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Featured: Quickie With Quiana Parks

T H E S H O R T… Name: Quiana Parks Nickname: Qui Astrological Sign: March 20th, Pisces Born & Raised: Patterson, NJ Currently Residing: New York The Last Song You Played?  Passionfruit, Drake Lyrics That Changed Your Life?  “All Falls Down,” Kanye Hidden Talents? I’m

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Featured: Quickie with Vashtie Kola

T H E S H O R T… Name: VASHTIE Nickname: VASH, VEE, VA$H MONEY, VASHTIE SPYMANTI, KING VASHTIE, KOLA Astrological Sign: APRIL 23rd —–>  Taurus Born & Raised: Albany, New York via my Trinidadian parents. Currently Residing: Manhattan – East Village NYC! The Last

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Dyson Supersonic to the Rescue: Vashtie’s Morning Routine Featured by Coveteur

Vashtie Kola is busy. Between DJ gigs, directing, designing, globetrotting (while at her place, we helped plot her upcoming pilgrimage to the Louis Vuitton store in Paris during Fashion Week), we think it’s fair to say that she has approximately

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NEWS: Vashtie is Looking for Graphic Design Interns

Vashtie is currently looking for graphic design interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion for graphic design. See the positions below: Graphic Design Intern: Experienced graphic design intern with strong

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BEAUTY: The Innate Life Scalp Treatment & Rose Hair Elixir

As some of you know, at the age of twelve, I became all about vegan eating, wellness and all things natural. My journey has been an interesting one, filled with lots of discoveries. I’m really fortunate to be able to share any

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Vashtie Teams Up With Bally To Style Their Staple Suzy Bag

Bally, the powerhouse high fashion company founded by Carl Franz Bally and his brother Fritz in 1851, has been a constant force in style, design and branding. This being said, it should come as no surprise that their latest creation,

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5 Easy Stretches to Get Your Body Primed For the Day

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, PopSugar Fitness wants you take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and release tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.

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Vashtie Creates the Perfect Cardio Playlist for SELF Magazine

The life of a disc jockey is not conducive to your typical healthy lifestyle. Spending hours in the club means a sporadic sleep schedule, and traveling two to three times per month can make it tough to maintain a steady

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Why Complex’s ‘Hot Ones’ Web Series is One of the Greatest Things on the Internet

If you’re a Complex head like most of us, you probably enjoy a range of channels like Complex Hustle—for tips on being knowledgeable to the game of business–  to Complex Sneaker Shopping—to checkout the best sneaker boutiques–and Complex First We Feast’s, Hot Ones, for the raw,

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One Year Later: VICELAND Has The Best Shows Ever

Just one year ago, a new channel created to target millennials popped up on cable television called VICELAND. This Spike Jonez, Vice Media and A+E Network joint venture resulted in an eclectic medium which offers what television has been missing

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Waist Beads: The Gateway to a Wombman’s Throne

Wombmen in Africa have been known to wear these adornments as far back as Ancient Egypt, for more reasons than one. According to history, the Egyptian wombman wore waist beads as a symbolism of status and in Ghana; babies are

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#VASHTIEVITALS: Watch Vashtie Get a Colonic Treatment

Warning: This Vashtie TV episode might be highly anticipated and simultaneously highly unanticipated. This latest episode explores the world of Gravity Hydro-Colon Therapy, a procedure I started about five years ago. In the beginning, I went maybe a couple times

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Watch ‘This Machine Kills Racism’ Mixtape Visuals by Vashtie

Back in July 2016, I made a mixtape titled “This Machine Kills Racism”. At the time, I was overwhelmed with all that was happening and had been happening in the world, specifically in my beloved homeland of America. I think

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Vashtie & HypeBae Do Hip-Hop Yoga With Studio Y7

Vashtie teamed up with HYPEBAE for a sit down with Sarah Larson Levey, owner of  hip- hop yoga studio Y7. Sarah first opened the space alongside her husband back in 2013, and it’s been expanding ever since, both in locations

