Ok firstly, I know I’m laaaate. I’m 2 months late to be exact, I received this around late May and I’ve also posted my ootds wearing it for a few times now. I’m sorry kay, I was busy being a good student bahaha. My exam just ended last Thursday and I went on celebrating it with my law fam, Bub and Teet ofc (GUYS, I FINISHED MY FIRST YEAR OF HND. I’M GONNA GRADUATE NEXT YEAR WHAT IS THIS????) #workedsohardforgothowtovacation. Anyway, I finally found the time to blog today. It feels so good to reconnect with you guys here once again <3
This L.E collaboration has got to be one of the greatest achievements that dUCk had made. I mean, collaborating with Brunei’s future queen, how insane is that??? I’ve been watching dUCk grow since 2015 and I’ve never ever been so proud. To think that it could be other princesses instead of our beloved HRH Princess Sarah, I just had goosebumps while typing that haha. You’ve set the bar really high, D. Proud is an understatement, I pray for nothing but more achievement and success in the future. Congratulations also for the new dUCk store and launching of the dUCk towel (I’m contemplating to get the towel. WHY. I don’t need a new towel. I don’t need. I just need the box. Also the towels maybe.) insyaAllah I’ll visit it in the near future hehe.
Okay let’s get back to our topic.
I bought the scarf and the scarf bag during the pre-order event at the Empire around early April.
I didn’t get invited to the official launch with the Princess in the morning (though I literally shut my shyness away and entered the “if I was a princess for a day” competition thing…I’m still embarrassed up until now tbh huhu it wasn’t that good guys that’s why I didn’t get picked LOL but hey at least I took the opportunity so we’re cool hehe) but there was a pre-order event in the afternoon. I went there after taking Teetee from her school and after changing my clothes.
We arrived around 2p.m almost 3 and boy, when we entered the ballroom all I saw was heads wearing different color and design dUCks. I couldn’t see the floor, people were already queuing to get themselves registered and some were already queuing to pay. I was lucky because my two other friends were already there so I joined them both (sorry for the people who we potong huhu #halalkanplease). There was an area where cakes and drinks were served, an area where you could play the wheel game thing and there were also samples of the scarves and bags where you can try them on and have a peek. But the ballroom was so full with dUCkies I could barely breathe. I was wearing the highest pumps that I have and I’d like to say that was the most stupid decision I’ve ever made haha.
We queued for almost 2 hours, first queue was to register myself (only for those who wanted to buy) and the second one was for payment. When we were done registering, each of us was given a paper where we chose and ticked the boxes of the stuff that we wanted.
Sooo cute. The details. Love. It. I wish I could bring it home, but we had to give it to the cashier.
Honestly speaking, it was an ok pre-order event. I was gonna play the spinning wheel thing but it was already gone, no rizq to get any free dUCk stuff, it’s ok huhu. I love how they also served some cakes and drinks (helped hungry Teetee at that time to deal with her crazy friend bahaha). Oh forgot to mention this area
Sooo pretty I want them all in my room please!!! *cries blood*. I only get to see and touch the scarves and the bags when I was done registering myself, but I was also in a rush to queue for payment. Everything was so hectic because the room was just too crowded to my liking (I’ve mild claustrophobia, remember? The exordium was enough of an experience thanks haha), the atmosphere was too intense until my payment was settled. The next thing that I knew it was almost 5p.m and after getting myself disappointed because I couldn’t play the game and also after taking pictures here and there, we decided to head home. Sorry there weren’t much of pictures of the event guys, we were too distracted with everything in there haha.
