Marjon Rebecca Carlos: Black Girl Crush Series, Part 3: Vashtie Kola
Huffington Post - over 4 years
To be sure, the allure of the tomboy has stretched over time, mediums, and cultures, the beguiling assemblage of female magnetism and male dominance funneled into a single physical embodiment. Simply look at screen god(desses) Marlene Dietrich and Diane Keaton, jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday, or even Joan of Arc for verifiable proof: the bold, unconventional, yet glamorous sway of gamines has seemingly always had an impact on art, society, fashion, and history.
Within a modern context, though, no one seems to embody tomboy style quite like Downtown New York's polymath/"sweetheart", Vashtie Kola. The artist, designer, video director, brand consultant, professional party hostess-with-the-mostest, dominates the hip hybrid scenes of fashion, hip-hop, and art in denim cutoffs, Air Jordans (of her own design), a tee (also of her own design), and a flip of her enviable bushel of curls.
Such an effortless uniform still makes quite a statement while she's busy directing mus
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