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SHOP: Limited-Edition Vashtie Bootleg Tee Available for Pre-Sale

In honor of #CyberMonday, last night boss lady Vashtie surprised fans with a special Violette New York collaboration with J.P. Pascual titled the Downtown’s Sweetheart Bootleg tee. The shirt went on sale at midnight and was completely sold out 30-minutes later. Vashtie took

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FEATURED: Quickie With Young M.A

T H E S H O R T… Name: Young M.A. Nickname: M.A. Astrological Sign: Aries Born & Raised: Brooklyn Currently Residing: Brooklyn Five Favorite Things… 1. Music 2. Sneakers 3. Henny 4. Money 5. Traveling Top 3 Favorite Albums or Songs: 1. 50 Cent

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Longing In Long Beach With Greg Noire

I met Houston’s Greg Noire while DJ’ing in Texas last year where he also shot some classic images of me in my hotel room. Since then we were also able to grab iconic shots in NYC and now during a

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Happy Halloween From VASHTIE.COM

In true Halloween spirit our downtown sweetheart donned three costumes mustered up from her imagination. Her interpretations of Joan of Arc and Lizzie Borden are fun and done only the way Vashite could do it.  Tonight be safe and have

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That Time I Wrote, Directed and Starred in an Art Film to “Hotline Bling” Featuring Johnny Stevens (of Highly Suspect), ASAP Bari, Luka Sabbat & More

Note: This post was originally posted October 6th, 2015 Still from the #UOGLB Art Film. 2015 Me and this girl are very different… Yet… Me and this girl are very much the same. I wrote this story about “Lolita” in

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Open Letter to Our Beloved Scott Mescudi

We’ve come a long way since our downtown New York City years. You worked at the Bape store and I was just starting my brand Violette while doing the parties at Santos with Q-Tip. It seems like just yesterday we

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Vashtie’s Girls Get Together with Moët Nectar Rosé at Jacks Wife Freda

I haven’t done a random and useless “Life” post in forever. For those of you who are new to Vashtie.Com, you might not be familiar with this portion of my site. When I launched this little platform of mine in

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Vashtie’s Morning G.L.O. Recipe

Welcome back for another DOIN’ IT WELL WEDNESDAY edition, where me and the Vashtie.Com Team share Wellness Tips! For today, I thought I’d share my famous morning routine that I have featured on my Snapchat (@ VashtieKola) since it gets a lot

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SHOP: Violette New York’s ‘Jump & Wave’ Bandana is J’ouvert Ready

Just in time for the weekend, Violette New York celebrates the countries of the Caribbean with a special limited edition of the “Jump & Wave” bandana. Vashtie shares her inspiration for the drop: “As the daughter of Trinidadian parents, I am proud

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CULTURE: Watch Vashtie’s Fire Ass Dancehall DJ Set for Boiler Room

Check out Vashtie‘s fire blazin’ debut DJ set for Boiler Room’s Ray-Ban Face Critics event, full of classic dancehall tunes from the 90s and 00s. You’re sure to hear favorites from Sister Nancy, Beenie Man, Chaka Demus & Pliers, mixed with

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CULTURE: Five Things We Love About Frank Ocean’s New Releases

We all have been waiting four years for Frank Ocean‘s highly-anticipated second studio album, but we’re not surprised that the hysteria surrounding the project didn’t affect the final product and rollout of his digital and visual albums. In fact, it just makes

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LIFE: Vashtie Has ‘No Filter’ For Playboy Feature

Vashtie is featured in the September issue of Playboy, on sale today. “I grew up a tomboy in New York. I also grew up pretty poor. I couldn’t afford name brands, so I’d go to the Salvation Army, buy something

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CULTURE: Vashtie’s “This Machine Kills Racism” Mixtape

Shocked. Disillusioned. Heartbroken. Angry. Disgusted. I’ve been feeling this way for a while now, but, the incidents that surfaced in the past week have had me feeling these emotions (and more) to the maximum. Yet, I can’t decide which is worse. The disturbing