Oh yes, the Royal dUCk only came in square (the first collab with squares!) and you guys know how much I used to dislike square so much, because I just don’t know how to style it and it reminds me of college’s scarf so much. But this collaboration is with HRH Sarah so of course it’s gonna be a square to give more of that Bruneian signature classy style. Plus, the design is beyond description this time. I LOVE IT. I hate bees but the bees on this scarf are exceptions LOL. The hydrangeas, the colors. Everything is on point. And also as a Bruneian, I just feel the need to have this because this doesn’t happen a lot and I adore HRH Sarah so much…I mean who doesn’t??? She’s goals hehe. So I just closed my eyes and decided to get both of the scarf and scarf bag, ignoring the fact that I already have the purple scarf bag at home that I rarely use. But this L.E scarf bag also rarely happens so why not…right…? #WEAK
Okay, I don’t really want to talk about the price but this isn’t the most expensive dUCk L.E guys. SURPRISE SURPRISE. The most expensive one was the Miss Universe one and that is because of the Swarovski crystals. I heard a lot of critiques here and there about the price of one scarf to the point that it actually hurts me (and makes me want to buy more dUCk..thanks) instead of making me realize that I’m “wasting” my money. I actually typed my views out and managed to write few paragraphs of my..rage…but I decided to be wise and not to explode here. My site is not a place for negativity to lurk around. I realize that my POV may hurt some people, though they’ve hurt me in some ways, it is better not to counter attack useless arguments. I don’t want to get stopped from entering heaven because of my rude statement here. If you think that I’m a wasteful person, then go on. At least I know not to speak bad and actually remained silent, for the sake of God and you, my sisters and brothers in Islam. May Allah forgive us all <3 (To my future husband, if you’re scared of getting broke ’cause of my dUCk addiction, fret not. Your girl will work hard for her wants kay no worries #justfeedmethatsenough)
It is too late to stop me from buying ’cause I already bought it and the stuffs are now under my possession already hehe #sorry. I received this beauty when I just came back from the FV pop-up..when I just met R.Sab I think..but yeah it was a good ending to my day! But not until I realize that mine doesn’t come with any cards (apparently it is a mini booklet though)
I bought the peach one for the scarf and also pink scarf bag :> I kind of panicked when I couldn’t find any booklet inside my box, they apparently missed it. I immediately DM-ed dUCk and they told me to send an email to FV. That’s why I didn’t blogged about it sooner guys, I was waiting for the booklet! And I had to wait longer because the first booklet was lost during the shipment process but alhamdulillah the second one arrived safe and sound hehe (though it demotivated me to blog about it but hey, here I am!!)
This precious thing!!! Letters from HRH Princess Sarah and D of course hehe <3 <3 <3
OOTDs (more like camwhore-ing LOL) coming brace yourself teeheeee :>
Decided to pair the classy scarf with a classy piece from Fiziwoo of course ;>
Them hydrangeas, the cute lil’ bee, the diamonds, the small part of the wheel and racket could be seen there <3
I mean how can you say no??? It’s soft, elegant, classy, powerful and every descriptions of a lady that I wanna be when wearing this scarf. I feel powerful while wearing it, it makes me feel like a princess. I can rule the world!!! Jokes law already makes my head pound moreover solving every problems in this world, good Lord, I’m sticking onto being a nobody haha.
The material is satin silk and I was really skeptical of it at first, I was afraid that I won’t be able to pull it off or get annoyed of it, it would be a waste. But surprisingly wearing the square was easier than wearing a shawl! The scarf also stayed in tact the whole time I was wearing it and guys…it’s official..I’m a square lover now. HAHAHA. Y’all can finally rub that “belum cuba belum tahu” sentence on my face, fine. Once a bruneian girl will always be a bruneian girl. Now I’m craving for more squares from dUCk…
“HRH Sarah Rahaman, wife to His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Brunei is known to be a true Bruneian at heart who cares deeply about women’s development in today’s society. She decided to dedicate this duck to represent the power of women. Every single element of this duck means something;
1) The wheel signifies independence. We found it so interesting that even as highly guarded as she is, she drives herself around Brunei and still sees to it that she sends her children to school on her own, and that further elevated our respect for HRH Sarah.
2) The grid background was inspired by a racquet as the sporty person in her believes that every women needs to be fit. She regularly keeps active with activities such as Muay Thai, crossfit, netball and that’s just to name a few. She was even in the military cadet too! Talk about girl power!
3) The diamonds represent class and elegance. A woman speaks kindly of one another with sincere words and good manners. While her eyes sparkle in pure excitement like the diamonds.
4) The flowers signify softness and femininity. Be firm in all that we do, but never forget to use our weapon of grace that can charm even the toughest rulers. Never wilt, duckies, keep blooming beautifully.
5) The bees promote teamwork, as HRH Sarah always believes that women should support one another and offer help wherever possible. We are stronger” – Taken from dUCk’s site.
If she’s not an inspiration to you, then you’ve a problem. Hahaha jokesss. But I’ll question you if you don’t feel the girl power resonating within you while wearing the scarf. The scarf itself is enough to be our crown. I also love that every corner of the scarf has different design, so you can choose which side you want to show. My favorite’s still the corner with the charm though hehe.
The Royal dUCk scarves are still in stock in ALL COLORS on FV’s site guys, but I remember D told us that the stock’s running low. So hurry! Once its gone, it’ll never come back. Don’t tell I didn’t warn you when its finally gone kays haha.
Now I’m gonna wear my royal dUCk and pretend that I get to finally meet my prince.
He’s still not here tho.
I think he’s stuck in a pumpkin.