Viktor & Rolf: BonBon

BonBon! I could say it all day…. “BonBon”.

BonBon is French for “Candy” (I never knew until I googled it on Sunday and Wura gave me the – You’re an idiot but I’ll let you off seeing as you’re supposed to be my older sister-look). Thanks to a very kind Mister, Viktor & Rolf’s BonBon has been my scent for the past couple of months and I am crazy, stupid in love with the sweet fragrance. Let me explain why…..

BonBon is the right amount of sweet with a very subtle sexy undertone. She glides with a feminine flair subconsciously flirting with passers by. BonBon is rich yet subtle; juvenile but still sophisticated. She’s my perfection if ever perfection was confined to a single fragrance.

The BonBon bottle is an orchid coloured sweet wrapper (I didn’t realise this until my googling exercise on Sunday, I thought it was a bow!) and mine came in the most exquisitely wrapped sweet package.

BonBon is my scent of the season (I lie, it’s my scent till it’s finished) it might be a while till I find a fragrance to top this one!

Have you tried BonBon? What are your thoughts?

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Ps: My next review should be on Prada Candy. I’ve noticed that people often compare Viktor & Rolf’s BonBon with Prada’s Candy. Well, they definitely have more than the name in common so I just might be headed there next.

Hopelessly in Lust

I’ve never really been a “shoe person”…. footwear was just never ever my thing. I could stare at a dress for seconds and instantaneously spot a loose thread, a wonky stitch or an uneven hemline. But when it came to shoes, I never quite understood the art. You see, my subconscious mind had me thinking confidence was something that was up in the sky, not down on your feet. Little did I know that the spring in your step resonates right from the soles of your feet to the twinkle in your eye.

Recently, I’ve noticed an increased allocation of my (window) shopping time has been apportioned to shoes… heels in particular, not just any footwear and I must say…. I like it! I’m not quite the expert (yet), so I still can’t tell when I need insoles from when I need gel arch inserts but who knows, in no time I might be the next Carrie Bradshaw.

Below is a diary of my shoe lust list. Shoe aficionados, your thoughts please!

Lust: Aquazurra Wild Thing Sandals *drools hopelessly*

Source: Aquazurra.com

Love: Zara Knotted High Heel Sandals

KNOTTED HIGH-HEEL SANDALS

Source: Zara.com

Like: Valentino Rockstud Ankle Strap

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Source: Valentino.com

Love: Zara High Heel Strappy Sandals (Don’t these remind you of Sophia Webster’s Lacey Crystals?)

HIGH HEEL STRAPPY SLINGBACK SANDALS

Source: Zara.com

Love: Sophia Webster Evangeline (those angel wings will have your feet feeling- and looking- like a goddess! If only Hermes was a woman!)

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Source: SohiaWebster.com

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Ps: Thanks to everyone that sent BBMs, left comments, sent messages and had conversations with me about blogging again. Much appreciated *Kisses*

She’s Back!

Hello Beautiful people!!!!

I know I’ve been MIA for a bit (a bit she says…) but I’m back  and you’ll love it, I promise!

In the mean time, I’ll leave you all with a picture of me in what Nigerian’s call a Keke Napep! Talk about arriving in grand style…. LOL

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Ps: It was my first time in a Keke Napep and I was too excited. I didn’t actually go for a ride, but the driver allowed me to pose in it… LOL

PPs: Forgive the picture quality…. I used my phone.

Afrochristic

A couple of Fridays ago, I stopped by at Taiwo’s office after work and to no surprise, I found her office relatively empty. I know about 90% of the staff at her office so was a little surprised to come across an unfamiliar face. Okey had just joined that week and I could tell from the look on his face that he was just as surprised to meet a “Taiwo look-alike” as I was  to see a new face on the team.

In line with your typical Friday “dress down” Okey had on no tie, but a white shirt,  smart blazer and one of my favourite men’s accessories, a pocket square. Naturally, it instantly caught my attention and rude as it may be, I had him take it out for my close inspection.

The fabric was tightly woven in a torquoise blue and complementary gold weft stitch accompanied by a black undertone. It was effortlessly folded in a loose pyramid and stuck out with all the flair of a pretentious aristocrat, I loved it! It reminded me a lot of a contemporary take on the “aso-oke” often worn at Yoruba traditional weddings.

After my close (and somewhat rude) inspection, I quickly got to know that Okey’s pocket square was actually made by his own brand (side hustle as we like to call in in Nigeria), Afrochristic. It turns out Afrochristic is not just a one-trick pony, they do a few male and female accessories. Can’t wait to find out what else they have in store.

Below are pictures of Okey’s Afrochristic pocket square, isn’t it just handsome!

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For orders/enquiries, contact Okey: BAOkere[at]gmail.com

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Ps: Please forgive the picture quality, I don’t exactly carry an SLR to work lol.

PPs: I love how I’m getting into men’s fashion, was never really my thing.

Winner!!!!

We have a winner!!!

Thank you so much to everyone that left a comment on my Giveaway post, I can now confirm that Wura has screened all comments and finally announced and verified a winner….. Damola of Nigerian Belle has been selected as our Bonita Valli winner. Damola, I will be contacting you before the end of the week in order to confirm the date of delivery.

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Please be sure to send us pictures of you in your new Virgos Lounge Donnika blouse!

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Ps: It’s FASHION WEEK!!!!! 🙂

Giveaway!

Before about a month ago, I wasn’t that into Virgos Lounge and V Label. I appreciated the heavy beading and signature styles, but never found myself shopping the brands. As wedding season crept up on me this Summer, I increasingly found myself on the websites and now own a piece from each brand. In celebration of my new found love, I have organised this giveaway open to anyone, anywhere who’s fallen in love with the brand about as much as I have.

About Donnika

Brand: Virgos Lounge

Size: 8

Style: Beaded peplum with scalloped hemline

How to Enter

It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post stating one way in which you’d like to see Bonita Valli improve.

Deadline: 11:59pm on Friday, September 5, 2014

Selection: Wura sponsored this giveaway and so I’ll let her decide the winner.

Open to followers worldwide!

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All the Best!

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Ps: Thank you for sponsoring this Giveaway Wura! xXx