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Personal Update: Hospitalization & My Cat Vladimir’s Passing

Hey Guys. I’ve been meaning to write this sooner and I guess it’s taking me a while because I knew it would open up some wounds…and it is, but might as well get it out. As you probably know, I’ve

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FBF: Our Top 10 Whitney Houston Music Videos

This upcoming Sunday, August 9th, is the bornday of Miss Whitney Houston. Born in 1963, this legend would be 57 this year. Taken too soon, but at least we have her iconic music and sound that will surpass the test

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Happy Birthday Patrick Ewing! Watch His Top 10 Career Plays

Happy Birthday Patrick Aloysius Ewing! Born August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica – this Basketball Player was a beast on the court. Check out his TOP 10 CAREER PLAYS!

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How Safe Are Your Beauty & Household Products? Find Out on EWG.Org

Since 2013, I have been utilizing the website (now also a handy app) EWG.Org to find how toxic my everyday products are. Now, why would one want to do that? Well, I am no healthcare professional – but, believe that

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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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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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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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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: 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 The Tommy Hilfiger #TommyxLewis Afterparty – Performance by Travis Scott

Last night was a major moment for me! I was given the incredible honor of DJ’ing the Tommy Hilfiger afterparty for his collaboration with world renowned racecar driver, Lewis Hamilton. #TommyxLewis is the name and I even got to model

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FLASHBACK: Directing Jadakiss’ “Letter To Big” Video in 2009

It was all a dream. In 2009, I had the honor of directing a video for the Notorious soundtrack. Biggie has been a huge influence on my life and work and having the chance to direct a Jadakiss video for a song about him was monumental–and

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NEWS: Vashtie, Cara Delevigne, Binx Walton & More for DKNY JEANS

Um. Like. I can’t. DKNY has been so amazing to me. They made my entire last year super glamorous, having featured me in 3 campaigns and their NYFW runway show. In total, 4 campaigns including their 2013 collaboration with Opening Ceremony.

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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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Watch ‘This Machine Kills Racism’ Mixtape Visuals by Vashtie

Back in July 2016, I made a mixtape titled “This Machine Kills Racism”. At the time, I was overwhelmed with all that was happening and had been happening in the world, specifically in my beloved homeland of America. I think

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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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That Time I Wrote, Directed and Starred in an Art Film to “Hotline Bling” Featuring Johnny Stevens (of Highly Suspect), ASAP Bari, Luka Sabbat & More

Note: This post was originally posted October 6th, 2015 Still from the #UOGLB Art Film. 2015 Me and this girl are very different… Yet… Me and this girl are very much the same. I wrote this story about “Lolita” in

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LIFE: Houston’s Greg Noire Shoots Vashtie in Unexpected NYC Rainstorm (PHOTOS)

I met Greg Noire during my Hpnotiq Tour while having a DJ Show in Houston. He hit me on Instagram and I loved his work, so he came through to the telly and took quick and AMAZING photos of me…SEE

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FEATURED: Happy Birthday Kanye! Directing “Us Placers” Music Video by CRS in 2007

OMG. I cannot believe how time is flying. It’s obscene, actually. 9 years!!! Anyways. Before I do a full introductory post for all the newbies to Vashtie.Com that explains the birth of my digital baby and who I am, I

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FASHION: Violette New York Launches New Capsule

My brand Violette New York has had some exciting collaborations in the past from Puma, Bowery Bob, & more. Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of a mini-capsule which is the perfect way to bring in the Summer. Short and

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MUSIC: “When Thugs Cry” Vashtie’s 1st Mixtape!

This mix is inspired by Romantic Ruffians and Sensitive Thugs worldwide. Not to be confused with the average Sad Boy who goes around boo hoo’ing over anything, but rather for the Tough Guy who doesn’t often open up – but

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TONIGHT: “PROTECT ME FROM MYSELF” RELEASE PARTY

Join Gogy for the NYC release of  PROTECT ME FROM MYSELF , published by Richardson Magazine. BOOK RELEASE, PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION + FILM SCREENING   WEDNESDAY MARCH 23RD, 2016   PROTECT ME FROM MYSELF, both a book + short film, is Gogy’s honest,

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Makeup Essentials

Whether your usual makeup routine takes 5 minutes or 3 hours, I’ve personally always liked to keep mine nice and simple – and by simple, I don’t just mean fast and easy. When I decide to wear makeup, I love

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RANDOM: Scored Some Louis Vuitton During My Paris Trip – Pochette Metis & More!

