"" wondermomo: February 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CAMILLA SKOVGAARD (Denmark/London) Wedge Bootie

Surely everyone out there would agree with us if we say that, fashionistas Whitney Port, Dorothy Hui, Hillary Tsui and Jacqueline Rose's boots --the saw-soled wedge from the uber-talented Danish shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard-- are clearly the No.1 standout in their respective ensembles?
And this bootie looks fabulous, too, when contrasted with a feminine dress.
(RRP US$530)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

REBECCA MINKOFF Linear Stud "Flame" Boston

Whether it’s your extended labourious day at work, or your chill, laid-back day just strolling through the city, sling this little "Flame" boston from Rebecca Minkoff around your arm with any wardrobe. We especially love the mix of antiquish linear studs, reminiscent of times past :-)
(RRP US$595)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


These chic and understated ponte knit dresses from BCBGMAXAZRIA feel as soft and slinky as they look.
Can be hidden under a severe blazer until party time. Great pieces to have and so easy - no ironing! :-D
(RRP US$298)

*P.S.: More BCBGMAXAZRIA ponte dresses in sheath silhouette available in-store.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Surf Line Hawaii was created by Dave Rochlen, a Californian transplant to Hawaii, in 1964. When Rochlen was little, his mother had her six children each choose a colour to indicate their belongings. Rochlen picked lavender, so his mother embroidered all his towels, sheets, pillow covers and other belongings with lavender tips. Rochlen credits this with his life-long fascination with colour.

After a varied and interesting career (including a stint in the U.S. Marines, serving as one of the Santa Monica area's best known lifeguards and respected big-wave rider, and working as a Hollywood stunt man and a systems analyst), Rochlen decided to capitalise on his love for the sea, surfing and Hawaii by moving to the Land of Aloha. It was in Hawaii that the idea for his business came to life. Inspired by his own desire to find comfortable surfwear, combined with pictures of exotic Russian pajamas he'd seen in a magazine, Rochlen bought some brightly-coloured floral fabric and asked his Hawaiian wife Keanuenue to sew a baggy pajama with a sewn-up fly, cut off at the knee. With this vision, the first “Jams” merchandise as well as Rochlen’s new company Surf Line Hawaii, Ltd. were created.
In the nearly five decades since, Surf Line Hawaii has remained a family-owned company (now headed by Rochlen’s son, David "Pua" Rochlen), but it is far from just a beach shorts maker. Surf Line Hawaii has grown into a manufacturer of contemporary casual lifestyle wear, where exclusive print art from the ‘60s and ‘70s are blended in with new looks culled from the streets and beaches of Europe and Asia.

As the seasons change over, these Original Jams by Surf Line Hawaii shoes -bannering a fun breezy print- will ease you through in laid-back style and comfort.
A little bit nostalgic (because the cheery “Tradewinds” print was created by the founder himself), and a lot enticing (for so cheerily capturing the fond memories and free-spirited lifestyle of the retro era), these shoes -in either low- or hi-cut- are perfect for adding a bit of colour and interest to your casual wardrobe, including denim :-)
At RRP ¥9,240 ~ ¥10,290, these Jam shoes are especially popular with kicks-lovers in Japan.

Dave Rochlen working on his signature “Tradewinds” print.

In 1965, Surf Line Hawaii made news as the subject of a feature pictorial in LIFE magazine.

About the same time, the Rochlen clan hit the beach for a family portrait, while modeling their company's apparel. From left are Nohea, Nani, Pua, Mark, Kootchie, Keanuenue and Dave Rochlen.

Dave Rochlen (left) designing Surf Line Hawaii’s exclusive prints with the support of Japanese textile craftsmen - photographed in Japan, circa 1970s.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Pint-size "Dark Lord" imposing his evil will through telepathy? So cute, we could not NOT share.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

TORY BURCH Metallic Hobo

At the fashion shows of 2011, designers granted us a rich and blissful visual experience thanks to the generous use of metallic shades. While traditionally more associated with Fall/Winter fashions, gold, silver, as well as the endless shades of these base tones have been employed to decorate the various Spring/Summer clothing and accessories.
This metallic hobo from Tory Burch (“the most copied designer in America,” according to The Los Angeles Times) is an elegant example of how to do the metallic trend right. A nice-size bag with grand glamour and flirty (detachable) tassel detail, this hobo is a real eye-catcher and just the ticket for any kind of outing, be it work-related, or an afternoon with friends.
(RRP US$395)

This season, apparel and accessories of all sorts -and even make-up- get amped up with heavy metal, on and off the runway.

Kanye West missed out on music’s biggest night --the Grammys, that is, on just this past Sunday (13 Feb), where, incidentally, the metallic trend hit a high note -- in favour of attending the NYFW, including bestie Tory Burch’s presentation.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Rose to Jack: You jump, I jump.
Happy Love Day!

[Image: Kirsty Nichol, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom]

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Drawing inspiration from Ali “Love Story” MacGraw and the seventies-era perfume dream girl, Charlie (" Kinda free, kinda wow!"), Rebecca Taylor’s Spring Summer 2011 runway had, according to style.com, “more silk blouses than you could shake a joss stick at”. And theyre all so pretty, in an unfussy way, too. So when hosting your next soiree, why not grab one of Rebecca Taylor’s lovely silk tops, and give your guests something gorgeous to gasp at?
Needless to say, great for the office, too

• Rebecca Taylor Patchwork Blouse (RRP US$275)
Through a patchwork design of floral jacquard and satin, Rebecca Taylor adds romance and textural appeal to this empire-waist silhouette of rich silk.

• Rebecca Taylor Beaded Blouse (RRP US$325)
Bedecked with sweet beading, this billowy Rebecca Taylor blouse will make your days more delightful and evenings more elegant.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


For a little pre-Valentine fun, we implore you to watch this JibJab* video (of I Got You Babe feat Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart) and nearly spit out your corn flakes and roll on the floor in laughter the way we did this morning.

*JibJab is a California-based company that offers customisable digital greeting cards and videos.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RUTZOU (Denmark) Zip Jumpsuit

As we last posted, versions of the jumpsuit --many of them slinky, sexy, and channeling Studio 54-- were seen from almost every designer worldwide on the Spring/Summer 2011 runway.
Poised in sheeny fabrications with a deep v-neck and exposed zipper accents that lend an ultra-cool utility edge, this jumpsuit from Copenhagen label Rutzou is one such great instance. With an elastic waist, this easy-to-wear one-piece wonder also makes putting an outfit together a snap… or should we say a zip ;-)
Pair with killer heels for a fashion-forward alternative to the maxi cocktail dress.
(RRP £245.00)
P.S. Pictures don't do this piece justice - you simply must put it on and see yourself in it!

In the interview with ALT for Damerne (
the widely read Danish women's fashion/lifestyle mag), Susanne Rützou singled out the zip jumpsuit as her pick of the season.
Style tips from the designer: “It can be styled with a jacket over and a pair of ankle boots, and you're ready to party, but it can also be taken in a different direction with a pair of sneakers and a grey T-shirt under.”

In keeping with the 70s trend, jumpsuits reigned supreme on the 2011 catwalks:-