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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 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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InStore Magazine, March 2014

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In Store Magazine, March 2014

Mignon Faget spoke with InStore Magazine about the trials and triumphs of operating a jewelry retail business in New Orleans’ tourism driven market for the March 2014 issue. Mignon Faget’s gallery in The Shops at Canal Place is specifically designed to introduce our brand to the visitors that flock to New Orleans for conferences and sight-seeing.

Purchasing a piece of Mignon Faget jewelry means bringing a little piece of New Orleans, Louisiana home. We strive to establish this connection with our visiting collectors! The culture of Louisiana is woven into every Mignon Faget design- from the Oyster Rings, Crawfish Charms and Shrimp Pendants, the Gumbo Necklace and Red Bean and Rice Necklace, to the Crown jewelry collection worn to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Amina Dearmon, our VP of Marketing and Sales, touches on this in the article. “The challenge is that out-of-towners are not very familiar with the brand when they get to New Orleans, and we have a very limited time to introduce them and educate them about what the brand represents,” Dearmon explains. “You really have to work harder at building that relationship and following up — because they are not just going to be walking by.”

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Canal Place Construction Wall

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Take a peak at our pretty construction wall in front of our new gallery in The Shops at Canal Place! We are on schedule and will be open in time for holiday shopping!

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On Location: John Humphries S/S 2013 Shoot

We shot John Humphries’ Spring/Summer 2013 campaign at the Civic Building in New Orleans’ Central Business District.  The building’s great outdoor spaces and views of the city skyline helped us emphasize the clean, modern geometry of John’s designs. Thanks to Celeste at Make Me Up, Adrian Holland for hair styling, and our model, Angela, of Metro Models.  See more after the jump!

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