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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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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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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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Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” Provides The Official Soundtrack to Rage, Cry, and Twerk To

I’ll be honest with you: I had no plans on listening to Lil Uzi Vert’s new album “Eternal Atake.” Vashtie did a poll on Instagram regarding the release with a 93% “should listen” rate after I shamelessly pressed the opposite,

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Vashtie Joins the Complex Sneakers Podcast and Chats About Her Jordan Collaboration + More

Vashtie sits down with the Complex Sneakers Podcast to chat about her Jordan collaboration, the New York streetwear scene and all the juicy (not really) details behind her Drake shoutout in his single with Migos “Walk It Talk It.” Join

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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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What Exactly is a Flexitarian Diet?

Not Vegetarian but Flexitarian You may have heard of the joke of being “a flexitarian” which is someone who is very flexible with their dietary needs. This joke became common around the time vegan and plant-based diets became very popular.

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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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Stop Pressing Artists To Create: Creativity Comes From Within Not Pressure

Instant gratification has taken over the music industry. Streaming service provides us with almost unlimited access to thousands of discographies. And when new music releases, we have access to it instantly and are not mindful of the process it takes

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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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Here’s How You Should Be Cleaning Your Diamonds and Gold Jewelry at Home

‘Engagement season’ is really a thing, and during the holidays you should have noticed an unusual influx of diamonds and glowing couples on your feed. “The term ‘engagement season’ has been coined in the US, to mark the period when

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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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4 Things We Learned From Mac Miller’s Circles

  The release of Circles brought fans back into Mac Miller’s world; a world full of jazzy instrumentals, thought-provoking lyrics, heartache and life lessons. Circles picked right up where 2018’s Swimming left off and true fans won’t be disappointed in

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Celebrating National DJ Day With a Handful of DJs You Should Know

If I make my way out to a lounge, club, or any social gathering; 9 times out of 10 when I look up, there’s a guy responsible for spinning the records. Though a lack of diversity in the DJ scene

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Keep These 3 Things In Mind When Creating The Perfect Home Office for 2020

No matter what your profession a home office can be a true game-changer for you and your 2020 goals. Delegating space in your home (or room) just for work can help you focus and direct all your attention to the

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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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FLASHBACK FRIDAYS: F*CK YEA TUMBLR!

The Rise and Fall of Tumblr We previously did a look back on the impact Myspace had on culture. We remembered the musicians and personalities that found their followings on the platform. Noting it was one of the first social

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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 To Wear For A Chill Day At Home

Now that the holidays are officially over nothing sounds better than relaxing at home. With all of the travel and visiting you’ve been doing over the last couple of months, you deserve a little R&R on your own couch. Over

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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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This is What You Should be Wearing on Christmas

The countdown is officially on for the biggest day of the year, Christmas! The tree is up, the gifts are on the way, and we’re checking off one Hallmark Christmas movie per day. All that’s left to plan is how

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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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It’s True, Your Favorite Artist Owns a Creative Agency

Music has always played well with other art forms like fashion, photography, and film. Back in the day, it was pretty common to see your favorite singer trying out their acting chops in an upcoming film or modeling as the

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Yasiin Bey Brings New Album Negus To Brooklyn Museum

Earlier this month Yasiin Bey aka as Mos Def quietly debuted his new album Negas (pronounced neh-goose) as a multi-media installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Over the years Mos Def has given us profound lyrics with blended sounds of rock

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