The St. Regis Collection by Alexis Bittar
There is nothing that we love more than sparkly baubles and luxury hotels. So when we heard that 2010 Fashion Accessory Designer of the Year, Alexis Bittar was partnering with St. Regis Hotels we were elated. Bittar designed an exclusive collection in honor of the chain's 21st hotel, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. Inspired by founder John Jacob Astor IV's mother, style icon Caroline Astor, and her large jewelry collection, these treasures are quite detailed. Bittar's signature use of Lucite combined with Astor's love of diamonds and pearls make for the ideal fusion. The collection of hand-carved and hand-painted pieces includes a long dramatic necklace of cream, platinum and champagne-hued pearls, a Lucite brooch that houses a cluster of crystals and matching teardrop earrings that will add a touch of old-school glamour to any elegant ensemble .