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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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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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DOIN’ IT WELL: Sober Summer Sixteen

  High School Vashtie at Dunkin’ Donuts getting a Coffee Coolatta or some ish So, the truth about me is that I never drank in high school or even at art school. There was no particular reason, I was just

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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

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LIFE: Celebrating Marcelo Burlon & Tyga Exclusive Saks 5th Avenue Collection

A few days ago, my Italian Friend Marcel Burlon reached out inviting me to celebrate his latest collaboration with Tyga for Saks 5th Avenue in New York City. Well, I had to be there to celebrate and represent. The soiree

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LIFE: #FBF Attending Rihanna’s Diamond Ball 2014

I was flown out to attend Rihanna’s lovely Diamond Ball affair by my family at Puma (more to come on that soon). LA is famously not one of my favorite places, but the weather, food and friends made up for

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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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LIFE: Vashtie Gets Ready by Photographer Greg Noire (Black & White)

From time to time, budding artists reach out to either collaborate with or to shoot me. It’s sort of cool because I’ve been able to meet some incredible talents that I’m able to make cool things with. Like – Houston

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FEATURED: Get To Know theMIND & A Behind The Scenes Look At Mercury Rising

Last year I was asked to play the role of the DJ in a music video for an upcoming artist, theMIND. I didn’t really know much about him or his music, so I decided to familiarize myself with his work

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LIFE: Supreme’s Paris Store Soft Opening & Afterparty – Last Day In Paris

Okay, just saying. I cannot believe how much Supreme has not only grown, but taken over the world while continuing to dominate in an authentic way. I came to know this brand in the late 90’s, when I was still

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LIFE: My Paris Fashion Week 2016 Photo Diary

I adore Paris and I am so lucky to be able to travel there for work. And literally, anything is possible in life. If you haven’t traveled to a new continent and want to, just know – it can be

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Fashion: My Top 5 Personal Favorite Jordan Moments

Just another post to honor the GOAT, Michael Jordan. I have had many favorite moments in favorite pairs of Jordans, but here are my Top 5 Personal Moments rocking Brand Jordan. 1. 2007 – Black Cement Jordan 3’s My Black

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THROWBACK: In 2010 I became The First Girl To Design a Jordan

I can’t believe how much time is flying! It’s been 6 whole years since I became (*brushes shoulders) the first girl and maybe the first non-athlete to have her own Jordan sneaker (first posted HERE)! Since yesterday was Michael Jordan’s

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LIFE: BODY POSITIVITY AND SHOOTING NUDE WITH NARS & PAPER MAGAZINE

A couple of weeks ago I was approached last minute by NARS and PAPER Magazine to participate in a shoot that would take a new spin on the traditional beauty story surrounding NARS’ Velvet Matte foundation. Since the foundation has

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LIFE: This Trini-American Attends Her Very First Trinidad Carnival

So, as many of you know – both of my parents are born and raised in Trinidad and as the youngest of 3, I am the first American born in my family. Growing up in my hometown of Albany New

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LIFE: NYFW Men’s – My 3 Favorite Shows – Public School, Billy Reid & Rochambeau

Phewww. The work week is over and so was my part-time job of attending not only Fashion Week Shows, but MENS Fashion Week Shows. Oy vey. Next Week is Women’s New York Fashion Week and I’m already exhausted. Don’t get

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LIFE: Modeling for Calvin Klein Jeans x Opening Ceremony in Elle Magazine

  Last Spring, I got a terrible case of food poisoning. They say that you have to find the positive in every negative and although the non-stop vomiting and simultaneous pooping made my life hell for 24-hours, it definitely became a

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LIFE: This International Playboy DJ’ed For PlayBoy!

  Whoa. If you read my last post on the TOP 10 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW (or probably didn’t know) ABOUT PLAYBOY, you may have found some revolutionary facts! In general, the magazine has done some incredible things and as a

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THROWBACK: Vashtie Photographed by Suzette Lee

In 2010 , SUZETTE LEE  photographed me in my East Village apartment. From what I recall, it was a swift and fun shoot. Suzette took some of the best photographs I had ever seen of myself at that point and 6 years later, I

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LIFE: Christmas Gifting Myself New Gold Jewels

As you know, your girl loves loves loves gold. From the all gold G-Shock I designed… To the all gold Puma sneakers…if it can be dipped in gold, you best believe I’m going to do it. And as you know,

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