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Vashtie Kola is a mogul in the making. From creative director to model and designer, Vashtie’s resume is as impressive as her sense of style.

When the Trinidadian beauty isn’t DJing the hottest parties she’s rubbing shoulders with your favorite rappers. Her lifestyle is definitely one to be envied but will also inspire the sh*t out of you!

See why Vashtie Kola is the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic:

She’s Struggled With Body Positivity Just Like The Rest Of Us

She owns her sexuality, quirks, flaws, and insecurities. When Vashtie first stepped on the NYC scene, she was noted for her tomboy chic flare. But according to the socialite, body positivity has always been a personal struggle. “It’s taken me a lifetime to get sort of comfortable in my own skin,” Vashtie wrote candidly in a blog post on her website. “I’m now open to the idea of celebrating my figure.”

She Designs And Models Her Own Clothing Line

Since 2008 Vashtie has managed and designed her own clothing line, Violette New York. The NYC brand exudes cool taking cues from Vashtie’s island roots. From lighters to sweatshirts to phone cases, you can find something for everyone in the streetwear line.

She Hosts And DJs One Of The Hottest Parties In NYC

In between juggling her clothing line and modeling, Vashtie hosts as well as DJs a ’90s themed bash at Webster Hall alongside some of your favorite artists. Past performances have included Rae Sremmurd, Bridget Kelly, and Ty Dolla Sign. In the words of Vashtie, every night is “lit like Bic.”

She’s The First Woman To Design Her Own Pair Of Jordans

Although growing up Vashtie couldn’t afford a pair of Jordans, back in 2010 she was given the opportunity of a lifetime to create her own. Talk about “started from the bottom.”

She’s Besties With Your Favorite Rapper 

As a DJ and video director, Vashtie has worked with the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T and many more. We’re not too sure about her rapping skills, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she hopped on the track with one of her hip-hop homies.


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