner on Thursday - we're here to help.

We will be open daily until Wednesday 2 Feb, so do stop by for assistance with your last-minute needs, and check off one more thing on your long and winding " to-do" list.

Have a fruitful week ahead :-)

SNEAK PEAK of one doozy newbie: The tassled-loafer-gone-incredible… from the Japanese niche luxury label with a name compounded from two Latin words: "vis" + "vim".
Featuring the best of the best (premium veggie-tanned leather upper combined with comfortable sneaker-esque outsole), this hybrid shoe is highly coveted for its quality and rarity - with retail prices hitting HKD4,980 in Hong Kong.
Too. Awesome. To. Let. It. Pass. You. By!
(RRP in Japan: ¥44,100 or approx. US$535)

[Image: Elizabeth Lee, Singapore]

Saturday, January 29, 2011

RUTZOU (Denmark) Cowl-Neck Velvet Dress

This Rützou dress is a pure vision in ultra-lush velvet, romanced with an alluring cowl neck and designed in an easy pull-on silhouette. One of the long sleeves is skillfully cut as a batwing to finish the draping look with finesse. Pair this elegant piece with teetering heels, adding subtle lashings of necklace and drop earrings. Can be hand-washed cold.
(RRP £195.00)

For those of you who are not yet fans of Danish designer Susanne Rützou's work, please visit her site immediately because she is fan-tas-tic. Well, purchase Rützou pieces, and then visit her site. And then go home and have a spectacular week - and an even more spectacular Year of the Rabbit :-D

Based in Copenhagen, Susanne Rützou is a multiple award-winning designer whose creations embody the essence of Danish style. A graduate of Margrethe Skolen (Copenhagen's most esteemed design and fashion college), the designer collected extensive experience --including through positions with the most prominent names in Scandinavian fashion like Bruuns Bazaar and Birger Christensen-- prior to designing in her own name in 2000. Interestingly, although Rützou clothing are not particularly commercial in their look, they are a commercial success, both in Europe and the USA where they are primarily sold.

Friday, January 28, 2011


What a tender little clip! Animation created by Thomas Hicks for Joshua Radin’s song, "I'd Rather Be With You". Hope it brightens your day :-D

REBECCA MINKOFF "Flame" Quilted Satchel

Quilted leather shapes the pillowy soft “Flame” satchel from Rebecca Minkoff, who has amassed a huge following over the last six years for her hip, rockin’ designs.
Offered in attractive palettes, this style is well-loved for its roomy interior, interesting screw-head studs, and sleek shape - that allows you to go straight from the office to happy hour or dinner.
(RRP US$495)

Trivia: Curious how big Rebecca Minkoff is? Based on data collected on 25 January, 2011 by Polyvore (the leading fashion and social shopping platform), Rebecca Minkoff is No.1 on both the "Top Brand" and "Top Site" charts - beating the likes of Proenza Schouler, Miu Miu, net-a-porter.com and barneys.com.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

REBECCA TAYLOR Printed Jumpsuit (from Very Small New Shipment)

In the midst of the joyous rush towards CNY, a pretty amazing thing happened: a very small package of new ladies clothing, thought to be lost in transit, showed up today! *throws confetti and blows pre-New Year's horns*

Among the contents of the ickle little shipment is this darling jumpsuit from fashionista favorite Rebecca Taylor.

The encapsulation of 70s glamour and boho (the two main trends of this season), floral jumpsuits have been seen all over the SS2011 runway - see below.
With its lovely print, fluttery fit and youthful charm, this Rebecca Taylor jumpsuit has got all the flower power you need to hop on the hot trend.
Slick up the look with a jacket and booties, play up the piece’s femininity with an oversized cardi and kitten heel sandals, or beach-ify it with a pair of ankle-tie espadrilles.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960 (by Nicole Richie) Peep-Toe Heels

Named after her daughter (Harlow Winter Kate Madden), House of Harlow 1960 is a labour of love for LA starlet -and 2010 Glamour Awards Entrepreneur of the Year- Nicole Richie.
A smart and tight roundup of '60s and '70s era vintage Bohemian with modern styling for a look that's contemporary, "pleasantly surprised" seems to be the most popular phrase from the critics about this line -- which is to say, it is a must-have collection for any fashionista!

