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LIFE: DJ’ing The 2019 DVF Awards – Diane Von Furstenberg, Chloe x Halle, DeRay, Shahadi Wright Joseph & More!

Last week, I had the unreal honor of DJ’ing the DVF Awards with Diane Von Furstenberg at Brooklyn Museum – honoring New York City Influencers and Media Moguls. A few major names, like Anita Hill received the Lifetime Leadership Award

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LIFE: Nas presents Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane in NYC Pop-Up in Honor of Album’s 25th Anniversary

  Last night, my friend Shabazz invited me out to her event that she was doing to celebrate Nas and the 25th Anniversary of “Illmatic” (aka, one of my Top Favorite 3 Albums OF ALL TIME!). Over the years I’ve

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Re-Launch of YouTube.Com/Vashtie

So, for those of you who have followed me – you my remember my VASHTIE TV Episodes where I detailed my travels, life experiences and pointless adventures. After Instagram took off in 2010, I started to dabble in social media

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Snark Park & American Express at Hudson Yards (3.15.19)

Special shoutout to Daniel Arsham, the Snarkitecture Gang and American Express for having me DJ their celebratory private dinner for Snark Park at the newly debuted Hudson Yards. If you haven’t heard about Hudson Yards, it is the nation’s largest

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Premiere: “French New York Wave” An 8 Minute Short Dir. by Vashtie

  In a quest to find true love, a young woman says “peace out” to her home of New York and “bonjour” to Paris. Trading in her Timberland Boots for Repetto Ballet Flats, she leaves her Big Apple ways behind

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LIFE: The Story Behind My Short Film, “French New York Wave”

Before I debut my film, I have to tell you a story and share some “behind the scenes”… Me and Gigie Cosmic, shooting “French New York Wave” Paris, Oct. 2017 While I was in Paris for Fashion Week (October 2017),

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Kick Off Black History Month These 3 Easy To Watch/Listen to Videos of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni with James Baldwin!

Life is so busy! Between staying alive and warm, trying to be healthy, the hustle of work and social commitments; taking time to educating yourself on things can be a challenge. For a while now, I have found that –

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A Stop-Over in London to Play with The Knicks – Maya Jama, AlunaGeorge, John Starks & More!

As I was planning a trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week last week, I was invited by Lea Juliano of Madison Square Garden to attend a New York Knicks/Squarespace event in London. You know I am always down to

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GQ Paris Men’s Fashion Week Party at L’Avenue – Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Pusha-T and more!

Fashion Week in Paris is always a wild experience. I’m not sure if it’s the combination of champagne, jet lag and couture…but it has a real good knack for taking my antisocial qualities and turning them into “Girls Gone Wild”,

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Being Shot By Legendary Photographer (& My Old Boss) Photographer Jamil GS

It was the summer before my senior year of the School of Visual Arts and I needed a second job, something day-time that could balance my night job of cocktail waitressing. College for anyone is expensive, but private art school

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5 Reasons to Try #DryJanuary

Post holiday season celebrations, you may find yourself feeling in need of a detox. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been over-eating and over-drinking since Thanksgiving. But…’twas the holiday season! Now…it’s January 1st. Are you ready to dry #DryJanuary?!

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How To Make Vegan Coquito, A Traditional Puerto Rican Holiday Beverage

Blessed are you, if you’ve ever sipped the nectar of the Puerto Rican gods – known as Coquito. Defined by Wikipedia as: “Coquito meaning “Little Coconut” in Spanish is a traditional Christmas drink that originated in Puerto Rico.” *Dominicans also prepare their own version of

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LIFE: Attending Moët & Chandon’s Collaboration Dinner for Virgil Abloh

Last night in New York City, I attended the collaboration of Virgil Abloh and Moët & Chandon at the New Museum for a gorgeous seated dinner.  The first floor was red carpet mayhem with attendees like; ASAP Ferg, Renell Medrano,

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Perry Ellis “America” Collection Revival (10.4.18)

Last night, I DJ’ed for the iconic Perry Ellis and the revival of their “America” Collection. Recently modeled by son of Snoop Dog, Cordell Broadus, the collection proves that these 90’s staples can endure the test of time. The scene

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#DOINITWELLWEDNESDAY: Have You Given Celery Juice A Go?!

About a year ago I posted my newest wellness journey, drinking organic celery juice every morning on an empty stomach (a protocol by Medical Medium, Anthony Williams). Of course, here and there I’ve missed a day or a week (or

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DOIN’ IT WELL: 4 Reasons For Sober October! (This Monday October 1st)

I hate to mention this, but October is around the corner…I know, where did the year go?! Around this time, I like to detox. Especially since I usually spend the summer hydrating with rosé and sip Champagne all September long

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LISTEN: Robyn Releases New Song “Honey”

Ya’ll know I love Swedish Sensation Robyn. Ever since her US debut with her 1997 hit “Do You Know” and “Show Me”, I was blown away and low-key amazed that this R&B/Hip Hop inspired artist was Scandinavian. Her career and

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LIFE: VIP Tickets to the NY Rangers vs NJ Devils Game (9.24.18)

When I received the email yesterday morning from Lea Juliano and the MSG team about complimentary VIP tickets to the NY Rangers pre-season game, I jumped right on it. No, I have no idea how sports work but I love

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LIFE: Random Saturday Night Wildin’

I thought the night was going to be really chill and relaxed but in classic New York fashion – you never know where the night will take you. The evening started with dinner and rose at Lovely Day and then

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Dj’ing The New York Premiere Of The Film ‘Skate Kitchen’

