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SHOP: 90’s Lyric Inspired Violette Accessories & The Top 5 Throwback Jams That Inspired Them!

Like many of you, I am hugely inspired by the 90’s. Recently, I did a fun little capsule of accessories through my brand Violette and made some 90’s lyric inspired items; including an iPhone 5 & 6 case, sticky notes

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STYLE: My Balmain x H&M Collection Picks! #HMBalmainNation (Lookbook)

So, if you burden your daily life with following my silly SNAPS (@VASHTIEKOLA) and now my experimental PERISCOPES (@VASHTIE) – you might have noticed that I attended the amazing and extensive show for BALMAIN x H&M. When I say extensive, I

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Vashtie Hits the Road

Every Thursday I have my weekly residency at my 1992 the Party at Webster Hall, but over the next two weeks I’m taking my act on the road! I’ll be in the following cities…Visit the EVENTS section of my website

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LIFE: DJ’ing for Uncommon Sense on MTV2

Last week I received a sick opportunity to DJ for Charlamagne Tha God’s show Uncommon Sense on MTV2.  I got to put my turntable skills to the test on national television and had fun doing it while they brought on special guest

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Violette New York x Bowery Bob: Flowers for Towers

In honor of the tragic events that occurred on September 11th, Violette New York and Bowery Bob have collaborated on product to pay tribute to the city of New York and the brave FDNY Firefighters. “Flowers for Towers” is essentially

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Violette New York x Bowery Bob 1 of 1 Fire Extinguisher

In an effort to raise money and awareness for the firefighters who responded to the East Village fire in NYC earlier this year, my brand Violette New York & Bowery Bob have collab’ed on a 1 of 1 special edition purple

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READ: Vashtie’s Exclusive Interview with Complex Media

I had the pleasure of visiting the Complex offices in New York and sitting down with them for an exclusive interview. We talked about everything from my Puma collaborations, Violette New York, being a creative, and more. Below are a

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WATCH: Barneys Bag Love Video

Recently I had the honor of working with Barneys New York on their campaign for their Fall handbag line. It was an awesome shoot and an amazing experience! Watch the video below and head over to their website to view

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NEWS: Toxic Shock Radio with Vashtie & Elle Clay! LIVE NOW! Ep. 1 Feat. Angelo Baque

Some of you may remember a while back, that my best friend and I did a little Radio Show for Know Wave called #ToxicShockRadio. Our second episode was the only one uploaded and saved, but you can listen to our

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LIFE: Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Ab-Soul, The Underachievers, A$AP Ferg & More – First Annual Steez Day

Check out what went down behind-the-scenes as well as at the concert during Pro Era’s first annual STEEZ Day. The festival was established in honor of the collective’s fallen comrade, Capital STEEZ, taking place on July 7, what would have

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WATCH: Vashtie’s Showtime Show 3AM Episode Guide – Talks Tough Childhood, Breakups, Love & More!

ARVE Error: src mismatchurl: in: gen: comparisonurl: in: gen: Have you guys been watching my SHOWTIME SHOW 3AM?! Oh wow, it is such a wild ride. Between Internet Sensation Fat Jew, Slutty Photographer Kirill,

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NEWS: #PUMAXVASHTIE Violette Official Lookbook – Starring Vashtie & Luka By Eli Schmidt

So excited to share the lookbook images we shot for my #PUMAxVASHTIE Collection. 17 articles of clothing and 9 pairs of shoes! Here it is modeled by yours truly and dream boat Luka Sabbat. Photographed by Eli Schmidt. Styled by

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Take a sneak peak into my fast-paced life and the beauty regimen that keeps up with my very busy lifestyle!

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FLASHBACK: Directing Theophilus London’s “I Want You” (Summer 2010)

Just remembered that I voiced Theophilus’s Mixtape “I WANT YOU” and directed this little black and white gem for it! Originally posted on June 7th, 2010… *me, THEOPHILUS and ELLE “STEELY DAN” CLAY (NEW YORK, circa 2010) +++++ collaborating with

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VIDEO: Blood Orange x Gap – “It Is What It Is”

Check this adorable music video of the adorable Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes playing his shirt to one of my favorite tracks “It Is What It Is”… “Gap collaborates with Blood Orange for Play Your Stripes, a technology that turns

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VASHTIE TV: DKNY Editorial 2014 – Vashtie, Jae and Kim – Photographed by Eli Schmidt (VIDEO)

Check the latest VASHTIE TV EPISODE which catches me BEHIND THE SCENES of just one of my DKNY shoots. This one in particular was for a DKNY.COM Editorial and features my friends JAE PONDER & KIM MATLOVA! Photographed by ELI

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LIFE: Private ASAP Rocky Birthday Party – Max Fish AfterParty (10.4.14)

I’ve been behind on posts, I know. But, better late than never – right? I hope.Post Dinner, on our way to celebrate ASAP Rocky’s Birth! Music by J. Scott  

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NEWS: DKNY Resort 2015 National Campaign featuring Vashtie, Cara Delevigne and More! #WEARENYC

DKNY RESORT 2015 CAMPAIGN: Vashtie Kola, Cara Delevingne, Brandee Brown, Chelsea Leyland ++++++++++ Oh my goodness. As if modeling beside Cara Delevingne for DKNY & Opening Ceremony’s 90’s rerelease collection in 2013 wasn’t enough. 

