Fashionplate- Donna ribbon trim cami at Chereche Midi

ootd fashionplate cherche midiSo I love fashion and food and thought it would be fun to combine my love for the two by doing FashionPlate posts once or twice a month and review a new hotspot in NYC and tells you a fun outfit to wear that looks majorly approbs!

Be sure to make a res at Cherche Midi, located on the Bowery in the old Pulinos space, if you don’t want to wait during peak dining hours.  We arrived a few moments before our 8:30 res and were seated immediately at a corner table.  The decor manages to be airy and light but intimate at the same time.  The white tiles, pale yellow walls  and the Balthazar Red booths tie everything together in the typical Keith McNally fashion.  My companion and me started with some cocktails while catching up.  I opted for the bubbly cherchez la femme, while he opted for the Riviera Julep.  They both looked beautiful but were on the sweeter side which always means I’m switching to wine for my meal.  Our waitress was super cute, bubbly and helpful.  We decided to start with the pot the fromage since everyone knows cheese and shoes are my the way to my heart.  It is basically a parmesan cheese custard that came with anchovy garlic butter toasts.  So yummy and filling, the perfect comfort food. By this time i switched to a dry Syrah which was lovely and we decided to split a few things including the burger, the salmon and the spinach gratin.  The prime rib burger (medium rare) has gotten a lot of hype and has a lot going on with the gruyere cheese, bacon marmalade, and roasted mushrooms.  It’s good but wasn’t a top five for either of us, a little too much going on here for us, the marmalade was a little too overpowering and caused the bun to become soggy before we were done eating.  The pomme frites accompanying the burger were flawless as usual at any Keith McNally resto.  On to the pan seared salmon, which was light and savory and absolutely delicious with creme fraiche on top.  The lentils it came with were amazing I could eat that all day everyday.  The spinach gratin was average; a bit to heavy with the breadcrumbs on top.  We were beyond stuffed but both love to end with something sweet and decided to buck from our usual chocolate trend and go with the pineapple tarte tatin which you can see me enjoying above.  Which, omg, was amazing, it was flaky and sweet, and came topped with vanilla ice cream, so good we contemplated ordering another one but controlled ourselves.  Next time I would try the beef tartare or salad nicoise and the prime rib and skate which are also supposed to be amazing.

ootd fashionplateNow that you got a feel for the food, let’s talk fashion.  The crowd here ranges from groups of young downtown girls, gorg couples, older power couples and tourists.  Mostly everyone is well dressed in a casual luxury kind of way, perf for Tasch.  I decided to wear my the new Donna ribbon trim cami but keep with that downtown casual luxury vibe and not be too overdressed.  See the outfit of the day deets of how I styled it below.  It’s starting to get chilly so definitely have been needing to add layers.

OOTD deets by designer/brand as follows:

  • White gold diamond hoop earrings from the Gold Souk in Dubai
  • Brown leather star studded bracelet from Bangkok
  • Purple and gold skull bracelet from Urban Outfitters
  • Grey BCBG cropped blazer
  • Black leggings from Bebe
  • Black Christian Louboutin Daffodile leather pumps

Let me know if you like the new Fashionplate post and any restaurant recs or Tasch pieces you have been wanting to see how to style for a specific vibe in the comments section.               Cherche Midi:  282 Bowery, NYC

xx Tasch

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Inspo behind my line

I created Tasch because I couldn’t always find the perfect tops and tees that fit into all aspects of life.  I only create things that I want to wear.  I love haute couture but it’s not easy to wear in everyday life.  I wanted to create pieces that every women can feel beautiful and confident wearing.  I’m all about casual luxury and mixing and matching different designers and pieces.

I also believe in bringing back business to the US, specifically New York, which is why everything is designed, sourced and produced right here in NYC.  When I did my first small production run in the beginning of the year when I launched my company I worked with a factory right here in the garment district to produce my first 6 pieces.  I’m so excited to be able to continue to grow in my community and debut my first full line!

The Spring/Summer 2015 Tasch line was inspired by my summers and trips in general to Montauk, the Hamptons, Nantucket, St Barth, St Tropez, and Monaco.  I’m inspired by the whole easy, casual luxury.  It’s truly contemporary sportswear.  Some of my favorite designers are Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Chanel.  I also love contemporary designers such as rag&bone, Haute Hippie, ALC and Naven among others.

Now for the naming process… I also decided to name all my garments after great rock & roll /punk/folk chicks of the 60’s/70’s.  The Pretenders, The Runaways, Fleetwood Mac,  Jefferson Airplane… From Stevie Nicks to Grace Slicks to Chrissie Hynde to Janis Joplin these women were pioneers and truly helped shape the music industry and looked great doing it.  They all had their own style and vibe which I love.  They all have nailed that effortless cool look that makes Tasch-Tasch so naming my pieces after them was a no brainer.  They embody that casual luxury look that we’re all about.

Hope you enjoyed getting a little behind the scenes look about the process and thought and inspo behind the line.  Have a great weekend!

xxTasch

OOTD-Farrah Crochet Back Knit Romper

photo 1Check out how we style our brand new Farrah romper for our OOTD that is very New York meets Paris and was the perfect thing to wear to a charming local French bistro for a lunch meeting.  We love the comfy knit printed fabric with a fab crochet back and strap detail. The new S/S15 collection has lots of pieces that can be winterized or kept super summer.  We try to make sure you have the maximum wear-ability of each Tasch piece you buy. Check out the full outfit of the day deets below to see how exactly we styled this adorable romper!

