We have been getting a lot of questions regarding how to properly use our Charm Cuff so we put together a guide for you to keep your charms in place and your wrist happy.
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 …
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!
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.
Ladies, tell your men to stop by the Mignon Faget gallery on Magazine Street on Thursday, February 5th for a special Pre-Valentine’s Day Men’s Shopping Night! Men are invited to get their Valentine’s Day shopping done early, while enjoying refreshments including beer and pretzels. Designer Randy Gervais of Checker Box Menswear will also be on hand to help men shop his cheeky sock designs!
We have been releasing a handful of new Fleur de Lis jewelry designs this month! We asked some of our staff members about their favorite new pieces. Here is what they had to say…
“The Fleur de Lis Intaglio was the first Mignon Faget gift I ever received. As a transplant to New Orleans wearing my Fleur de Lis jewelry always reminds me that I am very fortunate to be a part of this amazing city.“
-Amina, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
“The Sheared Fleur de Lis is such an elegant design. The new petite version of the design transforms it to a super delicate and sophisticated everyday item!“
“I love a dangle earring with a little shimmer and sparkle. The blue Swarovski crystals add a whole new element of bling to the Fleur de Lis Dangle… and they match my Fleur de Lis Stations Necklace and Charm Bracelet perfectly. “
-Coeli, Marketing and PR Manager
Check out the rest of Mignon Faget’s Fleur de Lis designs to find the piece that speaks to you.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.