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LIFE: The Story Behind My Short Film, “French New York Wave”

Before I debut my film, I have to tell you a story and share some “behind the scenes”… Me and Gigie Cosmic, shooting “French New York Wave” Paris, Oct. 2017 While I was in Paris for Fashion Week (October 2017),

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Kick Off Black History Month These 3 Easy To Watch/Listen to Videos of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni with James Baldwin!

Life is so busy! Between staying alive and warm, trying to be healthy, the hustle of work and social commitments; taking time to educating yourself on things can be a challenge. For a while now, I have found that –

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A Stop-Over in London to Play with The Knicks – Maya Jama, AlunaGeorge, John Starks & More!

As I was planning a trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week last week, I was invited by Lea Juliano of Madison Square Garden to attend a New York Knicks/Squarespace event in London. You know I am always down to

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Viktor & Rolf Give Us ‘Slogan Haute Couture’ With Their Spring 2019 Collection

While in Paris, Vashtie had the pleasure of attending a Viktor & Rolf fashion show for their spring 2019 collection. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren titled this collection Fashion Statements. Their goal was to literally say something with clothing. The

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GQ Paris Men’s Fashion Week Party at L’Avenue – Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Pusha-T and more!

Fashion Week in Paris is always a wild experience. I’m not sure if it’s the combination of champagne, jet lag and couture…but it has a real good knack for taking my antisocial qualities and turning them into “Girls Gone Wild”,

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Being Shot By Legendary Photographer (& My Old Boss) Photographer Jamil GS

It was the summer before my senior year of the School of Visual Arts and I needed a second job, something day-time that could balance my night job of cocktail waitressing. College for anyone is expensive, but private art school

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: Schimanski’s With GETLIVE! 1/5/2019

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come visit Vashtie at her job this Saturday. We know its a night shift but her and her co-workers DJ GETLIVE! and Loyal Duce will be setting the vibes for the evening at

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5 Reasons to Try #DryJanuary

Post holiday season celebrations, you may find yourself feeling in need of a detox. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been over-eating and over-drinking since Thanksgiving. But…’twas the holiday season! Now…it’s January 1st. Are you ready to dry #DryJanuary?!

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LIFE: DJ’ING For The Tommy Hilfiger 2018 Company Holiday Party

Vashtie had the honor to DJ for  Tommy Hilfiger’s intergalactic themed holiday party a couple of days ago and it was company party goals! The function was the most stellar holiday party that she has ever performed at, definitely one

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LIFE: DJ’ING For The Madison Square Boys & Girls Club In The Bronx

Vashtie had the honor of DJing for Madison Square Gardens foundation, The Garden Of Dreams in ‘The Boogie Down Bronx’. The event celebrated the major rebuild for the Madison Square Boys and Girls Columbus Clubhouse. A hockey clinic was hosted

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LIFE: DJ’ING For The New CoverGirl Flagship Store In NYC

Last week, Vashtie had an easy, breezy, and beautiful time spinning for New York’s hottest brick-and-mortar, the new CoverGirl flagship store in Times Square. The 2-story flagship was spectacular and filled with the latest and greatest technology. When you walk

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LIFE: Attending The Burberry Christmas In New York Store Event Hosted by Naomi Campbell & Matt Smith

Last week, Vashtie attended the Burberry Christmas In New York Store Cocktail Event. The Christmas party was hosted by the iconic Naomi Campbell, Matt Smith, and Valerie Morris-Campbell. The flagship store was turned into the ultimate winter wonderland, it was

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LIFE: DJ’ING For The Christian Dior Pop-Up Up Shop

Last night Vashtie had the pleasure of DJ’ing the opening of the Dior pop-up store in the Meatpacking district of New York City. The evening started off with ‘glam’ of course and all products used for her beat were Christian Dior.

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LIFE: Attending Moët & Chandon’s Collaboration Dinner for Virgil Abloh

Last night in New York City, I attended the collaboration of Virgil Abloh and Moët & Chandon at the New Museum for a gorgeous seated dinner.  The first floor was red carpet mayhem with attendees like; ASAP Ferg, Renell Medrano,

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Perry Ellis “America” Collection Revival (10.4.18)

Last night, I DJ’ed for the iconic Perry Ellis and the revival of their “America” Collection. Recently modeled by son of Snoop Dog, Cordell Broadus, the collection proves that these 90’s staples can endure the test of time. The scene

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DOIN’ IT WELL: 4 Reasons For Sober October! (This Monday October 1st)

I hate to mention this, but October is around the corner…I know, where did the year go?! Around this time, I like to detox. Especially since I usually spend the summer hydrating with rosé and sip Champagne all September long

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LIFE: VIP Tickets to the NY Rangers vs NJ Devils Game (9.24.18)

When I received the email yesterday morning from Lea Juliano and the MSG team about complimentary VIP tickets to the NY Rangers pre-season game, I jumped right on it. No, I have no idea how sports work but I love

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LIFE: Random Saturday Night Wildin’

I thought the night was going to be really chill and relaxed but in classic New York fashion – you never know where the night will take you. The evening started with dinner and rose at Lovely Day and then

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LIFE: DJ’ing The Tommy Hilfiger #TommyxLewis Afterparty – Performance by Travis Scott

