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Nov

“I need to have everything or nothing”, Maddy says about herself. 

After working for London-based fashion designers Felder Felder and Aquascutum, Maddy decided to pursue her own design ambitions.  She earned a degree in Decorative Arts with an emphasis in Accessories Design at Nottingham Trent University.  Maddy often draws inspiration from her mother, who had an keen eye for fabrics and colors.

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Nov

MOXHAM, a new venture by London-based Madeleine (Maddy) Moxham, offers a core collection of statement accessories and jewelry inspired by Egyptian mythology and the repetition of striking motifs.  

During a recent trip to London last month, I was lucky enough to accidentally stumble upon the Moxham pop-up shop on quirky Brick Lane.  Maddy was so sweet that I didn’t even realize that it was her until after chatting for a few minutes.  So talented and so humble!

27

Jan

January 2, 2013 “Elle-xis” Bittar

ELLE GETS CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH ALEXIS BITTAR

What are your vices? ”After having been through drugs and alcohol by the age of 22, I am really down to a few…chocolate, sugar, and more chocolate.”

How do you define luxury? ”Luxury is more about aesthetics than a price point. To me, it involves the careful conscious decisions of details.”

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Jan

ALEXIS BITTAR, LUCITE

Hand-carved Lucite, whittled down into chunky cuffs, elaborate earrings and fanciful cocktail rings.  (Yum, looks like candy!  And I kind of want a bite.)

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Jan

"I get a thrill out of creating jewelry that fits into an era so that in the future people can look back and gauge what was happening back in the day."

-Alexis Bittar

Fashion Jewelry: Catwalk and Couture by Maia Adams
Designer: Alexis Bittar
Born: Aug. 25, 1968. Brooklyn, NY  
Collections: Lucite, Elements, Miss Havisham, Antiques, Fine
Collaborations: Jeremy Scott, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Dennis Basso, Michael Angel, Burberry, Philip Lim
Designed for: Lady Gaga, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, HBO’s Sex & the City  
Featured In: French Vogue, Time Magazine, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Elle, and more.
Achievements: CFDA’s “Accessory Designer of the Year” award, 2010.  Named “Rising Star or the Year” by Accessories Council of Excellence, 2004.  ACE Awards “Brand of the Year”, 2013!

Designer: Alexis Bittar

Born: Aug. 25, 1968. Brooklyn, NY  

Collections: Lucite, Elements, Miss Havisham, Antiques, Fine

Collaborations: Jeremy Scott, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Dennis Basso, Michael Angel, Burberry, Philip Lim

Designed for: Lady Gaga, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, HBO’s Sex & the City  

Featured In: French Vogue, Time Magazine, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Elle, and more.

Achievements: CFDA’s “Accessory Designer of the Year” award, 2010.  Named “Rising Star or the Year” by Accessories Council of Excellence, 2004.  ACE Awards “Brand of the Year”, 2013!