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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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Beauty: Get Ready With Me: feat. Coco (VIDEO)

My friend Coco is just super sweet and adorable! I am loving the new video she did for Glossier, where she shares her morning and getting ready routine. I’ve never been much of a glamorous girl in the sense of

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MUSIC VIDEO: KIIARA – “GOLD”

I first heard this song last year during one of my BEATS 1 Connector Shifts. Oh, you ain’t know I also do work on Apple’s incredible Radio Station? Anyways, when I heard this very interesting song by KIIARA, it took

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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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LIFE: My Paris Fashion Week 2016 Photo Diary

I adore Paris and I am so lucky to be able to travel there for work. And literally, anything is possible in life. If you haven’t traveled to a new continent and want to, just know – it can be

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Cinematic: 3 Essential Stanley Kubrick Films You Must See Right Now!

16 years ago today we lost one of the best  – American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer Stanley Kubrick. Many other directors have cited him as inspiration (Stanley Kubrick is regarded by film critics and historians as one of the most

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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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Cinematic: C’était un Rendez-vous (“It was a date”) 1976 by Claude Lelouch (8 min. Short Film)

Paris is my second home after New York City. During my first trip there in 2003, it was love at first sight. Real talk. I grew up in the hood and Europe or the concept of it was, no pun intended,

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Directing: Theophilus London’s “I Want You” Music Video (2010)

In honor of my friend Theophilus London and in celebration of his birthday being today, I wanted to post an oldie but a goodie! This is from 2007, when I directed the video for his sultry song “I Want You”…which actually

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Fashion: My Top 5 Personal Favorite Jordan Moments

Just another post to honor the GOAT, Michael Jordan. I have had many favorite moments in favorite pairs of Jordans, but here are my Top 5 Personal Moments rocking Brand Jordan. 1. 2007 – Black Cement Jordan 3’s My Black

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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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LIFE: Modeling for Calvin Klein Jeans x Opening Ceremony in Elle Magazine

  Last Spring, I got a terrible case of food poisoning. They say that you have to find the positive in every negative and although the non-stop vomiting and simultaneous pooping made my life hell for 24-hours, it definitely became a

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NEWS: Pigalle’s Latest Collection is Nothing Less Than Parfait!

I can’t express enough how proud I am of my dear friend, designer, Stephane Ashpool! Stephane & Me 2014, Paris. His brand Pigalle, named after the the red-light district neighborhood he grew up in Paris, is quite literally murdering the men’s fashion

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LIFE: This International Playboy DJ’ed For PlayBoy!

  Whoa. If you read my last post on the TOP 10 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW (or probably didn’t know) ABOUT PLAYBOY, you may have found some revolutionary facts! In general, the magazine has done some incredible things and as a

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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: Christmas Gifting Myself New Gold Jewels

As you know, your girl loves loves loves gold. From the all gold G-Shock I designed… To the all gold Puma sneakers…if it can be dipped in gold, you best believe I’m going to do it. And as you know,

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LIFE: My Top 7 Moments of 2015 – Puma Collab, 5 Toshiba Commercials & DJ’ing for Drake & More!

Paris 2014 My life in the past 2 years has been a major roller coaster ride of mainly career ups and personal lows. It sounds very exciting and maybe a bit emo, but fam – you know I’m emo, what

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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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MUSIC: Vashtie’s Top 7 Christmas Tunes That Won’t Make You Puke

I’m not much of a holiday person and I’m definitely the last to hum along to a holiday tune playing in a Walgreen’s. I reason it’s because due to experiencing a childhood riddled with semi-precious moments and dotted with serious

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LIFE: DJ’ing For Post Malone & Ashlen on her Birthday in Dallas

Some of you who follow me may know that last week I went on my first vacation of the year, that got cut short 4 days for work in Miami. I got back Thursday and as I cozied up to

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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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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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Vash Daddy: Introducing Vashtie Posters & Tees

I spent the majority of my life covered up and behind the camera. I was always just more comfortable being quiet and living in boys clothing. As I’ve gotten older, I have reluctantly embraced change. I mean, I’m a typical stubborn Taurus

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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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LIFE: Behind The Scenes of My Art Film for Hotline Bling #UOHLB

Back in September, my friends and I got together to make a video for a song that I happened to love using a story I had written. Strangely enough, the story was written in 2008 to the song “HoustAtlantaVegas” by

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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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