Here’s a funny clip from Ab Fab for your enjoyment:
Archive February, 2012
I partnered with Barbara Tfank. She has recently made big splash in fashion, having designed the dress that Adele wore to the Grammys after party– after Adele deservedly scooped up 6 Grammy awards — and Michelle Obama’s dress at the State of the Union Address a few weeks ago. Here are a couple of photos of her latest collection featuring some of my jewelry.
Here’s an amazing shoot in the March issue of Vogue. Styled by Camilla Nickerson.
If I didn’t know Jeremy Scott was American, I would have definitely assumed he was a Brit. He is known for his outrageous designs and has worked with everyone from Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham to Miss Piggy.
Karl Lagerfeld has said that Jeremy is the only designer that could succeed him at Chanel. So, you Chanel Ladies, better take a good look at the wackiness! You may be wearing this in the future.
I teamed up with Jeremy to design jewelry for his Fall 2012 show for the New York Fashion Week.
Here are some photos from the show…
J. Alexander from America’s Next Top Model taking notes.
This is the headpiece being sampled on Nick as we were designing it.
They come in all shapes and sizes at Barbie! For New York Fashion Week Barbie threw a bash across from Lincoln Center. I went super early to avoid the crowds. So far, I have had the opportunity to design 2 Barbies. Being sort of a “dude”, I don’t get around to bragging about it.
Here is the pictorial rundown of the night…
Cross dresser from Vienna who was VERY excited waiting online.
Sweet young designer I snuck into the event.
Brainwashed young girl DYING to get in to see Barbie.
Through Barbie’s technological advancement, I get to dress like her in her “Dream Closet”. This is my “making pies” outfit.
This is me going for a job interview.
This is a “real life” Barbie at the party, wearing Alexis Bittar jewelry.
Well, the title says it all. A little dash of Deco is added to the South Western classic style. I’ve never seen Deco fused with American Indian design. It seemed like a great combination since you can trace the lineage from American Indian design to 1930’s geometric patterns.
I think the artisans here in the shop who paint the Lucite were initially daunted by the concept, but the hand-painted pattern on the Lucite came out beautifully.
What can I say… She is ROCKING!
As the younger sister collection in the family, Miss Havisham continues to have an edge. She is VERY naughty.
This season I went in a bunch of new directions. One of my favorites is the man-made drusy we created.
I have always felt restricted by the weight of natural drusy (which is sets of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of another stone). I always wanted to form it and bend it and never could, so I decided to make my own! Each piece is then hand carved. The effect looks quite real, and without the weight.
In addition, I referenced a bit of my early punk days but glammed it up a bit. The Havisham Collection maintains a classic and sculptural feel with the unexpected edges.
I’m excited about working with clear Lucite. I love the sculptural fluidity of the material. At the same time, I wanted to keep the collection classic. I added encrusted, almost sea-like, formations of jewels and crystals to accent the liquidity in the Lucite. Each piece, as usual, is hand carved IN BROOKLYN!
The collection has a modern sensibility that has a touch of classic 1960’s fused with a minimalist 1990’s edge.
The Drusy Collection was actually designed with man made drusy. I have always been fascinated by drusy and how the crystals formed. Every time I see it I want to bend it or manipulate it to form a bracelet. For this collection, I decided to make my own by crushing glass and embedding it in resin. Each piece is then hand carved to create the crystal formations. I think it came out pretty convincing and as a bonus, it’s much lighter than real drusy.
Hope you guys like them for Spring!
Elements got a facelift! Gone are the days of the classic cluster that defined this collection.
This season I combined the aesthetics of classic Baroque designs and American Indian art. It’s another combination that I’ve never seen before. When an editor asked what I was designing for Spring and I mentioned the inspiration for the Elements Collection, she looked at me cross eyed. She couldn’t understand how these two sensibilities would marry.
There are lots of details. For instance, the custom cut stones, the two-tone encrusted metal, and the figure references of the eagle, all make the line stand out in an unexpected way. And it continues to straddle between the “Bohemian Girl” and a “Classic 1960’s Gal”.