"" wondermomo: May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NEW ARRIVALS - 31 May (Tuesday)

Dear Pals,
Ahh, it's Tuesday, and the week is moving on, but it is not quite Hump Day yet.
It's also the last day of the month, (and your paycheck is burning a hole through your pocket), and you've got an exciting month of June to look forward to.

OK no more beating around the bush: NEW ARRIVALS are just in at wondermomo!
We have combed all of our favourite old and first-time brands and found several new items that you'll need stat:-

ALICE by Temperley (the new diffusion line of Temperley London, the house behind Pippa Middleton's sensational green goddess gown), BCBG Max Azria, Bird by Juicy Couture (more serious and mature but still chic with a touch of hippie), DVF, Elizabeth and James, Givenchy, Rebecca Taylor, Theyskens' Theory (in great demand and selling out everywhere), 72 Changes (Taiwan's biggest star Jolin Tsai fulfills her fashion design dream, and quite deftly, too), Vanessa Bruno, Z Zegna for Men, and more.

This collection is available at this very moment in wondermomo -- come forth and be warmly welcomed and thrilled.

BIRD BY JUICY COUTURE Printed Kaftan Dress

Re-energise your wardrobe with this boho-chic printed kaftan dress from Bird by Juicy Couture. Cinch in the soft fabric with the simple belt and keep the brushstroke print in focus with tan heeled sandals.
(RRP US$380)

Priced about 30% higher than the Juicy Couture label, the Bird by Juicy Couture collection consists of more sophisticated pieces inspired by timeless vintage silhouettes. It’s a different take on the Juicy girl: more like a "well-travelled sister with an impeccably tailored wardrobe and closet you can't help but raid" :-)

Monday, May 30, 2011


Representative of Theory's tried and true reputation of traditional contemporary wear, the sheer button-down cap sleeve blouse gets a punch-up with more fashion-forward touches by Olivier Theyskens, the Belgian design genius known for his sophistication and chic individualism. Team this Theyskens' Theory design -with its longer, curved hem at back- with slim-leg chinos and platform wedges for effortless Left Bank style at work, or wear it to parties with tailored shorts and super-high sandals.
(RRP US$250)

Sunday, May 29, 2011


What's the one must-have Summer item? Beach home, fast car, luxe yacht? Nope. It's statement sunglasses - specifically, Karen Walker's statement shades. Indeed, few things really make a statement like a bold pair of Karen Walker's somewhat unusual but definitely distinctive eyewear. '80s avant garde, oversized glamazon, tastefully chunky, quirkily round -- take your pick, these cool unisex sunnies are just the Summer fashion fix you've been hankering for.

New Zealand-born, New York-based Karen Walker has a reputation for designs "that provide a means of appearing cool but not trying too hard". A reoccurring theme in her work is taking extremes and pushing them together -- masculine and feminine, tailored and street, luxury and non-luxury, dark and super-cute. Karen Walker's creations celebrate the anti "it girl" -- characters like Ally Sheedy's heavy-fringed weirdo in 'The Breakfast Club', not the beautiful girl in the room, but the interesting one. These extremes reflect particularly heavily in her eyewear collection as an ongoing reference.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

BDG Non-Stretch Skinny Jeans

If you’re not one for stretch denim, try these non-stretch --but still taper-legged and skinny-fitted-- five-pocket low-rise from BDG. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters (a hipster's Mecca in the indie fashion scene), BDG's jeans have a small cult fan base in the States, among street-style aficionados as well as celebrities.

Happy School Holidays

Happy school holidays to all little kids, and big kids. :-D
[Photo: Soft colour series “Good old school days, Japan”, by Nao]

Thursday, May 26, 2011

UNDER.LIGNE by DOO.RI (New York) Perforated Lambskin Drape Skirt

Perforated genuine lambskin over jersey is artfully draped for a modern, slightly asymmetrical silhouette on this under.ligne by doo.ri skirt. Also featuring a stretch waistband and draped pockets, this very stylish piece will add some real character to a true fashionista's wardrobe.
(RRP US$595)

Doo-Ri Chung started crafting a clothing line for women in the basement of her parents' dry-cleaning business. By 2006, she had won the CFDA emerging talent award for women’s wear. Since then, Chung, who is known for creating elegant pieces in draping jersey, has kept a low profile -- she has no standalone boutiques, instead sells her signature collection (Doo.Ri.) in high-end stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, and Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong. Two years ago, Chung finally launched a second line called under.ligne (pronounced "Under Line"). In just a year, 150 under.ligne outlets have opened around the world, and the line has become more profitable than Chung's main collection and is now her company’s primary source of growth.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

