Q+A: Alexis Bittar On Inspiration and His Dream Collaboration

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As the statement necklace trend has evolved into the statement everything perma-trend, a few of the boldest modern masters have emerged as true influencers. Alexis Bittar, the Brooklyn-based designer with a seemingly unending imagination, is chief among those that set the trends—and his lust-worthy lucite and intricate gemstone pieces are back on Gilt today at noon ET. We’re celebrating by asking him to weigh in on influences, inspiration, and spotting his own pieces on the first lady. Read on, then shop our favorites.

StyleFile: You’re part of an elite group of jewelry designers who have really reinvigorated the fashion jewelry scene–why do you think the category has become so important again in recent years?
Alexis Bittar: I think the market has been primed for a while for accessories that are bold and push the envelope. As the world becomes more commercialized, people are increasingly looking to accessories and jewelry as personal statements of individuality – the more unique and daring that statement is, the better!

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Gilt x Uncommon: Exclusive Designs for the New iPhone

iphonewhiteWith every new Apple launch comes a corresponding fleet of cases, sleeves, and skins to add instant personality — and extra protection — to any device. There’s certainly no shortage of cool coverage options, but how about something you won’t find anywhere else? We partnered with the stellar graphic design team at Uncommon to create 26 custom accessories for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, featuring painted pineapples (dreamed up by accessories buyer and “big pineapple fan” Aileen), kaleidoscope prints, and more eye-catching art, available only on Gilt. And if you don’t already have our app, download it now to snap one up for yourself in our mobile-exclusive sale.

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Gilt ♥ Glamour: Go Inside the Exclusive Collaboration

christina_quoteIt’s not every day you get to take a walk in a fashion editor’s shoes…until now. We tapped three of Glamour’s chicest (and most shoe-obsessed) staffers to design a perfect-for-fall lineup every girl can get behind. Introducing the Gilt ♥ Glamour Collection, featuring red suede power pumps, classic-cool oxfords remixed in printed ponyhair, and sexy lace-up booties that are practically made for date night — all available on Gilt today. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below and score some insider style tips from the Glamour pros.

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#ItsInTheBag: Celebrating Our Exclusive Cambridge Satchel Mini Collection

Gilt + Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Capsule Collection BreakfastThe Cambridge Satchel Company‘s candy-colored bags are the go-to sidekicks of the street style set, so naturally we feted the launch of our new exclusive capsule collection of the brand’s Minis with help from a snap-worthy pack of bloggers, editors, and celebs over breakfast at The Pavilion in NYC’s Union Square. We treated guests to dozens of picture-perfect mini essentials (think Essie nail polishes and pint-sized Diet Cokes) to play up their brand new bags in covetable Insta-ready shots, no filter required. Get inspired by reality-star-turned-designer Whitney Port’s well-styled stash — featuring The Mini in pastel pink, one of 10 colors available exclusively on Gilt — and score your own from our sale, starting tonight at 9pm ET.

Gilt + Cambridge Satchel Company Mini Capsule Collection Breakfast

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