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A few weeks ago, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting jewellery designer Alexis Bittar. He's the au currant designer who is beloved by Cameron Diaz and who features some of the most amazing women in his ad campaigns - Lauren Hutton and Joan Collins anyone? The newest muse has yet to be revealed, but I suspect it'll be someone just as legendary... Catherine Deneuve perhaps?
Listening to Alexis talk about his journey from 13-year-old kid selling vintage jewellery in St. Marks Place in New York City to becoming one of just a handful jewllery of designers to win the CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year award was so incredibly inspiring. The fact that he is one of the kindest and most down to earth people I've ever met was the cherry on top.
After such an exhilarating meeting, I felt I simply had to have a momento, something to remind me of the depth of inspiration that he someone managed to impart that day. I immediately chose this marvy peacock bangle and every time I wear it, I'm reminded that if you're lucky enough to find your calling and you never, never lose sight of it, your dreams really can come true.
So, this post is a bit of a thank you to Alexis. Thank you for being such a committed and truly brilliant designer and, even more than that, thank you for leading by example and being such a lovely, lovely person.
P.S. I'm not an autograph kind of person, but meeting Alexis had such a profound effect on me, I couldn't help myself. Of course, he was kind enough to oblige.