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!


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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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LIFE: 24 Hours in Atlanta, Hosting For #RaurFest – Blue Flame with B.o.B. and Love & Hip Hop


Last month I went to Atlanta to hang with emerging artist, Raury. He asked me to host his very first show (which happened right after his 18th Birthday) and I was more than obliged…I was stoked! I took Elle with me, since Atlanta is where she grew up. We had an amazing time…short as it was, we were definitely over exhausted from doing the most…vashtieATL01Uber’ing to the Airport.


Fresh juice? Why yes!vashtieATL03



Elle told me that we could only play music from Atlanta and I was super down. We had lots of fun rapping and dancing in the rental.vashtieATL05



My friend Trinidad James wasn’t in town, but he told me t go to South Dekalb Mall and eat at American Deli…which is where Elle took me to anyways. I don’t know why though. They didn’t have Vegan Wings.vashtieATL07




Stopped by WISH ATL. They always got cute thangs.vashtieATL10

The hotel room that we didn’t even spend the night in. We just took a nap and were on our way!vashtieATL11

Me and the sweet Raury.vashtieATL12




I met these adorable twin babes who have a brand called LUCID FCvashtieATL15

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Bobby Ray and Vashtie May.






Runaway Trains.vashtieATL22

I will never understand Hookahs in the club. Or anywhere other than the countries they came from.vashtieATL23



I went to my first real strip club…Blue Flame. It was exciting and terrifying. B.o.B. handed me a stack of cash and taught me how to break bands. There were no cameras allowed, but I did take some grams and a sweet girl recognized me there and we took a photo together for her Instagram.



vashtieATL25I ran into Erica and Arianne from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta in the Blue Flame Parking Lot.


Me and Elle never went to bed. Just went to the strip club and got on a plane home. This is what our 9am arrival at my place looked like. #DEAD


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