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#SolaceSunday Practice Mindfulness With These How-To Books

As humans there are certain mundane and routine acts that we perform so innately, we may not even think about them! We learn to walk, for example, at such a young age and continue to walk our entire lives until we

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Dear Sza, Thank You – A Letter to Women Who Make it Okay to be You

To be young, black, gifted, and woman is to understand your strength, your power, your talents, and your beauty. Somewhere in between reminding myself of these things and showcasing it to the world, I struggled to see any of that

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How to Stay Healthy During Summer BBQ Season!

It’s that time again! Summer calls for laying in the sun, enjoying warmer and longer days. The prime component of summer is usually all the social gatherings that it entails – brunches, happy hours, and the best part, barbecues! Unfortunately,

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Doin’ It Well: How to Survive Retrogrades

Let’s face it, sometimes retrogrades suck. With Mercury retrograde ending in June, it’s important for us to recoup and learn how to deal with retrograde all together.Each planet can effect you in different ways, so let’s start with the basics: Retrograde is

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5 Easy Ways to Help Meditate From The Palm Of Your Hand

Whether your needs are stress relief, you’re dealing with anxiety and depression or learning to better control your thoughts- meditation is always highly suggested as a helpful aid in relation, if not an entire solution. And it is with good

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LIFE: My Parisian Birthday Adventure – Shopping and Visiting The Moët & Chandon Caves!

So, last week I dipped real quick to Paris to celebrate my birthday in Parisian style. It was the second time I was so fortunate to do so. The first time was in 2014 (See the trip that I bogged

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Do Your Part: 10 Ways To Help Save The Bees

Bees, so tiny and minuscule in contrast to our great planet’s size, are a vital species whose duties offer us the luxury of every one out of three bites of food. Seriously, the numbers behind their performance are astonishing. They

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NEWS: Electric Circus’ ‘Me, Myself, & I’ Event Celebrates Womanhood and Unique Beauty

In closing out Women’s History Month, Electric Circus hosted an epic after work mixer titled ‘Me, Myself, and I‘– celebrating the unconventional artistry and beauty of women creatives. On Wednesday, Mar. 29, NYC’s finest and flyest invaded the Ace Hotel

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Event Recap: Vashtie Speaks On “Women Entrepreneurs In Entertainment” Panel

In honor of Women’s History Month, Vashtie joined several other influential and creative girl bosses on a panel produced to honor their achievements in the entertainment industry and celebrate women everywhere. Curated by event producer, DJ, and brand ambassador Majorr Smith, Vashtie sat alongside talented peers

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FLASHBACK: Directing Jadakiss’ “Letter To Big” Video in 2009

It was all a dream. In 2009, I had the honor of directing a video for the Notorious soundtrack. Biggie has been a huge influence on my life and work and having the chance to direct a Jadakiss video for a song about him was monumental–and

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‘Do What You Want’ Mag Makes Mental Health Relatable

At an early age we’re taught to go to the doctor when we feel sick, when we hurt ourselves, we go to the ER. Yet, for some reason, we are not instructed to look at mental health in the same

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NEWS: Vashtie, Cara Delevigne, Binx Walton & More for DKNY JEANS

Um. Like. I can’t. DKNY has been so amazing to me. They made my entire last year super glamorous, having featured me in 3 campaigns and their NYFW runway show. In total, 4 campaigns including their 2013 collaboration with Opening Ceremony.

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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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#SolaceSunday: Maximizing Your Time For Peace With A Routine

Let’s face it: Sometimes we make ourselves busier than we really are. Does procrastination sound familiar? We have the tendency to crowd our time with noise and not enough productivity. In the long run, it leads to less time for

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Join Vashtie For Puma’s Swan Pack Collection Launch At Macy’s This Weekend!

The days of athletic clothing and everyday fashion playing in two separate arenas are over. Puma, with their latest line, found a way to merge the two. In collaboration with Kylie Jenner,the brand debuted the Swan Pack Collection, in which she launched

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Celebrate the anniversary of “Brooklyn Took It” with Vashtie at Friends and Lovers

What’s a better way to party besides losing yourself in the midst of good vibes and quality music? To spare yourself the wonder, there is no better way! Come party the way you should this Friday for the ‘Brooklyn Took

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‘MILK AND HONEY’: Rupi Kaur’s Ode to the Feminine Experience

“In moments of tragedy, art is the core,” Rupi Kaur told Bust Magazine. She wasn’t lying. In fact, when you hold her debut book, Milk and Honey, in yours hands, you’ll feel the truth of words she’s drawn together spinning into

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#SOLACESUNDAY: What’s In Your Bliss Kit?