OOTD deets by designer/brand as follows:

  • Black J. Crew Panama hat
  • Turquoise earrings from Baublebar
  • Gold arrow necklace from Jennifer Zeuner
  • Pink braided cross bracelet from Wave Wear in Montauk
  • Pink anchor bracelet from Wave Wear in Montauk
  • Tan leather bracelet from Thailand
  • Black Sergio Rossi canvas and cork wedges

xx Tasch

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SBFW Small Boutique Fashion Week S/S15 Show

This past Saturday, September 6 at noon was my first runway show at SBFW, Small Boutique Fashion Week, where I debuted my Spring/Summer 2015 line.  I’ve included a gallery of some candids for you to check out the new collection and will be adding the new line to the website shortly.  I’m so stoked about this line and the mix and match capabilities but will let you check it out for yourself.  For more pix you can visit my facebook page.

Also thank you to everyone who helped out with SBFW and everyone who came out to support me and see my S/S15 show! An extra special thanks to Nicole aka my right hand gal, my mom, my girls who stayed there sitting with me at the vendor table, and the lovely models who walked in my show- Irma, Marcella, Jaqueline, Portia, Renita, Natira, Princess, Stwie, Christina, and Davanna!

xx Tasch

 

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OOTD – New S/S15 Raw Silk Jogger Pants

The weather is still warm even though it’s NYFW and schools have started.  My show went really well on Saturday and I will be adding a gallery of photos by the end of the week and be adding all the new products this month.  Anyway as I’m running errands around the garment district I decided to rock my new raw silk jogger pants.  I will be posting a lot of fun OOTD from the brand new S/S15 collection that debuted at SBFW on Saturday! They can be dressed up or down, in this case dressed down for my OOTD.  I’m definitely in my I want to be comfy mode and these jogger pants manage to look chic while still feeling almost like I’m in pjs, the perfect start to fall outfit of the day!
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OOTD deets by designer/brand as follows:

  • Victoria Secret Pink aqua tank top
  • Beaded gold earrings from Tiffanys
  • Havinanas flip flops

A super simple outfit devoid of a lot of accessories or any makeup.

xx Tasch

OOTD- ACK City Tee

10609636_711999675548070_7460605102459024015_nEven though I’m beyond busy with last minute deets for my show tomorrow and have been running on fumes, I decided to post my last summertime OOTD for you all.  Our ACK City tee is the perfect summertime tee shirt in a great, soft and cozy nantucket red jersey material.  So it’s fitting that I did one outfit of the day in it before summer is up.  See all the outfit deets below!

 

 

 

OOTD deets by designer/brand as follows:

  • Carrera neon sunnies
  • Beaded gold earrings from Tiffanys
  • Nautical rope bracelet from an event
  • Brown studded star leather bracelet from Thailand
  • Blue and white striped Tasch bikini
  • Blue shorts from Abercrombie
  • grey Chucks

xx Tasch

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NYFW Snacks on the Go with Chelsey

chelsey in hamptonThis week I took a quick break to sit down with nutritionist/blogger Chelsey Amer, and talk about eating smart on the go during fashion week and all things locally sourced and produced.  As a local NYC based designer who also produces all her garments locally in the garment district, I take “think locally” and apply it to all aspects of my life especially food.  Chelsey is also like minded and loves supporting all things local beyond just produce :)

Check her out rocking our Patti leather t-back and brand new Hampton striped knot back tank.  Doesn’t she look adorable embodying the Tasch vision?

She also was sweet enough to make me a delicious green smoothie (you all know me and my green juices/smoothies I can’t get enough) with ingredients from the Union Square Farmers market.  See the recipe below.

Other than green smoothies, see Chelsey’s list of some great on the go snacks for NYFW that are healthy, filling and don’t cause you to bloat (a must during NYFW):

  • Almonds or any kind of nuts
  • Pepito (pumpkin) seeds
  • Yogurt
  • Avocado (healthy fat and fiber)
  • Dark chocolate ( gives you a quick jolt of energy)
  • Roasted sweet potatoes with olive oil and chili powder (or any herbs for flavor without the added sodium)

And always remember to hydrate, lots of coconut water or plain old H2O.

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Green Glow Smoothie Recipe:

1/4 avocado
1 frozen banana
2 cups spinach (more if you’d like!)
1 kiwi, sliced
1/4 cup coconut water
Blend until smooth. Feel free to add chia seeds for added protein & fiber.

 

OOTD- Patti Top

ootd patti docksHappy Labor Day!  Hope everyone had a safe and fun labor day weekend.  As summer comes to an end I will be finishing up Montauk beachside OOTD posts and moving into transition and fall posts, especially of new items which is exciting.  For a great evening to night look I paired our Patti leather t-back top with some great cas black and white jogger pants for dinner once again at Hideaway, what can I say I heart my mexican food and margs and then seeing some great live music at Surf Lodge.  See all the OOTD outfit of the day deets below:

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OOTD deets by designer/brand as follows:

  • Flower headband from Wave Wear
  • Anchor earrings from Urban Outfitters
  • Gold Arrow Necklace from Jennifer Zeuner
  • White shell bracelet from Dominican Republic
  • Parcel & Journey thin bangles
  • Purple gold studded leather bracelet from Le Couquette
  • Gold skull bracelet from Alexander McQueen
  • Wedges from Rafe

xx Tasch