Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Client Spotlight...Loving TW Jewels.

Isn't she lovely...
My new client Malissa Osei sent me images
of herself wearing the Asea Bib Necklace in Brass to the
Fordham University Senior Ball held at the
Chelsea Piers, NYC this past Spring 09.
She was all the rage of the evening in her Asea Bib Necklace!
Read below about what Malissa had to say about LTW.

"I love Tasha West jewelry because it empowers.
The metals she uses are beautiful and alluring.
You can tell that Ms. West created each unique piece
with passion and precision."

Malissa Osei attended Fordham University.
She graduated in the class of 2009
with a degree in American Studies and Creative Writing.
She currently teaches for a non profit
organization in the Bay Area, CA.
Congratulations Malissa and
thank you for Loving Tasha West!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lights..Camera..Action! MGS shoot with LTW.

On Sunday July 26, 2009 I was invited by
producer Sheena Jenkins to be one of the
first guest designers on My Global Style.
MGS is a television pilot airing in September 2009
about emerging designers
in fashion, accessories, home and lifestyle design.
The host, Genelle Brooks
is an extraordinary fashion stylist for editorial and film.
She is currently expanding her repertoire
in interior and product design at UCLA.
Watch out Martha!

The Host of My Global Style,
Genelle Brooks looking lovely in her new
Tasha West Asea Double Scale Brass Earrings.

LTW and Genelle Brooks share smiles after the
My Global Style shoot.
I'm wearing classic LWest Triple Lotus Beaded Earrings,
with moonstone and glass seed beads.

Stay tuned for My Global Style with Tasha West Jewelry!
Directed by Fritz.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My modeling debut with Doris New York Hair Care

Last Monday July 20th, I had the honor of being invited to
model for one of the best natural hair care products on the market today,
Doris New York.
Doris Duperley, a professional hair stylist for over 35 years,
created the stimulating hair elixirs.
The products were mainly used in her Cambria Heights salon.
Currently, thanks to her visionary and gorgeous daughter
Marlene Duperley,
the DNY products are available online at...

Believe me when I say, "My curls are silky and more defined than ever,
and the compliments you'll receive because
DNY hair products smell soooooooooooo yummy!" LTW

A sneak peak of one of Rayon Richards photos.
Design and retouching by Marlene Duperley.
Photos will be used for promotional use on the DNY
web site and launch party August 6. 2009

You are all invited to attend the cocktail launch party for...
Married to Me & Doris New York Hair Care Products
Thursday, August 6, 2009
6:00pm - 11:00pm
@ Taj II
48 West 21st Street, NY

Enjoy my personal shots taken behind the scenes.
I'm showing off my new hair color by
DNY Licensed Beautician Cherisse Edwards.
Make up by Rainell Chivonne.

Marlene Duperley SVP of DNY and Founder/CEO of MTM.
Here she's modeling DNY New Hair Mud Treatment.
Leave it to Marlene to make mud on the mane look so good!

The brilliance behind the lense...
Rayon Richards!

LTW and the DNY visionary Marlene strike a pose after the shoot.
Marlene I would work with you again and again, thanks for being such
a wonderful director and producer. I had an amazing experience!

LTW and the stunning Kamilah pose for a smile after the shoot!
We had such perfect chemistry modeling side by side.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Recap of a successful week at Ofifteen

My visiting blogger gig last week at Ofifteen Magazine was a hit.
If you didn't get a chance to visit Ofifteen yet please check it out.

Every week there is a new visiting blogger so check out who's up next
this week then scroll down and read all five of my posts if you missed them.
Below is a glimpse of what I covered at Ofifteen...Enjoy!

Post #1
Hello world..An Introduction to me!
One of my favorite pics from a wonderful day in Brooklyn!

Post #2
Inspired by Subway Art...A Spectrum of Glass
Light bursting through shimmering colored glass.

Post #3
Wardrobe inspiration from 70's magazines
I have to recreate this outfit Tasha West Style!

Post #4
Possession Obsession
My must haves for Summer.

Post #5
Vieques, Puerto Rico...Eco Living in Paradise
My visit to this Gorgeous Eco-Home.

Read what the publisher of Ofifteen
had to say about about my visit below.

"I would also love to thank the talented and beautiful Lorraine of Tasha West for her wonderful posts this week, it was a pleasure having you and truly enjoyed each post Lorraine, Thank You!", Olan Blatt - Ofifteen

Your welcome and Thank you all for following! LTW

Monday, July 20, 2009

My visiting Blogger week for Ofifteen Magazine.

I was invited to be a guest Blogger this week for 
Ofifteen Magazine. Its a lovely online publication founded by
the beautiful and brilliant Olan Blatt.
The Magazine covers the best and most exquisite in
interior design, food, garden, lifestyle and fashion etc.
Be sure to book mark the link below and visit daily!

To view my entries for the week click on visiting blogger!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ode to the LWest Classics and beyond...Part 1.

Happy Sunshine!
If you didn't already know...before the Tasha West Jewelry brand began,
I have been designing for the past 10 plus under Lorraine West.
I signed all of my pieces with a chic LWest cursive signature.
Over the past few weeks I took some time to attend events
and reconnect with several old friends and clients.
At almost every event I attended, there was someone
wearing classic LWest or New Tasha West Jewelry.
My loyal customer base has inspired me to resurrect and update
a few classic pieces to mix and mingle with
the new Tasha West collection for Fall 09/Winter 10.
So stay tuned...but in the meantime below are a few
flicks of some of those classic encounters I spoke about!

LTW, Shalewa and Ashaka at her Pretty in Pink Birthday Party.
I'm wearing the New Tasha West Silver Crest Earrings.
Shalewa wears the Tasha West 3 Tier Wood Earrings
with Red Coral stones.

Dani at the Pretty in Pink Party,
Here she's wearing the second generation design
of the Copper Nipple Bangles from 2005.

The 2009/10 Nipple Bangle version has distinct hammered
detail and a high polish finish available online now at

Monique at the Pretty in Pink Party,
wearing her favorite "out on the town,"
22k Gold Plated Swarovski Crystal Lotus Earrings.
A sparkling LWest classic from 2004.

Chandra's Sweet Treat Birthday Party!
After I arrived to the celebration I was delighted to see her wearing
the Asea Double Scale Copper Earrings on her special day.
(Available online Fall/09)

LTW with Queen Afua at her grand opening
of the City of Wellness Center in Brooklyn.
I'm wearing a classic LWest Shell Necklace.
Queen Afua is wearing a classic LWest
Peacock Beaded Feather Earring purchased in 2003
and still in perfect condition.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tasha West Feature on the Life is Beautiful Blog

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

Livin' The Fantasy

My sister from another Mr. and favorite jewelry designer, Lorraine "Tasha" West just celebrated the one year anniversary of her website, Inspired by the phrase "live the fantasy" Lorraine's jewelry is timeless, innovative, elegant and organic all at once. Her collection is worn and adored by style mavens and celebs such as Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq and Rosario Dawson. As of recently, her jewelry was picked up by Anthropologie and sold out of their Rockefeller Center flagship store in 2 days! To make Tasha West's anniversary cause for you to celebrate too, she's updated the website with recession pricing and added the Crest Shield earring seen above. Also check out her unique Astro cuffs, classic Nipple bangles (I haven't taken them off since I got 'em years ago) and place your order for summer now!

By Rebecca Casciano
make up artist extraordinair