At the same time she was also writing music video treatments for established directors such as Anthony Mandler, Lenny Bass and Dr. She wrote the treatment for Common's video "Testify" which starred Taraji P. During the same time, Kola styled and modeled for the clothing line Billionaire Boys Club.
2006: She was asked to re-vamp the company of Island Def Jam as director of creative services. A" Reid, president of Def Jam, said she would be "the one to keep the building cool, someone in tune with downtown cool and pop mainstream." That year Kola also started an monthly '90s party with her friend Oscar Sanchez called "1992".
But every good dance party starts with a killer soundtrack—something cool but still fun, loud but still smart.
Which is why we asked New York City video director, DJ, and DKNY model Vashtie Kola to give us a killer NYE playlist.
*liquid courage *sleeping KNOX it was not only a pleasure shooting THEOPHILUS and GLENN…it was gratifying!
Kola was born and raised in Albany, New York, and is of Indo-Trinidadian and Afro-Trinidadian descent.You’d think someone who got booed off BET just about three years ago couldn’t be described as such, or you could (depending on what your views of BET are). However, having worked with creative forces like Mark Ronson (who he’s also in a band with), and Damon Albarn (Gorillaz frontman), he’s being touted as a breath of fresh air to urban music, and rightly so. I just wanted to find my own niche, research my own music, hang out late at different clubs, do new music and just go to underground scenes and be a part of the culture that was around me. i had an idea for “I WANT YOU”, pitched it to THEO and it was done.this would be the most sexual piece of work i’ve ever created…listening to the song gave me all the visuals to work with.