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Vashtie Kola

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  • Eye ColorBrown Eyes
  • Hair ColorBrunettes
  • Birthdate04/23/81
  • HometownBrooklyn, New York

About Vashtie Kola

Talented tastemaker Vashtie Kola has been making a name for herself in the music scene and her hometown of New York City since she started working on and directing music videos in the mid-2000s – including Common’s “Testify.”

The monthly 90s dance party she established around that time attracted A-listers like Jay-Z and Chanel Iman. While it was a lot of work, it only built up from there.

“You have to be dedicated to things you want because there’s a lot of hard work behind it,” she told Elite Daily. “You might not make money for a long time, but as long as you love it, it will fulfill you.”

In 2009, Vibe magazine included her in its list of the “31 most stylish people under 31.” Her style influence has only grown since then, as she’s designed a limited-edition Jordan sneaker and tried her hand at releasing a t-shirt line.

“She speaks a story that’s very relatable for these girls,” fashion designer Rachel Roy told The New York Times about Vashtie. “She’s aspirational in terms of what she’s done with her career, but she can walk into a room wearing high-tops and a t-shirt, and still be the sexiest woman in the room — which makes her sort of attainable.”

Judging from her Instagram profile, Vashtie’s personal style includes crop tops, bomber jackets, sneakers and pigtails – a little unisex, a lot tomboy.

More recently, she collaborated with Beats by Dre headphones to create a limited-edition pair and wrote, directed and appeared in Drake’s “Hotline Bling” music video.

What’s up next? She’d rather not say – or plan, really. “About a year ago, I was trying to do this one project, and I kept forcing it to happen, and nothing ended up coming of it,” Vashtie told The New York Times. “I’ve had so much success when things happen truly organically.”

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