Layla Alter’s jewelry collection will, without doubt, add a whimsical twist to your outfit. Launched in 2018, in her native city, New York, her brand, Alterita, has caught the attention of publications like Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Refinery29.
A child at heart, Alter’s collections feature beachy designs and fresh feminine themes – things like glass charms, cherry earrings, and heart-shaped necklaces. It’s kitsch, but the playful kind of kitsch you’d want to sport.
She began collecting her charms in 2018 from Mexico and Southeast Asia and has made a series of one-of-a-kind pieces, which resulted in an exclusive collection with Opening Ceremony. Now, Alterita’s newest collection features glass charms handmade locally by artist Mariko Makino at Brooklyn Glass studio.
“I’m very childish at heart,” admitted Alter in an interview with Teen Vogue. “I’m very connected to my younger self.” And talking about her latest collection she added: “I was like, ‘What would I want to wear on the beach?’ I want to be wearing lemons. I want a headband.” It’s that kind of playful attitude which got her to where she is today.
Take a look at some of her jewelry collection in the gallery below: