Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Year of the Water Snake

A sweet snake girl for a sweet Snake Year. 

The year of the Dragon is now segueing into the year of the Snake...the water Snake to be exact. The last Year of the Water Snake was in 1953 (the year that Sir Edmund Hilary summited Mt. Everest, Watson and Crick determined the double helix structure of DNA, and the film Roman Holiday was released).

There are a number of fun family events to check out in the ID....like the Uwajimaya "Lunar New Year Scavenger Hunt" (now until the 9th). Lots of little prizes are to be won and the GRAND prize is a trip for two to Hawaii!! Hawaii is warm. Hawaii has sunshine. Hawaii does not have day after day of Very Cold Fog.

On Saturday February 2nd the Wing Luke Asian Museum is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration with lion dancers and a Fair (where children can participate in arts and crafts projects and visit the "stuffed animal petting zoo"). The following Saturday will be another celebration that encompasses all of the Chinatown-International District. There will be dragon and lion dancers, a costume parade/contest for kids, live reptile show and the super tasty $2 food walk.

Feeling festive and snaky? Momo has the latest cards by Mozaic Paper - vibrant Snake cards that convert into tiny lanterns. (psst! insider secret! these cards are designed by Momo Mama's sister in Hawaii!) We also have the sweetest little Year of the Snake cards by local artist Toni Yuly. So cute!

Who says that snakes are scary? 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fashion at the Wing Luke

The Wing Luke Museum has long been an integral part of the International District. In fact, it is the only museum in the country that is entirely dedicated to educating visitors about the Asian Pacific American experience.

The museum is currently showing a special exhibit that spans the history of Asian Pacific Americans in fashion (with much of the informative text written by Mama Momo herself!). The exhibit runs through April 21st and is definitely worth checking out - it presents a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at early sewing schools and what a garment-worker's sewing station would have looked like, as well as an enticing collection of elegant, edgy and dramatic pieces by current Asian American designers.

As part of this fashion exhibit, the Wing is hosting a special fashion show on January 19th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The show will feature designers such as Luly Yang, Lady Konnyaku, Gary Tang and others. Included in this lineup is Momo! We'll have models strolling down the runway in off-the-rack clothing by Cop Copine, Deca, Mia Fioravanti, Dress To Kill, Prairie Underground and Lysle Style. Momo isn't forgetting our Momo Men - we'll showcase men's clothing by local boys Tarboo, as well as Luke and Report.

For more information, visit the Wing Luke's website:

Momo would like to thank Judy Vue of the Seattle Globalist, who wrote a fantastic and comprehensive article about the exhibit and upcoming show. You can read it here:

We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Momo Macro Mystery!

Welcome 2013! We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Here at Momo we're ushering in the new year with a puzzle. Yes! What better way to start 2013 than with something whimsical and fun? 

These are all things that can always be found at Momo. Can you guess what they are?