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Ameerah Vania Shares Her Experience As A Mentee In Nike & Virgil Abloh’s Re-Creation Centers Mentorship Program

The Re-Creation Centers mentorship program welcomes ten young creatives/designers who were chosen to participate in a 2-month program of masterclasses created by Virgil and the Nike Chicago team. They learned from different artists, all connected to Chicago. The students learned

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Va$htie & Pete Kick It On The Latest Episode Of “The Premium Pete Show”

‘The Premium Pete Show” is packed with captivating culture and the essence of optimistic growth. Premium Pete is devoted to creating comedic, momentous, and thought-provoking conversations with guests. Vashtie pulled up for the latest episode and they talked about Vashties

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Our Favorite Tommy Hilfiger Runway Moment Feat. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Naughty Boy, & More

Yesterday Vashtie had the pleasure of DJing for Tommy Hilfiger’s “Chilled Out & Turned Up #Staycation” day party. Tommy Hilfiger has always been an iconic staple in hip-hop and pop culture. The brand has been co-signed and rocked by some

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The Original Soul Vegetarian: How This Family Owned Vegan Restaurant Thrived Over 25 Years

Ever thought about becoming a vegetarian or vegan but you can’t seem to stay away from fried and greasy foods? Well, today we’re here to answer your prayers. We now introduce you to The Original Soul Vegetarian. Original Soul Vegetarian,

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VASHTIE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS FOR LOLLAPALOOZA 2019, HERE’S WHAT’S IN HER SUPREME FANNY PACK

Vashtie is bringing her New York charm to Chicago for this year’s Lollapalooza. It’s a weekend full of live music, good vibes and dancing in the sun. Fun fact, this is a first for her, as she’s never been to

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Louis Vuitton Turns Heads With Slime Green Pop-Up in LES

If you were in the Lower Eastside area within the past two weeks, you might have noticed the highlighter green shop on the corner of Rivington and Ludlow. However, if you didn’t happen to be onsite, by now you’ve probably

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#WorldMusicWednesday: Rosalía The Postmodern Flamenco Popstar

With her postmodern flamenco pop, Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía is taking over the global music scene.  In 2017 she came out with her debut album  “Los Ángeles” which she collaborated with producer, musician Raül Refree. After releasing several singles since then, last year she dropped her sophomore album “El

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#VashtieMusic: A Journey Through Jamaica In Lila Iké’s “Where I’m Coming From” Video

Jamaica’s fast rising singer, Lila Iké, just released a visual for her fourth and latest single “Where I’m Coming From”.  She’s one of the freshest new voices on the scene and the latest addition to In.Digg.Nation Collective, a record label

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CHART 2019: Copenhagen’s Premier Art & Design Fair

Copenhagen is known for its unique designs and architecture and some pretty cool art museums, but the highlight of the Nordic art scene is the CHART. CHART was founded in 2013 and is the leading art fair and event for

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#VashtieMusic: Danish Artist Emil Stabil & Gucci Mane Drop “En Sang”

“En Sang” by Danish rapper, Emil Stabil featuring American rapper Gucci Mane just dropped!  An unexpected collab, however, Emil has been a fan of Gucci Mane for several years. Check out the new release below for tropical vibes that’ll keep

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Brooklyn Based Photographer Jazzshoots Details Hip Hop Tradition With Her Photo Series ‘Grillz’

  Erykah Badu Jazzshoots POWER Grillz are a symbol of wealth and power in Hip Hop. You’ve seen them on our very own sweetheart Vashtie. They can cover the entire row of teeth, and others cover one or two teeth,

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The Versatility In Female Rappers Fashion Styles, Ranging From Left Eye To Megan Thee Stallion

FASHION IN HIP HOP We’ve seen many different styles in female rappers. Historically being a woman in Hip Hop like many other industries, you’re the underdog. A female rappers style plays a massive role in her life and how she

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Va$htie and Game Changing Ladies Design Dream Soccer Jerseys With Bleacher Report

In honor of women’s soccer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Bleacher Report has released an exclusive line of jerseys designed by 8 game changing female artists and designers.  The new FC 2019 collection features none other than

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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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The #CareFreeBlackGirl Cookout: A Brand That Focuses on Black Woman Entrepreneurship, Wellness, & The Arts

A few days ago the VDC team had the pleasure of attending the #CareFreeBlackGirl cookout at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn. The day was filled with performances, giveaways, free food, and games. If you didn’t know Care Free Black

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The Marathon Will Continue: A List Of Books That Impacted Nipsey Hussle’s Life & Way Of Thinking

On May 31st, it will be two months since his passing. Ermias Asghedom, known as Nipsey Hussle was a father, businessman, entertainer, and inspiration to many. At 19, Nipsey’s father took him and his brother Samiel on a trip to

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: The Impact Myspace Had On The Creative Space

Who remembers the Myspace days? Where we owned each other photos and got into arguments over the order of your Top 8. We spent hours and days with our profile “under construction” where we googled and youtubed coding tips and

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Anna Wintour’s Letter to Karl Lagerfeld in the April 2019 Issue of Vogue

On February 19, 2019, the fashion world received devastating news that an icon had passed away — Karl Lagerfeld.

