The Select Guest



Featured 1.9.17-1.15.17 | Imagine your life as one big glamorous adventure. Then imagine that while you’re on this adventure, you’re actually also doing what you love with such enthusiasm that it inspires everyone around you to be creative, passionate and driven. The person you’re now picturing is Marie France Van Damme, the Canadian-born, Hong Kong-based fashion designer whose eponymous line of chic, stylish resort wear is self-inspired and influenced by her travels, lifestyle and personal style. Each piece is exquisite and seasonless and reflects the many lives she lives: from simple, flowy dresses that are reminiscent of her home amidst the palm trees and sea breezes of Hong Kong to metallics and neutrals that are so versatile they can go from beach to boardroom easily. Van Damme is the true definition of #girlboss: she cleans her design studio to decompress (her greatest gift? A Dyson vacuum) and has no problem getting her hands dirty in any of her shops. She’s also only missed 2 days of work in 36 years. 2 days. 36 years. So yeah. She’s also gorgeous, madly in love with her husband and incredibly confident. Let’s all pay attention. Welcome to Marie France’s week.