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THROWBACK: Janet Jackson – “When I Think Of You”

This video and song debuted in 1986, with a 20 year old Janet on vocals. Written and produced by the legendary duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, it became Janets (“Miss Jackson” if your nasty’s) first number one hit on

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Doin’ It Well: What are GMO’s?

This may or may not be old news to you guys, but I had to share. Everyone’s favorite “Fozzie Bear” inspired Rapper, Wacka Flocka, made headlines a while back after posting to his Instagram a Before & After Photo of

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Internet Detoxing: Why It Is Important For Your Mental Health

After a 2.5 week long Digital Detox, Boss lady Vashtie came back to us and shared why she made the conscious decision to step away. “In 2014, I had a bit of a breakdown and took my first ever vacation. I

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FIT: 4-Minute Neck & Shoulders Stretch at Your Desk

If you're reading this, you are probably at your desk which means you've probably been sitting there for a minute and could use some quick and easy yoga stretches. Watch this 4 minute video by Gaiam and get in some

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NEWS: VASHTIE IS LOOKING FOR INTERNS

Vashtie.com is currently looking for writing, videography, and photography interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion in subjects involving music, film, art, style, culture and wellness. See the positions

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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: 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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THROWBACK: Kelis – “Good Stuff” (feat. Pusha T)

Although Wikipedia says “The single failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100,” I remember Kelis’ “Good Stuff” track with Pusha T this being the jam in 1999. Not only that, but the young Harlem native was quite mesmerizing. She

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WATCH: Rae Sremmurd – “Look Alive”

If you know me, then you know that I seriously bump Rae Sremmurd all day every day. I just love the music this duo is making — instant bangers with a creative flow. Their latest track “Look Alive” speaks to me. It has

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THROWBACK: Nu Shooz – “I Can’t Wait”

What is so crazy, is when you see the video for a classic song that you’ve never seen before. Like me, seeing the video for “I Can’t Wait” by Nu Shooz. When I was a kid and I would hear

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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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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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DOIN’ IT WELL: Best Natural Deodorant That Won’t Make You Funky

I have been wearing natural deodorants of all kinds over the years, ultimately cursing the ones closest to me with funky pits. The products always start off hopeful but then end tragically before the end of the day. From Tom’s of Maine

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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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THROWBACK: A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation”

In honor of Phife Dawg’s passing today, let’s get into a ATCQ classic – “Electric Relaxation”

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NEWS: A Tribe Called Quest Member, Rapper Phife Dawg Passes Away. 5 Facts To Know

Waking up, yet again, to sad news. Being an adult can be the worst, not only from seeing what the world can be – but also at times like this, when pieces of your childhood are just obliterated by the

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Beauty: Get Ready With Me: feat. Coco (VIDEO)

My friend Coco is just super sweet and adorable! I am loving the new video she did for Glossier, where she shares her morning and getting ready routine. I’ve never been much of a glamorous girl in the sense of

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MUSIC VIDEO: KIIARA – “GOLD”

I first heard this song last year during one of my BEATS 1 Connector Shifts. Oh, you ain’t know I also do work on Apple’s incredible Radio Station? Anyways, when I heard this very interesting song by KIIARA, it took

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WORLD: 2 Explosions at Brussels Airport, 1 at Subway Station – 26 Killed

Woke up today to yet another tragic story. This time the news comes from Belgium at the Brussels airport. Since, I normally don’t report WORLD NEWS of this nature because I just don’t think its my place or that I

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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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Cinematic: 3 Essential Stanley Kubrick Films You Must See Right Now!

16 years ago today we lost one of the best  – American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer Stanley Kubrick. Many other directors have cited him as inspiration (Stanley Kubrick is regarded by film critics and historians as one of the most

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CULTURE: The Beginning of Calvin Klein Jeans & #MyCalvins

Calvin Kleins ads might be more ground breaking than his already unparalleled designs! With the debut of his latest campaign shot by Tyrone Lebon featuring one of the most dynamic casts I can think of (Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, FKA

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CULTURE: 10 Facts About Playboy – Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis & More!

