Monday, April 26, 2010

Tasha West/Lorraine West x Kipp: Infinity Charter School Entrepreneur Mentoring Day!

Last week I participated in a mentoring panel at the
Kipp: Infinity Charter School in Harlem, New York.
I was invited by the Schools in House Social Worker,
The Lovely, Brilliant and Selfless Asiya Razvi.
I was accompanied by 4 other Brilliant
Fly Female Entrepreneurs on the panel;
Fashion Designer/Ashaka Givens,
PR Mavin/InHerShoesBlog/Renae Bluitt,
PR Mavin/Charbroil/Kristen Tate and
Interior Designer/Anjum Razvi and Asiyas Mom!
We discussed our businesses, how we got started and what
motivates us to grow as Artist, Designers and Innovators!

Click on the title link above to read and see more images
from our powerful visit to Enlighten the Youth at Kipp!

Group shot with mentors and several students!
We had such an amazing time with the group of 50.
Enrich the young minds in your community!

Tasha West x The Brooklyn Flea Week #2!

My week #2 at the Forte Greene Brooklyn Flea with
Van Hees Vintage, so gracefully hung inside, was a grand success.
The Sunny Saturday brought out so many Fly Fashionista's shopping the booth!

My new 6" table with an added touch of a peach linen and silk fabric.

Ready for business at 10am sharp!

Above the New Set Sail Earrings above,
Half Moon, Ribbon in the Sky and the Long Slants.
All available in Silver, Brass and Copper. $50.-$60.

New Set Sail Pendants! A customer bought the
Brass w/Smokey Quartz piece for her Mother's Birthday! $50.-$60.

My favorite New piece of the Week.
The Geo Brass Hoop Earrings. $40.

Me assisting my lovely customers! Photo by T. Hood.

My second customer of the day modeling her
New TW Double Tier Mobile Wood w/ Sleeping Beauty
Faceted Turquoise Earrings. $30.

A close up of the Classic 3 Tier Mobile Wood Earrings w/Turq. $40.

Nkechi actually bought the Single Tiered Wood Earrings w/Turq. $20
She was admiring these New Matt Mini Square Shields $40.
She couldn't help but try them on! A Perfect shape for her!

Tamara Hood modeling her New Wood Pendant with
Orange Coral Necklace $40. and
(XS) Set of Three Tri-Colored Nipple Bangles $120!

Come by this Saturday May 1, 2010
@ The Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea from 10a-5pm
Lafayette Ave bet (Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave)
I'll have lots more new goodies and classics! Cash only!
Great time to stock up on Mothers Day Golden Finds!
Until then enjoy your week!

Tasha West Custom Lei Inspired Shell Necklace x Anthropologie New Chelsea Market Location.

I was honored to contribute my skills to design a
Custom Shell Lei Inspired Necklace for the
New Chelsea Store Grand Opening on April 16, 2010.

I designed and crafted this custom shell necklace for the entry form.
The necklace was inspired by an Hawaiian Lei, instead of flowers
I used ivory cotton twine, found broken vintage ceramic plates
imported from Europe, varied sea shells and natural coral.
The skirt was crafted by Designer Wren Britton
out of hand rolled and dyed paper.

Visit the New 9000 Square foot Chelsea Market
location at 75 9th Ave. NY, NY 10011

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tasha West Jewelry x The Brooklyn Flea...Week #1.

Tasha West Jewelry did it's debut on Saturday April 17, 2010
at the Brooklyn Flea, Fort Greene on Lafayette Ave.
Joan of Van Hees Vintage invited me to join her booth of
exquisite hand picked Vintage Clothing, Handbags and Shoes.
It was a great turnout despite the cold weather.
I'll be back out with Van Hees Vintage this Saturday April 24,
with more one, two and three of kind TW pieces for you to indulge in.

Joan Van Hees Setting up her racks of colorful vintage galore.

My table of One, Two and Three of Kind
Handmade Tasha West Earrings.

A close up of the new mini shields in a sateen finish.
The perforated holes represent an enlightened life path. $40.

New Slant, Ribbon in the Sky and Half Moon Earrings.
The styles come in Brass, Copper and Nickel Silver. $30-$50

The Brass Hoop with Spear Earrings.

My lovely first customer of the day Val Skin
rocking her new TW Hoop Earrings.
Brass $30. Sterling Silver $40.

Come check us out this Sat. Cash only.
Come early to get first dibs.
Look for the red tent right across from the main entrance.
Look forward to seeing you there!

The Brooklyn Flea, Fort Greene (Saturdays)
176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn New York
(Between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave)

An inspiration moment in Fulton Park...Pinks, Reds, Greens and a Bird.

I had an inspiring moment on my stroll to the train and decided
to shoot the beginning of Springs bloom in Fulton Park, Brooklyn.
Loving the lush colors of Cherry blossoms, Tulips and Lilacs.

I had to catch this bird grounded before its next flight.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Loving the New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh Album!

The New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh is here.
Loving the sound! Go get yours if you haven't yet!

The Cover art by Emek.

Badu Rocking her Khepera Cuffs by Lorraine Tasha West
at one of her secret release shows at
Damon Dash's Art Gallery, DD172 on 3/26/10.

Tasha West x Centric - It's a Tasha West Thing!

Check out my Tasha West feature on
Written by Renae Bluitt.
Click on the title link a bove to read on..Enjoy it!

Modeling for DNY x WPIX

Remember back in July...I did my first shoot as one of the
spokes models for Doris New York Hair Care...
The add is up on their web site

Click on the title link above to see the WPIX feature on DNY
for Woman's History Month.
Featuring yours truly as one of the models for the segment.

An image from the DNY site.

Loving the new products. Try the Reconstructor Shampoo and
The Mud Minerals Treatment for soft and bouncy hair.