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“It felt like you really knew me,
now it feels like you see through me”
Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to watch a small and intimate show by THE XX at The Armory in New York City. Cell phone and cameras were not allowed and after experiencing the performance (yes, “experiencing”) I was so glad that I could focus my real-time focus on the moment.
I literally had no idea what their sound was about or even what they looked like, until that night. Their show was phenomenal! I kid you not. I watched in amazement and even cried from time to time…you know I’m a sucker for love (requited and unrequited) and love songs.
Peep this live performance of their song “Sunset”…
Peep the sneak peek of the PRO ERA Seccs Tap.e Vol.2 below and make sure to keep an eye out for the drop on February 14th.
Garage photographer and author Ewen Spencer rewinds to the golden days of UKG style – and finds out how it all fell apart via Dazed Digital
If you like club culture or cool subcultures, then you need to peep this. This was a well executed short about a scene I had no idea even existed. I know I rag on the internet, but today – the world wide web wins for teaching me about a truly interesting culture. Now, if only the internet can teach me how to build a time machine and visit London during this era as an adult!
I got to catch up with the multi-talented producer and DJ, Brenmar, on the new episode of “1 Minute With Vashtie.” Make sure to keep an eye out for Brenmar for 2014 and catch the INTERVIEW and the video below:
Oh man, seeing this made me yearn to have been in New York and of age in the 90′s. Many of you may already know, I love Supreme as a brand and as a family (having worked for the incredible James Jebbia empire a while back). They were and still are the first of their kind, standing in a lane they created. Amazing.
This clip is extraordinary. New York in the 90′s?! Yes please. This was before the internet and everything ruined good things (as I say this on my blog on the internet). I mean that in the nicest way possible. The internet makes everything TOO accessible. Anyways, I digress. Watch this amazing clip and stay tuned for the Allure feat. Nas video right after – that was the jam.
I am obsessed with this song and video. I just love Sky’s style and music! Word up.
WATCH: “Sunrise, Sunset: King Krule” – Concrete Confessions from the Rising Singer-Songwriter (via NOWNESS.COM)
My heart simultaneously broke and regenerated while watching this. Can he be any more imperfectly perfect? Damn, was I even as close to being as deep as him when I was that age?
“He was climbing on rail cars and drinking,” says Yours Truly’s Babak Khoshnoud of South London’s King Krule, who he filmed at the closing of a dusty Los Angeles day for the second installment of NOWNESS’ series Sunrise, Sunset. “As he’s underage, we feared the worst.” The rough-edged croon and soulful Rhodes piano of featured track “Cementality” is a highlight of the 19-year-old artist’s acclaimed debut album, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, and its urban essence was repatriated to the now-abandoned Lincoln Heights Jail, LA’s oldest authority building of its kind. Though Krule—aka Archy Marshall—and co were swamped by members of the LAPD mid set, they came away unscathed. “Archy is a cool customer,” says the San Franciscan music film collective’s co-founder Khoshnoud. “He somehow made the beer disappear, gave the fuzz a fake name and escaped with a stern warning. Easy.”
WATCH: Bevy Smith “Fashion Queens” on Bravo (Because If You’re Not, What Are You Doing With Your Life?!)
For those of you who love fashion and a good kee-kee, you MUST tune into “Fashion Queens“. It is hosted by my lovely and incredibly talented friend Bevy Smith and stars equally charming and quick witted co-hosts, Derek J. and Miss Lawrence.
I love when people are honest and these three keep it really real.
A lot of you reading this have commented on my posts letting me know that I inspire you (thank you, you beautiful babes), but Bevy Smith is someone who has long inspired myself. She is an entrepreneur, a woman about town, a social butterfly who could make intriguing conversation with ANYONE! Some of my long-time readers may know that although I appear to be social, social events mortify me – but, watching Bevy glide effortlessly through a room full of strangers, making them laugh and glow in her presence (no exaggeration)…has inspired me to try (because I have not mastered it) and do the same.
Check this incredible write-up by Ebony on Miss Bevy Smith
WATCH: CASIO Baby-G x Dir. Vashtie x Starring Brandee Brown, Jasmine Solano & Zoe Astr x “Be Strong”
DOVER, NJ, October 29, 2013 — Casio Baby-G has teamed up with New York’s downtown sweetheart, Vashtie, for an off-the-rack video snapshot featuring its newest line of BA110 watches. The Baby-G video collaboration zeros in on a day in the life of Vashtie and three of her famous friends – DJ Jasmine Solano, Model/Muse Brandee Brown and Recording Artist Zoe of ASTR – wearing a watch that epitomizes the modern New York woman.
Vashtie Kola, famously known for her creative work as a Director, Filmmaker, Artist, Designer, DJ and Consultant, can now add a new hat to her fashion repertoire as a Casio contributor. With a full cache of fashion credits to her name, including partnerships with top industry leaders – in both the designer and music space – Vashtie lends prestige as a millennial tastemaker and a visionary in unique, standard-making personal style. The video follows Vashtie and three fearless women walking different paths, but all wearing a watch that can help them pilot through the day and take on the night with a fashionable entourage at their side.
“New York is my heart and my home and I wanted to truly represent the varying lifestyles of the New York City Girl – no matter who the female New Yorker is, you better believe that she is on-the-go and ready for whatever comes her way,” said Vashtie. “All of us are leading different lives with that same New York hustle and a different Baby-G on our wrist to complement our individual style.”
“We are so excited to channel the energy of such a creative person as Vashtie,” said Shigenori Itoh, Chairman & CEO of Casio America. “Our watches have been worn on the wrists of so many talented people, and the BA110 was designed with a stylishly strong, modern face like Vashtie in mind. We are looking forward to seeing the model take flight with her followers.”
The BA110 women’s watches is available at select Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Macy’s stores for an MSRP of $120. To get a glimpse of Vashtie and Baby- G at work, view their video collaboration here.