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The Love List, February 2016

Charm Cuff featured in The Love List’s TreatYo’Self Valentine Gift Guide.

Charm Cuff, HIVE heart Charm, Tulip in the round Charm, Fleur De Lis Intaglio Heart Charm, Hard Heart Charm

Charm Cuff, HIVE heart Charm, Tulip in the round Charm, Fleur De Lis Intaglio Heart Charm, Hard Heart Charm

 

Special Commission: Pascal’s Manale Restaurant

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To celebrate their 100 year anniversary, beloved New Orleans restaurant Pascal’s Manale enlisted Mignon Faget to design a limited edition set of double old fashioned glassware.

Pascal’s Manale is one of only a handful of surviving New Orleans neighborhood restaurants. Established in 1913, Pascal’s Manale has gifted New Orleans with culinary Pascal-Manale_2dishes that rightly received local and national notoriety. Currently in the fourth generation of ownership, the restaurant still sits quaintly on its corner of Napoleon and Dryades reminding its neighbors of a quieter time in New Orleans History. Pascal’s Manale is home to the original BBQ Shrimp and still shucks raw oysters at its original Raw Oyster Bar. 100 years later, Pascal’s Manale is still held dear by its neighbors and friends and will always be the “Uptown Rendezvous.”

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SPECIAL COMMISSION: Starfish for Soledad O’Brien Foundation

Mignon partnered with renowned journalist Soledad O’Brien on a design for the young women graduates of the Soledad O’Brien + Brad Raymond Starfish Foundation. starfish on ribbon_1_2The foundation provides the help and guidance that a select group of hardworking young women scholars need to succeed.  Mignon’s design is inspired by the starfish story that guides Soledad’s cause:

Countless starfish have washed ashore on a beach and are dying off. A little boy is picking up starfish on the beach and tossing them back into the ocean in hopes they will survive. A man walks by and asks him why he is doing something so futile.

“There are hundreds,” he points out, “What difference will it make?”

The boy then picks up a starfish, throws it into the sea and says, “It will make a difference to that one.”

The sterling silver Starfish Pendant is accented with a deep blue crystal and strung on a silk ribbon.  The design is dedicated to the gifted young ladies who participate in and excel under the Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation’s plan.  Mignon Faget donated the necklaces to the foundation.

The Starfish Necklaces were gifted to this year’s graduating class of the scholarship and mentorship program during a New Orleans inspired gala held at Donna Karen’s Stephen Weiss Studios in Greenwich Village. Titled “New Orleans to New York City”, the event featured Creole cuisine and authentic New Orleans jazz. You can follow the foundation on Twitter, @SoledadFdn.

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Special Commissions: World War II Museum Collection

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What better way to celebrate Independence Day than taking a trip to the National World War II Museum? The National World War II Museum is the country’s official museum of the Second World War. It tells the story of the American Experience and celebrates the American Spirit. “Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the America Experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today- so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn,” according to their website. In 2000, the museum- then known as the National D-Day Museum- commissioned Mignon Faget to create special designs as gifts to dignitaries attending the official opening of this museum dedicated to World War II. Mignon designed a Higgins Boat pin and buckle to much acclaim.

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Special Commissions: Louisiana Iris

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Louisiana Iris NecklaceThe symbol of the fleur de lis is derived from the Iris, the native wildflower of Louisiana.  The Iris is said to have bloomed from the tears of Eve as she was driven from the Garden of Eden.  The Iris and the Fleur de Lis designs carry special sentiments for all Louisiana residents.  The Louisiana Iris was originally designed in 2005 as a special commission for First Lady Laura Bush’s Congressional Club luncheon.  After Hurricane Katrina, Mignon revisited the design in the form of the Louisiana Iris Necklace and it has been a favorite amongst collectors ever since. Read more »

Mignon Faget Special Commissions


MIGNON FAGET SPECIAL COMMISSIONS

2012

Soledad O’Brien/Brad Raymond Foundation Design of Starfish pendant

Chi Omega Design of Owl Pendant for the Chi Omega Mississippi Chapter

Imperial Calcasieu Museum Design of Crossed Dueling Pistols pin/pendant celebrating 50th Anniversary of the museum.

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