Often times, we live such busy lives that we forget about ourselves throughout the day. Sometimes this could even carry over into weeks! In order to maintain ourselves, we must be aware of our limits, set boundaries and have ways

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LIFE: DJ’ing for the Working Not Working 5 Year Anniversary Party 1.25.17

Back in 2014, Justin Gignac of the creative agency Working Not Working booked me to DJ their holiday party. I’m pretty sure I bodied it, because they had me back to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with over 1200 RSVPS!

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Life: Migos “Bad & Boujee” Women Only Dinner in NYC – Draya Michele, Saleh Marley & More!

Last night, I was delightfully invited to attend the 300 ENT and Migos (Women Only) Dinner and Party in NYC’ Meatpacking District to celebrate the highly anticipated release of their album “Culture”. I absolutely got dressed as bad and boujee

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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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Gucci Mane is Making Mental Health Matter

For some reason, mental health is often placed on the back burner, viewed more as something “crazy” people have to attend to. Sadly, it is this disturbing misrepresentation of the truth that has created a painful stigma. Recently, we’ve watched as

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Doin’ It Well: DIY Winter Body Butter

Winter wasted no time this year making it’s presence known. The harsh and chill winds are calling for us all to bundle up and most importantly, to protect our skin. Many may not know but winter is when our skin needs

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Goodbye 2016! Celebrate The New Year With These Festive Films

  With all the havoc 2016 has brought on the world, we know you’re just as excited as we are to see it go and start fresh. Whether your NYE plans consisted of an elaborate night out with the crew or

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LIFE: L’Oreal Photoshoot in Paris & Hpnotiq Texas Tour (4.11 – 4.16)

Jeez! This past week was intense. 5 flights in  5 days! I’m not even a musician and I’m not on tour! Yikes. Paris Monday to Wednesday. New York Wednesday night. Dallas Thursday. Houston Friday and back to NYC on Saturday.

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Event Recap: Va$htie Celebrates The 10 Year Anniversary of “1992”

Thursday evening,  #RedLyfeSeason led a charitable event at SOBs in conjunction with HOT97’s Hip Hop Has Heart & The Fader with proceeds going to St. Johns Bread and Life Organization. To provide the soundtrack for the night, the evening  featured

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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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Quickie Creative Halloween Looks From Vashtie

With Halloween only a few days away many of us are still without a costume. Or the holiday season is right around the corner and our frugal selves have emerged. Let’s admit it Halloween is all about the costume but

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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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Vashtie is a ‘Girl On The Move’ for Aldo & WhoWhatWear Feature

DJ, music video director and designer, Vashtie Kola’s career is an organic brew of passion projects, collaborations, and tenures that fluidly span across fashion, music, and art. Watch Vashtie take time out of her busy schedule to spend a day

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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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DOIN’ IT WELL: Vashtie’s Sober October Challenge

I’m going SOBER for the month of OCTOBER! Who wants to join me?! It’s Easy! Just look at the 3 easy steps! 1. COMMIT TO NO ALCOHOL FROM OCTOBER 1st-31st 2. FIND A HOMIE TO JOIN FOR SUPPORT 3. BODY THIS CHALLENGE!

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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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The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum in DC Breaks New Ground with Grand Opening

On September 24th, 2016, after decades of planning and development, the Smithsonian African-American Museum of History and Culture saw its grand opening in Washington, DC. In what was a star-studded event, the museum welcomed the attendance of public figures like

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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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LIFE: My Designer Haul with Louis Vuitton, Chanel & Prada in Paris

There is one part of me that knows that “designer” anything doesn’t really enrich or fulfill the soul. I know that I am whole without a single addition to my natural self. But…then there is the poor kid in me

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LIFE: Vashtie Shares Fitness Diary For Stylecaster

They call her the “modern-day Renaissance woman,” and this is exactly the case. Vashtie‘s most recent feature was published with Stylecaster, where she spoke about what health routines keep her creative juices flowing. We get the inside scoop on how Vashtie starts

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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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