• House of Harlow 1960 "Nell" Peep-Toe Pumps (RRP US$240)
A fear of heights is worth conquering for the sake of road-testing this peep-toe from House of Harlow 1960. Slide these beauties on with a midi-length dress or skinny jeans to demonstrate your fab fashion sense!

House of Harlow 1960 "Nita" Lazer-Cut Platform Peep-Toe Sandals (RRP US$240)
You’ll adore the sprinkling of little cutouts that pours over the front of this peep-toe form. Sure to leave onlookers, and your beau, smitten!

P.S. Go here to see Nicole Richie talk passionately about her collections as she styles America’s Next Top Model winner Nicole Fox for her Spring look book shoot.

Monday, January 24, 2011

TRINA TURK Cap-Sleeve Ponte Dress

Stir up conversation at this year’s CNY celebration in this winning dress from Los Angeles designer Trina Turk!
Cut from Italian ponte knit fabric, crafted with soft diagonal gathers on the bodice (for a flattering fit), and embellished with artful grosgrain ribbon floral appliqués on one shoulder, this sheath is the epitome of polished, timeless grace.
With the addition of a blazer, it’s even perfect for the office after the festivities quiet down.
Style this classic with your favourite details - dainty gold jewellery, buckled black heels, and a coat of vibrant lipstick.
*Also available in other hues.
(RRP US$278)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

DIESEL Men's Denim Shirts

The steadfast little brother to the classic crisp white button-up, denim shirts are the perfect piece of clothing for the wash and go” world we live in. Whether light, dark, or stone-washed, they are a fashion statement in themselves. They’re incredibly comfortable and durable, and super easy to take care of. Full marks, too, for their “no-airs” look and feel. With a couple of them (in different shades -blue, black or grey) and a nice pair of slacks or chinos to match, you’ll be ready to step out anywhere, in style.

Liberally dosed with wash, tarnish and other treatments, these distressed denim shirts from iconic Italian label Diesel --including designs from the brand’s Rock music inspired ‘Rockin Dots’ capsule collection-- are perfect on their own or worn open and layered over a white T-Shirt, A-Shirt, or turtleneck. Or pair with a Madras plaid tie to elevate the “Casual Friday at work” look!

Hollywood men -and celebrity babies- are filling the fashion pages in handsome denim shirts:-

Friday, January 21, 2011

NEW ARRIVALS - 21 Jan (Friday)

This week’s NEW ARRIVALS would make excellent fuel for any new year's resolve that involves looking and feeling your best -- from the outside in!
3.1 Phillip Lim, BCBG Max Azria, Hoss Intropia (Spain), Rebecca Taylor, Rutzou by Suzanne Rutzou (Danish and delish!), Pringle of Scotland, Trina Turk, Burberry Black Label Men, footwear from Camilla Skovgaard (also Danish, also divine), House of Harlow 1960 (by Nicole Richie) and Sperry Topsider by Jeffrey (the swank NYC/Atlanta mini-department store), Tory Burch iPad cover, Rebecca Minkoff and more.
Will these goodies be yours? Come meet them this weekend and find out :-D

[Image: Alex, Tsarskoe Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia]

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Dresses from REBECCA TAYLOR

Spring/Summer 2011 is all about colour, so have fun in these vibrant, syrupy silk numbers by Rebecca Taylor! The only question is, can your sweet tooth handle their delicious decadence?

• Rebecca Taylor Waterfall Cami Dress (RRP US$325)
Why wait only for nighttime to dazzle? This flirty silhouette, a Rebecca Taylor signature, will make even your day-look sweet yet sultry!

• Rebecca Taylor Tutu Dress
(RRP US$450)
Swing, sway, and strut your stuff to the sound of this delightful ballerina-inspired party dress from Rebecca Taylor! Tiered ruffles make up the flirty skirt while a fitted ruched bodice adds allure.