LIFE: DJ’ing for Patta & Stussy x Gilded Lily NYC x Angelo Baque, Neal Santos, Patta SoundSystem

photoLast night, it was a classic “Boys Night Out”, which basically means me and Elle having a lovely dinner, talking about emotions and then heading out to a party…only to leave after about an hour. #Lames. This time around, things were no different – we had a great dinner and then headed out to The Gilded Lily on East 15th Street so that I could DJ alongside Neal Santos & Angelo Baque. The party was in celebration of our Amsterdam homies, Patta, who have a sick collaboration with Stussy! It was nice to kick it with Gee and the boys.

vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241401 vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241402Dweebettes.

vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241403Hot Toddy’s. Yes Please!

vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241404These soft peppermints were the bomb. Thank you Uber!

vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241405Front Door cray at Gilded Lily.


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Fancy Pants Chandeliervashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241408

Downtown Crew.vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241409 vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241410

Spinning some Mobb Deepvashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241411

Kunle Martins aka KK came by and licked my hair, apparently.

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Ya’ll Nasty.vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241415

Angelo Baque and Vashtie Kola.vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241416

Elle Clay, Vashtie & Nianga (Illuminati AMS)vashtie_patta_stussy_djing_1241417Me and Hollywood Holt.


The End.

I can’t sleep.

My jetlag has me losing my mind. 

Boo hoo. 




Special thanks to NOW Foods for sending my a nice gift package. After they read my piece in Ebony where I mentioned that I use their Almond Oil to keep my ashy skin in check, Alana Horinko of the company reached out and sent me goodies! Thanks so much Alana! You guys should totally check them out. They are great eco-friendly and healthy products that range from vitamins to snacks to beauty!photo 1NOW FOODS



INVITE: Patta & Stussy Celebration x Neal Santos, Angelo Baque, Vashtie, Patta Soundsystem & More! (1.23.14)


So stoked to have my Patta friends from Amsterdam, come through and shut things down! I’m even more stoked about their Stussy collaboration. I needs me some pieces! Check out the Pop-up opening and or the party!photo


LIFE: My Paris Trip x DJ’ing Ronnie Fieg’s Party at Silencio With #BeenTrill (1.13 – 1.17)


I am the luckiest lass! This is my 4th trip to Paris in the past year and it has been all for work. Woo hoo. This time around, I was asked to DJ for Ronnie Fieg’s Pop-Up Shop After-Party alongside Virgil of #BeenTrill# and Supa! at Silencio (one of my favorite places to party in the whole world). I also had a meeting with a brand I’m doing Creative Directing work for & Dinner with my Moet friends.

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My Air France Flight was really nice. When the flight attendant asked me what I’d like for dinner, I said just fruit because I knew they wouldn’t have a vegan option for me. When he asked why, I explained my diet…which somehow peaked his interest. He told me he would find me some options and he ran them over for me to approve. Just then another flight attendant informed me she had a similar diet and brought over more food and rice cake snacks. I wasn’t even hungry, but I felt like I should be polite and thankful.vashtie_paris_pfw_1201404



vashtie_paris_pfw_1201406Uber picked me up and my Algerian driver taught me some French and informed me of the history of Algeria. He was cool and the ride was “SAY BON” which I think is spelled “C’est Bon”.

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201407Then on the radio, Joey Bada$$ came on and I got super excited! It was so nice to hear my friend on the radio in a far away city!

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201408Hanging in my hotel room.



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I woke up at the crack of dawn to work out. Since no hotel gym ever has my favorite cardio machine, the Arc Trainer (a step above the Elliptical) – I always have to use the treadmill which I absolutely hate. Running feels so oppressive and not zen like my runner friends say. It’s like, what am I running from? Anyways, I ran for 30 minutes straight and felt like an accomplished marathon runner.vashtie_paris_pfw_1201410Had a nice meeting at the Brit-run Rose Bakery, full of Vegan delights.


vashtie_paris_pfw_1201412Nuwoe & Yassine.



Later that night I had a lovely dinner with my Moet friends at Cantine Du Faubourg. I heard it was fancy so I dusted off my Surface To Air heels and took a wobbley walk over. I forgot my camera in my rush to get dolled up so here are some eh-iphone photos.

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I heard that it was very French to have sorbet with Vodka…particularly a good one…like the one Greg (BKRW) recommended, Zubrowka.IMG_8171

These are bon-bons! Candy!!! It was actually really delicious despite the fact that they look like gross candy peanuts.IMG_8173

Group Selfie, which Elle drunkingly named at her birthday party a few days prior…”It’s an US-SIE”





I ran 3.9km, or whatever that means #stupidAmericanvashtie_paris_pfw_1201413Delicious Bob’s Juice Treats!


vashtie_paris_pfw_1201415Ronnie Fieg Pop-Up Shop.

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201416 vashtie_paris_pfw_1201417 vashtie_paris_pfw_1201418Greg (BKRW), David (BWGH) & Jay (BKRW)

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vashtie_paris_pfw_1201421Heron, Virgil Abloh & Ronnie Fieg


vashtie_paris_pfw_1201424Joe LaPuma & Greg Weinstein

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201425Dinner later at Hotel Amour

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201426Stephane (Pigalle) and His Lovely Mama.

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201427Paul Hamy & Me.


vashtie_paris_pfw_1201429 vashtie_paris_pfw_1201430 vashtie_paris_pfw_1201431 vashtie_paris_pfw_1201432Afterwards, we headed to Silencio for the party!

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201442vashtie_paris_pfw_1201433Virgil on the 1’s and 2’s.

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vashtie_paris_pfw_1201437Tom, Yoan & Nordine

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201438Me & Gio (Forfex)

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201439Matthew Henson (Complex), Jean Paula Paula (WAD) & Me

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201440Valentina Moreno (Surface To Air)

vashtie_paris_pfw_1201441Yoan Prat, Tom Brunet, Me, Virgil and Alex Sossah


Thanks Paris! It was TRE BIEN as always and I can’t wait to go back, which is soon…I think. Incroyable! Say-Bon! Ouai Ouai Ouai!


READ: “Most Of You Have No Idea What Martin Luther King Actually Did” by Hamden Rice


Every time I log into Facebook (which is about once a week or less) and I am about to delete my account, I find some compelling article that urges me not to.

This is a late post for the honorable Martin Luther King Day, but I had to share because it’s not too late.

It’s an article titled “Most Of You Have No Idea What Martin Luther King Actually Did” by Hamden Rice, which struck me…because maybe I didn’t know what he actually did.

I read it and what I found was truly enlightening and frightening. It’s so strange how we have records of history (history we’ve been allowed to keep), yet we can barely recall things that happened just a few short years ago…or maybe even yesterday. This article put pre-Civil Rights life in perspective for me and what Civil Rights Leaders did for the fight. Sure, times have changed…BUT it’s important to never forget…ever ever.

Read the full article HERE


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