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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

*This post was originally posted in January 2018, when the song debuted – but, it felt like a good time to revisit. Also, yes I am still excited about my mention which is why I want to revisit it! A

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6 Must See LGBTQ Films On Netflix!

If you’re venturing into an exploration of LGBTQ Films, here are 6 on Netflix that will get you on your way! Enjoy! 1.”MOONLIGHT” 2016 – R – 1h 50m  In this acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a young man who grows up

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5 Of My Favorite Trans Musicians To Add To Your Playlists!

              In honor of June being Pride Month, but also in support of the Trans Community – here are 5 of My Favorite Trans Musicians that you must add to your playlists! These Trans

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10 Black Owned Wineries To Support Right Now!

If you’re a wine lover like me and you want to support Black Owned Wineries, then this list will make you very happy. Who doesn’t love a little sip and support?! In honor of National Rosé Day, let’s kick it

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6 Ways To Be a Better Ally (For Non-Black People) *Repost From NewInt.Org

This was first published by New Internationalist on March 15th, 2018 – written by Kristina Wong. See the original article HERE. I loved the perspective coming from an Asian-American woman so much, I wanted to share.  “Are you a non-black

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3 Black Docs/Series To Educate & Inspire on Netflix Right Now!

With all of the protests happening in the world right now, it’s so important to keep the conversation about race and equality going – now matter how upsetting it can get (*but, I do believe you need to go at

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54 Black-Owned Brands to Support Today & Every Day *repost by Marie Claire Magazine

*This is a repost by Marie Claire Magazine, written by  Marina Liao  (June 3rd, 2020) “In the wake of George Floyd‘s death and the nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality, it’s important not to give up on the

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How To Help #BlackLivesMatter

We are in very challenging times,  but nothing has ever been accomplished by silence or non-action. I have great hope for the future with all the efforts happening in the world, but I know…it’s still easy to feel helpless at

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My Secret Wedding Day + How We Met (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

If you’ve been following me or have been reading this blog, you already know that marriage was not an absolute for me. I just wasn’t the girl who dreamed of her wedding or even imagined it…ever. In fact, I was

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THROWBACK: In 2010 I became The First Woman To Design a Jordan

I can’t believe how much time is flying! It’s been 10 whole years since I became the first woman (and maybe the first non-athlete) to have her own Jordan sneaker! Since then, other iconic women like Aleali May and Melody

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3 Ways I Workout at Home – Using a Trampoline, Jump Rope & YouTube!

Being unable to go to the gym threw me way off my game in the beginning of lockdown. I am the kind of person that craves routine and without it, I was a bit lost. It took me about 4

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9 Tips To Celebrate A Lit Lockdown Birthday

Are you about to celebrate a birthday or plan festivities for a loved one? Well…I’m coming straight from an amazing birthday spent in quarantine (April 23rd, 2020) and I learned a few ways you can celebrate your born day at

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5 Immune Boosting Foods & Supplements I Take Daily

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Now,  I am no doctor… but my holistic/vegan lifestyle has put me on to natural ways to stay healthy and build up my immune system. I will say that some of

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RECIPE: Immune Boosting Tumeric-Ginger Shot To Help Fight Viruses Off

Okay, so as we know – food and shelter are very important and more than ever now! But, also…nourishing ourselves with the right foods has proven to be very beneficial. If you can find these ingredients (and they work in

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Everything I Eat in a Day (Quarantine Edition)

As requested via Instagram, I have recorded everything I eat in a day. I’m not sure what my eating habits will look like to y’all – but, here goes. Keep in mind this has been my current, “sort-of”, meal plan…but

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RECIPE: Sweet Potato Slices with Homemade Hummus & Bean Salad

Okay, so a lot of you asked for this recipe and here it goes! But in the meantime, I need a better name for it. Comment below your votes! Winner gets a shoutout on my Stories!   This is vegan,

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RECIPE: Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Garlicy Marinara & Soy Chorizo with Peppers

Okay. As I have established on my social media, I don’t care for cooking – however, I am good at it. It just doesn’t bring me joy. I don’t even like cooking shows or hearing people talk about what they

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#GroceryGrooming: 5 Ways to Stay Beautified with Everyday Kitchen Items

These days are challenging for everyone. Not only are we worried about our health, wealth, work, families, friends and future – but, a lot of us are facing frustration that our beauty and grooming appointments have been put on indefinite

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My 3 Favorite YouTube Workouts For At-Home Fitness

Some of you may know, pre-Coronavirus – I was a gym rat. It was never that I loved working out, but rather I enjoyed the benefits. Anyways, now that we are facing a pandemic and gyms are shut down, it’s

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Stop Playing Yourself & Start Meditating Now!

