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Life à la MF

What is "Life à la MF" ?

 

Little stories about everyday life

 

A passion for beautiful things 

A passion for fashion, food, family, friends, travels, objects, art, animals, a passion for life.

‘Mine is a simple story, it is the story of an ordinary life that became extraordinary’  (Wallis Simpson)

SCMP - MFVD STYLE

SCMP - MFVD STYLE

Beyoncé swears by it: Marie France Van Damme designs luxury resort wear that celebrities flock to buy  After working with fashion retailers Marks & Spencer and Saks Fifth Avenue, then hoteliers Aman Resorts and One & Only, Van Damme struck out alone – now she boasts 13 boutiques across the world in LA, Miami, Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Tracey Furniss   “I opened stores in my favourite cities,” says the designer, who moved to Hong Kong in the mid-1980s. We are chatting at Tirpse, a new French-Japanese fine dining eatery at K11 Musea. I notice Van Damme has a keen eye for styling when she starts readjusting some of the dishes for our photographer, who is taking food shots... Read More

Interview with Corina - Stéfère

Stefere is a jewelery brand known for its innovative designs, combining feminine elegance with the avant-garde. Since its establishment in 2006, the Parisian brand has offered vibrant, contemporary designs, and has a distinct rock-and-roll glam aesthetic featuring floral, snake, star, and skull motifs.
Interview with Corina - Stéfère
Forbes

Forbes

Fashion Designer Marie France Van Damme Launches ‘Curated By MF,’ A Globally Inspired Home Decor Platform And Line Emma Reynolds Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born resortwear designer based in Hong Kong who specializes in elegant, luxury resortwear, swim and ready-to-wear. Understated yet chic, her fashion is inspired by both Europe and Asia and designed for the modern woman who appreciates luxe textiles and high design. Marie France Van Damme with pieces from her Curated by MF collection.   Van Damme travels the world to find inspiration for her fashion line, so it’s only fitting that she launched a travel-inspired home decor collection and platform, Curated by MF, which features a number of pieces for the home from global artisans and... Read More

Marrakech

I long for the days when I was able to visit Marrakech, our store in La Mamounia, and our wonderful team there – which of course, was always just an excuse to spend time in one of my favourite cities.
Marrakech
Fusing understated European elegance with dramatic Asian aesthetics

Fusing understated European elegance with dramatic Asian aesthetics

A passion for beautiful things. 
A passion for fashion, food, family, friends, travels, objects, art, animals, a passion for life.

Interview with Katie de Tilly

Almost 20 years since Wang Keping and your art gallery, 10 Chancery Lane started to collaborate. Tell us about the man who loves women breasts ! It was so lucky that I opened my gallery almost 20 years ago with Wang Keping. An artist I truly admire and love. Wang Keping loves women and finds them to be a universal subject of beauty in his works. Perhaps they are the forbidden fruit from China’s sexual repression of his youth during the cultural revolution. There is a tenderness in his voluptuous female figures or an energetic sexual attraction in his couples. He speaks of balancing of forms, as well as using the natural elements of the wood pieces that he incorporates deftly into each... Read More
Interview with Katie de Tilly
Interview with Tyler - Tyler Ellis

Interview with Tyler - Tyler Ellis

Did you wake up one morning with the idea that you wanted to make luxurious handbags? I’ve always been an accessories girl, and when traveling I began noticing women all over the world carrying the same few top logo driven labels, which inspired me to create an understated line of luxury accessories with the unique charm of a boutique brand.  You will not find my TE logo on the exteriors of any of my designs because I believe the craftsmanship, fascinating silhouettes and impeccable materials speak for themselves.  My seasonless collections are named not chronology but rather after meaningful destinations because I design pieces that are meant to remain relevant for generations to come.   I’m thrilled you chose to highlight my... Read More

MARIE FRANCE VAN DAMME: FOR THE LOVE OF SIMPLICITY

Marie France Van Damme: For the Love of Simplicity.  ALO MAGAZINE, by Jody Miller. How did a striking French-Canadian blonde become global chic royalty? C'est simple… she followed her heart and her dream. However, simplicity takes hard work. Decades of hard work and a perfectionist’s commitment to, well, perfection. Since launching her label in 2011 Marie France Van Damme has not only set a new standard for resort wear chic, but also created an awakening and appreciation for the concept of effortless glamour. Van Damme’s journey is about falling in love. While studying business administration at university, Van Damme transgressed from her academic family tradition and accepted an internship with a fashion house. She fell in love with the unbridled exuberance of... Read More
MARIE FRANCE VAN DAMME: FOR THE LOVE OF SIMPLICITY
Curated by MF

Curated by MF

In a time of health crisis and economic uncertainty, as small businesses owners, we have to support one another to weather the current downturn. Let me introduce very talented friends who share my passions. They work with the finest artisans, their creations are limited, beautiful and are all ethically sourced.  I have been travelling the world for the past 40 years. On my journey, I have developed relationships with craftspeople from the Souks of Marrakesh, with traders in the bustling streets of Hong Kong and Bangkok and with small business owners from around the globe. ‘Curated by MF’ is a platform where we invite our audience to discover our friends and to showcase their wonderful products on our web site... Read More

XL Boom

I discovered these objects in a small  interior design store in Knokke years ago. Knokke is a very quaint little village in Belgium, my mother in law lived there. It has so many interior design stores, you would think all Belgians do is decorated their home over and over. And that’s exactly what many of them do...they have impeccable taste for the beautiful and practical. XL Boom is a Belgium based company with a focus on high-quality and handcrafted design. Founded by husband and wife, what is not to love about their products? View them here Read More
XL Boom