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LIFE: DJ’ing for Nike at Up & Down – ILoveMakonnen, Shayne Oliver of HBA, Alex Sossah, Dennis Todisco, Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick & More (10.22.14)

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LIFE: DJ’ing for Rakuten at Owen NYC – Hanging with Nike International Friends Alex Sossah & More! (10.21.14)

Well, I’ve been very busy lately. I’ve been doing a lot of DJ’ing and Creative Directing work…once I can unveil the Creative Directing and Designing things, I know you will love it. Or maybe just like it…or maybe not care.

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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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BEHIND THE SCENES: Shooting a DKNY.COM Editorial by Amanda Alborano

Over the Summer I was asked to be featured in a DKNY.COOM editorial that would feature two of my friends. I called on my homies Jae Ponder and Kim Matulova for the for the 2 day shoot at Splashlight Studios.

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PRESS: Vashtie Kola – Cosmopolitan Magazine’s September Style Opener

A couple months ago I was asked by James Demolet and Shiona Turini to be the STYLE OPENER for COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE’S September Issue. I really didn’t think too much about it or really understand that it would be a whole

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LISTEN: Elle Clay’s Debut Comedy Mixtape #306Live Feat. Jungle Pussy & Vashtie

  Elle Clay on Vashtie Kola. 2008 As you all know. My homie and my ace, Elle Clay, has been by my side for years…providing comic relief in any situation and clowning your girl along the way (see above). She’s also

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LIFE: 24 Hours in Atlanta, Hosting For #RaurFest – Blue Flame with B.o.B. and Love & Hip Hop

Last month I went to Atlanta to hang with emerging artist, Raury. He asked me to host his very first show (which happened right after his 18th Birthday) and I was more than obliged…I was stoked! I took Elle with

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INTERVIEW: Vashtie for Into The Gloss – The Top Shelf (6.18.14)

And another interview with your favorite bushy-browed lady boy! This one is even more amazing, because its INTO THE GLOSS which is top notch when it comes to fashion, style and beauty. Needless to say, I am stoked to be

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Life: Dinner With The Creep Crew: Belated Birthday (5.12.14)

A few weeks ago, Angelo, Rafael and Elle took me to a lovely belated birthday dinner at  our favorite place. It was cozy and creepy, as usual. I love my familia! Angelo Baque and Minya…we ran int her having dinner

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LIFE: 1992 The Party at Webster Hall’s House Party; Q-Tip, Andre 3000, Jay Smith & More (3.15.14)

Vashtie and DJ Huggy Bear Last week we rocked our Webster Hall Thursday residency! Our friend Jay Smith aka Oulala Jay Smith of Black Rainbow Agency was in town from Paris and DJ’ed a set. Q-Tip came through and so did

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NEWS: Vashtie Featured As a Face for Macadamia Beauty!

I’m so excited to finally announce this! I am featured as one of the faces of MACADAMIA BEAUTY, alongside babes Maria Papathanasiou and Camila Morrone. The brand is amazing and I am honored to be apart of it. They literally

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NEWS: #BellesandWhistles / Whistles x Garance Doré feat. Vashtie Debuts at Style.Com (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

Elle Strauss Cecile Togni Jeanann Williams Yasmin Sewell Rebecca Dayan READ MORE AT STYLE.COM or BELOW. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WHISTLES whistles teams up with Garance Doré for #bellesandwhistles Whistles, the British contemporary fashion brand, has teamed up with Garance Doré to direct

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LIFE: Behind The Scenes – Shooting with Garance Doré & Whistles UK (5.5.14)

After a long weekend of traveling and DJ’ing in Vancouver and Los Angeles, it was an early Monday shoot with fashion phenom Garance Doré and Whistles UK. I was featured among a handful of incredible other women… Yasmin Sewell, a

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LIFE: Birthday Dinner at Jack’s Wife Freda with Int’l Friends; Black Rainbow, Alex Sossah, Jonny Shipes & More! (5.9.14)

So, yes…my birthday was April 23rd and no…I’m not one of those people that makes their birthday a month long celebration. I do, however, work a lot and travel (lately) so I have to break up birthday dinners with friends

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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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PRESS: Vashtie Feature in Snatch Magazine x Menilmontant, Eastern Paris x Photos By Louis Canadas (2013)

During my October trip to Paris, I was asked for to do a last minute interview and shoot by Snatch Magazine. It was freezing outside, and although I was reluctant – I did it. Well, it turned out pretty remarkable –

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LIFE: My Paris Trip x DJ’ing Ronnie Fieg’s Party at Silencio With #BeenTrill (1.13 – 1.17)

I am the luckiest lass! This is my 4th trip to Paris in the past year and it has been all for work. Woo hoo. This time around, I was asked to DJ for Ronnie Fieg’s Pop-Up Shop After-Party alongside

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LIFE: Heineken Friends & Family Holiday Dinner x Hosted by Vashtie x #HKNFF (12.19.13)

Special thanks to Heineken and Team Epiphany for giving me a fancy shmancy 50 person dinner at the W Hotel in Union Square. Music was provided by DJ Clark Kent and Photography was taken by Mel D. Cole. It was

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LIFE: DJ’ing The Chloe Store x Wynn Las Vegas (12.14.13)

Last weekend was Miami with the Revolt TV family and this previous weekend was Las Vegas with my Chloe Family. So much traveling in such a short time has left me in a whirlwind, but I cannot complain…in fact I’m

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