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LIFE: Nas presents Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane in NYC Pop-Up in Honor of Album’s 25th Anniversary

  Last night, my friend Shabazz invited me out to her event that she was doing to celebrate Nas and the 25th Anniversary of “Illmatic” (aka, one of my Top Favorite 3 Albums OF ALL TIME!). Over the years I’ve

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Re-Launch of YouTube.Com/Vashtie

So, for those of you who have followed me – you my remember my VASHTIE TV Episodes where I detailed my travels, life experiences and pointless adventures. After Instagram took off in 2010, I started to dabble in social media

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Vashtie’s Parisian Favorites

Paris, the city of lights and love. Home to an overflow of exquisite culture, art, fashion, and above all history. This city is admired by many, and a longing destination for most. While we’re all waiting to check it off

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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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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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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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#BeautyTipTuesday: Vashtie’s Evening Makeup Essentials For A Go-To Glam Look

Getting glammed up is a major part of Vashtie’s day to day as a DJ and model. From photo shoots to gigs and appearances her glam squad always pulls up to ensure that her face is beat to perfection. However,

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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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Orlando Artist @Deadmonbernz’s style remains notable among the masses

Scrolling through Leonardo Florimon’s (aka Deadmonbernz) Instagram, you may find a few things: a wide range of beautiful women, colleges of your favorite models and artists, and a kid wearing a face mask. He is an artist, a damn good

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New York Rapper OG Sole draws Inspiration from Vashtie for new Visual

  Buffalo, NY rapper OG Sole released his visual for “VA$HTIE” this past weekend tapping into today’s rap essence with inspiration from Vashtie. “The video for A.DH.D. By Kendrick Lamar played a part in the inspiration of this visual I feel that

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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: 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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Three Vashtie Directed Black & White Music Videos You Need to Watch

Watching a black and white film takes you to a special place. Not only does it give a feel that sometimes isn’t portrayed thoroughly in color, but also gives a classic touch to a film that helps empathize emotion. As

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JunglePussy Demands your Mind, Soul and Hole ‘All Of You’ Video

I can make no promises ’cause I may just become a fool for you Sometimes you fall hopelessly in love and you can’t get up. It’s ok. We got you. It may take a lot for New York native JUNGLEPUSSY

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PUMA x MCM celebrates hip-hop culture with collection

When it comes to fashion in hip-hop, two brands that have been loyal and embracive to the realms of the most popular genre in America has been PUMA and MCM.  Back in the 80s. the Puma Suede was utilized by

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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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#HappyBirthdayVashtie From the VDC Team!

There are two types of birthday celebrators: ones that treat another lap around the sun as just another day and ones that make an extremely big deal about it. We at VDC are going to make an extremely big deal

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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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