Monday, August 31, 2009

Inhershoesblog - tasha west x cool hunting

Renae Bluitt of
mentioned my tasha west x cool hunting feature on August 26, 09.
In her shoes did a wonderful feature on Tasha West in April 09.
Thank you Renae for doing an impeccable job of
keeping up with your previously featured Fly Entrepreneurs.

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Astro Cuffs feature on Ponoko

Check out another Tasha West feature from August 25, 2009.
Ponoko is an awesome Blog by Industrial Designer/PhD Candidate,
Duann Scott located in South Australia.

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Astro Cuffs feature in Cool Hunting

What a pleasant surprise and honor to have been featured on
the super exclusive lifestyle and fashion Blog on August 24, 2009.

Last weeks sales increased tremendously including
my first UK order through my virtual store front at

For a closer on my blog post title above
to view full feature...Thank you and Enjoy

Kimberlyn Parris shoot.

I had the honor to collaborate with
5 brilliant woman on August 23rd.
I contributed Tasha West/classic LWest jewelry pieces
for a test shoot with Wilhelmina model, Kimberlyn Parris.
You may have seen Kimberlyn in the pages of fashion magazines,
Target commercials and ad campaigns for Gap just to name a few.
Below is a shot of Kimberlyn I took to document the day without using a flash.
So stay tuned for the final vibrant images from Tracy Toler's role.
(Coming Soon)

Kimberlyn is working the
Asea Brass Earrings and Bib Necklace!

Photographer Tracy

The creative dream team left to right....
Ashaka Givens (Fashion Designer), LTWest (Jewelry Designer)
Rebecca Casciano (Makeup Artist), Gemma (Hair)
and Kimberlyn Parris, (Model)

Thanks for an amazing shoot ladies..
I look forward to seeing the final prints!!!

Custom order...Ewah's wedding pendant.

Below is a new custom piece I completed
on Aug 21st for my new client Ewah's wedding.
She lost her mother at the age of 7.
Ewah wanted to wear something with her
mother's picture on it. I suggested we do a silver
pendant bezel with crystal glass set over
the picture of her late mother, Claudine Rosette.
(How super sweet is that name though, right!)
Ewah and I were both elated by the final results!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The weekend off to reconnect.

Aug 21-23 was my 15 year high school reunion extravaganza.
It was a pleasure to have the weekend off to party with old
friends and eat unlimited amounts of my favorite fruit!

It couldn't have been a more perfect day in Long Island.
I'm wearing my TWest Mobile Wood Earrings w/Mother of Pearl.

I couldn't get enough of the refreshing watermelon.

The ceiling pendants at Taj inspired me to
do several sketches on napkins of new jewelry ideas.
Of course doing so while taking a break from dancing until 4am.

Monique Maylor, my best friend of 20 years
planned a fun packed reunion weekend.
I'm wearing my coral and turquoise TWest Stem Earrings.
Monique wears classic LWest Gold Mesh Earrings
and the TWest Vision Charm Necklace.
Available at while supplies last!

Doris NY/MTM Launch Party appearance!

I attended the launch event for Doris New York/MTM
(The hair care line I modeled for this summer 09)
The August 6th event was a blast!
Not to mention a few of the pictures I posed
for were projected on the big screens at Taj.
Congrats DNY/MTM for a successful night!

LTW with Marlene Duperly, SVP Doris NY/CEO MTM.
I wore my classic LWest sleek leather slant earrings
just for the special occasion.

The mother and daughter team of Doris NY...
Doris and Marlene Duperly celebrate their
successful business ventures.

LTW and AG stop to strike a pose during the Dj's wicked set.

Wilhelmina Model and Muse Kimberlyn Parris.
She accompanied me to the event wearing
Classic LWest silver chain earrings.

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

It's always a pleasure to have loyal clients.
I speak of one in particular and her name is Raquel Cepeda.
She is not only a brilliant author, film maker, journalist, blogger,
mother and style maven...she is one of my biggest supporters
and a dear friend. I had the pleasure of running in to her
at the Big Daddy Kane concert in Prospect Park on August 8th.
She had just arrived back from a business/vacation in one
of her favorite places in the world...Paris, France.
Of course she was wearing the classic LWest custom
silver feather that she's been rocking for over 7 years...
along with her new addition TWest Astro Gemini Pendant.
She barely takes them off!!! Thank you Raq!
(Astro pendants and finger rings Coming Soon)

Click on my title blog post above to view
Raquel's fabulous and informative blog

Back to the lab!

Hello lovelies!
Its been a month to date since my last post.
August 09 has been the busiest month since
the launch of thanks!!!
Stay tuned...I'll be up all night working
on posting lots of my exciting news,
events and work from this past month.
I promise I won't stay away from
you all for so long again!!!
Sweet dreams...xoxoxo