Many of the most famous and successful people meditate daily. It’s free, it’s easy, you can do it almost anywhere and the benefits are astounding. So…why aren’t you doing it yet? I’ve been meditating every morning for 4 years now

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5 Toilet Paper Alternatives to Cover Your Butt in a Crisis!

Unless your Jared Leto, everyone in the world is aware of COVID-19 (aka “Coronavirus”). Aside from the natural worries of our health, economy and food supply – we are also now facing real shortages of toilet paper. Whether people stocked

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Easy Home-Made Turmeric Face Mask for Acne and Dark Spots

  As you probably know, I am all about all eating natural ingredients that Mother Nature has provided us. That interest doesn’t stop at my diet, it continues into home cleaning and also beauty. After all, your skin is the

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Vegan Vittles: Comfort Vegan Food at Organic Grill in NYC’s East Village

I’m kicking off  “Vegan Vittles” with shares from all the vegan eateries I enjoy. Here we go… A couple of weeks ago I finally dined at the famed, vegan Organic Grill in New York City’s East Village. I can’t believe

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Why I Drink Lemon Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

If you follow me on the gram, you might have seen my morning stories where I share that I drink 32 ounces of room temperature lemon water on an empty stomach every morning. This habit of mine has become so

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Three Luxury Designer Engagement Rings Under $3,000

Okay, don’t worry…Vashtie.Com has not become BrideObsessive.Com. Although, since this site has always been a reflection of me and I am now engaged, I decided to share all the things I’m learning about this new chapter. As much as I

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LISTEN: #ONE16GOAT A Mixtape Celebrating Birthday Bae’s – Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs & Kate Moss

  Today is the 2 year anniversary of my mixtape – #ONE16GOAT. It was 2 years ago when I discovered that Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs and Kate Moss (just a few of the most enchanting and godly women to walk

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NEWS: The Anti-Bride is Engaged

  View this post on Instagram   “Look at us. Who would have thought…Not me.” 12.4.19 💍 (Who would have guessed that when we met in 2011; we would become good friends for 6 years, fall in love, become a

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THROWBACK: Vashtie & Kid Cudi’s Hilarious Short Film (2008)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 11 years this month since me and Kid Cudi were bored one Friday night before heading out to my party (“Open” at Santos with Q-Tip) and decided to have some fun with the video

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LIFE: I DJ’ed alongside Tame Impala & Tierra Wack, Got Strangled by a Ghost & Partied with 6Lack!

So last week Friday, I had an early morning flight to Chicago – a city I love, but don’t get to visit often. I had a job at Lollapalooza and then I was later DJ’ing that same night at SoHo

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My 5 Favorite Scandinavian Songstresses Slaying the Charts!

As some of you may know, I am dating a Dane…a man from Denmark…Copenhagen to be exact. Naturally, I am so curious about him and his country – but also his area of the world, known as Scandinavia. As a

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Vashtie’s New YouTube Episode: The How & Why of Celery Juice & A Confession!

What is up, fam’?! Have you seen my new YouTube Channel? It’s chock full all the nonsense you might remember from my VashtieTV Episodes like; my wild work days/nights but, also it now shares my wellness world that you may

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LIFE: DJ’ing The 2019 DVF Awards – Diane Von Furstenberg, Chloe x Halle, DeRay, Shahadi Wright Joseph & More!

Last week, I had the unreal honor of DJ’ing the DVF Awards with Diane Von Furstenberg at Brooklyn Museum – honoring New York City Influencers and Media Moguls. A few major names, like Anita Hill received the Lifetime Leadership Award

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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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LIFE: DJ’ing For Snark Park & American Express at Hudson Yards (3.15.19)

Special shoutout to Daniel Arsham, the Snarkitecture Gang and American Express for having me DJ their celebratory private dinner for Snark Park at the newly debuted Hudson Yards. If you haven’t heard about Hudson Yards, it is the nation’s largest

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Premiere: “French New York Wave” An 8 Minute Short Dir. by Vashtie

  In a quest to find true love, a young woman says “peace out” to her home of New York and “bonjour” to Paris. Trading in her Timberland Boots for Repetto Ballet Flats, she leaves her Big Apple ways behind

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LIFE: The Story Behind My Short Film, “French New York Wave”

Before I debut my film, I have to tell you a story and share some “behind the scenes”… Me and Gigie Cosmic, shooting “French New York Wave” Paris, Oct. 2017 While I was in Paris for Fashion Week (October 2017),

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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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A Stop-Over in London to Play with The Knicks – Maya Jama, AlunaGeorge, John Starks & More!

As I was planning a trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week last week, I was invited by Lea Juliano of Madison Square Garden to attend a New York Knicks/Squarespace event in London. You know I am always down to

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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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