Allow me to take a break from the parade of celebrity fashion that is New York Fashion Week to spotlight a fabulous jewelry designer: Alexis Bittar. The New York native also happens to be a favorite of the stars, with a client list that includes Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, and Mischa Barton. But what I love most about him is that his striking jewelry is accessible to those of us who can't necessarily afford Fred Leighton bling. Bittar works mainly with lucite and semi-precious stones, but the results are a far cry from costume jewelry. Rather, the retro-inspired designs look very refined, with just a touch of funkiness, like this Multi-Oval Link Necklace, which costs $172 and is available here.
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Chrysophrase Earrings, $122, available here.
Bamboo Bangle, $70, available here.
Pansy Necklace, $124, available here.