Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sprucing Up for Spring, Momo-Man Style

Spring has arrived and with it, spring and summer clothing. Hooray! The holiday season decimated our Momo Men clothing selection, so we are especially happy to be receiving more pieces by the day. So, for your perusal, a small taste of what you can currently find in store:

Rodd & Gunn Italian linen shirts are luxurious, durable and perfect for the seasons ahead. Based out of New Zealand, Rodd & Gunn focuses on natural fibers like linen, cotton, wool and leather. We have two colors of their linen button-up shirts: a classic royal blue and yellow plaid and a subtle dusty teal.

Italian linen in a royal blue and yellow plaid. 
Gorgeous soft linen weave. 

Dusty grey-green Italian linen by Rodd & Gunn.
The Wolf & Man vest is both stylish and utilitarian. We love the pockets on the back of this piece! Details like this are what elevate an article of clothing to a higher level. Wolf & Man is an independent menswear line based out of Los Angeles. Momo was fortunate to be visited recently by the two young men who started this company. Charming guys who truly believe in their fashion vision.

The Wolf & Man vest has a modern twist on a classic design.
Pockets on the back - brilliant!
Shown layered beneath the Wolf & Man vest is a terrific shirt by Report Collection, a contemporary sportswear company based out of Montreal. Again, details are what make a piece really special. Report Collection shirts always feature playful patterns tucked away on the lining of cuffs and plackets. 

Fun floral details make this Report shirt special.

Check back for updates on new arrivals! In the meantime, stay dry and enjoy the random bursts of sunshine. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

One Size Fits Most (Really!)

One of the things that we really strive for at Momo is providing clothing that is both stylish and versatile, easily mixing in with your already existing wardrobe.

Today we are featuring three brands that we feel truly epitomize this ethos: Metalicus, AMB and (new to Momo!) Vigorella. All meet at the intersection where fashion and function collide. They really are one-size-fits-most (honest!), utilizing comfortable fabrics with stretch. Not only do they fit a multitude of body shapes and sizes, but they’re lightweight, exceptionally easy to layer, low maintenance and excellent for travel.

New for spring from the ever-popular Australian brand Metalicus:
The Bronx Drape tank dress has super cute tucked detailing on the sides.

This is the Dash tunic (also available in heathered grey)
with the Bronx cardigan (also available in black/white).
We love the deep pockets on this dress.

The playful Ziggy tank dress with the Port cardigan.
AMB tops come in a rainbow of colors.
AMB tops are ideal for a base layer. They’re snug, soft, slightly sheer and provide lightweight arm coverage. Momo has a plethora of colors and patterns to choose from.

We’re so excited to introduce Vigorella. Like Metalicus, Vigorella is made in Australia and employs a mix of high-tech fabrics and renewable textiles like bamboo. The simple shapes are designed to be layered and layered, without bulky binding. So right for Seattle!
Vigorella’s A-Line tank is deliciously soft thanks to a blend of bamboo and cotton.

Long cami dresses by Vigorella can be worn under a tee as a skirt:
classic black, cheerful spring greenand a summery blue.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Luscious Leather

New for you at Momo: a carefully curated capsule collection of artful leather goods from Seattle designer Francine Moo-Young.

The “Alex” bag is aged, oiled buffalo hide. Durable, beautiful and sinfully supple.
Francine’s work is as eclectic and interesting as her background (Jamaican and Chinese), ranging from rugged aged buffalo leather satchels to delicately painted wristlets. With a background working in the fashion industry and a lifetime of crafting, Francine found herself in the perfect position to solve a ‘personal’ problem: the need for a small wristlet to hold her phone, keys and lip gloss. When she couldn’t find something to meet her needs, she made her own. Et voila!
A line of lovely leather accessories.

Momo selected a handful of oiled buffalo pieces that are perfect for
a man or a woman. We love the fact that Ms. Moo-Young works with
the leather, embracing and incorporating the natural scars, scuffs
and brands rather than excluding them.

More buffalo! iPad case and sleek, chic wallets.
Momo Mama Lei Ann also chose an array of hand-painted works. These are gorgeous statement pieces, with large feathery swathes
of paint creating depth and visual texture on traditional cow-hide
leather. Painted with leather-specific paints and followed with
a sealant, the ethereal brush-strokes are scratch-resistant.

Painted clutch, with shoulder strap.

A closer look at flowing layers of paint. 

Painted leather goods! Wallet, wristlet and clutch.

Francine also crafts these delightful leather and silver bangles. At $34 for a set of 7, they are an incredible deal and a sprightly splash of color.