i heart lorraine west

lorraine_westI’ve loved Lorraine West from the moment I was introduced to her by our mutual friend Rashid, who felt like something positive would spark between us if we met. He was right. Lorraine is creativity bound by a human form. She is not a designer but a maker of wearable art. Anthropologie—the Rockefeller Center location; 50 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10020, (212) 246-0386—one of my favorite haunts in New York City, now carries select pieces from Lorraine’s Amorglare line! West’s energy is like that of the Yoruba God and master blacksmith Ogun, who possesses her. Here, she talks vanilla icing, God and the new black.

What’s the inspiration for your new line?
Shining amor: I want the wearer to feel empowered, confident, strong, and beautiful.

What is your motto? Live the Fantasy

Style icon? Yasmin Warsame

What will you come back as in your next life? An exotic bird in the Amazon.


If I were edible, I’d taste like…moist vanilla cupcakes with creamy whipped vanilla icing.

Reality television is…overrated

Domestic abuse is…one of the worst crimes to commit on the planet.

Destination: Tobago

God is…the force of nature.

Green is the new Black

What quality do you most admire in others?

I can’t live without my Blackberry Pearl.

Comments 5

  1. Great feature, Raquel! Lorraine Tasha West is an AMAZING woman and I’m proud to call her my friend.

    If you’re in need of even MORE of LTW’s goodness, I have Miss West featured as this week’s FLY FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR on my blog:




  2. Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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