ALEXANDRIA BLACK

The mediums I work with are derived from things both natural & repurposed. I love the hunt for byproducts like minerals of gemstones, crystals, & fine metals; supple leathers & feathers (left overs of consumerism); antique charms & pendants that I've collected from around the world; natural flower & plant oils; as well as vintage fabrics compiled mostly of luscious silks & intricately woven textiles. 

​binc body baubles are power pieces; luxury accessories & heirloom jewelry with versatility. I take inspiration from my body of work & appreciation of art history, ethnology, color, textiles, fashion, couture, antiquities, design, travel, architecture & music. binc designs are also influenced by the ethos of nature & current events occurring in countries around the globe. This research as also in life is a continual journey. I’m an empathetic person & care deeply for others & all things natural. I work clean, source as sustainably & ethically as I'm able. I repurpose & reuse to create binc packaging in an effort to reduce waste. Each design is created & produced with astute attention to detail, love, & healing intentions. ​

 

I continue living out my dreams in one of the most exciting cities in the world! I'm inspired & thankful everyday.

We LOVE collaborations with influencers and beyond. We're available to design custom pieces tailored to your specific tastes, photo shoots, editorials, or television & moving picture needs.

​More about my background, a native New Yorker I raised horses & loved hiking along the quiet beach shores & vast woodlands in upstate NY & MI. My indoor time was spent sewing & designing using cast-off upholstery textiles & leather skins from the local Herman Miller furniture factory in MI. I studied fine art, color, & art history at Aquinas College & Kendall School of Art & Design. My favorite medium was sculpting repurposed items. One thing that I enjoyed doing throughout my youth was collecting gemstones & crystals and learning about them & their energetic qualities. 

After college I relocated back to NY honing my craft and style while working my way up the fashion & beauty industries. I was fortunate to work in beauty, fashion, jewelry, interior, accessory & costume design, P.R., & as a stylist for editorials, photo shoots & film.  

​Being a creative director in beauty markets like Temptu allowed me to take risks & experiment with creative ideas like producing the ORIGINAL temporary, "Metallix" (metallic) body art.​ 

My publicist position at an exclusive NYC, P.R. agency segued into producing & coordinating runway shows, as well as special events for Chanel, Cynthia Rowley, HBO & editorials like W, Harpers Bazaar, Time Out, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Girl & Teen People to name a few.  

As an interior designer, I re-interpreted and renovated Cedarmere - The William Cullen Bryant House Museum, as well doing interiors at other mansions on the Gold Coast of LI, NY.  

After launching binc, I embraced the role as a featured designer & other exclusive pop up markets around Manhattan, including opening The Market NYC in Soho; a forerunner in a now popularly accepted trend.

Wholesale clients are desired!  

press & wholesale inquiries:

Please see contact page for more details, thank you! x @bincbody

bincbodybaubles@gmail.com NYC   


xo Alex Black

Emily running with Calloway & Alex

Emily running with Calloway & Alex

PACKAGING

PACKAGING

REPURPOSED: At the moment, I use a combination of cast off textile samples from showrooms; old books and antique opera programs (from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC); vintage binding ribbons; and pieces of antique Indian saris to create the treasured BINC signature packaging.

Calloway Waist Wrap

Calloway Waist Wrap

Dakota Tribal Antiquity Necklace

Dakota Tribal Antiquity Necklace

Kahlo

Kahlo

Glenn Kuchi Tribal Bell Necklace

Glenn Kuchi Tribal Bell Necklace

LANE LEATHER RING

LANE LEATHER RING

LANE CRYSTAL & LEATHER RING

LANE CRYSTAL & LEATHER RING

JULES FETISH BRACELET

JULES FETISH BRACELET

PRINCETON SCARFETTE

PRINCETON SCARFETTE

ROWEN BIRCH BARK & LEATHER CUFF

ROWEN BIRCH BARK & LEATHER CUFF

SAGE NOMADIC WRAP

SAGE NOMADIC WRAP

ARCHER NOMADIC WRAP

ARCHER NOMADIC WRAP

ALEX LEATHER WRAP 1.5

ALEX LEATHER WRAP 1.5

macro SAPPHIRES & AFRICAN CHARM

macro SAPPHIRES & AFRICAN CHARM

WONDER WOMAN CUFF

WONDER WOMAN CUFF

SAGE NOMADIC WRAP

SAGE NOMADIC WRAP

ARCHER NOMADIC WRAP

ARCHER NOMADIC WRAP

ALEX LEATHER WRAP 2.

ALEX LEATHER WRAP 2.

KATE DIAMONDS, AQUAS, EMERALD LARIAT

KATE DIAMONDS, AQUAS, EMERALD LARIAT

ALEX LEATHER WRAP .5 thin

ALEX LEATHER WRAP .5 thin

LILY ROSA LEATHER WRAP

LILY ROSA LEATHER WRAP

DREW FRENCH CUFFS & LILY ROSA

DREW FRENCH CUFFS & LILY ROSA

BLAIR OSTRICH FLUFF WRAP

BLAIR OSTRICH FLUFF WRAP

JUSTICE JEWELED BRACELET

JUSTICE JEWELED BRACELET

LANE MARABAOU PUFF RING

LANE MARABAOU PUFF RING

ARCHER HARNESS WRAP NECKLACE

ARCHER HARNESS WRAP NECKLACE

ROWEN CUFF of BIRCH BARK & CRYSTAL

ROWEN CUFF of BIRCH BARK & CRYSTAL

AUSTIN TURQOUISE FLUTTER EARRINGS

AUSTIN TURQOUISE FLUTTER EARRINGS

LILY ROSA LEATHER WRAP

LILY ROSA LEATHER WRAP

BIRCH prepped for ROWEN CUFFS

BIRCH prepped for ROWEN CUFFS