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FEATURED: Quickie with The Bodega Boys

T H E S H O R T… Name: Desus Nice Nickname: Yung Chipotle aka Pockets Stay Fat Like Terrio aka Kristaps Porslingdick aka Desus Fuego aka Boutros Boutros Gully aka Solbadan Mightknowyabitch aka Eli Lit B aka Yung Day Party

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STREAM: Vashtie’s New Bangers Spotify Playlist

Summer is finally here and Vashite has you covered with a playlist full of essential vibes for the season. Stream Vashtie’s Spotfiy playlist below full of her current favorite bangers featuring hits from Drake, Future, Chance the Rapper and more:

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LIFE: Happy Birthday Kendrick Lamar! Directing “A.D.H.D.” Music Video

In honor of Kendrick Lamar‘s 29th Birthday, here’s a flashback post of when I directed this Gemini man’s music video for Section.80-featured favorite, “A.D.H.D”. It was blazing hot summer — July 23rd of 2011 to be exact — when two days of

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SHOP: Violette New York “White Coach Jacket”

Violette New York drops the “White Coach Jacket”. Designed with “Enjoy The Little Things In Life” atop a violet flower in hand on the back, the lightweight jacket is perfect for summer nights. The fit runs big so we recommend

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LIFE: Houston’s Greg Noire Shoots Vashtie in Unexpected NYC Rainstorm (PHOTOS)

I met Greg Noire during my Hpnotiq Tour while having a DJ Show in Houston. He hit me on Instagram and I loved his work, so he came through to the telly and took quick and AMAZING photos of me…SEE

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FEATURED: Happy Birthday Kanye! Directing “Us Placers” Music Video by CRS in 2007

OMG. I cannot believe how time is flying. It’s obscene, actually. 9 years!!! Anyways. Before I do a full introductory post for all the newbies to Vashtie.Com that explains the birth of my digital baby and who I am, I

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LIFE: “3AM” Docuseries on Showtime

At the end of 2014 and into the beginning of 2015, I was filmed to be a feature on a Showtime Docu-Series called “3am” about New York City Nightlife. When they told me that my homies Fat Jew and Kirill

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SHOP: Violette Bisous Button Up

Today my brand Violette presents a limited edition unisex “Bisous” button up, featuring red lips embroidered on the neck. The name, pronounced “bee-zoo”, is the French word for kiss! Check out the lookbook, shot by Amanda Alborano, features myself and musician Mozartrick,

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FEATURED: Vashtie’s Five Essential Tracks For Memorial Day Weekend

The weather in New York City is now full of sun and comfortable warmth, making it a breeze to enjoy this Memorial Weekend to the fullest. While we all are sure to resort to the usual classic throwbacks and caribbean

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Featured: Quickie with Gogy

T H E   S H O R T… Name: Rodrigo Santiago Esparza 😳 Nickname: Gogy (pronounced Joe-Jee) Astrological Sign: Scorpio Born & Raised: Worcester, Massachusetts!!!!! My parents are from Ecuador Currently Residing: Chinatown, NY Five Favorite Things… 1. Making the

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FASHION: Violette New York Launches New Capsule

My brand Violette New York has had some exciting collaborations in the past from Puma, Bowery Bob, & more. Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of a mini-capsule which is the perfect way to bring in the Summer. Short and

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BEAUTY: Vashtie Discusses Holistic Beauty & Wellness for The Coveteur

VASHTIE ON VEGANISM, MEDITATING LIKE OPRAH & HATING WORKOUTS SHE GREW UP ON CHEETOS AND CHERRY COKE. IF SHE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO. BY: Meagan Wilson (Full Interview via TheCoveteur.Com) Hands down the most addictive part of Snapchat?

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Try This Quick & Easy “Spring Glow Smoothie”

  It’s important to kick-start your week by eating healthy on Monday. Carla Oates of The Beauty Chef brings us a fabulous DIY recipe that’s speedy enough that you won’t be late to the gym or work. The “Spring Glow

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