Fearless Fridays: Alexis Bittar (aka my lucite love)

Fearless Fridays: Alexis Bittar (aka my lucite love)

More than four years ago when I worked as a Nordstrom personal stylist, I was introduced to Alexis Bittar’s jewelry. His fondness for vintage baubles (no doubt influenced by his antique collecting parents) is reflected in his use of lucite.

Alexis Bittar sword earrings

I was taken by the sculptural element of Bittar’s jewelry, and the use of color.
And in one of my first blog posts I showed how I liked mixing my vintage jewelry with his square bangles.

mystackedbracelets

My love for his aesthetic has expanded recently. Bittar used style icon Iris Apfel for his recent spring campaign. Using the ninety-four-year old aligns with his effort to broaden the fashion industry’s often narrow view of beauty.

Iris Apfel and Alexis Bittar

Who is your favorite jewelry designer?

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all that glitters is not gold

all that glitters is not gold

Friends,

As my title suggests I have a love for shiny things and they needn’t be the kind that you get at Tiffany.  My favorite type of jewelry is costume since it can exhibit more character and usually isn’t overtly precious.

One of my favorite designers to date Alexis Bittar.  His jewelry has a sculptural element to it, becoming wearable art.

When I do wear gold or silver, I love a vintage inspired, slightly tarnished look.   A line that’s caught my eye is Elizabeth and James.  I’m a fan of their neo-grunge style, and it’s certainly extended to their jewelry.