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Alexis Bittar showcases breast cancer survivors in portrait series

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'I love the idea of merging consumerism with doing social good,' jewelry designer told DailyMail.com. 
In support of  during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the New York native is giving 50% of all his online and in store sales on October 19th and 20th to the association. 
'Life is short...GIVE,' said the jeweler.
As part of the initiative, Bittar released a powerful portrait series showcasing the bodies of breast cancer survivors shot by Ken Cox & Andrew Scherer.
As part of his initiative to raise funds for Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Alexis Bittar released a powerful portrait series showcasing the bodies of breast cancer survivors shot by Ken Cox & Andrew Scherer
In the first images Alexis asked each woman to dress up as if she were going to an amazing party, the second is 'a portrait where each woman is coming from a place of strength, owning their body post recovery'
'Visibility is important and breaking the stigma around breast cancer was my objective,' shared the award-winning jeweler whose high profile superfans include former First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, to name a few.
'Portrait shots can be a powerful tool and tell so much about a person. In this series I loved the idea of juxtaposition.'
In the first images Alexis asked each woman to dress up as if she were going to an amazing party. 
'Angeles dressed like a statuesque ballerina, Connie looked like she was going to Studio54 and Chelsey looked like a dominatrix,' he said.
'Then the other image is a portrait where each woman is coming from a place of strength, inci altın set owning their body post recovery.'
'I love the idea of merging consumerism with doing social good,' jewelry designer Alexis Bittar told DailyMail.com
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After noticing a rash on her nipple, Jane Leahy received an initial diagnosis of eczema. It was later confirmed that the 57-year-old Pilates instructor was suffering from Paget's disease
After noticing a rash on her nipple, Jane Leahy received an initial diagnosis of eczema. 
It was later confirmed that the 57-year-old Pilates instructor was suffering from Paget's disease, a rare form of breast cancer the is very invasive both outside the skin and beneath. 
She opted for a mastectomy and chose not to reconstruct, but rather get a floral tattoo that swirls across where her breast once was and under the other.
She opted for a mastectomy and chose not to reconstruct, but rather get a floral tattoo that swirls across where her breast once was and under the other
'For Connie, who is a trans woman she was incredibly grateful to be included in a conversation around Breast Cancer. Trans woman are rarely included in that narrative.'
Alexis believes that each of the campaign's courageous participants got something different out of the shoot. 
'I didn't go with an intent, but just the ability to put a spotlight on strength and recovery.
'Connie, who is a trans woman, was incredibly grateful to be included in a conversation around Breast Cancer. Trans woman are rarely included in that narrative.'
It was after a biopsy that Connie discovered she had a rare form of lymphoma that was beginning to be found in patients with textured breast implants.
'The nooks and crannies promoted this sort of infection, becoming this rare form of lymphoma,' shared the fashion illustrator, model coach and aspiring artist.
After both implants were removed, Connie underwent six months of chemotherapy and radiation.
It was discovered after a biopsy that Connie had a rare form of lymphoma that was beginning to be found in patients with textured breast implants.
'For Abby Match, the shoot was her way of proving to herself that she can and will, own and claim her life,' shared Alexis.
The speech pathologist from just outside Philadelphia was only 35 when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. 
Her daughter was five at the time. 'You hear about a five-year mark of women making it with triple negative and all I could think about is she'll be 10 years old in five years, I'll be 40. And if I make it she'll remember me but if I don't, she'll never know who I am.'
'For Abby, the shoot was her way of proving to herself that she can and will, own and claim her life'
Chelsey Pickthorn had a family history of cancer, and expected to one day have to deal with it but she was shocked when she received her diagnosis at the young age of 33
'During the shoot there was an amazing sense of community that was shared coming from a place of acceptance and fun,' said Alexis.
Having a family history of cancer, Chelsey Pickthorn expected to one day have to deal with the life-altering disease but was shocked when she received her diagnosis at the young age of 33.
The bi-coastal hairdresser went on to have a double mastectomy, which meant she could avoid radiation. 
She now puts a lot of energy and time into her food choices, meditation and self-care to deal with all the stress.
Chelsey puts a lot of energy and time into her food choices, 22 ayar altın set takımı meditation and self-care to deal with all the stress
Post mastectomy and ovary removal, Roberta 'Bobbi' Albany became a patient advocate at LBBC.
'Ideally what I wanted the observer to take away [from the portrait series] was to witness seven woman who have had breast cancer, all from different walks of life and see their tenacity, will to live, and hear their stories on recovery,' shared Alexis.
'I feel like there is so much sh*tty news that we are bombarded with daily, altın arpa zincir kolye we need to hear the phoenix rising stories.'
Post mastectomy and ovary removal,  Roberta 'Bobbi' Albany became a patient advocate at LBBC.
'I didn't want other women to go through what I went through,' said the 53-year-old who shined in the portrait series wearing a sheer red blouse over a lace bra. 
'It helps me because I'm helping them. I love how we empower one another.'
Kerri Besse, 41, wrote a book about her journey titled The Cancer Calendar
Since his return to the industry and reacquiring his namesake brand a year ago, Alexis Bittar is committed to inclusivity and celebrating the differences that make us all unique. 
He's also focused on using his platform to provide an arena for discussion and tackling some of society's archaic taboos. 
Before starring in the portrait series, Kerri Besse, 41, wrote a book about her journey titled "The Cancer Calendar."  
The book and her artwork played a huge role during her road to recovery, which including two surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation. 
'All of a sudden you're at the doctors more that ever,' she said. The book and her artwork played a huge role during her road to recovery, which including two surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation
This isn't the first time Alexis Bittar has used real women in campaign imagery.
Long before it became popular (or accepted), Alexis rejected the use of traditional models to sell his product.
Instead, he opted for women in all shapes, sizes, colors and ages to take a stand against the industry's inherent ideal of perfection.
His thought provoking and honest ads have always featured independent thinkers, nonconformists, and ataturk yuzuk altin brave souls with aspiring stories to tell - from leg amputee Kiara Marshall to a then 76-year-old Joan Collins.
'I grew up around a lot of illness,' said the celeb-adored jeweler. 'My mother was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis throughout her body when she was 34. I was 10 years old. By the time I was 25 she was bedridden. 
'As a result, I understood how



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