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Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has banned Kim Kardashian from borrowing his pieces because he says she's been copying his designs for her own jewelry line, Belle Noel: "I passed the Dash pop up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note (of my designs). The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her. She was definitely influenced by my designs without a doubt." PS: Kardashian is going to be chatting live over at Lucky Magazine's Facebook page today at 2 p.m. ET. [Alexa]