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Recap: Bebe’s Flagship Store Opening Party

Last night, Downtown’s Sweetheart rocked the 1’s and 2’s for Bebe’s Grand Opening Party in their new Flagship store on 34th Street. The captivating sounds of the greats ranging from the Notorious B.I.G to Level 42 could be heard from

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DIY Braids: Revisit Vashtie’s Jumbo Box Braids tutorial

This season, it’s all about protective styles. Whether you’re rocking the lemonade braids for Spring Break, medium braids to class, or cornrows straight to the back, braids are the go-to for protective styles. The best thing about braids is that

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What It means to be “Unstoppable” with #FordxRevolt

Vashtie took a ride in a brand new Ford Expedition with Revolt Host Krystal Vega and chatted about her journey and what it really means to be an unstoppable woman.

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#ParisFashionWeek – A Tourist Guide To Paris Fashion Week

When we think of the city of Paris, we think of the tourist attractions, fashion, food, and the Eiffel tower. It is even more fascinating when Paris Fashion week comes along twice a year. Celebrities and fashion influencers travel half

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Violette Releases Two New Tees for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day has officially been dubbed as Vashtie’s second favorite holiday and the best way to celebrate is with our new Valentine’s Day playlist, an item from her picks of gifts, and one of these new tee releases from Violette.

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RECAP: Akoo Clothing X Patrick Ewing Pre-Launch Event

This past Friday, Vashtie DJ’d the release of the highly anticipated 10th anniversary Akoo X Ewing Collection. The event took place in The Garment District at Akoo’s showroom in NYC. The room was buzzing with tunes by DJ Ernez X

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LIFE: Vashtie DJ’s YouTube’s “Bringing The Boom Bap Back To New York” Alongside GrandMaster Flash

  January 26th, 2018. About a week prior to the event, I got a call from Lyor Cohen (the man, the legend – himself) telling me that he wanted me to DJ his party and that our mutual friend Q-Tip

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#HappyBirthdayCudi: 10 Memorable Moments During Kid Cudi’s Career

When we think of Kid Cudi and his 10 years in the game, a lot of memorable moments comes to mind. Some may be funny and hilarious, while others doesn’t show him in the best light. But whether you love

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LIFE: Vashtie’s First Trip to Denmark

As many of you know, I have traveled quite a bit for work and to many lovely places like Paris/France, London/England, Johannesburg/South Africa, Abu Dhabi/Dubai, etc. I am very appreciative of this perk of my job, but it’s also quite

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Happy 72nd Birthday to Dolly Parton! Peep How Her “9 to 5” Music Video Recently Inspired Vogue

Miss Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton

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Vashtie’s Mixtape #ONE16GOAT” Honors Sade, Kate Moss, Aaliyah and FKA Twigs Birthday

Another one… Yes folks. Another mixtape by yours truly. These things take a lot of time and work, but I always feel so accomplished after finishing and letting them out into the digital universe. This newest mixtape celebrates January 16th;

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#SelfCareSunday: Stepping Away From Social Media To Detox

As we finish the second week of 2018, our goals are still in the forefront of our minds. We’ve mapped out ways to conquer these goals, but social media continues to be a distraction of choice.  The average person spends

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FITNESS: Vashtie’s Favorite At-Home Workout When It’s Too Cold For The Gym

For a lot of you who have been apart of my journey, you know that I reluctantly adopted exercise as apart of my daily routine a few years ago. I jokingly refer to cardio as “oppressive cardio” because sweating and

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The North Face Kept us Cozy and Stylish at Vashtie’s 1992 Party

Video by: @no_crdntls x @aklo91 If you’re native to New York, you know that Winter is brutal. There’s no amount of layering you can do to prepare you for the brisk weather and if you’re on the way to Vashtie’s 1992

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Recap: VA$HTIE AND FRIENDS BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS–1992 STYLE

Video by Dabian Canales If you were not partying with VA$HTIE and her friends on Thursday for her 1992 Holiday Party, you missed out. No, seriously, pack it up. You’re cancelled. Our favorite “Downtown Sweetheart” brought the house down, with

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LIFE: DJ’ING ASICS 5TH AVE FLAGSHIP STORE OPENING (12.13.17)

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to DJ for ASICS 5th Avenue Flagship Store Opening. The evening was made intimate with an introduction by Gene McCarthy, President & CEO of ASICS America, an honorary Japanese Sake Ceremony and a

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LIFE: VASHTIE’S 10 DAYS IN PARIS FOR PFW17 (BRASSERIE LIPP, DIPLO, NINA RICCI & MORE)

I am so appreciative that I am able to travel to Paris at least 2 times a year for work…and for Fashion Week at that! I’ve made such amazing friends internationally, that it’s always like a fun friend reunion when

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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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Doin’ It Well: Finding And Building Your Inner Chi

I know what you are probably thinking. What is a Chi (Qi), and how do I find it? Well, according to the Merriam-Webster definition, your Chi is a; “vital energy that is held to animate the body internally.” In layman

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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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RECAP: Vashtie and Friends bring “Throwback Thursday” to Life at 1992 Party

  Video by: canalesvisuals.com On Thursdays, we throw it back and on this past Thursday, we had to throw it all the way back with a 1992 Party at The VNYL with your favorite hip hop and R&B records from the

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Women Unmasked: Disc Jockey’s

The Disc Jockey is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects in the music industry. They run the show, keep the crowd hype, and ultimately are the commanders of the ship. Back when Hip Hop was just emerging, DJ’s were

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Why You Should Add Breakfast Salads To Your Daily Meal Plan

They say a balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether it’s hot cereal, cold cereal or even a quick granola bar out the door, skipping out on breakfast can have us feeling sluggish, tired and even moody.

