"" wondermomo: June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

ONITSUKA TIGER/ASICS Japanese Style Sneakers (Limited Edition)

Always capturing our fascination with a dash of cool Japonisme, Onitsuka Tiger/ASICS continues to turn tradition into fashion.ONITSUKA KAMOGUTSU
Inspired by kamogutsu or kamo-kutsu (“duck shoes”) boots, worn by officers of the Imperial Guard, courtiers and nobles who played Kemari (an ancient soccer game of Chinese origin popular during the Heian Period), Onitsuka’s Kamogutsu sneaker is as interesting as it is rare. This shoe rocks a suede toe box that extends into the mid-panel and transitions into a fabric material. Depending on mood and/or weather, the fabric can be worn up or rolled-down for a different look, so that you get two funky looks, for the price of one pair of shoes :-D


Think ninja and imagine their split-toed “tabi” socks, or the heftier version, called “jika-tabi”, which are often worn by construction workers. Such Japanese shoes have been around hundreds of years and inspired what may have been the world’s first split-toe running shoe design: the Onitsuka Marathon Tabi produced in 1953. Nearly six decades later, this super-duper original split-toe construction has been revised in order to offer better fit and comfort, especially in the toe area. A rubber sole and a side strap have also been added for support. You’ll be surprised by how light the Okatabi MT feels, too - some folks even say it's like wearing just socks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A.C.N.E. (Sweden) Zip Detail Top

Founded as a lifestyle brand in 1996, cult Swedish label ACNE is a name dear to the hearts of savvy dressers worldwide. With shoulder zip details that when undone drop out to a batwing sleeve, this versatile and edgy top allows for several styling and fit. Wear it loose, asymmetric, or relaxed with a cinched waist. A blouse you can wear all week and get away with!
(RRP 1695 SEK / £210)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ALLSAINTS SPITALFIELDS (London) Silk/Leather Rucksack

The AllSaints Spitalfields rucksack is a stylish and practical accessory for the man on the go:-
Refreshing combo of silk and washed calf leather, check.
Large interior with endless amounts of storage space, check.
Exterior compartments to store all your smaller gear, check.
Easy access drawstring closure, check.
Slouchy cool with an '80s style, check.
Now all you need is a destination!
(RRP £135)

Didja know that when AllSaints Spitalfields first opened in New York (this time last year), the store took more than US$1m in its first fortnight, outperforming nearby Topshop? Hoping to replicate that success, the Brit retailer unveiled its first Midwest location -Chicago- this past Wednesday, revealing an impressive storefront. Like every AllSaints store, the interior space is designed to evoke the feel of an industrial European rail station. It touts a large glass atrium, flat iron black steel arches, and also 800 vintage sewing machines.

Monday, June 27, 2011

ALICE + OLIVIA Ikat Print Dress

Alice + Olivia founder and designer Stacey Bendet knows there’s a better way to cool off this season than in cut-offs and crop-tops! Renewed with an energetic, intriguing ikat style print and a seductive cutout back, her new Summer dress flutters over the body with gentle ruches at the waist area. Wardrobe decisions are thus simplified to a matter of wedged sandals and matching earrings :-)
(RRP US$368)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

ALEXANDER WANG Sling Messenger

We all have a bit of rocker in us, and nothing helps express that aesthetic quite like an Alexander Wang accessory. Using a classic shape, gorgeous pebbled calfskin and edgy studs, Wang has crafted a subtle stunner that stokes the flames of our desire. The non-giant size and adjustable shoulder strap further make this a flattering style on all body types. Worn over the shoulder, this baby will stamp your every look with urban glamour!
(RRP US$780)

"Young phenomenon on the rise" Brenda Song with her Alexander Wang.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Things are heating up again for the iconic pioneer denim brand Wrangler (we have a bit in the store!), and this award-winning campaign - featuring the legendary Tony Ward - is surely one of the coolest ever, even if it's last season.

