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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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VASHTIE TV: Hosting Heineken’s Holiday Dinner – Miss Info, Dee & Ricky, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Nast & More!

DECEMBER, 2014. NEW YORK CITY Peep the BEHIND THE SCENES of my HEINEKEN HOLIDAY DINNER, hosted by yours truly. MUSIC: ILOVEMAKONNEN – “TUESDAY” FILM & EDIT: CHELSEA ODUFU vashtie.com/ twitter.com/vashtie facebook.com/vashtie.kola youtube.com/vashtie vimeo.com/vashtie

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VASHTIE TV: DKNY Editorial 2014 – Vashtie, Jae and Kim – Photographed by Eli Schmidt (VIDEO)

Check the latest VASHTIE TV EPISODE which catches me BEHIND THE SCENES of just one of my DKNY shoots. This one in particular was for a DKNY.COM Editorial and features my friends JAE PONDER & KIM MATLOVA! Photographed by ELI

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VASHTIE TV: Honorary First Shot at Bobbito Garcia’s Full Court 21 Tournament (Summer 2014)

Legendary Bobbito Garcia asked me to take the Honorary First Shot at his Full Court 21 Tournament over the Summer and although breaking a sweat in public is mortifying – I thought, “why not”. Bobbito is one of the nicest

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VASHTIE TV: Behind The Scenes of Vashtie’s Feature in Nylon Magazine’s October ’14 “It Girl Issue”

Over the Summer, Nylon Magazine asked me to be apart of their upcoming October “It Girl” Issue. Of course I was down, I mean – who would say no? And actually, I think this was my second or third time

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 23: Violette Vintage x “You Better Work” x Behind The Scenes Photoshoot By Amanda Lopez

OCTOBER 2012, My brand VIOLETTE is expanding it’s VINTAGE section. With every VIOLETTE VINTAGE COLLECTION delivered, there will be a photo shoot with yours truly – photographed by talented up and comers like AMANDA LOPEZ (who shot this batch of

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 23: Q-TIP’S “OFFLINE” PARTY – IRVING PLAZA NYC

JULY 2012, My big brother Q-TIP has his new monthly party “OFFLINE” at Irving Plaza and I had to come through to support, but better yet – to enjoy some good music and even better company! Me and ELLE CLAY

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 22: 1992 PARTY x SMOKE DZA ALBUM RELEASE x WITH JUS BLAZE & JASMINE SOLANO

JUNE 2012, After a long hiatus, the 1992 party was in full effect on this June evening. We also celebrated SMOKE DZA’s release of his album RUGBY THOMPSON. In the spirit of the 90’s and Smoke DZA’s love for Polo,

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 20: Vashtie’s Essence Magazine Shoot with Marc Baptiste & Freddie Leiba

MARCH 2012, This is a late episode, but sort of important nonetheless. This is the behind the scenes of my ESSENCE MAGAZINE feature shoot with MARC BAPTISTE and styled by Trinidadian FREDDIE LEIBA. It was a super long day, but

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 19: Violette x Beats By Dre Collaboration Party – Performance by Joey Bada$$

MARCH 2012, “Oh snap”. That’s exactly what ran through my head when my friend and old manager Candice Pilgrim, (who was now managing the Beats By Dre Store) hit me up with the idea that I should do my own

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 18: Vashtie on TV – VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live (VIDEO)

MARCH 2012, When I got the call that VH1’s new morning show, “Big Morning Buzz Live”, was interested in having me present a sneaker segment…I was more than floored, I was NERVOUS! Although, it would be my second television appearance

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 17: Oscars Birthday at Santos Party House

FEBRUARY 2012, We all gathered at Santos Party House to celebrate the birth of our beloved OSCAR (@OSCAR _1992). The DJ’s played some heavy beats and the mood was nostalgic for Club Kid Days of yesteryear. music: Sia – “Clap

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vashtieTV: EPISODE 16 – RAUL SHAVES MY FACE (DECEMEBER 2011)