America’s Men’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Magazine was founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner. 63 years after it’s birth, the famous publication that featured some very high profile nudes (among some great other things) will no longer publish images with nudity

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DOIN’ IT WELL: 6 Simple Steps To Meditation

So, some of you may be like me – you heard about things like meditation, but the thought of mental relaxation sounds EXHAUSTING! Seriously! Find alone time to sit and clear your mind? Who actually has time for that?! I’m not

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LISTEN: Future Drops His Latest Mixtape, ‘Purple Reign’

If you have been following my blog, you may have gathered a sense that I am an old person with an old soul and new music wasn’t much of any jam to me. I mean, I started my 1992 Party

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MUSIC: Vashtie’s Top 7 Christmas Tunes That Won’t Make You Puke

I’m not much of a holiday person and I’m definitely the last to hum along to a holiday tune playing in a Walgreen’s. I reason it’s because due to experiencing a childhood riddled with semi-precious moments and dotted with serious

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NEWS: Toxic Shock Radio with Vashtie & Elle Clay! LIVE NOW! Ep. 1 Feat. Angelo Baque

Some of you may remember a while back, that my best friend and I did a little Radio Show for Know Wave called #ToxicShockRadio. Our second episode was the only one uploaded and saved, but you can listen to our

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VIDEO: Joey Bada$$ – “Paper Trail$” (Official Music Video)

Peep the latest from my Cinematic Familia, Joey Bada$$ with his video for “Paper Trails”. It will have you on the edge of your seat! Don’t forget to cop the new debut album, “B4.DA.$$”, Available Everywhere!

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THROWBACK: Monica – “The First Night”

Monica was such a positive young role model for the ladies. This song discusses her stance on not giving up the boo-tay on the first night. I loved this fun video and the gap-styled wardrobe. Such good vibes.

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LIFE: Trailer of Vashtie’s Debut on Showtime’s 3AM Show This Thursday

Well, okay. When the producers for 3am contacted me to be apart of the show, I was super reluctant. But, my friends Fat Jew and Kirill were involved – so I was a bit more interested than usual. Still…despite sharing

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THROWBACK: Chris Brown – “Run It”

Okay, this isn’t entirely a “throwback” considering that Chris Brown came on the scene with this debut hit in 2005. It is undoubtedly, still the jam and when I drop this at my parties…people go crazy!

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LISTEN: Father – “Who’s Gonna Get F***** First?”

I’ve been working out my Daddy Issues, listening to Father on repeat. My newest and latest obsession is Atlanta Based and Mississippi Born, Father. You may know him from his hit “Wrist” which features ILoveMakonnen and Key! It’s a simple

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LIFE: Vashtie’s #VioletteGShock Collaboration Party at Gansevoort – Big Sean, Binx, Funk Flex, Samantha Ronson, Trapstar & More!

  Big Sean x Vashtie #VioletteGShock Party     December 17th. Last night I celebrated the debute and launch of my very special Violette x G-Shock Collaboration at the luxe Rooftop at Gansevoort in New York City. It was amazing

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Shooting a DKNY.COM Editorial by Amanda Alborano

Over the Summer I was asked to be featured in a DKNY.COOM editorial that would feature two of my friends. I called on my homies Jae Ponder and Kim Matulova for the for the 2 day shoot at Splashlight Studios.

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RIP: Aaliyah Dana Haughton

Aaliyah was an angelic creature that mesmerized everyone in her presence while she was on earth, and continues to do so in her passing. As a young tomboy, her style inspired me and so did her sweet demeanor…as I was totally not

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LIFE: DJ’ing at La Gruta Cave, Teotihuacan – 24 Hours in Mexico City (6.27.14)

Diego Oseguera and Vashtie. La Gruta, June 2014 Special thanks to Erika Mercado of Mex In The City and Diego Oseguera of  Diageo for booking me in their hometown of Mexico City! Can I just tell you, I DJ’ed in a legit cave

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