Unveiled :Creative Director of Chocolate-Clothing & Accessories.


Exceptionally gifted Mrs Damilola Bode-Ogundipe is the CEO and creative director of  Chocolate clothing and accessories. With a vision to damiproduce 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


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