++++++++++ DECEMBER 2011, Now that I’ve (surprisingly) been able to grow my eyebrows back to it’s natural unibrow status after years of plucking them into oblivion – I wanted to put “cuts” in my eyebrow again. The last time I

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 15: VASHTIE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

MAY 2011, When writer Alexis Swerdloff reached out to write an article on me for THE NEW YORK TIMES, I was shocked. In fact, I thought it was a cruel joke. Seriously…Me? In THE NEW YORK TIMES featured in my

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 14: BIRTHDAY FUN – PRIMPING FOR MY PARTY & BIRTHDAY TOAST BY AMAYA

APRIL 2011, Every year I have a big birthday bash and send out an open invite to friends, supporters and anyone really who wants to come and have a good time. The preparation for one of my soirees can be

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 13: THE CLIPSE PERFORM AT TERMINAL 5 NYC

APRIL 30TH, 2011 My old homie, PUSHA of THE CLIPSE, hooked me up with tickets to his show at TERMINAL 5 in NYC. I was super excited not only to see my friend perform, but also because I am a

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vashtieTV: EPISODE 12 – DJ’ING A BUSHMILLS “SINCE WAY BACK” PARTY

FEBRUARY 28TH, 2011 My friend THEOPHILUS LONDON asked me to DJ a BUSHMILLS party where he would be honored for his appearance in their latest campaign. We also celebrated his Pisces Birth with cupcakes and Bushmills Whiskey. DJ HUGGY BEAR

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 11: XXL FRESHMAN SHOW AT B.B. KINGS NYC 2011

MARCH 22nd, 2011 I was invited to film the XXL FRESHMAN SHOW at B.B. KINGS NYC. It was a fun and hectic night, filled with many performances by the cover boys. Check the video for some behind the scenes footage,

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 10: ALIFE ART MACHINE SHOW & OSCAR

FEBRUARY 10TH, 2011 ALIFE held an art show at THE HOLE GALLERY in SOHO. Artists like KENNY SCHARF, NECKFACE, CLAYTON PATTERSON and MORE contributed various works to a vending machine where anyone could purchase a “READY MADE” piece of art.

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 8 – 18 HOURS IN CINCINNATI – VIOLETTE POPUP SHOP & PARTY

+++++ JANUARY 30TH, 2011 I was invited out to CINCINNATI, OHIO by JAMES from OTR – where I would take over the store with a VIOLETTE POPUP SHOP. Later, I would host an after-party at FB’s alongside owner LOGAN HIUDT.

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 7: ICHAT WITH AMAYA PAPAYA; SINGING BIEBER, WRITING DIGITS and a HOSTAGE IMPERSONATION

SEPTEMBER 3rd 2010… on a lazy FRIDAY afternoon, KARL JUSTIN and I iChatted with our god-daughter AMAYA and her mom (our very dear and old friend) LUZ. AMAYA sings for us and does a brilliant hostage impersonation. when i was

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 6: NIKE WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL, TEAM USA GAME AND JAY-Z PERFORMS

AUGUST 12th, 2010… as part of NIKE’s kick off to their first annual NIKE WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL, they cordially invited their friends and colleagues to a special private show that would take place at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. TEAM USA

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vashtieTV | EPISODE 5: BRAIDS, A PRIVATE FERRY AND A LIVE SHOW AT HARDFEST

JULY 2010… after years of sleeping on getting the extension braids i’ve always wanted (that my mother would never let me have as a kid) and the urging of my dear friend RAUL, i finally did it. my friend DANAI

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vashtieTV: (EPISODE 4) NRF FINALS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – UPTEMPO VS. HUARACHE

JULY 2010… alongside good friends KARL JUSTIN, STEPHEN BARR and ELLE CLAY we watch best friends SCOTT AKA YOUNG SCOOZLE and BILLY DODSON aka MR.2000 play against each other in the NIKE RECESS FEDERATION aka NRF the finals take place

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