Icy Hot: Lucite Bangles to Make You Melt

Melt-worthy lucite is a must-have for spring.

 

 In the current anything-goes fashion climate, styles once special to people or places (exotic dancers, Miami Beach) are mingling with the masses. Take Lucite. Made popular in the form of sexy platform stilettos, the material has recently crossed over to high-fashion territory—composing mega-bead chokers at Michael Kors, piled-on bracelets at Burberry Prorsum and everything from chunky heels to transparent totes at Prada during the Spring 2010 shows. Alexis Bittar, the designer behind Kors’ baubles this season, has been decorating discerning stars in ice-clear jewelry since launching his Lucite-heavy collection in the early ’90s; current fans include Madonna and Karl Lagerfeld. The accessories donned by fashion’s famed Kaiser share characteristics with Crystal Chandelier’s? Talk about something freezing over.

Alexis Bittar bangles ($375-$475) available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200

 

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Bangles

Lucite bangles make for icy hot style

 

Photo credit: Photo by Carmen Troesser

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