Bonnae Gokson - Women of Hope Awards
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Bonnae Gokson

2017 Nominee | Entreprenuer

Bonnae Gokson

Entrepreneur, Style Iion, Lifestyle Diva, Multi-Award Winning Author, Founder and Creative Mastermind of C’est La B / Ms B’s CAKERY / SEVVA


Bonnae Gokson represents on of the most accomplished women in Asia. She is recognised as one of the “Women of our Time” by the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong whilst also being acknowledged as one of China’s “Top 100 Outstanding Women” by the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs. Collin Cowie, America’s renowned wedding event guru, touted her as the international “Queen of Confections” on his website.


After an extensive career in the field of luxury fashion, lifestyle and hospitality which included crafting the image of the Joyce Boutiques Group, her sister Joyce Ma’s former fashion empire, and rejuvenating the brand for Chanel, Bonnae Gokson launched her own business in April 2008 with the opening of SEVVA to international acclaim. In April 2011, she raised the benchmark for the entire cake industry with her creation from Ms B’s CAKERY. In November 2011, she opened the charming and chic café-bar – C’est La B, hitting at her name with a light-hearted reference to the French phrase for “c’est la vie” (such is life).


Bonnae Gokson’s singular creativity and innate sense of style, artistry and ingenuity empower her to stay at the forefront of the industry. A driving force for keeping up with international trends, she takes a holistic and wholesome approach to her food creations not just by using the finest ingredients, but also by offering healthful options that take into account food sensitivities. Her passion for perfection and distinct curatorial style also exemplified throughout her endeavours that are bywords for refinement. She oversees the entire creative process of every single item from the interiors to the menus and cakes, offering a unique experience and giving endless joy to her customers. She also keeps them engaged with constant surprises and suspense, whetting their appetites and delivering fresh experiences time after time. Today, Bonnae Gokson continues to add flair and wow factors to the lifestyle scene with her characteristic finesse, much to the delight of her legion of fans and especially women who appreciate her aesthetic creations. Her multifaceted talents have also enticed major luxury brands to seek her collaboration on projects big and small to enhance their brand image.


In another creative undertaking, Bonnae Gokson successfully launched her first coffee table book, “BUTTERFLIES AND ALL THINGS SWEET”, internationally in September 2013. The lavish visual masterpiece takes her loyal following on a journey to the roots of her creativity that have enabled her visionary cake creations. The book received a very positive and affectionate response from the media and people who love and treasure beautiful things in life. Its success was sealed when it collected top prize in the Photography / Art category of the annual Paris Book Awards honouring the best of international publishing. It was also named the Silver winner in the Coffee and Table Book category at the IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards in 2014, and recognised for “Best Graphic Design” in the 2014 Sydney Design Award.



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2017 Nominees, Entrepreneur

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