Inspirational Quotes from Marie-Chantal Claire

By | August 11, 2017

A lot of people judge me because I like to, you know, look good, but I grew up in fashion.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I had a fundamental love of fashion, of products and accessories. I loved the merchandising side of it and understanding how to maximize sales.

Marie-Chantal Claire

It’s so important to adapt, think outside the box, and stay ahead if you want to grow.

Marie-Chantal Claire

We have a huge family history with Singapore because we have the duty-free shops in the airports. It’s a very industrious city. It’s beautiful, and Singaporeans have this wonderful desire for, and love of, luxury goods. You can see how well thought out and planned the city is with the best boutiques.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I have a lot of social engagements, and I like to dress up for them. I try to wear what I feel comfortable in, as self-confidence is so much about how you look. Generally, I love to wear long dresses; they make you feel special.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I was spending most of my summers in Greece when I was a little girl, and at boarding school my first room-mate was Greek, so I guess I kind of had that Greek destiny.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I love to dress up. You have to have a sense of fun in life, too. We can all be serious and work and do our bit, but every now and again you have to have a good giggle.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I’m a third-culture child. It’s an interesting concept. Having an American father, a South American mother, born in England, grew up in Hong Kong, went to school in Europe – it makes me a third-culture child, which means you take on the culture of the place where you live. So I’m very adaptable.

Marie-Chantal Claire

Every summer my father gave us this incredible vacation, in the Philippines, Thailand, Europe – wherever.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I knew I was artistic, and I wanted to do something in the arts.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I always did healthy things. I didn’t sit around in nightclubs. Sure, I had my fair share of fun, but no one could ever accuse me of being a dilettante and doing nothing. I was always on this unbelievable quest to go and do.

Marie-Chantal Claire

It’s important to dress our children well. I have some wonderful memories from my childhood, and so much is associated with what I was wearing. If you look good, you feel good – simple.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I like wearing classic pieces with a modern twist.

Marie-Chantal Claire

Most little boys like to dress like their daddies.

Marie-Chantal Claire

There has been a lot of movement in my family, but in a way, it has been great. It has made me adaptable. I can plonk myself anywhere.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I cook. I did the Escoffier course in Paris when I was 21 in one of those periods when it was like a pause. I can cook anything Italian, Chinese.

Marie-Chantal Claire

It was such an idyllic time when I grew up in Hong Kong. It was a British colony and very much geared towards buying the best of Britain. My childhood does have a huge influence on how we design. There must be a little bit of that nostalgia – childhood is so special.

Marie-Chantal Claire

I think it’s very important to have the stewardship of a company by a family member.

Marie-Chantal Claire

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