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BYOB: Are You Ready For New York’s Plastic Bag Ban

  Strolling down the streets of Manhattan, it’s common that you’d see one of three things: sticker stuck to a lamppost, a guitarist hustling for his lunch, or plastic bags covering street sides. Plastic has been known to be a

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#FitnessFriday: How Working A Pole Can Easily Turn Into Your Favorite Workout

When we think of pole dancing, most think about the erotic dance performed in gentlemen’s clubs worldwide.  Swaying to the music, swirling around the pole, and money being through may come to mind, but have you ever thought about the

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Vashtie and Friends Brought Out The Lovers at the 1992 Party Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays here at VDC and what better way to celebrate love than with a party? Regardless if you’re madly in love, the situation is complicated, or you’re single and ready, our Valentine’s day

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Let’s Celebrate National Condom Day With These Vegan Condoms

On Valentine’s Day, most can admit to spending more time in the bedroom. Whether it’s with a soulmate or a quickie, here at VDC, we push for the use of condoms. I know what you’re thinking: but there are so

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Watch Vashtie Unbox Her ABCDior Bag

Alright, we know what you’re thinking: Didn’t you say your last unboxing video would be the first and last one? We lied, and it’s okay.  Join us in unboxing a beautiful satin Lady Dior bag with Vashtie as she gives

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: DaniLeigh

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to a new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, task-oriented and in 2020, we’re here for it. On Wednesday’s we celebrate not only a woman we’re crushing on, but a

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Layomi The Tampa Baes Releases No Apologies Video

In 2020, there’s nothing wrong with being unapologetic. Whether you’re not sorry for your slick mouth, shining the brightest or leaving a mess in the kitchen, taking pride in #iaintsorry is the motto for the year. Layomi The Tampa Baes

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A$AP Snacks Passes Away

Friend of the VDC team, A$AP Snacks has passed away. The Atlanta-born DJ for A$AP Rocky, the Cozy Boys, and artist manager and producer stood as an icon in NY culture and the music industry as a creative. While the

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#ThingsToDoWithVashtie: 1992 Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and regardless if you’re single, boo’ed up, or in a complicated love affair, you should spend Valentine’s Day with the VDC at Schimanski. Our Downtown Sweetheart will be hitting the decks along with

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Do The Grammys Really Matter to Those Who Truly Love Music?

As a musician, we can only imagine the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into making music. Not only do you have to be talented, but you have to be innovative as the music industry is ever-changing. To award you

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Knotty NYC Provides New Looks in the Comfort of your Home

When you’re a woman constantly on the go, traveling to your hair and makeup appointment seems impossible. For Vashtie, it’s much easier for her makeup and hair to be done at home, this way she can plan for gigs and

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Distortedd’s Reebok is One to Add To Your Collection

If you don’t know by now, we no longer live in a man’s world. Reebok tapped graphic artist and illustrator Distortedd to design a sneaker that represents the world of art. “As a sneakerhead, I always wanted to design a

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The History Of Eyebrow Slits

Eyebrows have always been everything. Regardless of the decade, having brows that were on point were key to looking your best. Whether they were tiny and highly arched, bushy and untamed or rocked a slit, your eyebrows made a statement.

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What A Time to Be Alive: Our End of Year Playlist 2019

The last Monday of the year is here and we can effortlessly say that 2019 was a special year in music. This year provided the continued success in hip hop, blossoming R&B, protruding alternative, international and genreless blends.  For our

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Fed Up: A Documentary on The Food Industry That You Have to See

Are you fed up? While there are numerous reasons behind the decline in health over the years, one distinct issue that isn’t talked about often is obesity in children and Americans as a whole. The 2014 documentary Fed Up outlines

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8 Things You Didn’t Know about Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You”

  If you’re like us, you’re spending today with your friend and family singing holiday tunes off-key and enjoying holiday drinks. Since we all know Mariah Carey invented Christmas, we use today to celebrate her greatness with her hit single

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Beldina’s Single iLY Makes Us Believe in Love Again

It’s safe to say that R&B is in a good place right now. While R&B never died, Beldina shows love to the genre by adding an alternative twist and tantalizing vocals creating a soothing sound perfect for playlists. The Kenyan

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Dumbgood’s Blockbuster Collaboration Should Be In Your Closet

Remember blockbuster? Well, they are back. Kidding, but clothing brand DumbGood can bring a bit of nostalgia to your life. Their recent collaboration with blockbuster brings back feels. The coveted blue and yellow branding takes the lead on their new

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We Got That Water: Four Water Detox Recipes For Those Who Don’t Like The Taste

Tell the truth: how much water did you drink yesterday? A few cups? a few liters? How about a gallon? If you’re not drinking enough water because of the taste, we don’t blame you. Sometimes, water can be a bit

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WolfTyla’s Single All Tinted Is The Reminder of Summer Time We All Need

As we drift into fall and soon into winter, we can’t help but vaguely remember what summer feels like. With Seasonal Depression on the rise, it’s hard not to miss the warm sun on your skin, the extended daylight hours,

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A Complete Face With Hourglass Cosmetics 

It’s easy to say, every woman has their staple beauty products. Whether it’s skincare or a make up line, beauty is important and subjective to your taste. Here at VDC, we try to keep our beauty vegan or cruelty-free, so

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Yes, It’s Time For A New Affordable [Vegan] Handbag

If you’re like us, a handbag is essential. Your bag carries your lip gloss, extra change, bobby pins and you probably don’t leave the house without it. If you’re in the market for a new bag, we have your back.

