Milton Glaser Remembered

by Phillip Collier

July 10, 2020

While planning  the preface for my first book Missing New Orleans I wanted to include some of the ephemera I had collected over the years that particularly pertained to the city of New Orleans. One of the highlights that rang most nostalgic was the short lived 1970s nightclub Rosy’s. The jazz hall, owned by Miss […]

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Guardians of the Groove

by Phillip Collier

June 15, 2020

In 2013 I was asked by Robert Alford of Alford Advertising to come up with some concepts for an ad campaign for radio station WWOZ. Known to locals as just O.Z., it is a non-profit community supported station specializing in the cultural heritage of New Orleans and the surrounding region of southern Louisiana. O.Z. is […]

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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 American […]

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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 as […]

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