"" wondermomo: May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

3.1 PHILLIP LIM (New York) Printed Silk Dress

From weekend al fresco lunches to much-anticipated date nights, there are plenty of occasions that call for the feminine sweetness of this silk confection from 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Partnered with sandals and oversized sunglasses (or a cardigan and high heels), this flirty little number will jazz up any day (or night!).
(RRP US$575)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

SEE BY CHLOÉ (Paris) Handkerchief Hem Top

A more laid-back and playful alternative to its elegant sister brand, See by Chloé offers this chic, eye-ctaching top from its SS13 collection (inspired by the heat of Summer sunsets).
In a rich shade and a billowing cut that lends an airy, light feeling to your outfit, this silk piece is perfect for sophisticated lunch dates uptown — just add sleek pants and sky-high wedges. Alternatively, wear with shorts and sandals for a chic off-duty look.
(RRP £355 / US$540)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

YMC (YOU MUST CREATE) (London) Floral Silk Tea-Dress

From London cult label YMC (You Must Create) comes this adorable little ’40s-inspired tea dress crafted in beautifully soft sand-washed silk. Teamed with a strappy sandal, this feminine and fluid piece will have you ready for a lovely day out in the warm weather in no time.
(RRP £275)

Monday, May 27, 2013

SASS & BIDE (Sydney) Embellished Dress

Inspired by designers Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton’s visit to Buenos Aires and Peru (“but more about the energy and feeling of those places than the aesthetics”), this Sass & Bide beaded and embellished dress is a show-stopping choice for a cocktail evening.
Be sure to showcase the cutout front and back with a sleek updo.
(RRP US$590)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SHANGHAI TANG (Hong Kong) Back-Print Silk-Cashmere Sweater

The silk-cashmere material of this Shanghai Tang top is luxurious and super soft, but the magic is in the back. With a glorious contrast-colour print cleverly placed across the back, this piece will look amazing with anything. Wear it with your favourite jeans or shorts, or refine the look with a pencil or flair skirt.
(RRP US$292)


Microsoft has some wacky new ads and here are our faves.
Have a fun-filled Sunday. :-)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy School Holidays

Happy school holidays to you and your little ones — enjoy!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Wesak Day

Happy Wesak Day. May we all find the sweet joy of living by caring.

(Apparently, dashboard cameras are a way of life in Russia -- motorists use them to prevent fraudulent insurance claims and the like. In addition to traffic collisions, though, these dash-cams are also capturing heart-warming examples of everyday human kindness.)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

NEW ARRIVALS - 23 May (Thu)

Hello there and Happy Terrific Thursday!
Ever heard the expression ‘look good, feel good?’ The first really does lead to the second (we swear!).  Check out our LATEST ARRIVALS for refreshing your look and rejuvenating your mood — fashionably. :-)

[Women] AllSaints Spitalfields, Elie Tahari, Haute Hippie, Laundry by Shelli Segal, McQ (Alexander McQueen’s diffusion line with a renegade twist), NUE 19.04 (a Parisian ode to rock ‘n’ roll and femininity), Rebecca Taylor, Robert Rodriguez (formerly of Christian Dior, Rodriguez has established himself as a master of elegance), Sass & Bide (one of Australia’s most respected and loved labels), See By Chloé, Stella McCartney, YMC / You Must Create (cult London brand who follows the Corbusian percept that form follows function and quality), [Men] Alexander McQueen, Antony Morato (youthful attitude from three Italian brothers), CK Man, J. Crew, John Galliano Men (Creative Director Bill Gaytten continues the playfulness that the brand has been founded on), Saint Laurent For Men (the new chapter for the iconic label), Scotch & Soda.

See you sooner than later!

[Photo: Benjamin Tong - Calgary, Canada]

REBECCA TAYLOR (New York) Monochrome Polka Dot Dress

Tick off two key trends in one pretty dress: Rebecca Taylor’s graceful-yet-playful silk piece combines the new season’s polka dot print with monochrome.
Wear yours with a blazer and pointy pumps to work, switching to red heels and a slick of scarlet lipstick after hours. :-)
(RRP US$350)

Trend Alert: This season, everyone’s wearing… black-and-white polka dots! Graphic and bold and eye-catching and fun — they’re just the thing to perk up your look (or your day!). :-)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

M MISSONI (Milan) Two-Way Knit Trousers

The lush, densely woven knit and a perennially elegant pattern make this M Missoni trouser a sophisticated option. Furthermore, thanks to its fully reversible pattern, this piece will give your wardrobe two different looks plus save space on packing — especially on that short business trip or weekend getaway.
This versatile style can be dressed up or down — for a smart take pair with an elegant jacket and heels, or wear on vacation with an easy black tank and flat sandals.

Known for her innate sense of poise, Polish rising star Asia Piwka is the face of the M Missoni Summer 2013 campaign.

Monday, May 20, 2013


‘What on earth are you wearing?’
‘Those look funny.’
‘Are those clown shoes?’
‘How do they feel?’
Just some of the comments you will get from strangers on a regular basis if you’re wearing a pair of Vibram Five Fingers. They look like this:-

Vibram Five Fingers were invented in 1999 by Italian Robert Fliri as a more natural footwear alternative for different activities (fitness, running, water sports, yoga, trekking and travelling, and other sports). Basically, they’re a bit like a shoe that fits like a glove, with each toe having its own pouch.

With ‘barefoot running’ becoming a hot topic in recent years, VFF (which was commercialised in 2005) began to make waves as a novel, minimalist approach to footwear.
These sock-style shoes may take a bit getting used to, but they really are comfortable as they do not crowd your toes. Instead, your toes get to fan out naturally when you walk.
VFFs are also machine washable (gentle cycle-warm water cycle). Pop them in the wash and, ta-daa, they’re almost brand-new again.
Available for men and women.

Whether you’re into running, fitness, or just living a sporty lifestyle, Vibram Five Fingers comes in a variety of styles and sizes that deliver the versatility of traditional sneakers with a liberating barefoot sensation.

Learn more about Vibram Five Fingers --including how to put them on-- from these quick videos:-