Monday, April 28, 2014

Come Celebrate Children’s Day at Momo!

Save the date: Sunday May 4th from 1 – 4 Momo will be celebrating Kodomo no Hi or Japanese Children’s Day with local author Toni Yuly and kids’ clothing designer Helen Shor-Wong of Growing Marigolds.

Toni, a Seattle native and local librarian, will be here to sign her delightful new book Early Bird (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan). Early Bird is a tale about an early-rising bird and her morning adventures searching for breakfast. Full of sweet, colorful illustrations (Toni studied painting with the famed Jacob Lawrence) this is a terrific book for wee ones and older ones alike.

Good morning!
Teaming up with Toni will be Helen, creative mastermind behind Growing Marigolds. Helen’s children's clothing is made from grown-up fabrics for tiny tots. Repurposed and local (hand-made in Columbia City), these teeny togs are not only supremely cute, they are socially responsible.

Loving attention to detail. 
Come say “hi’ to these lovely local artists while enjoying homemade cookies and milk this Sunday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Short Sleeve Shirt Season (Soon!)

April showers are nearing an end, washing away the memories of chilly winter weather. Thoughts of summer aren’t far behind — nor are thoughts of updating your summer wardrobe. Today, for the Momo Gents: short sleeve shirts galore!
Kahala Hawaiian shirts, available in three colors!
These Hawaiian print shirts from Kahala fill us with happy anticipation of backyard barbeques and frosty drinks sporting tiny umbrellas. Kahala, a Hawaiian clothing company founded in 1936, prides itself on durability (while maintaing a healthy sense of playfulness). They use pigment dyes and enzyme washes on their shirts, giving them a soft, broken-in look and feel.

The “Nuku Hiva” pattern.
“Tapa” pattern.
For the Momo Man who is seeking a less tropical look, we have a selection of shirts from New York’s WRK. Tailored for a slimmer fit, the WRK shirts work really well for layering — invaluable during our mercurial spring weather.

Tailored short sleeve shirts from WRK.

Retro Polynesian print on sunflower yellow = summer.
Blue and white plaid is a long-standing classic.
Love love love the Swiss dot texture of this shirt!
 Drop by and let our Momo Hula Girl inspire your summer update!

“Aloha kau wela!”

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

If there is one thing that Pacific Northwesterners are truly appreciative of, it is the onset of spring. Sunshine, warm breezes, bursts of color as flowers and trees begin to bloom ... all of these things bring smiles to our faces and lightness to our step.

Today Momo would like to pay tribute to the end of winter with fun photos of the many splashes of color to be seen when you visit. Happy April, everyone!

Ronni Kappos earrings made with vintage Czech glass.

Beautiful cotton tea towels from France.

Straight from Japan, Sou Sou textiles!

Moo-Young leather bangles in a rainbow of hues. 
And, April 15th is the Happiest Day of the Year. Tax Day!! So, to bring some actual happiness to your day, Momo will not be charging sales tax on your clothing purchase. Yes, that's right – NO SALES TAX. Come say hi and take a gander at our newest arrivals, and sale stuff, too. Perhaps you'll find a way to take advantage of our tax-free tax day!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lu for You

Hello Dear Momo Friends,

As you know, we at Momo love to support local designers. Our latest addition is Jenny Fort, creative mastermind behind Lu clothing.

Like many designers, Jenny started Lu when she wasn’t able to find exactly what she was looking for in the general retail world. What was Jenny on the hunt for? Simple, modern clothes in elegant colors. Comfort. Ease. Sophisticated backdrops for accessories.

Momo’s current collection of Lu showcases these ideals. Dresses, tops and pants all display an understated Japanese sensibility – structured without being unduly formal, avant-garde without the over-the-top drama of a Parisian fashion show.

Without further ado: this is Lu.

Professional yet playful Bottom No. 2 shorts.  

Shorts in action!

We love the silhouette of Dress No. 6

Dress No. 2 is a twist on the classic A-Line, plus pockets. 
Check out the squared-off asymmetrical hem on Top No. 3.

To all of our Lovely Momo Ladies: save the date ... Wednesday April 23rd from 5 – 7 Momo will be hosting a Momo Girl Power Hour with Pearlesque + Lu. Stay tuned for more info!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Momo’s Playful Side

Do you love animals? Do you love soft, adorable little French animals wearing soft, adorable little French clothes? Momo certainly does! Let us introduce you to our small fuzzy friends from France, made by Moulin Roty:

From left to right: Nini Mouse, Jeanne Duck, Albert Sheep, Sylvain Bunny and Julius Dog.

French attention to detail: teeny holes for teeny tails to peek out of!

Jeanne and Buddha.

Julius riding a shoulder.

Sylvain’s shoes are too big!

These whimsical and well-dressed creatures are perfectly cute and perfect for the wee ones in your life (or perhaps not-so-wee!). Perhaps as a sweet Easter surprise?

Sylvain Bunny, Julius Dog and Nini Mouse were kind enough to model quirky zipper pouches made by New York copywriter Pamela Barsky. Hand-made in the US from sturdy canvas, these are a fun and functional way to organize your small things, or to package a gift.

Snarky Bunny!

Feed me!

Nini has a sarcastic streak.