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The Millennial Pink 6’s By Aleali May X Air Jordan

International model and stylist Aleali May has been around for a few years. She’s worked with Don C and Virgil Abloh at his RSVP store in Chicago, where the Los Angeles native attended Columbia College. Recently you may have seen

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Vashtie’s Parisian Favorites

Paris, the city of lights and love. Home to an overflow of exquisite culture, art, fashion, and above all history. This city is admired by many, and a longing destination for most. While we’re all waiting to check it off

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Barbie Celebrates Her Bad Ass 60th Anniversary

The Herstory For decades, Barbie has held a special place in every little girl’s heart. Starting in 1969 Barbie is always been a name that will be associated with influence and broken barriers. Founder, Ruth Handler, launched the first Barbie

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Supreme’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection Features Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ghost Rider, A Drum Set, & More

Supreme recently released a look book and product shots of their spring/summer 2019 collection. The collection features Ghost Rider, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, random water guns, a full Supreme decked out drum set, and more. The football jersey features  Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s

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#HappyBirthdayBobMarley: 10 Bob Marley Quotes To Live By

Today we pay tribute one of the most influential and inspirational musicians to walk this planet earth, Bob Marley. The legendary reggae star and truth teller would have been 74 years old today. When you think about peace, serenity, and

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#RakimApperciation: 5 Things You Might Not Know About The Rapper Who Is In Your Top Fives, Top 5

This week we are celebrating the born day of an emcee who made an everlasting footprint during the Golden Era of hip-hop. Rakim is known for his compound rhyming by using words that have two or more syllables in one

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Offset Walks In Off-White’s Paris Fashion Week Men’s 2019 Show

It appears that Offset was not left off of “Bad & Boujee” at this years Paris Fashion Week Men’s. This morning the Migos member made a memorable runway appearance at the Off-White show. Offset was dressed in an oversized lilac

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#HappyBirthdayDavidBowie: 7 Fun Facts About The King of Glam Rock

Today we celebrate the late David Bowie on what would have been his 72nd birthday. Bowie is known as the king of glam rock, a style of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. It

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That One Time Burberry Paired Up Jourdan Dunn & Naomi Campbell For Their Spring 2015 Collection

Who remembers when Burberry enlisted legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell and rising star Jourdan Dunn for their spring/summer 2015 colorful campaign? The iconic shoot followed Cara Delevinge and Kate Moss’s joint campaign for the My Burberry fragrance earlier that year. Both

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WCW: Christian Dior Model Helen Williams

Last night Vashtie DJ’d for Dior’s pop-up shop in the meatpacking district. The Dior brand has been a staple in the fashion industry since 1947 when Harpers Bazaar coined Christian Dior’s first collection as the “New Look”. Dior was known for

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8 Halloween Candies You Had No Idea Were Vegan

Halloween is right around the corner and there are three things on our mind: our costume, the end of our sober October challenge and all the candy we will enjoy throughout the month. If you’re like us, vegan candy is

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The Best of Yo! MTV Raps

We’re not sure how you celebrated the iconic Yo! MTV Raps’ 30 year anniversary yesterday, but we spent it binge watching our favorite clips. Let’s face it, Yo! was iconic. This was MTV’s first show to effortlessly give us the hip hop

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Teach Me How to Tiki with Vashtie | Patrón Tequila

If you had no idea that Vashtie could bartend, here you go. Watch our girl make the Tiki Bar’s classic Saturn with Patrón Tequila with Brother Cleve. Drink responsibly!

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#KicksOfTheDay: Supra’s Elevate Collab with Spencer Hamilton

While balancing yourself on a board and propelling through slow walkers and car traffic may look easy, we’re here to inform you that skateboarding isn’t easy. Trust us, we’ve tried it. Since we’re not pros, (but Vashtie is) we figured

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Nickelodeon is Reviving RugRats and We’re Excited

Saturday afternoons in the late 90’s consisted of The Rugrats. You had your bowl of  (vegan) cereal and footy pajamas and you continued to let the day pass you by while watching Tommy and friends in their baby adventures. While

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3 Misconceptions About Eating in China

When you think about traveling to China, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Walking the entire Great Wall? The sightseeing? The food? Yes, of course, we’re thinking about the food. In the States, (depending on where you

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Why Coney Island Should Be on Your To-Do List This Summer

Whether you are a native or a new New Yorker, you should already know that no summer spent in NYC is complete without a trip to good ol’ Coney Island. Also known as Luna Park or Astroland (sorry Travis Scott),

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The Wu-Tang Clan Is Working on a New Album

The members of the Wu-Tang Clan have revealed that the iconic hip-hop collective is working on a new album. The new projected will be led by Ghostface Killah, which comes to a surprise, as past projects were usually helmed by RZA in the past.

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A Review: Kanye West’s “Ye” Sheds Light on Bi-Polar Disorder, Family Woes and more

“The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the Darkest” seemed to be the bar which set the entire tone for Kanye’s newest project, Ye.  After a controversial 2 year hiatus, The new-found Super Hero has returned to rescue those of us

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A Review: A$AP Rocky’s “Testing”

🚧⚠️🚧 A post shared by PRETTY FLACKO (@asaprocky) on May 25, 2018 at 1:12pm PDT Since his emergence on the music scene in 2011, A$AP Rocky has always colored outside of the lines and pushed the limits of who and

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#FilmFridays: Deadpool 2

On a whim last Sunday my two best friends and I decided to see Deadpool 2. Was I excited to see Deadpool 2? Not really. Did I enjoy myself watching Deadpool 2? Hell yes. As someone that has seen the

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Vegan Brunchin’ 3 Delicious Recipes For Vegans

Brunching is the new clubbing. We love our waffles and mimosas on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with the homies, but one thing we do not like is the ridiculous prices. Brunches in NYC can run for about 50 dollars or

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