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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)

Les Odeurs

Les Odeurs

Saint-Pétersbourg: Une de mes villes préférées, l'odeur de l'Eglise orthodoxe Saint-Nicolas à l'heure de la messe, unique et inoubliable. J'ai retrouvé par hasard ce parfum dans une crème de corps Armani, Armani Privé Bois d'Encens. - One of my favorite cities, the scent at the Orthodox Church ‘Saint Nicolas’ at the time of mass, unique and unforgettable, I found by chance this scent in a body cream from Armani, Armani Prive Bois d’encens. - Marrakech: J'aime évidemment les odeurs du souk, les épices, le cuir, l'ambre… Que l'on retrouve chez l’Orientaliste (parfumeur). J'ai trouvé dans les souks, une crème pour le corps à la rose appelée Marie France, une crème très rose et qui garde pendant des années ses fragrances.... Read More

Summer is back don't forget your hat!

Summer is back don't forget your hat!
Marisa Berenson

Marisa Berenson

Did you know ? Marisa Berenson is Elsa Schiaparelli's granddaughter. Who is Elsa Shiaparelli? Or who is Marisa Berenson? I am so stunned every time.. All these young girls around me who loooooove fashion but who have no idea who Jackie O, Lee Radziwill, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Veroushka are. Are you serious I ask them? How can you not know Grace Kelly ... Kelly , the Kelly bag !!!!!! Elsa Shiaparelli was an Italian designer in the 1920s , who moved to New York and then to Paris, her biggest rival was Coco Chanel; her daughter Countess Gogo Shiaparelli married to an American diplomat had 2 daughters, Marisa and Berry.Marisa became a model and actress, Berinthia (Berry) a model... Read More

Architectural Digest China | MFVD AD

Architectural Digest China | MFVD AD
Marie Claire Meets: Marie France Van Damme

Marie Claire Meets: Marie France Van Damme

Here, Marie France Van Damme tells us what she's learned in the process...   You set up your own brand after working for the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue. Why did you decide to branch out on your own? 
I decided it was time to change my life! I set up my office in New York in the early 80s, working on private labels with department stores, then moved to Hong Kong and eventually opened my factory in China in the early 90s. I set up my eponymous brand three years ago. After designing and manufacturing all those years for others, it was a natural step to take. How does having your own brand differ from being an employee? 
I was actually an... Read More

Escape from Haute Couture

Paris … we all feel terribly saddened by what happened in Paris a few weeks ago … friends tell me the stores, restaurants, streets are empty ! Let’s hope ‘Haute Couture week ‘ will bring back to Paris the beautiful and rich ladies, the 1000 ‘’only’’ ladies in the world that buy Haute Couture , year after year …. And it is also the week when all the Fashion industry comes to Paris from all countries to view the ‘’Pre Fall’ collections ’. Pre Fall is a new season in the Fashion calendar… something like Cruise … Cruise comes in stores in November just before Spring and Pre fall comes to store around June- July just before Fall … (... Read More
Escape from Haute Couture
Beyonce x Marie France Van Damme

Beyonce x Marie France Van Damme

Beyonce posts herself on Instagram wearing our Red Embroidered Kurta Tunic on her recent trip to Thailand. Looks amazing on her ! Read More

Kensington Chelsea Magazine - London Store Opening

Kensington Chelsea Magazine - London Store Opening
Best Black Dresses

Best Black Dresses

Best black dresses : sexy back I love the story my friend Herbert tells One evening in Paris, all the ladies arrived at a reception in sexy decollete dresses,  Carla Bruni walked in  with a high neck / bare shoulder long hugging dress; Carla has small breast, and hides them..   She turned around and every man in the room just went Ahhhhhhh,  She was wearing the sexiest low back black dress, you could almost see the v of her derriere, and what a derriere! Her black back dress was the talk of the evening ‎And if anyone remembers Mireille Darc..in her sexy low back dress A source of inspiration for my Crisscross low back dress, Column dress and Halter... Read More

London, Marylebone W1

London, Marylebone W1