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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)

Vogue

Vogue

Inside The Hong Kong Home of Fashion Designer Marie France Van Damme The Clear Water Bay house, with sprawling gardens overlooking the sea, represents a serene slice of Hong Kong             Read More

Escape at Home

One phrase from our new world of Covid 19, that I have already learned to hate is: “Shelter in Place “ That ....is what you do at a bus stop ...when it’s raining. I prefer the words Cocooning or Cloistering . Why? Because they’re romantic. Being asked to stay at home is not the end of the world. Instead, try to think of it as something new and different. When did you last have all the time in the world?The answer, for most of us is ...never. So, Carpe that damn Diem!  Now is the moment when you should use that silver coffee pot- that’s been sitting in a forgotten closet - together with your best porcelain – that you haven’t used since your wedding - and make your morning... Read More
Escape at Home
Interview with Jonathan - Jay Ahr

Interview with Jonathan - Jay Ahr

Tell us about your journey - through India, Russia, China - what took you there? Love?  I love to travel and am obsessed with discovering new cultures, crafts and ancient treasures of individual countries. India was the shahtoosh, jewellery and embroidery; Russia was yarn and manufacturing in enormous soviet-era factories; China for the discovery of infinite treasures. I am a nomad at heart and constantly curious for creative inspiration.   Back in Paris, you founded Jay Ahr in 2005, what is Jay Ahr? The name 'Jay Ahr' is the phonetic spelling of my initials and initially I was dedicated to dresses, looking to create the dress as 'an object' with thousands of structural declinations. You could say it was my... Read More

Interview with Elad - L'Objet

Did you wake up one morning with the idea that you wanted to make - create beautiful objects? In Design School I studied Interior Design and when I moved to LA at the age of 22 I started working at a design firm where I got my first experience. I was very lucky to work on big projects that exposed me to the interior world and all the beautiful products from fabrics to furniture and accessories.  I felt I had ideas and aesthetic for object that I couldn’t find in the market and decided to create some pieces.  And how long did it take you before you launched your company L'Objet? The first capsule I made was of random tableware... Read More
Interview with Elad - L'Objet
Summer is back don't forget your hat!

Summer is back don't forget your hat!

Somethings Never Change

Wall Street Journal Interview Feb 1 For fashion designer Marie France Van Damme, the woman behind the eponymous line of luxury resort wear, going on vacation is serious business. The Hong Kong-based globe-trotter spoke with the Journal about her favourite hotels in Asia, her dream holiday destinations and tips for looking stylish on the road. How often are you up in the air? Almost every month. I fly to Europe four times a year, and to the U.S. at least three times, as well as to Montreal, Canada, my hometown. I fly to Phuket every two months. Most frequent destination? I have a small apartment in London in Marylebone, which is one of my favorite destinations. I also have my... Read More
Somethings Never Change
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

Silk City Pajama

Silk City Pajama
City to Resort

City to Resort

Resort to City

Resort to City