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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)

HELLO! East meets West at Marie France Van Damme breathtaking Hong Kong home.

HELLO! East meets West at Marie France Van Damme breathtaking Hong Kong home.

A look at Marie France Van Damme's house Marie France Van Damme has a stunning house in Hong Kong and HELLO! goes inside... take a look!   Read More

Style from Singapore to Santorini

Marie France Van Damme - Style from Singapore to Santorini On the heels of a successful launch of a City To Resort travel capsule collection for One&Only Resorts (available now) and her fifth boutique in Singapore in November and only European boutique in London, Marie France continues to expand her presence worldwide focusing on cities that not only inspire the designer, but also appeal to her sophisticated, jet-set clientele.Within only a few years the line has developed a coveted following of clients including Beyoncé, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz and Olivia Palermo.The new Spring/Summer luxury resortwear collection including MFVD's signature silk caftans, resort dresses and swimwear is in stores now until May at Harrods, Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Neiman Marcus and Intermix... Read More
Style from Singapore to Santorini
Interview: Elad Yifrach

Interview: Elad Yifrach

Elad Yifrach is the founder of L'Objet, producing exquisite tableware with an emphasis on quality, beauty & simplicity, inspired by a passion and curiosity of natural beauty, architecture and lost civilizations. In 2015 he opened his first boutique store in Southampton – L’Objet à la Plage. What does Jet Set mean to you? Jet Set to me is a well-traveled person who knows how to navigate in new places and who finds undiscovered gems everywhere they go. The more I travel the more I want to discover new places. That’s true Jet Set. Where are your favorite holiday destinations? Tulum, Mexico. Phuket, Thailand, Tel Aviv, Israel or the Aegean Sea. Where should one go to see and to be seen? The... Read More

MFVD | FINANCIAL TIMES – HOW TO SPEND IT.

Resortwear designer Marie France Van Damme, Day 4

Preparations for her new collection’s debut in New York and Miami (as well as a drink at the Chiltern Firehouse) fill the designer’s final day in London

The Glamorous Jet Set

The Glamorous Jet Set

 

Though all these women were not necessarily considered classically beautiful, they possessed

incredible individuality and strength of character in an age when conversation and style were important communication tools.

MFVD | FINANCIAL TIMES – HOW TO SPEND IT.

Resortwear designer Marie France Van Damme, Day 3

After a visit to her Chelsea store, the designer catches up with old friends in old haunts. 

Concorde, Jet of the JET SET 70’s

Concorde, Jet of the JET SET 70’s

Concorde, Jet of the JET SET 70’s    Concorde bought a chic air travel upgrade that lasted a glorious twenty seven years. From rock stars to royalty it was the new way to travel, and journey times from London to New York were cut in half. It now took just three and a half hours to cross the Atlantic. With just one hundred passengers, there was only one cabin - super first class. Concorde was the jet of the Jet Set. Back in the 1970’s my husband thought it would be ‘so cool’ to fly Concorde…he lived in Brussels and had to travel to Hong Kong for business. He booked himself a supersonic flight from London to Singapore, the Concorde route to the Orient. He... Read More

MFVD | Financial Times – How to Spend it.

Resortwear designer Marie France Van Damme, Day 2

A meeting with a Harrods buyer and plans for a weekend trunk show in New York fill the designer’s London diary.

MFVD | Financial Times – How to Spend it.

MFVD | Financial Times – How to Spend it.

 

Resortwear designer Marie France Van Damme, Day 1. 
It’s a mad dash for the resortwear designer to get her new collection in front of buyers in Paris.

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