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FKA Twigs Blends Genres In Her New Single “Sad Day”

Fitting in a box never mattered to FKA Twigs. She does what wants, creates music with no boundaries and her personal sense of style varies like the weather. In regards to her music, she’s known for bending genres and creating

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Your Favorite Halloween Movies Are Now on Netflix

Halloween is right around the corner and we already know it’s Vashtie’s favorite holiday. To celebrate, not only are we throwing a Halloween edition of the 1992 party, but we’re cozying up to watch a few scary movies with a

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Join Us At A Spooky 1992 Party 10/31 at Schmanski

Vashtie is bringing her iconic 1992 Party to Brooklyn for Halloween. Since 2006, Vashtie’s parties have attracted all party-goers and especially, 80’s and 90’s babies looking to really party like it’s 1992. For Halloween, which is Vashtie’s favorite holiday, we’re

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Vashtie Unboxed The Vegan Louis Vuitton Beach Pouch And Your Bag Collection Is Shaking

Two months ago Vashtie purchased a bag from Louis Vuitton bag and she’s FINALLY getting around to opening it. In her unboxing video, she talks about the specs of the Louis Vuitton Beach Pouch, it’s vegan aspects, and she throws

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Movie Mean Girls

Today is October 3rd and that can only mean one of three things: Your rent is three days late, there’s something coming out of your account as an automated payment or you’re watching Mean Girls all day. If you’re like

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LIFE: Vashtie DJs at the Puma Flagship Opening in NYC

    It’s safe to say Puma has something for everyone. Whether you’re into working out on a set schedule or casually hanging at a local bar with friends,  Puma creates mulit-purpose clothing that matches your style and occasion. Recently,

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Maluca Mala Lives and Breathes NYC In Her Latest Single “NYC Baby”

As a musician in New York, it’s safe to say standing out is the key to success. No, we don’t mean you have to dye your hair and spend your life savings on the latest sneaker drop, but being uniquely

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Vashtie Shares Her Curly Hair Routine + Secret Leave-In Product!

If you’re like Vasthie, doing your hair isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. But, since you asked, we listened. With a fairly simple routine, (because she doesn’t know her curl type or is really impressed with her current

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Doin’ It Well: Anxiety Relief Tips And Jhene Aiko’s Trigger Protection Mantra Pair Perfectly

Over 40 million people in the US suffer from anxiety. Luckily Jhene Aiko provides a possible solution. Her Trigger Protection Mantra is a combination of Jhene’s soothing voice over a pulse of crystal singing bowls. This almost seven-minute long track

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Princess Nokia Talks S.H.I.T In Her Latest Visual

They say if you don’t have haters then you’re not doing something right. Well, we’re not sure about that, but Princess Nokia has a message to all of hers. She prides in working hard, keeping her energy clean, and promoting

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Aleali May and Vashtie Chat About Their Sneaker Collabs + Streetwear

We know what you’re thinking: This is the most iconic collaboration ever. And you’re right. On Aleali May’s Complex show Get It Together, she chatted with Vashtie about streetwear, women in sneakers, and paving a way for women in the

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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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#BeautyTipTuesday: Men need Skin Care too. Luka Sabbat shares his routine

  Caring your skin every day is just as important as getting dressed, working out and eating right. Our skin, especially our faces set a tone for first impressions. For men, sometimes skin care isn’t the first thing on their

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Fran Drescher’s Style Maybe Reborn in Cardi B in a “The Nanny” Reboot

It’s safe to say watching nostalgic TV is one of our favorite past times. The Nanny, the popular 90’s sitcom is one of our favorites, which stars Fran Drescher, a fashion icon that your fave could never compete with. With

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5 Scary Music Videos to Put You In the Halloween Spirit

Its officially October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. There’s no better way to prepare for one of our favorite holidays than to watch a few scary music videos to put you in the Halloween spirit. Of course, Michael

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5 Staple Perry Ellis Pieces You Need in Your Wardobe

Listen up men, The fall is coming and we want your outfits to be on point. We’re talking layerable items paired with jackets. Remember, style is how you carry yourself, not what you wear. But ere are five staple Perry

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#HappyBirthdayASAP: 5 Facts about A$AP Rocky You Didn’t Know

Today we’re celebrating the birthday of a long time friend of Vashtie’s, the coveted A$AP Rocky. Most know the rapper for his impressive catalog of music, his distinct taste in fashion, and for also having incredibly beautiful skin. But,Here are

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