Vashtie Kola is a Jill of all trades. She’s a DJ, Blogger, Model, Creative Consultant, Designer (Violette NYC), and Director. She has directed videos for artists like Solange, CRS, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar and Theophilus London. She’s also the first woman to design her own Jordan line and has collaborated with brands like Puma, DKNY and G-Shock. My first glimpse of Vashtie was on Fruition’s website back in 2008 and she’s been an inspiration since (with her work ethic and her tomboy/girly style). She’s Downtown’s Sweetheart and a true hustler. Her style and work has inspired this new alternative generation. Check out her mixtape, When Thugs Cry.