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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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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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This Year’s Halloween Edition of the 1992 Party Brought Tricks and Treats

This Halloween our downtown sweetheart threw an epic edition of The 1992 party for her favorite holiday. Vashtie and crew tore it down at Schimanski in Williamsburg and the turn out was incredible. Some came in costumes ready to show

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Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR Concert Made Me Feel As If I Were 15 again

If you were a misfit, hipster kid in the year 2011, there’s a good chance a song or two from Goblin, Tyler, The Creator’s debut album, had made its way into the soundtrack of your life. Since then, we’ve grown

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#WorldMusicWednesday – Nigeria’s Newest Afrobeats Star, Joeboy’s New Single “Beginning”

Joeboy, the Nigerian singer known for the Summer smash “Baby,” is back with his new single “Beginning,” produced by Killertunes.  Nigerian music is permeating the airwaves bringing international attention to afrobeats artists such as Davido, Burna Boy and now newly

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Va$htie and Game Changing Ladies Design Dream Soccer Jerseys With Bleacher Report

In honor of women’s soccer and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Bleacher Report has released an exclusive line of jerseys designed by 8 game changing female artists and designers.  The new FC 2019 collection features none other than

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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: 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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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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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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LISTEN: Robyn Releases New Song “Honey”

Ya’ll know I love Swedish Sensation Robyn. Ever since her US debut with her 1997 hit “Do You Know” and “Show Me”, I was blown away and low-key amazed that this R&B/Hip Hop inspired artist was Scandinavian. Her career and

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LIFE: I DJed In Xi’an, China For The First Time

This past weekend, I took my first trip to China to DJ for House Of Vans in the city of Xian. It was a long trip; 13 hours to Beijing and another 2 hour connecting flight to my destination of

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A Review: Kanye West’s “Ye” Sheds Light on Bi-Polar Disorder, Family Woes and more

“The most beautiful thoughts are always besides the Darkest” seemed to be the bar which set the entire tone for Kanye’s newest project, Ye.  After a controversial 2 year hiatus, The new-found Super Hero has returned to rescue those of us

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Lykke Li’s pop/electronic sound is a breath of fresh air

I hate when I feel as if I’ve been living under a rock in when it comes to music. And that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling about Lykke Li’s new music. I have been listening to Lykke Li’s music since

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#VeganVitals: Top Protein Sources For The Vegan Who Doesn’t Want To Lose Weight

Let’s be real, we have all thought about going vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian at least once or twice in our life. One of my best friends went vegan and she looks and feels better than ever. Her skin is glowing,

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[Review]: Smino Shed Light on Melodic Rap At The Music Hall of Williamsburg

Smino, originally from St. Louis, took Brooklyn by storm yesterday evening. The singer/rapper swept the audience away by playing an extended set featuring an 8-piece band, as opposed to a DJ-only rap show. Though doors were at 8pm at the

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Four Reasons Why Fanny Packs are a Summer Must Have

Fanny packs have been making a comeback for a while now, and for good reason — they are versatile, hands-free, and due to a few recent updates, they aren’t bad on the eyes either. Just think about it: How great

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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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Balenciaga Debuts Fall 2018 Collection Look-book

In recent years, Balenciaga has proved to be fashion’s hottest brand  and they sure do live up to the hype. The house is well known for creating avant-garde structural pieces, straddling the edge of fashion and forecasting the future of

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Parley Launches Sunglasses Made from Plastic Waste

After announcing a collaboration with Adidas, Parley for the Oceans continues to advocate for sustainable manufacturing practices. Now, the environmental organization introduces a line of luxury sunglasses made from recycled ocean plastic. Crafted in Italy, the spectacles are made from plastic waste like

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#BeautytTipTuesday: Beat the Heat: Fighting Chub-Rub

Summer is officially here in full force, and although New York’s spike in temperature is much appreciated, with it comes sweating, rubbing, sunburn, and all sorts of unwelcome threats to your skin. The worst of all is chafing, better known as

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Salt-N-Peppa & En Vogue Make History at the BBMA’s

This year’s Billboard Music Awards was filled with all kinds of Black girl magic. From Janet Jackson being the first Black woman to receive an Icon Award to Normani’s killer performance – we couldn’t help but notice supreme talent that graced the

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Jungle Pussy’s ‘JP3’ Should Be Every Woman’s Summer Soundtrack

After two years, our favorite Brooklyn rapper is back with more tunes for our headtops! Like Jungle Pussy’s sophomore album, Pregnant With Success, JP3 includes 10 songs but features a number of guest appearances from Rico Love, Gangsta Boo, Wiki and Quiñ. The album

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Meet the sneakerhead couple behind @EatGoodNYC

When the two sneakerheads behind @eatgoodnyc met on Tinder, they didn’t know it could lead to a profitable custom baking business. They’ve been commissioned to produce work for Nike, Reebok, Adidas and Converse. The duo just landed a feature on

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FKA Twigs Opens Up; Here Are Natural Ways For Women To Prevent & Combat Fibroid Tumors

FKA Twigs recently opened up about her battle with fibroid tumors. The artist and dancer  spent the last 5 months recovering from a major laparoscopic surgery, where she got 6 fibroid tumors removed from her uterus. “The tumors were pretty

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Gucci and Dapper Dan Collab for an Iconic Spring/Summer ’18 Collection

Gucci has opened its first ever location in SoHo on May 6th, and the Italian luxury label will also be exclusively selling its Gucci-Dapper Dan collection before the capsule becomes more widely available this fall/winter. As a Harlem folk hero

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday: The Trinidadian Women of Hip Hop

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2018 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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Three Vegan Ice Cream Brands You Should Try

We are finally getting the spring weather we deserve and what better way to keep cool than with some ice cream. Vegan ice cream that is! Going to a vegan ice cream shop can either be out of the way

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Destiny’s Child to Join Beyoncé for ‘On The Run Tour 2’

Beyoncé’s recent Coachella performances were iconic for many reasons. In addition to the legendary HBCU references, her superb vocals, and killer choreography, Beyoncé brought her set to the next level when she took us back to our younger days by

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#WOMANCRUSHINITWEDNESDAY: When chicks who love kicks join podcasts

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2018 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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Rihanna Continues To Promote Inclusivity in new Lingerie Line Rihanna: Savage X Fenty

When it comes to bad gal Rihanna, what isn’t she responsible for  Between breaking music records, her successful line with Puma, Fenty Beauty, and even help make a difference in global education as a GPE ambassador, she’ a wonderful example

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Sango Remixed Kanye West’s “Lift Yourself” and it’s Amazing

With all of the drama surrounding Kanye West’s controversial tweets and new music, Sango decided to give us something we can get off of Twitter and dance to! After dropping his sophomore album In The Comfort Of  in March, Sango is by

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VashtieDotCom Exclusive: Visual Artist Distortedd Talks Art, Dream Collaborations And Psychedelics

Distortedd, born Anhia Santana, is more than just an artist with a distinctive taste in art. Known for her almost gnarly or morbid taste in design, the artist has grown a following from her dark, yet thought revoking art. Turning

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WOMANCRUSHINITWEDNESDAY: Karena Evans

There’s no doubt that this year has consisted of a bomb selection of visuals. Some of the videos that come to mind have and that make us usually want twitch at least three more times have been videos for popular

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