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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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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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#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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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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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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LIFE: DJ’ing for the Working Not Working 5 Year Anniversary Party 1.25.17

Back in 2014, Justin Gignac of the creative agency Working Not Working booked me to DJ their holiday party. I’m pretty sure I bodied it, because they had me back to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with over 1200 RSVPS!

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Life: Migos “Bad & Boujee” Women Only Dinner in NYC – Draya Michele, Saleh Marley & More!

Last night, I was delightfully invited to attend the 300 ENT and Migos (Women Only) Dinner and Party in NYC’ Meatpacking District to celebrate the highly anticipated release of their album “Culture”. I absolutely got dressed as bad and boujee

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LIFE: L’Oreal Photoshoot in Paris & Hpnotiq Texas Tour (4.11 – 4.16)

Jeez! This past week was intense. 5 flights in  5 days! I’m not even a musician and I’m not on tour! Yikes. Paris Monday to Wednesday. New York Wednesday night. Dallas Thursday. Houston Friday and back to NYC on Saturday.

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LIFE: Celebrating Marcelo Burlon & Tyga Exclusive Saks 5th Avenue Collection

A few days ago, my Italian Friend Marcel Burlon reached out inviting me to celebrate his latest collaboration with Tyga for Saks 5th Avenue in New York City. Well, I had to be there to celebrate and represent. The soiree

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WATCH: Azealia Banks – “The Big Big Beat”

Many things can be said about controversial miss Azealia Banks, but what cannot be denied is her seemingly limitless vocal talents. She can rap, she can sing, and she can really sing…all in one track that is usually the most

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BEAUTY: Vashtie Discusses Holistic Beauty & Wellness for The Coveteur

VASHTIE ON VEGANISM, MEDITATING LIKE OPRAH & HATING WORKOUTS SHE GREW UP ON CHEETOS AND CHERRY COKE. IF SHE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO. BY: Meagan Wilson (Full Interview via TheCoveteur.Com) Hands down the most addictive part of Snapchat?

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LIFE: Vashtie Gets Ready by Photographer Greg Noire (Black & White)

From time to time, budding artists reach out to either collaborate with or to shoot me. It’s sort of cool because I’ve been able to meet some incredible talents that I’m able to make cool things with. Like – Houston

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VIOLETTE: Summer Flash Sale

Starting today at 12 PM I’m having a crazy sale on violettenewyork.com. 50% off ALL ORDERS until June 30th! Shop while the offer lasts! (or until everything sells out). Use promo code VIOLETTESUMMER at checkout for discount.   

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WATCH: Abby Wambach’s Journey from Rochester to the World Stage- Directed by Va$htie

Check out the video below directed by yours truly and Guy Blelloch for VICE Sports. In the inaugural episode of VICE Sports Shorts, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team star Abby Wambach returns home to Rochester, New York to visit her

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LIFE: My Opening DJ Set for Santigold + Steve Madden, While Food Poisoning

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to open for the amazing Santigold at the Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Steve Madden Presents Series. I almost didn’t make it since I had a bad case of food poisoning

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READ: TOP 10 THINGS NOT TO DO WHILE MERCURY IS IN RETROGRADE

1. Don’t make agreements. It’s a horrible time for negotiating contracts or making decisions. 2. Don’t accept or start a new job. 3. Don’t try to close the sale. Closing a deal is often based on taking advantage of great

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RECAP: 1992 THE PARTY AT WEBSTER HALL (5.22.15)

After a couple of weeks of missing my party, I finally made my return! I actually missed the craziness.. a little. Deemehlow, DJ Huggy Bear, and myself had the Marlin Room jumping all night long! We even had some very special

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PRESS: VASHTIE IN GLAMOUR MAGAZINE’S JUNE ISSUE- MONTH IN OUTFITS

Way back in March I was asked to be featured in Glamour Magazine’s “Month in Outfits”. Mixing and matching 5 staple pieces 30 different ways was no easy task! I definitely came out out of my comfort zone playing with

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RECAP: BAPE CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH TRAVI$ SCOTT, PUSHA T, VASHTIE, & MORE

Last night I had the honor of DJing the 10th year anniversary party for my BAPE family alongside Flat White (Virgil Abloh), Cipha Sounds, and Sky Gellatly. There were amazing performances by my friends Pusha T and Travi$ Scott. The

