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Designer Mignonne Gavigan and former Bergdorf Goodman buyer, Laetitia Stanfield, launched the debut collection of Roarke "Le Marais" in 2009, giving full expression to the concept of statement accessories.

Mignonne was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill. She studied abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris and fell in love with the city, to which she later returned to study fashion design at Parsons. 

Upon completion of her studies, she moved to New York City and has since worked for Marc Jacobs, Asprey and FORM, a small design collective. 

Laetitia was raised between the fashion epicenters of New York City and Paris, as well as the rolling hills of Middleburg, Virginia. After graduating from George Washington University with a BBA in finance, she moved to Manhattan and began her career in the fashion industry. She spent four years
as a buyer on the contemporary floor of Bergdorf 
Goodman where she learned the workings of retail. 

Upon their meeting in 2009, Mignonne and Laetitia both felt that something was missing from the market and decided to join forces to create the debut collection of ROARKE.

ROARKE "Le Marais" collection presents something new and fresh in jewelry design - striking beaded chiffon necklaces and bracelets that are unique and eye catching. "Le Charlot", the iconic beaded bib necklace, is the perfect statement piece for any outfit - either with jeans and a tee during the day, or a little black dress at night. The "Le Marias" collection will be sure to get a standing ovation from friends, coworkers and strangers alike.

There is something so special about these items and I'm not afraid to admit that i can't put my finger on what makes them so addictive. Perhaps it's the intricate beading or the bib-like fashion in which the necklaces fall around your neck. Maybe it's the designs that say classy and trendy at the same time. Who doesn't love an investment piece in jewelry? Are you with me?




Mary-louis Parker

Mary-louis Parker


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