Friday, June 11, 2010

Sparkly Things... Alexis Bittar

The first big jewelry purchase I made was a pair of Alexis Bittar hoop earrings in 1998... and I've been collecting his pieces ever since!

His carved lucite earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces are gorgeous. They add a modern touch to anything you could possibly be wearing, while still looking classic. His heavy antique influence makes the pieces absolutely timeless.

Plus, his story is awesome! As a kid, he was intrigued by vintage jewelry, and he sold pieces in his teens to pay for a club life in NYC.

As Alexis left his partying days behind him, he focused on creating his own pieces, eventually selling his goods on a street corner in Soho. People took notice, and so began his jewelry line's success.

Statement jewelry has always been a staple in a Prippy's wardrobe, and I can't wait to stop in Alexis' Bleecker Street shop the next time I'm in NYC!


hip hip gin gin said...

I love his jewelry!! Those earrings are gorgeous, would be perfect for summer!

taryn said...

i love his jewelry too! my coworker took me to the store when we were in NY. such good stuff. ;)

Prippy Handbook said...

Right on, Taryn! Such awesome stuff for sure.

Love your blog - thanks for reading!

Navy Bean said...

Oooh, thanks for sharing... I will definitely check out his store once we get back to NYC!

Heather said...

you have to go to his stores....they're an experience in themselves. i've been a fan for a long time and he's always made beautiful pieces. love the blog :) :)!!!!