NEWS: The Smokers Club Tour 2013: Bring Ya Lungs (Official Tour Dates)


LIFE: Day At The Beach + Dinner With Joey Bada$$ (8.24.13)

I seriously don’t think I’ve been to the beach in 2 years. That realization came to me this past weekend as I got packed for the beach with Angelo Baque, Rafael Rios and Friends. I remember making sure I’d be at the beach every single weekend when Summer was around and now I make a trip every two years?! What the hell is happening to my life? Where are my priorities? I feel like the lame adult in those kids movies that is out of touch with fun and all serious, but then at the end of the movie they like quit their corporate job to take the kids to the playground or skip their promotion to see their kids dance recital (tangent, yes – but you know what I mean). Anyways, I will never ever let myself go like this again.vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner01

vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner02Luzern Labs Sunscreen.

Everyone should be wearing sunscreen, even you chocolatey-toned folks. One of my facialists, Mamie McDonald, who is an African American woman told me that the sun is the number one cause of aging. Once she told me that I was scared forever into a cave…hmm, maybe that’s why I don’t frequent the beach as often?

vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner03 vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner04I found the beach bathroom.

vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner05Rafael Rios

vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner06Young Scoozle





Later I had dinner with my friend and labelmate, Joey Bada$$. He told me tour stories and we talked about some future collaborations. Oooh-weee. It’s gonna be great!



Stopped by the studio to drop a hot 16 for him and Pro Era. Actually, I just went to say hello, listened to some music and then biz-ounced.vashtie_beachday_joeybadassdinner12


LIFE: The Agency x Hennessy x Pre-VMA Party x Wiz Khalifa Performance x Avenue NYC x ASAP Ferg, B.O.B., Dougie Fresh, Wynter Gordon & More!

image001It was Saturday night and Hennessy did it again, this time with The Agency, Wiz Khalifa and D-Nice.  I should have known it would be a major event, but as Huggy Bear and I approached the mob-filled block it dawned on me. Thankfully, I was spotted by the Hennessy Team and I was whisked in! Everyone in the building was dressed to the 9’s (whatever that saying means) and it felt like I was watching a movie…an interesting one no less!

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824131This scene was an omen reminding me that New York would be insane for the next week. Pre-VMA, VMA, Post-VMA, Fashion Week…oy vey.

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824132The hottest model sandwich ever made. I imagine they didn’t say “cheese” for the photo, but instead they imagined the mumbling the french version “fromage”

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824133Brittany Escovedo and Me.

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824134Wynter Gordon

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824135Me and B.O.B.

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824136Dougie Fresh and Janell Snowden

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824137ASAP Illz and ASAP Ferg

vashtie_theagency_hennessy_824138ASAP Illz, ASAP Rocky & ASAP Ferg



INVITE: AfroPunk After Dark x 1992 x Hosted by Oscar & Vashtie x DJ Jasmine Solano, Melo-X & Huggy Bear

Come one, come all! 1992 will be partying with AfroPunk AfterDark in Brooklyn – our very first Brooklyn party (how exciting, but what a damn shame). Come through! Admission is free. AP_afterdark_flyers_1992xAFROPUNK

LIFE: Hennessy Privilege Awards Honor Carmelo Anthony x Griffin NYC x Spike Lee, JR Smith, Fabolous and More (8.21.13)


If you want to see a classy shindig, attend anything Hennessy affiliated. Every time I am invited to some splendid LVMH event, I am also overwhelmed by the utmost chicness and best dressed people in the Greater New York area. So…when I got the invite from Hennessy that they would be honoring Carmelo Anthony (New York Knick) for their 10th Anniversary Privilege Awards, I (lover of all things New York, especially The Knicks), was absolutely going to attend.

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When I was told the affair would be “Black Tie”, I froze and did what any over-thinking weirdo would do…I got myself worked up in a stressed frenzy and over dressed. Thanks to Reformation for the Dress, Anna Sheffield for the Jewelry and Illy for the Hair.

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201301Legendary Damon & Me.

He said “I love to see you dressed in drag”. I told him I tucked just for him (I know, TMI…sorry).

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201302Scott Williams aka “Young Scoozle” aka “Past Tense”, Charles Barkley, Heron Preston and Aura

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201303Hair by Illy (Illy Lussiano)

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201304Scott Williams in a Marc Jacobs Suit. Mhmmm. Fancy Pants…and vest and jacket.

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201305Maxwell Osbourne and Scott Williams aka Young Scoozle

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201306Coltrane Curtis, Levi Maestro and Me.

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201308Mack Wilds (aka Tristan Wilds) and Mack Daddy.

vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201307DJ Huggy Bear and Me

(DJ Clue photobombing…)



Congrats to Melo. I was hoping to meet Lala and take a photo with her…after all, she follows me on Instagram and I follow her so if we are cyber friends then that makes us acquaintances in real life…right? 


The End…vashtie_hennessy_privilegeawards_201311Here I am looking cold.

Finally. The End.

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