So, I’m from the hood and growing up – my family and I were too poor for name brand anything. I’m talking 8 year old hand-me-downs from my older brother and sister and lay-away at Kmart. I attribute growing up

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WATCH: Kirk Knight ft. Joey Bada$$ – “5 Minutes” Video

My friends over at Pro Era are continuing their intense wave of content. Kirk Knight and Joey Bada$$ release an awesome new visual for their collaborative track “5 Minutes” that can be found on Kirk’s debut project Light Knight Special. The video

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WATCH: The Mind – “Mercury Rising”

A few weeks ago I came across an amazing song called “Mercury Rising” from an artist named theMIND. I fell in love with the smooth vocals and ambient vibe of the song and would later find out it was the

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LIFE: This Trini-American Attends Her Very First Trinidad Carnival

So, as many of you know – both of my parents are born and raised in Trinidad and as the youngest of 3, I am the first American born in my family. Growing up in my hometown of Albany New

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LIFE: NYFW Men’s – My 3 Favorite Shows – Public School, Billy Reid & Rochambeau

Phewww. The work week is over and so was my part-time job of attending not only Fashion Week Shows, but MENS Fashion Week Shows. Oy vey. Next Week is Women’s New York Fashion Week and I’m already exhausted. Don’t get

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MILK Makeup – An Indie Girl’s Must-Have Beauty Collection

Written by contributor: Dina Cook February 8, 2016 marks the launch date of MILK Makeup. Yes, that’s MILK as in the unstoppable and perpetually cool creative content and media company! Making their debut in the beauty world, the team of

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Vitamin Essentials

One thing that’s super vital to my health and beauty regimen is my daily vitamin intake. Preserving my body is important to me; after all, we only have one. This weeks installment of “At Home with Vashtie” is all about

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Skincare Essentials

I’ve always focused on the importance of taking care of myself. From taking daily vitamins to my love affair with veggies, each day I strive to exercise habits and practices that will preserve my body and appearance. As a girl

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LIFE: Hangout for Downtown Artists & Influencers – Sway Lounge Closes in NYC

A sweet and somber line, halfway down the block, waiting to pay their respects to Sway Lounge. Some of you who have been reading this blog, might remember me mentioning Sway Lounge in Greenwich Village that my downtown derelict friends and I

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WATCH: Mozartrick – “All White x Cash Out” Music Video

It’s not everyday that you come across a song you instantly enjoy and it’s even more rare to come across a video that gives you the same feeling. Mozartrick’s new video for “All White” does just that as it mixes a

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LIFE: My Long Overdue Vacation back to Goldeneye Jamaica

Some of you may remember when I DJ’ed last year in Jamaica for NYE at the islands coveted Goldeneye Resort (Peep HERE). Once a home to Ian Fleming, author of the 007 Series, and now property of Chris Blackwell (longtime

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WATCH: Raury – “Trap Tears” Music Video

As a director, I really appreciate music videos that are conceptual and outside the box. One of my good friends, Raury, does that with almost all of his videos, and did it again yesterday with the release of his video

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WATCH: Kirk Knight – “Knight Time” (Video)

My good friend Kirk Knight released his amazing project “Late Knight Special” back in October. I was super proud of the project and become even prouder with the increasing success he’s having. This week, he released an awesome music video

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SHOP: Mystery of Violette Boxing

From spending time with family, giving (and getting!) gifts, and starting a new year, the holiday season is one of my favorites. In honor of the holiday,  Violette New York just released an awesome holiday mystery box. Surprise your friends and family

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SHOP: Violette New York’s Vintage Mickey Mouse Collection

Growing up, Mickey Mouse was one of my favorite cartoon characters. Since his creation in 1928, he’s become one of the most recognizable and popular figures in pop culture.  Although as a kid I wasn’t able to own anything Mickey

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LIFE: DJ’ing for Cadillac x Public School in Dubai! My very first time there!

When the email came in asking if I was interested to DJ for Cadillac x Public School’s debut collaboration in Dubai, I was all…”Public School? The homies! Cadillac? Iconic and the homies too. Dubai? Like, “duh!”. Who could turn that

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LIFE: 3 Simple Dishes To Compliment Your Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner

For those of you out there who are vegan, transitioning to vegan, or have a predominantly plant based diet like myself, I curated a list of 3 simple yet very delicious vegan recipes that you can add to your Thanksgiving

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