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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)

Valerie Trierweiler : Merci pour ce moment

Valerie Trierweiler : Merci pour ce moment

Enfin j ai entre les mains le livre le plus attendu et controverse de la rentree. Un grand cri d’ amour ou un deballage obcene. Après lecture rapide..... un peu des deux. C est brouillon. Ca resemble a un acces de colere. Un peu larmoyant comme l’ interview les yeux baisses de Diana. Malheureusement, cette pauvre Valerie ne sera pas a l’ instar de DI, la premiere Dame des coeurs, comme l’ autre en fut la princesse. Nous sommes en Republique. Mr Hollande voulait etre un president normal, il est un type banal, lache et fuyant. Bien qu il exhale la seduction comme un poisson pane, Mrs Trierweiller voudrait nous le vendre comme un nouveau French Lover. Ce trio au... Read More

London’s Chanel Lampposts – Romantic Legend or Urban Myth?

‎Why the "C " of Chanel on lampposts in London? I have been wondering for years if the Coco Chanel logo on London's lampposts had anything to do with Chanel or did it just happen to be an old City of Wesminster logo Chanel had a romantic relationship with the Duke of Wesminster for a full decade The legend states that the duke was so infatuated with Chanel, that as a token of his affection, all lampposts in Wesminster were embossed with her CC logo along side his W crest. But the City of Wesminster says CC stands for City Counsel and has no relation  to Chanel Like most.. I am a romantic... and I prefer to believe that the... Read More
London’s Chanel Lampposts – Romantic Legend or Urban Myth?
"Made in China"- in the mood for loving the best

"Made in China"- in the mood for loving the best

I was quite surprised and very disappointed to receive an email from one of our stockists, a beautiful Resort in Turks & Caicos. It read  “Some guests just won’t buy your garments because they are Made in China”. The email was signed “China” .  I was not sure if this is the name of the store manager or just a funny human error. I replied something along the lines of: “I have lived  in Hong Kong for over 30 years. My children were born here. I have worked in Hong Kong in the fashion industry since the early 80’s. I  invested in a small garment factory in China in the early 90’s; I was very proud then (and now) as a... Read More

What to wear …from day to night : the holiday must pack!

Luxe and comfort can and must go hand in hand. 1. A beautiful silk chiffon caftan is the ultimate luxe, it’s fine fabric will keep you nice and cool all day, it will be a good barrier against the sun, you can wash it by hand at night, put it on a hanger and let it dry; No need to iron it, you can wear it day after day, you will look glamorous, sexy, and you will be comfortable! 2. Pair it with a great metallic swimsuit, one you can swim with, and .. wear as a body suit at night, 3. Not to mention that you can wear your breezy caftan with a slip underneath if you are going... Read More
What to wear …from day to night : the holiday must pack!
What to Wear...to the office

What to Wear...to the office

In Memory of Manfred Schoeni

My Love For Chinese Art: Liu Wei Revolutionary family.   I first discovered Contemporary Chinese Art at the China Club Hong Kong, this gorgeous member’s only club, which Sir David Tang opened in 1991,  decorated with Chinese Modern Art and Art Deco furniture reminiscent of 1930’s Shanghai.  I later met Manfred Schoeni, who would  become a close friend; Manfred was one of the first person in Hong Kong to open an Art Gallery showcasing Contemporary Chinese Art. Through him I bought my first piece, a nice painting by Li Gui Jun; a Wang Yi Dong followed very quickly. Despite these perfectly good flirtations, the piece I really fell for was a Liu Wei painting. It was love at first sight, but as soon as I... Read More
In Memory of Manfred Schoeni
London to Paris

London to Paris

Just sooooo busy , in the midst of opening 2 new stores, my last blog from my NY/Europe trip has not been posted yet, I am sorry for the delay! When I was 21 and decided to start  my own business in New York City, I, and others thought I was simply crazy. I didn’t know the city, I didn’t know anyone, I had no experience. I was surrounded by hard, tough people, it was called ‘7th Avenue ’.  To be precise ‘512 Seventh Avenue’. I had everything to learn. It was probably the most fascinating time in my life. All these years later, I feel like I’m starting all over again. I only wish I was 21! I arrived in London... Read More

Tropical Getaways - The Art of Travelling Light

From New York to London, 2014 has swept in with a burst of bitingly cold temperatures, leaving many of us daydreaming of a tropical escape. There is nothing like watching the mercury plummet and piling on extra layers to galvanise plans for an exotic getaway. But whether it is Miami, Bali, or Thailand, if you are heading off for a winter mini-break in the sun, there is one skill the modern woman must master – the art of travelling light. Packing can be stressful and most people are guilty of stuffing their suitcases full of items they’ll never wear… “just in case”. The answer is of course to think carefully about what to bring, but also buy cleverly for your... Read More
Tropical Getaways - The Art of Travelling Light
The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift