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Undefeated latest collection features Cousin Stizz

When it comes to the collaborative sneaker boutique Undefeated, they always have something up their sleeve(pun intended). This season in particular, the brand is coming full force for the winter season. Recently the brand revealed their new look-book for it’s Holiday

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jeffstaple: Telling Stories Through Pigeons

Sneaker culture is no stranger to camp outs, raffles and resells. Over the years, purchasing sneakers have become much more difficult for individuals. Consumers of sneakers were once categorized as two types of people; Ones who bought footwear for their

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6 Steps to Maintaining Natural Hair in the Winter

Maintaining the appearance and health of naturally curly hair can be a task. Knowing when to moisturize, how often, washing it enough or washing it too little, all can be less than ideal. Especially in the winter, where the weather

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Kanye West Trademarks “Yeezy Sounds” For New Streaming Service

Kanye West is never short of ideas. t’s reported that he has trademarked “Yeezy Sound” for a streaming service. This comes after the very public blow out between Ye and his former business endeavor with Jay-z, Tidal. Kanye asked for

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#KicksOfTheDay: Chuck Taylor All Star Get a Badass Makeover

Converse is shaping up its Holiday 2017 collection to be an edgy one. The Chuck Taylor All Star is given a “Velvet with Studs” and “Fur” makeover. Both packs are yin and yang to each other with the studded iteration available in

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Kelela’s Hair Leaves No Room For Mystery in Blue Light Video

The Aquamarine background in Alternative R&B singer Kelela’s visual for Blue Light is easy on the eyes. Her yellow zip dress is perfect for the occasion for a “casual” night out with her hair as it undresses her while she pours

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#KicksOfTheDay: 5 “Ugly” Sneakers Worth The Buy

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the “ugly sneaker” trend. It’s the current obsession with bulky soles, sometimes a sock-like upper. The origin of these sneakers date back to the 80s/90s dad, your favorite lunch lady, or the

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Albums/Projects You To Need To Hear This Fall

When it comes to fall, we have two things we can always look forward to: layering up and wearing Timbs and getting exposed to new music. If you haven’t been paying attention, this past month until now has been project

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N.E.R.D. x Adidas take over Complex Con

  As of lately, the comeback of  N.E.R.D has been hard not to notice. Not only did they appear at Complex Con over the weekend, but they also performed their single with Rihanna that dropped  last week entitled “Lemon” that

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October’s Adult Swim Singles include Bosco, Abra, Moor Mother and more

This year, Adult Swim has released their annual singles playlist song by song. They took the different route to release a new song every week. As Adult Swim continues to release new hits every week, we will continue to share

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RECAP: ComplexCon’s Fresh Faces

Complex Media is where pop culture pops. The coveted magazine, website, and social hub is known for satire filled hip hop pieces, the quickest cop spots on your favorite hype beast sneakers and one of the best places to find

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Aleali May makes history and holds her Satin Shadow Air Jordan 1 Release Pop Up at Undefeated

Not too long ago, we made our WCW, model, stylist, and designer Aleali May. Not only did we adore her for her tomboy inspired looks and street-wear style and grace,  but we also fell head over heels for the Jordan

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#FitnessFriday: Boxing as Therapy

We all have stresses in our lives, and we’re all looking to take them out in a healthy way. I might be the president of “let’s find a healthy stress outlet via exercise” club. Sometimes a heart-pounding run through the park

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REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Is A Safe Space For All

“There’s so many different kinds of people here,” my friend said. It’s the first thing you notice when you walk onto the grounds of LA Colosseum for Camp Flog Gnaw. The carnival is the brain child of Tyler, the Creator.

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Vashtie x Morgan Lane – Vlad Inspired Sleeping Mask

Whether you’re looking for 20 minutes of meditation, a full nights rest or a cat nap, the easiest way to fall asleep is with pure isolation. Our Downtown Sweetheart teamed up with Morgan Lane for a limited edition sleep mask

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Majid Jordan Talks Complexity of Love in Sophomore Album The Space Between

The long awaited release of Majid Jordan’s The Space Between filled all the check boxes you expected. Did Majid provide soft cooing lullabies? Yes. Did Jordan mix 90s synth and groove R&B bumps into their own authentic style of new

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5 Vegan Halloween Treat Recipes That Are So Delicious, It’s Scary

Aside from spooky décor and creative costumes, Halloween revolves around sweets. Lots of them. But when your diet does not include animal products, making vegan Halloween treats is probably on your list of things to do this fall. This type of activity is

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5 Women That Slayed Their Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival Performance

The music industry can be an intensely male-dominated space. Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw carnival made sure that wasn’t the case. Although we’re only talking about five of them, the festival lineup was at least 20 percent women, whose

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The Pink Ribbon Turns 25: The Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Campaign

Breast cancer is more common than some of us think – according to statistics, around one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes. The Estée Lauder Companies honors the 25th Anniversary of

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9 Halloween Makeup Looks That’ll Leave Everyone Shook

Featured image above by MadeYewLook  If you’re reading this for ideas on a look for tomorrow tonight you’re just like us (a procrastinator) but have no fear, we work well under pressure. We’ve surfed the web for the best DIY

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Prada Unveils New Futuristic Cloudbust Sneaker

Sneakers are getting a whole new look thanks to Prada‘s new Cloudbust’s Mesh Trainer – part girl-next-door and part 2030 moods – inflected with a retro and futuristic vibe. It initially debuted in Resort 2018 show and the low-top is built with

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3 Tips For Planning a Proper Stay-cation in NYC

Vacationing is necessary when trying to keep a work-life balance. Some treat vacations as a reward for all their hard work, while others treat it as a point of rest and rejuvenation. No matter the reason, planning a vacation is

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Fitness Friday : Pass on the Gym & Join a Class

The gym is not for everyone. There’s the intimidation factor, the time it takes to get there, the real life fact that you may not even know what your doing. But that doesn’t mean you have to pass on stepping

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HIP HOP HORROR-AY: ESSENTIAL SONGS FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST

Halloween is right around the corner and we all the know the hassle that comes with creating the perfect costume. So sit back and relax to this playlist that’s sure to get any party started. Whether confronting their demons or

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5 Must See Halloween Movies

As October comes to an end, one of the spookiest holidays comes along. Halloween, also known as the eve of All Saints’ Day, (or Vashtie’s favorite holiday) is traditionally a day for kids to dress up and head out on

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#AllGoldEverything: Why You Should Be Wearing Gold.

Anyone who knows Vashtie knows that she loves her Gold. Vashtie Kola is synonymous to gold. It is as if she has the mineral pumping in her veins. Well..maybe not that extreme, but you know what I mean. Back in

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Distortedd

As of lately, it’s hard not to notice the art work that resurfaces on our timelines via Instagram and Twitter let alone a woman that slays everyday. When it comes to today’s Woman Crush Wednesday certain artist in particular,  you

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Kieran Meadows Celebrates Cuffing Season With “Summer Leaves Change To Fall” Mix

The leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting colder and all of your old boos are hitting you up. By now, you should already know what time it is: Cuffing Season. While at VashtieDotCom, we cuff for a reason,

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FKA twigs continues to innovate with Instagram magazine

FKA Twigs is an artistically diverse creative and a powerhouse of a performer. The English singer, songwriter, director, and dancer was first widely recognized when she released her projects  EP1 and EP2 in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Her debut studio

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Dylan the Gypsy Turned Her DJing Passion into A Full Time Career

The role of the Dj is one that was once highly regarded, then took a back seat to the Emcee, but it now living in its proper glory. It’s more than just playing radio hits or music to turn up

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Brandless tackles “Brand Tax” in the Grocery Industry

Living a healthier lifestyle often becomes another expensive habit that sways people away from buying organic, non gmo food. Brandless, an online grocery store, found a way to make food more affordable by taking away “the brand” from products that

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Levi Maestro: Maestro (Still) Knows

Levi Maestro is an individual who entered my world through a series of episodes called, “Maestro Knows.” Way before there were “vloggers” and a culture of documenting your daily life with a camera, there was Maestro Knows. Each episode allowed

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In Honor of Chuck Berry’s Birthday Viollete Releases a Themed Hoodie

Early this year, Vashtie took a digital detox and spent her time working on creative projects, resting and listening to music. After listening to the Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Albums of All Time, she rediscovered Chuck Berry, who is now

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The Truth About Friday The 13th

As a child, you were probably told about the myth of Friday the 13th. You were told that its the unluckiest day of the year causing havoc on your daily life to only return to normal on the 14th. You’re

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Rapper Princess Nokia To Racist: “The Soup Is On YOU!”

“I be damned if I let some drunk bigot call a group of young teenage boys racist names and allow him to get away with it”. A tweet from NYC rapper Princess Nokia after a video of herself went viral.

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Here’s How Your Favorite Artists Are Using Their platform for Hurricane Disaster Relief

It seems like natural disasters have taken a real toll on our country as of lately and more importantly have impacted many different people in devastating ways .With Hurricane Harvey impacting  Texas, Irma destroying Florida, and Maria affecting many people

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A$AP Ferg delivers the visual for ‘”Plain Jane”

Back i n August, A$AP  Mob member  A$AP Ferg not only contributed to Cozy Tapes Vol.2 but he also released his second mix-tape entitled Still Striving. Amongst the mix-tape, there were many singles that caught our attention like Nasty, Mad Man, East Coast

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Meet Farris, the graphic designer changing the Industry

For musicians, the music isn’t the only thing important to the art when it comes to the composition of an album. The backstory and inspiration all come together to create the full package. Because of this it is important that

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#WCW : These are the Nail Artists you Need to Know

I can be pretty formulaic in how I wear my hair and because I’m always pressed for time, I somehow end up wearing the same jeans, tee, and sneaker combination. But ever since high school when it was mandatory that

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Power Suit 101 – How To Own The 80s Trend

“Power dressing” was a term used to identify the emergence of business suits for women in the late 1970s/early 1980s, but it tells a more interesting story than just larger-than-life shoulder pads and bold colors. Women were entering the work

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