PRESS: Vashtie Kola – Cosmopolitan Magazine’s September Style Opener

A couple months ago I was asked by James Demolet and Shiona Turini to be the STYLE OPENER for COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE’S September Issue. I really didn’t think too much about it or really understand that it would be a whole page and I would be decked out in head to toe Marc Jacobs. The final is out and I am super excited to share this with you! Yay.


Style Opener- Sept. 2014

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VASHTIE TV: Directing A KMART Fashion Film (Ep. 24)

Guess what is biz-ack…your favorite thing on earth…VASHTIE TV! I’ve been a bit busy and my blogging and VashtieTV have been a bit behind, but I’m making a real effort to get it back on track.

Hope you are well!

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Vashtie on set directing bad babes NINA AGDAL & NATALIE SUAREZ for KMART

AUGUST 4TH, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was asked by super amazing Creative Director – Amir Zia to direct a Fashion Film for KMART. It would be their first! Having grown up on the brand (and even gotten ridiculed by my name-brand wearing middle school mates) – I found this to be a very distinct honor!

After years of shooting so many boys in Hip Hop, shooting real models (NINA AGDAL & NATALIE SUAREZ) was a breath of fresh air and I was stoked to play around with hair, makeup and fashion (Styled by Erin Walsh)!

The final will be revealed in just a couple weeks! Just in time for September 2014 Fashion Week!



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MUSIC: Kali Uchis – “Real”

Check out new artist Kali Uchis. Her sounds is vintage 60′s and her look is futuristic 90′s, how can you not love it?!

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LISTEN: Elle Clay’s Debut Comedy Mixtape #306Live Feat. Jungle Pussy & Vashtie

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Elle Clay on Vashtie Kola. 2008

As you all know. My homie and my ace, Elle Clay, has been by my side for years…providing comic relief in any situation and clowning your girl along the way (see above). She’s also a natural Branding and Marketing wizard who always gives me the best life advice and work suggestions.

Anyways – I am extremely proud of her…especially today. A few years ago when I told her to pursue her natural talents of comedy she went ahead and did it! Taking improve classes, writing, and now CREATING!

Instead of talking about doing something – she did it. Which we all have the capacity and ability to do (we all do!)! She has inspired me to take on my other personal pursuits and I hope she can inspire you to do the same.

Her mixtape, released today is comedic storytelling about her childhood full of good music and funny interludes. Discussing racism in Kindergarten, transitioning from a girl to a pre-teen, death scents on New York City trains and more. Take a listen at your desk or on your commute!


ELLE CLAY 306 LIVE from Hustlevision on Vimeo.


306 LIVE ON AUGUST 5, 2014 

NEW YORK, NY – Universally slept-on funny person, Elle Clay, announces the release of her comedic debut, 306 LIVE, on August 5, 2014.

The Brooklyn artisan previously renown only for her lip-smacking soda recipes cooks up a platter of homegrown laughs by way of some one-of-a-kind anecdotes of her time growing up in the South. 306 LIVE is Clay bearing her soul, her tales spanning topics as personal as childhood bigotry to topics as universal as the awkwardness of young adulthood.

It was just four years ago that Clay recognized a gift for conversational humor, honing her quick wit and spot-on delivery at NYC’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade and The People’s Improv Theater.

Woven into 306 LIVE are appearances from brash Brooklyn artist Junglepussy and Downtown’s Sweetheart, Va$htie. In it, Clay has concocted an original and unforgettable piece of art sure to leave the listener begging for just one more story.



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RANDOM: My Face On a Random Store in Trinidad

Hahahaha. This is the best thing to happen to me! Maybe just as good as being the first girl to design a Jordan. I swear!10524792_10152327091848432_1839022881_n 10545072_10152327091853432_1946141542_n

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