I’ve been obsessed with the jewelry designer and visionary Alexis Bittar ever since my Mom purchased a pair of his earrings from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago http://www.mcachicago.org over ten years ago. His use of lucite catapulted him into jewelry design stardom and his impeccable taste and desire to stay ahead of the curve have earned him a place in high fashion and street wear alike.
In the past few year Alexis Bittar has chosen accomplished, eccentric, beautiful and aging women(yes aging!) to represent and be the ‘faces’ of his jewelry line. These amazing ads have been splashed across the pages of ELLE and Vogue alike. The most recent ad campaign features two of my favorite comedians, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, the women from Absolutely Fabulous! Thanks to Alex New York Magazine The Cut’s Alex Rees for breaking the story http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/01/ab-fabs-edina-patsy-front-bittars-new-ads.html. As I was flipping the pages of the October Bazaar, I came across this two page spread and just about screamed out loud!