On August 7th, I had the pleasure of DJing for the premiere of Skate Kitchen at The Standard Biergarten. Skate Kitchen is a narrative and feature film about an introverted teenage skateboarder from Long Island who meets and befriends an

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My Top 5 Stand Out Nail Trends

One of the ways I show my personality is with nail art. Nails are the perfect accessory and it is always fun to experiment with different styles. Getting your nails done can even be super relaxing and it is also

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LIFE: DJ’ing The Tommy Hilfiger #TommyxLewis Afterparty – Performance by Travis Scott

Last night was a major moment for me! I was given the incredible honor of DJ’ing the Tommy Hilfiger afterparty for his collaboration with world renowned racecar driver, Lewis Hamilton. #TommyxLewis is the name and I even got to model

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LIFE: I DJed In Xi’an, China For The First Time

This past weekend, I took my first trip to China to DJ for House Of Vans in the city of Xian. It was a long trip; 13 hours to Beijing and another 2 hour connecting flight to my destination of

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#VashtieEatsOut: Pearl’s – Authentic Trinidadian Cuisine in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

If you’re in New York looking for authentic Trinidadian cuisine with a hip and modern twist, look no further than Pearl’s.  It opened a few years ago by John Seymour, who is also the co-owner of the ever popular Sweet

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LIFE: Young Vashtie (Birth to Pre-School) – Part 1 of 3

For my long-time readers, I know I’ve been talking about getting around to this for some time now. It’s so beyond long overdue, yet in perfect time…since it’s my birthday today! I had been wanting to do a post on

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LIFE: DJ’ING FOR WILHELMINA MODELS 50TH ANNIVERSARY – MATT BARNES, HERON PRESTON & MORE

Last night I DJ’ed for the super legendary modeling agency Wilhelmina Models for their 50th Anniversary! It was literally the most popping party inside and out…as the door was mobbed with industry elites and downtown VIP’s. The event took place

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THROWBACK: Soul II Soul – “Back To Life”

If you’ve never seen this video, I suggest you take the 4:04 minutes to feast your eyes on this beautiful rainbow of people in the most diverse styles – sure to give you some fashion inspo. You probably know the

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

A couple days prior to the release of Migo’s highly anticipated album Culture II, a friend who worked on production mentioned via text that I was shouted out on the album. Finding it too good to be true, I didn’t

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LIFE: Vashtie DJ’s YouTube’s “Bringing The Boom Bap Back To New York” Alongside GrandMaster Flash

  January 26th, 2018. About a week prior to the event, I got a call from Lyor Cohen (the man, the legend – himself) telling me that he wanted me to DJ his party and that our mutual friend Q-Tip

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LIFE: Vashtie’s First Trip to Denmark

As many of you know, I have traveled quite a bit for work and to many lovely places like Paris/France, London/England, Johannesburg/South Africa, Abu Dhabi/Dubai, etc. I am very appreciative of this perk of my job, but it’s also quite

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Happy 72nd Birthday to Dolly Parton! Peep How Her “9 to 5” Music Video Recently Inspired Vogue

Miss Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton

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Vashtie’s Mixtape #ONE16GOAT” Honors Sade, Kate Moss, Aaliyah and FKA Twigs Birthday

Another one… Yes folks. Another mixtape by yours truly. These things take a lot of time and work, but I always feel so accomplished after finishing and letting them out into the digital universe. This newest mixtape celebrates January 16th;

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FITNESS: Vashtie’s Favorite At-Home Workout When It’s Too Cold For The Gym

For a lot of you who have been apart of my journey, you know that I reluctantly adopted exercise as apart of my daily routine a few years ago. I jokingly refer to cardio as “oppressive cardio” because sweating and

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LIFE: DJ’ING ASICS 5TH AVE FLAGSHIP STORE OPENING (12.13.17)

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to DJ for ASICS 5th Avenue Flagship Store Opening. The evening was made intimate with an introduction by Gene McCarthy, President & CEO of ASICS America, an honorary Japanese Sake Ceremony and a

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LIFE: Attended My 1st Morrissey Concert (My Angsty-Emo Teenage Dreams Came True)

Most of you know, I was born in the hood and as a product of my environment (and in general, as someone with good taste – just saying) – I am a lover of sneaker/streetwear and hip hop culture. But,

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LIFE: VASHTIE’S 10 DAYS IN PARIS FOR PFW17 (BRASSERIE LIPP, DIPLO, NINA RICCI & MORE)

I am so appreciative that I am able to travel to Paris at least 2 times a year for work…and for Fashion Week at that! I’ve made such amazing friends internationally, that it’s always like a fun friend reunion when

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THROWBACK: Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”

This video and song debuted in 1986, with a 20 year old Janet on vocals. Written and produced by the legendary duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, it became Janets (“Miss Jackson” if your nasty’s) first number one hit on

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Doin’ It Well: What are GMO’s?

This may or may not be old news to you guys, but I had to share. Everyone’s favorite “Fozzie Bear” inspired Rapper, Wacka Flocka, made headlines a while back after posting to his Instagram a Before & After Photo of

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LIFE: What Happened On My 2 Week Digital Detox?

Hi. Vashtie here. Yes, the Vashtie of Vashtie.Com. Some of you may remember when it was only me contributing to this internet experiment since 2007 and I’m sure you may have noticed that my site has expanded to include a

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FIT: 4-Minute Neck & Shoulders Stretch at Your Desk

If you're reading this, you are probably at your desk which means you've probably been sitting there for a minute and could use some quick and easy yoga stretches. Watch this 4 minute video by Gaiam and get in some

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