EXPOSED: Vashtie Kola gives a rare insight into the world of the famous artist, designer and party promoter as she travels back to, her home island, Trinidad for a 3-day trip. There, she collaborates with local talent to create her new Violette lookbook, taps into her sexier side for a photo shoot with renowned celebrity photographer, Jonathan Mannion and most importantly, reunites with the cousins that reveal a side of Vashtie that very few have ever seen. Kola gives her viewers an exceptionally honest look at connection to her heritage, where she has come from and, with her rocketing fame, where she is going.
EXPOSED. Beyond the personality, there's a person.
EXPOSED offers a stripped down view of the person behind the personality of some of the region’s biggest names in entertainment, sports, fashion, politics, literature and more.
EXPOSED gives the element of privacy brought about by a one-on-one interview setup, taking viewers into a rare one-on-one conversation with their favorite Caribbean-born or bred celebrities and getting the background, stories and unknown facts of the people they only know from afar. By handpicking individuals that have made their images public but to this point have maintained private lives, each installment of EXPOSED brings untold stories, new revelations and never before heard truths of the famous people you THOUGHT you knew.
EXPOSED takes viewers behind the glitz and glamour and offers a stripped down view of the person behind the personality of some of the Caribbean region’s biggest names in entertainment, sports, fashion, politics, literature and more.
Vashtie Kola has worked and built close relationships with industry names such as Jay Z, P Diddy, Justin Bieber, Nas, Drake, Keri Hilson, and others.
In 2005, she was signed to Box Fresh Pictures as a Music Video and Film Director alongside Anthony Mandler. Many of her first videos were done with this company, including videos for artists such as Beans, J-Status and Tony Hussle. At the same time she was also writing music video treatments for established directors such as Anthony Mandler, Lenny Bass and Dr. Teeth. She wrote the treatment for Common's video "Testify" which starred Taraji P. Henson and Wood Harris. During the same time, Vashtie styled and modeled for the clothing line, Billionaire Boys Club.
In 2006, at the age of 25, she was asked to re-vamp the company of Island Def Jam as Director of Creative Services. Antoine. "L.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." She currently still acts as a creative consultant for major brands and companies such as Universal Def Jam, Atlantic Records, Highline[disambiguation needed], among others.
In March 2009, Vibe listed the "31 Most Stylish People Under 31" with Vashtie coming in at the 23rd spot among names like Kanye West, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake.