“I’m a good representation of the culture in this strange digital era,” says Vashtie.
Vashtie’s approach incorporates a core sensibility that marries the cosmopolitan to an unhinged street aesthetic, which is why Time Out New York once named her “Most Stylish New Yorker.” She challenges the boundaries of gender, beauty, and individuality embodied by the aesthetic of her brand Violette, which she launched in fall 2008.
in the East Village, where she fell into a vibrant DIY scene.
The avante garde press soon declared her “Downtown’s Sweetheart.” Vashtie quickly grew to be a multi-disciplinary force melding art and style with her original and refreshing perspective.
This season, it was '90s grunge girls, riot grrls, independent, young, hip, and kind of tough girls. Sofia Coppola—when she and Zoe Cassavetes had that short-lived TV show—Gwen Stefani, Kim Gordon, and Aaliyah. It was through Black Rainbow, the creative agency that's based out of Paris. My family's from Trinidad, but our lineage is a mix of mostly Indian, and my grandfather is African.
Gwen Stefani and Kim Gordon are basically opposites, but it still worked. The food in your house must be insane…But I'm raw vegan.
It left fans in shock but Cudi insisted it was all on good terms and that he knew six months ago that he would be leaving.
Black Enterprise coined her “Vashtie Kola: Curator of Cool.” Vashtie is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts where she studied film and grew up in Albany, New York as a first generation American of Trinidadian heritage.
When she established herself in New York in 1999, she found her way to places like the legendary Supreme skate shop on Lafayette St.
I first learned about Vashtie Kola around 2003 after she started dating Pharrell Williams.
Ehhhhh, I actually don’t like that I’m starting the post this way because she is soooooo much more than merely some celebrity’s ex-girlfriend. Fast-forward to 2015, Vashtie is a filmmaker, designer, DJ and an overall force to be reckoned with.