For more fun time with Mr Ward, go here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

UNDER.LIGNE by DOO.RI (New York) Gathered Shirtdress

Gathering throughout the front of this V-neck buttoned dress meets in a sunburst at the very centre of the silhouette; the result is unusual and compelling.
An elastic band at the back ensures a comfortably fitted bodice, while the high-low hem and side slits add interesting detail.
Punctuate this under.ligne by doo.ri look with luxe patent platform pumps, and be the best-dressed in the office!
(RRP US$395)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


It may seem hard to believe that the Olsen twins, who started their careers at 9 months of age, have only just turned 25 last week, but perhaps this will help: Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted smooching Kanye West outside a New York nightclub last week, says E! Online. Ahh, they grow up so fast.
(OK let's leave it at that before this turns into a gossip column :-).)
Today’s post is - of course - about a beautiful piece from the sister act’s label, Elizabeth and James.
Pretty without being frilly, this contrast knit and sheer blouse-sweater hybrid is a delicate style you’ll want to take everywhere. Wear a layering camisole underneath, then pair with dark skinny jeans or white pants or taupe/caramel cargos for just the perfect amount of cool, day or night.
(RRP US$265)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NEW ARRIVALS - 21 Jun (Tuesday)

As the bearer of small delightful tidings, it gives us great pleasure to relieve you from your present work-swamped surroundings, by informing you of a modest-sized NEW SHIPMENT we have just received.

Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth and James, Kenzo, Theory, under.ligne by doo.ri, Rugby Polo Ralph Lauren Men, Kangol hats, Givenchy bags, ladies’ shoes from Ash Italia and Paolo Conte (this Russian shoemaker sold over 12 million pairs of footwear during the first eight years of its existence), Dolce & Gabbana men’s Venetian and Tassel loafers (very, very nice - Dolce & Gabbana does classic reeeeeally well), Converse x John Varvatos.

Join us as we roll ’em out onto the shop floor :-D

[Image: Boris Novák, Utrecht, the Netherlands]

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Tunic-Dress with Cutout Back

Sharp and crisp but with a comfortable fit, this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress has a special surprise: check out the peek-a-boo sheer cutout back!
Team this runway look with nude pumps and a statement necklace for sports-luxe chic, or wear it as a maxi blouse over pants.
(RRP US$575)

As seen on "the next big things": Melodie Monrose of Martinique and Giedre Dukauskaite of Lithuania.

Monday, June 20, 2011


While most of us favour the ease of owning just a single wallet, others swap them daily as they would a handbag and shoes (no, really, daily). If you belong to the latter category, then you must go for all the Tory Burch wallets! Stylish, fun, stuffable, indispensable -- these babies are perfect for work, groceries, and travel. Collect them all! :-D

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Fathers, do try this at home cause it's both really fun and a great workout.
Take the nearest small child (it doesn't matter if it's yours or not), and hurl them in the sky -- just be sure you catch 'em when they land.
Happy Father's Day to all the papas and upper arms out there.

[Image: Bobby Bokeh]

Saturday, June 18, 2011

ADIDAS Y-3 BY YOHJI YAMAMOTO Mesh/Leather Drive Mocs

Haven't bought a card yet? Well, you’re not alone, it seems. A recent survey has revealed that 45% of us don't bother to celebrate Father's Day. At all. A figure that dwarfs the same statistic for (not) observing Mothering Sunday - 18 per cent. Poor dad.
So why not buck the trend this year? Whether your old man is a magnet for all things cool or uncool, this drool-inducing loafer from adidas Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto is bound to make you go that extra mile.

Sporty and spiffy all at the same time, this slip-on is an all-new shoe shape created by Yamamoto for adidas, and is expected to become a regular feature in the Y-3 footwear collection, returning every season with different innovative fabrics and finishes.
Featuring a mesh/leather contrast, this drive moc is sure to get your (and Dad’s!) style engines revving!
(RRP €280)
“adidas and I - we just like each other. Japanese and German people are intelligent sorts. Our working rhythm is the same.” So says Yohji Yamamoto, as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of Y-3. 2011 also happens to be a big year for the designer personally: it is the 30th anniversary of his debut in Paris; he is the subject of an extensive retrospective exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum; he is unveiling his autobiography (“My Dear Bomb”) in June, and we get to see the insides of his mind in a rare film, “This is my Dream” (due to be released on DVD in September - watch the trailer below).

Trivia: YeeEun, YooBin and SunYe of Korean pop sensation Wonder Girls don Y-3 footwear (available in Whoop!) as they attend the Y-3 SS2011 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.