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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)

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.

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