Thursday, November 22, 2018

Grateful Thanksgiving to All

At Momo, we live up to our motto: happy lucky life. And it’s because of you, our loyal customers, staff, designers, vendors, landlord, community members ... it takes a village, right? And we are so fortunate to be a part of yours. Thank you, mahalo, hsieh hsieh, domo arigato, merci, and so many more ways that we can’t express. Blessed Thanksgiving to you all. xo Momo

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Get Stoned At Momo

The healing powers of stones have been known to many cultures across the world and through the ages. From ancient China to the Egyptians, Romans, Indians and beyond — all believed that stones have magical and mystical properties. Interestingly, the qualities attributed to each stone are fairly consistent across the globe.

In these troubled and often contentious times, we at Momo feel like we can all use a little extra tranquility and positivity in our lives, which is why we’ve chosen to focus on these particular gems in our jewelry collection.

Labradorite is a member of the feldspar family and is best known for its light refracting qualities, which produce shimmery, iridescent flashes of color. These flashes can be so otherworldly and brilliant that the Inuit have a legend stating that the Northern Lights are trapped within.
Labradorite is best known for repelling negativity and aiding in bolstering strength in the face of negativity.

Ruby is considered a useful stone for repelling people who suck your energy, staving off nightmares and insecurity as well as increasing the resilience of the body, mind and spirit. At one point in time, rubies were considered to be more valuable than diamonds. It is said that Kublai Khan once offered an entire city in exchange for a large ruby.

Chrysoprase, with its varying shades of luminous green, experienced a revival (inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and bejeweled ornamentation within) during the Art Nouveau period. It was also reportedly the favorite stone of Alexander the Great. Chrysoprase targets depression and anxiety while promoting hope and joy.

If you’re feeling like you, too, could use a boost in positive energy, Momo has a wide assortment of cheery little gems waiting to adorn you.* (Alternatively, our neighbors up at Trichome can help you with any other stone-y quest — tell ’em Momo sent ya!)

* The fine print: some of these beauties left the shop before this post but Momo Mama decided to run it anyway because it’s so fun, meaningful and informative (thank you, Angela). But there’s always something new and alluring in the stone sector, especially from locally made Little Teal, so please come and check it out when you need a little self love, especially during the holidays!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fashion Fresh From Paris

Momo Girl Angela (moi)  has recently returned from France. I noted some Parisian fashion trends that I thought I’d share with everyone. I loved the fact that they were 100% wearable, and would easily translate to Seattle. Keeping it short and sweet, here they are!

  • Long, straight wool coats. Solid colors, leaning toward tertiary. 

  • Skinny jeans on EVERYONE. Even skinny slacks on businessmen.

  • Blanket scarves in mid-weight fabrics. 

  • Bright red lipstick for all!