LIFE: Designing for I Am Other – Launch Party at Uniqlo NYC – Andre Leon Talley, Nigo, Sean Risely, Kristoff Murphy & More (4.28.14)

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So, I designed some graphics for I AM OTHER and now they are everywhere! First of all, I was honored to even be asked – but since I am of an “Other” nature it made sense. After my last trip to Paris (April) there was a launch party at Uniqlo NYC Uptown. I stopped by for a minute to hang…

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vashtie_IAO_4201401Sean Risely & Vashtie

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T-shirt and hat designed by me
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T-shirt designed by me
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Interview by Shaina for The Source 
vashtie_IAO_4201412Checking out my designs…

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Below are the shirts that I designed for the collection, but you can buy that and more here at UNIQLO.COM

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NEWS: #BellesandWhistles / Whistles x Garance Doré feat. Vashtie Debuts at Style.Com (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

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WHISTLES

whistles teams up with Garance Doré for #bellesandwhistles

Whistles, the British contemporary fashion brand, has teamed up with Garance Doré to direct
a short digital video titled #bellesandwhistles. The video—which kicks off the brand’s further expansion into the US and French markets—features an inspiring cast of women living in the US, UK and France that embody the qualities of a Whistles muse—modern, sharp and stylish women who are carving their own path.

Both the title #bellesandwhistles, and the cast, represent the brand’s British roots mingling with American and French influences. The featured women include Yasmin Sewell, a London-based fashion consultant, Elle Strauss, the Fashion Director of Shopbop and Brit living in New York, Vashtie Kola, an American artist and DJ, Jeanann Williams, an American stylist, French actress Rebecca Dayan, and French DJ and creative consultant Cecile Togni.

“I am delighted that we are working with Garance Doré on a digital first for Whistles. We see a great synergy between the aesthetic of both Whistles and Garance, which has been brought to life in the #bellesandwhistles film. To have such inspiring women working on and in the film is representative of the brand’s DNA, it’s like working with friends who understand you.”

Jane Shepherdson, Chief Executive, Whistles

The video will air on the Garance Doré website on May 19th and shorter versions will be posted to Instagram using #bellesandwhistles. Consumers will also have the opportunity to submit their own “whistling” video to Instagram for a chance to win a luxury shopping spree at Whistles. Whistles, which already ships to both the US and France through whistles.com, recently announced the opening of their first brick-and-mortar presence in the US, with a concession

at the Bloomingdale’s 59th St. flagship in New York. In addition to an already established concession at Le Printemps, the brand lands in Le BHV Marais this month and will roll out a French language website this summer.

The brand is known for seasonal must-have pieces as well as staple items in luxe fabrics such as shearling, cashmere and leather and will debut a men’s collection for autumn/winter 2014. The product offering at Bloomingdale’s and BHV Marais will include a hand selected edit of Limited Edition pieces from Whistles’ London Fashion Week collection.

Film Credits

Creative Direction by Garance Doré. Styled by Meredith Melling and Valerie Boster of La Marque. Hair by Adam Markarian at Bryan Bantry. Make-up by Tatyana Makarov at WSM. Behind the scenes photography by Samantha Goh.

Shopping Credits

Jeanann Williams wears the Louise Vest Top in Coral, Stretch Leather Pants in Black (shop similar), and the Lena Slip On Trainers in Pale Blue. Elle Strauss wears the Split Hem Tee in White and Layla Culottes in Black. Cecile Togni wears the Split Hem Tee in White, the Ivy Stripe Midi Skirt in Blue Multi and the Fee Block Heel Mules in Grey. Rebecca Dayan wears the Lulu All in One Jumpsuit in Black and the Bonnie Block Heel in Nude. Yasmin Sewell wears the Ocelot Print Dress in Grey Multi and the Bonnie Block Heel in Nude. Vashtie Kola wears the Morgana Midi Dress in Pale Pink and the Daria Lace Up Trainers in White.

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LIFE: Behind The Scenes – Shooting with Garance Doré & Whistles UK (5.5.14)

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After a long weekend of traveling and DJ’ing in Vancouver and Los Angeles, it was an early Monday shoot with fashion phenom Garance Doré and Whistles UK. I was featured among a handful of incredible other women…

Yasmin Sewell, a London-based fashion consultant, Elle Strauss, the Fashion Director of Shopbop and Brit living in New York, Vashtie Kola, an American artist and DJ, Jeanann Williams, an American stylist, French actress Rebecca Dayan, and French DJ and creative consultant Cecile Togni

It was a fun and easy shoot. All I had to do was whistle, dance and jump around on camera…you know, all the things this camera shy and introvert loves to do. Regardless, I did my best…I may be introverted, but I hate nothing more than to waste other peoples time and playing shy would have ultimately wasted my time too. So, I did what I had to to and enjoyed it in the end!vashtie_garancedore_whistles_4201401 vashtie_garancedore_whistles_4201402 vashtie_garancedore_whistles_4201403 vashtie_garancedore_whistles_4201404Garance teaching me a thing or two…

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vashtie_garancedore_whistles_4201407 vashtie_garancedore_whistles_4201408I totally sweat my natural deodorant out, it was so not cute.

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debuted today on STYLE.COM

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LIFE: Weekend DJ’ing in Vancouver for Republic & LA for Broccoli Fest – Steve Nash, DJ Jay Swing & More! (5.2.14)

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May 2nd & 3rd I did double duty. A Friday gig DJ’ing at Republic in Vancouver and then Saturday day DJ’ing in LA. Then it was back to NYC Sunday night for a Monday morning shoot with French Fashion Blogger Garance Doré and UK Brand Whistles. More to come on that today!

As soon as I landed in Vancouver I worked on my set and took a nap. Then it was dinner with the promoter/DJ and my friends, Jay Swing and his boo Bre Wallace (with their adorable little one).

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vashtie_vancouver_LA_4201404Got interviewed with The Screen Girls who were super sweet and lovely. Peep the interview here:

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vashtie_vancouver_LA_4201410This DJ booth is so sick. It literally is like a hovering stage on the wall. Amazing.

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Later on, we landed in Los Angeles and ad to pick up a Hertz rental which was so surreal. You basically video chat with a representative. So next.
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I plugged my phone into the rental for some tunes and this song popped up. I was like, “whoa, am I still in Paris and what station is playing this song?” Then I realized it was my phone because I own this song. So bizarre.vashtie_vancouver_LA_4201422You know I stopped at Cafe Gratitude for some food. It’s my favorite place in LA to eat.

vashtie_vancouver_LA_4201423My dear friend Karl sent some lovely things. We sipped on it Sunday morning while my friend Casper took some great quick portraits of me.

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THROWBACK: “Sock It 2 Me” By Missy Elliot & Da Brat

Some Facts About MISSY ELLIOT:

- Missy Elliot is a rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer.

- Missy Elliot and her childhood friend, Timbaland, first found success through songwriting and producing projects  with Aaliyah, Total, SWV, and 702.

- In the early 1990′s, Elliot formed an R&B Group called Fayze with friends La’Shawn Shellman, Chonita Coleman, and Radiah Scott.

- She is the only female rapper to have six albums certified “Platinum” by the Recording Industry Association of America.

 

 

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