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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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RECIPE: 3 Ingredient, Gluten-Free, Vegan Cookie (Low Cal & No Equipment Needed)

A few months ago, when the pandemic first hit and finding groceries was like digging for gold (or what I imagine that to have been like) – I stumbled upon a cookie recipe that answered all my prayers. I was

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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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3 Black Trans Women DJ’s You Need To Know!

I have been honored with being featured for my DJ work on some great lists amongst really incredible women, but I don’t think many of those lists have ever included Black Trans Women who are killing the game! Since I

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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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6 Trendy Sunglasses for Under $25

We recently posted 5 TRENDY SUNGLASSES UNDER $215  and a few of you replied saying that the price point was too high. Of course, I checked out the readers who replied (via their socials) and saw them decked out in

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5 Trendy Sunglasses for Summer Under 215$

*Image from the RetroSuperFuture x BornxRaised Collaboration. Summer 2020 may be partially quarantined, but you still need to protect your gazers from the sun. Here are 5 trendy frames to keep you styling and profiling, if only for the ‘gram!

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Recipe: Kimchi Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Thanks to the pandemic we are all flexing our Guy Fieri day dreams in real life, including me! I saw someone eating Kimchi Pancakes on Instagram and it inspired me to find a simple (vegan, gluten-free) recipe that I could

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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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10 Black Owned Wineries To Support Right Now!

If you’re a wine lover like me and you want to support Black Owned Wineries, then this list will make you very happy. Who doesn’t love a little sip and support?! In honor of National Rosé Day, let’s kick it

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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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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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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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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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LISTEN: #ONE16GOAT A Mixtape Celebrating Birthday Bae’s – Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs & Kate Moss

  Today is the 2 year anniversary of my mixtape – #ONE16GOAT. It was 2 years ago when I discovered that Aaliyah, Sade, FKA Twigs and Kate Moss (just a few of the most enchanting and godly women to walk

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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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Your Favorite #ThrowbackThursday Outfits Are Making a Comeback

It has long been said that trends repeat themselves every few decades, and this decade has been no different. This decade brought us the revival of leggings, big earrings, and extra-long nails; each trend returning more glorious than its original

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We Gathered 6 Vegan Wines Under $30 To Enjoy Over The Holidays

“Aren’t all wines vegan or at least vegetarian?”  Unfortunately, that is not the case, and understandably the majority of us are oblivious to this truth. “The reason that all wines are not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly has to do with

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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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THROWBACK: Vashtie & Kid Cudi’s Hilarious Short Film (2008)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 11 years this month since me and Kid Cudi were bored one Friday night before heading out to my party (“Open” at Santos with Q-Tip) and decided to have some fun with the video

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LIFE: I DJ’ed alongside Tame Impala & Tierra Wack, Got Strangled by a Ghost & Partied with 6Lack!

So last week Friday, I had an early morning flight to Chicago – a city I love, but don’t get to visit often. I had a job at Lollapalooza and then I was later DJ’ing that same night at SoHo

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Loyal Duce Drops Visual For “Uncensored” With A Cameo From Va$htie

Today, New York rapper Loyal Duce dropped his visual for “Uncensored” which features lyrics about Vashtie. The video has a special cameo from our girl as well, peep Vashties video girl moment below:

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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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#HappyBirthdayVashtie: Memorable Moments Over The Past Year!

Today is a special day, it’s the Don Dada’s birthday and another beautiful year around the sun for Vashtie. This past year has been filled with loads of memorable moments and we wanted to highlight them in celebration of her

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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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Vashtie’s Parisian Favorites

Paris, the city of lights and love. Home to an overflow of exquisite culture, art, fashion, and above all history. This city is admired by many, and a longing destination for most. While we’re all waiting to check it off

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Kick Off Black History Month These 3 Easy To Watch/Listen to Videos of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni with James Baldwin!

Life is so busy! Between staying alive and warm, trying to be healthy, the hustle of work and social commitments; taking time to educating yourself on things can be a challenge. For a while now, I have found that –

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GQ Paris Men’s Fashion Week Party at L’Avenue – Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Pusha-T and more!

Fashion Week in Paris is always a wild experience. I’m not sure if it’s the combination of champagne, jet lag and couture…but it has a real good knack for taking my antisocial qualities and turning them into “Girls Gone Wild”,

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Being Shot By Legendary Photographer (& My Old Boss) Photographer Jamil GS

It was the summer before my senior year of the School of Visual Arts and I needed a second job, something day-time that could balance my night job of cocktail waitressing. College for anyone is expensive, but private art school

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5 Reasons to Try #DryJanuary

Post holiday season celebrations, you may find yourself feeling in need of a detox. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve been over-eating and over-drinking since Thanksgiving. But…’twas the holiday season! Now…it’s January 1st. Are you ready to dry #DryJanuary?!

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Vashtie’s Evening Makeup Essentials For A Go-To Glam Look

Getting glammed up is a major part of Vashtie’s day to day as a DJ and model. From photo shoots to gigs and appearances her glam squad always pulls up to ensure that her face is beat to perfection. However,

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