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Q+A: Alexis Bittar On The Beauty Of Lucite And His Brand Of Maximalism

ALEXIS_PORTRAITBrooklyn tastemaker and jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has come a long way since selling his handmade designs on the streets of New York City’s Soho in the ’90s. Today, he’s got more than 200 employees and a seemingly endless supply of imagination, creating a new era of refinement showcased in his coveted Lucite, Elements, and Miss Havisham collections — back on Gilt today at noon ET. Read about his inspirations (antiques! punk rock!), and then shop the most lust-worthy Alexis Bittar pieces for spring.

StyleFile: When you sit down to create a new collection or collaboration, how do you begin? Are you an artist with a method to his creative madness, or is it a different experience every time?

Alexis Bittar: I look at historical references. I love antiques. I try not to look at other jewelry, but I do look at the runways and feel where I want things to go and what was missed. I try to harness that energy and embody it in jewelry.

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Spotted: The Mint Bag

 

Take a cue from three of Hollywood’s hottest style stars — mint is going to be major this spring. And as Eva Mendes, Naomi Watts, and Emmy Rossum perfectly showcase here, the soft spring color works with almost everything including bright solids, crisp whites, and bold prints.

Try this laser cut tote by Buco or check out many more mint and fellow sorbet-colored accessories in our sale that starts tomorrow at noon ET.

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