JUICY COUTURE Floral Terry Hat

Made from terry cloth, a soft and super-comfy 100% cotton fabric known for its absorbent properties, this Juicy Couture hat has the prettiest floral print as well as an ample brim that offers protection from the UV rays - which means you won’t have to be such a Squinty McSquint the next time you attend an occasion at the yacht club, or enjoy a paperback by the pool :-)

Monday, May 23, 2011


Swingy tassels add movement, length and fun to the asymmetrical hem of this sheer chiffon tank from Elizabeth and James. The cut is a simple U-neck with thick straps, and the paisley print is different and cool. Slip on this statement piece with skinny pants and high-heels for a glamorous gypsy look!
(RRP US$255)
Tassels and fringes used to be symbols of wealthiness and power for military generals and priests. This season though, they’re such a major trend that they’re embellishing everything from clothing and handbags to shoes and jewellery.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Final Call - Save 20% Off Select Women's Handbags & Shoes

Don't miss out, dear friends!
wondermomo’s “Save 20% Off Select Women’s Handbags And Shoes” promotion ends Tuesday, 31 May.
Get your desired handbag and shoes now, or kiss it goodbye!

Enjoy your week ahead and all that spectacularly unfolds within it :-D

Saturday, May 21, 2011

HELMUT LANG Asymmetrical Hem Dress

The clean look of this Helmut Lang dress in combination with the eye-catching asymmetrical hem guarantees a big entrance! Wear this relaxed-fit foundation piece with statement heels for a daytime work look with edge, then pair it with bold jewellery and a clutch for the perfect after-hours style equation.
(RRP US$310)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


XYZ AXIS by Matt W. Moore. More buildings need walls like this :-)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PENCEY 'Mummy' Pants

On the hunt for last-minute rock chic/goth style? With draped, distressed faux-leather banding at the front, the cleverly-named ‘Mummy’ pants from New York-based label Pencey will add an edge to your normal leggings look.
Pencey is the creation of Christina Minasian, the former creative director of the celeb-heavy haven Kitson. Named after the boarding school in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Pencey is known for combining girly silhouettes with tomboy detailing, creating a look with an audacious attitude.
(RRP US$132)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Large Chevron Tote

Need a hobo that can do double duty? With its mix of rich chevron-patterned leather and adjustable shoulder strap, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s capacious Pantera tote offers get-noticed good looks and both uptown/downtown appeal. Use it for work or just while out enjoying the weekend with friends.
(RRP US$575)

P.S. This bold beauty, and many others -along with select women’s shoes- are currently on 20% off.
You’ll need to hurry though - this Mum’s Day promotion ends very soon!

Happy Wesak Day

Happy 2,555th Birthday Buddha!

[Image: 花祭り (Hana Matsuri = Flower Festival) by Ishikawa Ken of Kamakura, Japan. The Japanese emphasise the flower symbolism within their celebrations of Buddha’s birthday because it is said that upon the birth of Buddha, the heavens rained down many blossoms to welcome him.]

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Teachers' Day

Happy Teachers' Day to our friends who are teaching professionals and to our teachers who have touched our lives :-D

[Image: Wisconsin Historical Society]

Friday, May 13, 2011


As always, expect anything associated with Rugby Ralph Lauren to have skull and crossbones details. Comfortable to wear with a stylish fit, these fun embroidered shorts are also such statement pieces that you’d want to just balance ‘em out with a simple tee or shirt - be it on a weekend mall stroll, on the golf course, at the beach, or just kicking back on the deck of your boat having a cocktail :-)
Available for both men and women!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

UNDER.LIGNE by DOO.RI (New York) Silk-Panel Dress

Award-winning New York-based fashion star Doo-Ri Chung is not a flashy designer - her calling card is craft-focused jersey dresses, at which she truly excels. This subtly lustrous silk-and-modal combo dress, from the designer's under.ligne by doo.ri diffusion line, is styled with an easy shape that's pulled in by a matching tie at the front waist. Simple yet chic, this piece will take your from the office to cocktail hour and throughout the year. We dearly love!
(RRP US$285)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


...if only for a day.

Here's a grateful shout out to all you super women out there... HMD whether you’re a mum, grandma, stepmum, aunt, or a mum to a pet :-)

P.S. This is the time to show the woman who raised you that she did well - you've got excellent taste and know when to act on a great deal! Take advantage of our “save 20% off select women’s handbags and shoes” special, valid for a short time only!

[Image: Annmarie (Birmingham, Michigan, USA)]