Exceptionally gifted Mrs Damilola Bode-Ogundipe is the CEO and creative director of Chocolate clothing and accessories. With a vision to produce classic statement pieces, Chocolate is a fast rising fashion brand in Nigeria. This clothing company produces stylish, elegant clothing that are simultaneously timeless and trendy in design, yet are affordable. I caught up with Damilola and here she goes answering my 24 questions:
my first thoughts when i wake up in the morning are… Thank you Lord!
I would never leave my home without…..my sunglasses
What interests me the most about fashion…..the endless possibilities it allows!
The colors i wear most…… Black
Heels, wedge? platform? flattie?…flats!
Every man should own…a nice pair of shoes
Every woman should own...at least one statement bag
How i cope with stress at work…..listen to soft jazz, instrumentals
My beauty essentials are…i would say…keeping my face as bare as possible i.e wearing make-up only when I need to
If my days had one extra hour I’d…read!
one special thing about a design that could make it catch my attention….deceptively simple looking while being very detailed and intricate in execution
Where i go to be alone and think creatively?…..I take walks!
To be a good designer you have to….. be a 100% dreamer!
The qualities I admire most when I’m looking for people to work with.…ability to think outside the box
The materials or fabrics i work best with are….chiffon
my favourite designer(s)…..Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, DVF (I love the classics)
The best advice I ever got…identify who you are and stick to that! You get your best results when you work from a place of being true to yourself!
On a typical Saturday night…after every one is asleep i watch a movie and indulge in all the junk food I can lay my hands on!
I’m always happy when…i have a good book and chocolate,lol
No day goes by without…..me reading!
I find my inspiration in.……..Everything! Life! Color! Fabric!
I get pissed off by……bad/wrong attitude
My strengths and weaknesses in the art of fashion are….my vivid imagination is my strength. Weakness…restlessness
My latest collection is…..Chocolate Verve