Here at NYLON Guys we count our SoHo home base as a blessing—every week different creatives swing by to catch up, get coffee, and just kick it for a minute. This week Vashtie “Downtown’s Sweetheart” Kola stopped over to drop off hernewest Violette T-shirt and fill us in on what she’s been up to. If you aren’t already familiar with theartist-slash-video director-slash-clothing designer-slash-event producer just check out her websiteVashtie.com or keep up with her on twitter@Vashtie. Catch her on the road with partner-in-crime Oscar Sanchez this summer as they bring their party “1992” to a city near you. We asked Vashtie a few questions, check out our chat below.
NYLON Guys: What was your favorite cartoon/TV show as a kid? Vashtie Kola: Cartoon was Looney Tunes and X-Men. TV Show was Saved By The Bell and My So-Called Life.
NG: What was your favorite cereal? VK: Fruity Pebbles (when we weren’t on food stamps eating generic Cheerios)
NG:What was the first record you bought? VK:It was maybe Stone Temple Pilots Core or Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die.
NG:What was the first live show/concert you went to? VK:Janet Jackson from the janet. tour. My brother took me…two times.
NG:What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in high school? VK:Fashion editorials with Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss. Details Magazine interview spreads of Madonna, Mary J Blige, and NAS. Tour ads for shows like Lollapalooza because it had incredible artwork from artists like Frank Kozik or Phil Frost.