Friday, March 13, 2015

Rain, Rain Went Away (and Now it’s Coming Back to Stay)

“Into each life some rain must fall.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As difficult as it is to imagine while we are basking in this luxurious and unexpected sunshine, rain is on its way back. Luckily, Momo has got you covered. Fresh from the rain(ier) Canadian North:

20 years ago, artist Alice Oldland was painting whimsical farmyard animals. Husband John thought it would be fun to print them onto aprons. They were wildly successful – thus Hatley was born. Now run by their three sons, Hatley is proud to have many of their goods produced in textile-centric Tirupur, India where they support and fund the Open Door Mercy Home orphanage.

The Field Rain Jacket has sealed seams, deep pockets and a relaxed fit perfect for layering. We love their linings: black and white stripes for the classic black and whimsical wee elephants hiding inside of the purple jacket. 

Field Rain Jacket in black. 
Fantastic elephant lining! 

Momo has the Classic Jacket in two colors. “Indian Floral” is an elegant blue-on-blue and the  red/blue polka dot jacket is an adult take on a playful pattern. The Classic raincoat features adorable over-sized buttons and a removable hood.

We are sad to say that this is the last that we will see of Hatley’s raincoats, as they will no longer be producing them! Get one while you can ...

It was the 1920s in Toronto, Ontario. Isadore Flander was working as a door-to-door umbrella repair man, slowly building a successful business. Successful enough, in fact, that in 1935 he and his family moved to Vancouver, BC and founded the Umbrella Shop. Now run by his granddaughter Corry, it is thought that the Flander’s umbrella factory is the last in North America.

Vancouver receives far more rain than Seattle (62.5 inches vs. 37.41). It makes sense that an umbrella company would thrive there and that they would make a truly high-quality, durable product. Momo has a fresh batch of umbies to choose from in a ton of different colors and patterns, some of which include:

Super-compact skinny mini weighs only 138 grams and will easily fit into a purse or coat pocket.

Show your MLS Sounders love with a sporty soccer ball handle!

Two fold umbrellas with acrylic or wood handles and a leather carrying strap. Oil tempered, with steel ribs for extra strength. Collapsible and small, this will tuck right into your messenger bag or large purse.

A Van Gogh print is one of many colorways on hand.

Longfellow is right about rain falling ... so stick with us and we’ll keep you dry in style.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Into the Blue

At the Vegas shows, modeling Saint James! Tom in the “Minquier” jersey shirt in Marine/Ecru while Lei Ann is lovely in the classic cotton knit “Luneray” dress.
Last summer, Mr. Momo and Momo Mama went to Vegas, braving the heat and the crowds to put together a fantastic Spring 2015 collection for you. What is the trend for men this spring? Indigo, marine, navy, midnight and of course blue! Add a dash of grey and charcoal, focus on micro-patterns and florals, emphasize comfort and fit and you have a recipe for the perfect au courant Spring wardrobe.

Here is a teaser for what our gentlemen can look for in the coming days, as modeled by our very own Tom.

From Copenhagen, designer Bruun Stengade’s
“Sydney” jacket.
An“Alternative” to blue, by UK’s Bench
with a hood that zips into the collar.

WRK “Lowell” in a soft grey plaid.
NYC’s WRK “Tarik” cotton henley.
New to Momo: Z.A.K. short-sleeved shirt
in a lush navy floral print.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

First Dibs: The Spring Good Fortune Sale Begins!

For those of you who are new(ish) to the Momo Blog, we’d like to introduce the Good Fortune Sale. Held twice a year, it’s our way of offering you incredible deals (while making room on the racks for new goodies!). Here’s how it works:
  • Decide that you need to go home with a Sale item. 
  • Bring said Sale item to the counter. 
  • Pick a tasty, crunchy fortune cookie out of a jar and open it.
  • Inside is a special fortune giving you an ADDITIONAL 10% - 30% off of the sale price!
  • Eat cookie. Do not eat fortune
  • Voila! 
Here is a sampling of some of the clothing you’ll find waiting for you and your good fortune.

Paris clothier Cop Copine ‘Jasmina’.
Also from Cop Copine, ’Musas’. Available in dark wine and black. 
Hailing from across the pond, the Manchester-based
Bench ‘Portwood’ hoodie. Soft as a cloud. 

Hailing from northern Spain’s Basque country, Skunkfunk
is stylish and eco-friendly. The ‘Dona’ skirt is beyond versatile. 
‘Yannic’ by Skunkfunk.
Another Curator cutie: the ‘Seaclif’ can be worn zipped as a cowl,
or unzipped for a dramatically open collar. 

‘Gantock’ by Bench. We love this pulled over a pair of skinny jeans.
Curator (San Francisco based and made) ‘Alexa’ pullover has deep pockets.

Prairie Underground's ‘Amulet’ boasts a hood AND pockets! So Northwest!

Special first-pick preview sale on Thursday for our FB and blog readers! Tell us you want a “BAAArgain!” (it is the year of the Sheep, after all) and get a head-start on the sale!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Momo Loves Ewe!

The kinder, gentler Year of the Sheep is an excellent occasion to share affection. The marriage of love and lamb only happens every 12 years, so celebrate with passion.

Or chocolate! Persuasively presented Icelandic OmNom is handcrafted with organic ingredients. Dark Milk + Burned Sugar, 55% cacao, is made with Dominican beans featuring slightly smoky toffee and caramel notes. 70% cacao Papua New Guinea is redolent of nutty leather, tobacco and buttery smooth bourbon.

Lithuanian chocolatier Mulaté, crafts organic bars with a) romantic packaging! and b) luscious flavor combinations (think tahini, cayenne, rich vanilla, cinnamon). From classic extra-dark to sesame seed-studded milk, there’s something to tantalize your sweetie’s taste buds.

Share the art of the heart with tiny dioramas from Portland’s Sparrow and Sundry. Handmade with repurposed wood and illuminated with eco-friendly LEDs, they’ll light up the smile of any lucky recipient.

Speaking of heart-breakingly adorable, Flora and Fawn (aka Momo Girl Angela) created a few special enameled heart pendants if you’re on the search for dainty meets colorful.

And lastly, nothing says je t’aime like a classic Saint James French sailor shirt shirt. Finally, the ever-popular taupe/noir combo has arrived. Practical, durable and eternally stylish — a great gift idea for the Mister on your list. We also received new dresses for women, including striped cap-sleeve and 3/4-sleeves.

We wish your upcoming Valentine’s day and year of the sheep is filled with as much fun as two pink flamingos and love as hot as a Vance Family candle. Our best to Toni Yuly for the sweet sheepy drawing. And to you all, thank you for being a part of Momo. xoxoxo