"" wondermomo: February 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

THE KOOPLES (Paris) Dress with Small Leather Collar

Proving that black is never boring, Parisian label The Kooples plays with lightweight texture and sheerness and adds a cool little collar -made of leather of the softest sort!- to this office- and play-appropriate short-sleeved dress.
A gentle waist elastic provides shape.
Simply switch shoes and accessories for an effortless transition from desk to dinner.
The Kooples (which takes its name from the way 'couples' is pronounced in French) has been growing most rapidly since opening its first stores just a few years ago. Much of the brand's marketing campaigns haven't been shot in studios with professional models, but on the streets or in clubs with real couples, as if a paparazzi had captured them. Dressed in The Kooples, attractive and youthful, the couples aren't always boy and girl, but boy and boy or girl and girl (case in point: Guenievre and Maud, above) - a nod to the 'live and let live' atmosphere Paris has always maintained, not to mention the androgynous vibe the Kooples wants to continue to mine.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

ALLSAINTS SPITALFIELDS (London) Mandarin-Collar Polo

The contrast mandarin collar and 6-button placket say cool. The touch of the lightweight jersey fabric says comfort. Either way, this updated granddad polo tee from AllSaints Spitalfields of London is a total win-win - perfect for casual weekends and warm nights :-)

AllSaints Spitalfield has always held a close affiliation with music. Here's Justin Vernon (frontman of Bon Iver, the newly minted 'Best New Artist') easing into a blue Hawaiian button-down in the AllSaints Spitalfield gifting suite during the Grammy weekend.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Fear and loathing in Las Palmas. Crazy-awesome video by Johannes Nyholm (Sweden).
Happy Saturday!

For the full version, go here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

REBECCA TAYLOR (New York) Batik-Print Blouse

Colour callout: Rebecca Taylor brings exuberance and fresh charm to her signature silhouette with a splash of indigo and magenta on this batik tie-dye pattern blouse.
Wear this easy, flowing top with black or white trousers as 'casual Friday' attire, or with wide-leg jeans on the weekend.
(RRP US$275)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

JOURNAL STANDARD (Japan) Ankle Socks

Made in Japan, these high quality Journal Standard ankle socks ensure your feet are never uncomfortable or boring. Pair them with your favourite shorts or rolled-up pants for a cool look.
(RRP ¥1,050)

As its name implies, JOURNAL STANDARD is the ‘standard’ in premier Japanese select shops, with a mix of original brand goods -such as the ankle socks- and imported clothing from around the world. With more than 30 brick-and-mortar locations across Japan, Hong Kong, and Paris, this refined (and expensive!) chain features the best of men’s and women’s fashion and basics. A popular haunt among the highly fashion-conscious since its 1997 launch.
Journal Standard is part of Baycrews Group, which also owns Edifice, another cult select store chain in Japan.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ACNE (Sweden) Zip Dress

Zippers that snake down the body add an enticing edge to this contemporary dress of crinkle-finish linen from ACNE of Sweden, finished with a low scoop back and two side-slit front pockets.
Create a stylish, lively look by pairing this plaudit-worthy piece with eye-popping platform heels - red! - and a marvelous moto-style jacket, and you’ll receive an outstanding outfit ovation.
(RRP US$320 / £220)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

REBECCA TAYLOR (New York) Floral Faux-Wrap Dress

This garden-print faux-wrap frock from New York-based Rebecca Taylor is trimmed with a contrasting blossom print at the sleeves.
Pick out your favourite shade on the dress with colour-bright shoes, jewellery, and a flower in your hair -- you’ll inspire others to embrace the scenery with your energetic grace :-)
(RRP US$345)

Monday, February 20, 2012

NEW ARRIVALS - 20 February (Monday)

Ladies and gentleman, brothers and sisters, attention everybody.

There are plenty of reasons to look forward to the post-CNY/FT Day/Thaipusam season. And the one that we’re most looking forward to? NEW ARRIVALS, of course. Our latest shipment has the best of what the season’s fashion has to offer:-

[Ladies] 3.1 Phillip Lim, ACNE Sweden, Balenciaga, DVF, Givenchy, Jason Wu, Kenzo, Rebecca Taylor, Susana Monaco (free-spirited designs from NYC), The Kooples (the fun and functional French clothing brand famous for its campaign which features real-life couples), Tory Burch, Valentino, [Gentlemen] Burberry Black Label, Cerruti 1881, D&G, Etro, Lacoste Tricolor Collection, Bally, and much more.


And have a wooooonderful week.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM Printed Dress

The artworks on the wall can’t compare to the appeal of this printed design from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Details -- including a print that looks like embroidery (abstract graphics = a key trend for the new season) and a seamed waistband with knife pleating -- give this frock a quirky yet chic flair, while the slightly relaxed fit automatically accentuates the dress’s wearability.
Show off this cool-girl style alongside delicate gold jewellery and platform heels to exhibit your exquisite eye for fashion.
(RRP US$625)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

RRL ('DOUBLE RL' by Ralph Lauren) Vintage-Effect Leather Belts

Be inspired by vintage homestead style with these pre-aged men’s leather belts from RRL (‘Double RL’), the very-hard-to-come-by, high-end Americana sub-brand by Polo Ralph Lauren.
Eschewing the conformity of mass-produced products, these leather belts sport artful distressing and vintage details, for a ruggedly worn-in look with just a hint of refinement.
(RRP US$165 ~ US$295)