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WATCH: “GAZI” BY A.CHAL

Artist/producer A.CHAL returns with the visuals for the recently released “GAZI” Intercut with scenes of A.CHAL in a haze of colour, the distorted visuals of LA’s iconic skyline combine with lavish locations, reflect the duality of wealth in this life and

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LIFE: DJ-ing My First Coachella

Last time this week I was attending my very first Coachella. I never made it to the actual festival, but I DJed some pretty amazing parties surrounding the event! To be honest, the festival scene scares me. But who knows,

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LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF CINEMATIC’S PHOTOSHOOT 4.1.15

Yesterday the whole Cinematic family had a photoshoot. Cinematic Music Group is an independent record label owned by my amazing manager Jonny Shipes! It was a fun afternoon of shooting and hanging with all the bros. Checkout some of the

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INVITE: WEBSTER HALL’S HOUSE PARTY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Can you believe it’s been a whole year since 1992 the Party has been at Webster Hall’s House Party?! Thank you to everyone who has ever come out to support the party. Even if you haven’t yet, come by tonight!

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LIFE: DRUHA’S BIRTHDAY AT LUCKY STRIKE – JOEY BADA$$, ROSENBERG, SMIF-N-WESSUN & MORE (3.13.15)

I am so honored to not only have the opportunity to DJ for Druha’s Birthday celebration, but to also have him on board as part of my management. Druha is a legend in the game! Joey Bada$$

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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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LIFE: Designing for I Am Other – Launch Party at Uniqlo NYC – Andre Leon Talley, Nigo, Sean Risely, Kristoff Murphy & More (4.28.14)

So, I designed some graphics for I AM OTHER and now they are everywhere! First of all, I was honored to even be asked – but since I am of an “Other” nature it made sense. After my last trip

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LIFE: Weekend DJ’ing in Vancouver for Republic & LA for Broccoli Fest – Steve Nash, DJ Jay Swing & More! (5.2.14)

Steve Nash & Vashtie – Vancouver, CA May 2014 at Club Republic May 2nd & 3rd I did double duty. A Friday gig DJ’ing at Republic in Vancouver and then Saturday day DJ’ing in LA. Then it was back to NYC

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LIFE: Birthday in Paris – Day 2 – Moët Epernay Cave Tour & Dinner at Derrière: Jean Paul Paula, Elle Clay & More (4.23.14)

That morning the Moët team were picking me up for a private tour of their champagne cave in Epernay, just two hours outside of Paris. Which would be followed by a private lunch full of champagne food pairings at the

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LIFE: Birthday in Paris – Hotel Amour, Pigalle Office, Jean Paul Paula, Alex Sossah, Dexter Navy (4.22.14)

Yay. Yes, it’s that time of year when my birthday is in town. This time, we took a quick getaway to Paris. I’ve had various destination birthdays like Las Vegas and Los Angeles (which doesn’t count, because I was working/directing Justin

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LIFE: Day 1 – LFW14 – 24 Hours of a Travel Nightmare – Drinks & Party with Irene and Jon (2.14.14)

On Thursday morning as I reluctantly woke up for an early flight, I was greeted by the anticipated blizzard that meteorologists had predicted. I thought for sure, my flight would be canceled since countless others were…but it wasn’t. I literally

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LIFE: Night Lights – Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary – Pre-Super Bowl Party (1.31.14)

On Friday night, I met up with the homie Josh Madden for a Def Jam & New Era party at one of my favorite venues…Hudson Hotel’s Good Units. The music was ill…provided by DJ MICK. The scene was full of

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LIFE: DJ’ing For The Chloe Store In Paris x Vogue’s Paris Fashion Night Out x Party At Andy Wahloo

If I had to live anywhere outside of my beloved New York City, it would undoubtedly be Paris! I first experienced and fell in love with the city in 2003 and was reunited with it again in 2007 when Oscar

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SPECIAL DELIVERY: Brooklyn We Go Hard Paris (BWGH) – Thanks David Obadia!

I’ve been hearing great things about a brand named Brooklyn We Go Hard out of Paris. Not sure where the Brooklyn namesake comes from, either way – everything they create is tre magnifique! Luckily, the brands founder reached out to

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LIFE: ASAP Ferg “Trap Lord” Album Listening Party – The Darby, NYC (8.5.13)

  After spending the earlier portion of the day working and running errands with Elle, we made our way to West 14th Street for ASAP Ferg’s Listening Party at The Darby. As we approached we ran into Rocky and just

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