South West meets Deco was the inspiration for Cordova. There is a strong American Indian feel with a hint of the archetecure of the 1930′s.
Archive April, 2013
Well… I have finally moved to Connecticut !!!
Welcome to Greenwich…..
In some ways it’s the most intimate of our locations and definitely one of the chic-est.
The street is exclusive, with only a few blocks of the best shopping in the world.
We are having our grand opening party tonight. I will be there, signing jewelry. So please join us!!!
Alexis Bittar Greenwich, CT
371 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
In the second story of Miss H I worked on the concept of fluidity of metal, liquidity and contrasts of stark Matte white enamel with molten gold.
Mixing art nouveau inspired branches with acidic colors and fantatastical tropical gardens, the Ophelia collection sets the stage for a soft magical garden.
Clear Sculpted lucite symbolizes water. The delicate organic crystal branches gently hold the liquid lucite.
Wanting to look to nature for inspiration I set on a path to carve a perfect pansy using fluorescent colors to accentuate the detail.
Tropical birds dangle Mother of Pearl doublets from their beaks.
Four weeks ago I received an email that prompted me to do a double take… I was invited to the White House to meet the Obamas.
They were having their Memphis Soul Night which showcased… Mavis Staples, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Alabama Shakes, Cyndi Lauper, Sam Moore, Booker T. Jones, Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper.
The event was powerful to me on so many levels so, I will list them:
First of all, How AMAZING is it to be recognized by the President and First lady??!!!!
My Mom was over the moon……which made me happy and my Dad was not too far behind her.
It also meant a ton, since we still produce in the US and are one of the last 5% of fashion houses to still produce in the U.S.
It was incredible to see these Memphis stars from the 60′s and 70′s perform, mostly African Americans in front of an African American President. I have gotten comfortable to seeing him on TV etc. but it’s so powerful to witness it in a small confined space. Mavis Staple was so moved by singing to the First Family.
I got to sit directly behind the President, First Lady and family- I could see their heads bob to the music. AMAZING!
Not to mention watching what a strong union the family shares. That was inspiring beyond belief.
I was with an amazing crew, Jenna Lyons, Prabal Ghurung, Rachel Roy, Mary Alice Stephenson, Bibhu Mohapatra and Courtney Crangi.
After the event we all went out with Michelle Obama’s peeps for dinner.
Overall I was incredibly grateful to have been included in such an incredible evening.
Here are some pictures from the night- it’s also going to air on T.V. on PBS Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Prabal supporting me as president…
Cindy Lauper, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Sam Moore on stage
Sam Moore singing.
Queen Latifah and the back of the President’s head!
The Alabama Shakes!
As Elements transforms she becomes more playful while staying rooted in antiquity and detail. This season I started with subtle hues of sunsets and water; looking for color combinations that are soothing while still juxtaposed and have texture.
Crystal encrusted Monkeys are playfully swinging with stones, holding ropes of chain and surrounded by pastel custom cut blue quartz.
Butterflies on Chinese cherry blossoms are encased in Lucite, like they have been captured in delicate transparent nets. Beetles are resting on ponds.
Crystal vines are accented with with gentle thorns and ombred purple flowers.
As much as I’m horrified to admit, I have it in me to become a pet hoarder.
I’m a total sucker for a stray animal and always have been.
The North Shore Animal League has a van, that they park in my neighborhood. It’s become my adult ice cream truck. I go and look at the animals and try to justify adding to my menagerie of pets, which so far includes Winnie and Habibi. I haven’t broken down yet, but, I do donate money to them.
I’m impressed by the care the volunteers give to the pets, who have been saved from one horrible tragedy to another.
If you ever want to get rid of some loose change or some larger bills….look them up! They do an amazing job. And just to make it a little easier for you… click here: North Shore Animal League