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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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Lil Uzi Vert Celebrates his 23rd Birthday At Jue Lan Club with Vashtie’s Moët Bottle In Hand

Celebrating your birthday can go either one of two ways: You’re excited to gain another year of wisdom and can match your age in shots or you feel like just gaining age. Luckily for the 23-year-old artist Lil Uzi Vert,

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Super Cat

  First of all, his dapper style and West Indian accent murdered it! In hindsight, he kind of looked like one of my uncles (with that “IND-YAN” mix) and attracted/scared me like every old school West Indian man does. He

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Recap: Vashtie Brings Back her Classic 1992 Party

Video by: @le.Minor On Thursday, our favorite “downtown sweetheart” reminded us all why there is nothing better than gyrating and “throwing it back” to some good ole’ classics! Hosted by Gitoo and joined by a roster of eclectic djs like

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8 Natural Deodorants

    There are endless reasons to buy natural deodorant but the most commonly discussed is that they don’t include aluminum. Aluminum which is found in most antiperspirants inhibits the natural and healthy function we call sweating. There are many

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PLAYLIST: New York Heat

  Every Friday, the VashtieDotCom team wants to send you into the weekend in a great mood. We know your work week can be long and the weekend ahead seems short, but no worries, we have your back with great

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Cinematic: All The Ways Director Chris Cunningham Left Me Drooling

Still shot from Aphex Twin’s Music Video, “Windowlicker” Directed by Chris Cunningham (1999) Rewind to a young Vashtie Kola, growing up in the hood of downtown Albany New York. Wait, why am I speaking in 3rd person?! Anyways, as a

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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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Quickie: Wifisfuneral

T H E S H O R T… Name: Isaiah Rivera Nickname: Lil Zay From Out The Bridge Birthday and Astrological Sign: March 20th, 1997 – Pisces Born & Raised: Born in the Bronx, Raised in Palm Beach Currently Residing…:

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Featured: Quickie With DJ Kayper

T H E S H O R T … Name: KAAJAL BAKRANIA Nickname: KAYPER Birthday & Astrological Sign: August 6th, 1983 – Leo Born & Raised: London, England Currently Residing…: NYC The Last Song You Played?: “Bad Girl” – Usher Lyrics

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY IT’S GREEN TO GO VEGGIE

1. It reduces global warming. In 2006, the United Nations said raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gasses than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. 2. To avoid excessive carbon dioxide production. Livestock produces a large

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Electric Circus & Def Jam Present Troi Irons Live at Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel

Peep the vibe from last night’s performance with @DefJamRecords alt-rock singer @TroiMusic w/ @vashtie @o_mescudi: https://t.co/dK5sKf9wqf pic.twitter.com/jIWSetf9Eu — Electric Circus (@electricxcircus) April 6, 2017 Last night Electric Circus  had the pleasure of hosting Def Jam’s newest alt-rockstar Troi Irons live

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Throwback To When Vashtie Was on a Showtime Docu-Series with Fat Jew & More

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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Nic De La Paz Pays Homage to Classic New York Jewelry with Botanica’s ‘New York’ Collection

In our flashback  post, Vintage Hip-Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback, we discussed the staple gold jewelry pieces for hip-hop artists: chunky rings, bamboo earrings and name plates were listed, just to name a few. These things essentially have never went

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Featured: Quickie with Vashtie Kola

T H E S H O R T… Name: VASHTIE Nickname: VASH, VEE, VA$H MONEY, VASHTIE SPYMANTI, KING VASHTIE, KOLA Astrological Sign: APRIL 23rd —–>  Taurus Born & Raised: Albany, New York via my Trinidadian parents. Currently Residing: Manhattan – East Village NYC! The Last

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Giveaway: Your Chance to Win Some RMS Lip & Skin Balm !

On behalf of Vashtie, we’re giving away RMS Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla. A personal favorite of Vashtie Kola, each ingredient in this award-winning and skin rejuvenating formula has been carefully selected for its traditional healing abilities. Superior biologically active ingredients

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BEAUTY TUESDAY: Vashtie’s 6 Favorite Lip Balms

The ashy skin and chapped lips are so real this season! I try and stay super hydrated internally, drinking warm water and lemon – but, in severely cold weather you also need lots of physical protection. Here are my 6 favorite

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