Katrina Wish List 2007 Revisited

by Phillip Collier

August 27, 2015

At the end of 2006, the city of New Orleans was in shambles. A year and four months after Hurricane Katrina, so many local landmarks and institutions remained in ruins. I sent out a “New Years Wish List” card to my clients and friends listing five of the city’s icons I prayed would one day […]

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FRENCH CONNECTION

by Phillip Collier

December 23, 2014

  While my daughter Riki was living and teaching in France in 2013, I sent several pieces of Mignon Faget jewelry to Normandy with her photographer boyfriend, Jamey Shaw. The concept was for her to be photographed wearing the jewelry in some Parisian locations. While in Europe, Jamey and Riki had made friends with an […]

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FAMILY AFFAIR

by Phillip Collier

  I had the great fortune in getting to work with and use my future son in law, Jamey Shaw as the fashion photographer and my daughter, Riki Collier as a model in this year’s Mignon Faget jewelry catalog. It was a no brainer in choosing the talent and photographer. I have been using Riki […]

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Roadmap

by Phillip Collier

August 01, 2013

We’ve moved back home. In December 1990, I was in my eighth year at Bauerlien Advertising. I had spent the last year traveling to other cities to interview art and creative directors. Because, according to my old friend and then-new president of Bauerlien Advertising, John Green, there was a void of talent in the New Orleans market. […]

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Tales of the Cocktail

by Phillip Collier

Hurricane Katrina forced me to take a part time hiatus from my business. I was driving back and forth from Daphne, Alabama to New Orleans during those first few months after the desvastation to get my family’s life together, and I was not able to return to work full time until late 2005. When I […]

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