Last night was a major moment for me! I was given the incredible honor of DJ’ing the Tommy Hilfiger afterparty for his collaboration with world renowned racecar driver, Lewis Hamilton. #TommyxLewis is the name and I even got to model

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[Review]: Ocean’s 8 Is A Good example of women not being ‘perfect’

When it was revealed that we were getting an Ocean’s 8 movie focused solely on women the Internet rejoiced. And as production for the movie went underway we got pictures of the women in characters our excitement went through the

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#FitnessFriday: Outdoor Activities To Try This Summer

Summer Equinox is less than two weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the good weather we’re currently experiencing while working on your fitness. With warm weather you are no longer confined to your local gym, favorite yoga

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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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#SelfcareSunday: The Many Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

For many people Apple Cider Vinegar is apart of their holy grail. Like products such as coconut oil, olive oil, coconut water, honey, and ginger there are many different ways to use apple cider vinegar. According to WebMD apple cider

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Swizz Beats is Looking to Fund an Art Show for 20 Artists

If you are in need of funding for your art, you might want to hit up Swizz Beatz. The Dean Collection (an arts organization started by the producer and his Grammy-winning singer wife, Alicia Keys) is launching the ‘Dean Collection

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Four Ways to Stay Positive During Graduation SZN

Graduation season is finally here! If you aren’t graduating, it’s pretty hard to miss the Instagram and Twitter photos of new graduates in their caps, gowns, and joyful smiles. For most of us, college wasn’t only an academic experience. In the

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Why You Should Be Adding Collagen Supplements To Your Life?

In this day and age, if your body is running low or void of something there is always a pill or treatment waiting in stand by to help you. In this case collagen pills are ready to come to your

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#MondayMotivation: At Home Productivity Practices For The Freelance Creative & The Self Employed

Working as a freelancer or being self-employed can sometimes get very complicated. It feels great to not have to clock in and out of work but it can get weird when you’re not feeling it and deadlines are quickly approaching.

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What Happened When I Used A Natural Toothpaste?

Using natural toothpaste wasn’t on the top of my list of things to do but here I was buying a tube from the Duane Reade around the corner of my job. I am usually a Crest kind of person but

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#VeganEats: Blossom Du Jour Express

  About two months ago, an old co-worker of mine told me about Blossoms. I was impressed since he wasn’t a vegan or a vegetarian but was recommending a vegan restaurant to me. After doing some research of my own

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FitnessFriday: Low Intensity Steady State Cardio

Often when it comes to working out or fitness we’ve been ingrained with the belief of “go hard or go home.” We force ourselves to push ourselves looking for ‘feeling the burn’ or the idea that the more we do

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#WellnessWednesday: Natural Deodorant

Sometime last week a coworker of mine was raving about a natural deodorant that she’d been using. She had been using a natural deodorant trying to vet out a deodorant that would be able to withstand New York’s summer. According

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LIFE: Young Vashtie (Birth to Pre-School) – Part 1 of 3

For my long-time readers, I know I’ve been talking about getting around to this for some time now. It’s so beyond long overdue, yet in perfect time…since it’s my birthday today! I had been wanting to do a post on

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5 Things To Give Vashtie At Her Dumb Late Birthday Party in June

It’s a very special day. Today, April 23rd marks another lap around the sun for our favorite girl, Vashtie Kola. She’s already started the celebration in Copenhagen and you know we’re going to have a blast for another one of

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#VeganVittles: Candle Cafe

Normally when I go out to eat I have to look at the menu for a while and decide on approximately two dishes I can actually eat, well that wasn’t the case with Candle Café. As a vegetarian dinning at

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Five Hottest Places To Travel Summer 2018

Summer is only a few months away, and while we fight against the cold weather we dream of summer vacations. Whether you travel internationally or somewhere closer to home, a warm climate is exactly what the doctor ordered. Although it

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Recap: Vashtie and Friends Rock Out at Schimanski like it’s1992

Once again, Downtown’s Sweetheart cured our nostalgic sweet tooth with another 1992 Party featuring DJ D-Nice, Jus-Ske, and Stonie Blue rocking the one’s and two’s. It’s safe to say that since these parties began in 2006; they’ve captivated all of

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#VashtieFeels: Feel Good Friday

Fridays aren’t just like any other day of the week. They symbolize the end of the work/school week and the beginning of the freakin’ weekend. Whether you’re spending quality time with family, a night out with a bottle of Hennessy

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Why Cat Lovers Love Cats And Why You Might Want To Consider LovingThem Too

If you’ve found your way to Vashtie.com, we are assuming you are a fan, lover, or supporter of Vashtie. If that is the case then you are very familiar with our dear friend/son/roommate/boo Vladimir AKA Fraidy Cat aka Lil’ Kitty

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Vashtie Approved Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines Day is around the corner and although this holiday may or may not be a big business marketing scheme, it is always a mood to celebrate love. Getting thoughtful and unique gifts can sometimes be a struggle but it’s

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LIFE: DJ’ING FOR WILHELMINA MODELS 50TH ANNIVERSARY – MATT BARNES, HERON PRESTON & MORE

Last night I DJ’ed for the super legendary modeling agency Wilhelmina Models for their 50th Anniversary! It was literally the most popping party inside and out…as the door was mobbed with industry elites and downtown VIP’s. The event took place

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