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NOTES FROM AMINA

Monthly musings from the desk of Amina, Mignon Faget’s VP of Sales & Marketing. Read on to see what she jotted down for February’s Notes from Amina …

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I had a friend in town from New York last weekend that had never been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. We discussed the whole history of Mardi Gras from doubloons to krewes and the difference between being neutral ground side vs. sidewalk side. The only version of Mardi Gras that she’d ever seen was on television so I felt like it was my duty as a New Orleanian to show her the ropes or rather the beads!

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We started at the Haydel’s Pop Up Shop and sampled King Cake, walked down to Sucre and sampled King Cake (it was a taste test and we did walk), popped in Storyville to get her a Nola Love King Cake shirt and then went down to Tchop to see the floats as they began lining up. Sometimes I forget that I’m fortunate enough to live in a place where Mardi Gras is actually a season. Screaming for the Femme Fatales Krewe to throw us something, making friends with our parade neighbors, and of course eating our weight in King Cake were experiences that my friend never would have gotten from just watching Mardi Gras on TV.  Here’s to a happy and safe Mardi Gras season and if you’re riding this year I’ll be sidewalk side around Harmony and St. Charles. Look for the lady with an arm full of beads and a piece of king cake wearing a string of king cake dolls.

Sealed in Style: Easter Seals Louisiana Gala

We’re proud to be a style sponsor of Sealed in Style, the Easter Seals Louisiana Gala.  Join us at the Gala on November 1st for an evening of live music, dining from top New Orleans restaurants, cocktails and a fashion contest worth $500! Buy your tickets here!
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Also, check out the Style Judges for the event, all sporting Mingon Faget jewelry. Juley of Upperlyne wore a Serpentine ring, Elizabeth Bangle, and Pylon Tile Sinker Cypress Chain necklace. Check out her blog post about her outfit for the gala here
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Tiffany Napper took a different styling approach, deciding to wear her Wish Ring Necklace with an Obscuro Silk Silver Tassel. Tiffany stacked her Pylon, Vine, and Scarred Node Narrow Rings on one finger while wearing a Triple Knot Cuff and HIVE Ebony Ring on her other hand. To see the rest of her look, click here.
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Notes from Amina

Monthly musings from the desk of Amina, Mignon Faget’s VP of Sales & Marketing. Read what she jotted down for September’s Notes from Amina …

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Autumn in New Orleans is a bit different than autumn in the rest of the country. Yes, it is football season and the kids are back in school, but when autumn begins in New Orleans it’s still 91 degrees, sno ball stands are still open, and thankfully there are no leaves to rake. I’m in the process of transitioning my wardrobe from summer to fall. I’m one of those people who’ve created arbitrary rules about what I will and won’t wear after September 22nd. I pack away my sandals, florals, and brights and dust off my knits, leggings, and boots.

Something that I’m also transitioning this season is my Wish Ring Necklace. All summer I was channeling the beach with my Wish Ring. My charm selection featured the sea urchin, crab, and auger charms. For fall, I’m going back to nature and sporting the feather, lily, and large thorn charm. Over summer I wore the 22” Wish Ring Necklace, but for fall I’m obsessed with the menswear trend which required me to rethink my length. I’m switching to the 16” Wish Ring so that it accentuates my neckline and falls right below my collar bone when I’m in my blazers and collared shirts.

Notes from Amina

Monthly musings from the desk of Amina, Mignon Faget’s VP of Sales & Marketing. Read what she jotted down for July’s Notes from Amina …

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A butterfly in flight at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

July in New Orleans is one of my favorite months to be in the city. The weather makes everyone move a little slower, sno balls are readily available, and you can get a reservation at just about any restaurant. When it’s this time of year I like to act like a tourist and visit all of the places that I avoid when the weather is cooler and droves of people descend on the city. At least twice this summer you’ll find me at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. To pay homage to the bugs that I’m going to visit, I make an effort to wear my favorite pieces from the HIVE collection. HIVE is perfect for summer because the open design makes it airy and light even in the most humid weather.

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Notes From Amina

Monthly musings from the desk of Amina, Mignon Faget’s VP of Sales & Marketing. Read what she jotted down for June’s Notes from Amina…

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I like to change my jewelry with the seasons. When the weather warms up, I look for pieces that make me feel like I’m on a beach somewhere, even if I’m sitting at my desk. The pieces that I covet the most are ones that will take me from the office to the beach, jewelry that looks as good with a maxi dress on casual Friday as it does when I hit the beach on Saturday morning. Dauphin Island, Alabama is my favorite beach getaway, and my trip isn’t complete unless I’ve stopped by Bayley’s Seafood on Dauphin Island Parkway for West Indies salad, and visited The Estuarium to learn more about the ecosystems that thrive on the Gulf Coast. Whichever beach you visit this summer, look chic by keeping your style effortless, colorful, and of course waterproof! Click through for my suggestions…

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Destination Collection : Magazine Street Crossbody Bag

Destination Collection_Magazine Street Crossbody BagMignon Faget’s new Destination Collection features beautifully handcrafted leather bags in three styles designed with a woman on-the-go in mind. “The bags represent the journey that the wearer takes. They are her travel companions and tell a new story with each destination,” Mignon says. Thoughtful, subtle details like navy suede interior lining that peeks out along edges and rustic tongue and loop closures allude to patterns and designs Mignon often referenced in her leather and ready to wear collection from the 1970’s.

The Destination Collection is designed to work together, seamlessly incorporated into the wearers life. The three pieces are meant to be used in conjunction with each other.  The Magazine Street Crossbody accompanies the wearer on her trip to the destination. The Canal Street Clutch is what she changes to upon arrival. The Dublin Street Pouch is with her the whole time. It’s how she stays organized and effortlessly transitions from day to night.

The Magazine Street Crossbody is a versatile staple. Fifteen years ago Mignon Faget opened a new store on a Magazine Street. Now, the bustling corridor has become the shopping destination for local and unique retail. The Magazine Street Crossbody is inspired by a satchel that Mignon carries while exploring the shops and galleries on Magazine Street. Large enough to hold everything you need for a day of shopping, the bag features a slim silhouette that never looks bulky. Flap secured with tongue and loop closure featuring crosshatch stitch detail.

John Humphries Spring 2014

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Stack on the latest John Humphries Halo Bangles in bright, fresh colors for Spring 2014’s #ArmParty. Inspired by Pantone’s Spring 2014 Fashion Palette, John Humphries’ latest crop of bangles will add some seasonal spice to your wrist list.

Official Pantone Spring 2014 Color Chart, pantone.com
Official Pantone Spring 2014 Color Chart, pantone.com

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